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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 2017 is on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st.

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(s), playing video games, watch anime, attend panels, and many other activities. Our schedule page is not up yet but will be later on when we are closer to the con.

Where is Senshi Con this year?

Senshi Con is at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center located at 600 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501.

What time is Senshi Con?

11 am for Saturday and Sunday.

How much are the tickets this year?

Early Bird April 14th – May 31st (Online Purchase Only)
1 Day – Saturday Sept. 30th – $25
1 Day – Sunday Oct. 1st – $15
2 Day – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $35
2 Day Gaming* – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $30
Fast Pass* – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $60
VIP Pass* – Limited to 30 Passes – $200

Pre-Registration June 1st – September 17th (Online and Store Purchase)
1 Day – Saturday Sept. 30th – $35
1 Day – Sunday Oct. 1st – $25
2 Day – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $45
2 Day Gaming* – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $30
Fast Pass* – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $70
VIP Pass* – Limited to 30 Passes – $300

At the Door – Sep 30th & Oct 1st
1 Day – Saturday Sept. 30th – $45
1 Day – Sunday Oct. 1st – $35
2 Day – Sat. Sep. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $60
2 Day Gaming* – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $35
Fast Pass* – Sat. Sept. 30th & Sun. Oct. 1st – $80

*Gaming Passes are only allowed on the 1st floor of the Dena’ina Center, seeing only the Exhibitor Hall and Gaming Area. Gaming passes cannot go upstairs to the 2nd and 3rd floor.

*Gaming Pass, Fast Pass, and VIP Pass can only be purchased online.

When do tickets end?

The last day to purchase tickets in a store location and online is Saturday, September 17, 2017.

What is a Gaming Pass?

The gaming pass is for the hardcore gamers and people that only want to see certain parts of the convention.  This is a great option for people who just want to play video games or attend Senshi Con’s video game tournaments and are not interested with the rest of the convention. Attendees pay a lower price because they are only allowed on the 1st floor of the Dena’ina Center. Attendees are not allowed to go on the 2nd & 3rd floor.  Attendees do have the option to upgrade their pass, but only during the convention.

What is the Fast Pass?

The Fast Pass is the newest pass we’ve ever had and it’s a good one for those that like to get in and out quick or get great seats. It is good for both days of the convention (Sep. 30th & Oct. 1st). However, this does not get attendees early entry into the con. Only VIP tickets allow attendees early entry into the con.

The Fast Pass is for those that want to get into guest signing, panels, and other events first before general admission (1 – Day tickets & 2 – Day tickets).  The Fast Pass will allow attendees entry in front of general admission but behind VIP. There is only a limited amount of Fast Pass tickets available. Once these tickets are gone, they are gone.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy your tickets online from April 14th till September 17, 2017.

Tickets can also be purchased at various locations Anchorage, Wasilla, and Fairbanks including Bosco’s at the Diamond Mall, Bosco’s on Spenard, Video Game Depot, Area 51, and The Comic Shop.

Can I buy a ticket / badge at the convention?

Yes, you can buy your ticket/badge at the convention.

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

ID is not required to get into Senshi Con. There is no age limit to enter the con. There is, however, scheduled events that are only for those 18 years and older where IDs will be necessary upon entering. So, if you have an Identification Card, Driver’s license, and/or Military ID you should bring it to certain 18 and over events.  We will have events for 21 years of age and up as well.

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 is parking validation if you bring your ticket to the Easy Park Booth on the 1st Floor Lobby at Senshi Con. Choose E (6th & H Street Garage,image 2), D (7th & G Street Garage,image 3), and F (JCPenney Garage,6th & E image 4).

Are there places to stay at Senshi Con?

Yes there is a convention hotel at the Marriott Hotel with special deal of $129. Registration for Marriott is closed.

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

Children under the age of 12 years old are free.

Can I bring my child?

Absolutely! This is an all ages event. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. There are ratings to certain events and events will be monitored by staff. The parent or guardian will not have to fill out a form for their child. But, the parent or guardian will have to fill out a name tag for the child.

Can I bring outside food into the convention center?

Outside food is not allowed in any venues.  This is a rule with the Dena’ina Center. There are many options downtown where people can eat. The mall, along with other nearby restaurants, will be notified about the large quantity of people that will be attending Senshi Con that weekend.

How do I become a vendor for Senshi Con?

You can go to our Exhibitor Application under the application tab on this website or Click HERE

How much is a booth at Senshi Con?

$250 per space until June 30th. After June 30th, it is $300 per booth.

How much space will I get if I purchase a booth?

Your booth space is 10 feet x 10 feet.

I’m a specific vendor (artist, crafter, or vendor) artist how much would a booth cost?

The booth cost $250 until June 30th for everyone (artist, crafter, and vendor). The reason is because we are in a bigger venue.

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

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

Is my ticket transferable? 

Yes, tickets are transferable up until the refund deadline 9/17/2017 @ 11:59 pm. After September 17 tickets cannot be transferable. Please contact admissions with the updated information: Name to whom the ticket is transferred to, email, and phone number. Email admissions at admissions@senshicon.org

Can I update my ticket registration information?

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

Where are my tickets?

If you purchase your tickets online, you will receive 1 email from noreply@jotform.comThis email is your pass to get your badge for Senshi Con. If you have not received the email at all please check your junk/spam folder. You do not need to bring the Paypal Receipt. If you are having problems please email admissions at admissions@senshicon.org. You can pick up your badge starting on September 29th, Day Zero at the Dea’ina Center.

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

Yes, if you bought your ticket online you must bring your ticket registration email that was sent to your email. It should say “Senshi Con 2017 Ticket Registration.” Bringing the Paypal does not get your badge because that is just the payment confirmation from the purchaser.  If you bought your ticket from a store you must bring that ticket to get your badge. 

What is a badge?

The Senshi Con Badge is what you will get once you bring your online ticket or physical ticket to admissions. The Senshi Con Badge gets you into the convention.

What is Day Zero?

Day Zero is the day before the convention where you can come to the Dena’ina Center and pick up your badge before the first day of the convention. This year Day Zero falls on Friday, September 29, 2017.  You cannot purchase any tickets that day either.


What is the Masquerade Dance?

On September 29th, Friday, at 9 pm everyone of all ages can join the Masquerade Dance. Dress Code for the dance requires a mask (of any kind not just to the traditional masquerade mask) and formal wear. There will be a $10 entrance fee with complementary mask.  This is a paid event that everyone has to pay except for VIP and Hotel patrons.  VIP and Hotel patrons that bring their Senshi Con Pin get in free! You can also design and decorate your own mask and enter the Mask Decoration contest! Ballroom, Latin, and line dancing music will be mixed by David-Rick. A Senshi Con ticket or badge (1-Day Saturday, 1 Day Sunday, 2 Day pass, 2 Day Gaming Pass, Fast Pass) does not get attendees into the event for free. 


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 because there will be a line.

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 attendance.  Each year, Senshi Con expects an extra 500 people to attend the event.  At last year’s convention there were over 3,700 attendees.

What is the refund policy?

Admissions needs to be notified before September 17th to issue refund. After said date, there will be no refunds for pre-registration or registration. There will be no refunds issued to those buying the weekend of the convention.

What can/can’t bring to the convention?

Please click on our Code of Conduct & Weapons Policy: Senshi Con Code of Conduct & Weapons Policy

Will I be signing a waiver before entry?

Purchasing a ticket is agreeing to our code of conduct and weapons policy. There will be no waivers to sign for anyone.

Updated 6/28/17