18+ Wristband Policy


AnimeNEXT has decided to implement a policy of requiring wristbands for admission to 18+ convention events. This is to ensure a faster and smoother traffic flow for admittance to these events, as well as to minimize the inconvenience to attendees who wish to enter said events.

When you pick up your badge at Registration, you will be asked if you want an 18+ wristband. Upon showing identification with your date of birth on it verifying that you are at least 18 years of age, we will ask for your wrist and our staff will put the wristband on you. For security purposes, wristbands may ONLY be applied by official AnimeNEXT staff. If you do not want us to put your wristband on, then you will not receive one. We will NOT give you one for you to put on yourself later.

If you are unable to pick up your wristband at Registration when you check in, or if you require another wristband, you may come back to Registration at a later time for one, or you may go to our Con Safety Office in Room 317 to get one. If our staff feel that your wristband appears to have been tampered with, we may ask you to get a new one. Attendees with wristbands that appear tampered with and/or damaged will be refused admission to 18+ events until their wristband is replaced or until they show identification at the door of said event verifying that they are at least 18 years of age.. If your wristband has broken, please attempt to bring it with you when you are getting your replacement.