Due to high demand anticipated for the exclusive screening of “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution” and the “My Hero Academia” Season 4 Premiere, attendees must have an admission wristband in order to enter Main Events (Hall B) when doors open.

Wristbands for these two events will be available to reserve online on a “first come, first serve” basis, one wristband per attendee.  The name on the online reservation must match the name of the person picking up the wristband. No name changes will be permitted.

Picking Up a Wristband

  • Event admission wristbands can be picked up at any Will Call station at the Ticketing Booth in Gilbert Lindsay Plaza prior to the event’s start time.  See Event Page to confirm schedule for when wristbands will be available for pick up.
  • You must present your Anime Expo attendee badge prior to receiving a wristband so we can:  1) confirm you are an attendee and 2) verify you have the correct badge valid for the day of the event.  Once confirmed, a Ticketing volunteer will apply the wristband on your wrist.
  • Once you have your admission wristband, you can enter the event line queue area to wait until doors open.  Please note there is no re-entry once in line and seating is “first-come, first-serve” in the hall.
    • ADA attendees and Premier Fans with an admission wristband may arrive 15-30 minutes before the doors open to receive priority entry.

NOTE:  If your wristband appears to be tampered with in any way upon inspection during load in at the door, a Ticketing or Main Events volunteer has the right to deny entry.  Access Control volunteers and Security will also be present to enforce this policy.

ANY use of electronic devices during these events is strictly prohibited.  There is a zero tolerance policy for the use of photo or video recording devices used in our programming rooms unless otherwise specified.

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
  • Event Date/Time: Thursday, July 4 @ 3:30 PM
  • Online Reservations Start:
    • Premier Fan: Monday, June 24 @ 6 PM PDT
    • General Attendee: Tuesday, June 25 @ 6 PM PDT


My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere
  • Event Date/Time: Saturday, July 6 @ 10:00 AM
  • Online Reservations Start:
    • Premier Fan: Wednesday, June 26 @ 6 PM PDT
    • General Attendee: Thursday, June 27 @ 6 PM PDT



Anime Expo 2019  will run from July 4 through July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on July 3, 2019.

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