Join us for Anime Central on May 15th through May 17th, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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Anime Central is currently collecting Guest requests for the 2020 convention! Want to see someone at ACen this year? Fill out the form so we can get a idea of who you want to see. We may not be able to invite every request each year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make arrangements down the road! Thank you for your input!

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Comfort Inn O’Hare 2020 Room Block

About Whether you’re attending a convention, flying out on vacation, in town on business, or simply visiting the area, the Comfort Inn O’Hare is your destination for a comfortable stay at a great value! The Comfort Inn® O’Hare hotel is conveniently located less than two miles from the O’Hare International Airport, Allstate Arena and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and a short ride away from the CTA Blue Line into beautiful Downtown Chicago, as well as only minutes away…

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Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Hyatt Regency O’Hare 2020 Room Block

About the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Discover our iconic Chicago airport hotel with cutting-edge design, innovative spaces and stylish guestrooms and suites. Experience the convenience of staying at our hotel near O’Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago and shopping destinations, like the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. If you’re visiting for a convention, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is conveniently connected to our hotel via the covered skywalk. Hyatt Regency O’Hare9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 Room Rates King Room $209/Night…

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DoubleTree O'Hare

DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont 2020 Room Block

About the Doubletree O’Hare Enjoy a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on arrival in the inviting lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont. This Chicago O’Hare hotel is located across from the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center and only a five minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the airport 24-hours a day. Contact the reception desk for shuttle times. DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont5460 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA…

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Anime Central Forums to Close 8/1/2019

The forums have been a place for staff and attendees to hang out, get on the hype train for the next convention and give feedback for more than a decade; however, all good things come to an end.  The decision has been made to shut down the forums on 8/1/2019.  We want to thank all the forum goers for all their support over the years. Be sure to follow us on all our social media platforms for all the latest updates for…

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Guest Request Form

Have you been wishing to see your favorite guest appear at ACen?  We want to hear from you to get an idea of who you would like to see.  We are now accepting guest requests for our 2020 convention! Thanks for your input!

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Lost and Found

During the Convention, lost items are turned into our Customer Service teams on site and we have some items from this years convention. If you are missing something, and want to know if we found it, click the button below and fill out the form. If we have it or have more questions about the item we will contact you. Please note, we do not keep any cosplay items or props in lost and found after the convention has ended.…

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2019 INDUSTRY GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: RÖLI ANGELS

RÖLI ANGELS hails from Nagoya, Japan and is an idol group that has performed worldwide. The two members are “Lemon” and “Shake”. They began as 2.5D cosplay idols who leaped from an original animation in 2013. In January 2015 they debuted on the Space Shower Music label. RÖLI ANGELS is active not only just in Japan, but also performed at the 50,000 attendee “HELLO FEST” 2014 festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. They were invited again the following year, and gained an overseas…

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2019 Autograph Ticket Distribution

Autograph ticket distribution sessions have been added to Guidebook to help make it easier to identify which tickets we will give out at each distribution. Please note, that distribution times for a few of our sessions have been adjusted so that they are not conflicting with their other events. For example, we will not be distributing autograph tickets for the musicians during their concerts. We encourage all attendees to review these sessions so that they can plan their schedules accordingly.…

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