What is Waifu Expo?
A brand new convention in the DFW area; this is an 18+ convention created by Juliette Michele. This convention specializes in the Ecchi category of anime, with the goal of bringing an older audience to feel free to express themselves and content they enjoy.
18+ ONLY; NO EXCEPTIONS.
When and Where?
March 3rd-5th, 2023
Hyatt regency reunion tower, exhibit hall Marsalis + Cumberland
How much are tickets?
• 3-day: Earlybird $40 (ends December 31st) / $50 (ends march 2nd) / $70 (at door)
• 1-day: $30 any day
• VIP: $150 (SOLD OUT)
Can I get a refund for my membership?
No. All sales are final. No refunds will be processed. Yes, this means you.
Yes! Hotel block link is on the Home page!
Tower parking - easiest access to parking and the con (600+ parking spots)
What if I’m uncomfortable or harassed?
We are committed to creating an atmosphere where attendees can feel safe, & inclusive. If you feel harassed or see harassment, please report it to a member of our security team. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome and will be dealt with swiftly.
What’s the Difference between the cosplay contest & the cosplay pageant?
It’s not a convention without a cosplay contest! We have a category for all cosplayers to win great prizes and show off their costumes. The contest is the category to show off your carefully curated costumes to the judges and the audience. If you have skills in crafting cosplay, this is the place for you to enter! The cosplay pageant on the other hand isn’t based on craftsmanship, but based on audience/judge popularity and how well you can strut your stuff. If you can’t sew, but you can wear the hell out of a cosplay, this category is for you!
What if I have accessibility needs?
Our hotel has partnered with us to help provide ADA accommodations such as wheelchairs. You may pick up an accessibility bracelet onsite to assist in enjoying the event.
What if I still have a question?
We are now taking requests for press passes for WaifuExpo 2023! Please see the information relevant to requests, and contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the requested information or for any other questions.
REQUESTING PRESS PASSES:
Please provide links or examples of any of your work, whether it be articles that you have authored, vlogs that you have posted, or proof of your affiliation if you are working on behalf of a media/news outlet.
Each individual applicant must fill out this application with a unique email address. (Example: multiple reporters under the same media company applying. Each individual who is interested must submit their own application under their own email.)
Press pass requests will be reviewed and approved based on the following factors:
The overall quality of the submitted material
Professionalism of press applicant
Social following and/or audience reach across your preferred media
Overall number of press applications per outlet and overall
NOTE: Photographers who are approved for press passes are prohibited from charging for photography sessions at the convention.
The definition of harassment is offensive conduct of an unwelcome nature on the basis of any of the characteristics identified.
We are committed to creating an atmosphere where attendees can feel safe, & inclusive. If you feel harassed or see harassment, please report it to a member of our security team or staff. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome and those reported to convention staff will be dealt with consequences, such as confiscation of a badge, removal from the event, and/or being banned from any future events.
Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns before/during/after the event.
18+ means 18+. We mean it.
This event is intended for individuals 18 years and older. We will have ID checks upon entry & re-entry, and anyone attempting to sell/badge swap/gift a badge to a minor will have confiscation of a badge, removal from the event, and/or being banned from any future events.
COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT
Given the nature of our convention, we understand that lewd cosplay is welcomed however, we must respect the hotel and venue:
When entering the hotel, please be modest, we must respect public spaces with hotel guests who are not there for the convention. A robe can be worn through these spaces for ease of changing. (No need to give grandma a heart attack!)
No bare feet. Can be shoes, flip flops, etc, but some form of foot coverings must be worn.
Cosplay, costumes, and apparel associated with Nazis and organized hate groups are not allowed. Absolutely no swastikas. Absolutely no SS emblems or uniforms.
Prop firearms are allowed only if they can’t be mistaken for real weapons. If it looks like a real gun, it cannot come in. Realistic prop guns with brightly-colored caps are not allowed.
No cap guns, airsoft guns, or BB guns at all.
Prop weapons are allowed as long as they’re made of cardboard, foam, or similar light material. Plastic and wooden prop weapons are generally OK but must be reviewed by our security team.
No metal weapons, sharp weapons, or blunt weapons. This includes items like bokken and baseball bats.
No water guns, silly string, vuvuzelas, airhorns or pyrotechnics.
By purchasing a badge, attendees grant their permission to be photographed or recorded by WaifuExpo team members. By entering you inherently grant WaifuExpo permission to use such images or footage for archival or promotional purposes without compensation or acknowledgment.
Waifu Expo provides accessibility wristbands to those with mobility, vision, hearing, or other special, medical, or accessibility needs at our at Registration.