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  1. 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.
  2. Not as of yet, but it should be soon :)
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. ACen to Host WCS US Finals

    noon to 2 :)
  7. Free promotional bookmarks

    you can email advertising@ACen.org for bag stuffing, though it is much past our deadline.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Guidebook App?

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

    You wont need a ticket, just hop in line :)
  12. 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.
  13. Guidebook App?

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

    I'd say so...its on Sunday ;)
  15. 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*
  16. Bringing The Young Ones

    There is Childrens Programming events run by Panel Programming. Changing Stations are in the bathrooms, there are many.
  17. Embassy Suites Room Block Open

    Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont 5500 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 Room rates for ACen attendees for the ACen 2014 are: King bed room Single Occupancy: $ 178.00 Double Occupancy: $ 178.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 188.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 198.00 Double bed room Single Occupancy: $ 210.00 Double Occupancy: $ 210.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 220.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 230.00 Parking: $ 20.00 per day Parking at the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare is reserved for guests staying at the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare . To make a reservation online use code ACX and select your dates of stay, Embassy Suites Reservations can also be made be made by calling the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare reservations department at 1-847-292-3531. Make sure to tell the representative that you are booking a room within the ACen room block.
  18. RoadShow Anime Milwaukee

    Once again the team is heading up to Anime Milwaukee, so don't forget to stop by! Who's all gonna be there?
  19. Post Count

    Thats the split. The posts in the on topic forums count for post rank, the ones in the profile are overall. Post rank also has changing titles as you evolve up the rankings.
  20. Comfort Inn O’Hare 2175 East Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA 60016 Room rates for ACen attendees for the ACen 2014 are: Single Occupancy: $ 110.00 Double Occupancy: $ 120.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 130.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 150.00 Parking: Free Parking at the Comfort Inn is reserved for guests staying at the Comfort Inn. Reservations can also be made be made by calling the Comfort Inn reservations department at 1-847-635-1300. Make sure to tell the representative that you are booking a room within the ACen room block.
  21. Lolita Tea Party 2014

    both went out in newsletters,Facebook and twitter and if we do another one they will go out in them as well. If you're not getting our newsletter I know there is a signup on the main website as well.
  22. The Westin O 'Hare

    Room rates for ACen attendees for the ACen 2014 are: Single Occupancy: $ 169.00 Double Occupancy: $ 169.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 189.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 209.00 Parking at the Westin is reserved for guests staying at the Westin. To make a reservation online, https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ACE12A room block opens at 10 am December 17, 2013 Reservations can also be made be made by calling the Westin reservations department at 888-627-8517 . Make sure to tell the representative that you are booking a room within the ACen room block.
  23. 2013 Gripes

    This is a lot of back and forth based mostly on assumptions instead of facts or even experience. We already have many police officers stationed at each of the exits. We do not allow bags into the Soap Bubble. Last year the fire chief checked bags and kicked people out of line if they had bags. We will not be changing the badge coding system. It is currently coded to pull kids 12 and under out. We have many types of badges as it is, and it is not something we are considering changing. It is a shame that some people try their hardest to do illegal activities and give the event bad names, but we do what we can to weed them out. Cops roam the dance, IRT roams the dance, Fire Marshals Roam the dance. People doing illegal activities get arrested because that is the polices job. All of Rosemont PD is on the weekend of our event, and they are everywhere. Curfew laws are upheld when individuals breaking them are found, but if a minor has a parent staying in the Hyatt they are within their rights to be in the hotel spaces according to curfew law. Their parents are responsible for their actions and where they let them go. I get that many people are not a fan of dances, but many people are and these two groups are not going to agree. The reality of it is that dances are a part of the fandom. It's fine to state opinions but eventually these threads that keep getting closed turn into one side bullying the other side and vice versa to see who can scream their opinions the loudest. So to end this the badges arent changing, police and security presence will keep increasing, the dances are not being canceled, other events to appeal to people who don't like dances will be occurring,Someones always going to try and sneak something in, and we are always going to try our hardest to make sure it doesn't happen. I spend like all of 2 minutes at the dances each year, usually enough to go that the police officers who are out there all night and to check on the atmosphere. It's not my scene, hasn't ever really been, but I still respect that it is the highlight of the weekend for many people. We are a community, we may not always share the same opinions, but we better be decent to one another otherwise it goes against everything it means to try an make everyone feel included. My two cents
  24. 12 Days of ACen Contests

    It’s that time of the year again and we’re excited to hold our 12 Days of ACen contest again! There will be 12 contests starting on December 1st and ending on December 12th! Keep an eye out here each day for a special contest that could have you taking home swag packs, free event tickets, or even memberships to our event! The tasks ahead will engage your creativity and imagination all in celebration of the spirit of ACen! Day 1 December 1st, 2013 A Few of my Favorite Things Today’s #12DaysofACen task is for our talented tweeters. Tweet us at @animecentral with a few of your favorite things about ACen to be entered into the drawing for an ACen Swag Pack. Winner drawn at 8pm December 1st! Day 1 Winner _Daniel Bejarano â€@strongmendie A few of my favorite things about ACen are the incredible cosplays, amazin friends and the feeling that indeed, I am home. #12DaysofACen_ Day 2 December 2nd, 2013 Home is Where the Art Is Calling all ye artists! This year’s art theme is “Sweet Home Chicagoâ€. Your challenge is to create a work of art incorporating our mascots and this theme. Entrants have until 8:00 pm CST on December 4th 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. Voting will be done by the amount of likes an image receives. All votes(Likes) will be tabulated by December 6th 8:00 pm. The winner will be notified, and receive a free table in the Artist Alley for 2014. 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 paid 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 3 December 3rd, 2013 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 3rd. Winner receives an ACen Swag pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen Day 4 December 4th, 2013 Making A List Head over to the 12 Days of ACen store and check out the swag we have to offer. If you could have any 3 items this holiday season from our ACen Merchandise what would they be? If you find yourself the winner of this contest your wish list will be granted, so choose wisely! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 4th! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen Day 5 December 5th, 2013 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, 2013 A Gift from Us to You! To enter today’s contest, tell us what the first thing you intend to do/go see at ACen is this year! Will you be at opening ceremonies? Or will you be running to a special meet and greet? Winner will receive and ACen swag pack! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 6th. To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen Day 7 December 7th, 2013 The Spirit of ACen! What is ACen to you? Tell us an you could win one of 2 free badges 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 . We may be using these in a video for the convention so don’t be surprised if you see yourself at con! Day 8 December 8th, 2013 I could have danced all night Anime Central’s giving away a set of Crystal Ball tickets today. That’s right, the winner will receive a ticket for themselves and one for a lucky someone of their choosing. All you have to do is tell us how you would ask someone to join you with that extra ticket to the ball! Be creative and have fun, extra points if you video it or photograph it! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 8th! Day 9 December 9th, 2013 Sharing is Caring We know many of you are already working happily on your cosplays this year, so in the spirit of sharing…share with us your in progress pics of your upcoming cosplay for ACen and you could find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 9th! Day 10 December 10th, 2013 Share with us your favorite memory or pic from ACen 2013 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.Don't be surprised if some of these turn up in the program book this year! Day 11 December 11th, 2013 Coming soon! Day 12 December 12th, 2013 Today’s #12DaysofACen challenge Sing in the Cheer is to take a common holiday song and create an ACen parody to it. Winner will receive our largest swag pack yet and a badge to ACen 2014! #12DaysofACen or post below on Facebook, contest closes at 8pm tonight.
  25. 12 Days of ACen Contests

    Sorry didn't realize it didn't get posted here too