Information

Registration Customer Service
(800)619-7689 U.S. & Canada
(415)479-2273 international
[email protected]
Registration Hours:
Day 0 Wednesday, July 2nd 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
* Onsite/At-Con registration is closed.
Day 1 Thursday, July 3rd 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2 Friday, July 4th 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3 Saturday, July 5th 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 4 Sunday, July 6th 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is located in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. There are several check-in counters according to the type of registration.
  • Pre-Registration
  • At-Con Registration (onsite registration is NOT available on July, 2nd)
  • Premier Fan Registration
  • Exhibitor Registration
  • Artist Alley Registration
  • Industry & Professional Registration
  • Media & Press Registration
You must bring a valid photo ID that shows your date of birth. If you pre-registered online, bring a hard copy of your registration confirmation email containing the barcode.
Yes, you must be 18 years or older to pick up your badge. If you are under 18, you must have an adult (18+) with you at registration. There are no exceptions to this rule.
The photo ID must be current and contain your date of birth (no expired IDs). We accept the following forms of identification:
  • Driver’s License
  • State ID
  • Passports
  • Military ID
  • School ID (please check that your School ID has your date of birth as many do not)
  • Any valid government issued photo ID containing your date of birth
Onsite or “At-Con” Registration is only available starting July 3rd, at 8:00 am.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express on the online registration website. During the convention, we accept credit cards listed above, cash, and money orders made out to SPJA.
Go to the Cashier’s Assistance counter in the South Hall Lobby. Badge reprints are $40.00.
  • Children ages 5 and under are free with a paying adult.
  • 4-Day Badges for children (ages 6-12) are available for $25.
  • Children 13+ must purchase a regular 4-Day Badge.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to pick-up their badge.
  • Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 for the duration of their time at the event.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to pick-up their badge.
  • Any programming designated 18+ will require attendees to show a valid photo ID in order to gain admittance.
Registration fees are refundable in full within 30 days of your registration date. After 30 days, no refunds will be given. You may however, request a transfer to the following year or a name change. Transfers and name changes may only be requested once. All cancellations and transfers must be submitted in writing by June 23, 2014 to [email protected].
You may upgrade your badge at any time. You can downgrade your membership within 30 days of purchasing. After 30 days, you may transfer your registration to the following year.
Anime Expo is no longer offering Exhibit Hall Only Badges. However, you can register onsite and get access to the Exhibit Hall after 4:00pm free of charge on July 3rd- July 5th (Day 1-3).
Day 0 Wednesday, July 2nd 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Pre-Registration line may close at 8:00 pm
* Onsite/At-Con registration is closed.
Day 1 Thursday, July 3rd 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2 Friday, July 4th 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3 Saturday, July 5th 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 4 Sunday, July 6th 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Please click here to see the Press Information page for more information about registration.
Click here to review the Press Qualifications guidelines.
No. Only the person whose name is on the badge is allowed entry. Every individual must register for his or her own badge.
Yes. Each individual MUST have his or her own pass. No guest passes are issued. Every member of your team must register for a pass either online or on-site.
Yes, but you'll need their basic info handy (full name, address, email, qualifications, etc.) A confirmation email will then be sent to them and they'll need to finalize the registration on their own. Please note that press passes may be limited to a certain number depending on the size of the outlet. Please consider that SPJA is a non-profit organization, so we would like to kindly request that additional employees register at a special discounted daily rate of $15/day (available at the press registration area).
Yes. We have roaming security throughout the LACC that will stop you from entering the exhibit hall or programming rooms if you do not have a badge. Please either apply online or on-site for your press badge.
Freelance reporters must present at least 2 articles authored by them that have been featured on either an online or print news magazine.
No. Each badge issued belongs only to the person whose name is on the badge. If you are going to send someone else, they need to apply either online or on-site.
Inquiries can be made via email to [email protected]. If you have questions on what to include, please visit the Press Information page. However, due to the large number of inquiries, a response is not guaranteed. Additionally, please note that prior press badge approval does not guarantee future approvals. Complimentary press badges are a privilege granted by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA). SPJA reserves the right to deny Anime Expo press registration applications without explanation during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.
Yes. We will hold on-site registration July 2 ~ July 6 at the Press Registration area in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Please bring a business card and picture ID. Due to the fact that we will not have all of our resources available at the convention, please be aware that information that cannot be verified on the spot may result in the denial of the Press Badge.
No. You press badge grants access to the Exhibit Hall, Entertainment Hall, common areas of the Los Angeles Convention Center and surrounding programming rooms. If you would like to attend a ticketed event (concerts, Masquerade, etc.), you may pick up a complimentary ticket in the Press Lounge on the morning of the event. A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to limited quantities, we have a limit of two (2) tickets per outlet and both press members must be present at the time of pick-up. We will begin distributing tickets at 9:00am on the morning of the ticketed event in the Press Lounge. If you did not receive a complimentary ticket, you may purchase a ticket at the ticketing booth prior to the event. If you'd like to make sure you're able to attend a ticketed event, please feel free to reserve or purchase your ticket ahead of time.
No. You must present a valid picture ID at the Press Registration area in the LACC South Lobby in order to pick up your press badge.
Press registration is located the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. On-site registration will take place in the same location.
Each individual must pick up his or her press badge in person. A valid picture ID must also be presented.
Yes. You will not be allowed entry into the exhibit hall or any Anime Expo event without it. No exceptions.
In the event that you lose your badge, please visit the press registration area and we will issue you a new badge.
Yes. If a non-English speaking Guest is holding a panel or conference, a professional interpreter will be on hand to assist.
Below is a working version of our photo and video policy. However, these guidelines are subject to change. A complete photo and video policy will be issued to you when you check in for your badge. At no point should any footage taken at Anime Expo be sold for profit. Photography and video is permissible in the common areas of the LACC and in most panels. You will be notified by the panel moderator or a posted sign if photo and/ or video are not allowed in that particular event. Please respect our attendees’ and guests’ wishes if they decline to be photographed or filmed. Failure to comply with this request can result in expulsion from Anime Expo.
  • Opening /Closing Ceremonies: Non-flash photography and video allowed throughout.
  • Masquerade: Non-flash photography and video allowed throughout.
  • Concerts: Subject to performers’ request.
  • AMV Contest: Absolutely no photography or video allowed.
Well, we think every day is exciting. But if you.re looking for a particular type of event, please check out our online schedule to find what you.d most like to attend. Your press badge will allow you access to Anime Expo.s exbhit hall and non-tickets events all 4 days.
Yes. Approved press are able to board the dedicated Anime Expo shuttles for ease of travel between the LACC and AX Block Hotels July 3 . July 6 7:00am . 9:00pm. Boarding locations can be found in the Program Guide. Press badge must be shown before boarding shuttle.
Once announced, all guest biographies can be found on our website under the “Guests” tab on the home navigation bar.
It depends on the Guest. You may ask the Guest as they are walking the red carpet if they have time for 1-2 questions, however, they reserve the right to decline or simply not stop for an interview. If applicable, they may also not be with an interpreter.
All approved press members will be sent detailed information regarding each guest’s photo and video policies. Failure to comply with these policies may result in expulsion from Anime Expo.
Yes. Please make sure you.ve picked up your press badge before the Red Carpet event begins.
Please click here to see the Registration page for more information.
Yes, 4-day shuttle passes are available to Industry members at $15 before the convention and $20 at the convention. Passes can be purchased as an add-on to your approved industry pass. Please visit our Accommodations page for more information about Shuttle Routes.
No. Only the person whose name is on the badge is allowed entry. Each individual must register for his or her own badge.
Yes, but you.ll need their basic info handy (full name, address, email, qualifications, etc.) A confirmation email will then be sent to them and they.ll need to finalize the registration on their own. Please note: Complimentary industry passes are limited to 4/people per company. If your team consists of more than 4 people, additional employees can gain entrance at a discounted daily rate of $60/4 Day Pass (available at the industry registration area).
Yes. We have roaming security throughout the LACC that will stop you from entering the exhibit hall or programming rooms if you do not have a badge. Please either apply online or on-site for your industry badge.
No. Each badge issued belongs only to the person.s whose name is on the badge. If you are going to send someone else, they need to apply either online or on-site.
Yes! We will hold on-site registration July 3 - 7 at the LACC in Room 303B. Please bring a business card and picture ID. If you do not have these items, Anime Expo reserves the right to refuse a complimentary pass.
No. You press badge grants you access to the LACC.s exhibit hall, common areas and surrounding programming rooms. If you would like to attend a ticketed event (concerts, Masquerade, etc.), you may purchase a ticket online while registering for your industry badge. Tickets are also available on-site at the LACC Ticketing Booth.
No. Due to security purposes, you must present a valid picture ID to an Anime Expo staff member in order to pick up your industry badge.
We will email all approved members of the industry a detailed description of when, where and how to pick up your industry badge once that information is confirmed. If you plan on registering on-site, please visit the LACC Room 303B to register for your badge.
Each individual must pick up his or her industry badge in person. A valid picture ID must also be presented.
Yes. You will not be allowed entry into the exhibit hall or any Anime Expo event without it. No exceptions.
In the event that you lose your badge, please visit the industry registration area and we will issue you a new badge.
Well, we think every day is exciting. But if you.re looking for a particular type of event, please check out our online schedule to find what you.d most like to attend. Your industry badge will allow you access to Anime Expo all 4 days.
Once announced, all guest biographies can be found on our website under the .Guests. tab on the home navigation bar.

Need a place to have your backpacks, props, luggage, and loot from the dealers hall? Well AX Bag Check will hold on to your items for you when you enjoy any of the events at Anime Expo! Below all the information on Bag Check, it’s services and Tickets and hours.

Hours

Day Hours
Day 0 – July 2 closed
Day 1 – July 3 8:30 AM – 2:00 AM
Day 2 – July 4 8:30 AM – 2:00 AM
Day 3 – July 5 8:30 AM – 2:00 AM
Day 4 – July 6 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Pricing

4 Hours 8 Hours All-Day Special All-Con Special
$5.00 per item $10.00 per item $15.00 per item $25.00 per item

Specials

“Special” plans have unlimited in & out privileges applicable to the check-out deadline for that day.
4-Day badge holders will be given a $5.00 discount for the All-Day Special for one ticket.

Additional Fees

  • $5.00 charge will be applied for each additional 4 hours overtime at check-out.
  • $20.00 charge will be applied for any items left overnight at check-out. (see below)
  • $5.00 per 10 lbs. will be applied for any items over 50lbs.
  • $5.00 charge will be applied for lost claim tickets (see below)
  • $5.00 Live Weapon Fee (see below)

Policies

Bag Check is not liable for any stolen, broken, damaged, or lost items that are checked into its care. However, we take several measures to have items are safe and secure. No additional objects items can be hooked, hanging, or spilling out of the main item. This includes decorative weapons and props. Bags must be able to completely shut.
In & Out Policy
In & Out privileges are applicable towards All-Day and All-Con tickets only. Attendees may not use this service to check-out an item and then check-in a different item on the same ticket. If you lose your claim ticket, a $5.00 fee will apply.

Overnight Policy
Items must be picked up before bag check closes. A $20.00 overnight fee will apply for any items that are not picked up by closing time.

  • Items must be picked up by 12:00 pm the next day.
  • If items are not picked up by 12:00pm, it is considered to be checked in for another day and an additional $15.00 fee will be charged.
  • Overnight fee is charged for each night.
  • The same formula is applied to all price tiers.

Lost Claim Tickets
If you have lost your claim ticket, please go to the Check-Out Cashier.

  • We will check your identification and release the item with the name on the ticket attached to the bag/item in holding.
  • A $5.00 fee will be applied.
  • If the owner cannot be present, we will take a copy or photo of the substitute’s ID. The substitute must provide the owners name, number, address.

Live Weapons
If you have a live weapon that did not pass peace bonding or purchased a live weapon you cannot put away, you can purchase a Weapon Ticket for $5.00. It is considered an All Day Ticket with no In & Out privileges. All other fees such as overnight, late fees, lost ticket fees will apply.
End of the Convention
If there are any items left after the convention on Day 4, all items will be delivered to Anime Expo’s Lost & Found.

Check-In and Check-Out Procedure

Check-In

  • Bring your item over to the Check-In cashier.
  • The cashier will assess and apply any appropriate fees.
  • Pay the cashier and receive your claim ticket.
  • Put your name, address, and phone number on the top portion of the claim ticket.
  • Cashier will date stamp your portion of the ticket and take your bag.
  • Enjoy the Convention!

Check-Out

  • Go to the Check-Out Cashier and hand them your Claim Ticket.
  • Once Claim Ticket is received, possible fees will be accessed.
  • Pay fees. (If they apply.)
  • Item will then be retrieved.
  • Take items and have a great day!
Main Events are the most popular events that have the highest attendance at Anime Expo®. These include the AX Masquerade, the AX Anime Music Video Contest and various musical concerts. Main Events for 2014 are held in West Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). PLEASE NOTE: ALL MAIN EVENTS / TICKETED EVENTS LISTED ARE FOR REGISTERED ANIME EXPO® ATTENDEES ONLY. YOU CANNOT ATTEND AN EVENT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID BADGE FOR THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE EVENT EVEN IF YOU HAVE A TICKET.
Yes. In addition to a valid Anime Expo® attendee badge, registered attendees will need a Main Event ticket to enter events held in the Main Events Hall. Due to the high attendee interest and limited space, all concerts, the AX Masquerade and the AX Anime Music Video Contest will require individual tickets for admission. Tickets are available for sale online through the Anime Expo Ticketing website (http://tickets.anime-expo.org) and are available for sale during the convention at the Ticketing Booth in the West Hall Alcove for cash sales and via Ticketing.
Only registered Anime Expo® attendees with valid badges for the day of the event are eligible to obtain tickets for all ticketed Main Events, Maid Café and other ticketed events. When purchasing tickets for the first time, all attendees are required to create an account in the Ticketing system.
Yes. All attendees are required to purchase a ticket to attend our Main Events and other ticketed events, such as Maid Café. Premier Fans are provided one complimentary ticket discount code per Premier Fan Badge to be redeemed at checkout for any main event of their choosing. Discount code may be redeemed for a ticket value of up to $45. If the ticket price exceeds this value, the Premier Fan is responsible for paying the difference of the ticket value. Please remember, purchasing a ticket has many benefits such as guaranteed entry, earlier entry into the venue, guaranteed seating and not having to wait in a Standby Line while another event, panel or workshop you may also wish to attend, is happening. The best way to ensure that you can see an event is to purchase a ticket.
The Standby Line is an option for attendees to possibly get tickets to Main Events for free. The Standby Line for a ticketed Main Event will begin two (2) hours before the start of the event, and will be outside of the West Hall Alcove doors on the north side. Tickets are released to Standby at management’s and artist’s discretion. Waiting in the Standby Line does NOT guarantee a ticket. Attendees interested in a particular event are recommended to purchase a ticket to guarantee entry. Standby tickets are NOT available for every Main Event. PLEASE NOTE: Location of Standby Line is subject to change. Location will be posted at the Ticketing Booth during the convention.
Depending on the event, seating will either be General Admission, first come, first serve seating OR Assigned Seating where you will be able to select your own seats in the Anime Expo Ticketing website when you purchase your tickets. If you are purchasing tickets at the convention at the Ticketing Booth, our ticketing staff will assist you in selecting seats for the event.
If you have any special needs and require Accessible seating or a Wheelchair location, please proceed directly to the Ticketing Booth located in the West Hall Alcove during the convention. If purchasing a ticket online before the convention, please contact the Ticketing Department via email at: [email protected]. Please provide us with your name, phone number and email address as well as the event(s) you are interested in purchasing tickets for and the number of tickets. If you need a wheelchair location, please indicate that as well. We will try to accommodate your request to the best of our ability based on availability. Tickets are available for attendees who require Accessible seating at all price tiers in our Main Event venue located in West Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center. PLEASE NOTE: Anime Expo® no longer issues “free” Main Event tickets to attendees who request a special Disabled sticker through our Information Services Department. All attendees, whether disabled or not, are required to purchase their tickets for all ticketed events. But we will assist you to the best of our abilities to arrange seating that accommodates your special needs, including allowing ticket purchases for up to 3 companions in your group.
Tickets can be purchased online through the Anime Expo® Ticketing website (http://tickets.anime-expo.org) as events are announced and will also be available during the convention at both the Ticketing Booth (for cash, debit or major credit card) in the West Hall Alcove and via Ticketing kiosks (for debit or major credit card only) located both in the South Hall Lobby and next to the Ticketing Booth. Please bring corresponding photo ID if using credit or debit cards at the Ticketing Booth.
Though each registered attendee can have only one (1) ticket per event associated with their attendee badge, the Anime Expo® Ticketing system allows you to purchase multiple tickets (up to a maximum of 4) for your group depending on the event with the exception of the Anime Music Video event. These tickets will only be available for distribution at the Ticketing Booth, limit 2 tickets per attendee.
If you bought your tickets online, you will receive a confirmation email as well as your E‑tickets in PDF format for each ticket purchased. You will need to print out and bring your E-ticket(s) with you on the day of the event or present it via tablet, smartphone or iOS device so we can scan the ticket barcode during check in. If you did NOT receive a confirmation email and/or your E-ticket(s), please email [email protected] for support.
Simply go to the designated venue with your ticket and have your valid Anime Expo® attendee badge ready to present at the door. Your ticket can either be a kiosk ticket with a barcode, a printed copy of the E-ticket with a barcode or an electronic version of the E-ticket on your smartphone or iOS device. We will scan the barcode at the door to the event to "redeem" the ticket. Seating usually begins around 30-60 minutes before the start of the event. Once your E-ticket is scanned onsite, you will not be able to use additional printed copies.
If you lose your E-ticket prior to the convention, please contact the Ticketing Department at [email protected] to request another confirmation email with E‑ticket(s) attached to be sent to you. If you lose your kiosk ticket or the copy of your E-ticket during the convention, please visit the Ticketing Booth in the West Hall Alcove to receive a new printout of your E‑ticket.
Day 0 (Wednesday, July 2nd) 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Day 1 (Thursday, July 3rd) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Day 2 (Friday, July 4th) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Day 3 (Saturday, July 5th) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Day 4 (Sunday, July 6th) CLOSED
  • At the LACC: No ticket exchanges are allowed after you leave the Ticketing Booth or the Standby Line. Please check that the tickets you receive are for the events you wish to attend before leaving the booth or the Standby Line.
  • All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or cancellations will be made.
  • A valid Anime Expo® attendee badge and badge holder is required to purchase tickets and to attend any of the Main Events or other ticketed events.
  • All attendees are subject to the Anime Expo® Code of Conduct. In addition, attendees are expected to adhere to the policies set forth by the LACC and for the individual Main Events.
  • Unlawful resale (or attempt) of your tickets is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Any person caught buying or selling any Anime Expo® event tickets will face immediate ejection from the event and a ban of one year (minimum) from the convention, effective immediately.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL MAIN EVENTS / TICKETED EVENTS LISTED ARE FOR REGISTERED ANIME EXPO® ATTENDEES ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. YOU CANNOT ATTEND AN EVENT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID BADGE FOR THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE EVENT, EVEN IF YOU HAVE A TICKET.

These policies are subject to change at any time without notice at the sole discretion of Anime Expo & Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (“SPJA”).

Welcome to Anime Expo®. It is our mission to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone. In order to make your visit and that of your fellow guests a pleasant one, we require everyone to observe the following rules. Persons violating this Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the Anime Expo®. Please have your event badge openly displayed on your person at all times during the Anime Expo® event(s).Anime Expo® and/or The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (“SPJA”) reserve the right to refuse entrance into the events or service to any individual or group at anytime. Please be prepared to show proof of age and Identification when entering an Anime Expo event or it’s programs at any time. We will only accept the following forms of ID (Drivers License, State ID, School ID, Passports, and Military ID).

PROHIBITED ACTIONS

The following are not permitted at the Anime Expo® and its surrounding perimeters, including the parking lots and structures and shall remain in effect at all times while attending Anime Expo®:

  • Failing to be fully and/or appropriately clothed, or wearing apparel or gesturing in a manner which is likely to provoke a disturbance or embroil others. Please keep in mind local laws, rules and regulations when selecting your costume.
  • Physically or verbally threatening, annoying, harassing, stalking, pushing, shoving or use of physical force, or offending any person; which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous.
  • Any boisterous, lewd or offensive behavior or language, using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct, or profanity, obscene gestures or racial, religious or ethnic slurs.
  • Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the public peace or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
  • Activity not sponsored by the Anime Expo® and/or an enterprise(s) engaged in business at the Anime Expo®, without complying with the Anime Expo®’s rules for such activity. This includes, without limitation, the solicitation of money or other contributions or donations, or distribution of commercial advertising or promotional material of any kind, or offering samples of items which are sold, available for sale, or available in exchange for a donation or contribution.
  • Possession of any item that can be used as a weapon, including but not limited to: firearms, explosives, clubs, knives, whips or any other object(s) that may place others in immediate apprehension of danger or which may cause danger to others if utilized in a certain manner. The possession of any weapon may only be possessed if authorized in writing by Access Control.
  • Possessing any open can, bottle or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverages, except in areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol.
  • Possessing any illegal substance, narcotic, marijuana or any other illegal drug. Anime Expo® DOES NOT tolerate the use or abuse of illegal substances in or around Anime Expo®.
  • Smoking, other than in designated areas.
  • Violating any Federal, State or Local law or ordinance.

Violation of the Code of Conduct policies is grounds for immediate loss of your event badge, suspension from the Anime Expo® and convention privileges.

PROHIBITION AGAINST THE USE OF SIGNS

All signs, whether for a costume prop or not, are prohibited unless approved in writing for specific use by Anime Expo®. Unapproved signs will be confiscated and repeat offenses may lead to individuals being asked to forfeit your attendee badge and may result in being banned from the convention.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOTAPE

Photographs and videotape footage by attendees are generally allowed in all common areas of the convention with the exception of the Art Show. Specific rules and restrictions regarding video, audio, and photography apply to certain specific events. Please consult the program guide at the convention for information relating to specific restricted events.

Please obtain permission first when photographing or videotaping individuals or costumes. If someone asks or otherwise indicates that they do not wish to be photographed, do not photograph them.

Photography or videography of Anime Expo® events, staff, or attendees for the purpose of sale, or publication to the press is expressly forbidden unless written permission has been obtained from SPJA, as well as the Los Angeles Convention Center in accordance with its press policy. Individuals may take pictures and videotapes for private viewing and identify all images, sound bites and clips of Anime Expo® events as Anime Expo® events.

Video footage of the convention and attendees is gathered by staff members, including public areas, events, and panels, and may be used in a highlights tape, marketing endeavor or other media use. Acceptance of an Anime Expo® membership constitutes consent to be filmed or photographed by Anime Expo® staff, approved industry, or media during the Anime Expo® event without compensation to you. Your acceptance of a membership and attendance at any Anime Expo® event, including the convention, constitutes a grant of rights to Anime Expo® to reproduce, display, distribute, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise use any film or video footage that it affixes in any media and in any manner throughout the world in perpetuity, including on the internet, broadcast, satellite and other transmissions.

These rules apply to all attendees (exhibitors, guests, press, or any level of regular membership). All members of the press and staff are additionally required to conform to Anime Expo®’s Press Policy and we encourage attendees to become familiar with those rules.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

During the convention an Information Services kiosk booth will be located at the event for questions, concerns or inquires. Check your Event Map or program guide for location.

If you need immediate assistance, please don’t hesitate to approach anyone on the Anime Expo® staff or contact us online.

Anime Expo® and/or SPJA reserve the right to modify and/or update this Code of Conduct at any time.

Regular Autograph Sessions

There are three ways to get a chance to receive autographs from a Guest of Honor at their Regular Autograph Session. The three ways are listed in order of priority.

  1. By winning an Autograph Voucher through a raffle held at the end of a Guest of Honor Panel.
  2. By attending a Guest of Honor’s panel and receiving a raffle ticket (non winning).
  3. By lining up in the standby line at a regular autograph session. (no raffle ticket).

Attendees are responsible for providing their own material for signing. Please make sure that the item is properly licensed and that the item is from something that the Guest of Honor has worked on. Rules and restrictions on what will or will not be signed can change so please ask Autograph Staff to make sure that an item is eligible to be signed. Attendees are recommended to bring at least one backup item in case their item cannot be signed. Each attendee may only receive 1 (one) autograph per time in line after which they must then go to the end of the standby line if they wish to receive a second autograph.

Autograph sessions are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. Autograph tickets of any kind only denote eligibility to receive an autograph at a Regular Autograph Session. They do not guarantee that the holder will receive an autograph and cannot be used to get priority at the Open Autograph Sessions.

Guest of Honor (GoH) Panel Raffle Policy

This year at Anime Expo®, we will have Autograph Vouchers distributed at Guest of Honor Panels for select Guest of Honor Regular Autograph Sessions. Not all Guest of Honor Panels will have Autograph Vouchers. Attendees must receive a raffle ticket while being seated at the panel in order to be eligible. Raffle tickets will only be passed out during seating before the panel begins and while supplies last, after which no further tickets will be distributed. Raffle tickets are limited based on the number of seats available in the panel room. Each attendee may only receive one raffle ticket. Any person found trying to take multiple raffle tickets will automatically be disqualified and may also be asked to leave the panel and receive a warning.

At the end of the panel, 50 tickets will be randomly selected per eligible Guest of Honor Regular Autograph Session. Not all Guest of Honor Regular Autograph Sessions will have Autograph Vouchers. Holders of winning tickets must be present at the end of the panel when the raffle winners are announced in order to claim their Autograph Vouchers for the Guest of Honor Regular Autograph Session. These attendees must then line up and receive their Autograph Vouchers which they will take to the corresponding regular autograph sessions 15 minutes before the session begins. Unclaimed Autograph Vouchers will not be passed out to Attendees.

Autograph Voucher Winners
Winners of Autograph Vouchers must arrive to the regular autograph session at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the autograph session and will line up in order of arrival. Holders of Autograph Vouchers will be the first group of attendees to have the chance to receive an autograph. Autograph Voucher winners do not need a line placeholder ticket. Holders of Autograph Vouchers who arrive to the regular autograph session after it has begun will be placed at the end of the priority line. Autograph Vouchers will be collected at the regular autograph session.

Priority Line
Individuals that attended a Guest of Honor Panel, received a raffle ticket, but did not win an Autograph Voucher will be able to exchange the raffle ticket at the Autographs Information Table for a line placeholder ticket for the panel Priority Line. The non-winning raffle ticket must be presented to receive a ticket for the Priority Line. This line is separate from the line for holders of the Autograph Vouchers and will be the second group of attendees to have the chance to receive an autograph, going after all Autograph Voucher winners have received an autograph. The Priority Line will be closed 15 minutes after the start of the autograph session and new line placeholder tickets will no longer be handed out. Those arriving after 15 minutes and do not already possess a line placeholder ticket for the Priority Line will be placed at the end of the Standby Line. As long as their ticket is still valid, attendees that possess said valid line placeholder ticket can still re-enter the Priority Line.

Standby Line
Those who did not attend a Guest of Honor Panel and those who did not receive a raffle ticket will be able to pick up line placeholder tickets for the standby line at the Autographs Information Table and line up in a Standby Line. This line will be the third group of attendees to have the chance to receive an autograph, going after everyone in the priority line has received an autograph.

Line Placeholder Tickets

This year, we will be using a line placeholder ticket system to cut down on the need to wait in line at a Regular Autograph Session. Each line placeholder ticket only denotes one’s place in line and does not guarantee an autograph. Line placeholder tickets will be numbered sequentially.

For each autograph session, there will be two types of line placeholder tickets:

  • Priority Line: This line is for someone who went to the panel and received a raffle ticket but did not win an Autograph Voucher.
  • Standby Line: This line is for someone who did not go to the panel or receive a raffle ticket.
  • Note: There will be no placeholder tickets for Autograph Voucher winners.

Each line placeholder ticket is specific to a single autograph session, and will have the name of the Guest of Honor, the date and time of the autograph session in which it is valid, the type of line, and the number of the ticket printed on the ticket. Line placeholder tickets will only be distributed on the same day of each autograph session. If a Guest of Honor has another regular autograph session different from what is printed on the line placeholder ticket, a new line placeholder ticket must be obtained for that autograph session on the same day of the autograph session. Line placeholder tickets will be distributed at the Autographs Information Table.

Prior to the start of an autograph session, line placeholder tickets will allow attendees to step out of line and maintain their position in that line, allowing them to do things such as use the restroom or explore the Exhibit Hall. Attendees do not need to return to line up in the autograph area until approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of an autograph session. Upon returning to the autograph area, attendees should check with those next to them to make sure that they are in the right place in line. Please help other attendees find their place in line. Once the autograph session has started, if an attendee’s number comes up and they are not in line (even by one number), the ticket is no longer valid and they lose their place in line. Each attendee must be present for their turn to redeem an autograph. Line placeholder tickets will be collected as ticket holders reach the front of the line or at the end of the autograph session.

Open Autograph Sessions

Open Autograph Sessions are held in the afternoon of the last day of the convention. There are no tickets for this event and is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Open Autograph Sessions are attended at the sole discretion of each Guest of Honor. Each Guest of Honor may end his or her participation in the Open Autograph Session at any time before the session officially ends. Guests of Honor may also continue to sign autographs after the Open Autograph Session has officially ended.

Please check at the Autographs Information Table to find out which Guests of Honor will be attending.

Other Ways to Obtain Autographs

In the event that you miss the Regular Autograph Session(s) and Open Autograph Session, you can also obtain an autograph by bidding and winning an item personally donated by the Guest of Honor at the Charity Auction.

Autographs Information Table

To pick up line placeholder tickets or If you have any questions about an autograph session or the autograph policy, please ask an Autographs Staff member at the Autographs Information Table, located at the center of the autographs area, and we will do our best to assist you. We’d also like to hear any feedback you have so that we can continue to improve our autograph sessions.

Disclaimer: This policy is subject to change at any time without notice at the sole discretion of Anime Expo®. This policy may not apply to industry guests. Please inquire with Autographs Staff for industry guest autograph information.

Each Anime Expo® Main Event has its own rules when it comes to appropriate behavior.  Please abide by those rules as stated below.Conditions apply to all parties attending events in LACC West Hall B, including Anime Expo Staff as well as attendees, Press, and Industry.  Any penalties incurred in the Main Events venue will count towards the convention’s one-strike policy for Main Events.

*NOTE: Policies are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Guests of Honor and/or Anime Expo.

MAIN EVENTS FAQ

What are the Anime Expo 2014 Main Events?

The Anime Expo Main Events include:

  • Anime Expo Concerts
  • AX Masquerade Contest
  • Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest
  • SPJA Charity Auction (location in LP1 Petree Hall this year)
  • Opening (Welcome) Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony

What is the difference between “ticketed” and “NON-ticketed” Main Events?

“Ticketed” Main Events include the concerts, AX Masquerade, and the Anime Music Video Contest.

“NON-ticketed” Main Events include Opening (Welcome) Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, and the SPJA Charity Auction.

“Ticketed” Main Events require a valid AX 2014 badge with the plastic badge holder and a valid Main Event ticket for entrance to those particular Main Events.

“NON-ticketed” Main Events only require a valid AX 2014 badge with the plastic badge holder for entrance to those particular Main Events.

If we exit the Main Events Hall, are we allowed to re-enter?

For LACC West Hall B:
Re-entry is ONLY allowed for restroom access.
For the “ticketed” Main Events in LACC West Hall B, re-entry is allowed ONLY for restroom access, and you must have the following three (3) items in order to gain re-entry:

  • your valid AX 2014 badge,
  • your valid Main Event ticket, and
  • a re-entry stamp on your hand.

For the “NON-ticketed” Main Events in LACC West Hall B, re-entry is allowed ONLY for restroom access, and you must have your valid AX 2014 badge in order to gain re-entry.

MAIN EVENTS POLICIES

Anime Expo Concerts

Each concert Guest of Honor has a different set of photography and video recording policies.

*NOTE: Policies are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Guests of Honor and/or Anime Expo.

Kill la Kill Special Event

Special Request from the Kill la Kill Guests of Honor:

ONLY PRE-APPROVED AX 2014 PRESS BADGES AND OFFICIAL ANIME EXPO ARCHIVES STAFF CAN TAKE STILL PHOTOS (WITHOUT FLASH) DURING THIS EVENT.

(If you are an AX 2014 general attendee with a 1-day badge, 4-day badge, or Premier Fan badge, please see below for the photography and video recording policies for this event.)

Kill la Kill Talk Session:

No photography, audio recording, or video recording of any kind, with the exception of Anime Expo Archive Staff and pre-approved Press members.

Kill la Kill Episode Screening:

No photography, audio recording, or video recording of any kind, with the exception of Anime Expo Archive Staff and pre-approved Press members.

Eir Aoi Concert:

No photography, audio recording, or video recording of any kind, with the exception of Anime Expo Archive Staff and pre-approved Press members.

By attending, you agree not to bring any photography or recording devices into the Main Events venue.

Please leave restricted items in your car, hotel room, or at Bag Check.  Cell phones and cameras should be kept in bags or pockets for the duration of the entire event.

If you are found using your phone to record audio, record video, or take pictures during the event, you will be removed from the event and no refund will be issued for your ticket.

Bag Check is available in the West Hall Lobby at the Convention Center, where you can store items, such as oversized props or oversized bags, for this event.

Any attendee(s), non-authorized Press, or AX Staff members discovered with functioning equipment during the episode screening will be subjected to immediate deletion of all media stored in the device, one strike on the badge, and, at the discretion of Anime Expo Staff, ejection from the venue and badge revocation for the remainder of the convention.

rePlay: Symphony of Heroes Concert with Special Guests Eru Matsumoto and Sonya Belousova

  • No flash photography.
  • Video recording is allowed.
  • Photography WITHOUT flash is allowed.

Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest

No photography and/or video recording of any kind, with the exception of Anime Expo Archive Staff.

By attending, you agree not to bring any photography or recording devices into the Main Events venue.

Please leave restricted items in your car, hotel room, or at Bag Check. Cell phones should be kept in bags or pockets for the duration of the AMV Contest.

Individuals will not be allowed into LACC West Hall B until photography or recording devices have been properly stored (i.e., they cannot be on your person).

Bag Check is available in the West Hall Lobby at the Convention Center, where you can store cameras and other electronic devices for the duration of the AMV Contest.

Any attendee(s), non-authorized Press, or AX Staff members discovered with functioning equipment will be subjected to immediate deletion of all media stored in the device, one strike on the badge, and, at the discretion of Anime Expo Staff, ejection from the venue and badge revocation for the remainder of the convention.

Opening (Welcome) Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, and SPJA Charity Auction

  • No flash photography, for the safety of our Guests of Honor and/or AX Staff on stage.
  • Video recording is allowed.
  • Photography WITHOUT flash is allowed.

Photos and videos must be for personal use only, with the exception of Anime Expo Archive Staff and pre-approved Press members.

Please leave restricted items, such as oversized bags and oversized costume props, in your car, hotel room, or at Bag Check.

Bag Check is available in the West Hall Lobby at the Convention Center, where you can store items, such as oversized props and oversized bags, for these events.

AX Masquerade

  • No flash photography, for the safety of our contestants and/or AX Staff on stage.
  • Video recording is allowed.
  • Photography WITHOUT flash is allowed.

Photos and videos must be for personal use only, with the exception of Anime Expo Archive Staff and pre-approved Press members.

Please leave restricted items, such as oversized bags and oversized costume props, in your car, hotel room, or at bag check.

Bag Check is available in the West Hall Lobby at the Convention Center, where you can store items, such as oversized props and oversized bags, for this event.

Additional Policies

Due to the high volume of people attending the Main Events, the following should be noted for safety and fire hazard reasons:

  • No excess or large baggage. (Suitcases, luggage, duffel bags, etc. are not be allowed.)
  • No oversized costumes or oversized props (with the exception of Masquerade contestants on Saturday, July 5th, 2014).
  • No weapons (i.e., swords, knives, bokkens, daggers, etc.)
  • No skanking or moshing.
  • No standing on chairs.
  • No running in the aisles or rows.
  • No smoking.
  • No signs.
  • No outside food or beverages (water bottles are acceptable).
  • No re-entry into LACC West Hall B except for restroom access.

Attendees are highly encouraged to utilize Bag Check located in the West Hall Lobby at the Convention Center prior to arriving at the Main Events Hall.

All attendees, Press, Industry, and AX Staff attending the “ticketed” Main Events must have valid AX 2014 badges and valid Main Event tickets.

All attendees, Press, Industry, and AX Staff attending the “NON-ticketed” Main Events must have valid AX 2014 badges.

Those found loitering in aisles will face immediate ejection from the venue and receive one strike on the badge or, at the discretion of Anime Expo Staff, badge revocation for the remainder of the convention.

All attendees, Press, Industry, and AX Staff are subject to the Anime Expo Code of Conduct.

*NOTE: Policies are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Guests of Honor and/or Anime Expo.

Contact Information

For any and all inquiries related to Anime Expo, the Anime Expo Forums are available.

For any questions and concerns on the Main Events Policies, please contact [email protected].

For Main Events Ticketing inquiries, please contact [email protected].

For Anime Expo Registration and badge inquiries, please contact [email protected].

For Press inquiries about the Main Events Policies, please contact [email protected].

 

Zero Tolerance for Weapons at Anime Expo®

You may not carry or possess any weapon, openly or concealed, or in an inoperable or unusable condition at any time at or around the convention space, including the surrounding parking lots. Any weapon, firearm, knives, curio, relic, antique firearms, and all forms of ammunition are strictly forbidden. Even items that may be legal for you to own or carry are not welcome at Anime Expo® and are to be left at home.

The following items are examples of weapons that are NOT allowed at Anime Expo®:

FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, HANDGUNS, BLOWGUNS, TAZERS, LASER POINTERS, LASER-AIMING DEVICES OR SIMILAR LASER DEVICES, EXPLOSIVES OR OTHER INCENDIARY DEVICES, KNIVES, SWORDS (INCLUDING KATANA AND OTHER MARTIAL ARTS STYLE SWORDS), DAGGERS, SWORD CANES, SWITCHBLADES, BALI-SONG (BUTTERFLY) KNIVES, AXES, HATCHETS, POLE-ARMS, STAFFS, CLUBS, WOODEN/METAL BATS AND PADDLES, BOWS, ARROWS, MARTIAL ARTS WEAPONS, BRASS KNUCKLES, CHAINS, WHIPS, PEPPER-SPRAY/MACE, POWER TOOLS, HANDCUFFS, STILTS, VUVUZELAS, OR ANY ITEM THAT MAY INFER THAT IT IS DANGEROUS OR WHICH WOULD PLACE OTHERS IN IMMEDIATE HARM.

Certain allowances apply for once-functional projectile weapons such as BB Guns, pellet guns, cap guns, paintball guns, or airsoft guns. Please refer Prop Weapons and Prop Explosives for rules on allowances.

Weapons purchased at Anime Expo® must be kept wrapped and are to be immediately removed from the premises following purchase.

 

Prop Weapon or Futuristic Replica – Weapons Check [Peace Bonding] Approval

All prop weapons or futuristic replicas must be submitted to “Weapons Check” for approval. Weapons Check and Anime Expo® management has the sole discretion to approve prop weapons or futuristic replicas at Anime Expo®. Weapons Check booths are located in both South Hall Lobby and West Hall Lobby.

For purposes of this policy, a prop weapon is defined as a homemade or commercially rendered costume prop that supports the overall look of a costume or character.

For purposes of this policy, a futuristic replica is classified as a homemade or commercially rendered weapon portrayed in a futuristic manner such as: phasers, ray guns, or light-sabers.

Removing or tampering with the device(s) used by Weapons Check to designate approval is a violation of the Weapons Policy and will result in immediate expulsion from Anime Expo.

The approval of a prop weapon or futuristic device can be revoked at any time at the discretion of the Weapons Check and/or management of Anime Expo®, for reasons including, but not limited to, the item being utilized or brandished in an inappropriate fashion or if complaints are received regarding its improper display.

 

Guidelines for Prop Weapons and Futuristic Replicas:

All prop weapons and futuristic replicas must meet the following requirements:

  1. Under seven (7) feet (2.13 meters)
  2. Under fifteen (15) pounds (6.8 kilograms)
  3. Cannot contain any metal other than the handle (with the exception of some swords)

 

Prop Weapons and Prop Explosives:

Real firearms and explosives, whether or not they are capable of operation, are strictly prohibited. Please refer to the Zero Tolerance Policy listed above.

Examples of Prop Weapons would be airsoft, any Nerf guns, water guns, dart guns, disc guns, pellet guns, cap guns etc.

All prop weapons must be inoperable.  If a prop weapon is, or was, at any time capable of firing anything, it must be rendered permanently inoperable in order to qualify for evaluation and approval as a prop weapon.  Examples of methods to render a prop weapon inoperable include: permanent plugging of the barrel with glue, caulk, or any other similar unremovable substance.

Prop Explosives cannot be made out of metal.

Both Prop Weapons and Prop Explosives must comply with Penal Code CFR § 1150.3 which requires that all realistic weapons must either be made entirely out of transparent/translucent material OR be painted/taped with a pattern in solid white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink, bright purple, either singly or as the predominant (50%+) color in combination with other colors in any pattern.

 

Prop Swords and Other Bladed Weapons:

All swords must be blunt-edged and cannot have any sort of cutting or sharpened edge (no live steel).  Metal swords must have a sheath and must remain in the sheath for the duration of the convention.  For the purposes of keeping metal swords in sheaths, Anime Expo ® recommends anchoring the sword to the sheath.

Miscellaneous Prop Weapons:

  • All bows must be unstrung or have a low-tensile thread.
  • All arrows must have blunted tips.
  • Metal chains must be less than 12 inches and be no more than one inch thick.
  • Non-metal chains must be under a reasonable length so as not to pose a safety or fire hazard.

Banned Weapons:

Please refer to the Zero Tolerance Policy listed above.

Anime Expo® reserves the right to ban any weapons not listed in the Weapons Policy if it is determined that the item is a dangerous item or one which would place others in immediate harm.

 

Use of Approved Prop Weapons

Prop Weapons are to be displayed only as costume pieces and are not allowed to be swung, jabbed, brandished, utilized in a threatening manner, thrust, and/or actively used on the convention grounds in a way that could be considered as creating unsafe situations.

You may pose with a Prop Weapon in a brandishing manner, so long as no reasonable person would interpret the posed brandishing as anything but a pose for dramatic effect. Such posed brandishing may be stopped at the sole and absolute discretion of Weapons Check, and/or the management of Anime Expo®, its security or staff members.

Anime Expo® also requests that attendees put away their prop weapons when leaving the convention site at night.  Attendees brandishing their Prop Weapons upon leaving the convention may raise concerns of local law enforcement.   Anime Expo ® is not responsible for any actions taken by local law enforcement – such as detention and questioning – should attendees decide to display or brandish their Prop Weapon(s) outside of the convention.

 

Martial Arts Performances & Demos

Persons giving martial arts performances or demonstrations that are officially sanctioned in advance by the management of Anime Expo® may display working martial arts weapons during, and thirty (30) minutes before and after, the demonstrations or performances only.

These weapons must be used so as to best avoid harm to persons or property. These martial arts weapons must be transported to and from the performance or demonstration area in cases or wrapped and concealed, and must be removed from the convention premises immediately following the performances or demonstrations. Weapons Check and the management of Anime Expo® reserve the right to stop any performance or demonstration at their discretion.

 

Use of Uniformed Costumes

Anime Expo® has the absolute right and sole discretion to determine whether a uniform costume is too close to a real world uniform and to ask an attendee who is wearing a costume that is too close to a real world uniform to modify or remove it. In the event the attendee does not cooperate with the request, Anime Expo® may expel the person from the convention.

COSTUMES THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL UNIFORMS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANIME EXPO®.

 

Inspection of Property

Anime Expo® attendees understand, agree and consent that Weapons Check, Anime Expo® representatives, or security personnel throughout Anime Expo®, have the absolute and immediate right to inspect costumes, weapons, prop weapons, and futuristic props, and any other items brought into the convention space by an Attendee.

Weapons Check or Anime Expo® may determine whether any particular item covered by this policy is or is not permitted at Anime Expo®. If it is discovered that an attendee brought any unauthorized weapon to any SPJA event, or violated any of the policies referenced above, that person shall be immediately removed from the convention space. The SPJA reserves the right to remove such offenders from the premises, temporarily or permanently.

 

FAQ:

  • What is peace bonding?
    Peace bonding means that you, the attendee, shows visible proof that a prop weapon meets with the Anime Expo’s® Weapons Policy and has been approved by Anime Expo®.  This means that the attendee has followed the established procedure of bringing a prop weapon to Weapons Check for evaluation, approval, and peace bonding.
  • Can I peace bond my own prop?
    No.
  • What is live steel?
    Live steel is any metal sharpened that can cut.  For metal swords, the blade must be as blunt as a spoon.
  • Where can I put my prop weapon if I do not have a car or a hotel room?
    There is a bag check in West Hall.  There is a small fee so be forewarned and prepare ahead.
  • But XYZ Convention allowed my prop weapon, why not here?
    XYZ Convention is not Anime Expo® and Anime Expo® is not XYZ Convention.  We allow some things XYZ Con does not allow and vice versa.
  • I have a realistic looking gun but it looks terrible with the safety colors.  Can’t you just let it go?
    No.  Anime Expo ® and its attendees must comply with California regulations regarding safety colors.  You may either paint on the colors or use colored tape (such as duct tape) to adhere to the safety color requirements.  Having bits of colored paper and taping them on with something similar to scotch tape does not meet California regulations.
  • Will (insert prop) be allowed at the convention?
    Please ask on the forums.
  • What will happen if my prop does not meet Anime Expo’s ® Weapons Policy?
    You must remove the item from the convention grounds, put it in your car, Bag Check, or your hotel.  If Anime Expo® staff asks you a second time to remove your item from the convention grounds, Anime Expo ® reserves the right to remove you from the premises, temporarily or permanently.

 

PERSONS WHO CARRY OR OTHERWISE BRING PROP WEAPONS, FUTURISTIC REPLICAS, OR SIMILAR ITEMS WHICH MY DEPICT A WEAPON, DO SO AT THEIR OWN, SOLE, AND ABSOLUTE RISK, AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF LIABILITY, HARM, DAMAGE, OR LOSS TO ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY INJURED OR OTHERWISE HARMED, INTENTIONALLY OR ACCIDENTLY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY SUCH ITEMS OR THE PERSON CARRYING THEM. IT IS HEREBY AGREED THAT THE SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE ANIMATION (“SPJA”), ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, OR THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, HARM, DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER RISK OR LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY PERSON’S USE OF ANY WEAPON, REPLICA, OR PROP, WHETHER PERMITTED OR BANNED HEREUNDER, AT ANIME EXPO®. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANIME EXPO®, SPJA AND ITSAFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, OR THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES HEREUNDER.

 

ATTENDEE WILL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD SPJA AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES AND THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER AND ITS AFFILIATES HARMLESS FOR ALL LOSSES, COSTS, LIABILITIES AND EXPENSES (INCLDUING ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS) ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIM FOR PAYMENT BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY MAKING ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY ACT OR EVENT AT THE ANIME EXPO®.

Live Programming & Workshop Rooms

-General Room Policies-

All live programming and workshop rooms will be checking badges upon entry. Please make sure that your badges are in clear view of room personnel to move lines along.

***When a room opens up for entry we will allow people to enter in the following order:***
1) Disabled Services Priority Access Sticker Holders (please get these from an info booth prior to arriving at an event)
2) Premier Fan Badge Holders and press with valid Anime Expo® Press Badges
3) All other valid passes with access to live programming and workshop rooms.

Please note that if an event is ticketed you must have the appropriate pass and ticket to enter the event. Please follow the directions of room staff personnel. Filming and photography permissions will be announced at the beginning of events as each event has its own policy. At the end of each panel the rooms will be cleared unless otherwise stated.

-18+ Event Policies-

All 18+ panels and workshops rooms will be checking ID’s upon entry. Only those who are 18 years old as of the event date will be granted access. There will be no exceptions to the age rule.

The following list of ID’s are the only ones that will be allowed for panel and workshop events:

State Drivers License
State Identification Card
Passport
U.S. Military ID.

There will be no exceptions to the types of identifications. For re-entry into the room you will be required to show identification or a quick re-access device that will be determined by Anime Expo® staff.  If you are over the age of 18 you may not escort another person under the age of 18 into the room. Please do not leave children unaccompanied to attend an 18+ event.

Video & Film Rooms

-General Room Policies-

All video and film rooms will be checking badges upon entry. Please make sure that your badges are in clear view of room personnel to move lines along.

***When a room opens up for entry we will allow people to enter in the following order:***
1) Disabled Services Priority Access Sticker Holders (please get these from an info booth prior to arriving at an event)
2) Premier Fan Badge Holders and press with valid Anime Expo® Press Badges
3) All other valid passes with access to live programming and workshop rooms.

Please note that if an event is ticketed you must have the appropriate pass and ticket to enter the event. Please follow the directions of room staff personnel. No Filming will be allowed within video and film rooms without express permission from SPJA and/or Anime Expo®. Video and Film Rooms reserve the right to clear the room after a showing in preparation for highly anticipated showings.

-18+ Showing Policies-

All 18+ video and film rooms will be checking ID’s upon entry. Only those who are 18 years old as of the showing date will be granted access. There will be no exceptions to the age rule.

The following list of ID’s are the only ones that will be allowed for video and film showings:

State Drivers License
State Identification Card
Passport
U.S. Military ID.

There will be no exceptions to the types of identifications. For re-entry into the room you will be required to show identification or a quick re-access device that will be determined by Anime Expo® staff.  If you are over the age of 18 you may not escort another person under the age of 18 into the room. Please do not leave children unaccompanied to attend an 18+ event.

Anime Expo® and/or SPJA reserve the right to modify and/or update this policy at any time.

Anime Expo® is committed to ensuring that attendees with disabilities have access to all convention programs, facilities, and activities. Policies and procedures have been developed so that all our attendees may feel comfortable and safe during their four days at Anime Expo.

Registration

Attendees with disabilities may bypass the badge registration lines.   Upon arrival at the convention center, attendees with disabilities should visit the information booth in South Hall (the booth closest to the registration area) so that the information booth staff may escort them to the registration area, no waiting in line required.  After the attendee has completed his or her registration and picked up his or her badge, the attendee should return to the info booth in order to receive a priority access sticker.

Priority Access Sticker

Priority access stickers should be pasted to a visible area on the attendee’s Anime Expo badge so the sticker does not obstruct view of any vital badge information.  Each disabled attendee and up to two of his/her companions will receive the priority access sticker, which entitles all recipients to the following accommodations:

  • Front-of-line access to panels and film screenings.
  • Priority entrance to the exhibit hall prior to opening.
  • Special accommodations on Anime Expo®  official shuttles (must make a phone call to shuttle services at least 1 hour prior to shuttle pick-up.
  • NOTE: Attendees with disabilities must make arrangements with the ticketing booth to purchase tickets to MAIN EVENTS with special access seating.  Though a priority access sticker may allow attendees with disabilities to bypass the line into the main events hall, the attendees will need to purchase a ticket to that Main Event from the ticketing booth.  Please consult the Ticketing Booth and Ticketing Policy webpage on anime-expo.org for more details.

Assistance Animals

Guide dogs and other assistance animals are permitted in the convention per ADA regulations.

ADA Compliance

The Los Angeles Convention Center is in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.  More about ADA compliance can be found on the Los Angeles Convention Center website:

http://www.lacclink.com/lacclink/ADA_Accessibility.aspx

Wheelchair Rentals

Anime Expo® cannot provide wheelchair rentals at this time.  Please consult with the following private rental companies, or others not listed as the attendee sees fit, in order to make wheelchair rental accommodations for the convention:

Pico Medical
6035 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
323-936-4104
http://www.picomedical.com/rent.htm

Horton and Converse Pharmacy
11600 Wilshire Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-478-0801
http://www.hortonandconverse.com/services/

Horton and Converse Pharmacy
8631 West 3rd St. #315-E Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-659-6111
http://www.hortonandconverse.com/services

Rexford Pharmacy
9406 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-278-1365

Scootaround Mobility Services
1600 South Anaheim Blvd. Suite G
Anaheim, CA 92805
(They can deliver wheelchair to the Los Angeles area)
http://www.scootaround.com