Panel Programming



Anime Central Panel Programming Hours

Panels Main Office – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Coat Check Area
8:00am – 4:00am
8:00am – 4:00am
8:00am – 4:00pm

PANEL SUBMISSIONSopen on October 1st, 2016!

Panel Programming

2016 saw an amazing line up of panels for attendees to enjoy. From CosPlay tips to Final Fantasy, writing stories to speaking Japanese. We sincerely hope you enjoyed all of our offerings this year!

Please check out our panels from ACen 2016 and submit your ideas for ACen 2016! We had a good influx of educational panels but would like to see more for 2016. If you want to run a panel but are struggling to come up with an idea, please consider one of the topics listed here;

Japanese – Spoken

Japanese – Written

Art in Japan

Gaming Trends in Japan vs US

Flora/Fauna of Japan

History of Japan (overall or a specific time period, event or individual)

Popular Music in Japan

Popular Films in Japan

Children’s Programming

We were very excited to see Children’s Programming have such an amazing reception in 2016! From the craft panels to the Children’s Costume Parade, we had a lot of new experiences and even more fun! We are very excited to continue growing our programming for the younger generation of fans that join us each year. For the 2017 convention we want to bring an even wider variety of programming for our 14 and under attendees. Since the Children’s Costume Parade was such a hit we will bring that back again as well with Kit to lead the way! If you have an idea for something that you feel our 14 and under crowd would enjoy learning about Japan or Anime please submit your ideas through our Panel Application and make sure to indicate that it’s a Children’s Programming panel! If you would like to host a Children’s panel but are struggling to to come up with an idea, please consider one of the topics listed here;

Japanese Children’s Games

Japanese Language For Kids

Japanese Art Project

History of Japan for Kids

Flora/Fauna of Japan

Children’s Stories from Japan

CosPlay Tutorials for Kids

Children’s Space Guidelines

  • Children age 14 and under may participate in Children’s Programming activities and events
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult (no more than 4 children to an adult)
  • Children left unattended will be turned over to the Rosemont Police for parents to be contacted
  • Adults may assist the children they accompany with the activities they wish to participate in but may not create their own. This is to allow for more children to participate and avoid a shortage in activities through the weekend.
  • No cursing, inappropriate conversations, rude behavior will be tolerated
  • Adults not maintaining control over the children they are accompanying will be asked to remove themselves and the children they accompany from the Children’s Programming space