Come wearing your favorite cosplay from your favorite anime!
Enter the cosplay contest on Saturday at 6pm to win amazing prized and awards!
Come get autographs from your favorite anime voice actors!
Pick up a new statue, buy those Pokemon cards you've had your eyes on or that Manga you have always wanted!
Pick up a new trading card game or a vintage Nintendo game you have always wanted!
Two full days of panels. Come see panels with Q&A's with the Celebrity Guests as well as fan-run panels!
Come see your favorite artists at our Artist Alley!
9:30 AM | VIP Passholder Entry
10:00 AM | General Passholder Entry
10:30 AM | Panel
11:15 AM | Panel
12:00 PM | Panel
12:45 PM | Panel
1:30 PM | Panel
2:15 PM | Panel
3:00 PM | Panel
3:45 PM | Panel
4:30 PM | Town Hall Q&A Panel W/ Mayor Tim and Ariel
6:00 PM | Cosplay Contest
7:00 PM | Close
10:30 AM | VIP Passholder Entry
11:00 AM | General Passholder Entry
11:30 AM | Panel
12:15 PM | Panel
1:00 PM | Panel
1:45 PM | Panel
2:30 PM | Panel
3:15 PM | Q&A Panel
4:00 PM | Anime Town Greenville 2023 Closes!
Where do we enter Anime Town?
Enter on the Exposition Dr. side of the building in the very front.
The Entrance to Anime Town is through the doors in the picture
to the right. Once inside you will see signs on what line to join.
If you are picking up passes join the Pre-Purchased Line.
If you are picking up VIP Passes then join the VIP Line.
If you need to buy passes join the Purchasing Line.
What’s the location and where do we park?
1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC 29607. Park across from the entrance in
the parking lot. Parking is only $5!
What are the show hours?
Friday 3-8pm with VIP getting in at 230pm.
Saturday 10am-6pm With VIP Passholders getting
in 30 minutes early at 9:30am.
VIP Passholders can start picking up their passes at 8:30am.
Follow the signs for the VIP line.
Sunday 11am-4pm. VIP Passholders can enter at 9:30am.
AVOID THE LONG LINES!! PICKUP EARLY
Pre-event pass pickup and purchase from Thursday September 7th, 4-8pm & Friday September 8th, from noon-3pm!
Are Passes available at the door the day of the event?
Yes! They are available at the door at registration. Simple follow the signs and staff for the Purchasing Passes line. We take card (but do charge a fee, so cash is better!)
Can I purchase online?
Absolutely! The link to purchase online is HERE
How much are celebrity autographs and selfies?
The celebrities will have their prices posted on signage at their respective table. Each celebrity will have a banner behind them with their name and picture of them and a few of their characters so you will be able to find each one easily. You can find all the celebrity voice actors in the Town Square on the bottom of the map (see below in next section).
Is there going to be food?
Yes. The concession stand will be open the entire show and is featuring some Asian inspired foods and treats as well!
Will there be panels? When does the Panel schedule come out?
There will be panels. Friday and Saturday they will take place on the Main Stage and in the panel rooms on the floor. (Will be marked and have a sign with the schedule for that room) and Sunday will only be on the Main Stage.
Will there be vendors? Will there be artists?
Of course! We have a 100,000 sq foot hall and we have over 80 vendors spaces including Funko Pop dealers, toy dealers, Pokémon card dealers, anime figures and pretty much anything in the anime merchandise. We also have nearly 60 artists so you will be able to grab that art print you have been dying to get!
ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY & Code of Conduct for Anime Town Greenville
Anime Town is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and rewarding atmosphere. Anime Town is meant to be an inclusive space for fans, with a zero-tolerance policy against harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography. Gender-based harassment is unacceptable at Anime Town. Period.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearances, body size shaming, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at Anime Town and will not be tolerated.
COSPLAY & COSTUME WEAPONS POLICY
Any weapon that could seriously hurt somebody is not allowed at Anime Town. Specifically, but not limited to:
Functional firearms – that includes paintball, airsoft, bb guns, cap guns, any gun that shoots a real projectile or causes ANY TYPE OF EXPLOSION.
Realistic firearms – any gun that could be confused for a real gun. If it looks like a real gun, it is not allowed. Realistic prop guns with brightly-colored caps are not allowed.
Prop weapons made of a hard material such as metal, wood, or glass
Functional projectile weapons – any weapon (crossbow, slingshot, etc) that discharges a projectile
Metal-bladed weapon, Whips, Explosives, Blunt weapons like bats, clubs, or hockey sticks
Loud props such as whistles, horns, etc.
Prop weapons are allowed, as long as they meet the following criteria; That they are composed of cardboard, foam, something light. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot.
Prop weapons will be allowed at the discretion of staff and uniformed security personnel. Safety is most important, we will always err on the side of caution. There will be no place to store prohibited weapons on-site. If you have a weapon that is prohibited, you will be escorted from the building and not allowed back in with the weapon.
Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at Anime Town. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi paraphernalia or attire.
No "Stomp" or "Stomping" for money signs are allowed at Anime Town. We will remove any attendee that has any signs related to "Will Stomp on for _____".