Press Releases

March 2, 2006

News for Anime Expo 2006:

Anime Expo online pre-registration up and running

Online Pre- Registration and Payment Available

Anaheim, California (March 2, 2006) -- The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announces open online pre-registration and payment for Anime Expo 2006 (AX2006) attendee badges starting March 2, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. PST. The 15th year anniversary convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is available at

The AX2006 Online Registration system will not only allow people to pre-register for the convention well in advance, but it will also provide attendees who do so at a cheaper rate and assist in shortening wait times in lines as badges will be mailed out in advance. Paper mail-in forms for pre-registration will not be accepted and attendees that are unable to pre-register online will be able to register onsite during the convention during the 4th of July weekend.

To prohibit illegal replication and duplication of attendee badges, the key security feature will be the distribution of highly unique and hard to duplicate badge-holders and an un-replicable chemical varnish printed on ALL badge vouchers.

Attendees can also reserve their rooms online at: by utilizing the access code of "ANIME". Host hotel codes are as follows:

Anaheim Hilton: HILTO
Anaheim Marriott: MARRI
Sheraton Park Hotel: SPARK

Attendees can also obtain reservations for their rooms by contacting the hotels via phone as well. Rooms are sure to go quick so early reservations are strongly suggested.

Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2006 will be held July 1 - 4, 2006 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its official website (

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property - Anime Expo®.