Cash: Though lots of vendors will accept card payments, cash is always welcome, many stands may only accept cash. But there are only a few cash points in and around the NEC.
Bring a refillable water bottle: You’ll be on your feet and moving about for most of the day, sometimes even waiting in line. Stay hydrated and take advantage of the refill fountains throughout the venue.
Bring a notepad and pen: What if you run into your childhood hero but don’t have anything with which they can give you an autograph?
Battery packs: Don’t get stuck with a dead battery on your phone.
Bring an extra bag within your bag: Between the amazing merch that you can buy and the freebies that are given out, you’ll probably walk away from AnimeCon with more than your backpack can carry. We recommend stashing a canvas bag within your main backpack that you can pull out when you’re running out of space. We don’t do plastic bags!
Bring snacks: Considering how often you’ll be waiting in line to get into exclusive panels and screenings, you do not want to waste time waiting in line to buy food. Pack some healthy snacks to munch on during the wait times instead.
June can be hot: Bring some sunscreen, if you're waiting in line outside it could be sunny, make sure you're protected!


DON’T leave your valuables, personal items, or purchases behind.
DON’T lose your badge. Put it in the same place when you take it off so you’re not hunting for it.
DON’T wear offensive t-shirts or anything that may make other people or AnimeCon staff want to ask you to leave.
DON’T take photos of cosplayers without permission. Be respectful.
DON’T rely just on your phone. You’ll waste charge, and WiFi can be slow.
DON’T ask for hugs, propose to your significant other, or do anything else embarrassing at panels.
DON’T forget to bring snacks!
DON’T push in on queues; be patient & be respectful of your fellow fans
DON’T burn yourself out trying to be everywhere — take it slow.
DON’T put your food, drink, or “stuff” on ANY artist/vendor/celebrity tables. You don’t want to accidentally ruin merchandise!
DON’T take up too much of a celebrity’s time! Be polite, be cool and be quick while getting autographs. Don’t forget, there are other people in line too! The same goes for photo-Op sessions.
DON’T harass cosplayers, they are people just like you.
DON’T forget your camera, there are plenty of sites to see and memories to capture.