The organizers of the Anime Central convention have announced that this year’s event is canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. Two of the convention’s hotel partners, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Westin O’Hare, had also notified the organizers that they would not be able to host the convention. The dates for the next Anime Central are May 21-23, 2021.
All attendees who pre-registered for the convention this year will be automatically rolled over for next year’s convention. Attendees may also request refunds by filling out a form by April 20, 2020. Retailers and artists will also be automatically rolled over, or they may also request refunds.
This year’s event was scheduled to take place from May 15-17, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.