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  1. ACen 2015 Dates!

    Anime Central 2015 dates are: May 15th-17th,2015!
  2. Question about some med problems

    They are set up Thursday in the Reg hall during reg open hour, but I do not believe they open in the Hyatt until Friday, those hours haven't been set yet.
  3. Question about some med problems

    Visit one of our special needs locations during the convention and they work with you to ensure you don't have issues. There's one location in the convention center near Registration, and one in the Hyatt near the Grand Registration Desk.
  4. Tabletop Gaming Department Head

    The Programming Section Chief is now accepting applications for a department head for Tabletop Gaming. If you are interested, please submit the following to programming-sectionchief@ACen.org and chiefofstaff@ACen.org by 1-15-2015: Resume Discussion of your gaming background and knowledge Summary of your vision for improving gaming participation and visibility among attendees, and improving the attendee experience in this area. Below is a summary of the dept. as it exists today: Tabletop gaming is a programming department responsible for scheduling, managing, and hosting board, card, and roleplaying games during the Anime Central event. TTG runs programming 24h a day throughout the event, providing a safe fun space for con-goers to relax and learn a new game, play a familiar one, and enjoy time with friends old and new. · DH: Manager of department, responsible for performing all duties of the position, first point of contact for all official correspondence. · ADH: Coordinate a sub-section of department events, manage schedules for games and judges. Distribute judging materials. · Staff: Members of the department who assist in running events, managing tournaments, or planning and running the department desk during the event. Specific Duties / Responsibilities · Pre-con: o Prepare minis, terrain, prep material o Prepare modules o Setup schedules o Setup tournaments o Setup booth trades / prize support trades o Schedule staff o Setup Board Games Library contract terms and negotiations · At-Con: o Coordinate events o Run games/tournaments o Resolve scheduling issues and shift players to cover gaps and holes. · Post-Con o Summarize event attendance o Submit judging reviews o Publish results, gamer awards, thank-yous o Repack inventory for following year.
  5. 12 Days of ACen 2014

    From December 1st through the 12th we’ll be rolling out exciting contests where you can win signed posters, sweet prize packs, tickets to special events, and even complimentary memberships. Each contest will be posted on social media and our website so make sure you follow closely to get in on all the holiday cheer. Day 1 December 1st, 2014 A Few of my Favorite Things Today we kick off our #12DaysofACen contest by letting everyone know about a few of your favorite ACen things! ! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Winner drawn at 8pm December 1st! Day 2 December 2nd, 2014 Sharing is Caring Share with us your favorite pic from ACen 2014 that really captures the spirit of ACen, and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook & Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight. Day 3 December 3rd, 2014 Home is Where the Art Is Calling all ye artists! This year’s art theme is “ACen Academy Yearbookâ€. Your challenge is to create a work of art incorporating our mascots within this theme. Entrants have until 8:00 pm CST on December 5th to enter a piece to production at ACen.org, if your file is too large zip it or set up a dropbox for it. A Facebook gallery will be created with Artist’s work on Anime Central’s Facebook where fans can vote on their favorite piece. All pieces for submission must include a Title, Medium, Artist Real Name( you may supply a pen name in addition to your real name if you do not wish your real name to be displayed), and contact email address. To claim prize winner must agree to abide by all rules of the artist alley. Round One of Voting will be done by the amount of likes an image receives. All votes(Likes) will be tabulated by December 7th 8:00 pm. The top Five pieces based on likes will then be voted on by staff for the winner. It will be judged primarily on composition, technique and theme. The winner will be notified, and receive a free table in the Artist Alley for 2015. This table may not be resold or transferred. Should winner choose to not accept the prize, prize will be offered to the runner up. By submitting your original concept art you give Anime Central, and Midwest Animation Promotion Society, the explicit permission to use said artwork for convention purposes. Any concept art submitted must be original artwork. Anything that is submitted cannot contain any copyrighted or trademarked material (characters, logos, intellectual property, etc.) with the exception of Anime Central’s mascots (Jaye, Elle, and Kit). Limit one entry per attendee. Full legal name must be submitted with any entry. All submissions must be G-rated. Remember we are a family friendly convention (no nudity, suggestive posing, etc). Day 4 December 4th, 2014 Day 4 is all about Season’s Eatings! Share with all of your ACen friends a recipe for one of your favorite treats, an while you’re at it let us know what’s so great about it! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 4th. Winner receives an ACen Swag pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to ‪#‎12DaysofACen‬ Day 5 December 5th, 2014 Reading by a Fire Share with all of our ACen friends your top three manga picks this holiday season for your chance to win today’s swag pack! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 5th! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen Day 6 December 6th, 2014 Tied up with String Share with us your in progress cosplay or your cosplay line up for ACen 2015 for today’s #12DaysofACen contest and you could find yourself the winner of today’s swag pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 6th! Day 7 December 7th, 2014 Let it Show, Let it Show, Let it Show! What is ACen to you? Tell us an you could win a complimentary membership today! Take a picture of yourself with a white board/or piece of paper and let us know what ACen is to you, and share it with us here! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 7th. To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen Day 8 December 8th, 2014 It’s Not What We Get, It’s What We Give Today is your day to nominate a friend to receive an ACen swag pack. Let us know what makes this awesome person deserving and they may end up with today’s gift! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 8th! Day 9 December 9th, 2014 Making the Season Bright Today’s #12DaysofACen Contests is a bad sweater selfie showdown. Breakout those bad sweaters, strike a pose, and post your pic to enter! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 9th! Day 10 December 10th, 2014 Making a List What I really want for the holidays is______! Share with us and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight. Day 11 December 11th, 2014 Traditions Holiday traditions never get old. What is your favorite tradition you look forward to every holiday season? Share with us and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight. Day 12 December 12th, 2014 Sing in the Cheer Today’s challenge is to take a common holiday song and create an ACen parody to it. Winner will receive an ACen Swag Pack and a membership to ACen 2015! #12DaysofACen or post below on Facebook, contest closes at 8pm tonight. We love you guys! A warm thanks to everyone who participates in this yearly event!!
  6. 12 Days of ACen 2014

    There wasnt one this year, you can email merchandising at ACen.org to see if they plan on opening one in the spring before the convention.
  7. Dance Admittance Notification

    Greetings ACen attendees, This year we are introducing new rules regarding the attendance of Hardcore Synergy and the Soap Bubble dances. These dances will be open to all ages from their opening, until 12:00am (midnight). Afterwards, it will be only be open to attendees who are 18 years or older. After 12:00am (midnight) it will be mandatory to show a government issued photo ID. We are making this change to our rules to help ensure a safe environment for all of our attendees and staff. Once the clock strikes midnight, we will no longer be admitting anyone under the age of 18 years old without a legal parent or guardian into the room. We would also like to remind the attendees that the curfew for anyone under 18 years old in Rosemont is 12:00am (midnight) and we are doing our best to abide and respect the law in Rosemont. Things to know before coming to the Dances: NO bottles with any liquids will be allowed inside the Dances, there will be water stations inside the event. NO bags will be allowed in. This is for the safety of everyone. We want everyone to know this BEFORE they line up that absolutely NO BAGS will not be admitted. The only exception to this will be a clutch/wristlet, which will be subject to searching. We advise all attendees to also utilize their badges to carry their forms of ID. These new rules have been sent out in the December Newsletter, and posted on both dance pages of our website, in conjunction with the forums here.We hope everyone understands why we are implementing these new polices, and we wish everyone a safe an enjoyable time at these events. -Main Events Department
  8. 12 Days of ACen?

    and starts today :)
  9. Rosemont Hilton

    We don't have a con block with them this year, most of their rooms were gone for the weekend. We are opening up a couple new ones within the next week.
  10. Annual Christmas Card Exchange 2014

    If you send one to the office, like always, I will send one back out to you. :) No PM Necessary
  11. The Art and Publications team has a few openings this year on our team. This team is not often seen but has a huge impact on our event, and is an amazing group of people to work with. I am looking for: • 1 Photographer • 1 Artist and/or Designer • 1 Writer/Editor The Art and Publications Department is responsible for producing and presenting all graphical and digital media for the organization, in other words to provide the “look and feel†of the event. The Art and Publications team is under the direction of the Department Manager and requires a large amount of online collaboration and communications. Want to apply? Send a letter of intent to production(@)ACen.org. Tell me about yourself, your style, and your motivation. • Must present a professional portfolio and/or links to digitally published works or sites. • Must present a professional resume. • Must have reliable internet connections/ and be adept in online networking. • Must present a list of programs you are proficient in; please define levels of proficiency • Extra: if you have any additional references, or outside experience feel free to provide that as well. • Applications must be received by October 25th, 2014. Though this is a volunteer position, it is an amazing opportunity to work on a great team and expand your professional portfolio.
  12. Not as of yet, but it should be soon :)
  13. Road Show Otakon 2014!

    We hope to see you out on our Roadshow at Otakon this year! Come on out an meet the Roadshow crew as we swing by the east coast! We will have an assortment of ACen merch and being doing preregistration for ACen 2015! Hope to see you on the road!
  14. 2014 Forum Clean Up

    You will begin to notice the great archiving of 2014 has begun! We are clearing way for 2015 to gear up so bear with us over the next couple weeks as we make our rounds on the forums! Thanks!
  15. ACen to Host WCS US Finals

    We are pleased and excited to announce that the the World Cosplay Summit will be holding the American national final round at Anime Central! Pairs cosplay teams from qualifying rounds across the country will appear, showcasing the best American craftsmanship and stage performances. They will compete for the honor of representing the United States in a televised event at the 2014 World Cosplay Summit in Japan. After 12 strong years of the World Cosplay Summit, and a tremendous growth in the skill, scope and scale of competition in the last few especially, ACen is excited to offer the US National Finals a true home. Last year, World Cosplay Summit welcomed competitors from four regional competitions, numbering dozens of teams nationwide. As in previous years, teams will be vying for the chance to represent the United States internationally and compete before a judges’ panel made up of industry legends. Previous years’ judges have included Go Nagai (Devilman, Cutie Honey), Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), May’n (Macross Frontier), and many more. World Cosplay Summit looks forward to sharing all the excitement, competition and fabulous costumes with everyone at ACen 2014. A Letter from the WCS US to our ACen Fans! Greetings to ACen from the World Cosplay Summit! In 2014, we have teamed up to make this convention the home of the US National Finals event. World Cosplay Summit is an international competition founded in 2003 which invites teams from around the world to showcase their talents in a special event on Japanese television. The Nation Finals are where pairs-teams from across the country bring their best costume craftsmanship and short skits to the stage and compete for the honor to represent the United States internationally! It is a unique opportunity for cosplayers and fans alike, as we will be witnessing some of the most skillful cosplay and impressive performances. See characters from your favorite anime, manga and video games brought to life like never before! We hope to see you there out in the audience, and we want to hear you cheering for your favorite regional qualifier teams! See you at ACen for the excitement! - Laura Butler and the US National Staff About World Cosplay Summit The World Cosplay Summit was launched in 2003 by Japanese television station TV Aichi to promote the international exchange of the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime. The championship debuted in 2005 and has been held annually since, with participants hailing from countries like Japan, the United States, Brazil, France, Italy, and more. 2014 will mark the event’s 12th occurrence with over 20 countries in attendance. For further information contact- WCS US National Staff E-mail – info@wcsus.com Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/WCSPrelimsUS Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/WCSPrelimsUS Home page – http://www.wcsus.com
  16. ACen to Host WCS US Finals

    noon to 2 :)
  17. Free promotional bookmarks

    you can email advertising@ACen.org for bag stuffing, though it is much past our deadline.
  18. Floor plan hopefully?...

    We have many new spaces this year located all over the convention center, both first floor and second floor. they are fully accessible, it is just an area where music will be played, all open.
  19. Disability (ADA) access to areas.

    There is every year a maps meeting. No that door will not be an entrance and an exit. It is Exit only from the Convention Hall. It is far too congested for that exit to be both, and far to unsafe for it to be both and entrance and an exit. You can enter the convention floor through the hall A entrance which is the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall.
  20. Guidebook App?

    We are in the process of final edits on it, so it'll be soon. :)
  21. ACen to Host WCS US Finals

    You wont need a ticket, just hop in line :)
  22. Crowne Plaza Room Block Open

    Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare 5540 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 Room rates for ACen attendees for ACen 2014 are: Single Occupancy: $ 178.00 Double Occupancy: $ 178.00 Parking: $ 17.00 per day Parking at the Crowne Plaza is reserved for guests staying at the Crowne Plaza. To make a reservation online, Link to Crowne Plaza Reservations Reservations can also be made be made by calling the Crowne Plaza reservations department at 1-877-337-5793. Make sure to tell the representative that you are booking a room within the Anime Central 2014 room block.
  23. Guidebook App?

    Yep there will be!
  24. ACen to Host WCS US Finals

    I'd say so...its on Sunday ;)
  25. Can we get some hype, here?

    The Facebook group is active. It think it depends on what medium people want to use to interact, but all that aside I'm super pumped for this year and all the neat things coming out to you guys for this year. It's the point of the year that I'm at the Hyatt all the time doing stuff for this year and each time its like .... soooooon you will be filled with all of our ACen family sooooon. *ACen nerd*