Collinsville Gateway Center

1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234


Anime SEnpai

Inportant information about registration
Registration hours
Friday 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 9am – 2pm
Convention hours
Friday 1pm – 11:30pm
Saturday 10am – 11:30pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Pre-Registration: Opens July 15th @ 7pm

Pre-Registration 3-Day Badge

$ 30
  • Access to all public convention areas
  • Guest Autograph Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • All 3-Days of Anime Senpai

VIP Badge

$ 65
(Until Sold Out)
  • Access to all public convention area
  • Priority VIP Access (Autograph Signings, Main Events, Exhibit Hall)
  • Exclusive VIP Convention T-Shirt
You can purchase Anime Senpai badges in advance of the event, May, through October online. These badges are good for all days of the convention, and badges can be picked up at any time during the weekend so long as the Registration desk is open. Your badge will allow you access to all public areas of the convention including all guest panels, autographs, video gaming, tabletop gaming, and so much more!
  • There will be one line for ALL Pre-Registered membership (Not including VIP/Lifetime badges)
  • You must bring either Eventbrite confirmation receipt or Photo ID. The name on your Photo ID MUST match the name on the badge/ticket (The person who bought the ticket)
  • Only you may pick up your badge.
  • You can not pick up your friend’s membership badge, and your friend cannot pick up your membership badge.
  • Due to COVID-19 Badges purchased this year are fully refundable. If you have Pre-Registered for the event, and can no longer attend, you can transfer your Anime Senpai 2023 badge to another person, or to the following year. Unused badges from Anime Senpai 2021 and earlier can no longer be transferred.
  • If you need to transfer your badge, you may do so up to 30 days after the end of the convention. If you do not contact us within this time frame, we will be unable to transfer your badge.
  • If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact us at:

Simple answer: None.

Tier 1 or Tier 2 badges offer the same perks between the two, the only difference is price. When you register early you at Tier 1 pricing you save the most money for a 3-day badge.

Pre-Registering for the convention has some great benefits for you! These include:

  • Saving money! Prices go up as the event gets closer, so the sooner you register, the more money you save!
  • A separate line is available for picking up Pre-Registered badges, and goes much quicker!
  • Not having to pay for the event, and whatever purchases you may want to make at the show all at once!
  • Get additional items autographed by our Special Guests!*

*Subject to Guest contract terms

  • You will need either your Eventbrite confirmation receipt or photo ID.
  • If ONLY bringing photo ID the name MUST match the name on the ticket (The person who registered)
  • You do not need a government-issued ID, but it is generally the easiest form of identification. Other forms of ID will be allowed at the registration director’s discretion.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Drivers License
  • State-Issued ID Card
  • Armed Forces Identification
  • Passport
  • School / College / University Student ID

On-Site Registration

We accept all major credit/debit cards, and cash.


On-Site 3-day badges can be purchased online before the event, but no single-day badges will be sold online prior to the event.