Tekko 2017 Registration Information

The Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society has worked hard to keep admission costs as low as possible. We urge you to preregister to save yourself time and money.

General Badge

Price to increase to $50 on March 1st!
  • Access to all three days and the Thursday Night Preview
  • Special Guests: Brina Palencia, Jad Saxton, and Cherami Leigh!
Register Now!

Rockstar Badge

Rockstar Badges are limited to 25!
  • Access to all three days and Thursday Preview Night.
  • VIP line at Registration Pickup.
  • Access to exclusive autograph sessions & guest events in the Tekko Premium Lounge. (non-music guests only).
  • Potential to meet some of our relaxing guests in the exclusive Premium Lounge.
  • Live Stream of Main Stage events on TV Screens in the Premium Lounge.
  • Early Access to our Exhibition Hall each morning.
  • Front of the line access to Main Stage programming. (non-music guests only).
  • A Limited edition Concert Tee Shirt.
  • An invitation to our private Staff Dinner & Concert at The Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday evening.
Sold Out!

General Badge

Price to increase to $50 on March 1st!
  • Access to all three days and the Thursday Night Preview
  • Special Guests: Brina Palencia, Jad Saxton, and Cherami Leigh!
Register Now!

Registration Add-Ons

Tekko 2017 General T-Shirt

$16 Each (S, M, L, XL)

$20 Each (2XL, 3XL)

Print a black Unisex T-Shirt. Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.


Tekko 2017 Ladies T-Shirt

$16 Each (S, M, L, XL)

$20 Each (2XL, 3XL)

Print a light blue Ladies’ T-Shirt. Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.


Tekko 2017 Band T-Shirt

$16 Each (S, M, L, XL)

$20 Each (2XL, 3XL)

Artwork and Color coming soon! Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.

Unlimited Bag Check


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!

Upgrade Registration

Looking to upgrade your General badge to a Premium badge? Or do you simply want to add some of our sweet Tekko 2017 merchandise to your registration? Just fill out this form with the same name, email and confirmation number as your current registration and a Registration staff member will contact you about your upgrade in 2-3 days.

Gift Certificate

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give someone special a badge for Tekko 2017!

Premium and Rockstar Swag

More information coming soon! Check back for details!

Children’s Admission

Available At-Door Only!

Children ages 7-12: $25

Children 6 and under: Free

Sunday Discount – $30

While Tekko 2017 does not offer single day badges, we do offer a Sunday Discount. However, these tickets are limited to our remaining badges and may not be available if we sell out

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need a refund?

All sales are final so please be sure before you purchase a badge. However, you can transfer your purchase to another individual up to one week before the event.

Can I buy the Exclusive Tekko 2017 Merchandise Item separately?

No.  This perk is a thank you to our supporters who purchase a Premium Badge.  This item will use the Team Tekko logo that is otherwise only seen on our staff shirts and will not be for sale in the Tekko 2017 Exhibition Hall.

Why are there no single day badges being offered?

Single day badges hurt conventions of our size financially. Working in the convention center is extremely expensive and we have managed to keep our cost for a general admission badge the same for the past few years.  Since most people do not preregister, offering a single day badge would make it much harder to predict if we would even be able to afford to pay our bills. Fun fact: if you preregister before March 1st it’s only $45.

On another note, single day badges create a lot more work for our staff.  First off we would need to design different badges for each day, then registration staff would need to sort and dispense them.  The real burden however is placed on our security staff who would now need to look for six types of badges instead of three (currently General Admission, Premium, & Rock Star). While this doesn’t seem like a lot on paper the David L Lawrence is a huge place and our security team works hard to keep everybody safe so we try not to make their job any harder.

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

Yes! Well sort of… if there are still Premium or Rock Star Badges available you can purchase them at the door.  The number of these badge types is limited due to the exclusive perks that are offered with them so we recommend that you preregister if you would like a VIP Badge.

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

Can I register more than one individual at a time?

Unfortunately you cannot currently register more than one individual at a time, due to our current registration system.  However, if you are an organization looking for group registration, group registration can be found here.

I purchased a badge but now I cannot attend, what do I do now?

Unfortunately there is a no refund policy for all badge purchases however you can transfer your badge to someone else up to a week prior to the show starting.

Will my badge be mailed to me?

If you are a Rockstar VIP Badge Holder, you may soon have the option to pay an additional $10 to have your badge mailed to your address. Other registrants may have the option in the future.

If you a a Rockstar VIP Badge Holder and would like to purchase the mailed option, please email caitlin.mccullough@pittjcs.org

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

Please email registration@teamtekko.us for any additional questions related to Tekko 2017 Registration.

Group Registration

Groups or Organizations such as high school or college anime clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. can apply for a group registration. Please click the button to learn more about registering as a group.

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