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Booking your hotel for AWA 2018

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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!

What you need to know about booking your AWA 2018 hotel:

The Hotel booking system will open Feb 5th, 2018 9am EST.

  1. You can book online using our handy dandy link that will be posted at, or by calling 404-842-0000
  2. Please do not call the hotel of your choice before, during or after your booking. They will not have records of it. You will be able to manage your booking at or by calling Connections Housing at: 404-842-0000
  3. You will not be able to go around this system to book at the Renaissance, Embassy Suites, or Sheraton. Your reservation may be erased if you attempt to book directly through the hotel.
  4. You will need a credit card valid through September 2018 to book, or you must call404-842-0000 to book.
  5. There are a limited amount of doubles at each hotel and they will be assigned in order of booking time NOT when you check in.
  6.  You can only reserve 2 rooms in your name to start, but the second room must be changed to another name within 2 weeks or the second reservation will be cancelled. Anyone with more than one room in their name after 2 weeks will have the second cancelled without warning or email.
  7. The Renaissance will not charge a deposit. You will be charged a cancellation fee after September 1st if you must cancel your reservation.
  8. Cancellation policy and deposits for other hotels will be posted on the site before it goes up.
  9. Please do not open the booking page in multiple tabs.
  10. Parking at the Renaissance and Galleria will be $5 for each time you go in and out, so please plan accordingly.

Hotel Booking Walk-Through

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Input your hotel stay information.

  • Arrow 1: Check-in date
  • Arrow 2: Check-out date
  • Arrow 3: Number of rooms you are looking for. Please note, you can reserve 2 rooms in your name to start, but the name on the second room must be changed to another name within 2 weeks or the second reservation will be cancelled. Anyone with more than one room in their name after 2 weeks will have the second cancelled without warning or email. So don’t try to cheat!
  • Arrow 4: Number of guests per room. Numbers input above 4 will limit the number of hotels that show up as an option to you (for instance, the Renaissance only allows 4 guests per room).

When you’ve filled out your selection to your satisfaction click next (marked by arrow 5)

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Fill in your personal information when prompted. Your payment information will be requested on the final page for booking.

Deadlines Approach for 2016!

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We are about a month out from Anime Weekend Atlanta, and there are some important deadlines approaching that you just can’t miss!

If you would like to be a part of the AWA crew, you have until August 31st, 2016 at 11:59pm EST to submit your application.

Apply for Crew Now!Apply for Crew Now!

If you would like to purchase your 4 day membership, 4 day membership + early start (skip the lines and get your badge mailed to you), VIP ticket to the AWA ball, or ticket for the Metamorphose tea party online, you will need to purchase them before August 31st, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Purchase your membership, tickets and more here!Purchase your membership, tickets and more here!

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Email us now!Email us now!

Summer Blockbuster Spectacular

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AWA and Georgia Philharmonic are teaming up once again to bring you a unique event! Mark your calendars for June 18 for an all day festival hosting artists, and vendors from past AWA conventions, a costume contest, karaoke and much more! Enjoy great food from some of the best food trucks in Marietta. Photoshoot areas will be set up and activities are planned throughout the day for fans of all ages.

At 7pm Georgia Philharmonic will be performing some of the most exciting movie blockbuster scores inside the beautiful greek style Lassiter Concert Hall. Treat yourself to a full soundtrack immersion with a live symphony orchestra performing hits from favorites such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Full Metal Alchemist, Ah! My Goddess, Star Wars the Force Awakens, and much, much more. Come enjoy the summer with your very own Atlanta-based Georgia Philharmonic and Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Event Details
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Outside Events Start at 11am
Concert Starts at 7pm
Lassiter Concert Hall

Event Price Online:
General Admission: $30
Student Admission: $25
(student ID must be shown upon admission at the registration table to receive ticket)

Event Price At the Door:
General Admission: $30
Student Admission: $25
Cosplay Admission: $15
(full-costume cosplay required)

Hotel Blocks Open 2/1/2016

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Mark your calendar and save the date because the hotel blocks for AWA will be opening up starting February 1, 2016! We have a variety of hotels at different price points and distances that will offer you a special Anime Weekend Atlanta rate, so don’t miss out! The Renaissance, Embassy Suites, and Sheraton hotels all sell out very quickly, so if you want to be close to the action, have your browser ready.

Hotels in our block include:

1st Round Pre-Reg ends 1/31/16

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The first round of pre-registration for AWA will be drawing to a close at 11:59 on 1/31/16. Prices will change to second round pre-registration on 12:00am 2/1/16.

What does it mean to preregister for AWA?

  • You can purchase AWA memberships in advance of the show, starting now, through August 31st online. 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.
  • 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.
  • You can add on con shirts, or formal ball tickets when you register.


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 an add-on to your membership that allows us to send you your membership badge certified mail for a small fee. You will be required to sign for the package when it arrives, so if you choose this option, have a plan for receiving your package.
  • You can add this feature when registering. Once you have your membership badge, you are good to go for AWA – just show up and start having fun – no registration line 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 2015 membership to another person, or to the following year. Unused memberships from AWA 2014 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

Single 4 Day Memberships

Until 1/31 at 11:59pm EST

$ 50

Per Person

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

$ 55

Per Person

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

$ 60

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

$ 55

Per Person