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My first Anime Central was 2011. I remember driving into the dealer hall (at that time I was helping vendor friend so I arrived early to help them set-up. The layout is a bit different than other conventions, as the vendor hall was more rectangular and at that time, you entered artist alley first before he vendor hall area. Think of it like a rectangle.

  • Lindsay (Chicago, IL)

    “As for my best con experience, it has to be at SDCC 2013. I ran into the producers of Tron: Legacy. They were so incredibly excited to see me and the costume. They got pictures with me, and spoke with me at length about my love of Tron, and the costume.” 

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  • Chip (CHicago, IL)

    My group of friends usually gets pretty into Halloween, so everyone wants to have a good costume. And through that I found it was fun to create costumes. I honestly haven’t made that many, but I am proud of my cell-shaded Cyril Figgis suit, from Archer. The Louis Tully helmet was constructed by my good…

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  • CaffEineCraft & Setterspecs (Chicago, IL)

    Photo: Payton’s Photography CAFFEINECRAFT: This is the story of how Setterspecs and I met and how things came together for us to get married the day before Anime Central 2023 in Chicago. I started going to cons in the 2000s, though never for more than a day and not every year either. I did not…

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  • @sweetieplague (Chicago, IL)

    The idea to cosplay as the C2E2 sign has been in the making for around 4 years now. I was previously inspired to think outside the box by creators like @vj_daguru, who is the mastermind that cosplayed the ACen Hyatt statue as well as the person who cosplayed the Javits Center. Absolute legends! That had…

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  • @theblackbard (Chicago, IL)

    I’m a fashion designer and have always been a nerd/gaymer. But until about 8 years ago I never knew that cons existed, or that people dressed up to go to them. I made clothes and costumes all the time, but I never knew this world existed. My first con was Animazement, and I cosplayed Barret from…

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  • TrisRex (Chicago, IL)

    Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, TrisRex was enamored by horror/sci-fi films, ad comics at a young age. He’s best known for his dark and moody take on well-known DC Comics characters paired with horror elements such as his take on Swamp Thing titled “The Green”. Listen as we take a deep…

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  • Soydoka (Chicago, IL)

    I decided to crossplay as Ruby Rose because she is my favorite character from Rooster Teeth’s RWBY. She’s fun character in the series, can be silly at times, and puts in a lot of heart on whatever she does. Her character is cute to Getting into Ruby or any of my crossplays can be a…

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  • CHIP (Chicago, IL)

    My group of friends usually gets pretty into Halloween, so everyone wants to have a good costume. And through that I found it was fun to create costumes. I honestly haven’t made that many, but I am proud of my cell-shaded Cyril Figgis suit, from Archer. The Louis Tully helmet was constructed by my good…

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