Quick Registration Information

Pre-Registration Prices

  • Single 4 day memberships before January 31, 2017: $50
  • Group 4 day memberships before May 31, 2017: $45
  • Single 4 day memberships before January 31, 2017 with Early Start (Badge will be mailed to you before convention): $65
  • Group 4 day memberships before May 31, 2017 with Early Start (Badges will be mailed to you before convention): $60
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Walk-In Registration Prices

Adults Ages 12+

  • TBA

Children Ages 6-11

  • TBA

Pre-Registration Information

What does it mean to preregister for AWA?

  • You can purchase AWA memberships in advance of the show, starting now, through (date TBA). These memberships are good for all four of the convention days, and membership badges can be picked up at any time during the weekend. Your membership badge will allow you access to guest panels, autographs, video gaming, table top gaming, the manga library, anime screenings and premiers, the Video Art Track and so much more! Additional tickets for very special events like the formal ball can be purchased when you register online as well.

Why preregister?

Pre-registering for the convention has some great benefits for you! These include:

  • Saving money! Prices go up as the event gets closer, so the sooner you register, the more money you save.
  • Being able to pick up your membership badges earliest on Thursday before the show.
  • A separate line is available for picking up membership badges.
  • Faster pre-registration line at show
  • Not having to pay for the event, and whatever purchases you may want to make at the show all at once.
  • You’ll have the option of skipping lines entirely and having your membership badges mailed to you.


If you are attending AWA as a group of 10 or more people, you can register online and get a special group discount.

How does this work?

  • Group membership badges can only be picked up by the Primary Attendee- the person who paid for the passes online. From there, it is their responsibility to distribute the membership badges to their group.
  • It is best to plan to arrive either together, or after the Primary Attendee, as they are the only ones who will be able to pick up the membership badges. If you arrive before the Primary Attendee, you must wait for them to pick up the membership badges.

Early Start (Mailed Memberships)

What is Early Start and how can I get it?

  • Early Start is a separate membership type that allows us to send you your membership badge certified mail for a small fee. You will no longer be required to sign for the package when it arrives. Once it has been shipped out, you will receive an email notifying you. After that point the package is your responsibility.
  • When purchasing your Early Start badge, please provide us with a mailing address. Without your address, we cannot send you your badges.
  • Early Start badges will be sent out 2 weeks before the convention. The package will only contain your badges. Lanyards and con guides can be picked up from an info booth or special registration – no wait required!

Picking Up Membership Badges

  • You will need photo identification with your name (matching the name of the person who registered), and your Eventbrite confirmation email to pick up your membership badge(s)
  • You do not need a government issued ID, but it is generally the easiest form of identification. Other forms of ID will be allowed at the registration director’s discretion.

Special Notes:

  • AWA memberships are non-refundable. If you have pre-registered for the event, and can no longer attend, you can transfer your AWA 2017 membership to another person, or to the following year. Unused memberships from AWA 2016 and earlier can no longer be transferred.
  • If you need to transfer your membership, you may do so up to 30 days after the end of the convention. If you do not contact us within this time frame, we will be unable to transfer your membership.
  • Group memberships cannot be transferred to the following year, unless the entire group transfers. If you register with a group and cannot attend, you must transfer your membership to another person, or forfeit your membership.
  • Early Start (mailed)  membership badges cannot be transferred after they have been mailed. You will receive a confirmation once your membership badge is in the mail.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at registration@awa-con.com.

Badge Pick Up

Individual Pre-Registration

  • There will  be one line for ALL Pre-registered memberships.
  • You must have your confirmation email and Photo ID. The name on your Photo ID MUST match the name on the badge, no exceptions.
  • You may use your mobile device to display your confirmation email. We recommend screenshotting the email so you don’t have to worry about it loading.

Group Registration

  • Group Leaders will get in the Pre-Reg line.
  • Only the Group Leader will be able to pick up badges for the group.
  • If for some reason your Group Leader can not attend, they will need to contact us prior to the convention to change the Primary Attendee for the group.
  • The Group Leader will need to show Photo ID (just the confirmation emails is not sufficient) and will be given a packet with the group’s badges in it.  At that point, they will need to check the badges and sign that they have been picked up. Please, check the badges at the window. After the Group Leader leaves the window, the badges are their responsibility!
  • Group memberships cannot be transferred to the following year, unless the entire group transfers. If you register with a group and cannot attend, you must transfer your membership to another person, or forfeit your membership.
  • The Group Leader will have the option of picking up the Program Books/Bags for their entire group or getting “coupons” for their group members to come back and get them at their leisure (either from Registration or the Information Booth).
  • Individual group members will NOT be able to pick up their badges.

What’s considered Photo ID?

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Driver’s License
  • State-Issued ID Card
  • School / College / University Student ID
  • Armed Forces Identification
  • Passport

Don’t have a Photo ID?

Pre-registered attendees who are minors will have to appear at Registration with an adult relative (not an adult friend) to present their ID to pick up their badge. They can not pick up the badge for the minor if they are not present.

Single 4 Day Memberships

(1 – 9 people)

Until 1/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 50

Per Person

2/1 - 5/31 at 11:59pm EST


Per Person

6/1 - 8/31 at 11:59pm EST


Per Person

Group 4 Day Memberships

(10 or more people)

Until 5/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 45

Per Person

6/1 - 8/31 at 11:59pm EST


Per Person

Walk-In Registration

  • If you couldn’t or didn’t register online before the show, you can still attend AWA! Walk-In memberships give you the same access to events, concerts, autographs, video games, table top games, anime screenings and premiers that pre-registered attendees will have.

How much are Walk-In Registration Prices?

Adults Ages 12+

  • TBA

Children Ages 6-11

  • TBA

Do I need anything special?

  • We require all Walk-In attendees to fill out a short form that includes your name, what type of badge you are purchasing, and other demographic information. Forms and pens will be available to you at a walk-in station in the line to purchase your membership.
  • We do not require a photo ID for Walk-In Registration

What types of memberships are available?

  • AWA offers 4 day, 3 day, 2 day, and 1 day membership options for adults and children. You cannot pick up a badge before the day it will be utilized however. This means that:
    • On Thursday, you may purchase 4 day, and Thursday only memberships.
    • On Friday, you may purchase a Friday/Saturday/Sunday, Friday-Saturday or Friday only memberships.
    • On Saturday, you may purchase a Saturday-Sunday membership, or a Saturday only memberships.
    • On Sunday, you may purchase a Sunday only membership, and pre-register for the following year

Questions? Contact us now!

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