Join us for Anime Central on May 20-22, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Returning May 20 – 22, 2022

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 21st through May 23rd, 2021.  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!

Join us for our Online Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley!

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2019 Industry Announcement: Aniplex

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, anohana -The Flower We Saw…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Bluefin

Bluefin is a leading North American master distributor of toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. Bluefin’s extensive catalog is highlighted by a diverse range of high quality, officially licensed products from leading brands and manufacturers from Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S. Bluefin’s expertise on pop culture as well as consumer trends reinforces close relationships with manufacturers and client brands to help shape and drive consumer tastes across the world’s largest retail market. These relationships allow Bluefin to meet market…

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Volunteer Fair for ACen 2019: Join the ACen Team!

Ever thought of joining the ACen team? Want to be in the heart of all the planning, action, and behind the scenes excitement? Please join us for our Volunteer Drive on October 13th from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Come learn about what it takes to be a part of the team and the cool perks volunteering has to offer. Team managers will be interviewing and on-boarding candidates on the spot for a variety of positions! You…

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