FAQs

Q: What is Yaoi Expo?

A: Yaoi Expo is a fun-filled and safe environment, where enthusiasts can come together and share their adoration of male/male focused relationships covering a variety of different media such as anime, manga, comics, games and more! Our programming will celebrate shounen-ai, bara, and the love and romance of yaoi’s fictional Japanese male characters.

Why did you change from “open to all ages” to an “18+” event?

A: Due to the overwhelming demand from fans in only a few hours, our team decided to switch to an 18+ event and cater to a more mature audience.

Q: Where will the convention be held?

A: Yaoi Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 9150

Q: When is Yaoi Expo?

A: Friday, April 19th (Day 1) through Sunday, April 21st (Day 3)

Q: What are Yaoi Expo event hours?

A: 4/19 Fri. 10am to 8pm
 4/20 Sat. 9am to 8pm
 4/21 Sun. 9am to 3pm

Q: What are Registration Hours for badge pick up?

A: 4/19 Fri. 9am to 7pm
 4/20 Sat. 9am to 7pm
 4/21 Sun. 9am to 2pm

Q: What are Yaoi Expo Exhibit Hall hours?

A: 4/19 Fri. 12pm to 7pm
 4/20 Sat. 11am to 7pm
  4/21 Sun. 11am to 3pm

Q: Is Wifi available for public use?

A: Unfortunately no, Wifi is not available.

Q: How much are badges?

A: A: Prices will increase periodically until the day of the convention.

Full Weekend Badge (3-Days)

  • $30 – Early Bird Special Until 2/14/19
  • $35 – 2/15 – 2/28
  • $40 – 3/1 – 3/31
  • $45 – 4/1 – 4/18
  • $50 – At the door

Single Day Badge (1-Day)

  • $25 – Friday
  • $30 – Saturday
  • $20 – Sunday

Q: When will I receive my badge?

A: Badges will be ready for pick up on Friday, April 19th (Day 1) at the Registration Desk. Please bring a government-issued photo ID.

Q: What qualifies as a Government Issued ID?

A: Photo ID’s such as:

  • State ID / Driver’s License
  • Passport or Passport Card
  • Government Employee ID
  • U.S. Military or Military Dependant ID
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card ( Green Card )

Q: Can I get a refund on my badge after I purchase?

A: You may request a refund on badges up to 30 days after purchase or up to 30 days before the event, whichever comes first. To request a refund, email registration@yaoi-expo.com

Q: What does my badge get me?

A: Badges get you access to general areas such as events, panels, workshops, and activities at the venue. Badges do NOT grant you an Artist Alley table, Exhibit Hall space, or Swap Meet space. Those are purchased separately.

Q: Can I get a refund on my badge after I purchase?

A: You may request a refund on badges up to 30 days after purchase or up to 30 days before the event, whichever comes first. To request a refund, simply email registration@yaoi-expo.com

Q: Can I bring my pet to Yaoi Expo? What about a Service Animal?

A: Yaoi Expo is a diverse and welcoming convention, and we want to make sure everyone can enjoy the convention, including anyone who might need to bring a service animal. Per the venue rules, pets under 25 pounds and service animals are allowed in the hotel, including staying the night in your hotel room (with an added fee). However, in the convention center, only registered service animals are allowed by the venue. We ask that you make sure your service animal is properly trained to be around crowds and/or on a leash, to help ensure a safe and happy convention for all.