Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) is held during August/September every year. It is a 3 day event held annually at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The Crunchyroll Expo is generally held over the Labor Day weekend. The convention is arranged by Crunchyroll and ReedPop. 2022 CRX is being held between August 5-7.
|Location of the Expo||San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California, |
|Initial Edition||August 25, 2017|
|Organizers||Crunchyroll and ReedPop.|
|2022 Expo dates||AUGUST 5-7, 2022|
|Event Mode||Hybrid – In-Person and Online|
|Features||unique panels, world premieres, exclusive merchandise, artists alley, masquerade, dealers room and video games|
Official Website of Crunchyroll Expo 2022
Now head over to https://www.crunchyrollexpo.com/ which is the official website of the event. This is the place where you get all the information including latest updates on the event, ticket information, COVID protocols, newsletter etc.
If you are interested to be part of the event and be involved in the activities then you can apply for various activities. This includes Crew Application, Exhibitor and Sponsor Application, Arts District Application, Fan Programming Application, Cosplay Cup Application etc. You will get the application to all the mentioned activities on the website of Crunchyroll Expo 2022.
If you have any queries, suggestions, feedback etc. then the same can be mailed at crx [at] leftfieldmedia.com
Also Read: Crunchyroll Anime Awards – History, Winners, Facts & More
Where do I get tickets for CRX 2022?
Crunchyroll Expo 2022 is going to be held between Friday Aug 5th, 2022 and Sun, Aug 7th, 2022. The event will commence at 10:00 AM and end at 6:00 PM. The location of the event is San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA. Tickets for the event is available now and can be booked from here. You can either attend in-person or register for Video on Demand to watch the same at your own comfort. In order to stay updated with the latest developments and updates you may subscribe to the newsletter using this link.
Various Categories of Tickets at Crunchyroll Expo 2022 and its prices:
|Ticket Category||Indicative Price per ticket||Access|
|3-DAY – General Admission||$135.00||Gives you a badge to access everything in-person at CRX 2022 during regular show hours from Friday, August 5–Sunday, August 7.|
|1-DAY GA – Friday||$65.00||Gives you a badge to access everything in-person at CRX 2022 on Friday, August 5, 11AM to 10PM.|
|Saturday – 1-DAY GA||$65.00||Gives you a badge to access everything in-person at CRX 2022 on Saturday, August 6, 10AM to 10PM.|
|1-DAY GA – Sunday||$65.00||Gives you a badge to access everything in-person at CRX 2022 on Sunday, August 7, 10AM to 6PM.|
|3-DAY – GA Kids Under 12||$25.00||Gives kids, ages 6-12, a badge to access everything in-person at CRX 2022 during regular show hours from Friday, August 5–Sunday, August 7. Please note that kinds between age of 6 and 12 needs to be accompanied by parent/guardian.|
|Add-On: Early Entry Pass (Friday 10 to 11 AM)||$20.00||Get first dibs at exclusive merchandise on opening day. Browse the Central Shopping District and the Anime Arts District from 10AM to 11AM on Friday, August 5, one hour before the general public. REQUIRES A FRIDAY OR 3-DAY TICKET.|
The above prices shown are indicative and is subject to change from the organizers. Do ensure to visit the official website and find out what price is applicable at checkout. Also, there is a provision to apply Promo code, discount or access code if you happen to have one.
Do ensure to know about the COVID protocols, health and safety information before you reach the venue. All attendees, guests, exhibitors, crew, staff and all others five years and older entering Crunchyroll Expo must show proof of full vaccination. This is including a booster shot. Everyone with age 2 years and above are required to have a face covering such as a mask. Read about the full COVID Info here.
You can also book hotels for your stay and make reservations much ahead of time. Ensure that your stay remains hassle free by making early hotel reservation. You may use this link which is recommended by the official website for making your hotel bookings.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How to roll over tickets from CRX 2020 event?
The tickets you have booked will automatically transfer to Crunchyroll Expo 2022. This is expected by April end and will not cost you anything extra. A new e-mail confirmation will be sent to you. In case of any questions, please contact at: crx [at] leftfieldmedia.com.
2. Where can I find the schedule of the show?
You may subscribe to the newsletter at the official website or follow the social media accounts of Crunchyroll.
3. How to receive badge for Crunchyroll Expo after registering?
If you live in the US and have bought tickets before June 26 then badges will be mailed in June. You can expect it to be received before July 30. For other people they can pick up the badges at Will Call in the convention center. Show the QR code received in your confirmation email.
4. Can we buy ticket if we live outside the United States?
Yes there is no restriction to buy ticket and attend the on site event. You may also register for the live streaming of the event if it is difficult to attend the Expo.
5. Who needs to buy the tickets?
In order to attend Crunchyroll Expo everyone with age 6 and above needs ticket. It is recommended that all children under 18 attend with an adult. Every child under 13 must have an adult with them while at the event.
6. How to obtain a refund and upgrade ticket?
Crunchyroll Expo is not allowing any refunds or cancellations. All the ticket purchases are therefore final. If you want to upgrade your ticket then the host will do their best to accommodate. This is as long as the new ticket you want is still available.
7. What do you get by taking Friday early-access?
You can enter Anime Arts District and Central Shopping District 1 hour prior to general admission on opening day. This will provide you the first opportunity at exclusive merchandise. You will need to have a valid Friday ticket or a 3-Day ticket for the $10 upgrade.
History of Crunchyroll Expos
Crunchyroll Expo was first held in Santa Clara, California at the Santa Clara Convention Center in 2017. The convention is being run by LeftField Media. The ticket sales were received prior to the event. MAGWest was also held in the same weekend. Both the conventions collaborated to allow attendees to participate in each others event. The convention was affected with staffing and badge check issues. Also, there was autograph ticket confusion and had no video rooms.
In 2018, the expo was shifted to San Jose, California. It was held in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The convention was held in the same weekend as SacAnime. From 2020 onwards, Crunchyroll started partnering with ReedPop in order to organize the expo. COVID-19 pandemic lead to the cancellation of Crunchyroll Expo 2020. Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, which was an online event, was held from September 4–6, 2020. Crunchyroll Expo 2021 was replaced with an online event due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Timeline of Events
|2017||August 25 to 27||Santa Clara Convention Center||35,000||Yoshitaka Amano, SungWon Cho, Ray Chase, Caitlin Glass, Mega64, Roland Kelts, Octopimp, Max Mittelman, Chris Parson, Adam Savage, Monica Rial and Hiroshi Shimizu|
|2018||September 1 to 3||San Jose McEnery Convention Center||45,000||Yoshitoshi ABe, Mica Burton, Justin Briner, Clifford Chapin, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian, Yuichi Fukushima, Kun Gao, Atsuko Ishizuka, Ryo Horikawa, MeltingMirror, Sean Schemmel, Stephanie Sheh, Atsushi Nishigori, Mike Sinterniklaas, TeddyLoid, Masayoshi Tanaka, Mike Toole and Andrew Upton.|
|2019||August 30 to September 1||San Jose McEnery Convention Center||–||Yuu Asakawa, Flow, DJ HeavyGrinder, Kira Buckland, Ryo Horikawa, Junji Ito, Xanthe Huynh, Sunao Katabuchi, Toshio Nakatani, None Like Joshua, Mike McFarland, Brina Palencia, Eric Stuart, Yuzuru Tachikawa, Tara Sands, TeddyLoid, and Kimura U.|
|2020||September 4 to 6||Online convention||–||–|
|2021||August 6 to 8||Online convention||–||–|
Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020
The Crunchyroll Expo 2020 was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, an online event called Virtual Crunchyroll Expo was held between September 4 and 6. The expo had many Japanese guests such as Soma Saito, Junji Ito, Mayumi Tanaka, Rie Takahashi and pro wrestler Miro. The event also had cosplay event, artists alley and exhibitor hall. An online concert was performed by MYTH & ROID.
Crunchyroll Expo Australia
Crunchyroll Expo Australia was announced by Crunchyroll on March 29, 2022. It is being run by Madman Anime which is the Crunchyroll’s Australian subsidiary. The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at Melbourne in the state of Victoria. It is being said that it is the successor to Madman Anime Festival.