Hours and Maps

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

JW Marriott

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional Maps

Please note that these locations are subject to change, so please be sure to check back to confirm information.

Hours of Operation

AMV Theater

Can’t get enough AMVs? Come to the AMV Room to enjoy the largest assortment in the country with themed tracks of wildly interactive programming based around them!

Location : 515A

See schedule (when available)

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Artist Alley

Amateur and semi-professional artists offer prints, commissions, crafts, clothing, comics and more.

Location : Kentia Hall

Hour of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

Attendee Volunteer

Pre-registered Attendee Volunteers can come here to earn a free badge to Anime Expo 2018! Welcome to the volunteer team!

Location: 303B

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 08:00 PM - 04:00 PM

More info

Autograph Area

Be sure to visit the Autograph Ticket Booth by South Hall on Pico Blvd. to secure a ticket prior to lining up in the Autograph Area.

Location: Kentia Hall (Lower Level of South Hall)

See schedule (when available)

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AXDance

Local DJs and headliners from Japan all come together to play every major popular genre from J-pop to House music. Plus, take part in dance workshops and competitions.

Location: Concourse Hall F – 152

Hours of Operation

  • Workshops and Competitions : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • All Age Dance : 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 18+ Dance : 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM

See schedule (when available)

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AX Merch Store

Find official AX merchandise exclusively at the Merch Store.

Location : South Hall Lobby & West Hall Lobby

Hours of Operation

South Hall Lobby

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

West Hall Lobby

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Bag Check

Need a place to have your backpacks, props, luggage, and loot from the dealers hall? We provide bag check services to hold onto your items for you when you enjoy any of the events at Anime Expo!

Location : 501

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : 09:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 09:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 09:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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Butler Cafe

Need a place to have your backpacks, props, luggage, and loot from the dealers hall? We provide bag check services to hold onto your items for you when you enjoy any of the events at Anime Expo!

Location : 515B

This event requires additional ticket. See schedule (when available).

More info

Event Operations

Need assistance? Visit us at Event Operations. We can provide assistance with any questions or concerns you may have. PARENTS: All lost children are escorted to Event Operations to await your arrival.

Location : 508C

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 09:00 AM - 03:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 09:00 AM - 03:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 09:00 AM - 03:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

More info

Entertainment Hall

eGaming, Cosplay Repair, Photo Sets, Community Stage, and more are all located within this hall.

Location : West Hall A

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4) : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

More info

Exhibit Hall

With over 400 vendors, attendees can explore a vast array of merchandise. Leading anime, manga, gaming, fashion companies will also be previewing upcoming releases and connecting with fans at their industry booths.

Location: South Hall

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

First Aid Station

Location: South & West Hall Lobby

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : TBA
  • Day 2 (July 6) : TBA
  • Day 3 (July 7) : TBA
  • Day 4 (July 8) : TBA

Industry Lounge

Industry Lounge is open for Industry Badge attendees to catch up with work on site or hold meetings in-between panels. Wi-Fi, work stations and power sources available.

Location : 305

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

Info Services

If you're lost or confused, visit Info Services booths to get help. Also, pick up an 18+ wristband from Info Services booths.

Location : Various Booth Locations (South Hall Lobby, West Hall Lobby, Exhibit Hall, Kentia Hall, Entertainment Hall

Hours of Operation

South Hall Lobby Booth

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

South Hall Lobby Booth

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 04:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Concourse Hall Booth (2nd Fl)

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 04:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

*Other Info Services booth locations hours are the same as the halls they are located in.

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Karaoke

Stop by to watch or take part in one of the many contests or themed sessions going on throughout the weekend.

Location : JW Marriott Gold Ballroom Salon 1-2

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1) : 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2) : 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3) : 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4) : 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

See schedule (when available)

More info

Karaoke Open Mic

Stop by and choose from an extensive library of anime and game soundtracks, J-pop, and more.

Location : 511 C

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1) : 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2) : 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3) : 01:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4) : 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

See schedule (when available)

More info

Live Programming (LP) Rooms

'Live Programming' includes panels, Q&As, gameshows, and more.

See schedule (when available)

Live Programming 1
This room will NOT be cleared between panel events but will be cleared before Special Events (i.e. Fashion Show) and 18+ content programming.
Location: Petree Hall



Live Programming 2
This room will NOT be cleared between panel events but will be cleared before Special Events (i.e. Fashion Show) and 18+ content programming.
Location : JW Marriott - Platinum Ballroom (2nd Floor)


Live Programming 3
This room will be cleared between Panel Events.
Location : 408AB


Live Programming 4
This room will be cleared between Panel Events.
Location : 411

Lounge 21

Complete with drinks and nightly performances, Lounge 21 is a great place to relax and cool off. (Must be age 21 or over to enter.)

Location : Concourse Hall E – 151

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 06:00 AM - 01:30 AM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 11:00 AM - 01:30 AM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 11:00 AM - 01:30 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 11:00 AM - 01:30 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

More info

Maid Cafe

Maid Cafe consists of show and interactive experiences with an array of entertainment, including dances, musical performances, photo ops, and more.

Location : 515 B

This event requires additional ticket. See schedule (when available).

More info

Manga Lounge

Take a break from the hustle and bustle by sitting down with one of over 4000 available volumes of manga.

Location : 502A

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

Premier Fan Lounge

An exclusive lounge for Premier Fan badge holders. Includes comfy seating, charging stations, complimentary beverages, dedicated customer service, and ticketing station. A valid Anime Expo 2018 Premier Fan badge is required for entry. Premier Fans can pick-up their lanyard and swag bags here. 
Location : 503

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : TBA
  • Day 1 (July 5) : TBA
  • Day 2 (July 6) : TBA
  • Day 3 (July 7) : TBA
  • Day 4 (July 8) : TBA

More info

Press Lounge

The Press Lounge provides complimentary internet in a quiet environment for work. A valid Anime Expo 2018 Press badge is required for entry.

Location : 304B

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

Quiet Room

A quiet place to sit and relax.

Location : 502B

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

Registration / Badge Pick-Up

Need to pick-up your badge onsite? Need to reprint or have general questions about your badge, then head over to Registration during these hours!

Location : TBA

Hour of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : TBA
  • Day 2 (July 6) : TBA
  • Day 3 (July 7) : TBA
  • Day 4 (July 8) : TBA

Tabletop Gaming

With tournaments, learn-to-play, and free-play sessions, there’s something for everyone at all skill levels.

Location : Kentia Hall

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 5) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 6) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 8) : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

More info

Ticketing Booth

If you are planning to attend a Ticketed Event at Anime Expo, please be sure to read all relevant event policies regarding pick-up, will-call, and other procedures. Please be aware that policies may vary between events, especially when they take place in different venues.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 4) : TBA
  • Day 1 (July 5) : TBA
  • Day 2 (July 6) : TBA
  • Day 3 (July 7) : TBA
  • Day 4 (July 8) : TBA

More info

Video Rooms

Video rooms feature premieres and screenings. Be among the first fans to see upcoming movies and series premiere exclusively at Anime Expo. Check out screenings to discover a new show or watch an old favorite alongside other fans.

See schedule (when available)

Video 1
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D (3rd Floor)


Video 2
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J (3rd Floor)


Video 3
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location : 402AB


Video 4
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location : 409AB

Workshop Rooms

Workshops are hands-on, interactive sessions that provide an opportunity to learn new skills, such as sewing, origami, dancing, and drawing.

See schedule (when available)

Workshop 1
This room will be cleared between Workshop Events.
Location : 403AB


Workshop 2
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location : 406AB

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