Anime Central Convention 2022


Konichiwa! Are you familiar with Anime Central (ACen), Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese popular culture convention?!

If you answered yes, they’re back, bigger and better than before. If not, you’ve been losing out on a lot, and you don’t want to miss out on the forthcoming convention, which will take place May 20th-22th at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  

The objective of ACen is to bring together lovers of anime and manga from Japan and the United States, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture personalities.

The event includes a huge exhibit hall, a massive video game room, concerts, cosplays, dances, educational panels and workshops, premiere screenings, autograph sessions, 24-hour video rooms, tabletop gaming, and much more! This is something you definitely don’t want to miss!

Anime Central Guests 2022

You have the chance to meet the following Guest and Performers at the convention.

  • A New World – Concert
  • Demondice – Performer
  • Caitlin Glass – Voice Actress
  • Dorah Fine – Voice Actress
  • Erica Mendez – Voice Actress
  • Sandy Fox – Voice Actress
  • Luci Christian – Voice Actress
  • J. Michael Tatum – Voice Actor
  • Lex Lang – Voice Actor
  • Brandon Mclnnis – Voice Actor
  • Lucien Dodge – Voice Actor
  • Ricco Fajardo – Voice Actor
  • Tony Oliver – Voice Actor
  • Gawr Gura – vTuber
  • Hakos Baelz – vTuber  
  • Teddyloid – Synergy DJ
  • James Landino – Synergy DJ
  • 2TD – Synergy DJ
  • うさこ // Kotu – Synergy DJ
  • Moe Shop – Synergy DJ
  • All Hell Breaks Loops – Synergy DJ
  • Snack Attack – Synergy DJ

Special Entertainers

  • Eric Maruscak – Chalk Artist
  • Oriana Peron – Performer
  • ZOA – Soapbubble DJ
  • DJ Khek – Soapbubble DJ
  • DJ Allen C – Soapbubble DJ
  • VJ Daguru – Soapbubble VJ
  • DJ Kagamine – Soapbubble DJ
  • Bad Corey – Soapbubble DJ
  • DJ GreenFlow – Soapbubble DJ
  • Nikki X – Soapbubble DJ
  • Samurai Dan and Jillian – Special Entertainer

Cosplay Judges

  • Etaru – Hall Cosplay Judge
  • Mr Cyberpunk – Hall Cosplay Judge
  • JZ Cosplay – Masquerade Skit Judge
  • Rynn – Masquerade Skit Judge
  • HDC Fabrication – Cosplay Craftsmanship Judge
  • Luna Lady – Cosplay Craftsmanship Judge
  • Papa Bear – Cosplay Craftsmanship Judge
  • Geeks a Gogo – Cosplay Judge
  • Shar Starr – Cosplay Judge

Chance to Win a Voice Acting Scholarship

Anime Central comes with a fantastic opportunity for you aspiring voice actors! During ACen, you’ll have the chance to compete for a scholarship to Adventures in Voice Acting – the school powered by Bang Zoom! Sign up using the link below.

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