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.Get Info
Are you ready for AX 2018? 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. Register Now!
Start your AX celebration early! Pre-Show Night will be on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 6 PM – 2 AM.
*Note: Some areas may have different operating hours and events marked with an asterisk require an additional ticket.
Next Price Tier: April 2, 2018 at 12 PM PT
Best value! Use all four days to explore everything AX has to offer. (For ages 14 and up)
Please note: This is the only badge option for children; there are no 1-Day Child badges.
Next Price Tier: TBA
Ideal for anyone who can’t make it the whole weekend or only want to attend a specific event on a certain day.
You must show an active military or veteran ID at time of purchase to receive the discount.
The Ultimate Fan Experience! 4-Day access to Anime Expo, plus extra benefits.
Visit our Premier Fan Page for full details.
*Prices do not include Eventbrite or shipping/handling fees.
Our policies have changed, please read them carefully.
By registering for an Anime Expo badge you agree not to sell, trade, transfer or share your comp code, email confirmation, or badge. In the event that The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) determines that you have violated this policy, SPJA has the right to cancel your badge(s) and keep any money paid by you. Confirmations and/or badges that have been sold or provided by anyone other than SPJA will not be honored by SPJA.
You must wear and display your badge at all times while onsite during Anime Expo. All badges are the property of SPJA and must be relinquished to SPJA upon request. Anime Expo reserves the right to refuse admission, to refuse service and/or to cancel/revoke your badge at Anime Expo’s discretion.
You must register an individual name for each badge and that each name must match a legal photo ID. If SPJA determines that you have purchased more than one badge in your name for any day, SPJA has the right to cancel your duplicate badge(s) and issue you a refund less the processing fee.
SPJA reserves the right to change the Refund & Transfer Policy at any time without notification.
You can upgrade (1-Day to 4-Day) your badge by sending an email to email@example.com. If your badge has already shipped, you must go to registration counter to process the upgrade onsite. Badge upgrades after March 31, 2018 will be processed onsite. Certain restrictions may apply.
Downgrades are not permitted. However, you may request a refund for your badges if it is within 30 days of your purchase date.
Lost badges are subject to a reprint fee. To purchase a badge reprint, head over to the Registration Assistance counter.
Badge Mailing Policy
Anime Expo will only ship 4-Day, 1-Day, Pre-Show, Premier Fan, and Artist Alley badges purchased between July 3rd, 2017 through 12:00 PM PT June 11th, 2018 within the United States and Canada. Badge mailing will start in early May 2018. Premier Fan badges will be mailed out early June 2018. Badges will not be re-shipped under any circumstances. There will be no exceptions.
All orders will be mailed out to the 1st registrant's shipping address. This includes orders with multiple registrants. The last day to change your shipping address is April 25th, 2018.
Shipping fees includes shipping, handling, and badge activation. This is required for all badges and is non-refundable.
International attendees, badges transfers from AX 2017, attendees who purchased badges after June 11, Press, Exhibitor, and Industry badge holders must pick up badges onsite. Each registrant must pick up his/her own badge.
For more information, please read our Badge Mailing FAQ.
Attendees age 13 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 for the duration of their time at the event. Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to pick-up their badge.
Any programming designated as 18+ will require attendees to show a valid photo ID to get an 18+ wristband at any Info Services booth in order to gain admittance. Please see our program room policies for more information.
Purchase a pass appropriate for the child’s age by the first day of attendance of Anime Expo 2018.
Lost Badge Policy
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