Announcements for 2015
Pre-Registration for Anime North 2015 is open
We are maintaining the same Attendance Cap in 2015 as in previous years: 15,000 Weekend/Group and 5,000 for each of the Single day admissions.
There is a change in the price structure: the first 5,000 Weekend+Group admissions will be $50 (Individual) and $45 (Group) - the remaining 10,000 admissions will be $60/$55.
The first 5,000 Weekend/Group admissions have been sold and pricing has moved to the second tier.
As of Jan 26, there are less than 3,000 Weekend/Group admissions left for sale.
A TCC Food Voucher, good for a Burger/Fries/Pop combo is available this year.
This year, we are offering Group admissions the option to have their admission badges mailed to them before the convention.
2015 Attendance Cap
In order to prevent over-crowding at convention venues, Anime North has established an attendance cap to limit total attendance on any single day to 20,000 people. Total admissions that will be sold for Anime North 2015 will be:
- Weekend/Group: 15,000
- Friday-only: 5,000
- Saturday-only: 5,000
- Sunday-only: 5,000
We strongly recommend that if you wish to attend Anime North 2015, to purchase your admission through Pre-Registation; Weekend/Group and Saturday admissions both sold out last year before the con, and Friday and Sunday admission sales increase each year. We cannot guarantee any admissions will be on sale at the door.
Admissions to Anime North 2015 will be sold before the con through Pre-Registration and in limited numbers at the door of the convention. Anime North merchandise and special event tickets can also be pre-ordered along with admissions.
The Registration Desk is located in Hall D of the Toronto Congress Center. Registration Desk staff will be on hand to sell limited Anime North admissions, check the confirmation forms of Anime North admissions sold through Pre-Registration, and hand out convention badges to attendees. Registration Desk hours are:
|Thursday, May 21, 2015||
5:00 PM - 9:00PM
(pre-reg pickup only)
|Friday, May 22, 2015||
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM*
(note: con events start at 5 PM)
|Saturday, May 23, 2015||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday, May 24, 2015||9:30 AM - 3:00 PM|
*Please Note: on Friday evening, Anime North Registration reserves the right to cap the lineup at the Registration Desk, starting at 8PM, to ensure the staff will have adequate time to complete processing the line by 9PM.
All attendees of Anime North are required to wear an Anime North convention badge at the con, as proof that you have purchased an admission and are entitled to attend all the convention's functions. Badges are obtained at the Registration Desk. If you have pre-registered for the convention, you can present your confirmation form from Eventbrite to pick up your badge at the Pre-Registration section of the Registration Desk. You can also purchase limited Anime North admissions directly at the Registration Desk and receive your badge. Attendees are required to print their full names on the badges, and show them to security upon request.
Warning: there have been attempts in the past by individuals to sell fake Anime North convention badges, for example by claiming to offer “discounts” on “bulk” badges purchased from the convention and being resold for charity. These fake badges are either sent through the mail, or provided at some other venue than the Registration Desk, such as the TCC parking lot. Legitimate Anime North convention badges are only available for pickup at the Registration Desk in the Toronto Congress Center. Anime North employs anti-counterfeiting measures for our badges and fake badges will be confiscated by Security, and their wearers required to leave the convention
Children 6 to 13 years of age are admitted for half-price of the corresponding single admission adult prices, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or over. Child prices are not applied to group admissions.
Children aged 5 and under are admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or over.
Anime North 2015 Attendees can purchase their admissions ahead of time through Pre-Registration, along with special event tickets and merchandise. Special prices are offered for some admissions for a limited time.
Weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission), Single Day Only, and Group admissions are available for purchase.
Due to the attendance cap (15,000 Weekend/Group, 5,000 of each Single Day Only admissions), we cannot guarantee any admissions will be available for sale at the door of the convention. Weekend/Group and Saturday admissions have sold out in the past two years; Friday and Sunday single day admissions have been available at the door.
Single Weekend or Single Day-Only Anime North admissions are for 1 Adult or Child each. Note that multiple single admissions can be ordered at a time.
Adult prices for Weekend single admissions are (children between 6-13 are half-price):
First 5,000 Weekend/Group admissons sold: (Sold Out)
Remaining 10,000 Weekend/Group admissions: $60 CDN/USD
Adult prices for Single Day Only single admissions are (children between 6-13 are half price):
Friday Only: $35 CDN/USD
Saturday Only: $45 CDN/USD
Sunday Only: $35 CDN/USD
Anime North Group Admissions allows groups of 15 or more people to pre-register at special prices for the full weekend.
Prices for Group admissions are:
First 5,000 Weekend/Group admissions: (Sold Out)
- Remaining $10,000 Weekend/Group admissons: $55 CDN/USD per group member.
Group admissions cannot be purchased at the door.
This year, we are offering Group admissions the option of having their admission badges mailed to them before the convention, by paying a $15 mailing fee. If interested, review the full details and conditions.
Limited Anime North admissions will be on sale at the Registration Desk during regular hours.
Weekend and Saturday-only admissions are expected to sell out and will not be available at the door.
Friday-Only and Sunday-Only admissions will likely be available at the door (A final announcement on this will be made 2 weeks before the convention).
Sunday-only admissions will only be available for purchase at the door on Sunday. They cannot be purchased on Friday.
Cash only will be accepted at the door; no cheques, credit cards or debit cards.
Merchandise and Special Event Tickets
Various Anime North merchandise can be purchased ahead of time through Pre-Registration:
- Anime North T-Shirts
- Anime North Pins
Also, a TCC Food Voucher, good for a Burger/Fries/Pop combo, is available this year.
See Anime North Merchandise for more information on how to order them.
Tickets for Anime North Special Events can be purchased ahead of time through Pre-Registration.
- Moonlight Ball (Friday night)
- Lolita Fashion Tea Party (Sunday afternoon)
- Cafe Nocturne (Saturday & Sunday afternoon and evenings)
- Costuming and Prop-Making Workshops (Sold Out)
See Anime North Special Events for more information on how to order them.
Please note, there will be no Saturday Brunch in 2015.
Thursday Night Pre-Registration Check-In
Attendees who have pre-registered will be available to pickup their convention badges at the Registration Desk in the Toronto Congress Centre during all three days of the convention. Anime North will also be having a Pre-Registration only check-in Thursday night, May 21, 2015 at the Toronto Congress Centre. This will allow attendees who have pre-registered to pick up their convention badges and registration packets ahead of time.
Registrations to Anime North 2015 will NOT be sold at this event. It is for pre-registered attendees only.
The check-in will run from 5PM - 9PM in Hall D of the Toronto Congress Centre. The entrance is on the west side of the building, about two-thirds the way down.
Note: Anime North reserves the right to cap the lineup at 8PM on Thursday night. To be certain to obtain your badge on this event, please come before 8PM.
Moonlight Ball tickets will be available for pickup. There will also be a Weapons Check desk open.
Any convention function not specifically mentioned here will not be available Thursday night. The con does not officially start until Friday and most departments will still be in the early stages of setup.
Attendees can also pick up badges for friends if they bring their confirmation forms. Note that once you do, you are responsible for getting the badges to them; they cannot pick up another from the Registration Desk.
Group Leaders can pick up his/hers entire group's badges and registration packets, if he brings his/her own confirmation form to identify him as a group leader. There will be a separate lineup for Group Leader pickups; check with Security to make sure you are in the correct lineup.
Registration Refund Policy
Unused pre-registrations will not be refunded after the convention.
Group admissions will not be refunded at the convention.
Include the full name and email (if available) of the attendee, and a copy of the Anime North confirmation form from Eventbrite.
Refunds can take the following forms:
- Your pre-registration fee can be returned to you (Anime North will deduct $2 to cover bank/postage fees).
- If you registered by mail, a cheque will be mailed back to the requester. This would take 4-6 weeks. Please include a mailing address and the name the cheque should be made out to with your refund request.
- If you registered online, the refund can be sent back through PayPal (as long as the request comes within two months of purchase). This would take 3-4 days. Beyond two months, we can make the refund online only if the purchaser has a PayPal account. Include with the request for a refund the email on your PayPal account and the refund will be be sent directly there. Otherwise, we will send a refund cheque through the regular mail.
- The pre-registration can be rolled over to next year.
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