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Pre-Registration

Anyone interested in coming to the Anime USA 2018 convention is highly encouraged to pre-register by joining Anime USA.


Membership Types

We have three different levels of membership types: Regular, Silver, and Sponsor.

Regular

This membership is good for all three days of the convention. This level entails you to a convention badge that gives normal access to Anime USA convention for the entire weekend. Some events may require an additional fee or be restricted, i.e., 18+ panels, CCG tournaments, receptions.

Discounted memberships that allow access to the convention only for one day will also be available for purchase at the door (for Saturday only access, Sunday will be complimentary).

Silver

In addition to the Regular membership privileges, Silver memberships will receive:

  • Specially designed Silver membership badge
  • Anime USA 2018 t-shirt
  • Anime USA 2018 pin
  • Anime USA 2018 shot glass
  • One Priority Entrance coupon.  The Priority entrance coupon will allow them to a one priority access as listed under Sponsor level priority entrance privilege.

Silver memberships are limited to 300 members.

Sponsor

In addition to the Regular membership privileges, Sponsor memberships will receive:

  • Express badge pickup at registration
  • Specially designed Sponsor membership badge
  • Anime USA 2018 t-shirt
  • Anime USA 2018 pin
  • Anime USA 2018 shot glass
  • Half hour early entrance to the Dealer’s room and Artist Alley
  • Priority entrance to Stage 1 and 2, Maid Café, Host Club, autographs and selected other events to be announced before the convention.
  • One-hour meet and greet reception with selected Anime USA guests.

Sponsor memberships are limited to 125 members.

Clubs

We are offering a special discount to all anime, geek, fandom, and cosplay clubs. Sign up your club with us and you can register all your members for Anime USA at the special club discount rate of $43 for a Regular membership (approx. 35% discount) and $62 for a Silver membership (approx. 30% discount). This rate would be valid for any member of your group that you sign up.  Club rates are available through 14 October.

To receive these discount, your club representative will need to create an account on our registration website  and then email that user id to cluboutreach@animeusa.org. We will grant that account the ability to register your members at the discounted rate. Your club representative will have to register each club member using that account; they cannot register using their own accounts and get this discounted rate.  You will also need to provide some documentation that you are a functioning club, such as a copy of a recent newsletter or a link to your club website or Facebook page.

As an additional bonus, if five or more of your club members sign-up we will complimentary upgrade one of them to a Silver Membership (while they are available).

We can also post a link on our website back to your group to help advertise and promote your group.


Upgrades

If you register for a Regular or Silver membership, you can later upgrade it (while Silver and/or Sponsor memberships are available) by contacting registration@animeusa.org requesting to upgrade your membership. Include your full name, order id, and email used to place the order in our registration system. The cost to upgrade is:

  • From Regular to Silver: $22
  • From Regular to Sponsor: pay the difference to make the total $150 (sponsor price)
  • From Silver to Sponsor: pay the difference to make the total $150 (sponsor price)

Discounts

Children 5 and under

Children age 5 years or younger will be allowed into the convention free when accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older) with a registered membership. Children under age 5 must be with sponsoring adult at all times while within convention spaces and must wear a child’s registration badge (this badge will be provided by the convention). This discount is only available at the door and will not be made available for pre-registration. Under 5 child’s badges are limited to two children per adult.

Children ages 6–12

Children 6 to 12 years will be allowed into the convention with a half-price discount when accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older) with a registered membership. Children under age 12 will have their sponsor’s contact information written on it and must wear the badge at all times while within convention spaces. Child badges are not eligible for any further discounts. 6–12 child’s badges are limited to two children per adult.

Groups

Groups of eight or more of the same type of membership will receive a 10% discount on Regular or Silver memberships. Group discounts are not available for Sponsor memberships. Group membership discounts are only available before 14 October, 2018.


Membership Rates

Weekend Memberships are available for pre-registration.

  • Regular Membership: $66
  • Silver Membership: $88
  • Sponsor Membership: $150
  • Child Membership: $33

One Day Memberships will be available at the door.

  • Friday Only Membership: $40
  • Saturday Membership: $55 (Sunday included complimentary)
  • Sunday Membership: $30
  • Friday Child Membership: $20
  • Saturday Child Membership: $27 (Sunday included complimentary)
  • Sunday Child Membership: $15

Registering

We accept credit cards, PayPal, personal check or money order for pre-registration. Credit card payments are processed through PayPal. If paying via personal check or money order, you will need to print the order confirmation page and mail it plus your payment to Anime USA. Checks and Money Orders will not be accepted after 30 September 2018.

If you registered for the previous year’s convention, you may use the same log-in information for the current convention.

Please note all memberships and registrations are non-refundable.


Registry Confirmation

All registrations will be confirmed by email. Additionally, you can confirm your registration status by logging into the Anime USA registration website and viewing the order history.

Should your pre-registration not be in our system, please contact registration@animeusa.org as soon as possible to correct the issue.

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