Tickets to the inaugural Crunchyroll Expo Australia convention have officially gone on sale.
The show will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (the same place as PAX Aus) from Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, September 18th. Only one major guest has been confirmed for the show so far, but a good one: Ricco Fajardo the actor who plays Mirio in My Hero Academia will attend the show for signings, panels, and pictures with fans. There’s also the Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup, a cosplay competition where contestants stand to win cash prizes. The winning cosplays are assessed on construction, performance, and innovation.
Tickets are available from Tixr and come in four flavours:
Saturday only: $45
Sunday only: $40
Saturday + Sunday: $55
If the price of that VIP ticket raised your eyebrows, you wouldn’t be alone. What do you get for almost (counts on fingers) around 6 times the price of a regular ticket? We reached out to Crunchyroll for clarification and here’s what we now know: VIP ticket holders get a weekend pass to the entire event, and 30 minutes of early access to the exhibitor hall. They also get early access to signings, and guest tokens for photo ops. They’ll also get queuing and access to panel stages. One last current perk: if you’ve found yourself too weighed down by convention merch, VIPs are also free to leave bags at the weapons check.
Crunchyroll says there are still more perks for the VIP ticket to be revealed. Keep your eye out for that.
Updated 1:53 pm AEST, 15/7/22 with additional comment from Crunchyroll.