ANIME NYC 2019 PRE-SHOW AUTOGRAPH LOTTERY FAQ

Anime NYC’s goal is to put more autographs into the hands of more fans than ever before. Previously, tickets to our most popular guests were distributed in a way that was difficult or impossible for a large number of fans to take part. Our pre-show lottery system allows every fan an equal chance at autograph tickets to our rarest guests.

No autograph tickets will be given away when Anime NYC’s doors open each morning. The lottery system eliminates the need to line up in the early morning or overnight.

No, only our rarest guests are in the lottery. Any guest who is signing for multiple hours on multiple days isn’t in the lottery at all. There are also some guests signing in booths who are not in the lottery. Please read through our full Autograph page for more information.

It various with each guest, but there are typically 100 winners for each signing session.

The lottery runs from Noon Eastern Time on October 25 to Noon Eastern Time on November 5. All entries will be emailed with the results of the lottery by November 10.
No. You can enter any time between October 25 and November 5. Entering early does not increase your chances of winning.
Each guest has their own lottery. You can enter as many lotteries as you want, but you can only enter each of them once. Entering the same lottery multiple times does not increase your chances of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
Yes. You must enter with your full real name, and this name must match your Photo ID. If you win, you must bring your Photo ID with you to claim your autograph ticket. If your name does not match your ID, you will be unable to claim your autograph ticket.
You don’t need an Anime NYC badge when you enter the lottery, but you must have an Anime NYC badge valid for the day of your signing if you win. You need an Anime NYC badge to claim an autograph ticket and attend a signing.
Please don’t. Anime NYC’s goal is to put more autographs into the hands of more fans than ever before. If you aren’t really a fan of a guest, please don’t just enter because you can.

If you’re under 18, you can still enter. Please receive a parent or guardian’s permission first. If you’re under 18 and you win, please bring a School ID or some other similar form of identification.

No. Autograph tickets are non transferable.

No. Autograph tickets are non transferable. You may enter for your child or friend with special accessibility needs, but it must be in their name, they must be present to claim the autograph ticket, and they must use the autograph ticket.

No. Autograph tickets this year are Tyvek wristbands that will be placed on winners’ arms when they claim them. Do not tamper or try to remove your wristband until your signing. Autograph tickets are non transferable. No exceptions.

Anime NYC’s pre-show autograph lotteries are intended to put autograph tickets into the hands of fans. If you are not serious about meeting a guest, do not enter their lottery. Should you win and not claim your autograph ticket, you will be banned from future Anime NYC autograph ticket giveaways.

Anime NYC will announce on social media during Anime NYC if there are any follow up giveaways for specific autographs, but there are no onsite standby lines or autograph ticket waitlists.

The guest questions are a series of questions about the specific guest at the center of each lottery. You must correctly answer all guest questions in each lottery to successfully enter. Only entries with correct answers will be in the running to win tickets.

Winners for each lottery are determined by a random number generator.
Yes, each lottery is run independently. Winning or losing one doesn’t impact your chances to win another.
You’ll receive an email by November 10 with details and next steps. You’ll pick up your autograph ticket onsite at Anime NYC, with more details inside your email.

You’ll receive an email by November 10 with details. If you are not selected as a winner, we’re unfortunately unable to include you in these events.

Sadly, Anime NYC cannot guarantee autographs. There are far more fans who want to meet our rarest guests than they possibly can. While all autograph tickets are limited, all guests taking part in our lottery will also appear on stage at Anime NYC. You don’t need an autograph ticket to attend these panels and see our guests on stage.