As Californians who have everything from Anime Expo to a Volks shop
to many Asian markets around the corner, it is no surprise that we were
constantly asked, "What brings you here?" Simple. A vacation
from the usual grind. Anime Central (ACen) is the Mid West's premiere
anime convention. One of Anime Central's biggest draw is their excellent
Guests of Honor line up. This year, Power Ranger fans were in for a
treat as Jason David Frank made an appearance. Kenichi Sonoda (Gunsmith
Cats) and Yuji Moriyama (Project A-Ko) hailed the International Guests
of Honor line up.
Central 2008 was held at the Hyatt Regency and Donald Stephen's Convention
Center in Rosemont, IL on May 16 - May 18, 2008. This year was an epic
adventure in the Mid West. It was great to meet new people and run into
familliar faces. ACen was a vacation convention for Traveling Valentine.
We're honored once again to be doing coverage for our favorite out of
Could Drive a Person Crazy
Zero. Traveling Valentine meets up at O Hare International Airport
running on no sleep. You know it's going to be an epic weekend
when you start your week off at Giordano's.
Day One. Witness the crazy registration line! Those
scary dollfies! Traveling Valentine cosplay as some classic Card
The Friday Night Life. Dance the night away at the
Charity Masquerade Ball. You'll be waltzing all night long to the
Little Things You Do Together
Let's learn how to make fur wigs! Traveling Valentine
has officially stepped into Bleach territory and it ain't that bad!
Eh...save for a few doujins...
By Side By Side
More cosplayers to be shot on film! Lots more crazy
happenings at ACen. Read how Traveling Valentine ventured into downtown
Chicago and met Frankie Valli.
Ladies Who Lunch
The final day of the MidWest's best.
Would We Do Without You?
And that's all we have to say about that!
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Returning to Rosemont in 2009. Same ACen time, same
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