Anime Central 2018
Anime Central 2018

Our Panels at Anime Central 2018

For Anime Central 2018, the AnimeChicago team is bringing back some of the most popular panels from the last few years, of course with some updates and added flash! Whether you’re an AnimeChicago veteran, or new to the scene, we hope to see you there!

Chicago’s Anime Scene: 29 Truths; 1 Lie

Saturday, May 19th
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Panel Room 8

AnimeChicago president and founder Jamie talks about all things Japanese pop culture in Chicago. From food to fashion, there’s probably at least one thing you might not know about our great city. Plus, if you’re new in town, this is a great way to get acquainted with all the cool happenings and places in Chicago.

In Good Spirit: Japan’s Finest Liquors

Saturday, May 19th
7:45 – 8:45 PM
Panel Room 13

Ever wanted to learn about the Japanese liquor industry? Or maybe a bit about Japanese social drinking etiquette? How about some great anime clips that reference all of the above? AnimeChicago board members Gabe, Jamie, and JPod will guide you through the history and the current trends in the Japanese booze.

Conversations on Underappreciated Manga

Sunday, May 20th
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Panel Room 6

Explore some deep cuts of manga with AnimeChicago board member Neil, along with some AnimeChicago friends. By the end of the panel, you should be a certified manga hipster. If not, then Neil isn’t doing his job.

Want to join us at our Anime Central panels? Or perhaps to hang out during the convention, check out the Meetup event below!