Q. WHAT IS ANIME EL PASO?
Anime El Paso is a community based pop culture experience for all that focuses on the Anime/Manga genre. You’ll get to attend panels and workshops hosted by creative pros as well as get autographs and photo ops with your favorite creators and celebrities!
Anime El Paso also hosts a large exhibit hall where you’ll find everything from major companies offering their latest products to local artists and craftsmen selling their unique wares. For more details, see our Exhibit Hall Booth Map and Event Schedule.
Q. WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?
The 2023 Anime El Paso dates are June 9-11. It will occur at the El Paso Convention Center in downtown El Paso, Texas. For directions to event and operating hours click here. Information on nearby hotel accommodations can be found here.
Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE EVENT?
Information on how to purchase a ticket is located here.
Q. HOW MAY I GET A FEATURED GUEST’S AUTOGRAPH?
Featured Guest’s autographs are offered at the sole discretion of each Featured Guests. A couple of important things to note:
- Anime/Manga industry pros often charge a fee for autographs or offer photos and other memorabilia for sale that they’ll autograph at no additional charge. Their pricing is usually posted at their tables. We’ll do our best to publish these prices on the Event website as that information becomes available to us.
We ask all attendees to please be respectful and courteous to the Event’s creator and celebrity guests as they are taking time out of their busy schedules to meet their fans.
Q. HOW MAY I GET A PHOTO OP WITH A CELEBRITY GUEST?
Photo ops pricing and availability varies from guest to guest. We will post information on how to purchase photo ops at the Event as more information becomes available.
Q. DO I HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE TO MEET GUESTS?
The length of a guest’s line varies according to the popularity of that guest. Expect to not have more than 2 minutes with a guest. Please understand with some guests you may only have 15-30 seconds. It is a balancing act between managing a guest’s time with trying to have that guest meet as many fans as possible. When necessary, Event management will cap lines.
Q. WHAT IS A Q&A PANEL AND HOW AND WHERE DO I ATTEND ONE?
Q&A panels are sessions that showcase a specific topic or convention guest. These panels provide a great opportunity to ask questions, learn things about the industry, or get inside scoops on the upcoming projects of creators or celebrity guests. Q&A panels are free to all paid attendees of the Event.
Information about Q&A panels and their locations within the Event will be posted in the Event Schedule when the information becomes available.
Q. DO CHILDREN GET FREE ENTRY INTO THE EVENT?
Children 2 years old and younger are free with a paid adult (18+) and must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times at the event. Limit two free children passes per paid adult.
Q. MAY I COME TO THE EVENT IN COSTUME?
Absolutely! In fact we encourage fans to dress in their favorite costumes at the Event! For those of you that have a performance or competitive streak, we’ll also be hosting a Costume Contest.
Please refer to the following pages for guidelines on cosplaying at the Event:
Convention Policies & Codes of Conduct
Costumes, Props & Weapons Policy
Cosplay is Not Consent
Q. WHAT FEATURED GUESTS WILL I SEE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT?
For a list of confirmed guest appearances, refer to the following page:
From time to time, guests may need to cancel their appearances at the Event. We will do our best to update the Event website with cancellation notices. Please note that no ticket refunds will be made in the event that a comic industry or celebrity guest cancels his or her appearance.
Q. MAY I TAKE PHOTOS OR RECORD VIDEO AT THE EVENT?
Photography and video recording is permitted in most areas of the Event, but please remember to be respectful to other attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers, and facility staff. Please ask beforehand.
Absolutely NO photography or video is allowed in Celebrity Row without prior written consent from Event management. Anyone found violating this rule will be removed from the venue.
Some exhibitors and guests may request either verbally or through signage that no photography or video recording shall occur at their tables, booths, or during their Q&A panels. When in doubt, please ask first!