Starting in 2017, attendees will be able to start enjoying Anime Expo activities earlier than ever before at the newly-introduced Pre-Show Night! Pre-Show Night will feature programming and events from 6PM – 2AM on Friday, June 30, 2017. Pre-Show Night passes are available now!

Hours of operation for the areas and events that will be available during Pre-Show Night is as follows:

  • AMV Theatre: 6 PM – 10 PM
    • Enjoy a collection of themed AMV-related programming.
  • AXDance: 6 PM – 2 AM
    • Dance the night away with special guest DJ’s.
  • Entertainment Hall: 6 PM – 10 PM
    • Access Photo Sets, eGaming, Arcade, and all interactive experiences within this hall.
  • Karaoke Open Mic: 6 PM – 2 AM
    • Choose from over 7,000 anime, J-rock, J-pop, and video game related songs.
  • Lounge 21: 6 PM – 2 AM
    • Join us for the AX 2017 Kick-Off Party!
  • Manga Lounge: 6 PM – 10 PM
    • Sit back, relax, and choose from over 4000 titles.
  • Petree Hall: 6 PM – 10 PM
    • Details TBA when full schedule is released.
  • Premier Fan Lounge:
    • Premier Fans can pick up their swag bags and enjoy the various amenities such as: Anime Streaming, Complimentary Wi-Fi, and Charging stations
    • Note: Beverages will not be available on this day.
  • Quiet Room: 6 PM – 10 PM
  • Screening Rooms: 6 PM – 12 AM
    • Details TBA when full schedule is released.
  • Workshop & Live Programming Rooms: 6 PM – 10PM
    • Details TBA when full schedule is released.

Additionally, Pre-Show Night will feature a concert at Microsoft Theatre (show time and performers TBA), as well as performances at the Maid, Butler, and Night Cafes (show times TBD). These events will require an additional ticket.

Access to Pre-Show Night will require a separate badge*, priced as:

*Included with all Premier Fan badges


Get your 4-day pass to Anime Expo 2017 during our Black Friday Sale!
AX-2017-Black Friday

  • 4-day passes (Adult/Youth) will be available for $55* starting at 12:01 AM PST on November 25, and available until 11:59 PM PST on November 28, or until supplies last.
  • Want a more premium experience? The remainder of the Premier Fan badges will be available for $425* on November 25 (Click for more info)