Anime Expo welcomes creators and members of the media across anime, Japanese pop culture, and entertainment industries! We are now accepting applications for AX 2020 Press Badges and Industry Badges.

Please make sure to read the Press and/or Industry registration pages before applying for important information on deadlines, eligibility, and badge benefits. Additionally, please note that all badge mailing policies and deadlines will apply to Industry badge holders.

If you’re interested in applying, make sure to apply early! The number of Industry and Press Badges available is limited. Applications are reviewed individually in the order that they are received. Decisions are final and at SPJA’s sole discretion.

How to Apply:

  1.  Go to
  2. If you already have an account, log in and follow the instructions on the page.
  3. If you do not have an account, navigate to the “Applications and Profiles” dropdown menu to select the “Press Profile” or “Industry Application”

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 a Press or Industry badge.

Industry Application

Industry Deadline: June 1, 2020

Please be sure to read the Industry Eligibility Requirements for more information.

Press Application

Press Deadline: May 1, 2020

Please be sure to read the Press Policies for more information.

Anime Expo 2020 will run from July 2 through July 5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Get Your Badge Today!

For more information about attending AX, check out our How to Attend guide.