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    Are you ready for AX 2020? 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!

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)

Next Price Tier: TBA
Best value! Use all four days to explore everything AX has to offer.

1-Day Attendee (For ages 14 and up)

Next Price Tier: TBA

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


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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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Cancellation Policy

By registering for an Anime Expo badge, you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your promotional code, email confirmation, or badge. In the event that the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) determines in its sole discretion that you have violated this policy, SPJA can 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.

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. SPJA reserves the right to refuse admission, service, and cancel your badge at SPJA’s sole discretion without liability.

You must register an individual name for each badge and each name must match a valid government-issued photo ID. If SPJA determines 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.

Refund and Transfer Policy

All badges are non-transferable to Anime Expo 2021.

Badges Purchased Before March 31, 2020

Refund requests for Anime Expo 2020 badges must be received within 30 days of the purchase date. All refund requests for badges purchased in March 2020 must be received by March 31, 2020.  Name changes must also be made by March 31, 2020.

All refund requests must be sent via email with your full name and order confirmation number to registration@anime-expo.org.

Badges Purchased After March 31, 2020

Badges purchased after March 31, 2020, are non-refundable and non-transferable to other people.

SPJA reserves the right to change the Refund and Transfer Policy at any time without notification.

Upgrade and Downgrade Policy 

You can upgrade your (1-Day to 4-Day) badge by sending an email to registration@anime-expo.org before March 31, 2020. Any badges purchased after this date can be upgraded onsite at the Registration Assistance counters. Certain restrictions may apply. Downgrades are not permitted.

Badge Mailing Policy

Anime Expo will ship 4-Day, 4-Day Child, 1-Day, Premier Fan, Artist Alley, Exhibitor, and paid Industry badges, purchased between August 16, 2019, through 12:00 PM PT on June 16, 2020, within the United States (excluding minor outlying islands) and Canada. Badge mailing will start in early May 2020. Premier Fan, Artist Alley, and paid Industry badges will be mailed out in early June 2020. Badges will not be re-shipped under any circumstances.

All badges purchased in the same order will be mailed out to only ONE address. Be sure to put the SAME shipping address for each registrant when filling out the purchase form. The last day to change your shipping address is April 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM PT.

Shipping fees are non-refundable and include shipping, handling, and badge activation.

Onsite Badge Pick-Up Policy

Attendees who purchased badges after the cut-off date and all International attendees must pick up badges onsite.  Each registrant must pick up their own badge. Upon arrival, bring your registration confirmation email and a valid government-issued photo ID.  This should match the registrant's name/information in order to pick up your badge.  Your registration confirmation is also available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in order to pick up a badge.

Age Restriction Policy 

Purchase a badge appropriate for the child's age by the first day of attendance of Anime Expo 2020.

  • Children ages 0 - 5 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 on Gilbert Lindsey Plaza. In cases of emergency, the wristbands will allow an SPJA/Anime Expo representative to contact parents/guardians as needed.
  • Children ages 6 - 13 must purchase a child badge for $35 (4-Day badge).
  • Children ages 14+ must purchase a 4-Day or 1-Day general attendee badge.

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 if required to pick up their badge at Registration Assistance. We recommend attendees ages 14-17 have a parent or guardian close by for the duration of the event.

Any programming designated 18+ will require attendees to have an 18+ wristband to present for admission at the door. An 18+ wristband can be obtained at any Info Services booth by presenting a valid government-issued photo ID that shows date of birth. Please see our Program Room Policy for more information.

Lost Badge Policy

Lost badges are subject to a reprint fee. To purchase a badge reprint, head over to the Registration Assistance counter and we will be happy to help you.

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