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Change in Autograph Policy


In an effort to predict wait times for autograph lines and to allow our attendees and guests to have as much fun as possible at Anime Boston, the following guidelines should be observed.

1) Approximately 100 attendees in line for an autograph (this may be slightly more or less depending on the length of the session) will receive tickets just prior to start of the session. This ticket guarantees an autograph in either the current session or, if need be, an overflow session later in the convention. Overflow autograph session times will be available at the information desks.

2) Individuals without tickets are not guaranteed an autograph, but are still welcome to wait if the line has not been capped. Whether or not they receive an autograph depends on how quickly the line moves during the allotted time. Individuals without tickets may not attend scheduled overflow sessions.

3)Anime Boston reserves the right to cap or end the line to keep events (and guests) on schedule.

4)Attendees are not allowed to line up for an autograph session more than 60 minutes before the scheduled start time. Attendees gathering in the vicinity of the autograph room before that time will be asked to disperse.

5) In order to allow as many attendees as possible the opportunity to get an autograph, we ask that attendees limit themselves to one item at a time. If the line has not been capped and there is time, attendees are welcome to get in line again for a second autograph. 

6) All items should also be prepared for signing. For example, DVD inserts should be removed from the case and posters should be unrolled.

7) Attendees are welcome to take photographs of the guests as they sign, but should not request to come behind the table or for the guest to come around to pose. 

8) Attendees participating in disruptive or rude behavior may be asked to leave the autograph area.

If these simple rules are followed, as many of our attendees can enjoy Anime Boston as possible. The faster the line moves, the better the chance that others will get the opportunity to meet their favorite guests!

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