Hours and Maps

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

JW Marriott

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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 4): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

General Entrance – JW Marriott

All attendees will be able to enter the JW Marriott for Anime Expo events during the hours listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 4): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 7:00 AM – 5:00 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 4): 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 *Premier Fans will be able to enter the South Hall lobby beginning at 8:00 AM for only Day 1, July 5th.

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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hours of Operation

After Hours

Welcome to the After Hours, an after dark experience in the mysterious, sensational and sensual world of burlesque and cabaret.

Location : 403A

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

More info

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 4): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

AMV Theater

Can’t get enough AMVs? Come to the AMV Room to enjoy the largest assortment in the country with themed tracks of wildly interactive programming based around them!

Location: 511

See schedule (when available)

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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 4): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

Attendee Volunteer HQ

Pre-registered Attendee Volunteers can come here to earn a free badge to Anime Expo 2019! Welcome to the volunteer team!

Location: South Hall Lobby

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 3): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 04:00 PM

More info

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 E (150-151)

Hours of Operation

Pre-Show Night (July 3)

  • All Ages Dance: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 18+ Dance: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Days 1-3 (July 4-6)

  • Workshops and Competitions: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • All Ages Dance: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 18+ Dance: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

See schedule (when available)

More info

AX Merch Store

Find official AX merchandise exclusively at the Merch Store.

Location: South Hall Lobby & West Hall Lobby

Hours of Operation

South Hall Lobby

  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

West Hall Lobby

  • Day 0 (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bag Check

Need a place to have your backpacks, props, luggage, and loot from the dealers hall? We provide bag check services to hold onto your items for you when you enjoy any of the events at Anime Expo!

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

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More info

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 4): 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

21+ Only

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): Closed
  • Day 2 (July 5): 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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).

More info

Entertainment Hall

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

Location: West Hall A

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More info

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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

More info

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 4): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

First Aid Station

Location: South & West Hall Lobby

West Lobby Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 3): 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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: 305

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5):  9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

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 4): 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

West Hall Lobby Booth

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Concourse Hall Booth (2nd Fl)

  • Day 0 (July 3): 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7) : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*Other Info Services booth locations hours are the same as the halls they are located in.

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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 Gold Ballroom Salon 1-2 (Events & Open Mic)

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

See schedule (when available)

More info

Karaoke Open Mic

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

Location: 501ABC

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

See schedule (when available)

More info

Live Programming (LP) Rooms

'Live Programming' includes panels, Q&As, gameshows, and more.

See schedule (when available)

Live Programming 1
This room will NOT be cleared between panel events but will be cleared before Special Events (i.e. Fashion Show) and 18+ content programming.
Location: Petree Hall


Live Programming 2
This room will NOT be cleared between panel events but will be cleared before Special Events (i.e. Fashion Show) and 18+ content programming.
Location : JW Marriott - Platinum Ballroom (2nd Floor)


Live Programming 3
This room will be cleared between Panel Events.
Location: 408AB


Live Programming 4
This room will be cleared between Panel Events.
Location: 411


Live Programming 5
This room will be cleared between Panel Events.
Location: 404AB

Lost & Found

Location: 507

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 7:00 AM - 6:00 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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

Premier Fan Lounge

An exclusive lounge for Anime Expo 2019 Premier Fan badge holders. Includes comfy seating, charging outlets, complimentary beverages, Wi-Fi, and a dedicated ticketing customer service booth. A valid Anime Expo 2019 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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

More info

Press Lounge

The Press Lounge provides complimentary internet in a quiet environment for work. A valid Anime Expo 2019 Press badge is required for entry.

Location: 309 Foyer

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

Quiet Lounge

A quiet place to sit and relax.

Location: 503

Hours of Operation

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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 (July 3) : 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4) : 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5) : 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6) : 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7) : 8:00 AM - 1:00 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 (July 2): 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Day 0 (July 3): 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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

  • Pre-Show Night (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More info

Video Rooms

Video rooms 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 (when available)

Video 1
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom A-D (3rd Floor)


Video 2
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom E-J (3rd Floor)


Video 3
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: 402AB


Video 4
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: 409AB

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 (when available)

Workshop 1
This room will be cleared between Workshop Events.
Location: 403B


Workshop 2
This room may be cleared in preparation for highly anticipated showings.
Location: 406AB

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 (July 3): 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 7): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

More info

Premier Fan Lounge

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: Premier Fan Lounge

Hours of Operation

  • Day 0 (July 3): 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Day 1 (July 4): 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 (July 5): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 6): Closed
  • Day 4 (July 7): Closed

More info

Auxiliary Venues

Satellite ticketing booths will be open at auxiliary venues such as The NOVO and Microsoft Theater 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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