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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12 Days of ACen 2015

The holiday season is upon us and we here at ACen are getting ready to launch the 12 days of ACen for 2016! The 12 Days of ACen is an interactive series of contests where you have the chance at winning one of our swag packs, awesome autographed items, or even a membership for ACen 2016! Each contest will be posted on social media and our website so make sure you follow closely to get in on all the holiday cheer.…

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Panelist Submissions are Open for 2016

Panelist Submissions are now open for our 2016 event be sure to review the panelist guidelines before submitting. Please note we have a new system this year so you will be creating a brand new profile. Submissions will fill quickly so be sure to get yours in soon!

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Artist Alley Submissions are Open for 2016

To better assist the growing needs of everyone interested in Anime Central we have changed the Artist Alley registration process.  This year we decided to implement a Lottery by Product Category system. The form is open now and will close Saturday, December 12th, 2015  at 5:00 pm Central Time, at which point  all entries will be evaluated, grouped by content and then names will be drawn.

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2016 Exhibit Hall Opening

Registration for the 2016 Exhibit Hall will open on November 4th,2015 at noon! Our Exhibit Hall is located in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and is the premier place to showcase your wares to all of our attendees. The Exhibitor registration system is new, just like the Attendee Registration system so you will need to make a brand new profile. The hall fills quickly so don’t delay!   Update: Exhibitor Registration– Is Currently Full for 2016 ! Click here to join…

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2016 Got Soap Contest Winner

Congratulations to Katara for the winning slogan: “Soap: it gets you one step closer to being noticed by senpai”! This will be featured on the 2016 Got Soap Shirt  available at the convention at our official ACen Merch Booth!

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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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