Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Anime Central 2011 Announcements

The First Round of Guests Have Been Revealed!
With just two months before the convention, the first round of Guests have been announced and there's plenty of excitement growing!
More Guests to be announced soon!

Registration Deadline is Fast Approaching!
If you know you're coming to ACen this year and want to save some time and money, April 1st is the last day to purchase our badges at the $50 price! After April 1st our badges will be $55, which is the same price as purchasing a membership at the door. Also, April 1st is the last day to request to add badge mailing to your account (which is an additional $2).

We'll be accepting online registrations for a little while after April 1st; however, all badges registered after April 1st will only be available for pick up at the convention. These badges may be picked up from Registration at their will-call booths.

For more information about Registration hours and policies, visit their page on our website or contact them.

Attendee Badge Mailing has Started!
ACen has begun mailing out badges this year! If you paid to have your badge mailed to you, you may start seeing in the mail soon. There are a few things to remember when it comes to badge mailing.

Badges are mailed out in a random order. This means that just because you have ordered it first or your last name is towards the beginning of the alphabet, does not mean you will be getting your badges first.

Badge envelopes are sent out by the U.S.P.S and are sent out via First Class Mail.

Badge mailing will finish by the end of April, so if you do not receive your badge by May 1st please e-mail registration@acen.org and they'll do their best to find out what went wrong. 

Check out the Confirmed Vendors and Artists!
Looking to get that rare figurine, cute plushie or awesome art that you can't find locally? Hop on over to the Exhibitor and Artists Alley section to see the fabulous line up they've got in store for you this year, as more vendors and are artists are confirmed, this will be the place to check.

Haven’t booked your hotel yet?
Hotel blocks are filling up, but don’t worry, there are still hotel rooms available. Here’s a list of room blocks at ACen's preferred hotels, all within walking distance of the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare:
For full hotel information including: room rates, parking, contact information and more, please visit the Hotel Information page on the ACen website.

IRT would like to Remind Attendees:
No bags, purses or backpacks are permitted into concerts, dances or other major events without prior authorization for a medical need. There will not be a bag-check at the door. If you bring a bag into the line, you will be asked to take it back to your room. Camera’s will not be allowed in concert events; however, cameras will be allowed into dances at your own risk and we don’t assume liability over them. If you bring a camera into the line at a concert event, you will be asked to take it back to your room.