Bring your loved nerds to the Anime Central convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont May 19-20, and stay at the nearby and affordable Elk Grove Chicago Hotel!
Anime Central is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in the Midwest. Enjoy a video gaming room, cinema, Asian culture personalities, concerts, dances, educational panels, autograph sessions, and much more!
Guests and Performers: fashionistas Putumayo, voice actor Toru Furuya, novelist Helen McCarthy, The New World (music by Final Fantasy composers), anime voice actor Tony Oliver, performances by Samurai Dan and Jillian, DJWILDPARTY, music track maker C-Show, video producer Murata Yuzi, composer Taku Takahashi, and many, many more! Commission an art piece from Artists Alley!
Want to show off your costume onstage? Do you have a special talent your fellow guests will enjoy? You just may win the Rising Star Award! Explore the Exhibit Hall to buy anime-related gifts such as CDs, apparel, swords, models, figures, miniatures and a whole lot more!
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is located at 5555 North River Road in Rosemont. For tickets, hours and a full schedule of events, go online to https://www.acen.org/ and follow the prompts. Weekend discount passes are available.
The Elk Grove Chicago Hotel, located just minutes away from the Anime Center event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, offers affordable, comfortable rooms with amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Our local shuttle can take you to Woodfield Mall, Allstate Arena, and O’Hare Field. Ask about our popular Park, Stay and Fly special rates!