• Premier Fan Badge

    Premier Fan badges offer the ultimate fan experience for Anime Expo attendees.

Premier Fan Badge

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

  • Exclusive Premier Fan Lounge, plus Premier Fan Swag Bag
  • Early access to Exhibit Hall (Day 1 only)
  • Priority entry to panels*
  • Access to Pre-Show Night
  • $50 voucher to apply to a ticketed event and pre-sale purchase period for additional event tickets* (*Subject to restrictions.)
  • IMPORTANT: If you are purchasing more than one Premier Fan badge, please provide a unique email for each Premier Fan registration to receive updates and information for AX 2018.

$450

What is included with a Premier Fan Badge?

Premier Fan badges offer the ultimate fan experience for Anime Expo attendees. The full details of what is offered for Premier Fan badge holders are listed below:

4-Day Premier Access + Pre-Show Night
Premier Fans will receive a unique badge with 4-Day access to Anime Expo plus Pre-Show Night

Premier Fan Hotel Booking Block – Limited Availability
Hotel booking made easier with a designated booking block. The Premier Fan Hotel Block is reserved strictly for Premier Fans and is not part of the general attendee housing block. See the Premier Fan Hotel Block Policy for more details.

Badge Mailing
Premier Fan badges will be mailed out in June 2018 to United States and Canadian addresses. International attendees will need to pick up their badges on-site.

Premier Fan Lounge
Enjoy the comforts of a private Premier Fan Lounge, near the action but away from crowds and noise.
Lounge features include:

  • Charging stations
  • Comfy seating
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Premier Fan Swag Bag Pick Up
  • Customer Service station
  • Premier Fan ticketing station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Exclusive Lanyard
A Premier Fan badge deserves a different lanyard. A specially-designed lanyard will be placed inside your swag bag.

Early Exhibit Hall Access
Beat the crowd and gain an additional hour in the Exhibit Hall prior to general admission into the hall. This benefit is only for Day 1 only.

Easier Entry to Panels
In order to best take advantage of this offering, we recommend that you arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the panel. The Premier Fan line will be let into the room prior to the general attendee line. Premier Fans, who are not in the early entry line when admittance is granted, must enter through the general attendee line. Please see our program room policies for more information.

Exclusive Premier Fan Swag Bag
Every Premier Fan who stops by the Premier Fan Lounge during the show will receive an exclusive Premier Fan Pack. Promotional items are not guaranteed and will vary from year to year, based on availability.

$50 Discount Code to Apply to a Ticketed Event
As part of your Premier Fan Badge, you will be given a $50 discount code that can be applied to one (1) ticket for one (1) ticketed event. Due to the possibility of different arrangements with artist management and industry partners, there may be some restrictions for events such as certain allotment of tickets set aside for Premier Fans.

Exclusive Pre-Sale Purchase Period for Event Tickets
When possible, there will be an exclusive pre-sale period of 48 hours in order to make your Anime Expo experience smooth and enjoyable. Due to the possibility of different arrangements with artist management and industry partners, there may be some restrictions for ticketed event pre-sale periods.

Guest of Honor POP-IN visits to the Premier Fan Lounge
Celebrity guests and Guests of Honor will make special appearances at the lounge throughout the convention.

Discount on Official AX Merchandise
Premier Fans will receive a discount on official AX Merchandise.

  General Attendee $ Premier Fan $
Badge Mailing
Priority entry to panels
Exclusive Premier Fan Lounge access.
Early access to the Exhibit Hall (Day 1 only)
Premier Fan Hotel Booking Block
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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