Industry Registration

Anime Expo welcomes creators and trade professionals across anime and Japanese pop culture industries and is happy to provide an industry badge for approved individuals.

If you wish to attend as Industry, you must apply online — completing the full application by the due date. Applications submitted after the due date may not be reviewed. Please be sure to fill out the application as much as possible to ensure a smooth review process and improve the likelihood of getting approved for an Industry badge.

Please be aware that there is no onsite registration for industry badges.

We are unable to provide industry badges to non-relevant industries, students, cosplayers, or support staff such as administrative staff, facilities, IT, operations, QA, HR, or convention volunteer support staff.

Industry Creative

A discounted badge option for individuals who are part of the creation process of Japanese pop culture content or related industries.

  • People who are directly involved in production, design, writing, editing, or production may be eligible.
  • Provides all the same access as a 4-day attendee badge.
  • Includes access to Pre-Show Night on July 4, 2018.
  • Deadline to apply TBA

Industry Professional

A discounted option for professionals who are not directly involved in the creation process of Japanese pop culture content and related industries

  • People who attend Anime Expo for business reasons such as executive, marketing, sales, business development, managers, executive producers, or other professionals may be eligible.
  • Provides all the same access as a 4-day attendee badge.
  • Includes access to Pre-Show Night on July 4, 2018.
  • Deadline to apply TBA

*Prices do not include Eventbrite processing fee. Industry badges are limited. Verification and approval is ultimately at the discretion of Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Creative

People who are involved in the production, design, writing, editing, or production of anime, manga, video games, or toys can be eligible for the industry creative badge. Job titles might include voice actor, animator, or editor. The industry creative badge is also extended to those responsible for creating non-editorial content related to, inspired by, or promoting anime or Japanese pop culture such as YouTubers, performers, and other digital influencers.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Voice actors must have at least three listed credits within past year (IMDB, ANN)
  • Translators must have worked on published work from within the last 3 years.
  • Artists/Creatives must have worked on a published project and have credits listed somewhere other than a personal portfolio website/LinkedIn.
  • Webcomic artists are eligible if their work has been published by a third party.
  • Indie companies must have content currently available to purchase or download.
  • Mobile game companies are eligible if their app is currently available in android/apple store.

Professional

People who attend Anime Expo for business reasons such as executive, marketing, sales, business development, managers, executive producers, or other professionals can be eligible for an industry professional badge.Job titles might include agents, publicists, buyers, executives, marketing, sales, business development, producers, or legal representatives. The industry professional badge is also extended to anime and pop culture convention management.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Producers must have credits listed from the last 3 years.
  • Conventions must have a parent company or nonprofit in order to be eligible. Conventions run by a sole individual or a school club are not eligible.
  • Production assistants qualify for professional badge, not creative.
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