Registration

Badge Type Current Price
Premier Fan Coming Soon
4-Day Attendee $57
4-Day Child (Ages 6 ~ 12) Coming Soon
1-Day Attendee Coming Soon

Registration for Anime Expo 2015 is now available


Reminders

  • Please read the Information page carefully before registering.
  • The only child attendee package we provide is the Four Day Child for $25. Please purchase this for your child even if he or she is attending for just one day.
  • All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in order to pick-up a badge. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • “Pre-Registered”: A valid photo ID, as well as your registration confirmation email, containing the barcode, is required to be presented to staff in order to receive your badge. Acceptable forms of identification include: Drivers License, School ID, Work ID, Passport, Military ID, etc.
  • At the door”: Those registering at the convention will also purchase their badges at the Los Angeles Convention Center (South Hall), but will line up in a different line from the pre-registered attendees. “At the door” or “At-Con” onsite registration will be closed on Day 0 July 1st and will be available starting Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.
  • The confirmation email printout is to help expedite the process because you can scan it and have your badge print out. However, should an attendee forget or does not receive his or her confirmation email, a photo ID will be sufficient.
  • Cancellation/Transfer Requests: Any requests for a cancellation or a transfer must be submitted in writing by June 23, 2015 to [email protected]. This applies only to requests from Anime Expo 2015; requests from prior expos will not be accepted.
  • Refund Policy: If your cancellation request is received within 30 days of your registration date, you will receive a full refund within 2 weeks. After 30 days, no refunds will be given, and you may only request a transfer or a name change.
  • Transfer Policy: You will be given one request for a deferral/transfer, good only for the following year.
  • Name Changes: If you do not want a transfer, you have the option of requesting one name change only.
  • Please read the Information page carefully before registering.

“At-Con or Onsite Registration is closed on Day 0, July 1st, 2015.”

Premier Fan

  • All discounts, priority line and priority seating privileges are eligible for those registered with a Premier Fan badges. Privileges will not apply to regular or child passes even if purchased by the premier fan badge holder.
  • Pick up your badge before everyone else at the Premier Fan check-in counter.
  • Enter the exhibit hall one hour before opening to the public on Thursday, July 2rd.
  • Preferred seating and front-of-line privileges to all panels (does NOT apply to autograph sessions). NOTE: There are a limited number of seats set aside for Premier Fans. In order to best take advantage of this offering, you must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the panel. If you arrive anytime after that, you will be escorted toward general attendee seating. No exceptions.
  • (1) Main Event* ticket to the performance of your choice (does not include events that have become sold-out). VIP Access included. Although the ticket is free, you must manually add the ticket onto your registration once ticketing for the event you wish to attend becomes available.
  • Collector’s Edition lanyard.
  • Anime Expo 2015 mini-poster.
  • 20% discount Anime Expo merchandise at the on-site store.
  • Access to AX Shuttles/Exhibit Hall/Panels/Dance/other offers including, but not limited to, video programming, gaming, karaoke, cosplay competitions, celebrity guest –meet-and-greets, autograph signings and much more

The Artist Alley at Anime Expo is a venue for amateur and semi-professional artists to celebrate Japanese pop culture through fantastic works of art. Artists come from all over the country and beyond to share their original artwork, prints, crafts, clothing, comics and ‘zines. Don’t miss the chance to meet and support these amazing artists!If you are an artist interested in participating in the Artist Alley, please read the following information thoroughly along with the 2014 Artist Alley Packet which includes policies and procedures to help you prepare for Anime Expo 2014!If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].


How to Sign Up for the Artist Alley

  • Artist Alley table sales generally go live at the convention and later on-line. Currently, tables are sold out and a waiting list is available by going to the Registration site.
  • In addition to the purchasing a table, each artist selling their work must submit a Seller’s Permit. This permit is available on-line via the Board of Equalization (BOE).
  • All artists must read and comply with all instructions, rules, and policies stated in the Artist Alley Contract.
  • Seller’s Permit & Artist Alley Contract should be submitted when filling out on-line application form set to release at a later date in 2014.  Those who have purchased a ticket will be notified via email.

General Table Information

  • Tables are 6’ x 2’ and 2.5’ high.
  • Artists may purchase up to two tables. Half tables are not sold
  • Artists’ table assignments depends on a first come first served basis on who fills out the artist alley application form completely first.  Artists who have paid for their tables (excluding artists on the wait list) will be sent an e-mail notification prior to the release of the application form.
  • Though we do our best to fulfill special requests, we are sometimes unable to fulfill a request to be placed next to another artist’s space.
  • Any further questions about the Artist Alley can be asked on the Artists’ Forum or by email.

2014 Artist Alley Packet

This packet includes all the information you need to prepare for AX 2014!
Download Artist Alley Packet

Interested in being an exhibitor at the nation’s largest anime/manga convention? Don’t miss your chance to get in front of tens of thousands of the most enthusiastic anime and manga fans, who come to enjoy all the fun, activities and programming only AX can provide!Space is limited, so call us today to reserve your spot! You can reach Susan at [email protected] or (508) 424-4892. For further inquiries and information pertaining to the Exhibit Application and Contract, please email [email protected].


Resources & Information

Booth Package Details
New Exhibitor Contract
Alumni Exhibitor Contract

Exhibitor and Hotel Registration

Internet Services

Do you need internet services at your booth during Anime Expo? Please click the button below to be taken to Smart City’s online order form. For more information, contact Smart City at 888-446-6911 or [email protected].

Order Internet Services

Sponsorship

Add to your presence at Anime Expo with our specialized on-site branding opportunities. Anime Expo is North America’s largest Japanese Culture convention; The best & biggest companies will be there! Will You? Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of Anime Expo? View the information package below for more information!

Sponsorship Information Package


Warning!

It has come to our attention that there may be individual(s)/companies that claim to represent Anime Expo® in terms of sales for Exhibit Hall Booth Space, Program Guide Listing, Program Guide Ads, Artist Alley Booths, Panel Rooms and others. Anime Expo® is not responsible for any claims, promises and/or contracts made by these 3rd party individuals/companies. We encourage all potential convention participants interested in any aspect of the convention (that especially involve financial obligations/commitments) to please verify all 3rd party claims of representing Anime Expo® via phone at 714-937-2994 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Anime Expo® will not be held responsible for claims, promises and/or contracts made by any 3rd party individuals/companies that are not verified in writing by Anime Expo® to be an authentic representing individual/company for the convention.

Anime Expo® welcomes both industry and professional members who are involved in the anime, manga, and/or entertainment industry. Industry members may be employed with a major industry company or independent contractors or professionals. The requirements for registration are now posted below and you may apply for industry registration through our online form. Please allow at least 10 business days for your application to be processed. You must submit your online application by June 16th, 2014 in order to be considered.

On-site registration can be approved or denied at the discretion of the SPJA. We hope you can join us for Anime Expo!

Industry Registration  Professional Registration


Requirements

Industry

In order to be considered for “Industry” registration and receive complimentary entrance to this year’s convention, individuals will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Individuals MUST be part of the creative process (i.e. Artist, Musician, Voice Actor, etc) and/or be an executive (CEO/CFO/COO, Director, Lawyer, ect) working in the fields of anime, manga and/or Japanese culture (Japanese: Fashion, Video Games, Movies & Music).
  2. Be in active employment or have worked in the last 6 months with a major industry company that is recognized as a production, licensing, post-production or marketing organization.
  3. Present a business card with stated company name, individual name and contact information and matching recent company pay-stub. (We apologize, however we cannot accept business cards without printed contact names due to illegal replications.)
  4. Present a Valid picture ID upon pass pickup. (US Driver’s license, Passport or Credit card with photo)
  5. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age by/on July 3, 2014.

Notes:

  • Each company will receive maximum of 10 (10) complementary passes only. Additional passes can be purchased at the event or in advanced, for a discounted rate of $55 for a 4-Day Pass.
  • Unfortunately, due to the large volume of Retail (i.e. Salesperson, store manager, etc.) and Office Administration & Support positions (i.e. Assistant, accounting, data entry, IT, etc.), these positions do not qualify for a complementary industry pass; however they may register as a Professional badge. *See Professional registration below for more details*
  • All passes are subject to the convention review process.
  • Individuals who wish to apply for “Industry” admission should complete the Online Industry Pre-Registration Form and bring the required documents listed above to the convention.

Professional

In order to be considered for “Professional” registration and receive discounted entrance to this year’s convention, individuals will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Individuals MUST be involved in the fields of anime, manga and/or Japanese culture (Japanese: Fashion, Video Games, Movies & Music) and be involved in Retail positions (i.e. Salesperson, store manager, etc.), office administration/support (i.e. Assistant, accounting, data entry, IT, etc.) or another non-creative positions for a major industry company.
  2. Be in active employment or have worked in the last 6 months with a major industry company that is recognized as a production, licensing, post-production or marketing organization.
  3. Present a business card with stated company name, individual name and contact information and matching recent company pay-stub. (We apologize, however we cannot accept business cards without printed contact names due to illegal replications.)
  4. Present a Valid picture ID upon pass pickup. (Driver’s license, passport or credit card with photo)
  5. Individuals will be REQUIRED to pay $55 for each professional badge requested.

Notes:

  • Those that submit for “Professional” registration will receive a confirmation of receipt of application via e-mail and will then receive an “Approved Professional” e-mail to be placed on the “Professional” admission list.
  • Those that have received an “Approved Professional” email prior to the convention will be able to obtain their Industry Professional Badges and packets at the registration location.

REMINDERS

  • Individuals that choose to register on-site will be required to provide a valid business card, current paycheck & picture ID. Individuals may register during the convention as “Professional” in the South Hall Lobby at the Los Angeles Convention Center at the Industry/Professional registration booth.
  • To be considered for pre-registration, you must submit your online application by June 16th, 2014.
  • Unfortunately, due to the large volume of requests all guest pass requests are being denied due to the high volume of industry & professional attendees. Please register your guests through the general public registration online or on-site in the South Hall Lobby.
  • The SPJA & Anime Expo reserves the right to revoke or deny access regardless of prior approval.

Anime Expo® welcomes all members of the media who are involved in the anime, manga, and/or entertainment industry. Press members may be employed with a major media company or independent contractors or professionals. The requirements for registration are posted below and you may apply for press registration through our online form. Please allow at least 10 business days for your application to be processed. You must submit your online application by June 16, 2014.

Press Registration

Once you have submitted an application for “Press” registration will receive a confirmation of receipt of application via e-mail. If approved, you will then receive an “Approved Press” e-mail, confirming that you have been placed on the “Press” admission list. Please note that once you have obtained approval for “Press” admission, you will still be required to provide your official business card and valid ID when collecting your badge.

Prior press badge approval does not guarantee future approvals. Complimentary press badges are a privilege granted by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA). SPJA reserves the right to deny Anime Expo press registration applications without explanation during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.

We hope you can join us for Anime Expo! If you have any questions, please send an inquiry to [email protected]

 


Requirements

In order to be considered “Press” and to receive complimentary entrance to this year’s convention, individuals will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Active employment with a major media company that is recognized as a print publication (i.e. magazine, newspapers, etc.), radio, television/cable/affiliate station/program, newscast and/or online magazine.
    • Applications with official company e-mails are preferred.
    • Writers/Reporters from high school and university level publications are encouraged to apply as well. However, in these cases we kindly request that you provide us with a letter of intent signed by you and your editor-in-chief/advisor on official school letterhead. Please also note that we will not be able to provide Press Badges for them. Chaperones are welcome to enjoy the convention by registering through the registration process for the general public. Please register any chaperones through the general public registration located in the South Hall Lobby.
    • Photographers, cosplay-related media outlets or outlets with a history of posting exclusively cosplay-related content must present a detailed proposal on the coverage they plan to do at Anime Expo. Taking photos of the cosplayers who attend the convention can be done quite readily without the need of a Press Badge; therefore we reserve the right to deny applications of that nature.
  2. Business card with stated company name, individual name and contact information, or a recent company pay-stub.
    • We apologize for the inconvenience but we cannot accept business cards without printed contact names due to the possibility of illegal replications.
  3. Valid picture ID.
  4. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age by/on July 3, 2014.

Those who have submitted an application for “Press” registration will receive a confirmation of receipt of application via e-mail and if approved, will then received an “Approved Press” e-mail in addition to being placed on the “Press” admission list. Please note that those who have obtained approval for “Press” admission will still be required to provide their official business card and valid ID.

Individuals who choose to register at the convention will also be required to provide the items mentioned in points 2 and 3 above. Due to the fact that we will not have all of our resources available at the convention, please be aware that information that cannot be verified on the spot may result in the denial of the Press Badge.

Reminders:

  • Please bring a valid form of picture identification i.e. driver’s license and your business card. If you don’t have a business card, please bring a recent paycheck stub.
  • You must submit your online application by June 16, 2014.
  • Our apologies, but all requests for non-press guest passes will be denied due to the high number of press attendees this year. Please register your guests through the general public registration online or onsite in the South Hall Lobby.

*Anime Expo reserves the right to refuse media badges without reason during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.