Anime Central 2018

The Midwest's Largest Anime and Manga Convention

18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL / Chicago / Illinois / United States of America

Anime Central is Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention, bringing fans together with guests from the Japanese and US sectors of the anime and manga industry. This 3 days event is being organized by Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS). The venue of this event is Donald E. Stephens Convention Center which is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The event will be held from 18 May 2018, Friday to 20 May 2018, Sunday. Anime Central 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to comic book and pop culture sectors from the leading exhibitors, for example, anime Blu-Rays, DVDs, videos, cosplay, corset, lolita, and more apparel options, art, posters, wall scrolls, art books, manga, card, computer, and video games, models, figures, miniatures, music CDs, plush, swords and other martial arts supplies. Over 150 exhibitors are expected at this event to showcase their products and services. Over 85,000 visitors are expected at this event. The frequency of Anime Central is annual. The first year of this event is 1998.

  Address : 9291 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL

  City : Chicago, IL

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 847-692-2220

  Website : Click here for venue website

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Located in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, also known as Rosemont Convention Center, has exhibition space of 840.000 square feet (78.000 square meters) exhibition space that is perfect for most small to large shows. With its flexibility, The DES Convention Center can be configured any way you'd like.

Organized by

Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS)

Address: 65 E. Palatine Road, Suite 301

City: Prospect Heights, IL

Country: United States of America

Phone: (224) 676-0003

Fax: (847) 789-9300

Email: maps[at]

Event at a glance

  Event Type Regional Convention & Trade Show
  Start Date 18 May 2018, Friday
  End Date 20 May 2018, Sunday
  Category Comic Book, Anime & Manga
  Venue Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  City Chicago, IL
  State Illinois
  Country United States of America
  Organizer Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS)
  Web Site Click for official website
  First Year 1998
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 85,000+
  Exhibitors 150+
  Open to The public

Past Editions

  • 19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
    Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL
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