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Entertainment Lounge

Animé Los Angeles 15 Entertainment Lounge Performer  Application Guidelines

After a successful 1st year- the wildly popular Entertainment Lounge is returning!! We are looking for performers of all types, and if you’d like the chance to show us what you’ve got, make sure to fill out an application to perform.

Please note that any 18+ programming must be scheduled after 10PM and will require the room to be cleared after the previous panel so that we can ensure all attendees are over 18.

Performance Types





18+ (think- Burlesque, Drag, anything ‘risque’)

Badges (Tickets):

If your performance is accepted, you will be eligible for complimentary badges for all participating members and stage crew (for large group ensembles, please email and cc with any special requests)

If your group has over 4 performers, you must email a list of all additional members to and at the time of your submission.  Please include the following information for each member- First Name, Last Name, Badge Name, Email Address

As a courtesy, Complimentary badges are valid for the full weekend

If you have already purchased or otherwise obtained your badges for Animé Los Angeles 15, you will not receive an additional badges. If you are Staff or are getting your badges for free (pass-on, prize, etc.) you will not receive an additional badges.

No transfers, roll-overs, pass-ons, or refunds will be given. Animé Los Angeles is a volunteer-run convention sponsored by the Institute for Specialized Literature Inc., an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We thank you for your support.


Parking is NOT covered as part of your programming item. You are responsible for ALL parking charges while attending Animé Los Angeles 15. If you are staying at one of our hotels, parking is free. If you are coming in for the day and will be parking at the Convention Center, parking is $7/per day.  If you are part of a large ensemble, and would like to request assistance with your parking fees, please email a request to-  This is not a guarantee that your parking costs will be covered, and requests will be considered on a case by case basis

Time Slots:

Typical performance time sloats run one hour to 90 minutes . There will be a 30-45 minute break between each performance for transition/tear-down/set-up of next item.

You may request more than 90 minutes, but please be advised that we anticipate a LARGE number of performance requests. In order to accommodate as many as possible, and to ensure an even variety, we may need to limit performance requests over one hour.

Programming will run: Thursday approximately 12 PM to 2 AM; Friday from 10 AM to 2 AM; Saturday 10 AM to 2 AM; and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Note ALL TIMES are approximate and subject to change. Please be advised that if you select a time block option, you may in fact get scheduled for that time. This is especially important for late-night programming.

Performance Location:

Please note that the Entertainment Lounge will be returning to the Ontario Convention Center, on the second Floor


The Entertainment Lounge  will have a standard set-up including Projector, Screen, Sound System,  and Mics . Laptop connections will be available for standard connections. If you have anything special, you will need to consult with Tech Dept. before your programming item. Please check in with Programming Ops for any tech questions AT LEAST 2 hours before your programming item.

We do NOT have laptops available for use. You must provide your own.  

There will be NO options for last minute or on-site additions. If you have ANY special tech requests beyond what is noted above, you MUST contact us in advance of the convention to determine if we will be able to meet your needs. Please note that the answer may be ‘no’, but if we do not hear about it in advance then we will not be able to accommodate any last minute or on-site requests. This INCLUDES cables, special attachments, batteries, Johnson rods, etc.


If your performance request is approved you will be asked to check in at the Entertainment Green Room at least 45 minutes before your performance, so we can confirm everything is set correctly.

Information printed in Program Book, Pocket Guide, website, and other areas:

Please note that information provided such as names, bios, and other information submitted in the programming application may be printed in the program guide/website/etc.


Submission Deadline is October, 5th,

To apply to perform,  please click our Submission Form link below.

You will be notified by the end of October  if your performance request has been approved or denied. Not all requests will be approved.

For any  Questions, please contact:  and cc

Entertainment Lounge Submission Request Form