Attendee Registration

Buy early! Badge prices increase as the dates for Anime Expo draws near, so be sure to get your badge early!

Pre-Show Night

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, a concert at Microsoft Theater*, 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)

(Next Price Tier: TBA)

Best value! Use all four days to explore everything AX has to offer.

  • 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; no 1-Day Child badges are offered.

  • 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.

1-Day Attendee

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.

TBA

  General Attendee $ Premier Fan $
Badge Mailing
Premier Fan Hotel Booking Block*
Priority Entry to Panels*
Exclusive Premier Fan Lounge Access
Early access to the Exhibit Hall, panels, and more
Exclusive Lanyard
Exclusive Premier Fan Swag Bag
$50 Discount Code to Apply to a Ticketed Event*
Exclusive Pre-Sale Purchase Period for Event Tickets*
Discount on Official AX Merchandise
2018 Registration Policies

Our policies have changed, please read them carefully.

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 that you have violated this policy, SPJA has the right to 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 by SPJA.

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. Anime Expo reserves the right to refuse admission, to refuse service and/or to cancel/revoke your badge at Anime Expo’s discretion.

You must register an individual name for each badge and that each name must match a legal photo ID. If SPJA determines that 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 & Transfer Policy

All badges are non-transferable to the following year. Refund requests for Anime Expo 2018 badges must be received within 30 days of the purchase date. Refund requests for badges purchased in March of 2018 must be received by March 31, 2018.

Badges purchased after March 31, 2018 are non-refundable, non-transferable to other individuals and non-transferable to the following year.

SPJA reserves the right to change the Refund & Transfer Policy at any time without notification. Anime Expo reserves the right to refuse admission, to refuse service and/or to cancel/revoke your badge at Anime Expo’s discretion.

All refund requests must be sent via email with your full name & order confirmation number to registration@anime-expo.org

Upgrade & Downgrade Policy

You can upgrade (1-Day to 4-Day) your badge by sending an email to registration@anime-expo.org. If your badge has already shipped, you must go to registration counter to process the upgrade onsite. Badge upgrades after March 31, 2018 will be processed 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.

Lost Badge Policy

Lost badges are subject to a reprint fee. To purchase a badge reprint, head over to the Registration Assistance counter.

Badge Mailing Policy

Anime Expo will only ship 4-Day, 1-Day, Pre-Show, Premier Fan, and Artist Alley badges purchased between July 3rd, 2017 through 12:00 PM PT June 11th, 2018 within the United States and Canada. Badge mailing will start in early May 2018. Premier Fan badges will be mailed out early June 2018. Badges will not be re-shipped under any circumstances. There will be no exceptions.

All orders will be mailed out to the 1st registrant's shipping address. This includes orders with multiple registrants. The last day to change your shipping address is April 25th, 2018.

Shipping fees includes shipping, handling, and badge activation. This is required for all badges and is non-refundable.

Onsite Badge Pick-Up Policy

International attendees, badges transfers from AX 2017, attendees who purchased badges after June 11, Press, Exhibitor, and Industry badge holders must pick up badges onsite. Each registrant must pick up his/her own badge.

For more information, please read our Badge Mailing FAQ.

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.

Any programming designated as 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.

Purchase a pass appropriate for the child’s age by the first day of attendance of Anime Expo 2018.

  • Children ages 0 – 5 are free and are not required to register for a badge.
  • Children ages 6 – 13 must purchase a child badge for $35.
  • Children ages 14+ must purchase a 4-Day general attendee badge. Please check the website for most current pricing.

Lost Badge Policy

Lost badges are subject to a reprint fee. To purchase a badge reprint, head over to the Registration Assistance counter.
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