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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 12 Days of ACen Contests

    Sorry didn't realize it didn't get posted here too
  4. 12 Days of ACen Contests

    like it says in the post, production at ACen.org :)
  5. 12 Days of ACen Sale 2013

    Did you miss out on getting your shirt from last con, or want to snag some sweet ACen merch to gift this holiday season? Make sure you check out our online store while its open! Stock is limited so be sure to check it out! Store will run from December 1st to December 12th!
  6. ACen to Host WCS US Finals

    It is in addition to it.
  7. Annual Christmas Card Exchange

    As usual when you send me one at the office I send one on back <3. I have a great collection from last year pinned to the wall... and some funny ones from years past too
  8. Aloft Chicago O’Hare 9700 Balmoral Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 Room rates for ACen attendees for the ACen 2014 are: Single Occupancy: $ 178.00 Double Occupancy: $ 178.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 178.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 178.00 Parking: $ 17.00 per day Parking at the Aloft is reserved for guests staying at the Aloft. Reservations can also be made be made by calling the Aloft reservations department at 1-877-GO-ALOFT. Make sure to tell the representative that you are booking a room within the ACen room block.
  9. I don't know if they have any left, but that hotel hasn't gone though a remodel to remove anything and a long time. I would suggest calling because that's the only way to try an get a connecting room.
  10. The Hilton is not planned to be in our hotel blocks this year, you can reserve regular rooms with them.
  11. Hotels are always going to keep some rooms outside of the hotel blocks. They have to for contracts they keep with other people. The only thing we have control over is our hotel block. If the hotel says you cant get those rooms it may be the dates you are looking for, sometimes the only rooms left are for only Friday or only Saturday. If you are looking to spend points on a room you will need to find a room outside our block somewhere, we do not have control over those rooms/what is availble/ and when they might release those rooms. If you want to use one of the hotel blocks we've provided, your best bets now are the Crowne or the DoubleTree, especially if you are looking for full weekend rooms.
  12. They are almost sold out at both the Hyatt and Embassy, there were a couple king rooms this morning at both, but I doubt for long. Points cant be used on block rooms, but if you manage to book outside the blocks they can be used.
  13. Suggestions for 2014

    The latest hotel block release was updated with hotel information on the website and social media. We en devour to update both at close to the same time. Most of the questions are answered on the facebook if they can be answered by the staff, if someone jumps on with the correct answer then its already done. You can sign up for sms updates to your phone if you dont like Facebook or Twitter, but they will continue being the announcement tool we use in conjunction with the website to hold the information.
  14. Our hotel guru is checking on status's of rooms, but it looks like there's still space at the Crowne and DoubleTree
  15. Suggestions for 2014

    We are working on that now :)
  16. Embassy Suites Room Block Open

    The code works for Thursdays,those rooms in our block have just sold out already. We only have a limited number of Thursdays.
  17. Embassy Suites Room Block Open

    They may be full, you'll want to call to double check
  18. It was posted one Facebook several Days prior and updated on the website with the open time. I would suggest following the official Facebook page for announcements if you don't already.
  19. did you type in the group code? ACX
  20. DoubleTree Room Block Open

    DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont 5460 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 Room rates for ACen attendees for the ACen 2014 are: Double rooms Single Occupancy: $ 163.00 Double Occupancy: $ 163.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 173.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 183.00 King rooms Single Occupancy: $ 153.00 Double Occupancy: $ 153.00 Triple Occupancy: $ 163.00 Quadruple Occupancy: $ 173.00 Parking: $ 23.00 per day Parking at the DoubleTree Hotel is reserved for guests staying at the DoubleTree Hotel. To make a reservation onlineuse code ACX and select your dates of stay, DoubleTree Reservations can also be made be made by calling the DoubleTree Hotel reservations department at 1-847-292-3280. Make sure to tell the representative that you are booking a room within the ACen room block.
  21. Double check they got it right because anime midwest is a different convention.
  22. Staff mailing list

    You need to email your DH and the Chief of Staff they are the people who approve returning to staff and the CoS facilitates the ML
  23. 2014 Got Soap? Contest

    That first one is already being used for merchandise(a shirt this year) and posters(last year), our version of it is slightly different but same idea and was on our Facebook last year, but glad we're on the same wave length.
  24. RoadShow Ohayocon

    Once again the team is heading up to Ohayocon, so don't forget to stop by! Who's all gonna be there?
  25. Countdown From A Million!