Information

Registration Customer Service
(800)619-7689 U.S. & Canada
(415)479-2273 international
[email protected]
Registration Hours:
Day 0 & 1: Wednesday, July 1st 11:59 am – 11:59 pm Thursday, July 3rd (36 Hours Straight!)
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.
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.
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”).

    In consideration of being permitted to participate in this convention, event, or meeting organized by the Society for Promotion of Japanese Animation (“SPJA”) (each referred to as the “Event”), I hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions of participation (this “Waiver”):

  1.     I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and Weapons Policy for this Event, which are incorporated into this Waiver as though set forth herein. I understand and agree that this Waiver, together with any other policies or instructions posted on the web site or communicated by employees, officials, officers, volunteers, or other persons affiliated with or acting for or on behalf of the SPJA, the City, or any Official Hotel, are effective and apply to me at all times when I am present on and around the Venue and Official Hotels in connection with the Event. The “Venue” refers to the location at which the Event is held. “Official Hotels” are hotels that the SPJA has explicitly designated as such for the Event. The “City” refers to the city in which an Event is held.
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  3.     I understand that my participation in any activity at the Event is voluntary. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT SOME ACTIVITIES AT THE EVENT, SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO DANCING OR ROLE PLAYING, HAVE INHERENT RISKS AND DANGERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR INJURY TO MY PERSON OR PROPERTY, AND THAT AS A CONDITION OF BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANY ACTIVITY AT THE EVENT, I MUST ASSUME AND ACCEPT ALL RISKS OF HARM, LOSS, OR INJURY THAT MAY ARISE FROM OR BE RELATED TO PARTICIPATION IN THAT ACTIVITY. I HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE, indemnify, and hold harmless the SPJA, the City, the Venue, the Official Hotels, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, contractors, volunteers, managers, sponsors, funders, attendees, public officials, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”), from any and all demands, damages, losses, liabilities, causes of action, lawsuits, attorneys’ fees, and/or claims of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, in law or equity, that I ever had or may have, arising from or in any way related to my participation in the Event, including acts or omissions by third parties such as medical providers and vendors of food or drink, arising from or in any way connected with my participation in the Event. I understand the nature of the Event activities in which I participate and represent that I am qualified to participate in such activities. I further acknowledge that I am aware that the Event will be conducted in facilities open to the public. I agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions of an Event activity to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the activity. I intend and desire for this Waiver to be interpreted as broadly as permitted under California law. This Waiver does NOT apply to any acts of gross negligence or intentional, willful, or wanton misconduct on the part of any Released Party.
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  5.     In the Event of any injury or illness to me during my participation, I authorize the staff of the Event, the SPJA, the Venue, or any Official Hotel to seek and obtain such emergency or medical services as may be deemed necessary at the time, but understand and agree that they shall not be obligated to do so.
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  7.     I understand and acknowledge that if I break, deface, harm, or damage any real or personal property in connection with my participation in the Event, including but not limited to property of the Venue, any Official Hotel, or the City, I shall be solely and personally responsible for paying any and all costs and incidental or consequential damages relating to the replacement or repair of the damaged item or facility.
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  9.     General Terms. No waiver or amendment of any provision of this Waiver will be effective unless in writing. This Waiver shall be construed using the laws of the State of California, except as they apply to conflicts of law. The language in all parts of this Waiver shall be construed as a whole in accordance with its fair meaning, not for or against any party, and without regard to any statutes that provide for the language of an agreement to be construed against the drafter. If any provision herein is determined to be unenforceable, that provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in effect. I consent to the jurisdiction of any federal or state court within Los Angeles, California. This Waiver shall bind and be for the benefit of myself, SPJA, and our respective heirs, fiduciaries, successors, and assigns. I have not relied upon any promise, representation, or warranty in signing this Waiver. This Waiver will continue in full force and effect even after the conclusion of the Event. You understand and agree that your electronic submission of agreement to this Waiver constitutes an electronic signature that is just as legally binding as your signature on a hard copy of the Waiver. Further, you agree that no certification authority or other third-party verification is required to validate this electronic signature, and that the lack of such certification or third-party verification shall not in any way effect the enforceability of this Waiver.

I SUBMIT THIS WAIVER VOLUNTARILY, OF MY OWN FREE WILL AND FREE OF PRESSURE, DURESS, OR THREAT OF DURESS. I HAVE READ THIS ENTIRE FORM CAREFULLY. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ACCEPTING THIS WAIVER, I HAVE GIVEN UP CONSIDERABLE FUTURE LEGAL RIGHTS. MY SIGNATURE IS PROOF OF MY INTENTION TO EXECUTE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL WAIVER AND RELEASE SPJA OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. I AM OVER 18 YEARS OLD AND I AM MENTALLY COMPETENT.
 
 

Parent or Guardian’s Additional Release for Minors

In consideration of the minor attendee (the “Minor”) being permitted by the SPJA to participate in the Event, I the undersigned represent and affirm that I am the parent or legal guardian of the Minor whose name appears above and that I have the authority to enter into this agreement on the Minor’s behalf. I understand and agree that the above terms and conditions apply to the Minor and to me. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SPJA from any and all claims that are brought by, or on behalf of, the Minor, and which are in any way connected with the Minor’s participation in the Event. I represent and warrant that I am over 18 years old and I am mentally competent.

Following this simple Code of Conduct helps everyone have fun and be safer at the convention. Your own good judgment and courtesy toward others are key. Watch out for each other, take care of one another, help those who need help, and be careful. Don’t leave the event with strangers, make sure that your friends know if you are going home early, and call security if you see anything suspicious. Minors should not go to hotel rooms with adults. Play it clean, sober, and safe.

To participate in our event (which we will refer to as the “Event” here, whether it’s Anime Expo, Anime Conji, Project Anime, or another one of our events), you must agree to comply with this Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

Please wear your Event badge at all times during the Event. Please be prepared to show proof of age and identification when entering the Event or any program at the Event. We will only accept the following forms of identification: government-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards, passports, or military identification.

 

PROHIBITED ACTIONS

The following are not permitted at the Event or its surrounding perimeters, including the parking lots and structures:

  • Failure to be appropriately clothed, the sole discretion of Society for Promotion of Japanese Animation (“SPJA). Please follow local laws, rules, and regulations when selecting your costume.
  • Assaulting, threatening, or behaving inappropriately to another person, in SPJA’s sole discretion.
  • Lewd or offensive behavior, such as profanity, obscene language or conduct, profanity, or racial, religious, or ethnic slurs.
  • Commercial or business transactions conducted without the SPJA’s prior written consent, whether in the form of an exhibitor agreement, sponsorship agreement, vendor agreement, facility rental agreement, or otherwise. 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.
  • Unlawful conduct or failure to comply with the policies, rules, or instructions of the SPJA, the Event staff, the Event facility, or the hotel affiliated with the Event.
  • Possessing any open can, bottle or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverages, except in areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol and in compliance with the Alcohol Policy.
  • Possessing any illegal substance. The SPJA DOES NOT tolerate illegal substances in or around the Event.
  • Smoking, other than in designated areas.

 

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 Event Staff. 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.

 

RECORDING POLICY

You agree that you may be recorded during the Event without compensation and you hereby grant to the SPJA the rights to reproduce, display, distribute, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise use any still photographs and moving sound and audiovisual recordings (“Recordings”) of you in any media and in any manner throughout the world in perpetuity, including on the internet, broadcast, satellite and other transmissions.

You are generally allowed to make Recordings in all common areas of the Event, with the exception of the Art Show, backstage, and restricted areas. Specific rules and restrictions regarding Recordings apply to specific events. If you are unsure, please check and follow the instructions given.

Please obtain permission first to make Recordings of any individuals or costumes. If someone asks or otherwise indicates that they do not wish to be recorded, do not record them. The SPJA will make reasonable efforts to enforce this policy, but given the proliferation of recording devices and the ease with which Event attendees may conceal their recording devices, it is understood and agreed that the SPJA shall not be liable for violations.

Recordings of the Event or its employees, staff, or attendees for the purpose of sale, and/or publication to the press is expressly forbidden unless written permission has been obtained from the SPJA, as well the policy of any venue in which you are recording. Individuals may make Recordings for private listening/viewing, provided that such Recordings clearly identify the Event, date, and location at which they were recorded.

All bloggers and members of the press and staff are additionally required to conform to the SPJA’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 Event staff or contact us online.

 

The SPJA reserves the right to modify and/or update this Code of Conduct at any time.

Violation of the Code of Conduct policies is grounds for immediate loss of your event badge and serious violations are grounds for banning you from coming to future Events.

What is needed to get an autograph from a Guest of Honor(GoH)?
All GoH signing sessions require a ticket that will be dispersed at the Autograph Ticket Booth in West Hall.

How do I get a ticket for a Guest of Honor autograph session?
A pre-set number of tickets for each Guest of Honor (GoH) signing session will be made available at no additional cost at the Autograph Ticket Booth on the same day as the scheduled session.

When will tickets be distributed?
Tickets will start being distributed at either 8am or 10am each day. The schedule for each GoH distribution will be available onsite at the Autograph Ticket Booth and online.

How many tickets will be distributed?
We are limited to 75 guaranteed* autograph tickets per session. After the guaranteed tickets are distributed, 50 Standby Tickets will be issued.

What are standby tickets?
Standby tickets grant you access to the waitlist for autographs and are subject to GoH’s availability.
Standby tickets ARE NOT a guarantee that you will receive an autograph.

Where can I get a standby ticket?
Standby Tickets are only issued at the Autograph Ticket Booth and will be issued in sequential order. The number printed on each ticket indicates your position in the standby line.

How many tickets can I get?
Tickets are limited to one per person and are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

How many autographs can I get per session?
One autograph ticket will grant each attendee only one autograph. Only one autograph ticket may be redeemed per person.

What information will be on the ticket?
Each ticket will list the GoH name, time, date, and location of the session.

If I miss the autograph session, can I use the ticket for another session?
No, Tickets are valid only for the session printed on the ticket.

Do I have to have a ticket get an autograph?
All autograph sessions will require a respective ticket; no substitutions will be made.

How do I redeem my ticket?
All Autograph tickets will state the date, time and location of the session.

When can I start lining up for the autograph session?
Lines will start 30 minutes prior to each session.

What can be signed?
Attendees are responsible for providing their own items to be signed. All items are subject to Guest’s approval*. All items must be properly licensed.

Rules and restrictions on what will or will not be signed are subject to change so please be sure to have your item checked by Autograph Staff prior to any session. Attendees are recommended to bring at least one backup item in case their item of choice cannot be signed.

*It is also recommended that all items are from a project the GoH has worked on.

Other notes:

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 Guest of Honor’s scheduled signing session.

If you have questions about the autograph session or policy, please ask an Autograph Staff member at the Autograph Ticket Booth.

Premiere Fans: Premiere Fans do not get special privileges for Autograph Ticketing or Autograph Sessions.

*As long as there are no extraordinary circumstances such as natural or man-made disaster, illness, or giant robot attacks that prevent the GoH from holding an autograph session.

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].

 

Weapons Policy

Your presence at or participation in any event held by the Society for Promotion of Japanese Animation (“SPJA”), including but not limited to Anime Expo®, Anime Conji®, and/or Project Anime (the “Event”) constitutes agreement to comply with these rules.

You may not carry or possess any functional weapon at the Event

All realistic and replica weapons must be submitted to “Weapons Check” for approval. Weapons Check and Event management have the sole discretion to approve all weapons. Weapons Check booths are located in both South & West Hall Lobbies.

When your weapon has been checked, it will be tagged by security to designate that it has been approved. If your realistic weapon has not been tagged, Security will escort you to Weapons Check for inspection. Removing or tampering with any device used by Weapons Check to designate approval is not permitted and may result in immediate expulsion from the Event. The approval of a prop weapon or futuristic device can be revoked at any time at the discretion of the Weapons Check or the SPJA.

All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.

Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable.

If you purchase weapons at the Event, you must remove those weapons from the premises immediately without removing them from their original packaging.

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