• Grab Your Badges

    Are you ready for AX 2021? The first thing you’ll need is a badge, which comes with a nice lanyard, bag, and program guide. You’ll need to wear it at all times at Anime Expo.

Anime Expo can be overwhelming for first-timers.

We’ve created this guide as a brief overview to help you prepare for the wonderful adventure and memorable experience that is Anime Expo.

First Timer's Guide

4-Day Attendee (For ages 14 and up)

Best value! Use all four days to explore everything AX has to offer.


1-Day Attendee (For ages 14 and up)

Select a specific day to attend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)


4-Day Child (For ages 6-13)

Please note: This is the only badge option for children; there are no 1-Day Child badges.


Child (Ages 5 and Under)

Children ages 5 and under are free and not required to register for a badge. An optional RFID child wristband will be available to pick up at the Registration Assistance counters in Gilbert Lindsey Plaza.

Premier Fan Badge

The Ultimate Fan Experience! 4-Day access to Anime Expo, plus extra benefits.

Visit our Premier Fan Page for full details.


4-Day Military Discount (Active Military & Veterans)

You must show an active military or veteran ID at time of purchase to receive the discount.

*Prices do not include Eventbrite or Shipping fees.


Complimentary badges are provided as a courtesy to those intending to do press coverage of Anime Expo. Press members may be freelance, or employed with a major media company.

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Creators and trade professionals can apply for a discounted industry badge.

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Artist Alley

Located in Kentia Hall, artists offer a variety of handmade creations for sale, including original artwork, prints, crafts, clothing, comics and more.

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Attendees will be overwhelmed with love for anime art, manga, stickers, plush toys, figurines, magic wands, t-shirts.

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Ticketed Events

Some events during Anime Expo may also require a ticket, in addition to a badge. You can buy your tickets online ahead of time or you can purchase them onsite at the Ticketing Booth, based on availability.

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Refund and Transfer Policy

The deadline to request a refund for 2020 badges has passed. All remaining badges are in the process of being rolled over to 2021.

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