Chicago Brings Fans Together at Anime Midwest 2014


For the second year in a row, Anime Midwest welcomed ZacksTV.com back for their 4th year celebration. This year, the convention team implemented major changes and upgrades from previous years. In addition to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, portions of the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, were used to help house some of the panels, the Main Events stage, and the Dealer's room. As a convention or "con" which cares about its attendees, these changes made things more accessible and more friendly for those who attended.

Another bonus of this year's con was the increase in voice acting talent brought in to give advice and talk about their experience in the business for aspiring voice actors.  Laura Post, a former Chicagoan,  took the time to visit with us and share some background on what she brought to Anime Midwest.

Fans of Team Four Star got to meet them in full force this year and attend their panels. Another famous website team, ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com brought even more members from their site including fan favorites such as Linkara, The Last Angry Geek, Cinema Snob, and of course, the Nostalgia Critic himself.
The Dantes, well known emcees of the most popular panels at Anime Midwest, raised a lot of money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, including the winning bid for the Dante's themselves at $600.
It was only fitting that their 4th year anniversary began on the 4th of July as fans from across the country were able to gather together, share their interests, meet new fans, and enjoy a blast of many memorable experiences. We look forward to visiting again next year for their 5th Anniversary, as are a lot of fans who were in attendance this year.

Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers for Anime Midwest, and join them for their many other cons found at AnimeCon.org.

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