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  1. List of Approved Panels?

    Hello, There is not currently a list of approved panels since the schedule has not been released yet but will be released in the coming weeks! If you are requesting information about a panel you submitted please email panelprogramming@ACen.org. Panel Programming Department Manager Formal Dance Manager
  2. On average, how quickly do panels get approved?

    Last year there were a few things that caused delays in panel approvals. This year I will be doing a monthly review of what has been submitted. This does not always mean your panel will be approved, it may be wait listed for further review but know that it will be reviewed 😊
  3. Panelist Policy

    For the latest policy please utilize the link below: http://www.ACen.org/programming/panel-programming/panelist-policy/

    Below you will find a comprehensive list of contact emails for the public facing departments of Anime Central and when you would want to ccontact them. PANEL PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT - panelprogramming@ACen.org All (attendee hosted) panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Panel Programming including, but not limited to; Panel Approvals Tech Questions Panelist Badges Panel Scheduling MAIN EVENTS MANAGEMENT - mainevents@ACen.org All panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Main Events including, but not limited to; Soap Bubble Hardcore Synergy Anime Hell/Midnight Madness Concerts Other Large Scale Events in the Hyatt Ballrooms (not to Include the Formal Dance, for information on the Formal Dance please email crystalball@ACen.org) MASQUERADE MANAGEMENT - masquerade@ACen.org All panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Masquerade including, but not limited to; Schedule Content Rules CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT - customerservice@ACen.org All panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Customer Service including, but not limited to; Convention Location or Hours Convention Policy Other General Quetions GUEST RELATIONS MANAGEMENT - guestrelations@ACen.org All panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Guest Relations including, but not limited to; Guest Suggestions Becoming a Guest (Bands, Voice Actor, Industry Representatives, etc) REGISTRATION MANAGEMENT - registration@ACen.org All panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Registration including, but not limited to; Non-Panelist Badges Account Issues SPECIAL NEEDS MANAGEMENT - adacompliance@ACen.org All panel related questions, suggestions or concerns related to Special Needs including, but not limited to; Assistance for Medical Conditions, Disabilities or Special Circumstances Convention Policy regarding Lines, Seating, Access, etc
  5. Hey Everyone, Walking around and talking to everyone it seemed that everyone enjoyed themselves for the most part. Let us know what you liked and/or what you disliked. Keep in constructive and be nice to each other :) The rest of the topics under Crystal Ball have been closed to keep everything in one place
  6. Crystal Ball 2014 complaints

    Hey Everyone, Walking through the event and talking to everyone I got the impression that they were having fun and enjoying themselves (mainly because they all said they were having a blast). I am disappointed that only one or two people actually mentioned they were having issues during the event (they were addressed as quickly and as best as possible). We spoke to the DJ about turning down the volume (he did) and he was told to mix in some ballroom type music as well. Please keep in mind that there were 200 people at the event throughout the night and not everyone wants to have ballroom music played all evening and not everyone wants to have popular music played all evening, it is a balancing act. It's why, from the beginning, we opened it to the attendees to make requests throughout the night. Almost everything that was played was a request in order to allow those of you who were attending to control the music. As it was stated above, last year we received numerous complaints about the music being an issue during the event. There are always ways to improve but I will say that there is no way to make everyone happy. We will do our best to keep improving each year for you :)
  7. Crystal Ball 2014

    I wish the sake cups had come in individual boxes as the fans did, unfortunately, the place that they came from sent them in boxes of 12 or so :/ (it was quite the adventure repacking everything). In regards to the music selection, I encourage everyone to make sure they are making requests from the DJ throughout the night to include the music they are looking for. I am hoping that we will have everything squared away with next years DJ sooner so we can open the request page sooner and they can make a list pre-con so it is ready to go.
  8. Crystal Ball 2014

    I am very sorry that you were so disappointed in the Crystal Ball this year. While I can understand you may have made an assumption regarding the name of the dance I felt it was made clear on the forums that there would be a variety of music played at the Crystal Ball this year from ballroom type music to anime songs to popular music in order for more people to enjoy the event. We received numerous complaints during the ball last year that the music was too slow and people were leaving within an hour of arriving so this year we chose to provide a wider variety of music. In regards to the gift bag, I sincerely apologize that the fan you received was cracked, it obviously should not have been. The "small teacup" you speak of was not, in fact a teacup, it is a sake cup. While obviously not intended for anyone under legal drinking age to use to drink sake, it was meant as a gift of Japanese culture to each that attended the Ball. Perhaps following years we will have to forgo the gift bags completely. It is something my team and I will have to discuss. We thank you for your input and hope that you will continue to attend the Crystal Ball!
  9. Children's Day

    There are many family friendly activities on Sunday! We have the Children's Room where there are crafts like paper fans & lanterns, perler beads and more, we will also be showing family friendly anime throughout the weekend. Anime Central will also play host to the World Cosplay Summit US, you can attend Samurai Dan's sword demonstration, there are Kit (ACen mascot) sightings and the show floor for shopping!
  10. Crystal Ball 2014

    Hello, I am sorry to hear you won't be able to attend the ball this year! I hope it is nothing serious! Like badges, the Crystal Ball tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. I apologize for any inconvenience!
  11. Please refrain from continuing this thread with anything other than a discussion of the panel that will be held at Con. feuerwerke, I look forward to seeing you at con this year!! Michelle Falco Panel Programming Department Head Crystal Ball Manager
  12. Crystal Ball 2014

    Hey Everyone! To answer the questions that have been posed; 1) No age limit on the Ball but each attendee must purchase a ticket 2) Crystal Ball tickets, like badges and tickets to many of our other events, are 1 per account. If you want to purchase a ticket for a date you would have to do so through thier account. There will also be a table outside of the Ball about 30 prior to the event to purchase tickets if you wish to do it that way. At the event we only accept cash so please keep that in mind.
  13. DJ/Entertainment

    The plan is to have a wide variety of music so everyone can enjoy. There will be ballroom music as well as popular music :)
  14. DJ/Entertainment

    Hello Everyone! I would like to announce that our DJ for the Crystal Ball this year is DJ Ronnie B with Midwest VIP DJs (midwestvipdjs.com. I look forward to working with Ronnie to bring you great music this year! Feel free to request songs or make suggestions. I can not guarantee everything will be played but we will do our best to accommodate everyone! I do ask that you keep the music appropriate for all ages as we welcome all ages!
  15. Photographer!

    This year we will have a professional photographer joining us for the Crystal Ball from Endlessly Photography (endlesslyphotography.com). They are also graciously providing a photo booth for attendee use during (and possibly prior to) the Ball. There will be a small fee for digital copies or prints of photos ($0.50-$1.00 depending). The photos are not currently going to be available at the event but I will let you know if that changes. I am very excited to work with Endlessly Photography this year and excited to see the interesting photos from the photo booth!