Anime Central 2017 Review

Anime Central 2017 Review
This year Anime Central celebrated their 20th anniversary, being the strongest, biggest midwest convention there is. Fans from just about everywhere come to this milestone anime convention, to share their passion for anime, cosplaying, hobbies, arts, games, interests, and just about everything a convention can have. Location Since 1997 the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Rosemont Convention Center, has been Anime Central home, giving it 18 year at this location. Acen (for short) is still expanding and making the most of the space from both venues. With tons of hotels surrounding the Rosemont Convention Center, you don't have to worry about Acen being booked, but if you are looking to room... Read More

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament

Have you got a chance to try to the new Mario kart 8 Deluxe?! Well here is your chance to try the new game and test your skills! Come out and enjoy a console of free play and join our MK8 BYOC tournament. And just for the old school Mario Kart fans we will also be having a Mario Kart 64 side tournament. Official tournament rules will be listed in the coming weeks! Emporium Arcade Bar is a 21+ establishment ID’s are a must!

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Combo Breaker

Combo Breaker 2017 | combobreaker.org Combo Breaker returns May 26-28, 2017 to the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL, USA! Register today atcombobreaker.org/register What is Combo Breaker? Combo Breaker is a 3-day Fighting Game Community Convention & tournament series held annually over Memorial Day Weekend. The convention was developed by @thehadou & Gaming Generations to provide a high-spectacle weekend for Midwest fighting game fans. Since the conventions arrival in 2015 it has been heralded as a can’t miss experience by tournament competitors and spectators alike. Combo Breaker is an event focused on the attendee experience, built by a dedicated staff with years of event attendance behind…

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English Dub for March Comes in Like a Lion announce at Anime Central!

English Dub for March Comes in Like a Lion announce at Anime Central!

Attendees at Bang Zoom! Entertainment’s panel were thrilled as Aniplex of America announced their plans to produce the English dub for the celebrated TV series March comes in like a lion at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois. The news was met with much fanfare as Bang Zoom! Entertainment partnered with Aniplex of America to bring the Open Auditions for the series to the Midwest for the first time. Bang Zoom! Entertainment held open auditions during Anime Central with call back auditions the same day.   This will be the fifth year Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom! Entertainment have teamed up to host the Open Auditions, where fans test out their…

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Ramencon Zao Island Pre-Con event

Ramencon Zao Island Pre-Con event

Ramencon is having a Pre-Con event at Zao Island in Valparaiso, Indiana. April 29th we will be there from 2pm to 6pm for the costume raffle. We will be giving out a single raffle ticket to everyone who shows up. For those awesome enough to come in costume you will get a second ticket. We will be doing the drawing there at 6pm or a little after time moves fast. The drawing will be for a badge to the con and some giveaway items. We are not doing anything special on pricing there for everything is priced on their website (http://www.zaoisland.net/). There will be an image added to the event…

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C2E2 2017

C2E2 2017

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Join in C2E2 April 21-24, 2017! http://www.c2e2.com/ Like The Chicago Daily Event List to stay tuned for tickets & updates!

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The King’s Arena – No Fool’s Glory

The King’s Arena – No Fool’s Glory

Throughout the centuries warriors and fighters have come together to determine who was the greatest amongst them. From the Roman Gladiators to modern day boxers and fighters. Spanning all races and ethnic backgrounds from Chinese Martial Arts to Dambe fighting of West Africa. For you the invitation has been given. The tournament set for the Kings to find their champions. The only path to victory, is defeating the best warriors present. Bring forth your greatest effort. Battle your way towards glory. The honor is all yours at: THE KING’S ARENA! “Warriors are you ready? Deciding battles are near! And it’s time to bring forth new champions. You will earn your…

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Tokidoki Rotofugi Pop Up Shop

Tokidoki Rotofugi Pop Up Shop

Tokidoki is super excited to be teaming up with the one and only Rotofugi Designer Toy store and Gallery in Chicago for a very special pop-up shop! Get ready for swag bags, giveaways and major fun April 8th – 30th . Join them for their grand opening celebration Saturday, April 8th at 11am-3pm, can’t wait to see you there!

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Karoshi-Con 2017

Karoshi-Con 2017

Take a break from the daily grind and come to Karoshi-Con hosted by The Anime Association of Northern Illinois University! As always, attendance is free for everyone, and con-goers of all ages are welcome! We will feature a vendor hall, panels, cosplay contests, and video game tournaments! Pre-registration is open now until March 30th, sign up to avoid a longer wait the day of the convention. The link can be found here: https://goo.gl/RBQRJl For up to date information about Karoshi-Con and other Anime Association news like or follow The Anime Association of Northern Illinois on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Anime-Association-of-Northern-Illinois-University-276139039108025/ For those interested in being a vendor, we have the vendor sign up…

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Concinnity 17 and Kappa Kon 2017

Concinnity 17 and Kappa Kon 2017

“We are again pleased to bring you Concinnity! This year we are teamed up with Kappa Kon to bring you two cons as one! It is that time of year, time to set aside April 8, 2017, in your calender so you can join us for this fun-filled event. If you enjoy science fiction, anime, Dr. Who, gaming, etc….. consider stopping in at Concinnity 17 held on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Below is a list of what we offer at the convention! ” -dealers with a diverse array of goods -engaging guest speakers -lively and informative discussion panels -a challenging and beguiling living dungeon -movie, sci-fi,…

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