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What is Senshi Con?

Senshi Con is an annual anime convention held in Anchorage, Alaska for fans of Japanese animation and video games.

What is an anime convention?

An anime convention is a gathering of fans who love “anime”, Japanese animations. Attendees are not limited to this fandom. Fans of American cartoons, video games, and other geek culture also attend the con.

When is Senshi Con?

Senshi Con is on October 1st, Saturday and the 2nd Sunday. 

What does Senshi mean?

Senshi means warrior, ninja, or fighter!

What does Con mean?

Con is short for convention.

What is there to do at Senshi Con?

You can shop in our vendor booths, attend or watch our Cosplay Cosplay Contest, meet the guest, playing video games, watch anime, and go to some gatherings. Please go to our schedule page by clicking Hereto find out what you would like to do.

Where is Senshi Con this year?

Senshi Con is at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 and Egan Center.

What time is Senshi Con?

October 1st Saturday: 11 am till 1 am

October 2nd Sunday: 11 am till 9 pm

How much are the passes or tickets this year?

Early Bird Special on October 30th – December 31st Prices:

1 – Day Saturday: $30.00

1-Day Sunday: $25.00

2-Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday): $45.00

VIP Pass: $200.00

Regular Price March 1st till at Door Prices:

1 – Day Saturday: $40.00

1-Day Sunday: $35.00

2-Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday): $60.00

2-Day Gaming Pass: $35.00*

VIP Pass: $250.00 (Sold Out)

Children under 6 years old are free.

*Gaming Passes are only allowed in the Hilton. They cannot get into the Egan Center. Other passes can get into both Hilton Hotel & Egan Center

When do membership passes end?

Passes bought at the store end on September 17th, Saturday. Online passes end on September 24th, Saturday

Why is there a Gaming Pass this year?

We have heard the gaming community that they have a hard time playing in tournaments and then paying for a fee for tournaments. Also there are people that just want to play or attend just our video game tournaments and not look at the whole convention. We want to try something different that will cater to our gaming community too so this is a first time for us.

Where can I buy membership pass?

You can buy your membership pass online by clicking HERE, Or go to the Bosco’s on Spenard, Bosco’s at the Dimond Mall, Tier 1 Cards & Collectibles, Area 51 Hobby & Games, and The Comic Shop

Is a membership pass the same as a ticket?

Yes a membership pass is a ticket to get into the convention.

Can I buy a membership pass / badge at the convention?

Yes you can buy your badge at the convention.

Are there ID requirements/an age limit to enter the event?

ID are not required to get into Senshi Con. There is no age limit to enter the event. There is, however, over 18 scheduled events where IDs will be necessary upon entering. So if you have a Identifaction Card, Drivers license and Military ID you should bring it to certain 18 and over events.  We will have events for 21 and up too. 

Why is Senshi Con at two locations?

We have out grown the Egan Center with an attendance of 4,000 people. We have expanded our exhibitors with having them both upstairs and downstairs. Also we have moved our Gaming Tournaments and Free Play over to the Hilton Hotel.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The People Mover will be running all day.  Parking is available on the streets is free during weekend hours. There are parking garages attached to the 5th Ave Mall (JC Pennies & Nordstrom) cost depending the amount of hours. There will be not parking validation at the event.

Are there places to stay at Senshi Con?

We have an exclusive hotel at the Hilton Hotel. Click Here for more information.

What age does my child need to be in order to get into the event for free?

Yes, children under the age of 6 years old are free.

Can I bring my child?

Absolutely! This is an all ages event but there are ratings to certain events and will be monitored by staff.

Can I bring outside food into the convention center?

Outside food is not allowed in any venues.  This is a rule with Egan Center and Hilton Hotel. There are many options downtown where people can eat. The mall and along with other restaurants will be notified of the large quantity of people that weekend.

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

You can contact the organizers with question on the Contact Tab or clicking HERE

Is my membership registration/membership pass transferable? 

Yes. Before the weekend of the convention, please contact admissions with the updated information: Name to whom the ticket is transferred to, email, and phone number. Email admissions at admissions@admissions.org

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. After the pass is purchased, attendees need to notify admissions in order to make changes to ticket. This does not include an additional ticket. To contact the admissions please email admissions@senshicon.org

Where are my tickets?

When you buy online your Membership Registration pass that is your ticket you will not receive a ticket in the mail. If you purchase a pass online you will get 2 emails. 1 email from “Senshi Con – Member Registration” from report@formassembly.com. This email is your pass to get your badge for Senshi Con. 1 email from Paypal that is your receipt confirming that you paid.   If you have not received any emails at all please check your junk/spam folder. You do not need to bring the Paypal Receipt because it will not have the information from the Member Registration Form.  If you do not get the next screen to pay on paypal you will have to redo the member registration form again.  If you are having problems please email admissions at admissions@senshicon.org. If you bought online you will not need to pick your pass or badge at the store.  You will pick up your badge on September 30th, Day Zero at the Hilton hotel.

Do I have to bring my printed pass to the event?

Yes, if you bought your membership pass online you must bring your membership registration that was sent to your email. It should say “Senshi Con 2016 Membership Registration.” Bringing the Paypal does not get your badge because that is just the payment confirmation from the purchaser.  If you bought your membership pass from a store you must bring that to get your badge. 

What is a badge?

The Senshi Con Badge is what you will get once you bring your Membership Pass Registration or physical Pass. The Senshi Con Badge gets you into the convention.

What is Day Zero?

Day Zero is the day before the convention. Day Zero falls on September 30th. You can come to the Hilton Hotel and pick up your badge before the first day of the convention, October 1st.

What time should I get to the event?

The doors will be opened at 11 AM. It’s better to arrive to the event 2-3 hours before. 

Will the line take as long as before?

Yes it will.  Please expect a wait.  If someone is in need of extra attention to get in (handicapped/age), notify staff day of.  Each year, Senshi Con expects an extra 500 people to the event.  And last year’s event had over 4,000 members. 

What is the refund policy?

Staff needs to be notified before August 31st to issue refund. After said date, there will be no refunds for registration. There will be no refunds issued to those buying the weekend of the convention. This goes for pre-registration as well.

What can/can’t bring to the convention?

Please refer to the Code of Conduct here:  Code of Conduct

Please refer to the Weapons Policy here: Weapons Policy

Will I be signing a waiver before entry?

Purchasing a membership pass is agreeing to our code of conduct. There will be no waivers to sign at the door like previous years.