Post here if you live around Chicago or go to ACen!!
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Posted 5/5/07
ciao ;P
so as some of you may or may not know, Anime Central (or ACen) is having their 10th anniversary convention May 11-13th this year at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel!

if you believe you might be interested in coming to next years convention (or heck, even this year if you're a late-planner like myself), or if you're extremely bored and know a lot of stuff or people, please help me make this a useful thread to me and others!

useful stuff to post about might include things like cosplay ideas, cosplay designers or websites you can order from, maybe if you're interested in finding people to room with at the hotel to cut expenses (like me!!), or even just to meet up and chill with people from CR ^^; and anything else completely random about Chicago or anime conventions..pics of you or others cosplaying is cute too! ;D yay!

also, add me if you live around Chicago or go to ACen! that way we can be awesome together e.e
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awesome! im going haha i wanted to post this message before but i couldnt i didnt have enough CR points -_- but yeah i got my reservation and everyything =]

but you should get a hotel this year and not wait till then cuz thats what the other anime kids are doing >.< haha soo yeah ill see you there!! ill be in a Shinji outfit with a vizard mask (hopefully)
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Posted 5/5/07
huzzah! you know I totally forgot about it until I looked at the calander and realized it was May....no idea why I didn't put May and ACen together sooner haha
I usually dress up but I didn't play a costume! I might just end up doing the school-girl-outfit again -_- and sleep in the halls this year, seeing as how it can be a pain in the butt to find roomies this late
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Posted 5/5/07
anyone else!? >P
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Posted 5/5/07
^ I suggest you keep the topic around ACen, and not people who live in Chicago. Don't get me wrong, it's just that it'll sound like a chat thread if you leave it down to people in chicago, and that might be enough reason to have it locked.

I'd love to drop by chicago and check it out, but unfortunately, I'm studying in Med School... busy life.

Also, don't double post. Press the edit button on your previous post and post there.
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edsamac wrote:

^ I suggest you keep the topic around ACen, and not people who live in Chicago. Don't get me wrong, it's just that it'll sound like a chat thread if you leave it down to people in chicago, and that might be enough reason to have it locked.

I'd love to drop by chicago and check it out, but unfortunately, I'm studying in Med School... busy life.

Also, don't double post. Press the edit button on your previous post and post there.


ehh yes I know about the edit button, I just saw a lot of people were viewing and not many replying.
one of the reasons I created this post was not just because of ACen but to help get connected with other CR members in the Chicago-land-area, since there is no way to search member criteria on locations! and there ought to be!
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Posted 5/5/07
do you know how much tickets are going to be?
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Posted 5/5/07
$50 at the door!
I suggest going to acen.org, then click 'registration' and click the link to the 'express' at-the-door-reg-form, if you fill that out and print out the page when you're done you can go through the express-registration line at the convention which is MUCH faster (usually 20 mins vs. the usual 3-4 hours)
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Posted 5/5/07
Acen? what's that
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good queston! ACen stands for Anime Central. every year for the past 10 years, the Hyatt Regency Hotel hosts ACen, which is an anime convention. it started out small but last year brought in roughyl 12,000 anime fans in three days! that number is expected to go up rapidly this year as well. you can room at a hotel near by (the Hyatt is sold out) or just stop by one or all of the days it is hosted. they have video showings, a huge game room, famous anime and manga artists and voice actors giving panels and signings, Masquerade (which is the hilarious and must-not miss preformance skits by cosplayers), Anime Hell (another must-not miss video showing in the largest community room, always draws huge crowds and is full of laughs), not to mention they occassionally bring in famous Japanese music artists to preform! the dealers room, where anime and japanese culture merchandise can be purchased, is located at the convention center next door (it previously was in the hotel but became soooo big they had to move it) where you can find thousands and thousands of things you'll want to blow your money on :x not to mention Artists Alley where you can sell or purchase anime and art. theres tons of more things to do aside from that, just visit acen.org to view all the info they have thus far!
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Closing old Con thread. It was reported...

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