Announcing… REWARDS!

We have something new and exciting for you! The AWX Crystal Hunt rewards program is kicking off this week. You can earn rewards ranging from prize packs to Jump-The-Line passes to free badges, just for pre-registering and referring your friends!

For more information on how you can earn these and other fabulous prizes, check out the AWX Crystal Hunt page!

Guest Announcement: Nicki Rapp!

nicki rappAWX is pleased to announce veteran video game voice actor Nicki Rapp as a guest for our 2015 convention! Nicki has lent her voice to such diverse properties as The Sims, The Walking Dead, Tales of Monkey Island, and many more!

Read more about Nicki’s work here.

Another Guest Annoucement!

Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Laura VanArendonk Baugh

We are pleased to welcome bestselling author Laura VanArendonk Baugh to AWX 2015! Laura is the author of the award-winning Kitsune Tales, a fantasy series based on Japanese folklore, as well as Con Job, a murder mystery set at a convention (don’t worry, we’ll try not to reenact any scenes from that book at our con!).

Laura will be presenting a seminar on Japanese folklore in anime and manga, as well as speaking about writing and publishing. Read more on our guest page, or check out for more information.


First Guest Announcement!

Eien Strife at Anime World Indy 2012. Photo by CosIT Photography.
Cheydra of Eien Strife at Anime World Indianapolis 2012. Photo by CosIT Photography.

We are thrilled to announce the return of amazing rock band and cosplay/RPG/musical sensation Eien Strife for AWX 2015!

We know many of our attendees are long-time fans of this fantastic group, who also appeared at Anime World Chicago 2011 and Anime World Indianapolis 2012, but if you haven’t experienced the adventures of Cheydra, Raien, Lyren and Kale, we encourage you to check them out over at their website or on Facebook: Eien Strife.

Learn more over on our Guests page!

Hotel + Badge Combo Deal!

For a limsave moneyited time, you can receive discounted Anime World Expos weekend badges when you book your hotel room at the Westin!

From now through November 1, 2014, book two nights in our room block at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, and we’ll send you a coupon code good for $10 off the purchase price of up to two badges. Who doesn’t love saving $20?

To obtain your coupon code, email with your last name and hotel reservation confirmation number. We will verify your reservation with the hotel (this may take a day or two; be patient!) and then email you a unique discount code to use during checkout at TicketLeap.