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Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Event Entry Hours

General Entrance – South Hall

All attendees will be able to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

General Entrance – West Hall

All attendees will be able to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Priority Entrance for Exhibitors & Artist Alley – South Hall

Only Exhibitors and Artist Alley participants will be able to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Priority Entrance for Press, Industry, ADA Attendees, and Premier Fans – South Hall

Only Press, Industry, ADA attendees, and Premier Fans will be able to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Priority Entrance for Exhibitors and Artist Alley – West Hall

Only Exhibitors and Artist Alley participants will be able to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Priority Entrance for Press, Industry, ADA attendees, and Premier Fans – West Hall

Only Press, Industry, ADA attendees, and Premier Fans will be able to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Hours of Operation

The Annex

Located in Kentia Hall adjacent to Artist Alley, The Annex features cutting-edge fashion and art. The Annex is a place to discover something new, something edgy, something fun and exciting.

Location: Kentia Hall

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 3:00PM

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Artist Alley

Amateur and semi-professional artists offer prints, commissions, crafts, clothing, comics and more.

Location: Kentia Hall

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 3:00PM

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Autograph Area

Be sure to visit the Autograph Ticket Booth in Gilbert Lindsay Plaza to secure a ticket prior to lining up in the Autograph Area. Look for the purple Autograph Ticketing tent.

Location: Kentia Hall (Lower Level of South Hall)

See schedule (when available)

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AX Dance

Local DJs and headliners from Japan all come together to play every major popular genre from J-pop to House music. Plus, take part in dance workshops and competitions.

Location: Concourse Hall (150+151)

Hours of Operation: Day 1-3 (July 1-3)
Workshops & Competitions 10:00AM – 6:00PM
All Ages Dance 8:00PM – 10:00PM
18+ Dance 10:00PM – 2:00AM

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 2:00 AM

See schedule (when available)

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AX Merch Store

Find official AX merchandise exclusively at the Merch Store.

Location: Kentia Hall Entrance, South Hall Lobby, & West Hall Lobby

Hours of Operation

Kentia Hall Entrance

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 4:00PM

South Hall Lobby

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

West Hall Lobby

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Beer Garden

Relax under beautiful paper lantern décor while sipping on a variety of Japanese-themed cocktails and food options. This is an experience you don’t want to miss!

Location: Outside West Hall B (Main Events)

Hours of Operation

All Ages

  • Day 1 (July 1): 11:00AM – 12:00AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 11:00AM – 12:00AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 11:00AM – 12:00AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Butler Cafe

The Butler Cafe is a show and interactive experience, featuring a group of talented performers ready to make your hearts go doki-doki.

Location: 515A

This event requires additional ticket. See schedule (when available).

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COVID-19 Verification Area - Chick Hearn Court

Bring your proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to get your COVID-19 Verification wristband. Please wear this wristband for the duration of your attendance at Anime Expo. Failure to do so will subject you to be re-verified at Chick Hearn Court.

Location: Chick Hearn Court

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (June 30): 6:00AM – 11:59PM
  • Day 1 (July 1): 6:00AM – 11:59PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 6:00AM – 11:59PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 6:00AM – 3:00PM

Entertainment Hall

Egaming, Cosplay Repair, Photo Sets, Community Stage, and more are all located within this hall.

Location: West Hall A

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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Event Operations

Need assistance? Visit us at Event Operations. We can provide assistance with any questions or concerns you may have. PARENTS: All lost children are escorted to Event Operations to await your arrival.

Location: 508A

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Exhibit Hall

With over 400 vendors, attendees can explore a vast array of merchandise. Leading anime, manga, gaming, fashion companies will also be previewing upcoming releases and connecting with fans at their industry booths.

Location: South Hall

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 3:00PM

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First Aid Station

Location: South & West Hall Lobby

West Lobby Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

South Lobby Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 5): 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Industry Lounge

Industry Lounge is open for Industry Badge attendees to catch up with work on site or hold meetings in-between panels. Wi-Fi, work stations and power sources available.

Location: 306A

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:30AM – 3:00PM

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Info Services

If you’re lost or confused, visit Info Services booths to get help. Also, pick up an 18+ wristband from Info Services booths.

Location: Various Booth Locations (South Hall Lobby, West Hall Lobby, Exhibit Hall, Kentia Hall, Entertainment Hall, Concourse Hall, and Gilbert Lindsay Plaza!

Hours of Operation

South Hall Lobby Booth

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00AM – 4:00PM

West Hall Lobby Booth

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Gilbert Lindsay Plaza

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 3:00PM

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Karaoke

Stop by to watch or take part in one of the many contests or themed sessions going on throughout the weekend.

Locations:

  • JW Marriott Plaza

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 12:00PM – 4:00PM

See schedule (when available)

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Karaoke Open Mic

Stop by and choose from an extensive library of anime and game soundtracks, J-pop, and more.

Location: JW Marriott Olympic III

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 12:00PM – 12:00AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 12:00PM – 4:00PM

See schedule (when available)

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Programming Rooms

Programming’ includes panels, Q&As, gameshows, and more.

See schedule (when available)

NON-CLEARING ROOM
These rooms will NOT be cleared between panel events but will be cleared before Special Events (i.e. Fashion Show) and 18+ content programming.
Location: Main Events, JW Marriott Platinum, Petree Hall, 402AB, 403AB, 408AB,

EXCEPTIONS: Room clearing WILL occur prior to
the following:
• Ticketed Event (i.e. concert, AMV, Masquerade)
• Fashion Show
• 18+ Content Tracks
• Video Room (May be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings. Please check mobile app session descriptions for more details.)

CLEARING ROOM
These rooms WILL be cleared between panel events.
Location: Regal Cinemas, 404AB, 406AB, 409AB, 411, 511ABC

Lost & Found

Location: 507

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lounge 21

Complete with drinks and nightly performances, Lounge 21 is a great place to relax and cool off. (Must be age 21 or over to enter.)

Location: Concourse Hall Foyer

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 2:00AM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 2:00AM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 2:00AM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 4:00PM

More info

Maid Cafe

Maid Cafe consists of show and interactive experiences with an array of entertainment, including dances, musical performances, photo ops, and more.

Location: 515B

This event requires additional ticket. See schedule (when available).

More info

Manga Lounge

Take a break from the hustle and bustle by sitting down with one of over 4000 available volumes of manga.

Location: 502B

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 3:00PM

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Premier Fan Lounge

An exclusive lounge for Anime Expo 2022 Premier Fan badge holders. Includes comfy seating, charging outlets, complimentary beverages, Wi-Fi, and a dedicated ticketing customer service booth. A valid Anime Expo 2022 Premier Fan badge is required for entry. Premier Fans can pick up their exclusive lanyard, and swag bag here. *Pre-Show Night: No Beverages served

Location: 502A

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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Press Lounge

The Press Lounge provides complimentary internet in a quiet environment for work. A valid Anime Expo 2022 Press badge is required for entry.

Location: 306B

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 9:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 9:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9:30AM – 3:00PM

More info

Quiet Lounge

A quiet place to sit and relax.

Location: 503

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 3:00PM

More info

Registration / Badge Pick-Up

Need to pick-up your badge onsite? Need to reprint or have general questions about your badge, then head over to Registration during these hours!

Location: Gilbert Lindsay Plaza (In front of West Hall)

General Attendee Registration

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (June 30): 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM*
  • Day 1 (July 1): 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM*
  • Day 2 (July 2): 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM*
  • Day 3 (July 3): 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM*
  • Day 4 (July 4): 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM*
Professional Registration

Exhibitor, Press & Industry, and Artist Alley badges can be picked up at the Professional Registration area. Need to reprint or have general questions about your badge, then head over to Professional Registration during these hours!

Location: Gilbert Lindsay Plaza (in front of West Hall)

Hours of Operation

  • Day -1 (June 29): 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM*
  • Day 0 (June 30): 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM*
  • Day 1 (July 1): 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
  • Day 2 (July 2): 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
  • Day 3 (July 3): 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
  • Day 4 (July 4): 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM*

*Indicates when counters close, please line up early before posted time.

Tabletop Gaming

With tournaments, learn-to-play, and free-play sessions, there’s something for everyone at all skill levels.

Location: Entertainment Hall

Hours of Operation

  • Day 1 (July 1): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 2 (July 2): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 3 (July 3): 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Day 4 (July 4): 10:00AM – 4:00PM

More info

Video Room

Video room feature premieres and screenings. Be among the first fans to see upcoming movies and series premiere exclusively at Anime Expo. Check out screenings to discover a new show or watch an old favorite alongside other fans.

See schedule

Video 1
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: 402AB

Workshop Rooms

Workshops are hands-on, interactive sessions that provide an opportunity to learn new skills, such as sewing, origami, dancing, and drawing.

See schedule

Workshop
These rooms will be cleared between Events
Location: 406AB and 409AB

Ticketing Booth Hours

Main Ticketing Booth

If you are planning to attend a Ticketed Event at Anime Expo, please be sure to read all relevant event policies regarding pick-up, will-call, and other procedures. Please be aware that policies may vary between events, especially when they take place in different venues.

Location: Gilbert-Lindsay Plaza

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (June 30): 12 PM – 10 PM*
  • Day 1 (July 1): 8 AM- 10 PM*
  • Day 2 (July 2): 8 AM- 10 PM*
  • Day 3 (July 3): 9 AM – 9 PM*
  • Day 4 (July 4): 9 AM – 3 PM*

*Indicates when counters close, please line up early before posted time.

Auxiliary Venues

Satellite ticketing booths will be open at auxiliary venues such as The NOVO starting 3 hours before the start of the event. Please check schedule in the program guide or mobile app for the event start time.

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