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  3. Conventions are a great way to meet lots of other people who share your interests, to get a chance to see the pros in the business (meet guest artists and such), buy cool stuff, do cosplay, get lots of ideas, and possibly find out about more anime and manga that you didn't already know about.
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  5. Guest Request

    I don't know why, but it wont let me take the guest survey. Anyway, here are my top 5 guest requests!! 1. Colleen Clinkenbeard 2. Christine Marie Cabanos 3. Jamie Marchi 4. Caitlin Glass 5. Sarah Williams Thanks!
  6. Artist Alley 2019 Notification

    Once the Lottery Submission process closes, we begin our community review, to ensure that the product categories reported on the submissions match the online portfolios. Once this is completed, each viable submission is pulled at random to fill the open categories in the hall, until the tables are all assigned. We have no time table for this process, as it can fluctuate based on the number of submissions, and the number of individuals helping to verify submissions match portfolios, but we are trying very hard to have it completed before November is out. To address your concerns related to number of a certain product type in the hall, we distribute the lottery numbers according to what we see in the market nationwide, and based on submission volume. We do not artificially increase the prevalence of any category based solely on any individual’s product type preferences. To address your concerns about the ethnicity of artists in attendance, we do not ask for nor research an individual’s ethnicity.
  7. Artist Alley 2019 Notification

    Have all artist alley 2019 acceptance notices been sent out? Furthermore, why are there always so many print artist an no other mediums? This seems pretty skewed in the sense that handmade artist are slighted and print artist are oversaturated and don't get proper acknowledgement. Furthermore, why is there always a lack of representation among minority artist at ACen? I was one of 6 African American artist last year, that's a low number, especially for an event held so close to Chicago...seems super skewed all around. And I know it's a 'lottery' but I'm a data analyst and I know that systems like that can have the inputs manipulated to skew the results.
  8. I asked via twitter but I never got an answer. If the answer is online and I didn't see it I am sorry to bother the forums.
  9. 2019 Artist Alley Lottery

    We didn't even receive the "submissions are open" email as I had received the past three years. That's a shame. I wish I could afford the retail space so that I could finally get my art into your show, but they are above and beyond the prices I can afford. I will let the other several artists know that we're all out of luck. Thank you for your reply.
  10. 2019 Artist Alley Lottery

    Hi Brianne, The Artist Alley Lottery has opened and closed on the same dates for the past several years. We do apologize if anyone missed the announcements on our social media outlets, and our website. Approval emails for the lottery have not gone out yet. We are still reviewing the submissions to confirm that the product categories selected for intended sales are the products displayed on the online portfolio. We also review the applicants to confirm that retailers are not attempting to obtain an Artist Alley location, when they should be applying for a retail location in that portion of the hall.
  11. 2019 Artist Alley Lottery

    So, the past few years, I had gotten the email about the artist alley lottery registration being open. I have not received that email this year. When I go to the registration page, it says that the registration period was between Oct 1-Oct 15. Now, I'm friends with several other artists that have had tables (one even was there last year), and none of them have gotten emails either. Are we just out of luck? Or have the emails not gone out? Awaiting response Brianne A. FrankenWerks Studios
  12. Hello Guys today I bring you an AMW of Tales Of Zestiria the X another masterpiece.
  13. What's Next On Your Anime List?

    Pondering what I presently can't seem to see torments me. I have an inclination that I've missed a great deal, however, I accuse cash issues, overspending on insane irregular stuff, and obviously charges. Be that as it may, starting at now, I've incorporated a short rundown of recommended animes dependent on my present tastes. These incorporate later shows, likely finished off by Gurren Lagann, presumably the most exceedingly recommended Mushoku Tensei Manga arrangement on my rundown, trailed by Strike Witches and Bamboo Blade, the two of which I have been recommended by wrex. I likewise ought to get to watching Outlaw Star and Trigun too. Appears to be a quite little begin from my hop off point I know.
  14. A good read about Legend of Zelda, here you go Twilight Princess
  15. Role Purpose: IRT Rules Enforcement shifts consist of roaming the convention grounds, responding to incidents, looking for rules violations, making sure that IRT is nearby if attendees need them, and helping attendees. They are also responsible for some more direct policy enforcement, such as making sure the elevators in the Hyatt are not overloaded. The Rules Enforcement sub-department has options for the hotel (days, mids, nights), as well as an option for the Exhibit Hall. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Directly interacts with attendees to answer questions and help. Patrols hotel area Elevator monitoring Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  16. Role Purpose: IRT Special Events is responsible for crowd control and rules enforcement inside ACen’s largest and loudest events, such as the Soap Bubble. They ensure that IRT has a presence inside these events and that everyone in them is safe. They are also responsible for making sure no-one who is not authorized goes into the events and the surrounding back hallways. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Directly interacts with attendees to answer questions and help. Patrols inside Main Programming areas and back hallways of their areas Maintain safety of attendees and hotel property Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability speak loudly without yelling. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. Ability to work in dark areas with strobe lights and loud music for prolonged amounts of time If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  17. Role Purpose: IRT Administration is responsible for maintaining the Pen, keeping track of IRT’s supplies, checking in and out equipment such as vests and radios, running op check-in and check-out at the beginning and end of the convention, and collecting and checking paperwork. Though working in Administration is not the most glamorous job on IRT, it is one of the most important. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Databasing incident reports as they are collected Maintain the Pen Check-In and Check-Out supplies/Track inventory Track staff at event/Track staff paperwork Log major incidents/outcomes in the registration database Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. High level of organizational skills Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to thisposition at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does notprescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  18. Role Purpose: IRT Dispatch directs information flow and communications for the department, and keeps track of all of the activities IRT is engaged in on the floor. Commanders work with the dispatchers assigned to their shifts or teams to make sure there is adequate coverage in their areas, and dispatchers are responsible for directing ops and teams, supplying information to ops, and managing their rotations and breaks. Duties: Monitor and track radio traffic via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Logs incidents with detail Communicate op assignments and rotations Communicate with upper management for elevated situations Log major incidents/outcomes in the registration database Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. Ability to work in dark areas for prolonged amounts of time Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  19. Role Purpose: To act as a point of contact in assisting attendees in enjoying the convention by identifying and aiding with accessibility concerns. Duties: Document, process, and guide attendees in receiving specialty badges. Acts as guide and information point of contact to attendees. Aids attendees with accessibility concerns. Greets and reaches out to attendees with accessibility concerns. Process attendees payments for badges. Monitors and responds to radio communications Responsible for maintaining the order in line at our booths. Other duties as assigned Skills/Pre-Requisites: Active Listening and Observation Skills Bookkeeping Skills Discretion Handle Cash Transactions Detail Oriented Fluent in ASL (preferred) If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Event Accessibility Services or EAS' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  20. Role Purpose: IRT Line Control ops are responsible for managing lines for large events all around the convention such as those outside the Grand Ballroom and the Rosemont Ballroom. For many attendees, Line Control ops will be the most frequent kind of IRT ops they interact with. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Directly interacts with attendees to answer questions and help. Patrols line areas Maintain orderly lines in high traffic area Badging and ID checks into Main Programming events Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability speak loudly without yelling. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  21. Pre-Convention Registration (Full Weekend Access) Sep. 1 – Oct. 1 Oct 2. – Jan. 1 Jan. 2 – Apr. 1 Apr.2 – May 14. May 15 – May 19 Toddler (Ages 0-5) Free* Free* Free* Free* Free* Child (Ages 6-12) $10 $10 $10 $15 $15 Adult (Ages 13+) $48 $53 $58 $70 $70 * A maximum of 2 free toddler memberships can be provided for each paying adult. Membership Badge Mailing Attendee memberships that are fully paid by April 1, 2019 are eligible for badge mailing at an additional $2 per membership badge. Mailing is only available for purchase until April 1, 2019. All other membership purchases will be available for pickup with photo ID during the convention at a Will Call station in the Registration Hall. Membership badges will be mailed in early April, so keep an eye on the website for announcements.
  22. Role Purpose: The Guest Logistics department provides support and assistance to guests of honor as it relates to the convention. Duties: Assisting with transportation for Guest of Honor Arranging for travel for Guest of Honor for excursions Via a transportation service or directly driving yourself Assisting with airport pickups and departures for Guests of Honor Assisting with planning excursions for Guest of Honor Coordinating outings with Guest Assistants department Looking up venues and related information in the area for excursions as needed Making reservations for excursions Providing information services for the Guest Relations section Assist with keeping track of Guest of Honor location during the convention Assist with answering radio calls for the Guest Relations section providing information as needed regarding Guest of Honor activities Assisting with other tasks as needed Skills/Prerequisites: Meet the requirements for volunteering at ACen Ability to be able to drive strongly preferred Have a valid drivers license and good driving record Availability Thursday Morning through Sunday afternoon Availability Monday morning preferred but not required Ability to work long hours (lots of walking) Professionalism and ability to stay organized while multi-tasking Prior convention experience and knowledge a plus but not required If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Guest Logistics' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  23. Role Purpose: Guest Assistant Interpreters provide support and assistance to Guests of Honor as it relates to the convention Duties: Coordinating communication and necessary translation tasks for Guests of Honor during the convention (Japanese to English/English to Japanese) Planning and assisting with guest-related events while coordinating with other departments as needed Assisting in managing travel arrangements Going out on social outings Wearing business casual attire Assisting with other tasks as needed Skills/Prerequisites: Eligible to volunteer at ACen (See Volunteer Staff Requirements at (http://www.acen.org/about-us/volunteer/) Fluent, formal (teineigo) Japanese speaking skill Ability to interpret and translate English into Japanese and Japanese into English Availability Thursday through Sunday of the event Availability to also work Monday morning a plus but not required Ability to work long hours and walk and stand for extended amounts of time High level of professionalism Customer service experience Ability to stay organized while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment Excellent verbal communication skills Prior convention experience and knowledge a plus but not required Knowledge of anime industry-related Japanese a plus but not required If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Guest Relations Assistants' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  24. Role Purpose: Provide guidance and support to departments within the Sales Section during the annual Anime Central planning year and event. Duties: Develop contacts with advertising partners as well as implement advertising strategy and execute agreements Assist sales departments on inventory management, staff hiring, scheduling, and SOPs Work with the sales team to ensure operational and customer service excellence Coordinate with department managers to ensure deadlines are being met Track Sales Section purchases and budget utilization to ensure department spend is within budget Assist the Senior Sales Manager with supervising event operations and improving operational efficacy Skills/Prerequisites: Prioritize important matters and attended to quickly Strong time management and organizational skills Leadership Experience Inventory or Budget Management experience a plus Appreciation of Disney Sing-a-Longs Requirements: Sales, marketing, or retail experience a plus Assistants must have at least one (1) year of current volunteer staff experience in the Midwest Animation Promotion Society. To Apply Submit resume and cover letter to sales-sectionchief@acen.org and vss@mapsevents.org by 10/15/2018 Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  25. Role Purpose: Develop and drive department initiatives of the convention for Artists and Retailers. Lead efforts to develop and maintain relationships with new and existing exhibiting partners in support of department and organizational needs. Duties: Respond to Emails within 48 Hours Keep un-archived Emails below 50. Accurately answer emails from Artists, Retailers, and organization committees to the best of your ability while seeking knowledge for unknown answers from Department Manager. Attract potential staff to the Department that have talents beneficial to the Department's success. Perform "Well-Checks" on Retailers, Artists, and Volunteer Staff to audit current operations. Ability to learn operational policy and knowledge to full fill manager on duty activities Work and coach staff so that they meet their responsibilities and assist the primary event fulfilling all associated functions Support department hiring needs pre event. Use, respond, answer to Radio Calls during the event. Take initiative to recommend updates to department policies and functions throughout the year. Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service and Conflict Resolution skills Problem Solving and Documentation Basic Math and Language Comprehension skills Ability to commit to pre and post event responsibilities in addition to at event responsibilities Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. To Apply Submit resume and cover letter to exhibitspace@acen.org and vss@mapsevents.org Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  26. Role Purpose: Main Events Team Members are responsible for overseeing activities and events within the Main Events programming space and coordinating with other departments as necessary. Duties: Act in a Professional manner and present a Courteous and Polite demeanor. Maintain calm during stressful and chaotic situations. General knowledge of the Convention in support of the attendee experience. Crowd Control Management: maintain current headcounts; assist with seating and backstage operations; and check IDs for 18+ Main Events. Maintain communication with the Main Events Manager & Assistant Managers. Refresh schedules and documents as needed internally and with outside departments. Assist attendees and other staff and escalate issues to the appropriate department/level. Report on time for all scheduled shifts and remain on duty until relieved. Execute department initiatives and other duties as assigned by the Department Manager. Skills/Prerequisites: Convention staffing experience preferred, but not required. Ninja training a bonus! Theater, technical stage crew, or stage management highly preferred, but willing to train. Requirements: Attendance at training events prior to/at the convention and at least one set of Crew Blacks. Departmental Meeting directly following the last all staff meeting at the Hyatt. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Main Events' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  27. Hey guys Top 7 Animes More Powerful Than One God.
  28. Fate Stay Night

    Hi guys, today I bring you an AMV from Fate Stay Night, another work of art in the anime.
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