Tekko 2018 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.


Pre-Registration is now OPEN!

General Badge

  • Access to all three days and the Thursday Night Preview
  • Special Guests: Monica Rial, Bryce Papenbrook, Vic Mignogna, and more!
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

  • Access to all three days and the Thursday Night Preview
  • Special Guests: Monica Rial and more coming soon!
Register Now!

Registration Hours and Discounts


Registration Hours

Thursday, April 5th 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday, April 6th 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 7th 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 8th 8:30 am – 1: 00 pm

Children’s Admission

Available At-Door Only!

Children ages 7-12: $25

Children 6 and under: Free

Sunday Discount – $30

While Tekko 2018 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

Registration Add-Ons and Upgrades


General T-Shirt

$18 Each (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL)

Design Coming Soon!

Ladies T-Shirt

$18 Each (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL)

Design Coming Soon!


Band T-Shirt

$18 Each (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL)

Design 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!

Premium and Rockstar Swag

More information coming soon! Check back for details!

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 2018 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 2018 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?

Yes! We have partnered with Showclix to provide a smoother Pre-Registration experience for our attendees. You may purchase up to 10 tickets per transaction.

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 2018 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Group Registration dates for 2018 have not been finalized yet.

How do we register our group?

Coming soon.

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 below 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 c/o Caitlin McCullough, PO BOX 1506 Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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!

Group Registration Form

Group Registration coming soon!

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