Free gift with ARIA tickets!
Purchase your ticket by 10/14 (Mon) and get a free flashing foam glowstick to enjoy the concert with!
The moment you’ve been waiting for is HERE! Special Rates for AWA have been finalized, the i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed! You will be able to book your room on March 5th at 10am. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Since demand for the Waverly is always so high, we will be doing something a little different for that hotel. There will be two separate buttons when you visit the hotel page on the AWA website. One link will handle Waverly reservations only, and the other will handle booking for all of the other hotels.
For those of you who plan on staying for the full weekend, a portion of the room block (120 rooms) will be opening a day early for people staying Thursday – Monday. Starting at 8am on March 4th, you can reserve a 4 night stay at the Waverly during the AWA weekend. Due to the overall demand for the rooms, these reservations will need to be pre-paid in full upon booking and are non-refundable. The remaining rooms at the Waverly will be available for booking on the 5th at 8am (so you don’t have to choose which link you want to click first). If you are booking for the Waverly at that time, you must book a minimum of 2 nights, but no deposit is required at that time.
Attached to this post is a listing of the hotels offering special AWA rates, and includes their rates, cancellation deadlines, whether or not a deposit is required, and if/when a shuttle will be running to ferry you back and forth to to the convention center. Most hotels offer standard rates across all their rooms with the exceptions of the Embassy Suites ($129 for standard room with a king bed, $174 for a suite with king bed, and $204 for a suite with two queen beds), and the Sheraton Suites ($170 for singles, $175 for doubles, $180 for triples and $185 for quads).
We will post more details on the links/system to book in the next couple weeks.
ELEVEN ARTS and AWA is giving away two tickets for you and a friend to go see Haikara-San when it comes to theaters next month!
To enter, make sure you have liked the AWA page on SM, and fill out the linked form below by June 2nd at 6pm. We will not use your data for anything other than selecting a winner for the giveaway, so never fear!
Voice Actor Micah Solusod, known for voicing Soul Eater Evans in Soul Eater, Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index, and Yuri Plisetsky in Yuri!! on Ice has just been announced for AWA. Additionally Ayu Sakata, founder of sake visual, a visual novel group, and voice actor for Hibiki in Kan Colle, Young Ren in Ruby, and the Voice Director for Assassination Classroom Season 2 will be joining the All Star Guest Line up for Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018.
AWA and FAKE STAR, USA are bringing Samurai Guitarist MIYAVI to his first convention appearance this decade! Miyavi is known for his unique guitar playing style, his humanitarian efforts, and as an on-screen actor in Japan, where he was recently cast as Byakuya in the upcoming Bleach movie.
For 2018, Anime Weekend Atlanta is using a new hotel booking system through Connections Housing. No more will you have to sit on the Renaissance’s website constantly refreshing until 8am! No longer will you have to flip through all of the hotel offerings searching for an open space – our new system does all of that for you!
The Hotel booking system will open Feb 5th, 2018 9am EST.
To start, click the dropdown arrow next to the “Make Your Selection” box, and click “Attendee. You will automatically be taken to the next page.
Input your hotel stay information.
When you’ve filled out your selection to your satisfaction click next (marked by arrow 5)
This page shows you the hotel options that match the criteria you have previously input. From here, you can further filter out the results based on amenities (example pictured below) or just choose the hotel you want and continue in the booking process.
You can now choose your room type. The Renaissance only has a limited number of doubles available. These doubles will be assigned in order of booking time NOT when you check in.
Confirm you have selected the right number of days for your stay. At this point if you’ve marked something incorrectly, you can add or subtract days from your reservation. Press “Next” to continue in the process.
Fill in your personal information when prompted. Your payment information will be requested on the final page for booking.