Anime NYC is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay in the heart of NYC!

COMING BACK FOR 2024 – ANIME NYC+ BADGES!

Returning for 2024 is our limited edition Anime NYC+ Badge where you get:

  • A private lounge
  • Expedited entrance
  • First access to show floor
  • Guaranteed access to all main stage panels
  • Early access to purchase select Special Event tickets
  • 2024 Anime NYC Pin
  • 2024 Anime NYC Lanyard
  • And more!

EVENT INFO

Not sure which badge is right for you? Check out what’s included with each badge!

Learn more about travel and accommodations to make your Anime NYC experience the best!

Whether you’re new to the show or a seasoned vet, check this out to make sure you’re in the know!

OVERVIEW

Everything at Anime NYC begins with a badge! Save by getting your badges early as shipping will become more expensive closer to the convention!

ANIME NYC+

SOLD

3-DAY

SOLD

FRIDAY

$67

SATURDAY

SOLD

SUNDAY

$67

TOTAL COST

N/A
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and postage*
  • ANIME NYC+

TOTAL COST

N/A
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and postage*
  • 3-DAY

TOTAL COST

$8753
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and postage*
  • FRIDAY

TOTAL COST

N/A
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and postage*
  • SATURDAY

TOTAL COST

$8753
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and postage*
  • SUNDAY

*All badges are subject to a 8.875% New York sales tax and postage fee. Please see our mailing schedule for complete postage fee information.

To avoid being scammed, please do not buy badges off social media or unauthorized third-party sites. Fans have been scammed previously, and we are unable to refund fans for counterfeits or replace them with real badges. Anime NYC will again partner with Lyte to bring back our official badge exchange program for 2024 so fans can have a safe place to buy sold-out badges and fans who can no longer attend, an official place to be matched with fans looking to purchase any sold-out badges.

Please be aware that badge pricing will be higher on Lyte as it is a service and there is a cost associated with providing it, but all costs are included in the prices listed on the Lyte website. There are no additional fees charged to fans. The Lyte Request price you see when you request a badge is the total amount you will be charged if Lyte is able to provide you with one.

BADGE TYPES

Not sure which badge is right for you? Check out what comes with each badge!

Anime NYC+ 3-Day Friday Saturday Sunday
Access For All Three Days
Exhibit Hall
Artist Alley
Panels
Screenings
Destination Cosplay
Expedited Entrance
First Access to the Show Floor
Anime NYC+ Lounge Access
2024 Official Lanyard & Pin Included With Badge

— Single Day & 3 Day Badges

Whether you’re joining us for one day or three days, your badge will allow you access to the show floor to check out all the exhibitors and artists, programming in our panel rooms and main stage*, Destination Cosplay, meet and greets** with your favorite VAs and creators, and more!

*Main stage panels and E-Hall panels may offer advanced reservations. Reservations will be free. Special Events on the Main Stage may require purchase of an additional Special Event ticket in addition to your badge.

**Autographs to be purchased separately and free autographs will be by advanced reservation.

— Anime NYC+ Badge

Our limited Anime NYC+ Badge provides you with all the access of a 3-Day badge plus additional perks, that include:

  • An Anime NYC+ Only lounge that includes seating, water, a private bathroom, charging outlets, and complimentary bag check.

  • An expedited entrance into the Javits Center

  • First access to the show floor all three days *

  • Guaranteed access to all main stage panels **

  • Early access to purchase select Special Event tickets

  • An official 2024 pin and lanyard

  • 10% off merchandise at our Official Show Store Booth

  • Exclusive Channel Access on our official Discord

* ANYC+ badge holders will be allowed on the show floor ahead of other attendees when the show floor opens.

** Seating not guaranteed. If the main stage is capped, ANYC+ badge holders will be allowed in for standing room access. Some main stage events may require a separate ticket to be purchased.

BADGE MAILING SCHEDULE

To eliminate onsite pick up crowding and give all fans more time to enjoy the show, all Anime NYC badges purchased during our December Pre-Sale will be shipped. Badges purchased between January 17 – July 31 will have the option to be mailed or picked up from one of our retail partners before the convention. Badges purchased August 1 and after must be picked up from one of our retail partners.

If you opt for shipping, your badges will be mailed via UPS MI* with tracking on a rolling basis. See below for the badge mailing schedule and postage fees. Listed time frames are for the beginning of badge mailings, not anticipated arrival dates.

*UPS MI/UPS 2-Day does not ship internationally or outside the contiguous US including AK, HI, and PR.

BADGES PURCHASED BETWEEN: SHIPPING PRICE MAILING BEGINS:
January 17 – April 30 $11.58 UPDATE: Early July**
May 1 – June 30 $14.58 Mid/Late July
July 1 – July 31* Final Badge Mailing Deadline $25.58 Early August

* Badges purchased between July 1 – July 31 will be shipped via UPS 2 Day. UPS 2 Day does not deliver to PO Boxes.

** Badges purchased during the December Early Bird Sale will also be shipped in early July.

Badges purchased starting August 1, 2024

Badges purchased starting on August 1st will need to be picked up from one of our participating Retailers and will include an additional processing fee.

We highly recommend securing your badge early to save!

Please note: while we won’t have onsite pick up for general fan badges, attendees with pro, press and exhibitors badges will still pick up onsite. Fans with International, AK, HI, and PR shipping addresses will also be able to pick-up their badges* at the Javits Center.

* This only applies for International, AK, HI, and PR fans who purchased their badges to be shipped. If you opted for the retailer pickup option, you must pick up your badge at a retailer.

BADGES AT ANIME & COMIC SHOPS

Back for 2024, badges will be available to purchase online for pickup at our official retailers. Please check back later for the start date for retailer pickups.

3-DAY

SOLD

FRIDAY

$77

SATURDAY

SOLD

SUNDAY

$77

TOTAL COST

SOLD
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and retailer fee*
  • 3-DAY

TOTAL COST

$8383
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and retailer fee*
  • FRIDAY

TOTAL COST

SOLD
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and retailer fee*
  • SATURDAY

TOTAL COST

$8383
  • Inclusive of NY sales tax and retailer fee*
  • SUNDAY

*All badges are subject to a 8.875% New York sales tax and a retailer pickup fee that goes to our retailers for helping to provide a safe and secure pickup option.

— OUR RETAIL PARTNERS

RETAILER PICKUP STARTS SUMMER 2024; DATE TBA

  • NEW YORK (Manhattan)
    • Kinokuniya (1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018)
    • Midtown Comics Time Square (200 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018)
    • Midtown Comics Grand Central (459 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017)
    • Midtown Comics Downtown (64 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038)
  • NEW YORK (Queens)
    • Anime Castle (35-32 Union St, Flushing, NY 11354)
    • Newtown HQ (3612 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106)
  • NEW JERSEY
    • Kinokuniya (595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020)

GET OFFICIAL MERCH NOW!

Returning for 2024! You can order vintage official Anime NYC merch (such as t-shirts, hoodies, and pins while supplies last) with your badge to be shipped to you before the show! 2024 merch will not be shipped and will be held for pick up at the show. See below for what will be shipped and what needs to be picked up on site.

MERCHANDISE SHIPPED ON-SITE PICKUP *
Vintage Merch: 2019 School Crest Hoodie
Vintage Merch: 2021 Official Show Shirt by Ohmonah
Vintage Merch: 2022 Alice & Rocket Skate Deck
Vintage Merch: More Coming Soon!
New Merch: 2024 T-Shirt
New Merch: 2024 Lanyard
New Merch: More Coming Soon!

* Merch that needs to be picked up on-site that is not claimed will not be shipped or refunded.

THE OFFICIAL ANIME NYC BADGE EXCHANGE

— BEWARE OF BADGE SCAMS

We have once again partnered with Lyte to offer an official Anime NYC badge exchange as a way for fans who cannot attend to offer their badges to new fans. All badges provided through Lyte are verified as official and all exchanges are secure. Please do not buy Anime NYC badges from auction websites or accounts selling them on social media! Fans have been scammed previously and Anime NYC is unable to refund fans for fake badges purchased or replace them with real badges.

— LOOKING FOR SOLD OUT BADGES?

If you’re looking for a sold out badge, you will be able to request one through Lyte.

— CAN’T MAKE IT TO ANIME NYC?

Can’t make it to Anime NYC this year but bought a badge? Offer your badge* on Lyte. You’ll be paid for your badge, another fan will be able to use it to enjoy Anime NYC, and all exchanges are safe, secure, private, and verified.

*Lyte will only be accepting sold out badge types for returns and acceptance of badges for returns are not guaranteed.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Are you a professional from the anime, manga, or Japanese pop culture industries; professional from the American licensing, publishing, streaming, media, marketing, or merchandising worlds; or a librarian, academic, or educator? If so, you may qualify for a Professional Badge. Please keep an eye on this page for when the Professional Badge application opens!

UPGRADES & REFUNDS

All badge sales are final, and Anime NYC offers no refunds or cancellations. Guest schedules and availability are subject to change. There are no refunds due to a change in a guest’s schedule or cancellation.

Want to upgrade your badge? We’ll do our best to accommodate as long as the new badge type you want is still available.

FAQs

All attendees 6-years-old and up need a badge to take part in Anime NYC. Children 5-years-old and under are welcome without a badge.

You will have the option of having your badge shipped or picking it up at one of our retail partners. With the exception of non-attendee badges (Press, Guest, Influencer), Pro badges, international orders, and those outside the contiguous US (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico), we will not have on-site pickup.

If you purchase a badge via the Shipped Badge option, it will be held for you at Will Call/Registration on site. You will only be able to pick them up on the day of show during Registration hours (which will be shared closer to the show), you will not be able to pick up your badge at a retailer.

If you opt for the Retailer Pickup option, you will be able to pick them from any participating retailer during their normal business hours at any time after the retailer pickup program begins.

We’re sorry, but the QR code by itself is not valid for entry. You will need your physical badge. Lost and forgotten badges will incur a replacement fee of up to the full price of the badge.

Yes, you can upgrade or swap your badge as long as the badge type is still available BEFORE the Mailing Deadline! Here’s how:

  1. Go to growtix.com
  2. Click on CUSTOMER LOGIN on the page
  3. Click on CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (If you don’t already have an account, if you already have an account, go to step 5)
  4. Create a new account using the same email address you used to purchase your tickets
  5. Verify your email address and sign in to your account
  6. Click on your name in the top right
  7. Select MY ORDERS
  8. From there you will see the option to Upgrade, Swap, or edit your personal information.

Please note that any price difference will not be refunded. If you have any issues, please contact [email protected]

Fan badges are 100% transferable. All you need to do is pass the physical badge or badge confirmation on to the new party. (Please note if you had the badge shipped to you or you already picked up your badge, the physical badge must be passed on to the person you are transferring the badge to.) To update the name and email assigned to the badge, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit growtix.com
  2. Click on CUSTOMER LOGIN
  3. Click CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (If you don’t already have an account, if you already have an account, go to step 5)
  4. Create an account using the same email address you used to purchase your badges
  5. Verify your email address and sign in to your account
  6. Click on your name located at the top right
  7. Click MY ORDERS
  8. Click on the order you want to update

Children ages 5 and under do not need a badge to attend. Children ages 6-10 can accompany you with a badge valid for the day of the event. They do not need an Anime NYC+ Badge. Please be aware that certain perks do not apply to the child.

If you are exercising your guaranteed access for standing room in a main stage panel, if your child is age 10 or under, they may accompany you but will have to stand as well.

Please check our COVID page for our updated policies.

Lyte prices are based on fair market value and may be higher than original prices if there are significantly more requests than tickets. However, Lyte’s prices are always lower than third-party websites. Lyte technology drives prices back to the original value. Also, by using the official exchange, you are helping us in our fight against scalping.

Your badge is marked as “Shipped” in Leap Conventions because the information has been pulled for shipping. When your badge is mailed out, your tracking information will be emailed to you from: [email protected].

Question not answered here or on our General FAQ? Send an email over to [email protected]!