For our team and many others, Anime Expo is more than just an event, it’s an annual reunion of friends, a celebration, and an incredibly creative, passionate community. These last two years, we’ve greatly missed gathering together for our annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, and we can’t wait to bring back the frenetic energy and fun to downtown Los Angeles on July 1-4, 2022. 

We know that you’ve been eagerly awaiting information about how to secure your badge(s) for Anime Expo 2022, and we are pleased to announce ShowClix as our new registration and ticketing provider. All attendees who opted to roll over their 2020 badges will be eligible to register for 2022 during the priority access period. 

 Registration Updates: 

  • Badge Assignment & Activation:  If you purchase a General Attendee badge on behalf of another person, you will need to “transfer” the badge to them. The recipient will also need to have a ShowClix account in order to accept the transferred badge. Upon receiving your badge(s) in the mail, you will need to activate it first before you can use it to enter the event area.  

Registration Launch Info: 

Priority Registration Period: 

January 10, 2022, at 12:00 PM PST to January 23, 2022, at 11:59 PM PST 

  • For General Attendees, Premier Fans, and Artist Alley who previously rolled over their 2020 badges. 
  • If you rolled over your 2020 badge(s), you will receive a one-time use access code which will allow you to place only one (1) order during the priority registration period. The code will be sent to you the week before the priority registration period starts.
  • If you miss the priority access period, you need to wait for public sales.
  • Purchase Limits:
    • For General Attendees: You can purchase up to four (4) badges total per order. 
    • For Premier Fans: You will only be able to purchase one (1) Premier Fan badge. 
  • Priority Pricing:
    • Premier Fan: $499
    • 4-Day: $120
    • Child Pass (6-12 years): $40
    • 1-Day Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $65
    • 1-Day Monday: $45

Public Registration: 

  • Starts January 24, 2022, at 12:00 PM PST 
  • The public registration period will not include Premier Fan badges. 
  • Public Pricing:
    • Premier Fan: Not available on January 24; will open at a later date TBA
    • 4-Day: $140
    • Child Pass (6-12 years): $40
    • 1-Day Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $70
    • 1-Day Monday: $50

Refund/Transfer Policy: 

  • All badges are non-refundable and non-transferable to any other SPJA event. 
  • For more details, please see our Registration Policies.

Press & Industry Application: TBA 

 Health & Safety Protocols:  

  • Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test: Attendees must provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results prior to attending Anime Expo 2022. These guidelines are subject to applicable laws and public health guidance. Further information will be provided closer to the event. 
  • Masks: Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required indoors (except in designated cafeteria/eating areas) and optional outdoors. 
  • For more details, please see our Health & Safety page. 

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