When will the event be held?
The convention will be held on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.
Where will the event be held?
The convention will be held at the International Conventions Center in Jerusalem.
Detailed information about the venue and how to get there can be found on the “About The Venue & Directions” page.
For whom is the event?
The target demographic of this convention are Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture enthusiasts.
We encourage anyone who is interested and wants to find out more about these subjects to come and enjoy the convention.
What is the convention's theme?
The theme of the convention this year is “History”.
What can be found at the convention?
At the convention there will be a variety of attractions, a large number of commercial and independent merchandise stands selling anime and manga goods, a large Cosplay (costume) competition, enriching lectures, fascinating panels, gaming areas and more.
More information will be available soon under the “Events” category on our main menu.
Do I need to pre-register to enter the convention?
There is no need to register ahead of time. You can purchase an entry ticket at the convention’s registers or pre-order online.
What does require registering or signing up ahead of time?
You can sign up to volunteer at the convention, host content, set up a booth and partake in cosplay events.
Please note: registering to host content or volunteer is currently available on the Hebrew site only.
What am I not allowed to bring in to the convention?
The ICC has its basic security regulations, therefore the usage any physical object that can pose a danger to people is strictly forbidden – For example, metallic swords (even blunt-edged or dulled), bats, clubs and other potential weapons that aren’t made of plastic, soft or padded materials.
Entry with any forbidden object will lead to its confiscation. If you are not sure whether your object matches our guidelines, please contact us via our “Contact” page with a description of the object.
I am an armed soldier. Will I be able to enter the venue?
According to the ICC regulations, entry with any sort of weapon is strictly prohibited. You may deposit the weapon, before arrival, at the nearby police station across the street.
Will there be a bag check service?
The bag check service will be open to all visitors, free of charge, from the convention’s opening till 20:30. any unclaimed items will be taken to the Information stand.
Items left unclaimed by the end of the convention will be transferred to the organization’s storage.
Please note: The convention’s staff are not liable for the condition of your property. Please make sure not to leave any valuable or fragile items.
How much does a ticket cost?
Information about ticket cost will be available soon. The pre-order price of an entry ticket is 65NIS, while during the convention day a ticket will cost 70NIS. More details will be published soon.
How much does it cost to enter the events of the convention?
The events are free and do not require any additional fees beyond the initial ticket price.
Where can I purchase an entry ticket?
Tickets will be available for purchase at the convention’s registers or during online pre-ordering.
Ticket sales will begin soon.
How do I receive a ticket ordered online?
Any tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the designated reception booth for pre-orders.
You must have a copy of the receipt on you during pickup (either printed or on your phone). You can find the receipt in your E-mail conformation, sent to you after completing your purchase.
Please note: Tickets will not be sent via postal service.
Can I pay with a credit card on the day of the convention?
Indeed, you can! During the day of the convention you can pay with either in cash or credit.
How do I sign up to contribute to the convention?
Unfortunately, registration is currently closed.
However, even after Harucon‘s registration closes, this year’s content team is available to answer your questions at [email protected], and would even be happy to accompany and recruit lecturers for events and cooperative actions besides conventions, throughout the whole year.
Are there age restrictions for signing up?
By law, volunteering is permitted only from the age of fifteen and above.
Presenting content counts as volunteering, as there is no pay, and therefore is restricted from the age fifteen and over.
Can I register / sign-up without agreeing to the convention's regulations?
No, the regulations exist as clear guidelines for those who register and for the content team to maintain coordinated work.
Those regulations are final and serve as a prerequisite condition for approving your registration.
What content related activities can I find at the convention?
In the convention you’ll find a variety of activities:
Lectures, panels, events, a cosplay event and a variety of many more activities that will be revealed in the coming months.
How may I contact the content team directly?
In case of questions or request, you can contact the team via email at [email protected] ,
However, a direct query is not exempt from the regulations and does not guarantee different treatment than a request via the website’s forms.
I'm a private/commercial entity and interested in joining the convention's content activities, who should I contact?
The Internal Relations team will gladly receive and address any personal or professional query regarding taking part in content events.
For further information, you can email the Internal Relations team at [email protected]
I signed up a few days ago and haven't gotten a confirmation or reply, what can I do?
Can I change my assigned role after receiving it?
If you find someone willing to swap roles with you, yes. You can ask another volunteer if they are willing to trade.
If so, you will both need to send us just your name and the name of the person with which you’re swapping.
How long is a shift?
Each shift is approximately 4 hours long. We recommend eating a bit before your shift begins, so you won’t get hungry during it. Please note that there are shifts with different lengths than noted.
When and where will the briefing take place?
In the upcoming convention there will not be a physical briefing. The briefing will be done through a video which will be in the volunteering confirmation email, and in the volunteer Facebook groups.
Before the beginning of your shift you will receive a short refresher briefing.
What happens if I can't make it to the convention or my shift?
Inform us as soon as possible! we won’t be mad or go after you, we just need to know as soon as possible so we can prepare accordingly and find a substitute.
When will meals be provided during the convention?
Meals will be available for the morning shift after their shift ends. Meals will be available to the noon and evening shifts before their shifts begin.
Where will the meals be provided?
The meals will be available in the volunteers’ room.
Do I need parental approval to volunteer?
Anyone under the age of 18 is required to provide proof of parental approval to volunteer.
How and where do I send the parental approval?
You will need to send the form to Human Resources’s email: [email protected].
You can print the form, have your parents sign it, scan the form and include it in your registration form.
If you have already registered, you can edit the registration form to include the permission form.
Alternatively, you can sign the form digitally using photoshop/paint and include the file in the registration form.
When is the parental approval due?
You will need to include the file while registering. If there is a delay in including the permission form, please refer to the human resources team by email ( [email protected] ) to guarantee your spot before registration closes.
Does the volunteering hours count for the "mehuyavut ishit" school program?
Not all schools consider volunteering at the convention as valid “Mehuyavot Ishit” hours, but if your school does considers it as such, we will gladly sign your hours form.
When will we know our assignment?
The assignments will be given roughly two months before the convention.
Make sure to keep track of updates given by the human resources team.
How do I choose which role I want?
In the registration form there is a section named “role preferences”, there you must list the roles you want by preference.
We promise we’ll try to answer the requests of everyone, but we cannot guarantee you’ll get the assignment you want.
The sooner you register, the more likely it’ll be for us to assign you based on your listed preferences.
I want to volunteer to a role involving cosplay, who do I need to contact?
As there is a high demand for roles in cosplay, there are less spots available.
You can sign up, fill the form accordingly and note as such in the comment section.
We will try our best to assign you based on your preferences, but if there are no available spots, we will assign you to another role you noted.
I want to volunteer with the design team, who do I need to contact?
Volunteering in the design team is a different type of volunteering.
If you are interested in volunteering exclusively in designs, do not sign up with the volunteer form, instead refer directly to the design team at [email protected] and include in the email your portfolio
When will the volunteer event take place?
The volunteer event will take place before the convention, a date will be sent soon.