General Event Rules & Info

What items are not permitted at Anime Expo?
The following items are strictly prohibited per our Code of Conduct: Stilts Weapons (Please see our “Prop / Replica Weapons Policy” for more info) Drone...
Mon, 11 Oct, 2021 at 10:55 AM
Can I bring food and drinks into Anime Expo?
Per the Los Angeles Convention Center's policies, attendees may bring food for personal consumption only. Bulk food items will not be permitted. The Lo...
Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 at 4:22 PM
What time does Anime Expo start / end?
Different areas within Anime Expo have different hours of operation. Please refer to the Hours & Maps page for specific information about each location.
Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 at 4:38 PM
Are there gender-neutral restrooms?
There are two gender-neutral restrooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center for your convenience. In the South Hall, the restroom is located right outside H...
Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 at 8:28 AM
What is the Youth Protection Policy?
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) recognizes the importance of protecting youth participants in SPJA events and activities, includi...
Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 at 8:33 AM
What actions are prohibited at Anime Expo?
Per our Code of Conduct, the following, as such violations are determined in SPJA’s sole discretion, are not permitted at the Event or its surrounding areas...
Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 at 8:35 AM
Are there any photo/video restrictions?
You are generally allowed to take photos or record videos in all common areas of the event. As a courtesy, please obtain permission to take photos or record...
Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 at 8:39 AM
Does the City of Los Angeles have any curfews for minors?
Minors under the age of 18 may be subject to 45.03 (a) LAMC “Nighttime Curfew.” Please refer to the LAPD website for more information. 
Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 at 8:49 AM