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Attendee Registration 2015

Thank you for your interest in the Eighteenth Year of Anime Central! Pre-registration is open!
If you need to contact Anime Central about an attendee membership question or concern, the quickest way to get a hold of our Registration Team is by e-mailing

However, most answers to registration questions can be found below, in the Registration FAQ or in the Registration section of our forums.

For Panelist membership badge questions, please contact
For Press membership badge questions, please contact
Artist Alley Membership Badges allow an Artist to sell behind their table in the Artist Alley. For additional questions about the Artist Alley, please visit

Online Pre-Registration – Full Weekend Membership Pricing

(Single Day passes and Service Discount are NOT available online)

(Attendees age 13+ at the time of the convention)
September 1st – October 1st = $43
October 2nd – January 1st = $48
January 2nd – April 1st = $53
April 2nd – May 5th = $60 At-Con Pickup (Will Call) Only!

(Attendees age 6-12 at the time of the convention)
September 1st – April 1st = $10
April 2nd – May 5th = $15 At-Con Pickup (Will Call) Only!

(Attendees age 0-5 yrs at the time of the convention)
Free (Maximum of 2 children per paying adult)

Membership badges can be shipped for an additional $2 each. Membership must be purchased and payment received by April 1st to be eligible for shipping. The mailing option must be selected prior to checking out. All other membership badges will be available for pickup with a photo ID at a will call station at the convention. We will announce in the Registration section of the forum along with our newsletter and social media when membership badge mailing will begin.

Pre-Convention payment types accepted are
Credit – Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card
Debit – With a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card logo on the card
Check – Personal or Business
Money Order
Cash – US currency only, and ONLY at our ROADSHOW LOCATIONS
    Repeat – We do not accept paper or coin money in the mail!

At-Convention Membership & Single-Day Pass Pricing

Registration Hours

How to register


Groups Discount
This discount applies to online purchase of Full Weekend Adult memberships only.
There is no group discount at the convention and it does not apply on top of any other discounts.
Groups are not able to pay at the convention.

Group Size 10-19 – $2 discount per person
Group Size 20+ – $5 discount per person


  • Attendees purchasing a Child or Toddler memberships CAN join a group, however they do not count towards the group discount.
  • Complimentary memberships can NOT be part of a group due to the special processing required.

How to create/join/manage a group


Convention policies, times, dates, etc. are always subject to change.

MAPS memberships and passes, as well as additional membership options, are non-transferable and non-refundable; use of a MAPS membership badge or pass by any person other than the original holder is not allowed and will result in membership badge or pass confiscation. Membership badges and passes may not be duplicated in any fashion. The holder of a membership badge or pass shall agree to surrender the badge to any MAPS officer or representative on request. When you purchase a badge or pass for ACen, you purchase a membership for MAPS for the current convention year.

There will be no recompense if you are found with a counterfeit badge. If you purchase a badge from someone other than Anime Central, you will not have a valid membership to our event. Scalping badges only hurts our event. If you find people scalping badges, please report them to Registration immediately at

All membership badge and pass names are subject to staff approval. We are a family friendly convention and names deemed inappropriate by staff will be changed.

Anime Central does not accept responsibility for any lost mail and/or payments. So please do not send cash through the mail.

MAPS reserves the right to use the membership holder’s image or likeness for any current or future promotional consideration.

If your check bounces, you will be charged a $25 fee before you may complete the payment of your MAPS membership.