Thanks for your interest in purchasing a Zenkaikon membership and attending Zenkaikon 2021! Your membership allows us to continue our mission of celebrating and educating the public about Japanese animation, comics, games, science fiction, and fandom; and allows you to attend our annual convention – Zenkaikon!
By pre-registering, you will get a discount on your membership and have faster check-in at the convention. Pre-registered members will also be able to pick up their badges beginning on Thursday evening, so they can start enjoying the convention the minute it opens on Friday!
Please read through all the sections below, and then proceed to our Registration Forms to register.
- Membership Types
- Pre-Registration Membership Rates
- At-Door Membership Rates
- Minors at Zenkaikon
- Confirmation and Badge Pickup
- Preferred Names
- 18+ Wristbands
- Refund and Transfer Policy
- Registration Form
- Additional Questions
We are offering two types of memberships for Zenkaikon 2021:
A standard membership includes the following benefits:
- Access to all convention events and activities *
- Convention badge and program
- Pre-registration only: Badge pickup on Thursday evening
* With the exception of the VIP-Only events. A few late-night events may also be restricted to members who are over 18.
Only 75 of these memberships will be available for the convention, and they will only be available via pre-registration.
A VIP membership includes all the benefits of a Standard membership, plus the following:
- VIP badge ribbon
- Special Zenkaikon 2021 VIP T-shirt
- Priority check-in at registration
- Priority seating in the Main Events Hall
- VIP-Only Guest Autograph Session
- 1 hour early Friday access to the Dealer Room/Artist Alley
- Listed in "thank you" section of Zenkaikon 2021 program book
Standard Membership with T-Shirt
Beginning this year, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to pre-order the Zenkaikon 2021 t-shirt as you register online. Just pick "Standard + T-Shirt" or "Child + T-Shirt" for the registration type. You will then be prompted for your desired shirt size and $20 will be added to your total at the end. This way, you can get your tee as early as Thursday pre-registration badge pick up in your requested size. Limit: 1 T-Shirt per membership.
All memberships obtained by pre-registering are good for all three days of the convention.
|Deadline*||Standard Membership||Standard Membership with T-Shirt||VIP Membership||Group **|
|August 4, 2020||$40||$60||$120||$36|
|December 1, 2020||$45||$65||$120||$41|
|February 16, 2021||$50||-||$120||$45|
|March 13, 2021||$60||-||$120||$54|
The listed deadlines are the last dates that the listed membership rates are available. The membership rate automatically increases 12:00 am on the day following the date listed under deadline (e.g. at 10:00 pm on August 4th, the price is $40 per standard membership, and at 12:01 am on August 5th, the price is $45 per standard membership).
** Group Rate
Groups of 10 or more registering together receive a 10% discount per person on the standard membership rate. This discount is automatically applied when you proceed to Paypal for payment if 10 or more individuals have been entered on the registration form. This discount is not available on VIP memberships.
Since Zenkaikon is a membership-based non-profit organization, there are no single day tickets to the convention. Everyone who attends Zenkaikon is a Zenkaikon member and can attend the convention on all three days! If you are unable to attend the entire convention, you can purchase a membership on a later day of the convention and the membership is discounted accordingly. For more information, see our FAQ.
|Friday - 3 Days (Fri/Sat/Sun)||$65|
|Saturday - 2 Days (Sat/Sun)||$55|
|Sunday - 1 Day (Sun)||$25|
All members who will be under the age of 18 as of March 19, 2021 will be required to complete and bring a signed Parental Consent Form to present at the registration check-in desk. Copies of these forms will be available at the convention, or may be downloaded here. Thank you for complying with this policy for the safety of our youngest members.
All members who will be under the age of 13 as of March 19, 2021 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
All children 9 years old and under do not need to purchase a Zenkaikon membership. List them under "Additional Registrants" on the registration form, and select "Child 9 and under ($0.00)" as the registration type, so that you will not be charged for them.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. If you think you registered, but haven't received a confirmation, please contact the Registration Department through our Contact Form.
Please note that badges are not mailed. They will be available for pickup at the pre-registration desk upon arrival to the convention. You will need your Driver's License, Student ID, or another type of photo identification to receive your badge.
If you have a preferred name that you would like to be referred to that differs from your id, please include it in the comments section of your registration form.
To attend events restricted to members who are 18 and over, an 18+ wristband will be required. Wristbands will be available at the Registration desk during the convention (the hours will be posted as we get closer to the convention).
To receive an 18+ wristband, we require a valid government-issued ID such as: a US state-issued driver's license, a US state-issued non-drivers photo id, a passport, or a US military ID (e.g., a CAC card). Unfortunately, we cannot accept birth certificates and school ids as idenfication to receive 18+ wristbands. In general, the same rules apply to receiving an 18+ wristband as those that apply to being able to purchase alcohol (except one can get an 18+ wristband at 18 years old).
Zenkaikon has been holding an annual celebration of anime, comics, games, science fiction, and fandom since 2006. The year 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, was the only year we were unable to hold our convention. Zenkaikon has every intention of holding our 2021 convention in the safest manner possible. We’re working with the LCCC to review their cleaning policies, and we continue to monitor local guidance. If circumstances dictate that we are unable to hold our 2021 event, we will notify you with options for your Zenkaikon membership. If the number of pre-registrations exceeds safe government guidelines for attendance, date of pre-registration will be used as the determinant of admission. Other individuals will be provided with options for their memberships. We look forward to welcoming you at Zenkaikon 2021!
If you register for a Zenkaikon membership and find that you are unable to attend Zenkaikon 2021, you may transfer your membership to another individual by following the policy outlined below.
- Send an e-mail to our Registration Department with "Zenkaikon Membership Transfer Request" in the subject line. This e-mail must be sent from the e-mail address given to us by the primary registrant when they registered for Zenkaikon.
- In that e-mail, the primary registrant should give their name and confirmation number. They must also give us the full name of the original registrant (the one they are transferring), and the new registrant.
- All transfer requests must be received via e-mail by March 1, 2021. No transfer requests can be processed after this date.
- There is a limit of one (1) transfer per registrant.
- Memberships may not be resold. If you are found to be selling your membership, that membership will be voided.
- Please note that once a registration badge has been picked up, that badge is not transferable to another person during the convention.
We are sorry, but we are unable to offer refunds of Zenkaikon memberships.
Use the forms below to register for a Zenkaikon membership!
Online pre-registration payments are handled through Paypal, a secure credit-card processing website. If you have a Paypal account, you will be prompted to log in when you are ready to pay. If you don't want to register for Paypal, you can click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card" to pay with a credit card without creating a Paypal account.
If you cannot pay by credit card, you may also download and mail the printable pre-registration form (please see below), along with a check or money order.