After lots of consideration, the organizers of Anime California have stopped holding future Anime California events and the corporation behind Anime California has been permanently dissolved. Unfortunately venues in the California area have become increasingly expensive for the type of event we organize, and it was determined that hosting future Anime California events would simply not live up to the hype and expectations we have built for our fans. An excellent anime convention requires sigificant assets and finances, and because we were unwilling to compromise on the quality and integrity of the event experience for fans, each year Anime California either barely broke even or lost money.

If any other event appears calling itself Anime California, that event is not affiliated with Anime California or its original organizers or owners or corporation, and uses the name without authorization. Many first year conventions in recent years have had problems, with examples including Universal Fan Con, Epic Icon Comic Con, Dash Con, or Paraguay Comic Con, so we urge caution to anyone looking into attending a new convention.


Thank you for coming.

Super-low full 3-day price.

You can register online, or at the convention.

Can't register soon? Here are our future prices:
Weekend Registration
April 30 - May 15, 2016
Weekend Registration
May 16 - Jun 16, 2016
Weekend Registration
June 17 - Jul 5, 2016
Weekend Registration
July 6 - 31, 2016
Weekend Registration
August 1 - 15, 2016
Weekend Registration
August 16 - 31, 2016
Weekend Registration
September 1 - 4, 2016
10x10 Dealer Booth
April 30 - Aug 23, 2016
20x10 Dealer Booth
April 30 - Aug 23, 2016
30x10 Dealer Booth
April 30 - Aug 23, 2016
Extra Artist Helper
Starts Aug. 31, 2015
August 31 - Oct 1, 2015
Artist Space and 1 AA Badge
Starts Apr. 30, 2016

The convention dates: September 2 - 4, 2016

We will be accepting both credit and cash at the con, but there will be a $2 discount for any paying with cash.

If you are 12 years old and younger, you must be accompanied by an adult.

Badges may be picked up starting from Day 0 in the Exhibit Hall B Lobby.
Day 0 5pm-9pm
Day 1 9am-7pm
Day 2 9am-6pm
Day 3 9am-3pm

You must bring a government-issued ID to pick up your badge if you are not a minor. There will be no refunds, exchanges, transfers, or roll overs of badges at the convention.

Important Registration Answers

  • Only you may pick up your badge. No one else. Not even relatives.
  • You want to bring either your ID, school ID, or your printed confirmation. We want to know you are you.
  • At the door registration is cash only. Credit cards slow down registration lines, and we are trying to make our line as fast as possible.
  • If you are of age, a government issued ID is required. Some form of ID is required even with the printed confirmation. If you do not have a form of photo ID with you, you will be unable to pick up your badge or register.

Are there 2-day passes?
No, because with our low prices, a weekend pass is already as cheap as we would possibly be able to make a 2-day-only pass.

How do I get a one day pass?
You will register using the promo code of the day you want. If you want a badge for Friday, use the promo code: FRIDAY.

What is the refund policy?
Refund Policy at Anime California, we understand that plans can change, so we try to accommodate as much as possible. We allow refunds if the tickets were purchased less than 30 since a request for a refund is submitted, unless the convention is going to happen within the next 30 days. There is a small fee for refunds, usually $5. *Any badges that are purchased less than 30 days before the start of the con are not eligible for a refund, due to the time-frame, we are simply unable to accommodate refunds. Badges may not be transferred to other individuals under any circumstances. Badges may not be forwarded to future conventions. This policy applies only to general weekend passes. Other types of badges (such as exhibitor or artist badges) may be subject to different policies. Replacement Badge Policy - any badges that are lost during the course of the convention are subject to a $35 replacement fee, if at any point during the event, should you find your original badge, please present it to Registration, and we will refund the replacement fee- please note, that your original badge would have to be relinquished in order to receive your refund.

When should I pre-register?
The sooner you register, the lower the admission price you pay. Online pre-registration is a very easy and quick way to pay. Many people register as early as possible to save as much as they can, but some also wait until they can be certain they know that they are able to attend the convention. We recommend registering as early as you can, because your early registration helps us plan a bigger and better weekend.

What do I get for registering?
Your registration gives you access to the entire anamazing convention, which includes a weekend of over 50 different events, access to our massive exhibit hall, access to our video screening rooms, access to our video gaming room, and access to everything else. At this time, none of the events cost extra to attend - any exceptions will be noted in the event description (though it goes without saying that you can buy things in the dealers room or one of our auction events). Your registration pays for the special guests of honor you can meet, technology, program books, equipment, and everything that goes into putting an entire weekend of events together. Every con event has a lot of costs such as renting the venue, renting equipment, microphones, projectors, program guides, safety staff, and your registrations make these individual events in the convention possible.

What payment methods are accepted?
Tickets purchased on-site are Cash Only, so please bring cash if you wish to register onsite. Online registration can be paid conveniently by card. Online registration does not close when the event begins, so if you want to register on the day of the convention, you can do so online.

What is Kids Free Sunday?
Children under 13 can get into the convention for FREE on Sunday, with the purchase of a paid adult admission. Limit 2 children per adult. Children under 13 must be with an adult at all times.

What is a badge?
A badge is a plastic/paper card with your name and registration ticket number that lets you into convention events. You can pick up this badge, with a lanyard to wear it, at the registration desk when you get to the convention. The conference badge grants access to all events of the convention, but use of the badge is subject to all terms, conditions, and rules of the convention. Attending is a privilege, and badges can be revoked without refund for violation of the rules at any time by convention staff.

Is there a group discount?
Yes, when 10 people or more register as a group (such as an anime club) you can get 10% off the current registration price per person. This happens automatically! Simply add ten people who are over 13 years old, and you'll see the discount applied. All ten registrations must be paid for together online with a credit card using the same account (or with an official school check for school groups). Email with questions.

Is there a discount for children?
Yes. For weekend tickets, children from 7 to 12 can get a weekend ticket for $10 off the price for adults, or they can get in free on Sunday. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a supervisory adult who also purchases a ticket at the full adult weekend price (max 2 children per adult). The $10 discount can be done online or at the door, but they must be purchased at the same time (not separately). There is no discount for single day registration for children, except for kids free Sunday. Children under 7 are admitted free everyday with the purchase of an adult registration. Children under 7 do not need to buy a ticket or register. Children under 13 must be with an adult at all times.

Can I bring my mom or grandma?
Yes! They need a ticket to enter convention space, but to make it easier we give you an automatic $5 discount to anyone over 40 registering with at least two relatives under 18. This discount is only valid online on weekend tickets, and only if you register together.

Is there a discount for educators or teachers?
To make it easier for school groups to attend, teachers, or other licensed educators who are chaperoning a school group, can register for our convention for free by emailing us at least 35 days before the convention. We encourage groups to bring their teachers. Unfortunately since our convention reaches such a wide audience, only those individuals employed by a school/university/etc at least half-time are eligible for free admission.

Where do I get my badge/ticket?
You must pick up your badge (or buy one) at the registration desk, they will not be mailed. We request that you provide photo ID if you have pre-registered. There will be separate lines for pre-registration and at-con registration, please be sure to find the correct line.

How do I get registration confirmation?
We will email you with confirmation of your registration soon after registering, in most cases. Please save your PayPal receipt, as it can also serve as confirmation of your registration. You only need your ID to pick up your badge/ticket, you don't need your email (though it may speed up the process).

Why should I pre-register?
Pre-registration helps us estimate the number of attendees we will have, and it helps us pay for things in advance. If you pre-register, we can invite more guests, buy more food for our ConSweet if we have one, plan more entertainment, and a lot more. Oh, and you save money.

What do my convention registration costs go towards?
Your registration payments are used for a number of purposes to facilitate holding the convention, such as paying the hotel or convention center, bringing in VIP guests of honor, screenings of anime, and getting equipment used during the convention. Early registration gets a discount, as we are often able to lower costs when we can more accurately estimate the number of people attending in advance. Your registration fees also help us put a large number of hours each week into planning the event.

What if I have questions about other things?
If your question is not answered, please check our website for a section that may answer your question. Only if you can not find the answer online, you should contact us.

Registration Stats

This Year: 8,000+ people expected.

Cheap & Fun!

  • Lowest 3-day registration prices in town.
  • Over 50 panels, workshops, and events.
  • Over 10 guests, DJs, and performers.
  • Rooms just $125/night.