We Can’t Wait to See You All!

Anime NYC is excited to welcome you all to the Javits Center to celebrate our 5th Anniversary!

Together with the Javits Center and our security team, we have created a brand new entrance plan for 2022 that will help alleviate crowds and make getting into the convention as smooth as possible.

Please read all the information below before your arrival so you know where to go and please DOWNLOAD THE APP so you can have all the details right at your fingertips!

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FAN ENTRANCE PLAN

Note, if you have an Exhibitor, Artist Alley, Press, Pro, Influencer, or Panelist badge your instructions are different. Please check your email for more information.

For information on the Accessibility entrance plan, please scroll down to the ACCESSIBILITY section.

COVID-19 Health Check & Will CallORANGE LOT

The ORANGE LOT is the first stop in your check-in experience and will serve as the Health Check station and Will Call for any fans with badge issues that need to be addressed. As a reminder, Anime NYC requires all fans to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to receive your Health Check wristband and enter the Javits Center. For more information about COVID-19 safety requirements please CLICK HERE.

  • The ORANGE LOT is located at W 36th Street & Hudson Blvd W and is open during the following hours:
Thursday November 17 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday November 18 6 AM – 7 PM
Saturday November 19 6 AM – 7 PM
Sunday November 20 6 AM – 3 PM
  • You will not be permitted into the Javits Center without this wristband, so be sure to visit the ORANGE LOT first. 
  • You will only have to visit the ORANGE LOT once for the entire weekend. Do not remove this wristband until you no longer plan to return to Anime NYC 2022 or you will have to repeat this process again.​​​​​​ 
  • The ORANGE LOT is also where you will go if you are picking up a badge or have an issue with a badge that you need resolved. 
  • Even if your badge has been mailed to you, do NOT go directly to the Javits Center. You MUST have both your badge and Health Check wristband beforehand. (Accessibility excluded—please read below of details) 
  • After 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, this check point will close. Please go directly to the GREEN ENTRANCE for a health check after 7 PM on those days.

Javits Center Fan EntranceGREEN ENTRANCE

  • Once you acquire your Health Check wristband signs and Crew will direct you towards the Javits Center GREEN ENTRANCE which is the ONLY FAN ENTRANCE to the show.

    • The GREEN ENTRANCE, which is located at the Javits Center Inner Roadway on West 34th Street, will open each day starting at 6 AM for queueing. The interior Queue Hall will open shortly after.

    • Once the Queue Hall is full, a line will then form outdoors within the Inner Roadway. Please note that the show does not open until 1 PM on Friday, and 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Bag, Prop Check & Magnetometers – All attendees will be going through magnetometers upon arrival to the show. Cosplay props will also be inspected prior to entry into the building. Make sure you review Anime NYC’s POLICIES before attending the event. Confiscated items will not be held. 
  • Coat & Bag Check – ​​​​​​​​​Coat and Bag checks will be located throughout the Javits pre-function spaces.

 

Javits Center Accessibility EntranceBLUE ENTRANCE

  • THOSE WITH ACCESSIBLITY NEEDS DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ORANGE LOT FIRST. 
  • Your designated entrance into the Javits Center is the BLUE ENTRANCE which is located at the Crystal Palace lobby main entrance at the intersection of 11th Avenue and 35th Street.
     
  • Upon entry to the Crystal Palace lobby, please visit the Info & Accessibility Registration Desk to pick up your accessibility wristband. If you are picking up your badge at will call, you will be able to do this here as well. You will then be directed to the show entrance within the Crystal Palace lobby where you will first go through a Health Check, followed by security screening.

    • If you arrive early in the day, before the Exhibit Hall opens, you will be directed to a queue location in the Crystal Palace. This is separate from the general attendee queue hall, and all fans with accessibility needs will enter before the queue hall. 

     

  • Bag, Prop Check & Magnetometers – All attendees will be going through magnetometers upon arrival to the show. Cosplay props will also be inspected prior to entry into the building. Make sure you review Anime NYC’s POLICIES before attending the event. Confiscated items will not be held. 
  • Coat & Bag Check – ​​​​​​​​​Coat and Bag checks will be located throughout the Javits pre-function spaces.