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AnimeChicago at ACen 2022!

Come rep AnimeChicago at Anime Central 2022! Join us for 3 panels, an IRL Member Mixer, and our first-ever Cosplay Parade! We couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to attend the first ACen since the 2019 Lockdown.

The world has certainly changed these last two years. Our meetups also require masks and other prevention measures to ensure the comfort and safety of a larger share of attendees. If you haven’t gotten your booster yet, now’s the time! You’ll be at peak protection when May comes around, for both yourself and others.

We’re gonna have a great weekend, and we’re super excited to see you at any, or all, of these events!


Quick ACen Reminders

  • Buy your badge by April 1st to save $7 and have it mailed directly to skip some lines.
  • Pack your vax card and comfortable masks, as the con now requires them for entry and participation.
  • Panel schedules will be announced soon, so RSVP to our Meetup for time and location changes.

Our Official Meetups

🍻 IRL Meetup: Member Mixer for May. Save your spot →
🧢 IRL Meetup: Cells at Work! Cosplay Parade – Learn More →
💬 Panel: Live-Action Anime Adaptations: Golden Era or Apocalypse?
💬 Panel: Lessons Learned from Creating a Cowboy Bebop Podcast
💬 Panel: Passion to Profession: Your Skills Pay Bills!


Stay current with informal Hangouts and convention updates!

Members use Discord to find each other, arrange photoshoots, attend panels together, make dining plans, and more. Get the party started now so you’re familiar with the platform and worked out the bugs.

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