• Grab Your Badges

    Are you ready for AX 2018? The first thing you’ll need is a badge, which comes with a nice lanyard, bag, and program guide. You’ll need to wear it at all times at Anime Expo. Register Now!

Anime Expo can be overwhelming for first-timer’s.

We’ve created this guide as a brief overview to help you prepare for the wonderful adventure and memorable experience that is Anime Expo.

First Timer's Guide

Premier Fan Badge: $450

The Ultimate Fan Experience! 4-Day access to Anime Expo, plus extra benefits. 

Visit our Premier Fan Page for full details.

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Pre-Show Night

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Special: 50% Off Pre-Show Night Badges!

Start your AX celebration early! Pre-Show Night will be on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 6 PM – 2 AM.

  • Get access to special panels, the entire Entertainment Hall, Karaoke, Manga Lounge, AMV Theatre, AXDance, Lounge 21, Maid Café*, Butler Café*, Night Café*, Screenings, and Tabletop Gaming.
  • Valid for use by attendees of all ages.

*Note: Some areas may have different operating hours and events marked with an asterisk require an additional ticket.

4-Day Attendee (For ages 14 and up)

Black Friday Special: $70 Sold out! Thank you!

Best value! Use all four days to explore everything AX has to offer. (For ages 14 and up)

  • Access to Exhibit Hall, Entertainment Hall, Kentia Hall, panels, workshops and more!
  • Badges are mailed to U.S & Canada only.
  • Pre-Show Night and ticketed events (i.e. Concerts, Masquerade, Maid Cafe) must be purchased separately.

4-Day Child (For ages 6-13)

Please note: This is the only badge option for children; there are no 1-Day Child badges.

  • Access to Exhibit Hall, Entertainment Hall, Kentia Hall, panels, workshops and more!
  • Badges are shipped to U.S & Canada only.
  • Pre-Show Night and ticketed events (i.e. Concerts, Masquerade, Maid Cafe) must be purchased separately.
  • All children 13 and under must have an adult present for the duration of the event.
  • Children under the age of 5 do not require a badge.

1-Day Attendee (For ages 14 and up)

Ideal for anyone who can’t make it the whole weekend or only want to attend a specific event on a certain day.

  • Choose one specific day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)
  • Access to Exhibit Hall, Entertainment Hall, Kentia Hall, panels, workshops and more!
  • Pre-Show Night and ticketed events (i.e. Concerts, Masquerade, Maid Cafe) must be purchased separately.
  • Badges are mailed to U.S & Canada only.

TBA

*Prices do not include Eventbrite or shipping/handling fees.

Press

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

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Industry

Creators and trade professionals can apply for a discounted industry badge.

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Artist Alley

Located in Kentia Hall, artists offer a variety of handmade creations for sale, including original artwork, prints, crafts, clothing, comics and more.

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Exhibitor

Atendees will be overwhelmed with love for anime art, manga, stickers, plush toys, figurines, magic wands, t-shirts.

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Ticketed Events

Some events during Anime Expo may also require a ticket, in addition to a badge. You can buy your tickets online ahead of time or you can purchase them onsite at the Ticketing Booth, based on availability.

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