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  1. Where do I find the guidebook?

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

    That’s awesome, thanks for the update.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. King-size bed room available at the Hyatt Regency

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

    Closed as requested.
  12. Anyone need a room for the weekend?(2018)

    I’ve moved this to the roommate zone.
  13. Double bed Room (x2) available at the Hyatt Regency

    Locked as requested.
  14. Long long time :O

    Welcome back lover of Final Fantasy Tactics :).
  15. Gun prop disabled?

    All gun like props must have an orange tip according to our rules. Our IRT team would be the best place to ask though. They can be reached at irt@acen.org.
  16. Roomie wanted for Double Tree (full)

    I’ll lock this thread since the room is full, let me know if you need it reopened :).
  17. Volunteer staff do not buy a membership for the convention, but commit to working 24 hours throughout the weekend in a single department (Thursday thru Sunday). Staffers may get crash space as well. Convention Support are attendees that have paid for their badge, but do not have the weekend commitment or to a single department. They work to roll over their membership another year. More information can be found on our website as well. http://www.acen.org/about-us/volunteer/
  18. Locked as requested.
  19. Hey All, Anime Central is currently collecting requests for the ACen 2018 convention! Want to see someone at ACen this year? Fill out the form (one for each request) so we can get a idea of who you want to see. We may not be able to invite every request each year, but that doesn't mean we cant make arrangements down the road! Thank you for your input! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdRCgp6Hy0q_IBbu1HrxHlhHIhylNGQfyxOyMztGGP_qyeWw/viewform?c=0&w=1
  20. 2018 Guest Requests

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it along to the powers that be.
  21. Will the concerts go on?We

    Here's the current update that we've been given in regards to the concerts. In regards to today’s outdoor concerts. Due to some delays because of today's wet conditions, Gacharic Spin will perform at 4:30p and May’n will be performing at 7:00p. Our team is continuously monitoring the weather, and will post updates if there are any further changes in the schedule. https://guidebook.com/guide/80601/map/94970/
  22. Question regarding the concerts....

    Here's the current update that we've been given in regards to the concerts. In regards to today’s outdoor concerts. Due to some delays because of today's wet conditions, Gacharic Spin will perform at 4:30p and May’n will be performing at 7:00p. Our team is continuously monitoring the weather, and will post updates if there are any further changes in the schedule. https://guidebook.com/guide/80601/map/94970/
  23. Question regarding the concerts....

    I'll ask around and see if I can get an answer and have that communicated out to everyone. It's just not my department so I'm not 100% sure. I'll get back to everyone soon.
  24. From what I've been told, the guests will not be requiring official merchandise to be purchased for autographs this year. Typically in the past only a few guests have required this like you both have mentioned. May'n will have official merchandise at her signing that is directly after the concert, but once again it won't have a requirement to buy them. Guests will sign 1 item per person and the standard autograph rules will apply. https://www.ACen.org/guests-performers/autograph-policy/