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    Are you ready for AX 2019? 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

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

Visit our Premier Fan Page for full details.

4-Day Attendee (For ages 14 and up)

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!
  • Pre-Show Night and ticketed events (i.e. Concerts, Masquerade, Maid Cafe) must be purchased separately.
  • Shipped within US/Canada

Pre-Show Night (July 3)

Be the first to check out AX during Pre-Show Night starting at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 3

  • Access to Entertainment Hall, panels, workshops and more on Pre-Show Night (July 3)
  • Pre-Show Night and ticketed events (i.e. Concerts, Masquerade, Maid Cafe) must be purchased separately.
  • Shipped within US/Canada

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!
  • 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)

Select a specific day to attend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)

  • Access to Exhibit Hall, Entertainment Hall, Kentia Hall, panels, workshops and more!
  • Ticketed events (i.e. Concerts, Masquerade, Maid Cafe) must be purchased separately.
  • Shipped within US/Canada

TBA

*Prices do not include Eventbrite 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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Cancellation Policy

By registering for an Anime Expo badge, you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your comp code, email confirmation, or badge. In the event that the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) determines in its sole discretion that you have violated this policy, SPJA can cancel your badge(s) and keep any money paid by you. Confirmations and/or badges that have been sold or provided by anyone other than SPJA will not be honored.

You must wear and display your badge at all times while onsite during Anime Expo. All badges are the property of SPJA and must be relinquished to SPJA upon request. SPJA reserves the right to refuse admission, service, and cancel your badge at SPJA’s sole discretion without liability.

You must register an individual name for each badge and each name must match a valid government-issued photo ID. If SPJA determines you have purchased more than one badge in your name for any day, SPJA has the right to cancel your duplicate badge(s) and issue you a refund less the processing fee.

Refund and Transfer Policy

All badges are non-transferable to Anime Expo 2020.

Badges Purchased Before March 31, 2019

Refund requests for Anime Expo 2019 badges must be received within 30 days of the purchase date. All refund requests for badges purchased in March 2019 must be received by March 31, 2019.  Name changes must also be made by March 31, 2019.

Badges Purchased After March 31, 2019

Badges purchased after March 31, 2019 are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All refund requests must be sent via email with your full name and order confirmation number to .

SPJA reserves the right to change the Refund and Transfer Policy at any time without notification.

 

Upgrade and Downgrade Policy 

You can upgrade your (1-Day to 4-Day) badge by sending an email to . If your badge has already shipped or it is after March 31, 2019, you must go to the Registration counter to process the upgrade onsite. Certain restrictions may apply.

Downgrades are not permitted.  However, you may request a refund for your badges if it is within 30 days of your purchase date, or, if purchased in March 2019, by March 31, 2019. See the Refund and Transfer Policy for more details.

Badge Mailing Policy

Anime Expo will ship 4-Day, 4-Day Child, 1-Day, Pre-Show, Premier Fan, and Artist Alley badges purchased between July 9, 2018 through 12:00 PM PT June 11, 2019 within the United States (excluding minor outlying islands) and Canada. Badge mailing will start in early May 2019. Premier Fan badges will be mailed out in early June 2019. Badges will not be re-shipped under any circumstances.

All badges purchased in the same order will be mailed out to only one address.  Be sure to put the SAME shipping address for each registrant when filling out the purchase form. The last day to change your shipping address is April 25, 2019.

Shipping fees are non-refundable and include shipping, handling, and badge activation.

Onsite Badge Pick-Up Policy

International attendees and attendees who purchased badges after the mailing cut-off date must pick up badges onsite.  Each registrant must pick up their own badge. Upon arrival, bring your registration confirmation email and valid government-issued photo ID.  This should match the registrant's name/information in order to pick up your badge.  Your registration confirmation is also available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in order to pick up a badge. All children 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their time at the event.

Age Restriction Policy 

Purchase a badge appropriate for the child's age by the first day of attendance of Anime Expo 2019.

  • Children ages 0 - 5 are free and not required to register for a badge.
  • Children ages 6 - 13 must purchase a child badge for $35 (4-Day badge).
  • Children ages 14+ must purchase a 4-Day or 1-Day general attendee badge.

Attendees age 13 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 for the duration of their time at the event. Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to pick up their badge. We recommend attendees ages 14-17 have a parent or guardian close by for the duration of the event.

Any programming designated 18+ will require attendees to show a valid photo ID to get an 18+ wristband at any Info Services booth in order to gain admittance. Please see our program room policies for more information.

Lost Badge Policy

Lost badges are subject to a reprint fee. To purchase a badge reprint, head over to the Registration Assistance counter and we will be happy to help you.

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