Registration Info

Registration for Anime Central 2020 will open in the Fall. We will make announcements on our social media platforms and update this page as we get closer to opening registration.

Attendee Membership & Pass Details

Anime Central memberships can either be purchased before the convention or at the convention; however, only Full Weekend access memberships are sold before the convention.  Single day memberships will be available, but can only be purchased at the convention.

When you purchase a Membership Badge (full weekend) or a Membership Pass (single day), you are purchasing a non-refundable, non-transferable membership for Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) that allows you to attend Anime Central. Membership is required for all attendees regardless of age.  A photo ID is REQUIRED for At-Convention membership/pass purchases for attendees age 16 and older.

Friday and Saturday Passes can be purchased the day of their use or after 4pm the day before their use.  Sunday Passes can only be purchased on Sunday. Passes are valid on the day of stated use until the following day at 8am (e.g. A Friday Pass can be purchased after 4pm on Thursday and stays valid until 8am on Saturday).

Pre-Convention Registration (Full Weekend Access)

Registration rates for our 2020 event will be posted as we get closer to the opening of Registration in the Fall.

Road Show Discount

Road Show is our term for an ACen registration team appearance at another convention, where memberships can be purchased at a special rate. We run games and contests, recruit staff, answer questions, and have a great time doing our very best to get the word out about our show.

The Road Show pre-registration rate is $43 for an Adult Full Weekend Access membership, whenever we appear—that’s the best rate you’ll find anywhere, lower than the earliest early-bird price. To qualify for the special rate you must be in attendance at the convention we are roadshowing at and must have a badge to that event.

Road Show stops for this season are to be determined.

Professional Discount

Anime Central is pleased to offer professional discounts on memberships for those who fall under one or more of the following categories:

  • Librarian
  • Teacher or School Club Sponsor
  • Convention Runner

Children’s Day

This year we are pleased to announce Children’s Day is returning to ACen. On Sunday May 19th ONLY, all children 12 & under accompanied by an adult are FREE!!! Maximum of 2 children per paying adult.

Payment Details

Pre-Convention payment types:

  • Credit – Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card
  • Debit – With a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card logo on the card
  • Cash – US currency only, and ONLY at our ROADSHOW LOCATIONS (Repeat – We do not accept paper or coin money in the mail!)

At-Convention payment types:

  • Cash – US currency only. We do not accept coins.
  • Credit – Visa, MasterCard, Discover card
  • Debit – Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card logo
  • Business Check (we do not accept personal checks)
  • Money Order


What is a membership badge?

How much is a non-membership badge?

What is will-call pick-up?

What do I need to bring to the convention for Registration?

What forms of ID are acceptable?

Can I purchase a membership or pass at the convention or pick up a membership or pass for someone who isn’t with me?

I lost my badge/pass. What do I do?

I purchased mailing for my membership badge but did not receive it in the mail. What do I do?

Questions about attendee registration? Contact us at

Related Links

Subscribe to our Newsletter!