Press release 7/7 – With the flash-bulbs and excitement barely fading from the 12th annual Anime Central show this past spring, Chicago Comic-Con will be the only place to experience the first ever Anime Central Aftershock!
Chicago Comic-Con Producer Gareb Shamus announces, “I am thrilled to be working with our friends in the Anime community for the first time at our event. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to bring even more excitement to all our fans in Chicago.”
Anime Central (ACen) is the annual convention of the Midwest Animetion Promotion Society, Chicago’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention. Chicago Comic-Con runs from August 6-9, 2009 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It is a national pop culture convention, connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists, writers and other industry professionals.
ACen Aftershock! offers a taste of anime and manga fandom with exhibitors, artists, anime showings, panel events, cosplay, contests, and a host of other exciting events normally found only at the yearly Anime Central show. This is the first time ever that ACen has offered programming to fans outside of their annual event. Attendees are encouraged to show up in anime costume.
Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at www.wizardworld.com and 877-402-3748.
“We’re excited to be working with Chicago Comic-Con on this venture,” said Rosa Halcomb, the chair for Anime Central 2009 and 2010. “This is an amazing opportunity for fans to get a taste of Chicago Comic-Con and Anime Central at the same time. It’s going to be so much fun!”
The Midwest Animation Promotion Society will present the premiere ACenAftershock! at Chicago Comic-Con August 6-9 with programming at both the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.