ANIME FRONTIER COVID-19 DETAILED HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES (UPDATED OCTOBER 18, 2021)
Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll is honored and thrilled to welcome anime fans, guests, and publishers this December.
We’re deeply excited to bring you all together, and we only want to celebrate in a safe and healthy way. To do this, we are following CDC guidelines as well as industry standard guidelines in place at many anime cons, comic cons, and other large events around the US.
These precautions are required for fans, guests, exhibitors, crew, staff, and everyone else who attends Anime Frontier to create a safe experience for all.
Please Note: We are constantly reviewing and reevaluating precautions and protocols as COVID-19 continues to change rapidly. We will post any further updates to this page, and we encourage you to revisit this page prior to traveling to Anime Frontier.
NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST OR PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED
All Anime Frontier participants who are 12-years-old or older are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result to attend. Attendees who are vaccinated may show proof of COVID-19 vaccination instead of proof of a negative test. Vaccination is not required to attend the event.
Your negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination will be checked once upon your first arrival to Anime Frontier, after which you will be given a wristband confirming your negative test or vaccination status has been verified. Keep this wristband on all weekend, and show it at the entrance to our exhibition halls and panel rooms. This wristband must be shown to enter our exhibition halls and panel rooms.
ACCEPTED PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST
Please show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival at Anime Frontier. If attending multiple days, only one test is required taken within 72 hours of your first day of entry.
Test types accepted include…
- PCR Test
- Rapid PCR Test
- Rapid Antigen Test
Tests can be…
- At a government-run testing facility
- At a pharmacy like CVS
- At-home tests from Amazon or other online retailers
When showing a negative test, accepted test results include…
- A digital photo
- A printed copy
- A screenshot of an app
- A screenshot of an email
IF SHOWING PROOF OF VACCINATION
If you are instead showing proof of vaccination, you must show proof you have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA or WHO.
Proof of vaccination accepted includes the following…
- Physical vaccine cards
- Photocopies of vaccine cards
- Digital images on your smartphone
- Apps storing your vaccination information
Please see here for guides to COVID test and vaccine sites in Texas…
FACE COVERINGS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
Anime Frontier requires face coverings on all participants who are over the age of 5 while in Anime Frontier’s exhibition halls and panel rooms. Please read the CDC’s recommendations on the most effective types of face coverings.
Face coverings must cover both your nose and mouth. A mesh mask is not an acceptable face covering. A face shield is not a substitute for a mask, and can only be used in limited, approved, and appropriate circumstances.
Face coverings can be removed when eating and by panelists while socially distanced on stage, but face coverings must be worn at all other times in Anime Frontier’s exhibition halls and panel rooms.
FACE COVERINGS IN THE CONVENTION CENTER’S PUBLIC AREAS
Please Note: The Fort Worth Convention Center is a public building, and our face covering requirement does not extend into the building’s lobby and common hallways, which are also open to the general public.
We strongly encourage the continued use of face coverings in the convention center’s lobby and common hallways, but Anime Frontier cannot enforce face coverings outside our exhibition halls and panel rooms.
Attendees under 12-years-old can attend without proof of a negative COVID test. Attendees under 5-years-old can attend without a face covering.
We ask that all attendees self-evaluate prior to coming to Anime Frontier in order to protect others at the event. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, please do not enter the convention center. Instead, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROLLOVERS AND REFUNDS
Should Anime Frontier’s negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, and face covering requirements not be a match for you, please reach out to email@example.com by October 24, 2021. We are happy to offer ticket rollovers and refunds, but requests must be made before our ticket mailing deadline. After October 24, we will not be able to accommodate requests for rollovers or refunds.
As COVID-19 news changes rapidly, we recommend you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter) to be the first to receive new information. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 19, 2021 – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Following the advice of industry, government, and health authorities, we are planning Anime Frontier as an in-person event this December. We do not want to dismiss the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to be a severe medical issue, and we wish to thank all the doctors, nurses, and scientists who have fought against it for a solid year. And it is because of this hard work and the growing success of vaccination programs that we believe the world will be a healthier place by winter.
We are hopeful to bring fans together again to celebrate our community at Anime Frontier and are working closely with the Fort Worth Convention Center and local officials to adhere to the most up-to-date safety technologies and recommendations, and as the state of COVID-19 continues to rapidly change, look for further important updates from us, as well as our full reopening plan in the lead up to this year’s show.
And as we look forward to a time where we can gather again, we – of course – want to state we will only hold the convention if we can safely. Again, though, we are seeing major advances in the fight against coronavirus, and we trust there will be further victories in the months ahead.
Until then, please do your part. Please stay safe, wear a mask, and get vaccinated when you can. And we hope to welcome you to Anime Frontier this year.
October 20, 2020 – ANIME FRONTIER 2021 POSTPONEMENT
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Show Director of Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll. I hope you and your family are safe and well, and I want to reach out with an update to Anime Frontier 2021. Our primary goal is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our fans, guests, exhibitors, partners, and team, and as a result of both government guidelines and public health directives, the launch of Anime Frontier, scheduled to take place May 14-16, 2021 in the Fort Worth Convention Center, is being postponed and will now be held December 3-5, 2021.
Although our celebration will be delayed by another several months, we are committed to continuing to bring you a unique event filled with guests, features, and exhibits never before seen in Texas.
All attendees with pre-purchased tickets will receive an email today offering the following options:
• Transfer your tickets to Anime Frontier 2021, now happening on Dec 3-5, 2021.
• Receive a ticket refund, excluding service fees. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.
If you currently have Anime Frontier tickets to the event in May and do not receive an email by 5:00 PM CDT, please let us know at email@example.com. Please note, it will be delivered to the email address you purchased the tickets with and may land in your spam folder.
If you are a registered exhibitor or artist, you will also receive an email detailing your options. If you reserved a hotel room in our official block, it will automatically be cancelled.
If you love Anime Frontier and know you’ll still be coming, we would greatly appreciate your support by choosing to transfer your tickets to December. By doing so, we can get a head start on our plans for making the event as amazing as possible. Your support means the world to us, and never more than right now.
We look forward to seeing you in person at Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll in the Fort Worth Convention Center on December 3-5, 2021.
May 8, 2020 – HOWDY FROM THE ANIME FRONTIER TEAM
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Founder and Show Director of Anime Frontier. I wanted to reach out to say howdy as Anime Frontier was originally supposed to launch today.
As I hope you really, really know, we postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, so please make sure you don’t wander into the Fort Worth Convention Center this weekend as we’re not there.
More than that, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for all your continued energy and support. And thank you for uniting as a community in this difficult time. We’ve seen such amazing creativity and positivity from fans across Texas – and around the world – all finding new digital ways to come together into a family.
Keep healthy. Keep safe. And the entire Anime Frontier family is excited to see you May 14-16, 2021.
Mar 26, 2020 – A MESSAGE FROM CLARION EVENTS, ANIME FRONTIER’S ORGANIZER…
As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Anime Frontier, originally scheduled to take place on May 8-10, 2020, will now be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center on May 14-16, 2021.
The Anime Frontier Team will be in touch directly with all attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and partners in relation to this postponement and to answer any questions.
There will be further communication to these groups over the coming days and weeks as we aim to facilitate a smooth transition to the new dates for everyone involved.
Please be assured that we are continuing to closely monitor the latest public health and government advice with regard to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are carefully adhering to their directions. Our absolute priority is to safeguard the health and welfare of all those involved in our events.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
Mar 25, 2020 – ANIME FRONTIER 2020 CANCELLATION
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Founder and Show Director of Anime Frontier. I want to reach out today on the status of our inaugural event. After a tremendous number of conversations with the City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Convention Center, and anime publishers and partners spanning from Texas to Japan, we’ve jointly made the decision to postpone the launch of Anime Frontier this year. We will now celebrate the convention for the first time on May 14-16, 2021.
Our goal when creating Anime Frontier was to bring anime fans, publishers, and Japanese creators together in Texas like never before, and we’ve been absolutely amazed by the excitement from fans across Texas and honored by the support throughout the anime industry.
This goal remains. However, it’s just going to take a little longer.
After immense deliberation, we feel postponing until 2021 is the only right decision we can make, as we look to create an inviting, exciting, safe, and healthy celebration for Texas’s anime community – and there’s no way to achieve this right now without putting this same community at risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
We’re reaching out to all attendees and exhibitors with more details, but please know everyone will have the ability to move their tickets or booths to May 2021 or have them refunded. And if you booked in our hotel block, your reservation will be cancelled automatically without any charges.
We’ve been at work on Anime Frontier for the past year and were deeply excited to create something new together with you, and our pledge now is to take the next year to build an even bigger celebration of Japanese pop culture together with the creators and companies at the heart of the anime and manga worlds.
Lastly, a massive thank you to our friends at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Visit Fort Worth, Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America Inc, Animate, Bluefin, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha Comics, Lantis, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Vertical, Inc, and VIZ Media – and to everyone we’ve met bringing Anime Frontier to life.
Our most sincere wishes to you for a safe and healthy year. We’ll see y’all in May 2021!
Mar 16, 2020 – UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Founder and Show Director of Anime Frontier. I’d like to take a moment to publicly provide an update around the coronavirus issue evolving across the US.
Anime Frontier is very aware of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and our team is actively speaking with local officials. We’re discussing all possibilities with the Fort Worth Convention Center, and we are working on information we can share shortly.
We only want to create a safe, healthy, and fun community, and as soon as we have more details, we will share them with you.
Mar 5, 2020 – A MESSAGE FROM CLARION EVENTS, ANIME FRONTIER’S ORGANIZER…
As of now, our U.S. events are taking place as scheduled.
Ensuring the safety of all customers and attendees to our events is our top priority. We are following the suggestions of the U.S. and state public health guidelines as they are developing with regards to the COVID-19 virus. We support the stance taken by SISO and remain committed to delivering our events in a safe environment.
As the COVID-19 situation is evolving, we strongly advise that all exhibitors and visitors review the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel health notices related to this outbreak. These notices will be updated as more information becomes available and if there are any changes with entry to the U.S. they can be found here – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
Exhibitors and Visitors who are not impacted by the travel restrictions are able to attend the event. Please note, the travel advisories do vary by country so please be sure to review the latest travel advisories and U.S. entry policies for your region. The U.S. and several countries currently has imposed travel restrictions from mainland China which will be enforced.
As a precaution, we are implementing a range of additional hygiene measures at the event.
- Increased cleaning and disinfection program across all high-volume touchpoints
- Onsite medical support
- Availability of sanitizing and disinfection materials for public use
- Awareness and training to all staff on standard personal preventative measures
- Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of booths, offices along
- with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behavior
- Installing signage at the event reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations
- Our team will continue to monitor the situation and we will follow-up with customers as needed if the advisories change. If you have questions regarding your participation please contact our customer service team.
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and we will follow-up with customers as needed if the advisories change. If you have questions regarding your participation please contact our customer service team.
Feb 27, 2020 – A MESSAGE FROM ANIME FRONTIER…
Anime Frontier is still taking place as scheduled. Ensuring the safety of all our fans and exhibitors is our top priority, and we are following the suggestions of CDC, US, and state public health guidelines as they develop around the COVID-19 virus.
As a precaution, we are implementing a range of additional hygiene measures including increased hand sanitizing stations, increased cleaning of high-volume areas, increased onsite medical staff, and increased hygiene guideline signage.
We will continue to follow CDC, US, and state public health recommendations and will post updates if advisories change.
Should the COVID-19 situation evolve and Anime Frontier be cancelled, tickets would be refunded.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can find the latest CDC COVID-19 health notices here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV