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  1. Parking at ACen

    There is also the convention center parking garage which has a ton of parking.
  2. 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 .
  3. Anime Central 2018 is coming your way May 18th-20th, 2018! We hope to see you there!
  4. 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
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  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.
  16. Roommate Zone Rules

    Hello to all of you looking for Roommates for Anime Central. The following are the rules for this forum. Breaking these rules can result in a Three (3) Day Suspension and/or your topic/post being deleted. If you post breaks any of our hotel agreements we will also turn your name over to the venue in question. *Anime Central is not responsible for intervening in roommate issues. Rules -You must be at least 18 to post a thread or reply in this forum. Anything underage will result in topic/post deletion and possibly a warning. -No posting of underage drinking - you must be 21 to consume alcohol. -This is not a hook up area. Any insinuation of anything other than barter or money for bed space will result in post deletion and possible warning. -Maximum of 4 people per hotel room. Hyatt suites each room counts for having 4 people [two room suite = 8 people]. Over that is breaking not only hotel rules but the fire code as well, which is against the law. -Do not breech the Fire Code, if you exceed the allotted amount of people per room the hotel has permission to do what they wish on handling the situation. If you have any questions, please let us know.
  17. Forums FAQ

    1. I registered for the forums but I keep getting error messages about "not being to perform this action". What gives? A: Send an e-mail to forums@ACen.org with your username and I will look into it for you. 2. I'm using my ACen Registration account name to log in here, it won't work, why? A: Your ACen registration account does not sync automatically to create a forum account; you need to create a forum account here : https://www.ACen.org...ection=register. Also your forum account does not also automatically sync with a Registration account; if you want to attend the convention you will need to create a ACen Registration account here: http://www.ACen.org/. 3. I am new! I want to make friends on here but I am shy. What do I do? A: Create an introduction thread here http://www.ACen.org/...-introductions/ . Also don't be afraid to private message (PM) users, staff, moderators or admins if you want to chit chat. Most of us are extremely friendly. 4. I asked a question about the convention but I'm being ignored, and I need an answer. What do I do? A: Private message the specific moderator for that subforum and link them to the question. 5. I want to change my forum username. Who handles that? A: An admin on the forums. Email forums@acen.org. 6. I am a staffer (or I just changed departments) and I need my account changed to indicate my new staff status. Who do I talk to to get that changed? A: Email our staffing team with your username and they will send the approvals to update your profile. 7. I cannot see my new profile picture that I uploaded. Did I do something wrong? A: No; refresh your window or clear your cookies you will be able to see it after this. 8. A spammer, I see a spammer! How do I get rid of it? A: There is a report button on every post. Click the report button, fill out the form and watch the moderators duke it out on who vanquishes the spammer first. 9. I understand you can report a forum user. How do I report a ACen staff member or moderator/admin for behavior? A: Private message a forum admin. (Reporting a user will send a message to all of the forum moderators - perhaps even including the person in question, if you are reporting a moderator.) 10. How can I have my topic stickied if I am not a staffer? A: Unless it is a really helpful topic that the moderators don't want to get lost in the shuffle your topic will not be stickied. We want to keep the forums as organized as possible. 11. How do I become a global moderator or moderator? A: Moderators are mainly staffers because they have to know ACen policies and procedures. 12. How does your warning system work? A: We have 5 stages of warnings/penalties: [*]Verbal Warning [*]Second Verbal Warning and/or Temporary Suspension [*]First/Second Temporary Suspension [*]Second/Third Temporary Suspension [*]Permanent Account Ban Depending upon your violation a step or two may be skipped. If you ever feel you are being given an unfair warning please do not hesitate to contact an administrator. Neither staffers nor moderators are above the warning system. 13. A moderator or administrator is doing a super job. Is there a way I can let people know? A. You can email forums@ACen.org 14. I have a question that isn't on here, where do I go? A. Either ask below or PM a moderator.
  18. New Forums!

    The forums have been upgraded by several versions and we hope you will enjoy all the new features!
  19. Ever wanted to be in a Fashion show? Well here’s your chance! GOUK is holding an open call for models. Selected applicants will model in the GOUK fashion show held Saturday afternoon. To enter, please send an email to fashion@jhouserock.com with the following: Two Photos (One headshot, One full body) Measurements (height, weight, bust/hip/waist) A brief statement telling why you want to be apart of the fashion event All applications must be submitted by Monday, MAY 1st 2017
  20. GOUK is holding an open call for models!

    there is, we just got the details so I expect within the next couple of days
  21. Food Trucks for 2017

    We are not certain yet if there will be food trucks this year. They were arrange last year by the Hyatt and they have the final say over external food.
  22. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Toru Furuya as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Toru Furuya is a veteran voice actor from Japan affiliated with Aoni Production, celebrating his 50th anniversary in the industry this year. With early success as HyÅ«ma Hoshi in Star of the Giants and Hiroshi Shiba in Steel Jeeg, Mr. Furuya has become well-known for many major roles throughout his long career, including Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, KyÅsuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, Toru Amuro/Bourbon in Case Closed, Yamcha in the Dragonball series, and Tuxedo Mask in the original Sailor Moon television series and movies. Mr. Furuya has also been featured as Taupy Toplan in Sands of Destruction, Shuren in Bleach, Bonnie Fraser in The Big O, UFOman in Ultimate Girls, the narrator in Akagi, as the voice of the Sacred Jewel in InuYasha, and as the voice of Akared in the Super Sentai series. More recently he has voiced Casshern in Casshern Sins, Dr. KÅsaku Tokita in Paprika, Alonzo Percy in Expelled from Paradise, and Sabo in One Piece.
  23. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Shinichi “Nabeshin†Watanabe as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Shinichi Watanabe (aka “Nabeshinâ€) is known to anime fans as a larger-than-life, iconic figure with an outrageous sense of humor. He directed the comedy anime series Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Puni Puni Poemy, which feature frenetic pacing and appearances by his animated alter ego, a mysterious, recurring character with an afro and distinctive outfit who is tangential to the story. Nabeshin has also served as series director for The Wallflower and Tenchi Muyo! GXP, and he can be found in these series as well, in cameo or supporting roles. Nabeshin has been quoted as saying that he places great importance in making viewers laugh. Stating that he values laughter as much as tears, his preference is to motivate viewers to have fun and enjoy a show. He reasons that his success stems from provoking the same, strong emotional investment?in a humorous way?as a traditional, sentimental story does. Nabeshin has also written lyrics for the opening songs of Excel Saga and Tenchi Muyo! GXP, and has served as storyboarder and episode director for a variety of other anime series. In 2016, Nabesin supervised “TO BE HERO†made by an animation production company in China.As a result, it gained great popularity outside Japan and China, and “Nabesin – taste†is healthy.
  24. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to GOUK as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from The Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. He joined S-inc. in 1993 and started “T.KUNITOMO†brand. Early T.KUNITOMO announced a collection that was remade American and French clothes. Then in the wake of a meeting with Indian and Southeast Asian materials and traditional handicrafts and announced the unique collection that was conscious of the roots of Japan. In 2003 he started his new brand “gouk†with the concept of Japan and the ethnic brand “kugoâ€. In 2011 he spin off fashion division from S-inc. and became the president of KINCS. He works actively on developing young designers and total fashion management. gouk made a presentation in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo in October, 2015 and March, 2016. Recently gouk made a collaboration with Hello Kitty, a very famous character and Bakumatsu Rock, a very popular Japanese animation. And gouk created new costume of Ryoma Quartet. They will release their debut album from Pony Canyon on July 27, 2016.
  25. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY as a 2017 Guests of Honor! A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area. We’re back at ACen with new repertoire and a new experience. Under the direction of conductor Eric Roth, and featuring the amazing skills of piano soloist Benyamin Nuss, the New World Players perform favorites and surprises by all of the FINAL FANTASY composers including Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Hitoshi Sakimoto from throughout the thirty year history of FINAL FANTASY. Eric Roth Eric Roth is known for an original and expressive musical personality, recognized internationally as an orchestrator/arranger, conductor, composer, and producer. Eric is a primary orchestrator and arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the internationally acclaimed live orchestra concert production and recording artist, and A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and others. In 2016 the Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo orchestra production launched with the Pittsburg Symphony. Eric is the primary arranger and orchestrator for this project. In 2011 he was the orchestrator and Associate Producer for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony and also for 2013’s follow-up recording. In 2014 Eric was co-producer and the main orchestrator/arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY – Live in London release. Eric is also the co-music director of A New World, directing the production as conductor in numerous North American and Australian cities. He was the conductor for the “Surprise, Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,†at the United Center, Chicago 2011 for a list of performers that includes Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Usher, Kristin Chenoweth, Jamie Foxx and Josh Groban. Eric’s worked regularly as conductor and orchestrator for live performances by chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting and as conductor for performances by the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the KMH Symphony Orchestra (Stockholm, Oslo), and for orchestras/ensembles with artists such as Seal, Jewel and Stevie Nicks. Recent original music includes music for the documentary film Baseball’s Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story, music for Curious George’s Dictionary application for mobile devices and other applications by Scrollmotion, ER’s own recording of minimal percussion music Battery, Lyceum for Percussion Ensemble and solo recitation, Marquette, Michigan, The Clark Street Bridge Project for 80-plus percussionists—for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Secret Cheese—for the Tate Modern, London. etc. Eric’s taught at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (New York), Boston University (Distance Ed.) and other institutions. ABD for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition at The Graduate Center (City University of New York), Eric holds a MA from Mills College and a BA from the University of Michigan. His composition teachers include Tania Leon and Alvin Curran.