April 3-5, 2015 (Easter Weekend)
The George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center will be where Anime Matsuri is held. The address is:
1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston, TX 77010
Lots of exciting Panels, Workshops, Concerts, Fashion Shows, Cosplay, Photography, Meeting people, Buying goodies, Car Show and hanging out with your friends.
Yes. All you need to access the convention is a badge which can be purchased online or at the door. Check the registration link for details.
It’s called cosplaying and it is the art of creating a costume and portraying your favorite characters. It is fun and we all love it.
No, except they are walking around with their pet dragons, in that case stay away.
No. Anime Matsuri is a family event. However we recommend children 12 and under to have guardians with them at all times.
Pre-reg, shortened for pre-registration, means to buy an Anime Matsuri pass/badge prior to the convention. Attendees do this to save money and avoid waiting in line to purchase their event pass during the convention. Pre-registering also helps the convention organize better (e.g. Pre-printing the Anime Matsuri pass/badge in advance).
Single Day Passes will be available ONLY AT THE DOOR/ONSITE at the convention.
Friday-Only Pass will be $55 (only available on Friday of the convention)
Saturday-Only Pass will be $55 (only available on Saturday of the convention)
Sunday-Only Pass will be $30 (only available on Sunday of the convention)
All Single Day Passes will be RFID enabled, and must be scanned at all convention areas or programming entrances.
Yes, you can! You can purchase 3-Day event passes at ANY early-badge-pick-up locations! See here for where & when.
There are many parking lots all around the convention center: http://www.houstonconventionctr.com/Home/MapsParking/ParkingInformation.aspx
No, only you are allowed to pick up your own badge. However, if you are part of a group, only the group leader or back up leader can pick up the entire group’s badges.
Only your ID is needed to pick up your badge. Proper state issued IDs or school IDs are acceptable forms of identification. You do NOT need to bring your confirmation email.
Early Badge Pickup will be available at
Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 & IMAX Theater
7600 Katy Fwy, Houston, 77024:
MARCH 21: 3PM-9PM
MARCH 22: 12PM-6PM
MARCH 28: 3PM-9PM
MARCH 29: 12PM-6PM
Please bring a government issued ID to pick up. School IDs are acceptable. Confirmation email or receipt of purchase is NOT necessary, but you may bring it with you in addition to your ID.
If you are in a group, only group leader or backup leader may pick up your group’s passes.
SuperPass holders may also pick up their badge during this time, but their goodie bags will not be available until the convention at Registration Area (2nd Level of convention center) and during its operating hours.
Yes, you can! You can still buy event passes at
- The early-badge-pickup location, starting 2 weekends before the convention or
- Thursday, the day before the convention starts or
- During the convention registration hours
Registration Hours can be found on the website under Information >> Convention Hours: http://animematsuri.com/info/convention-hours/
The Anime Matsuri event pass will cover all our events (Fashion show, concerts, Cosplay Contests, Ricebowl car show), panels, workshops, etc; over 400+ hours of programming AND the Exhibitor & Amusement Halls!
Optional & extra costs may include ticketed or reservations to Lolita Tea Parties, autographs & photo-ops with some featured guests, and Maid Cafe. More info about these may be found on our website.