The Anime Expo Event Area refers to the Los Angeles Convention Center and JW Marriott where Anime Expo events take place. You must have a valid Anime Expo badge to enter the Anime Expo Event area


When entering the Anime Expo event area, please be aware of the following procedure:

  1. All attendee groups must go to our COVID-19 Verification Area located at Chick Hearn Court to get your COVID-19 Verification WristbandFor more information please read: How do I get my COVID-19 Verification Wristband?
  2. Make sure you have your AX badge and COVID-19 Verification Wristband on hand before you enter the security line. This will help reduce slowdowns in the building entry process.
    • Note: There are multiple entrances into the Anime Expo event areas. Be sure to check the maps to get familiarized with them.
  3. Proceed through Security, choosing no bag line, general bag check line, or weapons check line as appropriate.
  4. If you are carrying a prop, you must go through the Weapons Check line every time you enter the convention center. Weapon Check booths are located at each General Entrance and will both tag and re-inspect tags on weapons going into the event. For more information about the Weapons Policy, please visit our Policies page.
  5. If you have a bag, simply place it on the table for inspection. Do not leave any bags unattended.
    • Please note: Clear bags, small clutch purses, and having fewer bags overall are highly recommended to decrease time spent at Security.
  6. Once you’re through security, proceed to an entry portal and “tap in” your badge. Wait for the green flashing light and beep before moving forward.
  7. Now that you have entered the event area, you can enjoy Anime Expo without having to go through multiple security checkpoints!
  8. Remember to tap out when you exit! This will allow you to easily return through security without having to go to a Badge Help Desk.


Have questions about RFID badges? Refer to the RFID & Building Entry Info page for more information.