FAQs

Q: What is Anime California?

A: Anime California is an all ages by the fans for the fans event providing a welcoming and safe environment celebrating Japanese Culture, Animation, Manga, Games, Cosplay, and Fashion.

Q: Is this the old Anime California?

A: This Anime California premiered in 2018 and is operated by a different team. This Anime California is not affiliated with the previous Anime California or its company, which has suspended operations, nor is it responsible for damages or liabilities associated with the previous Anime California and its previous operators.

Q: Where will the convention be held?

A: Anime California 2019 will be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center located at 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Q: When is Anime California?

A: Friday, August 23 (Day 1) through Sunday, August 25 (Day 3)

Q: What are Anime California event hours?

A: 8/23 Fri. 10am-8pm
8/24 Sat. 9am-8pm  
8/25 Sun. 9am-3pm

Q: What are Registration Hours for badge pick up?

A: 8/23 Fri. 10am-7pm  
8/24 Sat. 9am-7pm
8/25 Sun. 9am-2pm

Q: What are Anime California Exhibit Hall hours?

A: 8/23 Fri. 12pm to 7pm
8/24 Sat. 11am to 7pm
8/25 Sun. 11am to 2pm

Q: How much are badges?

A: Prices will increase periodically until the day of the convention.

Full Weekend Badge (3-Days)

  • $40.00 until March 31st
  • $45.00 April 1st – May 31st
  • $50.00 June 1st – July 31st
  • $55.00 August 1st – August 22nd
  • $60.00 At the door

Q: When will I receive my badge?

A: Badges will be ready for pick up on Friday, August 23 (Day 1) at the Registration Desk. Please bring a government-issued photo ID.

Q: What qualifies as a Government Issued ID?

A: Photo ID’s such as:

  • State ID / Driver’s License
  • Passport or Passport Card
  • Government Employee ID
  • U.S. Military or Military Dependant ID
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card ( Green Card )

Q: What does my badge get me?

A: Badges get you access to everything from events, panels, workshops, activities and the convention center. Badges do NOT grant you an Artist Alley table, Exhibit Hall space, or Swap Meet space, those are purchased separately.

Q: Is there a special price for kids?

A: Admittance is free for children 10 and under, provided they come with a parent or guardian that has a purchased an adult priced badge. **Max two free children’s badges per accompanying adult.

Q: How do I pick up the kids badge?

A: You can pick up your kids badge at the same time you pick up the accompanying adult’s badge. Please make sure to bring the child(ren) with you to get their badges.

Q: What does the kids badge allow access to?

A: Kids badges allows access to everything a regular adult badge does, including Artist’s Alley, Exhibit Hall, Karaoke, panels and more. The only thing it does not allow access to is any event or panel that is marked as 18+. If you’re not sure if the panel or event is right for your kids, make sure to consult the convention catalog, as well as any signage near the event or panel, or ask a convention volunteer, who’ll be happy to help!

Q: Can I get a refund on my badge after I purchase?

A: You may request a refund on badges up to 30 days after purchase or up to 30 days before the event, whichever comes first. To request a refund, email reg@animecaliforniacon.com

Q: Can I bring my pet to Anime California? What about a Service Animal?

A: Anime California is a diverse and welcoming convention, and we want to make sure everyone can enjoy the convention, including anyone who might need to bring a service animal. Per the venue rules, pets under 25 pounds and service animals are allowed in the hotel, including staying the night in your hotel room (with an added fee). However, in the convention center, only registered service animals are allowed by the venue. We only ask that you make sure your service animal is properly trained to be around crowds and/or on a leash, to help ensure a safe and happy convention for all.