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Online pre-registration is now closed. Badges are available for purchase on site

Badges will be available at a discounted rate on the final day of the convention. (Sun, Jul 24)

Ticket Options for Tekko

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General admission to the convention yes yes yes
General autograph signings with guests (Note: Premium and Rockstar do not include front-of-line priority to general autograph sessions) yes yes yes
Premium badge autograph signings with guests no yes yes
Premium line at registration and bag check, and priority line at main stage events no yes yes
Early access to the Exhibition Hall on Friday and Saturday no yes yes
Premium Tekko Swag Bag no yes yes
Exclusive Sunday night party, featuring an additional night of performances and autograph signings by our musical guests, dinner included no no yes
Early entrance to the Saturday night concert, front-of-line for musical guest autographs after the concert, and expedited line at registration and bag check no no yes
Free Unlimited Bag Check no no yes
Free merch including a commemorative Rockstar T-shirt and badge, and a Tekko bottle, refillable at drink stations around the convention no no yes

PLEASE NOTE - After registering, your ticket should be sent to the email you provided. If it does not appear in your inbox , please contact [email protected] .

Registration Hours

Please refer to our hours of operation page to view our registration hours and how they compare to the rest of the schedule.

Children's Admission

Children ages 7-12: $30

Children 6 and under: Free

*Available at-door only.

Sunday Discount

General Admission: $30

*While Tekko does not offer single day badges, we do offer a Sunday discount at-door. However, these tickets are limited to our remaining badges and may not be available if we sell out.

Registration FAQ

My ticket was never emailed to me! What now?

Don't panic! We have your ticket and you will not be prevented from attending Tekko. :) All you have to do is email [email protected] and tell us what happened. We'll find your ticket and make sure you have it, safe and sound.

What if I need a refund?

Unfortunately, Tekko has a no refund policy for all badge purchases and all sales are final. However, if you are unable to attend Tekko due to unforeseen circumstances, you can transfer your badge to someone else up to a week prior to the show starting. Please contact [email protected] for details on how to transfer a badge.

Are single day badges available?

Tekko currently does not offer single day badges for Friday or Saturday. Sunday-only badges are available for purchase at the door on Sunday for $30 .

Can I purchase a Premium or Rock Star Badge at the door?

Premium and Rockstar badges are expected to sell out during pre-registration. The number of these badge types is limited due to the exclusive perks that are offered with them, so we recommend that you pre-register if you would like a VIP Badge. General badges will be available for purchase at the door.

All badge perks are subject to change at the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society’s discretion.

Can I buy Tekko Merchandise Items separately?

Most merch items can be purchased at our Merch booth at Tekko, but we suggest you pre-order to make sure you get the correct size! Any merch items that will be available for pre-order only will have this listed in their description. Please see the descriptions of each item under the “Add-Ons and Upgrades” section below for these details.

Can I register more than one individual at a time?

Yes! We have partnered with EventForge to provide a streamlined pre-registration experience for our attendees. You may purchase up to 10 tickets per transaction. If you are representing a group or organization of more than 10 people interested in attending Tekko, check out the details about Group Registration below.

If I purchased a badge but now cannot attend, can I transfer my badge to someone else?

Yes! If you already purchased a badge but are now unable to attend Tekko due to unforeseen circumstances, you can transfer your badge to someone else up to a week prior to the show starting. Please contact [email protected] for details on how to transfer a badge.

Will my badge be mailed to me?

Tekko does not currently offer the option to receive your badge in the mail. Rockstar and Premium badge holders have access to separate, shorter registration lines for a faster badge pick-up experience.

What should I bring to Tekko in order to pick up my badge?

All you need to bring with you to Tekko to pick up your badge is your confirmation email! After you pre-register, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code which will let our registration staff look up your information when you arrive. You can bring the email on your phone or print it out.

If you are planning on attending any 18+ content at Tekko, remember to bring your photo ID as well.

What if I have a question that was not answered here?

Please reach out to us at [email protected] for any additional questions related to Tekko Registration and we would be happy to assist you. We receive a high volume of emails (especially right before the event), so please be patient if we take a couple of days to get back to you.

Add-Ons and Upgrades

General T-Shirt

Design and Pricing coming soon!

Ladies' T-Shirt

Design and Pricing coming soon!

Band T-Shirt

Design and Pricing coming soon!

Unlimited Bag Check

$10 - Save time and money by purchasing our Unlimited Bag Check option! Without the Unlimited Bag Check add-on, you will be charged $5 each time you need to place more items in the bin. Hurry, the price will increase to $12 at show!

Group Registration

Groups or Organizations such as high school or college anime clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. can apply for a group registration.

Group Registration Form

Groups or organizations such as high school or college anime clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. can apply for a group registration to receive a discount!

Please use the form below to apply for group registration.

Group Registration FAQ

Why should we register as a group?

First, because of the added convenience at the preregistration pickup counter one representative will be able to pick up all of the badges for your organization. Second, because it’s cheaper!

When does Group Registration Close?

Through the form on our website, all applications must be submitted at least ten days before the event and payment must be received by the day before.

How do we register our group?

  1. Please download and fill out this Excel sheet with the information for each member of your group.

  2. Fill out the Tekko Group Registration form and upload the Excel sheet.

  3. Send check payment to the provided address AFTER receiving confirmation from the Tekko Sales Director.

How much cheaper is Group Registration?

Each ticket is $40 , a full $10 off the at-door rate.

Does my group qualify for the special rate?

Your group must have (10) ten or more members and must be an actual group or organization. Examples of acceptable groups are High School or College Anime (or other) clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.. All Group Applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the Sales Director.

There’s no Credit Card option, how do we pay?

You must pay via check for all group registrations. Checks should be made out to “Pittsburgh JCS INC.” and mailed to:

Tekko Group Registration PO BOX 15187 Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Should I mail my check now?

No, please mail your check once you receive notice stating that your group registration application has been accepted and directing you to mail your check. Registrations are not final until payment is received and processed.

What happens if my check bounces?

Your registration will be voided and you will be assessed a $30 fee in addition to any bank fees incurred.

How will I know that you have received our check?

We will e-mail you, silly!