Important info before you arrive

11. 5. 2018

Time and place

From May 18 to May 20, 2018 at Brno Exhibition Ground. Offical opening ceremony starts at 6pm. Entrance will be open from 4pm.

If you already paid for the ticket, you can get your bracelet on Thursday 4pm-6pm, or Friday 10am-1pm.

Need to know how you get to the exhibition ground? Have a look at our map and transport info, and venue map with all buildings.

After the end of main part of the programme, on Friday and Saturday, there will be extra tram P12 following the course Vystaviste - Ceska - Konecneho namesti. Departures 23:15, 23:45, 00:15, 00:45.


As a ticket, you will get the bracelet allowing you to come in and out of the venue anytime. If you preordered the ticket online, please print the ticket barcode for faster entry. We can also find your preorder by name.

You can pay the ticket by credit card, or by cash in CZK, or EURO.

Gym accommodation

Any visitor may use the TJ Sokol gym, with the school nearby. There are several rooms available. Don't forget your sleeping bag and anything to be comfortable. Gym will be open on Friday from 2pm, you can leave your baggage there and come to the exhibition ground. We must leave the gym on Sunday by 4pm. You can use the space at the upper floor of A1 hall to store baggage on Sunday.


Hall A2 is open overnight, with night screenings, board games, retro games, lancraft gaming zone. In the night, use the side door to enter.

Opening times: hall A1, Rotunda, Morava, KC (congress centre) are closed from midnight to 8am.

Live shows from Rotunda hall are streamed on the big screen in A1 hall, and also online.

Saturday, from 8pm, Animefest AsianStyle Afterpárty in klub faval.

We will prepare Android and iPhone apps with current schedule.

Weapons and cosplay

You can bring weapons or their mock-ups to the festival space only for cosplay purposes. Permitted functional firearms are only category D (eg airsoft) without a stack or with an empty stack with sealed organizers. Cold weapons and dangerous or potentially dangerous props are only allowed in softer designs or as unused fixed costume components. Costume or other accessories to it are allowed only without sharp edges or other potentially dangerous parts. Dangerous handling of weapons means seizing of weapon to gettin excluded from the festival; shooting from fire arms means immediate and permanent exclusion from the festival.

Preordered merchandise

Please, pick up your order at Animefest stand in hall A1.


Voting sheets for AMV contest, Cosplay contest, Cosplay debut, Cosplay video, and FestDance will be distributed in the hall. When you fill in your favourite contestants, you can turn over your votes to our staff, or put it in the box at the infopoint.

Food and refreshments

Upper floor of Rotunda hosts cafe, with many more food stalls in A1 hall or outside.

Misc info

Staff members on duty have blue t-shirt with Animefest logo. All staff members also have name badge with their role. Feel free to ask any staff member for any comments, suggestions, help, if you have trouble with other visitors or staff... We're here for you. If you need medical assistance or are injured, please contact staff members or information point.

Information points are located in Congress centre and Rotunda. You can also call our infopoint at +420 792 224 373.