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  1. Parking at ACen

    There is also the convention center parking garage which has a ton of parking.
  2. Anime Central 2018 is coming your way May 18th-20th, 2018! We hope to see you there!
  3. 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
  4. 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/
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. The Double Tree 2018 Room Block- http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CHIDTDT-ACM-20180516/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG About Enjoy a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on arrival in the inviting lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont. This Chicago O’Hare hotel is located across from the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center and only a five minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the airport 24-hours a day. Contact the reception desk for shuttle times. DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont5460 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates: Double rooms Single Occupancy: $206.00Double Occupancy: $206.00Triple Occupancy: $216.00Quadruple Occupancy: $226.00 King rooms Single Occupancy: $191.00Double Occupancy: $191.00Triple Occupancy: $201.00Quadruple Occupancy: $211.00 Parking: $26.00 per day Parking at the DoubleTree Hotel is reserved for guests staying at the DoubleTree Hotel.
  8. The Crowne Plaza 2018 Room Block- https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/rosemont/chiok/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki.sp.nd.ct&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpCd=E18&qIta=99801505&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505 or call 1-877-337-5793 with the group code “E18”. About Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center. Our full-service Rosemont, Illinois hotel delivers newly renovated upscale guest rooms and suites, attentive service and a variety of amenities. Our Hotel at A Glance:503 luxury rooms and 32 spacious suites55,000 square feet+ of VIP meeting space.Exclusive Onsite dining includes; Chicago Fire Oven Pizza or grab a quick bite from, “On The Fly”, serving STARBUCKS coffee.Complimentary upgraded Wi-Fi in every guest room and in all public spacesPremium high speed available ( fee)Great Service from our devoted staff, ” The way service should be done”. Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare5540 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates King with Sofa Bed Nonsmoking Single/Double Occupancy: $197.00 Double Queen Bed Room: $203.00 Parking: Discounted parking rate $17.00 Overnight with in/out privileges Parking is on a first come first serve basis. The hotel does not guarantee parking
  9. Comfort Inn 2018 Room Block – https://www.choicehotels.com/illinois/des-plaines/comfort-inn-hotels/il411/rates?ratePlanCode=LANI18 About Whether you’re attending a convention, flying out on vacation, in town on business, or simply visiting the area, the Comfort Inn O’Hare is your destination for a comfortable stay at a great value! The Comfort Inn® O’Hare hotel is conveniently located less than two miles from the O’Hare International Airport, Allstate Arena and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and a short ride away from the CTA Blue Line into beautiful Downtown Chicago, as well as only minutes away from the Rivers Casino, The Park at Rosemont, and the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Comfort Inn O’Hare2175 East Touhy Ave,Des Plaines, Illinois, USA 60016 ACen 2018 room rates: Single Occupancy: $139.99Double Occupancy: $139.99Triple Occupancy: $149.99Quadruple Occupancy: $159 Parking: $10 Parking- One vehicle per room- must be registered at check in Parking at the Comfort Inn is reserved for guests staying at the Comfort Inn. *First night room and tax taken at the time of reservations *Cancel by March 1st, 2018 to avoid forfeiting first night deposit *FREE 24/7 shuttle to convention *FREE hot deluxe breakfast *FREE WiFI and Parking (1 car per room) *Wristbands will be issued to each guest per room. Replacement cost at nominal fee.
  10. Pre-Registration for the 2018 Anime Central Masquerade is now open! This is your chance to showcase your cosplay mastery on the main stage of the Midwest’s largest anime convention! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the show! https://www.acen.org/pre-registration-for-the-2018-anime-central-masquerade-is-now-open/
  11. Reservations are open now! RESERVE HERE About Experience Chicago without the city price tag. Located near the O’Hare International Airport and 15 miles from downtown, this renowned hotel in the Chicago O’Hare airport area combines the distinguished atmosphere of a Marriott Hotel with modern accommodations and innovative amenities. Visitors to downtown Chicago have ‘L’-train access located just one block from this Chicago hotel near the airport, and travelers in search of a Donald E. Stephens Convention Center hotel are only two miles from the facility. A departure from ordinary Chicago Airport hotels, the recently renovated Chicago Marriott O’Hare Airport hotel represents a first-class landing offering convenience, an established reputation and state-of-the-art technology. Each of the Chicago Airport hotel’s 470 guest rooms and 10 suites feature high-speed Internet and plush bedding for a restful night’s sleep. Discover the renowned Marriott Chicago O’Hare Airport hotel that has been setting the standard in sophisticated performance for over 50 years. Chicago Marriott O’Hare8535 West Higgins Road,Chicago, Illinois, USA 60631 ACen 2018 room rates: Standard Room:$1792 Double Beds: $179 Self-Overnight Parking* : $32 *Overnight parking rates includes “in and out” privileges for registered Hotel guests. Parking at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare is reserved for guests staying at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.
  12. Reservations are open now: Reserve Here About Enrich business and leisure travel at the Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare. Featuring an exceptional hotel location in Rosemont, just a five-minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, our all-suite hotel offers a contemporary backdrop for a refreshing stay. Each one of our recently renovated hotel suites boasts intelligent design and stellar amenities, including flat-screen TVs, separate areas for working and relaxing, a marble bathroom, and more. We offer a range of additional perks to make you feel at home; guests can take advantage of a fully stocked gym, a business center, a heated indoor pool, delicious on-site dining at our hotel restaurant, and over 5,000 square feet of versatile event space. Our hotel is well-located in Rosemont, close to the airport, as well as many of the Chicago area’s top attractions. For added convenience, we even offer a free shuttle to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport. Make the Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare your home base during your next visit to the Rosemont area. Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare6155 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates: Suite-King: $199 Parking: Overnight parking is $15/per car Complimentary Shuttle to and from the Convention Center*Overnight parking rates includes “in and out” privileges for registered Hotel guests. Parking at the Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare is reserved for guests staying at the Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare.
  13. Reservations are available online through this link: RESERVE NOW About Aloft Chicago O’Hare is located just minutes from O’Hare International Airport via our free airport shuttle. You’ll find great shopping, dining and more right outside our front door in the MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Aloft Chicago O’Hare9700 Balmoral Avenue,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates: Standard King: $215.00Two Queens: $215.00 Parking: $17 for self-garage parking.
  14. Reservations are available online through this link: RESERVE NOW or call 866.792.9221 About Providing easy access to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Courtyard Chicago O’Hare is the perfect place to stay during your business trip or vacation. Our hotel’s well-appointed rooms are conveniently located near many popular sights and attractions including Rosemont Theatre, Rivers Casino and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Before exploring the city, get a good night’s sleep inspired by our plush bedding with pillow top mattresses and custom duvets. If you need to stay productive during your Des Plaines vacation, use your room’s ergonomic workstation and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, or visit our business center. In the morning, grab a delicious American breakfast dish from our on-site restaurant, The Bistro, then return in the evening for a savory cocktail. After fueling up, take a trip to our fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights. Whether you’re conducting business or simply exploring the Chicago area, make your stay a memorable one at Courtyard Chicago O’Hare. Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O’Hare2950 South River Road,Des Plaines, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates: King Room w/ sleeper sofa: $134.00Queen/Queen or Double/Double Room: $154.00 Parking:There is a $18.00 daily parking fee
  15. Reservations are available online through this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1711216774&key=2BD1F8CA About Along with nurturing amenities to make your stay as carefree and comforting as possible, The Westin O’Hare’s professional and dedicated staff is pleased to offer AAA Four-Diamond Service, including full concierge services to meet and exceed your every need. We offer High Speed Internet Access (for a fee) throughout the hotel, a complimentary Business Center, a well-curated gift shop, and Westin Kids Club® Amenities for children ages four to twelve. You may also take advantage of convenient Service Express®—personal service at the touch of a button—as well as complimentary luggage storage. During your stay, we invite you to take a deep breath and enjoy the clean, smoke-free air at Westin. By eliminating secondhand smoke and keeping pollutants from the air, we help our guests and employees stay healthy and feel their best. The Westin O’Hare6100 N.River Rd.Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2018 room rates: Single Occupancy: $199Double Occupancy: $199Triple Occupancy: $219Quadruple Occupancy: $239 Parking: Overnight self-parking for one vehicle is included in the guest room rate. Day parking is at standard posted pricing.
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