Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is Anime Revolution?

Anime Revolution is the largest three-day Anime convention located in Vancouver, Canada. We cater to a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and more. Our goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment, education, and cultural exchange.

How much are 1-day Passes?

General Admission

Friday Only: $55+gst
Saturday Only: $60+gst
Sunday Only: $50+gst

Children 5-12

Friday Only: $12.50+gst
Saturday Only: $15+gst
Sunday Only: $12.50+gst

Children 0-4: FREE

Where can I buy 1-day Passes?

One day passes are only available for purchase at the con. You can purchase on:

Thursday: 1pm-7pm (During early pass pickup)
Friday: 9am-8pm (May close earlier depending on demand)
Saturday: 9am-9pm (May close earlier depending on demand)
Sunday: 9am – 1pm

Are Children able to attend the event?

Anime Revolution is a family friendly event so people of all ages are welcome to attend!

Volunteering at Anirevo

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

You must be 16 years of age by the day of the convention to volunteer.

What do I get as a Volunteer?

All volunteers must work 24hrs (Minimum 3 X 8hr Shifts) at the convention to be eligible for free admission, limited edition volunteer t-shirt and complimentary meals during shifts.

Admission Age Requirements FAQ

At what ages is Parental Supervision Required?

Those 12 AND under must have a parent and/or legal guardian with them at all times. Parent and/or Legal Guardian must have a valid pass to attend the convention.

Does my infant need to purchase a pass?

Infants and young children aged 0-4 do not need to purchase a pass.

What are 18+ Wristbands for?

Some of our panels/events are rated 18+. In order to attend these panels/events, you must obtain an 18+ wristband. 18+ wristbands are free of charge and located at various locations throughout the con (sales, infobooth, lineup hall). You must provide government issued photo ID to verify your age, before an Anirevo staff/volunteer may place one on you.

Pass Pick-Up

Where can I get my badge?

Passes are not mailed out. You will need to pick them up at the convention centre (Canada Place). To see a full set of detailed instructions, please login to your account at: and head to the ‘my account’ section to ‘resend confirmation’ emails. This will provide you exact details on how to receive your pass.

When can I pick up my pass?

Thu, August 3rd 2017: 1pm – 7pm (early pickup)
Fri, August 4th 2017: 9am – 6pm
Sat, August 5th 2017: 9am – 6pm
Sun, August 6th 2017: 9am – 1pm

Can I buy a pass on Thursday, August 3rd?

Yes, you can buy a pass on Thursday.

Can I pick up a pass on behalf of a friend/family member?

No, you can only pick up your own pass; however, if you hold an account with Anime Revolution, you may pick up all the passes that are registered under your account. The only exception to this is if you’re the parent or legal guardian and you’re picking up on behalf of your children for the Child Pass.

Do I need Photo ID to pick up my Pass?

Yes, you must present official photo ID to pick up your pass. This can include BCID, Drivers License… etc. If you live outside Canada, please be prepared to present your country’s own official photo ID. Go-Cards and other school identification must have a clear photo of your person and must be provided in conjunction with a Care Card or a legible photocopy of your birth certificate (both pieces of ID must match in name). Bus passes are not eligible for pass pick up.

What qualifies as an at-con identification and what is it for?

At-con identification is any sort of government issued ID or school identification used in conjunction with your Care Card or a a legible copy of your birth certificate (both pieces of ID must match in name). This identification is used for admission for 18+ panels. All attendees may also be subjected to random badge checks to minimize the use of stolen/lost/switched badges.

If I lost my badge, what should I do?

You can check the Lost and Found located by the Info Booth first before proceeding to the registration booths to have your badge replaced. Please note that all passes is treated like cash and all replacements will be paid in full price.

Refund/Return/Lost Badge Policy

What is your refund policy?

Passes are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE – All sales are final – No exceptions.

Sharing a badge is NOT PERMITTED and will be subject to immediate confiscation.
For more information, please read our  Terms and Conditions (PDF).

If my pass is taken away and my name is on file, can I return to AR the next year?

This will depend on the severity of your violations. The chairpersons at Anime Revolution will consider your request to clear your name after a thorough investigation of the situation.

What if I lose my pass?

The first place to check is Lost & found located at coat check to see if it has been returned.

If your pass has not been returned a new pass must be purchased