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  1. Any Ideas for Travel Without a Car?

    Without knowing if you have am Amtrak line near your location I'd go with Greyhound or Megabus option. Greyhound has more locations including a Cumberland stop that is one blue line train stop from the con. Megabus has fewer routes, but may be (much) faster.
  2. 2017 Guest Suggestions

    Someone made a casual comment "How about some guests" on their March 28 facebook post about Saturday last day for discount registration & today that post is no longer there... Coincidentally they did announce a fashion guest today.
  3. 2016 Guests?

    Nice to have the Key guests & Eir Aoi but disappointing that there isn't more on the Japanese side besides the DJ's. Oh well have to rely on an external event to satisfy that need so for anyone who likes Vocaloid Miku Expo is bringing Hachioji P (best known for Sweet Devil) for an autograph signing at the Barnes & Noble at Old Orchard in Skokie. http://mikuexpo.com/na2016/events
  4. Vocaloid Cosplayers

    I'm not a cosplayer, but I thought I'd put this out there because I know a bunch come to ACen. There will be a Miku Expo concert at the Chicago Theatre downtown a few days after ACen. I'm just thinking how cool it would be if any of you Vocaloid cosplayers out there could maybe do a gathering for the concert & crowd the windows of the ABC 7 news studios just across the street for their 6pm live news broadcast. Concert site. http://mikuexpo.com/na2016/ Tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-chicago-illinois-05-25-2016/event/07005044E9B77C82?artistid=1989197&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1 Google view of the area. https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Chicago+Theatre/@41.8850667,-87.6278244,3a,90y,294.3h,108.91t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s-OoLRgmf41KQ%2FVfX7JMicYAI%2FAAAAAAABBFc%2FxcXV58TK-co!2e4!3e11!6s%2F%2Flh3.googleusercontent.com%2F-OoLRgmf41KQ%2FVfX7JMicYAI%2FAAAAAAABBFc%2FxcXV58TK-co%2Fw212-h106-n-k-no%2F!7i10240!8i5120!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2ca55810a493:0x4700ddf60fcbfad6!6m1!1e1
  5. Mikuexpo recently announced a Chicago concert that will happen 3 days after ACen. It would be an awesome opportunity to get any guests Vocaloid related (you had Luka>YÅ« Asakawa one year) & perhaps do some cross promotions.
  6. help getting to ACen

    http://us.megabus.com/ has rides to & from Detroit for only $5 each way for ACen dates.
  7. Musical Guest: SCANDAL

    Thanks for the info. Glad to hear she wasn't injured. It was just an open thought about the other concerts & I'm guessing the same thing which would make their ACen appearance a little more special for those that got to experience it.
  8. Musical Guest: SCANDAL

    Thanks for getting SCANDAL. Though I haven't followed their rise since first seeing them live in 2008 I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. I have been wondering did they get a chance to do any touristy things while here & was the fall during the concert an accident or staged? Either way it was kind of cute in that clumsy anime girl way. :glomp:/> Also wonder if their other two dates in California will get the chance for autographs & photo op like ACen since they're standalone concerts.
  9. Gripes Against Individuals

    I noticed what seemed like a spike in smoking myself as if most of the time I was walking to the convention center there was a smoker in front. And then there were all the smokers outside the doors of the Stevens center that are unavoidable unless you walk around to the other side. I don't know how they could allow smoking in an enclosed area like that.
  10. Guidebook

    I had trouble with the guidebook stuck in refreshing the full schedule & it seemed to be useless without an constant internet connection which was troublesome because T-Mobile didn't work well at the con center.
  11. Musical Guest: SCANDAL

    Nice. I haven't been following their rise, but remember going to see them live when they were starting out & came here as part of the SWSX Japan Nite tour & also at Sakura-con. Edit: Found my old photos.
  12. Rosemont Theatre

    All of the the above; a full concert with the live band backing along with the producers & voices behind the vocaloid to fill out panel programming. Miku at AX sold out three years ago & she recently got a little more domestic exposure being the an opener for Lady Gaga's tour (see ). And just this month NY & LA were selected to host 2 concerts each (see mikuexpo.com). VIP tickets at $140+ sold out pretty quick, but regular admission tickets at $70+ after fees are still available. Honestly I don't know how much of a reception a Vocaloid concert would get at ACen. I think alot would depend on costs, but a paid & free section mix I bet would fill at least 2/3 of the theatre.
  13. Idols!

    ACen did get Chiaki Takahashi voice of Azusa from The Idolm@ster back in '09. More idol anime types would be appreciated.
  14. Final count for ACen 2014?

    A bit off topic I was perplexed when I saw the prom kids again this year. It seemed like ACen had taken the whole of that side of the con center so I wondering where they found the room for that.
  15. Anyone ever buy from.....?

    Rightstuf is the goto store for my anime blu-ray's/DVD's. Free shipping over $50 is nice & since they're only in Iowa stuff gets to the Chicagoland area in about 3-4 days even with the free shipping. Amazon is good when Funimation does a promotion with them where they price alot of Funi's titles at 50-60% off msrp (Rightstuf is normally 40%).
  16. Final count for ACen 2014?

    Hmm I thought it was unofficially announced that ACen had over 30k at the end of the closing ceremonies as people started leaving the room. I guess we'll have to wait & see the numbers for AX & Otakon to see if it's a trend across the major con's.
  17. Crunchyroll's Negligence

    That is odd since I did do an order for both poster & Saturday & my email was in their spreadsheet when I checked in Friday morning. Maybe because I was probably one of the first to sign up when the news appeared on CR's site so it went through. Just so you know this is the first time CR has done something like this so you should probably address your complaints to them too. I'm one of those who try for multiple autographs too & have don't recall any of the several dozen con's I've attended since 2001 ever impose a one autograph only rule for multiple open signings. If you really want an autograph you get in line early. Because I wanted to catch the whole of the WUG's panel I did not get in line early enough & was cut off before the session ended on Sunday. I would fault CR a bit on this because it seems the signing was cut short so CR could get the WUG's to do a final appearance on the live stream.
  18. El Ken, just curious where did you take them for their first taste of Chicago(& probably the US)& what did they think besides Chicago pizza being so big.
  19. I'm inclined to think it was said out of jest. There's not enough material for it's own release, but it could be made an extra as part of maybe the series DVD/Blu-ray's. I wouldn't get my hopes up though. They were so cute in person. Got a little confused when they perform their opening song Tachigare as the encore too. Was this also a glitch? I hope they can make it to another con in America because I would totally go.
  20. It's in their forum post: Saturday, May 17 12:30-1:30pm: Crunchyroll Industry Panel (Panel Room 1, Convention Center) 3:00-5:00pm: Wake Up, Girls! - Seven Idols Screening & Live Performance (Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency O'Hare) 5:15pm - 6:15pm: Wake Up, Girls! Autographs at the Crunchyroll Booth (Hall closes at 6:30pm) 5:30-6:30pm: Yutaka Yamamoto and Hiroaki Takeuchi Q&A Panel (Panel Room 8, Convention Center) Sunday, May 18 1:00-2:00pm: Inside the Anime: Wake Up, Girls! (Panel Room 1, Convention Center) 2:30pm - 3:30pm: Wake Up, Girls! Autographs at the Crunchyroll Booth Base on their past streams that is how it should go. It is possible they could do a live stream of the events too, but that would be very unusual. I notice one of you WUG-NER's posted on the CR forum about a conflict in the location of the "Meet the Wake Up Girls! with Director Yutaka Yamamoto" on Friday where the guidebook says the Rosemont Ballroom at the hotel & CR says Panel Room 1 in the convention center. El Ken, which is correct?
  21. That live streaming will be from their booth in the exhibition hall & not of the ACen scheduled WUG events. Though at some point they will likely present WUG on the live stream there for an introduction/interview & if lucky a short performance.
  22. When this was posted about around 6pm I couldn't check out because it didn't like that my cart has a zero dollar value. Kept trying after telling them about the issue & finally the system took my order at 9:06pm. It'll be nice not having to do the sprint like last year for Kalafina.
  23. Guidebook App?

    The mobile web version is so limited though with the inability to create a schedule.
  24. They'll probably have ppl signing in to their accounts on the PC's at the booth. That's how it was when I got free t-shirt from them at a previous con.
  25. Pacific Rim

    Just noticed that the new Godzilla movie is suppose to be released May 16 which just happens to be the start of ACen 2014. Seems like a good opportunity for some sort of tie-in with the con.