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ACEN 2020 Exhibitor and Artist forms are now open!

This year there is one form for both exhibitors and artists to do their sign up on. Please note filling out this form does not guarantee placement in any of our exhibits. For specific details on each type of booth option and to decide which path to choose visit Exhibitor and Artist Alley pages. Please note you may not apply for both, if you do your company will forfeit its chance to apply with us.

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Anime Central Forums to Close 8/1/2019

The forums have been a place for staff and attendees to hang out, get on the hype train for the next convention and give feedback for more than a decade; however, all good things come to an end.  The decision has been made to shut down the forums on 8/1/2019.  We want to thank all the forum goers for all their support over the years. Be sure to follow us on all our social media platforms for all the latest updates for…

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Guest Request Form

Have you been wishing to see your favorite guest appear at ACen?  We want to hear from you to get an idea of who you would like to see.  We are now accepting guest requests for our 2020 convention! Thanks for your input!

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Lost and Found

During the Convention, lost items are turned into our Customer Service teams on site and we have some items from this years convention. If you are missing something, and want to know if we found it, click the button below and fill out the form. If we have it or have more questions about the item we will contact you. Please note, we do not keep any cosplay items or props in lost and found after the convention has ended.…

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2019 Autograph Ticket Distribution

Autograph ticket distribution sessions have been added to Guidebook to help make it easier to identify which tickets we will give out at each distribution. Please note, that distribution times for a few of our sessions have been adjusted so that they are not conflicting with their other events. For example, we will not be distributing autograph tickets for the musicians during their concerts. We encourage all attendees to review these sessions so that they can plan their schedules accordingly.…

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ACen 2019 Guidebook

The Anime Central 2019 Guidebook is here so you can download the app and begin planning all the fun you can squeeze into one weekend! To get this app you need to download Guidebook from your apple or android app store and search the guide AnimeCentral2019! Within this guidebook you have the whole schedule of events right at your finger tips. You can make custom to do lists, build your schedule for ACen and even set alarms for the events…

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Membership Badge Mailing

Attendee memberships that were fully paid by April 1, 2019 were eligible for badge shipping at an additional $2 per membership badge. Thanks to the hard work of our staff, we are happy to announce that we mailed out all eligible membership badges on Saturday, April 6! Answers to frequently asked questions about badge mailing can be here. All other membership purchases will be available for pickup with a photo ID during the convention at a Will Call station in the Registration Hall.

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Volunteer Fair for ACen 2019: Join the ACen Team!

Ever thought of joining the ACen team? Want to be in the heart of all the planning, action, and behind the scenes excitement? Please join us for our Volunteer Drive on October 13th from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Come learn about what it takes to be a part of the team and the cool perks volunteering has to offer. Team managers will be interviewing and on-boarding candidates on the spot for a variety of positions! You…

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Thank you for joining us at Anime Central 2018!

Thank you for joining us at Anime Central 2018! We had an amazing year and are so excited to have shared it with you! We want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of our community and creating the welcoming, exciting, and friendly vibes at Anime Central! We hope to see you next year May 17-19th, 2019!   Our event feedback form is now open as well if you would like to share some of…

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