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.

Anime 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 state convention.

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