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What is Senshi Con?

Senshi Con is an annual anime, gaming, and pop culture 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”,  or Japanese animation. 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 2019 will be on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29.

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), play video games, watch anime, attend panels, and many other activities. The tentative schedule is posted at http://senshicon.org/2019schedule

Where is Senshi Con this year?

Senshi Con is at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, located at 500 W 3rd Avenue in downtown Anchorage.

What are the hours for Senshi Con?

The hours for Senshi Con 2019 are as follows:

Friday, September 27:  3pm – 2 am

Saturday, September 28: 11am – 2am

Sunday, September 29: 11am – 9pm

How much are the badges this year?

All badges prices this year are located at the Registration Tab or CLICK HERE

What badges are available?

The Preview Day (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday badges are only valid for that day of the convention.  The 2 Day pass is valid for Saturday and Sunday only.  Both the Fast Pass and VIP passes are valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Where to pick up Badges?

If you bought online or at the store locations you can pick up your badges at the Hilton between the hours of 3 pm – 8 pm on Friday, September 27th.  You can pick up any badge that you bought during the Early Bird & Pre-Registration dates.  You can purchase badges at the door too.

What is the Fast Pass?

The Fast Pass are for those that like to get in and out quick or get great seats.  However, this does not get attendees early entry into the con. Only VIP badges 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 and 2 day passes).  The Fast Pass will allow attendees entry before general admission but after VIP. There is only a limited amount of Fast Pass badges available. Once these badges are gone, they are gone.

What is a VIP Badge?

VIP will get in an hour earlier into the convention than the regular Badge holders (1 Day, 2 Day, and Fast Pass). This means VIPs will get in at 10am on September 28th & 29th (Saturday & Sunday). VIP attendees have early priority entrance to all events, lunch with the guests, receive a VIP gift bag, and access to the VIP lounge.

Where can I buy badges?

Pre-registration is now underway.  For information on pricing and how to get your badge for 2019, please visit http://senshicon.org/registration/

Can I buy a 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 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 if you need to know the schedule please click this LINK.  Parking is available on the streets is free during weekend hours. There are parking garages attached to the 5th Ave Mall (JC Penney & Nordstrom), with the cost of parking dependent on the amount of hours you are in the garage.

Are there places to stay at Senshi Con?

The official host hotel for 2019 is also the site of our hotel deal for 2019.  You can make your reservations by either calling 1-800-HILTONS (4458667) and asking for the rate code “SENSHI” or online at the aforementioned link and entering “SENSHI” into the group code field.

Do children get into the convention for free?

Yes, children under the age of 6 can attend the convention for 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 allowed in the Hilton, but not inside the Egan Center due to their policies.  The 5th Avenue 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?

All vendor spots for 2019 have been filled.  However, we do have a Wait list for prospective vendors to join.

How much is a booth at Senshi Con?

A booth space at Senshi Con is $225.00

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

Your booth space is 10 feet x 6 feet.

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

Any artist, crafter, or vendor will have to pay $225.00 for a booth.

Is there another option for people to pay a cheaper booth?

We do have the Table Swaps on both Friday and Saturday evenings.  Table spaces for those two sessions cost only $30.

What is the Table Swap?

Table Swap is for anyone that wants to sell anything they want to like toys, plushies,  cosplay items, dvd’s, wigs, props, art work, anime, comics, books, novels, jewelry, ect. They cannot sell food or drink items though.

I’m not a artist or a vendor can i buy a table at the Table Swap?

Yes you and any vendor or artist can buy the table; this is for anyone that wants to sell or just get rid of anything.

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 registration transferable? 

Yes, registration is transferable up until the refund deadline, after that date registration cannot be transferred. Please contact admissions with the updated information: Name to whom the registration is transferred to, email, and phone number. Email admissions at admissions@senshicon.org

Can I update my registration information?

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

What is a badge?

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

What is Day Zero?

Day Zero is the traditionally the day before the convention where you can come to the venue and pick up your badge before Day 1. This year Day Zero will include a Table Swap and masquerade dance, and will happen on Friday, September 27.

What time should I get to the event?

Admissions will be open from 3-8pm on Friday, September 27. The doors will be opened at 11 AM on Saturday, Sep 28th and Sunday, Sep 29th.  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 7,000 attendees.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds cannot be made during Early Bird Registration. Admissions needs to be notified before September 14th 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?

Registering online and purchasing a physical ticket at the store is agreeing to our code of conduct and weapons policy. There will be no waivers to sign for anyone.

Updated 9/21/2019