Episode 6

31m | May 7, 2022

ACen is almost here! That’s right! Anime Central is almost here, and we’ve got a lot of big updates to bring you. In this episode, we talk about the importance of getting registered before the con versus at-con registration. We run down all the major announcements ACen has made since our last episode. Lastly, in our interview segment for this episode, we speak to Jesica Ward-Schmidt about the many roles she takes on in the organization and the challenges she and her teams have faced to bring this year’s ACen home! It’s our last episode before the con so let’s build the hype!


There is still time to get pre-registered and not have to stand in the at-con registration line. Head over to this link and get signed up today

Badges have been shipped


All individual badges shipped on April 19th. Group Badges and International Badges shipped a week later. There are still a few Group Badges that need to be shipped but otherwise, all badges are now in the hands of the USPS.

If you have not received your badge yet, please follow these steps that can help you with your badge

1. Confirm your registration status at this link

2. If your registration status is confirmed and you did purchase badge mailing, please sign up for Informed Delivery from USPS at this link. It will help you keep an eye out for incoming mail

3. If your badge does not arrive prior to the start of the convention, please see our staff at Membership Services when you arrive, and they will be able to assist you in getting your badge.

Guest Announcements

Tony Oliver

Erica Mendez

Lucien Dodge

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Hakos Baelz and Gawr Gura of Hololive EN

Other Announcements

Pop-Up Lockers

$15 a day

$25 for two days

$35 for the weekend


Revue Starlight: The Movie

More details coming soon

Pachinko Fever

More details coming soon

Soap Bubble Lineup


DJ Khek

DJ Allen C

VJ DaGuru

DJ Kagamine

Bad Corey

DJ GreenFlow

Nikki X

Synergy Lineup


All Hell Breaks Loops

Moe Shop


Snack Attack

James Landino (RWBY, Tower of GOD)

TeddyLoid (Panty and Stocking, Me Me Me)


Musical Guest



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