Join us for Anime Central on May 21st through May 23rd, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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We are currently putting on a series of digital events throughout ACen weekend so we can all still come together and celebrate our community! These events will take place May 14th through May 17th, 2020.  We will be posting the schedule of events soon on our website and social media accounts.

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Many of our Retailers and Artists make their living by exhibiting at shows like ours across the country. Attendees have asked us how they can support them through these times. We encourage the community, if they can, to support these groups by purchasing their merchandise. Let’s all do what we can to support them digitally since we can not join together in person this year!

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2016 Got Soap Slogan Contest is Open!

Anime Central fans, it is time to get involved and be creative!. The “Got Soap?” slogan contest for 2016 is now open! Never heard of it before? Its a fun contest we hold yearly to choose the slogan that goes on our ACen Got Soap shirt. You make the slogans, the community votes, and we produce the shirt!  How it works: Submit your idea(s) to the “contest” portion of the forums between October 9th- October 21st. ACen staff will compose a…

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2016 Registration Opening Date

Preparations for ACen 2016 are fully underway and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Rosemont in May! We had an amazing year an 2015 and this year will be even more exciting! Important upcoming dates: 2016 Event Registration will launch October 7th! *You will need to create a new account with us, as we have a new system* 2016 Hyatt and Embassy reservations will launch October 1st; 10 am

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