Crunchyroll Expo 2020 FAQ

Experience the Extraordinary at Crunchyroll Expo 2020 (CRX), taking place September 4-6 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, with kick-off events the evening of September 3rd. Anime fans will discover New Crunchy City, where the best of what anime and Japanese pop culture have to offer will come to life. Join us for a celebration of anime, manga, games, cosplay, unique events and experiences created especially for Crunchyroll fans! CRX features special guests, panels, a large shopping area and artist alley, autographs, concerts and other musical events, a gaming area, movie and episode showings and premieres, and many other activities.

Where is Crunchyroll Expo 2020?

Crunchyroll Expo takes place in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Located at 150 W San Carlos St. in sunny San Jose, California, it's close to numerous hotels, airports, and cities including San Jose and San Francisco.

When is Crunchyroll Expo 2020?

Crunchyroll Expo is September 4-6, 2020. We are also planning a Premiere Party on September 3, 2020. A separate ticket will be required for the Premiere Party. See for updates.

Do I Need a Ticket to Attend Crunchyroll Expo 2020?

All attendees 6 years old and up need a ticket in order to enter Crunchyroll Expo, and all children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while attending. We recommend all individuals under the age of 18 attend with a parent or legal guardian.

How Do I Buy Tickets?

You can purchase tickets starting on November 26, 2019 through the link at Please note all ticket sales are final, and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be reproduced, resold or upgraded.

Who Produces Crunchyroll Expo?

Crunchyroll Expo is created and presented by Crunchyroll, the largest anime streaming company in the world. Crunchyroll Expo brings anime fans together for 3 days of exhibits, screenings, panels, and guest appearances by some of the biggest personalities in the US and Japan. We are a showcase of the best of what Japanese animation and pop culture have to offer – as well as unique events, and experiences never seen before at anime conventions.

What is Reedpop's Role in Crunchyroll Expo?

Reedpop, the world's leading producer of pop culture conventions, is Crunchyroll's collaborator in Crunchyroll Expo, bringing best-in-class, fan-focused operations and production to the show.

How Do I Get the Best Hotel Rates?

If you’re coming to Crunchyroll Expo from out of town, book through our CRX 2020 Hotel Link to get the very best deals on hotel rooms! We have special rates at a number of local hotels. Official hotel reservations and rates launch on November 26, 2019 at

Will There be Shuttles Between the Hotels and the Convention Center?

Most of our hotels are located within a few blocks of the convention center, so we will not be offering a shuttle program.

Is There Parking? What is the Cost?

For information about rates and locations of nearby parking lots, please check out this linkon the San Jose Convention Center website. Info is subject to change, and please note on convention days garages do fill up.

How Do I Apply to be on the Crunchyroll Expo Crew?

Look for Crew Applications to open early in 2020. Check and sign up for the newsletter for the latest.

How Do I Exhibit at Crunchyroll Expo 2020?

We're looking for the best exhibitors to bring the joy of anime (and anime shopping and exclusives) to our fans. Fill out this form to send us your interest.

I Want to Get My Brand Headlines at Crunchyroll Expo 2020

Fill out this form and we'll talk with you about sponsorships at Crunchyroll Expo, and how to get the most worthwhile interaction for your brand.

How Do I get a Media Badge for Crunchyroll Expo 2020?

Media registration will open in Spring of 2020. Check and sign up for the newsletter here for the latest.

Is There Childcare Onsite at Crunchyroll Expo?

All children under the age of 13 are to be supervised by an adult at all times while attending Crunchyroll Expo. We do not provide childcare.

Is There a Mother's or Pumping Room?

A Mother's/Pumping Room will be provided. Please check for information closer to the show.

Is There a Quiet Room?

A Quiet Room will be provided. Details and location will be provided closer to the show, on the show mobile app, and in the onsite guide.

Is There a Gender-Neutral Restroom?

Yes, you will be able to locate the gender-neutral restrooms on the onsite guide.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Crunchyroll Expo is an open celebration of anime and its fans, and harassment of any kind is the opposite of the community we want to create.

Crunchyroll is committed to fostering an atmosphere where attendees can count on a safe, inclusive, and rewarding experience, and we have zero tolerance for harassment, groping, stalking, or inappropriate photography.

Harassment includes, but isn't limited to, verbal defamation based on gender, gender identity, or gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion; deliberate intimidation; following or stalking; forceful or non-consensual photography or recording; sustained disruptions; and non-consensual physical contact or sexual attention.

If you feel uncomfortable or harassed during Crunchyroll Expo, please speak with a staff or security member. If you engage in harassing conduct at Crunchyroll Expo, you could risk losing your badge or being removed from Crunchyroll Expo without refund. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at Crunchyroll Expo.

Bootleg and Anti-Piracy Policy

Crunchyroll Expo is committed to supporting the best of anime and manga. As such, counterfeit items, bootlegs, knock-offs, or other pirated items are not welcome at Crunchyroll Expo. Exhibitors selling counterfeit items may be removed from the event, banned from future editions of Crunchyroll Expo, and risk criminal prosecution.

Fanart and fan crafts are allowed in Artist Alley as long as the creator is at the table and the work follows our guidelines. We want to celebrate fans of anime and manga and their artistry, and we encourage original prints, crafts, comics, etc, but mass-produced fan works or fanworks that use, alter, or directly copy licensed, copyrighted material (including – but not limited to – character art, background art, logos, etc) fall under our bootleg policy and are prohibited.

Do not create buttons, pins, bags, keychains, T-Shirts, etc. with official art or any art that isn't yours. Don't trace, copy, or place Photoshop filters over someone else's work and call it your own. If you display fanart or fan-crafts which don't follow this guide, you may be asked to remove it from display by the Crunchyroll team or risk being removed from the show.

It is the responsibility of every exhibitor and artist to follow this policy.

Is there a refund policy

Crunchyroll Expo Tickets Are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable but in the event that we postpone or cancel Crunchyroll Expo we will offer fans the option to either transfer their tickets to the new event dates or receive a full refund of their ticket order.

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We look forward to seeing you at Crunchyroll Expo 2020 in San Jose, California, September 4-6!

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