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  1. Position: IRT Staff Member - Line Control 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/Pre-Requisites: 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.
  2. Guest Assistant Interpreters provide support and assistance to Guests of Honor as it relates to the convention.Responsibilities include but are not limited to- - 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 We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications: -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 (May 17th – May 20th, 2018) -Availability to also work Monday (May 21st) 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 Interested candidates, please send your resume and a cover letter to both guestassistants@acen.org and guestinterpreters@acen.org so that we can respond to your application in a timely manner. We look forward to hearing from you!
  3. Parking at ACen

    There is also the convention center parking garage which has a ton of parking.
  4. Reminder Gatherings Submissions are due Feb 1! http://www.acen.org/programming/costume-events/cosplay-meet-ups/ We are no longer accepting submissions for these Gatherings as they are full for requests: .Hack Boku No Hero Disney/Dreamworks Fairy Tails League of Legends Love Live Marvel Naruto Overwatch Pokemon Rick & Morty RWBY Sailor Moon Studio Ghibli The Adventure Zone
  5. Registration for ACen 2018 is open!

    Pre-reg is only for people purchasing a full weekend membership to our event. We do turn on the ability to do single days during the week of the event to help move people through lines, but that is the extent for online ordering time.
  6. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Cherami Leigh as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Road” in D. Grayman, “Lizzie” in Black Butler, “Mai” in Ghost Hunt, and “Patty” in Soul Eater and has worked on over 20 video games- including playing DLC “Gaige” in Borderlands 2, Quartermaster “Corporal Green” in Call of Duty: WW2, and “Ikrie” in Horizon Zero Dawn’s DLC. She voices “Sailor Venus” in Sailor Moon,”Tomie” in Mob Psycho 100, “Kudelia” in Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, “Claudia Peer” in Gundam: Thunderbolt, “Ilia” in RWBY, “A2” in Nier Automata and “Makoto” in the Persona 5. And was recently announced to be playing “Sarada” in Boruto: Naruto The Movie and multiple characters in Fire Emblem: Heroes, as well as playing “Cagalli” in the new release of Gundam SEED and “Tomie Katana” in French series Last Man. She has a lead role in the animated feature “Ribbit,” has guest starred on “Doc McStuffins” and plays “Peanut Big Top” in the La La Loopsy Girls. She starred in Shane Dawson’s “Not Cool” and the Starz Original Series “The Chair.” She has appeared in the Emmy Award Winning “Temple Grandin”, as well as “Friday Night Lights,” “The Deep End,” “Chase,” “Shameless,” “Bones,” “NCIS:LA” and “Longmire” to name a few. She worked on “Fast Food Nation,” with Richard Linklater, “The Hottest State,” with Ethan Hawke, “The Mist,” with Frank Darabont among others. She also stars in the recently released faith based drama “Beyond the Farthest Star.”She also starred in and produced two seasons of the award winning webseries “Throwing Stones,” as well as “CONfessionals.” She also has a daily affirmation based show “Love and Light” featured on Anime Unlocked along with other projects in various stages of production she is excited to share!
  7. Final Fantasy Gathering 2018

    make sure you register for the gathering if you have not already https://www.acen.org/programming/costume-events/cosplay-meet-ups/
  8. Owari no Seraph

    make sure you register for it if you have not already https://www.acen.org/programming/costume-events/cosplay-meet-ups/
  9. Registrations https://www.acen.org/registrations/ Registration Info https://www.acen.org/registrations/registration-info/ Registration Policies https://www.acen.org/registrations/registration-policies/ Registration FAQ https://www.acen.org/registrations/registration-faq/
  10. Anime Central 2018 is coming your way May 18th-20th, 2018! We hope to see you there!
  11. We were very excited to see Children’s Programming have such an amazing reception in 2017! From the craft panels to the Children’s Costume Parade, we had a lot of new experiences and even more fun! We are very excited to continue growing our programming for the younger generation of fans that join us each year. For the 2018 convention we want to bring an even wider variety of programming for our 14 and under attendees. The Children’s Costume Parade a hit yet again and will be back again as well with Kit to lead the way! If you have an idea for something that you feel our 14 and under crowd would enjoy learning about Japan or Anime please submit your ideas through our Panel Application and make sure to indicate that it’s a Children’s Programming panel! If you would like to host a Children’s panel but are struggling to come up with an idea, please consider one of the topics listed here; Japanese Children’s Games Japanese Language For Kids Japanese Art Project History of Japan for Kids Flora/Fauna of Japan Children’s Stories from Japan CosPlay Tutorials for Kids
  12. Panels are open for 2018

    Our 20th anniversary saw another amazing line up of panels for attendees to enjoy. From Kit’s Birthday and Pokémon Bingo in the Children’s Programming Room to archery, cosplay and writing tips for all ages to all sorts of late night entertainment for our 18 and over crowd! Please submit your ideas for ACen 2018! We are always looking to increase our educational panels offerings. If you want to run a panel but are struggling to come up with an idea, please consider one of the topics listed here; Japanese – Spoken Japanese – Written Art in Japan Gaming Trends in Japan vs US Flora/Fauna of Japan History of Japan (overall or a specific time period, event or individual) Popular Music in Japan Popular Films in Japan https://www.acen.org/programming/panel-programming/
  13. Guest Requests for 2018

    Anime Central is currently collecting requests for the ACen 2018 convention! Want to see someone at ACen this year? Make sure you fill out the form: https://www.acen.org/now-accepting-guest-requests-for-2018/
  14. The Hyatt Regency O’Hare room block for #ACen2018 is now open! https://resweb.passkey.com/go/acen2018 About Discover our iconic Chicago airport hotel with cutting-edge design, innovative spaces and stylish guestrooms and suites. Experience the convenience of staying at our hotel near O’Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago and shopping destinations, like the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. If you’re visiting for a convention, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is conveniently connected to our hotel via the covered skywalk. Hyatt Regency O’Hare9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates Double Bed RoomSingle Occupancy: $212.00Double Occupancy: $212.00Triple Occupancy: $212.00Quadruple Occupancy: $219.00 King Bed RoomSingle Occupancy: $197.00Double Occupancy: $197.00Triple Occupancy: $197.00Quadruple Occupancy: $197.00 Parking: $ 18.00 per day Parking at the Hyatt is reserved for guests staying at the Hyatt. Parking for hotel guests is currently limited to one (1) car per guest room. If a carpool is possible, it is recommended.
  15. The Embassy 2018 Room Block- http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CHIRMES-ACM-20180516/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG About Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont completed an $11 million renovation, including guest suites as of April 1, 2017. Located across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, our contemporary hotel is designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with stained glass windows, wooden accents and skylights. The hotel is 1.5 miles from O’Hare Airport with a complimentary 24-hour shuttle (contact the hotel for shuttle times). We’re located two blocks from the Rosemont Blue Line CTA station, taking you to downtown Chicago, Illinois, for numerous sightseeing, dining and shopping options. Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont5500 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 Room Rates Double bed room Single Occupancy: $257.00Double Occupancy: $257.00Triple Occupancy: $267.00Quadruple Occupancy: $277.00 King bed room Single Occupancy: $218.00Double Occupancy: $218.00Triple Occupancy: $228.00Quadruple Occupancy: $238.00 Parking: $26.00 per day Parking at the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare is reserved for guests staying at the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare .