Anime Expo 2022 - General Registration

Fri. Jul 1, 2022 at 10:00am - Mon. Jul 4, 2022 at 5:00pm PDT
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Event Description
Welcome to the Anime Expo 2022 Registration Page!

Anime Expo, also known as "AX", is the largest Japanese popular culture event in North America and will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1 to 4, 2022. For the latest information about Anime Expo, please visit our website at

ALL Badges for Anime Expo 2022 are Now SOLD OUT!

Military Badge offer is no longer available!

Important Information about Transfering & Activating Your Badges

If you are buying badges for another person, have their email ready for check out.  This will assign the badge to the individual.  Badge assignment is not complete until the recipient accepts the transfer in their ShowClix account. 

If you purchased a badge for friends and family before 6/13/2022, don't forget to transfer/assign the badge to that person in your ShowClix account.

NOTE:  You must transfer any duplicate badges purchased (via your ShowClix account) since our policy only allows a single badge per day per attendee.  Any duplicates are subject to cancellation.  The only exception would be an adult badge (4-Day, 1-Day, or Premier Fan badge) purchased for a minor (any child age 17 or under).  If this is the case, you can email so we can add a note to your order details.

Child Badges
Child badges are tied to the Buyer upon purchase and cannot be transferred to another ShowClix account, Therefore, is it recommended that the parent or guardian who will be accompanying the child(ren) while participating at Anime Expo (per the Age Restriction Policy posted below) purchase these badges.

Important Update: COVID-19 Verification Wristband needed for entry into AX 2022

All attendee groups must go to our COVID-19 Verification Area located at Chick Hearn Court to get your COVID-19 Verification Wristband. You can pickup your AX badge or Covid-19 Verification Wristband in any order. 

To receive a wristband you must present:

1.) Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, OR, negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen, home-kits not acceptable)
2.) Valid government-issued ID matching the documentation 

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. 

At this time, “fully vaccinated” means that the day of your entry to Anime Expo must be at least 14 days after completion of your primary series of an FDA or WHO approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine, such as but not limited to:

  • second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or

  • single dose of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine)

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

Please see our Health and Safety page for more information.

Attendees that were vaccinated in California can get a free digital COVID-19 vaccine card at 

Registration Assistance & Badge Pick-Up
Booth hours of operation are as follows:

  • (Day 0)                 6/30/2022             12 pm – 10 pm*

  • (Day 1 - Day 3)    7/1 – 7/3/2022        8 am – 8 pm*

  • (Day 4)                 7/4/2022                 8 am – 1 pm*

Note:  The Registration Booth and show schedule will end early on Monday, July 4, 2022.  Please check the hours of operation on the AX website and plan accordingly.  No refunds will be issued if you fail to pick-up your badge before the booth closes, especially for 1-Day Monday badges.

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

Taken from the AX website listed under Policies.

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. If the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) determines in its sole discretion that you have violated any SPJA policies, 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 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. 

Event Cancellation 
SPJA reserves the right to cancel or postpone Anime Expo, or any part of Anime Expo, on limited or no notice in SPJA’s sole discretion.  In the event of a cancellation or postponement of Anime Expo, SPJA shall not be responsible or liable for any costs, damages, fees, expenses or other compensation associated with Anime Expo. 

Refund and Transfer Policy
All sales are final for all badge purchases and, therefore, non-refundable. 

All badges are non-transferable to any other SPJA event.  

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

Upgrade, Downgrade and Exchange Policy
You can upgrade your badge (1-Day to 4-Day), based on availability, by sending an email to before March 31, 2022.  

Downgrades are not permitted. 

You can exchange your 1-Day badge for another 1-Day badge, based on availability, by sending an email to before March 31, 2022. 

Credentials and Entry Policy
For security reasons, and to allow entry into Anime Expo, all attendees must always wear, possess and present their badge and any required wristband credential while onsite or at any other venue/location utilized for Anime Expo as follows:

  • Badges must be affixed on the AX-issued lanyard and worn around the Attendee’s neck or displayed in an openly visible location.

  • Wristbands must be securely affixed to the Attendee’s wrist and remain on the Attendee’s wrist throughout Anime Expo.

  • Tickets for additional events produced by Anime Expo, such as screenings, cafes, concerts and autograph sessions, must be presented during check-in via physical ticket or on a digital device.

Each Attendee must retain possession of his or her own badge for the duration of Anime Expo and may not loan or give the badge to anyone else. If Credentials are not worn or presented correctly by an Attendee, SPJA reserves the right to refuse admission, service, and cancel the Attendee’s badge at SPJA’s sole discretion without liability. All badges are the property of SPJA and must be relinquished to SPJA upon request.

Age Restriction Policy
Purchase a badge appropriate for the child's age by the first day of attendance of Anime Expo 2022.  

  • 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 Booth in 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 (4-Day) badge for $40. 

  • Children ages 14 and older must purchase a 4-Day or 1-Day general attendee badge. 

Attendees ages 13 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, age 18 or older, 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 in Will Call at the Registration Booth. We recommend attendees ages 14-17 have a parent or guardian close by for the duration of the event.  Please refer to full Youth Protection Policy (Section 6) on the AX website. 

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 the date of birth.  Please see our Program Room Policy for more information. 

Badge Mailing Policy
Anime Expo will ship 4-Day, 1-Day, Child, Premier Fan, Artist Alley, Exhibitor and paid Industry badges, purchased between January 10, 2022 through 12:00 PM PT on June 13, 2022, within the United States (excluding minor outlying islands) and Canada. Badge mailing will start in early May 2022. Premier Fan, Artist Alley, Exhibitor, and paid Industry badges will be mailed out in early June 2022. 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 enter the shipping address if it is different from the Buyer's address when filling out the purchase form.  The last day to change your shipping address is April 25, 2022.

These dates may be subject to change due to scheduling or external factors.

On-Site Badge Pick-Up Policy
Attendees who purchase badges after the Badge Mailing Deadline (June 13, 2022) and all international attendees must pick up their badges in Will Call at the Registration Booth beginning June 30, 2022, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Buyer may pick up all badges in their order or each individual Registrant can pick up their own badge.  Upon arrival, you must present your registration confirmation email and a valid government-issued photo ID.  This should match the Buyer or the Registrant’s name/information to pick up your badge.  Your registration order confirmation is also available in your ShowClix account (My Tickets) under the My Events tab. 

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

Badge Activation Policy
Every badge must be activated to participate at Anime Expo 2022.

Lost Badge Policy
Lost badges are subject to a reprint fee.  To purchase a badge reprint, please go to the Registration Booth for assistance.


  • COVID-19 Vaccination Proof or Negative COVID-19 Test: SPJA will be requiring all attendees of AX 2022 to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending the event.

  • Masks: Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required indoors (except in designated cafeteria/eating areas) and optional outdoors. 

  • For more details, please see our Health & Safety page. 

Last day to purchase a badge with shipping services was: 
June 13, 2022

Last day to update your shipping address was: 
April 25, 2022

If you need assistance with your delivery, please contact ShowClix Customer Care for assistance.

Deadline to request a refund for all Badge Exchanges or Upgrades was:
March 31, 2022

Have a question or need assistance?  Please use the following links:

Registration Inquiries | 登録の問い合わせ

General Inquiries | 問い合わせ全般
Check out the Anime Expo Help Center | Knowledge Base

ShowClix Customer Care:

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Please join us in supporting our 2022 official charity recipient, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)!

Visit for more information or text the code “SPJA22” TO 44-321 to donate.



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Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S. FIgueroa Street
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