COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

January 04, 2023

(Last updated: 5/24/2023 – added link to the FAQ)

Everyone attending FanimeCon 2023 must be fully vaccinated and boosted* prior to Thursday, May 25, 2023. 

Medical and personal exemptions, or a negative COVID-19 test, will not be accepted in lieu of vaccination. 

*Fully vaccinated and boosted: 

  • 6 months to less than 5 years of age: Primary series 
  • 5 to 17 years of age: Primary series and (1) booster 
  • 18+ years of age: Primary series and (1) booster

Please see the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) for recognized vaccines eligible [link] to attend FanimeCon. 

The rules may change based on new guidelines from federal, state, and local agencies. As a private event, we may enact stricter COVID-19 policies than are required. We ask for your help in following our COVID-19 policies and your understanding as we navigate another unique year at FanimeCon. 

Indoor Masking Required

  • FanimeCon will require all attendees, guests, and staff to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth in all FanimeCon indoor event spaces.
  • Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking; the mask must be worn between bites, sips, and taking medication. Exceptions are allowed if you are inside personal hotel rooms, designated eating or drinking areas, or for FanimeCon performers actively on stage performing. Please follow instructions from stage show managers for additional policies if requested. 
  • For cosplayers with large helmets/cosplay masks, a mask must be worn underneath the cosplay. 
  • Please follow masking policies for restaurants and other spaces operated by our facility partners.

Information on COVID-19-related refunds and rollovers:

If you purchased your FanimeCon 2022 badge before April 2022 (before and including March 31, 2022):

  • You can request a rollover to FanimeCon 2023.
  • You can request a refund if your badge was purchased before our COVID-19 rules were announced, or, in some cases, was purchased years ago and you are now unable to attend FanimeCon due to major life changes.

If you purchased your FanimeCon 2022 badge after April 2022 (after and including April 1, 2022):

  • You can request a rollover to FanimeCon 2023.

If you would like to request either of the above, please send a request to us by Sunday (May 29, 2022, the deadline has now passed).

Send an email to and indicate in the subject line if you would like a REFUND or ROLLOVER.

Please include the following information within the email:

  • Your full name as it appears on your registration
  • Registration ID as it appears on your registration

Otherwise, we do not issue refunds or rollovers.


You can see our COVID-19 FAQ at this page.