Autograph Sessions Access Guide

Don't miss out on meeting your favourite guests!

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MadFest Sydney will use an online reservation system to distribute access tokens for guest signing sessions in advance of the event.  Our goal is to ensure that VIPs and enthusiastic fans have the best possible chance to meet our guests and to ensure that all fans’ time spent at MadFest is not wasted in long queues, so you can enjoy everything MadFest has to offer!

There will be three ways to obtain tokens, in order of release date and subject to availability these are – VIP Early Access Tokens, Paid Fan Access Tokens or Free Fan Access Tokens.

VIP Early Access Tokens
Release Date:
10am Wednesday 6th of March 

A special code will be issued via email to those holding MadFest VIP tickets.

You will be able to access the reservation system on Wednesday, March 6 at 10am.

VIP Tickets holders will have a 48-hour exclusive window to reserve tokens.  After this time tokens are subject to availability.

Signing and Photo sessions are free for attendees with a Madfest VIP ticket, with the exception of AR Voice Battle Guests, or those wishing to also purchase special items offered (prices and details below under “Fan Access Tokens”).

Each VIP ticket holder may only select one session per guest.  Tokens are not transferrable.

Paid Fan Access Tokens
Release Date: 10am Friday 8th of March 

Regular MadFest ticket holders will be able to make a purchase containing a Fan Access Token guaranteeing access to select Guest signing sessions, with the exception of  Devil May Cry 5 which is free, and Ely Cosplay who will provide signatures to attendees purchasing items at her booth.

Items will be on sale from Friday, March 8 at 10 am and will be subject to availability.

Inclusions and details as follows:

Sword Art Online (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka + Masami Niwa) Guaranteed Autograph Access
Exclusive A5 art card for signature.
Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale Blu-Ray
The Promised Neverland (Sumire Moroshoshi + Kenta Suzuki) Guaranteed Autograph Access
Exclusive A5 art card for signature.
6-month AnimeLab Subscription Voucher
Fate/Grand Order (Satoshi Tsuruoka, Shizuka Kurosaki) Guaranteed Autograph Access
Exclusive A5 art card for signature.
Fate/Grand Order Duel Figure 2nd release figure (random)
AR VOICE BATTLE (Shin-ichiro Miki, Kazuki Yao) Guaranteed Autograph Access
Exclusive Poster signed by Shin-ichiro Miki and Kazuki Yao (or an approved item of your choice)
ASCA Guaranteed Meet & Greet Access
ASCA Resister CD Single
Autograph on CD Jacket
Cherami Leigh Guaranteed Autograph Access
Signature of a BYO item of your choice x 1
Sword Art Online A5 Art Card
Cherami Leigh Digital Photo Session Guaranteed Meet & Greet pass
Signature of a BYO  item of your choice x 1
Digital photo with Cherami x 1
Sword Art Online A5 Art Card
Devil May Cry 5 – Hideaki Itsuno and Matt Walker Guaranteed Meet & Greet Access
DMC5 A5 Card for signature
Ely Cosplay Free signing with any purchase of an Ely Cosplay merchandise item at her booth. She will be conducting signing sessions throughout the weekend. There are no reservation tokens required.  Free

Free Fan Access Tokens

Any remaining undistributed tokens for guest signing sessions will be released free according to the schedule below.  Free tokens do not include any special items – only the signing card for each guest.

Any remaining Saturday tokens will be released at 11 am on Saturday, March 16.

Any remaining Sunday tokens will be released at 10 am on Sunday, March 17.

All tokens must be reserved online.  Tokens will not be available at the venue.


Procedures at the event

On the day of the event please arrive at your autograph session no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the session and no later than the start time of the session.

Please ask an area volunteer for the correct line for your session and have your Eventbrite QR code (Access Token) ready on your phone or a printout. If your token is on your phone, please ensure that you have your phone brightness set to maximum. Your token will be scanned and checked by a staff member.

You may be asked for photo ID by staff or volunteers upon scanning of your token to verify your identity. Autograph session passes are not transferable.

Any special items purchased as part of your Access Token will be presented to you before you leave the signing area.

Procedure for Japanese Guests

You will be directed by a volunteer when it is your turn to receive your autograph. All autographs will be signed on a specially designed art card. Please understand that no other items can be signed.

Gifts for guests can be dropped off at the designated booth located in the Guest Signing Area. Please do not directly hand gifts to guests.

No photos or recording of any kind will be allowed in the Guest Signing Area. You will be asked to delete any recordings made by event staff.

Fans that do not comply with these rules will be escorted from the venue.

Procedure for Cherami Leigh Signing Session 

Cherami will be signing 1 item of your choice (please be respectful of what you ask the guest to sign, items may be deemed inappropriate in some cases).

Cherami will also have some items available for sale such as photos which you may purchase. (CASH ONLY).

Procedure for Cherami Leigh Photo Session 

Step up to the designated spot.

The designated Event Photographer will take the photo using a digital SLR

No selfies or own cameras/devices please.

Please do not touch the guest unless asked to do so.

Guest will then sign a special card for you.

A slip with a QR code and web address will be given to you. Photos will be made available online a few days after the event.