Kumoricon Registration

Registration options for Kumoricon 2016

Registration at the door:

Ages 13+Ages 6-12
Full weekend$60$45
Friday only$40$30
Saturday only$40$30
Sunday only$30$20

Valid, government-issued photo ID is required for all attendees.

Parent permission required under age 18. Parent accompaniment required under age 13.

All attendees must follow the Kumoricon Convention Code of Conduct which includes a costume policy and harassment policy.

Memberships for ages 5 and under are free.

Memberships are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred or sold. Please contact if you have any questions.

As of October 14, pre-registration is closed. Membership registration is available at the door.

Special opportunity – We will be offering 10 VIP memberships at the door:

At the door
VIP membership$300

VIP membership is the premium Kumoricon experience. Offer limited to the 10 remaining spaces available.

Do I need to bring ID?

Yes, everyone must bring government-issued photo ID, even if you are buying a membership at the door. ID must be valid (not expired).

Examples of acceptable forms of identification:

  • State-issued driver license
  • State-issued driver permit
  • State-issued identification card
  • Military ID
  • Passport

For attendees age 13 to 17 only, if one of the above forms of ID is not available, then school ID from the current or previous school year is acceptable.

If acceptable ID is not presented, you will not be able to enter the convention.

Is parent permission required to attend?

Yes, for all members under age 18.

Do parents need to attend with their children?

Yes, but only for members under age 13. For these attendees, parents or legal guardians must remain with their children at all times, and the parent or guardian must be a paid member as well.

How does parent permission work?
  1. Download the parent permission and release form – blank version for handwriting, or fillable version for typing your information.
  2. The parent or legal guardian signs the form.
  3. The attendee brings it with them to the convention when registering or checking in. If the attendee is age 13 or over, the parent does not need to attend.

Please do not mail the form, even if you register by mail.

What are the registration hours?
Thursday:2:00pm-10:00pm (pre-registration only)
Can I pre-register for a single day?

No. Single-day memberships can only be purchased at the door for the same day.

I pre-registered. What days can I check in?

Thursday ("Day 0"), Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See previous question for hours.

What days can I purchase a full weekend membership at the door?

All three days of the convention—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See question above for hours.

Can somebody else pick up my badge?

No. Each member must be present in person to receive their own badge.

Can I register at the door for somebody else?

No. Each person must be present to register a membership.

Can I pay by credit/debit card when registering at the door?

Yes. You can pay by credit/debit card, cash, check, or money order. Please make checks or money orders out to "Altonimbus Entertainment".

What are the convention hours?

The entire convention schedule is now available.


Please note that registration has different hours (registration closes prior to the end of the day). Please see the registration hours above.

What does VIP membership include?

VIP members get the royal treatment! Special benefits include:

  • Signature plastic Kumoricon VIP badge and lanyard
  • Signature Kumoricon messenger bag
  • Signature Kumoricon T-shirt and glass
  • Discounted prices at the Kumoricon merchandise booth
  • Access to the VIP Autograph Session with our Guests of Honor
  • One hour early entrance on Friday to the Exhibits Hall, Artist Alley, and Charity Auction Art Show (Friday only)
  • Priority seating at all events held in these rooms: Main Events, Arena, Live Events 1, Live Events 2
  • One "jump the line" pass per day for any chosen event
  • Free admission to the sake tasting
  • A VIP Liaison who is happy to answer any questions you might have and check back with updates throughout the year

Ten additional VIP memberships will be sold at the door.

What are the additional exclusive bonuses for hotel guests?

As a thank-you to all our attendees who book with our official hotels for Kumoricon 2016, we're excited to offer the following bonuses:

  • One hour early entrance on Friday to the Exhibits Hall, Artist Alley, and Charity Auction Art Show (Friday only)
  • Three Kumori-Passes: Each Kumori-Pass will grant front-of-the-line privileges to any event in Main Events or Arena, including:
    • Opening Ceremonies
    • AMV events
    • Cosplay Contest
    • Fashion Show
    • Kieran Strange Concert
    • Cosplay Chess
    • KumoriBall (dress code applies)
    • Closing Ceremonies
  • Extra bonus: Free space of your choice for the cosplay scavenger hunt

This bonus package will be available to each person who is officially registered to the hotel room. Only bookings made with our official hotels, including existing bookings, are eligible for this exclusive bonus.

How are the VIP benefits different than the hotel guest bonuses?
  • VIP attendees receive unlimited reserved seating or front-of-the-line entry to any event in Main Events, Arena, Live Events 1, and Live Events 2. Hotel guests receive three single-use passes instead (restricted to Main Events or Arena).
  • VIP attendees receive priority over hotel guests' front-of-the-line passes.
  • The additional VIP-only "jump the line" passes can be used for almost any chosen event in the convention, and are not limited to Main Events or Arena.
I haven't been to an anime convention before. What is it like?

No problem! Read our convention checklist.

What is pre-registration?

Pre-registration allows you to register online at a reduced rate. Pre-registration closed on October 14. Registration is available at the door.

Can I pre-register by mail instead of online?

Yes. You may pay by check or money order (please do not mail cash). Please download the mail-in registration form (blank version for handwriting, or fillable copy for typing your information), and follow the instructions to mail. Forms must be postmarked by Oct 14.

Pre-registration is now closed. Forms postmarked after October 14 will not be processed.

I have a birthday and turn age 6, 13, or 18 during the convention. How does this affect the price I pay and the convention policies?

For weekend memberships:

  • Your registration cost is based on your age on October 27, 2016.
  • If you pre-registered, then your badge type is also based on your age on October 27, 2016.
  • If you are registering at the door, then your badge type is based on the day you register.
  • If you turn 13 or 18 during the convention, then starting on the day of your birthday, you may visit Registration to swap out your badge for the upgraded type, at no cost.

For single-day memberships:

  • Your registration cost and badge type are based on your age on the day of your attendance.
Do you mail badges?

No. All badges are picked up in person. Pre-registered members have a separate, shorter line than at-the-door registration.

How do I register as staff, exhibitors, artists, press, or industry?

Registration for staff, exhibitors, artists, eligible panelists, press, and industry are handled separately. Please do not register using the above form. Instead, please visit the following links for more information on each type of membership. (Some types of membership have already closed.)

I have another question that isn't answered here, or I need help with something.

We'll be happy to assist you! Please email