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  1. The Artist Alley at Anime Central will open for submissions on October 1st, 2016! Be sure to mark your calendars and have your studios ready! To best assist the growing needs of everyone interested in Anime Central we will continue to use a Lottery by Product Category to determine qualifiers for the event. The form will be open from Saturday, October 1st @5:00pm Central Time –Saturday, October 15th @5:00pm Central Time, at which point it will close, and all entries will be evaluated, grouped by content and then names will be drawn. For more details visit: http://www.ACen.org/exhibitors-industry/artist-alley/
  2. Panel Programming with be opening for 2017 Panel submissions starting on October 1st! Do you have a passion for teaching others about Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture? Panel Programming will begin accepting panel applications for ACen 2017 on October 1st, 2016! We are looking forward to all of the great attendee run panel submissions, and cant wait to see what you’re planning to bring to the table this year! Special Note We are especially looking for Panel Topics on: Panel Programming Language, Writing, Religion/Spirituality, Traditions, Cuisine, Travel, History of Martial Arts, History of Anime in Japan, Other Japanese history Children’s Programming Language, Writing, Animals of Japan, Art of Japan (with ability for children to create their own), Children’s Games of Japan (ability for children to try games)
  3. Hotel Info 2017

    Planning on staying with us at ACen? Hotel Block List: Hyatt Regency O'Hare Opens September 1st @ 10:00 am central Embassy Suites O'Hare Opens September 1st @ 10:00 am central DoubleTree O'Hare Opens September 1st @ 10:00 am central Visit our web page for booking info, prices, an availability.
  4. Anime Central 2017

    Anime Central 2017 dates are May 19th-21st,2017 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont,IL USA
  5. 2017 Registration

    2017 reg will not open until September 1st.
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  7. Guidebook 2016

    Guidebook for ACen 2016 is now available! We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/animecentral2016 Android and iOS users: Tap the “Download†button to download the free Guidebook app Open Guidebook and you can find our “Anime Central 2016†guide
  8. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Relect as a 2016 Special Entertainer! Relect began exploring production & DJing at the young age of 15. In just a few short years since that time he has shown incredible growth, including a track of his being featured in KONAMI’s SOUND VOLTEX arcade rhythm game series. His work is largely influenced by genres & styles that are popular in the UK, appearing on releases from several international labels & being a member of United States label Attack The Music. While his track making skills are prominently on display, he’s also an up & coming force in the club scene as a DJ! His mixing style includes genres such as JungleTerror, High Speed, Hardstyle, Tech Dance and EDM with Hardcore Rave being at the center of his focus. He continues to push beyond the limitations of BPM and delivers his own unique live experience! Relect Twitter: https://twitter.com/relect_jp Relect Soundcloud:
  9. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to murAta Yuzi as a 2016 Special Entertainer! This Tokyo native is a video producer with many connections to the underground music scene in Japan. He’s collaborated with HARDCORE TANO*C, SKETCH-UP! Recordings, and Boom Boom Satellites just to name a few. His work is most commonly and prominently on display for album releases during M3 and Comiket events. He also has done promotional videos for club events including Hardcore Synergy, the 2013 TANO*C Tour, and other HARDCORE TANO*C album release parties. murAta Yuzi Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/myz murAta Yuzi Twitter: https://twitter.com/m_Yz
  10. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to KAN TAKAHIKO as a 2016 Special Entertainer! KAN TAKAHIKO started as a track maker in 2005. His career has been a wild ride, leading him to activities with prestigious Tokyo label, varium, and ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI’s TCY RECORDINGS. He’s collaborated with & remixed a wide range of artists including m-flo, DEXPISTOLS, THE LOWBROWS, SoccerBoy, fazerock, YOCO ORGAN, DJ YUMMY, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, ALEX KENJI, and JD Mykal. In 2012 he released a moombahton split album with HABANERO POSSE, “XMAS MOMBA EXPRESSâ€, which became a fast hit and is now long sold out. In 2013 he was selected to contribute to the official Disney remix compilation “ELECTRONIC DISNEY MUSIC. His first official mix CD, “New Skool Euphoria†dropped in 2014 and has garnered attention and popularity due to its inclusion of a range of sounds from BASS MUSIC to RAVE. In addition to all of his release activity over the years, he also hosts his own show, “BLOCK STEPPERâ€, on Japan’s premiere dance music internet radio station BLOCK.FM! Kan Takahiko Twitter: twitter.com/kan_takahiko Kan Takahiko Facebook: facebook.com/kantakahikoofficial Kan Takahiko Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/kantakahiko
  11. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Ujico*/Snail’s House as a 2016 Special Entertainer! His music career started as Ujico in 2013 and as Snail’s House in 2014, In May 2015 he released the Kirara EP from TREKKIE TRAX. Ujico*/snail’s House has also seen tremendous success on his track “Ma Chouchoute†and joined TastyNetwork. In January of 2016 Ujico*/snail’s House released the album “空中都市†featuring a wide variety of genres. Throughout 2016 and the foreseeable future, he will keep pushing the bounds and releasing a barrage of songs. Ujico*/Snail’s House Twitter: https://twitter.com/loudnessfete Ujico*/Snail’s House Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/ujico
  12. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to KO3 as a 2016 Special Entertainer! SYNERGY 2016 LINEUP.01 // KO3 (Attack The Music) KO3 started his musical career in 2013, developing over the years as an emerging name in the Electro House & UK Hardcore scenes. Despite being active for only a short time he has participated in several high profile projects including CAPCOM’s crossbeats.REV & Studio Trigger’s “SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEEDâ€. His first solo EP, Music for the MASSIVE, was released in 2014 on Attack The Music with a follow up coming in March 2016. His ability to mix in multiple genres with ease has earned him a respected reputation in the Japanese underground, and with his passion to push parties for their limit he has a promising future ahead! KO3 Twitter – https://twitter.com/KO3_untitled KO3 Soundcloud –
  13. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to C-Show as a 2016 Special Entertainer! SYNERGY 2016 LINEUP.02 // C-Show C-Show started his music career in 2009. While primarily a producer, his live performance is very dynamic & offers a unique, club friendly sound. His production work has built a reputation for being hard hitting & sharp, developing a sound that he has come to specialize in. In addition to his club oriented activity, he has appeared in KONAMI’s Sound Voltex series, contributing several tracks that have quickly become fan favorites. Recently C-Show has added production for major Japanese artists to his work slate, and continues to work with up & comers and on his own projects. With all of these developments his future doesn’t look to have any shortage of excitement! C-Show Twitter – https://twitter.com/c_show_dtmer C-Show Soundcloud –
  14. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Pa’s Lam System as 2016 Special Entertainers! Pa’s Lam System [Maltine Records] Pa’s Lam System is a three man track making team from the Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. In fall of 2012 Sasakino Records released their debut, Space Calamari. Since that initial release they have expanded their range of activities. December 2012 they released the “b00mb0x EP†on Maltine Records, and later in 2013 they released “Virus Window†on the same label featuring artwork from Japanese graphic designer GraphersRock. They once again teamed up with Maltine Records in 2014 to release “I’m Comingâ€, which featured remixes from a group of highly talented producers. Pa’s Lam System’s style hops along a wide range of genres, always with the focus of producing the highest quality dance music. This has led to them receiving support from world class DJs like Ryan Hemsworth, Porter Robinson, Ultrademon, and XXYYXX. Their tracks have also been played on dance music radio shows worldwide, including BBC Radio 1. Their attention continues to grow overseas thanks to recognition from Skrillex’s NEST HQ music blog and major music websites like Pitchfork. Pa’s Lam System Twitter – https://twitter.com/paslamsystem Pa’s Lam System Soundcloud –
  15. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Taku Takahashi as a 2016 Special Entertainer! ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI [block.fm,Tachytelic, m-flo] Taku Takahashi launched his career in 1998 as the DJ of music group “m-floâ€. The group rose to fame soon after, and have now sold over 2 million copies of their 30 singles and 10 albums in 10 years. For his solo works, Taku Takahashi is known for producing, as well as remixing music for prominent artists across several genres from around the world. Winning beatport’s “Beatport Music Awards 2011 Top Tracks†with “Incoming… TAKU Remixâ€, he has proven himself as one of Japan’s top internationally recognized artists. Taku also supervised the soundtrack to the hit Japanese animation program “Panty&Stocking with Garterbeltâ€, making waves in the music and animation industry. In 2011, in his biggest venture yet, Taku Takahashi established Japan’s first and only Dance Music Radio Station “block.fmâ€. Now with over 40 individual programs featuring exclusive mix shows from world-famous international and Japanese DJs, block.fm is gaining strong attention as its fan base continues to multiply. Praised for his many works in the industry, Taku Takahashi was recognized as the Number 1 DJ for 2012 and 2013 by Japan’s most well-known domestic dance music publication iLOUD for their “DJ 50/50†yearly top DJ list. In 2012, as m-flo, he released the album “SQUARE ONEâ€. In June, 2013, Taku was invited to perform at the inaugural “Ultra Festival Koreaâ€, followed by a performance at Tokyo’s own “Road To Ultra†the same December, bringing the latest dance music to audiences around Asia. March 2014 sees Taku taking on remix duties for one of UK’s top artists, Mark Knight for his hit single: Mark Knight ft. Sway -‘Alright’, guaranteed to set global dance floors on fire. And continuing into 2014, Taku looks forward to the release of m-flo’s latest album entitled “FUTURE IS WOWâ€, hitting stores onMarch 26th. ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI twitter – http://twitter.com/takudj block.fm – http://block.fm/ ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taku-Takahashi/48731587321 m-flo Official website – http://m-flo.com/index.html m-flo facebook – https://www.facebook.com/astromantic Taku Takahashi Interview by MTV http://www.mtv81.com/videos/japon/taku-takahashi/
  16. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2016 Special Entertainer! Eric Maruscak is an artist who has been appearing at conventions across the United States, making giant chalk murals as performance art since 2006. He has appeared at The 2012. 2013, and 2014 Anime Central convention’s creating such works as the a Madoka Magika mural, as well as appearing at a number of New York Comic Cons, the San Diego Comic Con, the New York Anime Festival, the Baltimore Otakon, the Penny Arcade Expo, Star Wars Celebration V and VI, and a number of Wizard World Shows. Some of his work has been for companies ranging from Lucasfilm, FUNimation, Aniplex, and Nintendo, to ESPN, Warner Brothers, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and even work for the 10th Anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Eric’s murals often take over 30 hours to complete during the course of a show, so be sure to stop back multiple times to check on his progress. Eric also records a time lapse video of the entire process which is posted online not long after the show. So now, not only can you show your friends who couldn’t make it the cool artwork, you might even see yourself in the video for a 10th of a second!
  17. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Samurai Dan and Jillian as 2016 Performers! Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan†and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike. In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment. Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings. A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well. Check them out at www.Facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian
  18. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Heavygrinder joining us for several events as 2016 Performers! Heavygrinder is a duo based out of Los Angeles, CA. Producing Metal-Electronica & EDM. HeavyGrinder has toured nonstop for the last 15 years. HEAVYGRINDER started as one of the pioneering female DJs. Now a duo; Bobbie & Nek0, they have transformed themselves time and again throughout the constant evolution of electronic music, pushing the boundaries with their unique blend of Metal and Electronica — with the help of their stunning visual style and their eclectic voices and ground-breaking productions. Besides being one of the first DJs ever to grace the stage of some of the most revered Metal and Rock venues in the United States, HEAVYGRINDER has also performed at prestigious EDM festivals — such as Coachella and EDC — along with headlining performances worldwide, bringing incredible energy to places like Ibiza, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and more. HEAVYGRINDER’s releases are a regular presence on Beatport charts, with the collaboration with Yoji Biomehanica “Alone†reaching the #1 spot on the Hard Dance chart. Single “Lovesick Hypocrite†reached #16 on the Electro House chart, and “Children of the Night†topped at #5 on the Dubstep Top 100, just to name a few. With 1.5 million Facebook fans — and growing —, HEAVYGRINDER has established themselves as one of the most unique, engaging and multi-talented artists in the music industry. https://hearthis.at/heavygrinder/#tracks www.soundcloud.com/djheavygrinder www.twitter.com/heavygrinder http://profile.ameba.jp/heavygrinder www.instagram.com/djheavygrinder
  19. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Kyle McCarley as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Kyle grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to LA at 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buds, he found himself creating his own characters and decided that developing voices would be a very cool way to make a living. When Kyle was younger, he’d watched plenty of Cartoon Network’s Toonami where he was introduced to Gundam Wing (his favorite). But it was a workshop with Mami Okada from Bang Zoom that really got him into anime. Mami liked his work, started calling him in for auditions and eventually cast him in a few projects. When he got the chance to audition for Iron-Blooded Orphans, he was beyond thrilled. And when he was cast as Mikazuki, he freaked out. The new installment of Gundam? Yes, please! Kyle has voiced Shinji Matou in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Aoba Kuronuma in Durarara!!x2, Helbram (fairy form) in Seven Deadly Sins, Cyborg 0014 (aka Edward Adams) in Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman, Kisaki Matsuribi in Aldnoah Zero, Egawa in Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea, Mark in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Ryota Watari in Your Lie in April, and Dr. Ogura in Ajin: Demi-Human. He’ll also be playing Hikaru in the upcoming Skip Beat. Kyle loves working in anime because it targets a more sophisticated audience than a lot of animation does in the western world, which gives him the opportunity to play characters with real depth. Your Lie in April is a great example, released last month by Aniplex – be sure to check Kyle out as Ryota Watari!
  20. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Patrick Seitz as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Known primarily for his work as the guy who yells out “Super Electromagnetic Shrapnel Cannon!†in Code Geass, Patrick Seitz’s body of other, lesser work stretches back to the year 2000. When he’s not busy playing Love Live: School Idol Festival, Patrick Seitz gets paid to voice guys who A) yell a lot, B)/> wear an eye-patch, C) have an accent, or D) sport a cool haircut. His anime credits include Gamagoori in Kill la Kill; Franky in One Piece; Laxus in Fairy Tail; Keith in Attack on Titan; Griamore in Seven Deadly Sins; Motochika in Sengoku Basara; Senji in Deadman Wonderland; Isshin and Kenpachi in Bleach; DIO in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; Germany in Hetalia; Agni in Black Butler; Simon in Durarara; Kunzite in Sailor Moon; Sky High in Tiger & Bunny; Luke Valentine in Hellsing and Hellsing: Ultimate; JP in Redline, Grimmer in Monster; the Penguin Emperor in Daimadaler; Agil in Sword Art Online; and Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club. On the video game side of the equation, Patrick’s credits include Ragna in the BlazBlue series; Garrosh Hellscream and Arthas Menethil in World of Warcraft; Scorpion in the last few Mortal Kombat games; Artanis in StarCraft II; Kog’Maw, Lucian, and Renekton in League of Legends; Kana Rua in Pillars of Eternity, Basilio in Fire Emblem: Awakening; Samson in Skullgirls; Chopin in Eternal Sonata; Doug in Xenoblade Chronicles X; Hades and Chaac in SMITE; Hugo in Ultra Street Fighter IV; Heldalf in Tales of Zestiria; and create-a-character voices in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and The Sims 4. He was also the dream-sequence pizza-delivery bear in Inside Out, as well as other additional voices. Seitz also does script-adaptation and ADR directing—most recently, for the English dub of Your Lie in April. If you’ve seen shows like Steins;Gate, Romeo X Juliet, Space Dandy, Princess Jellyfish, or Deadman Wonderland, he done writ some of them words—or, in the case of Summer Wars and Wolf Children, *all* of them words! His directing credits include State of Decay, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Citizens of Earth, Rune Factory 4, Conception 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (breathe!), Monster, Girls Bravo, and BlazBlue: Alter Memory. Follow Patrick’s musings on Twitter and Instagram @Seitz_Unseen.
  21. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to MINT NeKO as a 2016 Guest of Honor! MINT, a designer of MINT NeKO was born in Shimane in 1984. After graduating Bunka Fashion College, he became an assistant designer of h.NAOTO and made a debut as a designer of Sixh. in 2006. Fashion duet with the brand Sixh., MINT has created his own line called MINT NeKO. MINT NeKO uses oriental silhouette inspired by mode style with cat character graphics. There are actually more than 250 original kitty characters that are created and used in the garments. MINT has created cat to collaborate into the world of fashion. MINT has collaborated with many Japanese artists and is becoming one of the leading young designer in Japan.
  22. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Max Mittelman as a 2016 Guest of Honor! For most of his young life, Max had wanted to become a doctor. His parents were so proud of him. Once he realized, however, that he would need to study grown-up things like organic chemistry… he decided that he would rather be a voice actor. Max never looked back and has since had the opportunity to play lead characters in many popular Anime series such as Inaho in Aldnoah.Zero, Hikari in A Lull in the Sea, and most recently as Kousei Arima in Your Lie in April. His parents are still proud of him! Other notable roles include: Fire Emblem Fates as Leo, Kaden, and Forrest Seven Deadly Sins as King Miraculous Ladybug as Plagg Durararax2 as Shijima Sword Art Online II as Jun Blood Lad as Yoshida the Mimic Magi: The Kingdom of Magic as Yunan Toradora as Noto Doraemon as Soby Coppelion as Haruto Transformers: Rescue Bots as Blurr Atelier: Escha & Logy as Logy Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans as Ein Follow Max on Twitter @MaxMittelman
  23. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Erica Lindbeck as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Erica Lindbeck is a North Carolina native who has spent the last decade training in theatre, film, improvisation and voice acting. She finished her undergraduate degree at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television and jumped right into the voice over world. She is thrilled to play the roles of Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Eli Ayase in Love Live! School Idol Project, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, Nori of the Sleeping Knights in Sword Art Online II, Yuki Kaizuka in Aldnoah Zero, Kaede Makidera in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Minami in Durarara X2, Gyokuen Ren in Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and Kotoko Utsugi in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls to name a few. She is also the newest voice of Barbie. For news and announcements, find Erica on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
  24. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Erica Mendez as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in “KILL la KILLâ€, Aladdin in “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magicâ€, Yuuki Konno in “Sword Art Online II†and Nico Yazawa in Love Live! Other animation credits include Gon Freecs in “HunterxHunter (2011)â€, Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in the new VIZ Media re-dub of “Sailor Moonâ€, Tsubaki in Your Lie in April, Akko Kagari in Little Witch Academia, Akari Sakishima in “A Lull in the Seaâ€, Diane in “Seven Deadly Sinsâ€, Fu Inubozaki in “Yuki Yuna is a Heroâ€, Mametchi in the “Tamagotchi Friends†webisodes, various characters in “Blood Ladâ€, and Cloud E. Sky in the one-hour animated special “Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep Schoolâ€. Her video game works include Nagisa Shingetsu in “Danganronpa Another Episodeâ€, Eryn in “Fairy Fencer Fâ€, and Naotora Ii in “Dead or Alive 5: Last Roundâ€. You can also hear her in other titles such as “Skullgirls 2nd Encoreâ€, “Disgaea 5â€, “Xenoblade Chronicles Xâ€, “Omega Quintetâ€, â€Demon Gazeâ€, “Operation Abyssâ€, â€Hyperdevotion Noireâ€, “Atelier Escha & Logyâ€, “The Witch and the Hundred Knightâ€, “Ar nosurgeâ€, “Dust: An Elysian Tailâ€, and “Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventuresâ€.
  25. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Takahiro Baba as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Takahiro Baba is the CEO of the Japanese anime, game, and visual novel maker VisualArt’s. VisualArt’s is well known for the production of “CLANNAD†and “Angel Beats!†as well as distribution of I’ve Sound SAGA PLANETS. Since the founding of the company in March 1993, VisualArt’s continues to contribute to a sub-culture that produces creators that represent and influence this aspect of Japan. Baba is also a songwriter and creator. His hobbies include an interest in cooking, and he holds a rank of 2nd dan in kendo. Baba’s notable works include “Kanon†(2002 and 2006), “AIRâ€, “CLANNADâ€, “Angel Beats!â€, “Little Busters!â€, “Charlotteâ€, and “Rewriteâ€, among others.