General Questions
When does the convention begin?
Where is the convention?
Are children allowed?
If I pre-register, what do I bring to get my badge?
Can I pick up badges for other people?
Can I cancel a registration?
How can I volunteer?
What do I need in order to enter 18+ or 21+ events?

What is allowed on the con floor?
How much noise can I make on the con floor?
What kind of room parties can I throw?


General Questions

Q: When does the convention begin? Hotel staff get mad at me when I wait in their lobby for six months.

A: Anime Iwai runs from November 15th-17th, 2024.

Q: Where is the convention and how do I get there? I am not a clever man.

A: You can find the hotel address and a map of the area on our Location page.

Q: I have acquired a child. Can I bring them to the convention?

A: Of course! Children are welcome at Anime Iwai. Please just be sure to always keep an eye on them. Also be aware that there are some 18+ panels at night that are not suitable for minors. Admission is free for age 6 and under as long as they're accompanied by a passholding adult.

Q: I have pre-registered because I am smart and beautiful. What do I need to bring to get my badge?

A: All you need to bring is a valid form of photo ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID, state-issued ID, passport, school identification, or credit card, as long as it has a photo on it. Having your order number will also speed things up.

Q: Can I pick up badges for other people? My ADC and Jungler are both busy ganking mid.

A: Sorry, but you can only pick up your own badge and badges for your children.

Q: Although I have pre-registered, a kaiju attack has prevented me from attending Anime Iwai. Can I cancel my registration or give it to someone else?

A: Our apologies, but we do not offer refunds. You may transfer your badge to another person only before it is used for the first time.

Q: I wish to join the ranks of your Volunteer army. My life for Iwai!

A: To become a Volunteer, e-mail volunteers@animeiwai.com. Dedicated Volunteers can earn a free Weekend Pass and other cool swag!

Q: I plan on attending an 18+ or 21+ event to experience the heights of refinement and culture. What do I need to bring?

A: For obvious reasons, a valid government photo ID is required for admission to any 18+ or 21+ events. A sense of humor also helps.


Q: I am interested in bringing my flamethrower and a cask of smuggled Icelandic fish-rum onto the con floor. Is that allowed?

A: Although you sound like an extremely interesting person, absolutely not. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the con floor and genuine weapons (or any weapons made of metal) should be left at home. For specifics, please see our rules and guidelines.

Q: I am gifted with prodigious lungs and can perfectly imitate the death wail of the dreaded banshee. Can I share this amazing talent with everyone on the con floor?

A: Excessive volume on the con floor is not allowed, especially if it forces all creatures within a 40-ft radius to make a DC 23 Fortitude save or take 140 damage.

Q: I am going to throw a room party that will make Valhalla look like Sunday school. Will I be stopped?

A: Be sure to book a room on the Hospitality Floor if you plan on throwing any parties or making too much noise late at night. When in doubt, practice common sense - consult with Anime Iwai staff or the hotel.

Q: Why do some people ignore/actively flee from my photographic prowess? I’ve covered wars, you know!

A: Photos are great and many people appreciate the attention, but sometimes people have places to be or just aren’t interested in photos at the moment. Be respectful - another great shot is just around the corner.