The AWA Registration Policy is a set of rules in regards to registration at the convention.
The purchase of admission to AWA are called memberships. The memberships at AWA are one per person. In order to purchase memberships before the convention, you must register. When you register before the convention (Pre-Registration), you will be purchasing admission at a lower price than getting it during the convention.
You can pre-register at Anime Weekend Atlanta online via a registration service (Online Registration).
Please do not register if you are planning to attend less than three days.
There are two type of online registration: Single and Group. Single memberships are for individuals and Group memberships are for organizations of 10 or more group members.
Single and Group Registration uses 2 different URLs. They are not on the same URL.
The online registration system is designed to enter one person at a time.
You can update your registration information online, including adding a nickname, purchasing additional items, substitute another person, or even cancel your membership if you are not able to attend.
Online Registration can be purchased with a credit or debit card and PayPal.
Confirmation of your purchase will be sent to your email address.
Bring your Email Confirmation with you to the convention to pick up your badge and other convention materials.
Walk-in registration can be purchased at the convention for one, two, or three days. The membership is for the day you purchase it. You can not purchase advance memberships if you are not staying.
Walk-in Registration requires filling out a form before purchase. This form determines what type of payment and how many days you are purchasing. We will also have a fill out form you can download before the convention to bring with you (and save time in line).
Children (Ages 6 to 12 years old)
Adult (Ages 13 years and above)
Young children (0-5 years old) are admitted free with a paid Adult attendee and must be accompanied at all times at the convention.
Cash and Credit/ Debit cards are accepted for Walk-in Registration.
You will receive either a 2 or 3 Day badge or a Single Day bracelet.
When you register for 2 or 3 days at AWA, you will receive a badge. Pre-registered attendees will have pre-printed badges. Two day attendees will receive a two day (Friday/Saturday OR Saturday/Sunday) badge.
If you are attending for a single day, you will receive a single day bracelet. This bracelet must be worn at all times and only on the day you are attending. You will not be allowed in the convention if you purchased a single day Friday bracelet and you are present at the convention on Saturday.
Note: If you’re still not sure about deciding, get a two day badge.
Badges and bracelets must be worn at all times during the convention.
Do not lose your badge! You will have to purchase a new one, even if you have pre-registered.
(Single and Group Pre-Registration)
You are the only person who can pick up your badge. You must be present at the convention.
You can not pick up badges for your friends if they have already pre-registered.
Photo Identification (examples include Drivers License, State issued ID, School ID, Passport) is required to pick up your badge.
If you are in a group, the group contact is the only person authorized to pick up badges for the entire group, not a group member.
(This makes processing go faster than having group members pick up badges at different times during the convention!)
If you are not able to attend AWA, you must contact us immediately to transfer your membership to next year. Your membership does NOT automatically transfer to next year if you pre-registered and do not attend AWA.
AWA Memberships can be transferred to another person. This means that you can change your membership to another person’s name if you are not able to attend. This can be done by using the Substitute function when you register online, or you can contact us.
You can ONLY transfer your membership if you have pre-registered online.
If you are not able to attend this year’s AWA, you can transfer your membership to next year’s AWA. Please note that you must contact us to have your membership transferred to next year, as it will not automatically transfer if you do not attend. When you have your membership transferred, you will receive a new email confirmation for next year’s convention. Please be aware that the transfer is only valid for the next year. For example, if you were unable to attend AWA 2013, we will only transfer your membership to AWA 2014. We will no longer continue to transfer memberships year after year.
AWA memberships are non-refundable. You can either transfer your membership to another person or transfer it to the next year's AWA.
If you have pre-registered for AWA and did not attend, you have an unused membership.
1) Transfer your membership to the next year’s AWA (Remember, your membership does NOT automatically transfer to the following AWA if you do not attend).
2) Transfer your membership to another person if you are not able to attend. Transfers can ONLY be done before August 30, 2014.