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  1. 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. Ticket distribution times and which tickets are given out in any particular session, are subject to change with or without notice. Both the policy and the autograph ticket distribution schedule, can be viewed by clicking the button link below. https://guidebook.com/guide/149020/poi/12104139/?pcat=745869.
  2. The CTA has announced that there will be maintenance on the Blue Line during Anime Central 2019. Passengers will be required to disembark between Jefferson and Harlem and the CTA will provide free bus shuttles between the stations. Attendees taking the Blue Line should allow for extra travel time to and from Anime Central.
  3. Guidebook webpage address?

    The Guidebook maps are the current maps for 2019. The map in the post above is from last year, and does not reflect some of the changes to the function spaces this year.
  4. Average Wait For Badge Line

    There are events going on throughout the course of the weekend, but areas like the Exhibit Hall and Artist Alley open at 10a. Once the schedule is released you’ll have a better idea of what events are happening when. The schedule is typically released at the end of April or early May. But we’ll make an announcement when it’s available.
  5. Where do I find the guidebook?

    We will make announcements on our website and social media when our guide is available on Guidebook.
  6. First Time at the Hyatt!

    That’s awesome, thanks for the update.
  7. First Time at the Hyatt!

    The Hyatt does have ice machines in the hallways. They do have a stocked mini fridge, but you will not be able to store things in them. So it’s best to bring a cooler to store things that need to be cooled.
  8. A lot has changed since 2008. Attendance has doubled since then, and while I can’t remember the exact number of exhibitors that were there in 2008, Hall A is entirely filled with Industry booths and Exhibitors. In 2008 the hall was still being shared by many things, some panels, the Artist Alley, etc. If you’re looking for a specific Exhibitor, there is a listing of who is coming on our website (http://www.acen.org/exhibitors-industry/participant-listing/). Registration has been really streamlined since 2008. Last year, I don’t remember seeing the at-con registration being longer than an hour during peak times. This can be avoided too by having your badge mailed to you. ACen also expanded into other areas of the convention center, a lot. We have a separate hall for the Artist Alley, taken many of the ballrooms for panel programming, and last year moved video gaming into another hall.
  9. One Piece 2019 Gathering

    Information on policies and hosting gatherings can be found at the link below. http://www.acen.org/programming/costume-events/cosplay-meet-ups/
  10. AMV FAQ's

    Anime Central AMV Contest FAQ Here are some commonly-asked questions about our contest. If there’s ever any doubt, feel free to send us a message on facebook or at amv@acen.org, but hopefully this should address the most common concerns. When will the contest entries be shown? Since we won’t know how much time to allot to showings until we have the entries in hand, we won’t have an exact time slot until closer to the date of the convention, but our (tentative) schedule for contest entries is: Friday Evening. Saturday Afternoon. Sunday Morning. Where will the videos be shown? The AMV room is located with the other video programming rooms on the ground floor of the Hyatt. In particular, we have been located in the Lindberg room for the past several years, and we will be there again in 2019. What’s with the change in contest categories? While several of us have a deep fondness for the horror category, it sadly has yielded up only a handful of entries over the past two years. As such, we have eliminated horror as a category, folding it back into the drama category, which has now been divided into heartwarming and heartwrenching subcategories to reflect the increased number of entries in an already large category. We may make further changes based on the results from this year. I have submitted a video, but I’m not sure whether it’s better suited for category X or Y... If you have an entry that you don’t feel fits easily into a given category, please ask us! We cannot change a video’s category, even if we feel it would be better suited in a different part of the competition, without the creator requesting it. Similarly, in the interest of fairness, we can’t suggest a change to a creator without risking introducing bias to the results. As such, if you want our opinion, you have to ask, or we are duty-bound to keep the entry as-is, even if we personally don’t agree with its placement. Is [X] considered as anime or anime/related for the purposes of this contest? In the vast majority of cases, yes. We’ve received variants on this question for just about any series you care to name: RWBY, Final Fantasy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Steven Universe, and numerous others. Of all of the entries we’ve received in the past few years, we have not yet had an example of a video that we would consider “not an AMV” for the purposes of our contest. If you’re still unsure, feel free to ask us, but you’re probably good to use whatever video source you want, provided that it is at least anime-adjacent. What is considered “excessive” violence/nudity/profanity/etc? The AMV room is open to all attendees, including children. As such, any video that we show should be appropriate for showing without drawing the ire of parents. Again, if you’re uncertain, you may ask, but common sense should always be the guiding principle. As long as your entry isn’t in extraordinarily bad taste, you’re probably okay. We do screen adult-only AMVs during late night blocks, but any entry that is considered unsuitable for general viewing will only be shown during late night blocks, and not during the general contest showings. Best Practices Guidelines: Not so much FAQs, but rather a set of principles to ensure your video has its best chance at success: Length: Try to avoid videos that are very short (less than 1 minute) or excessively long (more than 5 minutes). This is not a hard and fast rule, as we have had exemplary videos that have been outside these boundaries, but short videos tend to be overshadowed by their more substantial brethren, and long videos can very easily overstay their welcome. Watermarks, screen text, and subtitles: On-screen text, including subtitles and watermarks, are best kept to a minimum. If it doesn’t contribute anything meaningful to the quality of the video, consider going without.
  11. convention in los angelesor NJ.

    Anime Central will be held May 17-19, 2019. The organizers behind Anime Central have no plans at this time to hold additional events outside of Illinois.
  12. 2019 Guest Request Survey

    Our Guest Relations is currently collecting Guest requests for the 2019 convention! If you’ve been dying to see a guest come out to ACen, now is a great time to let them know! We may not be able to invite every request submitted, but thanks for your feedback! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QT95T6T
  13. Are strollers allowed?

    There’s no policy against them, but like @slinkysan said as long as they’re not to big you should be fine. Some places like the walkways that connect the convention centers are tight, so if you have a double side by side stroller you might want to walk outside rather than use the walkway. Mother than that though, there’s plenty of room in nearly all the other spaces for them.
  14. King-size bed room available at the Hyatt Regency

    I’ve locked this since the room is not available.
  15. Looking for roommates (Hyatt Regency)

    Closed as requested.