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@ Los Angeles Convention Center
July 1st-4th, 2016
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Anime Expo® welcomes members of the media who are involved in the anime, manga, and/or entertainment industry.

Complimentary badges are provided as a courtesy to those intending to do press coverage of Anime Expo. Press members may be professionals, independent contractors, freelance, or employed with a major media company.

Press Badge privileges include:

  • Admission to Anime Expo.
  • Priority entry to all panels (limited) as well as the Exhibit Hall.
  • Complimentary tickets and assigned seating for certain ticketed events/concerts. (Subject to availability. Tickets are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis in the Press Lounge.)
  • Admission to press conferences and Press Lounge.
  • Consideration for interviews with Guests of Honor.

Press Badge Application Coming Soon
There will be NO on-site registration. 

Press Lounge

A valid Anime Expo Press badge is required for entry into the Press Lounge, located in room 301A  of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Press Lounge provides complimentary internet in a quiet environment for work.


  • Day 1 (July 1): 10 AM ~ 6 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10 AM ~ 6 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10 AM ~ 6 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10 AM ~   3 PM

Company and public relations representatives may enter the room to drop off press materials to Anime Expo staff volunteers for review. All public relations and corporate representatives are expected to be respectful of reporters’ needs and deadlines.


Please visit our Brand page for both Anime Expo and SPJA logos and guidelines. You may use these logos for any press related needs you may have.

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