Professional Registration 2018-10-18T10:26:07+00:00



Anime NYC is happy to welcome professionals across the anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture industries; professionals from the American licensing, publishing, streaming, media, marketing, and merchandising worlds; and librarians, academics, and educators, and we offer a Professional Badge to all approved applicants from these categories.

Please also check out the Anime Business Conference – a new B2B summit for all those working in Japanese pop culture or wanting to learn about the business of Japanese pop culture – launching on November 15 at Japan Society.



Professional Badges are $45 and provide:
– Discount admission all three days of Anime NYC
– Access to Anime NYC’s Professional-Only Lounge
– Access to Anime NYC’s Expo Floor before the general public each morning

Professional Badges do NOT provide:
– Guaranteed seating for any panel or event
– Guaranteed guest autographs
– Front of line access at any panel, autographing, or event
– Access to any event that requires an additional ticket
– Access to the Anime Business Conference (requires a separate ticket)


Interested professionals must complete our Professional Badge application by 11:59 PM EDT on November 10, 2018. Badges will be approved on a rolling basis…

If You Apply By: You’ll Hear Back By:
August 15 September 1
September 15 October 1
October 15 November 1
November 1 November 10
November 10 November 12


There will be NO onsite Professional registration. You MUST apply online and fully complete the application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is only after your application is reviewed and approved that a Professional Badge will be issued.

Please ONLY apply for your own Professional Badge. If you seek Professional Badges for additional members of your team, each must apply for their own badge.

Professional Badges will NOT be mailed and must be picked up onsite at Anime NYC.

Anime NYC reserves the right to approve or deny all applications, and all Anime NYC decisions are final. Professional Badges are non-transferable. You may not loan or sell your Professional Badge, and any individuals conducting such behavior will be disqualified from Professional Badges at all future Anime NYC events.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at