Anime Expo 2022 - General Registration

Fri. Jul 1, 2022 at 10:00am - Mon. Jul 4, 2022 at 5:00pm PDT
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$40.00 - $80.00
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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 are SOLD OUT!

Military Badges are no longer available.

For all badges purchased on or before June 13, 2022 @ 12 PM PT, your badges will be shipped to the address provided during checkout.

For all badges purchased after this deadline, you will need to pick up your badge on-site at the Registration Booth starting on June 30, 2022.

Badges Purchased for Another Person 

If you are buying a badge for a friend, family member or relative, then you will need to transfer (“assign”) the badge to that person in your ShowClix account once you complete your purchase.  For instructions on how to create your ShowClix account, verify your badge order, and transfer badges to someone, please refer to our “HOW TO” pages for help. 

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, it is 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.

Registration Assistance & Badge Pick-Up 

Booth hours of operation are as follows: 

  • 6/30/2022           12 pm – 8 pm 

  • 7/1 – 7/3/2022    8 am – 8 pm

  • 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. 

Taken from the SPJA 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 upgradeyour 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 the SPJA event, all attendees must always wear, possess and present their credential (badge and/or wristband) and any required wristband credential while onsite or at any other venue/location utilized for the SPJA event 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 the SPJA event.

  • Tickets for additional events produced by the SPJA event, 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.

On-Site Credential Pick-Up Policy
All attendees must pick up their credentials (wristbands and/or badges) at the Registration Booth beginning November 11, 2022, at the Ontario Convention Center. The Buyer may pick up all credentials in their order or each individual Registrant can pick up their own credential.  Upon arrival, each attendee must present their registration confirmation email and a valid government-issued photo ID.  The name on the ID should match the Buyer or the Registrant’s name/information to pick up the credential(s).  Registration order confirmation details are also available in the Buyer's 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. The adult will be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID at the counter so the staff member can issue the credentials.

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

Lost Credential 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. 

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:

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