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GENERAL QUESTIONS

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about your visit to ANIME IMPULSE!

  • When is the convention?
    • The ANIME IMPULSE is being held on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Where is Fairplex?
    • Home of the L.A. County Fair, it is located in the city of Pomona, California.
    • 2118 N. White Avenue, Pomona, California 91768
  •  What are the event hours?
    • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Where do I get my tickets?
  • How much are tickets?
    • GA tickets are $22 for a weekend pass and $11 for a one day pass. Children age 3 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 1 child per adult please). $9 Tickets for Seniors 65 & over and children between 3-12 years old will be available at the door.
  • Can I buy tickets on-site?
    • Yes, Day-of ticket sales at the door will open at 10:00 AM both days. Ticket availability at the door is not guaranteed.
  • One Ticket Access? Asian American Expo?
    • If you purchased Asian American Expo ticket, you will get FREE access to ANIME IMPULSE! If you purchased ANIME IMPULSE ticket, you will also have FREE access to Asian American Expo!
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OTHER FAQ

  • Where and how much is parking?
    • Parking is available at Blue Lot (Gate 9) Please note FAIRPLEX charges $11 for parking (Parking fees are unaffiliated with ANIME Impulse) Accepted Payment Methods: Cash only (bills up to $20 accepted) Fairplex Blue Parking Lot (Gate 9) 2118 N. White Avenue, Pomona, California 91768. The parking lot opens at 9:00am each morning. Rates, parking availability and prices are subject to change.
  •  What am I NOT allowed to bring?
    • Items not allowed in the park include radios, cassette recorders, sleeping bags, luggage, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, and coolers. Wagons used as strollers and coolers containing baby food are allowed. Additionally, no outside food items will be allowed to be brought inside the event. Please note that all backpacks, purses and bags will be inspected upon entrance at the entrance. Small insulated coolers, no larger than 1’x1’x1’, filled only with water are allowed.
  • For Cosplay Prop Weapons Policy, please click here.
  •  Re-entry into the event?
    • Convenient exit and re-entry is available throughout the day of your visit by the hand-stamp provided upon exit of the event. 
  • Will there be ATM machines?
    • There will be many ATM machines through out both ANIME IMPULSE and Asian American Expo.
  •  Where is Lost & Found located?
    • Lost and Found will be located at the INFO Booth.
  • When is the Cosplay Contest?
    • The Cosplay Masquerade/Contest will be held Sunday night, time TBD. (First-come, first-served, limited participants.)
  • Can I take pictures?
    • Yes, we recommend you ask permission of guests and cosplayers, before shooting a photo. It’s even better to have them agree to pose for your camera! Please ask Artist Alley vendors if you may take photos of their work.
  • How do I apply for an Industry Pass?
    •  ANIME IMPULSE offers credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the event. We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $10 fee. Once you’ve registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option – Press or Guest are for professionals only.
  •  Do you allow pets and animals inside the event?
    • Animals are not allowed inside the event with the exception of service animals. Also pre-registered & confirmed guest animals will be allowed.
  •  Is Wifi Available?
    • Wifi will be available for purchase directly from Pomona Fairplex. Unfortunately wifi is not available.
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Weapons Policy

ANIME IMPULSE is vitally interested in the ongoing health and safety of our employees, as well as that of our clients, visitors and guests. ANIME IMPULSE has adopted this policy to ensure that we minimize the threat of injuries associated with weapons or props on our premises. As such, possession of a weapon is prohibited while on company premises and anywhere else that company business, is conducted.
Due to the nature of our business a series of guidelines for safe weapon and prop rules have been established.

THE POLICY

  • All ANIME IMPULSE attendees, exhibitors and staff must comply with all Federal, Provincial and local laws and regulations regarding weapons, imitation weapons and props, as well as their usage.
  • Attendees are reminded that while traveling to and from the event, to make sure due care is taken on your behalf to ensure any weapons or props, which could cause public alarm, are stored in bag or in a storage container.
  • ANIME IMPULSE attendees are, under no circumstances, allowed to possess or bring to the event grounds any actual weapons. Unlawful possession of weapons is an offense and will result in denied admission into the event.
  • All weapons and props must be in plain sight at all times and are subject to mandatory inspections performed by ANIME IMPULSE staff or security staff. As a general rule, no metal prop weapons are allowed. Additional rules are outlined below.
  • Any weapon, prop, or item not covered in this policy must be inspected by security staff at the Prop Check Desk; these items will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  • Fairplex has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to guns, weapons and or any weapon like items. Fairplex reserves the right to confiscate any guns, weapons and or weapon like items at its discretion if it is deemed a public hazard
  1. Prop Check Desk
    • Attendees who come to any ANIME IMPULSE event with a prop may be stopped by show security and sent to the Prop Check Desk. At the Prop Check Desk, security will inspect that your prop complies with the below ANIME IMPULSE rules and regulations regarding props.
    • If approved, security will issue a sticker to be placed in a visible area of the prop. If show security does NOT see this sticker on your prop while on the show grounds, you will be asked to leave the event and store your prop or go to the Prop Check Desk.
    • If not approved, attendees have the option of storing their prop in their car, home or hotel room. Do to possible loss, theft, damages and other liabilities, we do not offer storage services for any unapproved props 
  2. Guns & Projectile Weapon
    • Live firearms including airsoft, modern, hunting or historic, either functioning or de-commissioned, are not permitted at any ANIME IMPULSE event. Replica firearms made from metal, solid resin/plastic/rubber are not to be brought onto event grounds. All other firearms/projectile weapons are required to have orange safety tips at all times on event grounds, however they can be removable for photography or competition purposes as long as they are re-attached when moving around the event.
    • No props or weapons capable of firing any projectile or powder charge of any kind. This is for the safety of both yourself and the people around you. Nerf guns and other foam dart guns ARE allowed, but they must not have any foam darts loaded at any time.
    • Bows and slingshots are allowed, however, they must be de-strung. There must be no capacity to fire any object from the bow or slingshot. Arrows and other items used in bows or slingshots are prohibited.
    • ANIME IMPULSE does not allow ANY laser pointers to be used on the event grounds. If you have a laser pointer in your prop or weapon, make sure it cannot function by either removing the batteries, or simply not bringing it.
    • If firearm or projectile props or weapons are deemed unacceptable by ANIME IMPULSE security, attendees will be asked to check it with security while they are on the event grounds. Refusal to do so will result in being banned from the event without refund and local authorities being contacted.
  3. Swords, Blades, Knives & Other Weapons
    • Metal swords, metal knives and other active martial arts weapons are not allowed to be brought onto any of the event grounds. Failure to comply will result in being banned from the event without refund and local authorities will be contacted.
    • If you buy a metal sword, knife or martial arts weapons at the event, this is covered below in Section 5.
    • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.
    • Blunt weapons such as baseball bats and hockey sticks are prohibited.
  4. Prop Weight & Shape Restrictions
    • No items can have sharp points, sharp edges, excessive weight or any other features that could be deemed dangerous to others (E.g. we do not allow metal replica samurai swords, “BB guns/air guns” even if they are not loaded). If the items are not approved during security inspection, they are forbidden on event grounds. Non-approved items must be stored in attendee’s hotel room, vehicle or home. Failure to comply will result in being escorted off the event premises and banned from the event without refund.
    • Props with an excessive weight are subject to approval by security at the event entrance Prop Check Desks. There is no set weight limit, however, if it is deemed to be too heavy or unsafe, it will be requested that the item is checked at the weapons check desk for the duration of the event.
    • Please consider how heavy your props are because you’re going to either be carrying them all day, or be forced to check them in at the Prop Check Desk if they are deemed too heavy to be at the event. The prop check desk is NOT a cloak room; it is storage for items which ANIME IMPULSE deems unsuitable to be on the event grounds.
  5. Items Purchased at ANIME IMPULSE
    • Attendees who purchase imitation or replica weapon such as metal movie swords or knives from the Vendors/Exhibitors Hall must be picked up when leaving the event.
    • To use the purchased item as a prop or costume piece, items must be presented to security staff at Prop Check Desks in their original packaging. If ANIME IMPULSE prop check team approves the item, it may be used in accordance with our props and weapons policy guidelines and of course your best sense of judgment. Again, if the items are not approved, then they are forbidden on event grounds. Non-approved items must then be securely stored in the attendee’s hotel room, vehicle or leave it with the store until you are leaving the event. Failure to comply will result in being escorted off premises and banned from the event without refund.
    • Fairplex has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to guns, weapons and or any weapon like items. Fairplex reserves the right to confiscate any guns, weapons and or weapon like items at its discretion if it is deemed a public hazard. Do to possible loss, theft, damages and other liabilities, we do not offer storage services for any unapproved props.
  6. Items Sold at ANIME IMPULSE (Vendors)         
    • All goods and or merchandise with sharp ends must be covered and sealed at all times.
    • All weapon like toys that are being sold cannot be given to the buyer upon immediate purchase if buyer wishes to stay at event. Buyer can only purchase purchased item on their way out of event grounds.
    • Fairplex has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to guns, weapons and or any weapon like items. Fairplex reserves the right to confiscate any guns, weapons and or weapon like items at its discretion if it is deemed a public hazard. Do to possible loss, theft, damages and other liabilities, we do not offer storage services for any unapproved props. 

THE LEGAL

ANIME IMPULSE will not be held legally responsible or liable for any misconduct, damages, injuries or death resulting from the actions of any ANIME IMPULSE attendee. Any inappropriate behavior or misconduct by any attendee will be not be tolerated by ANIME IMPULSE or local authorities. Please use your best judgment and discretion by refraining from swinging weapons around, or using them in intimidating or threatening manner.