What is Animanga Expo?

The Animanga Expo is an annual three-day anime convention held during a weekend in the summer. The convention focuses on Japanese popular culture, primarily anime and manga, as well as gaming and other forms of animation. The name is a portmanteau derived from anime, manga, and gaming. The event targets gamers and fans of Japanese entertainment. Animanga Expo is the newest anime convention in the United States. The Animanga Expo will consist of activities such as competitions, panels, performances, casual gaming, and more!  



Home of the Los Angeles County Fair

1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768


Friday, August 3, 2018 from 10AM to 6PM

Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10AM to 6PM

Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10AM to 6PM


How do I get to the event?

The 2018 venue for Animanga Expo is Fairplex, conveniently reached from all points in Southern California. Please visit their website for maps and directions. For out-of-state attendees, Fairplex is conveniently located between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Ontario International Airport (ONT).

What are the parking options?

On-site parking is available at Fairplex for $12/day. There are more than 30,000 available spaces, so you shouldn't have trouble finding a place to park. For farther parking spaces (only to be used if closer spaces are taken), trams to the convention will be available at no cost. 

Do you partner with any hotels?

The Sheraton Fairplex Hotel is conveniently on-site! Book early since the hotel will sell out fast. Make sure to mention Animanga Expo in August 2018 when making your reservation. 

Any shuttle service to the venue?


How do I get my badge?

Badges will be available for pick up using a valid ID during all hours the event is active. Complementary shipping is also an option, as we hope to avoid long lines. Should you elect to have your badge mailed to you, your badge will be shipped approximately one month before the convention date. Please visit the Register page for more details.

If I exit the venue, am I allowed re-entry?

Once you exit venue, either the exhibit halls or the parking area, you are allowed re-entry so long as you have your badge. However, you must go through security again, and weapons check if applicable. 

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Our 2018 venue is Fairplex, and all facilities are either on the ground floor (i.e. no stairs), or have ramps for wheelchair access. Restrooms are also wheelchair accessible, and parking spaces are available for guests with disabilities.

Where is your Code of Conduct?

Our policies, including our Code of Conduct and Terms & Conditions, is located here and in our site footer under 'Legal'.

I have a question that's not in this FAQ. Where else should I look?

If you've already searched this website, feel free to us the Contact Us form on the homepage, or email info@AnimangaUSA.com.