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OTAQUEST announces partnership with Anime Central

OTAQUEST announces partnership with Anime Central and additional programming for OTAQUEST CONNECT Tokyo, Japan (July 21, 2020) – OTAQUEST is excited to announce their partnership with the Midwest Animation Promotion Society (M.A.P.S.) for their upcoming online convention event, OTAQUEST CONNECT. In addition, OTAQUEST is proud to reveal OTAQUEST // PLUGGED IN, an online musical event taking place during OTAQUEST CONNECT on Saturday August 15th, alongside an additional concert program on Sunday August 16th. OTAQUEST CONNECT Powered by Anime Central will…

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ACen Online Merchandise Orders

During our Anime Central Online event in May, we opened an online store offering select merchandise. The store was only open during the online event; however, we wanted to give you all an update on these orders and a place to reach out if you need help with these orders. July Order Update The pre-order items have come in, and the remaining orders have shipped out as of 7/11. Please allow 2-5 business days for shipping. If you have any…

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The Midwest Animation Promotion Society Scholarship Program

The Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) would like to share some information about our annual scholarship program: Each year MAPS awards $9000 in four scholarships to students in our community who appreciate our mission to help them follow their passions! A first prize of $3000 and a second prize of $1500 are available for full time college students majoring in each of the following studies: The Rider Scholarship for Japanese Language, Literature and Asian Studies and the M.A.P.S. scholarship for Illustration and…

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Anime Central 2020 Graduation

We’ve all experienced many changes in the way we go about our days during this world pandemic. Mostly we feel the effects of physical distancing and how that informs our day to day life, our changed interactions with people, and the events we look forward to all year round. When we got together as a team, we began to talk about how we can support our community and handle those feelings of disconnection and loss. There’s a group of our…

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Anime Central Online: Cosplay Collage

As you know, and to the disappointment of all, Anime Central 2020 has been cancelled. However, the ACen spirit is still fighting and the opportunity to share your costume lives on! We are pleased to offer a Cosplay Collage to showcase the costumes our community has been planning. Even while practicing social distancing, let’s come virtually together to celebrate our creativity and craftsmanship! The Costume Events staff (Masquerade, Gatherings, Hall Cosplay) is hereby requesting a 7-10 second video of you…

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Cancellation of Anime Central 2020

Dear Anime Central Community, We want to thank all of you for being patient with us while we have been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and what that means for the event and your safety.  We have been working closely with our internal teams and external partners to fully grasp and understand all the options available to us, and most importantly, if we would be able to deliver the same quality of an event safely.   With that being said,…

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Information for our Attendees regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

3/20/2020: Cancellation of Anime Central 2020 We want to thank all of you for being patient with us while we have been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and what that means for the event and your safety.  We have been working closely with our internal teams and external partners to fully grasp and understand all the options available to us, and most importantly, if we would be able to deliver the same quality of an event safely.   With that…

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Soapbubble Auditions 2020

It’s about that time where we will be opening up Soapbubble auditions for dancers and DJs for 2020! This year the Soapbubble will be our EDM event on the Friday night of our convention. Auditions for DJs Send a 10-minute demo showcasing your genre of choice and technical skill to soapbubble@acen.org. Along with your demo, you need to include a resume of the gigs you have performed at and details of your DJ experience. The best of the submissions will be…

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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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