Guest Autographs and Photos at MadFest

Everything you need to know about autographs and photos

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All autograph and photo sessions at Madman Anime Festival are free!


Please note that photos with and of guests are not allowed during their dedicated autograph sessions. 

Guests will be participating in free autograph sessions throughout the weekend. These autograph sessions are only for a limited amount of time, so to ensure your autograph please line up at the autograph area at or before the allocated time. Autograph times are published a couple of weeks before each festival.

All attendees are welcome to bring your own items; however, we cannot guarantee that guests will sign them. This will differ on the day for each guest and their management, however as a rule:

  • English-speaking guests are usually happy to sign most items so long as they are not bootleg.
  • Japanese-speaking guests will only sign official merchandise. This means they will not sign fan art or other such items. In some instances, they will only sign an official postcard that will be provided for free.

Guests will sign a maximum of 1 item per person at each signing session in order to give everyone a fair chance to meet and greet guests.


Some guests will also have photo sessions. We will let you know which guests will have these sessions a couple of weeks before each festival via social media and our schedule page. Simply line up in the autograph area for your photo. Don’t forget to bring a camera or phone to get your photo!

Important information about photo and autograph sessions with Yui Ishikawa at Madman Anime Festival Brisbane

Ishikawa-san will be participating in one autograph session each day for a limited amount of time, which will be available to all ticket holders. VIP ticket holders will have a separate line for priority access. She will only be signing official postcards, which will be provided to you on the day for free! To avoid disappointment, please make sure to be at the autograph area before or at the time of her sessions (times to be revealed two weeks before the festival). All autographs will be free.

There will also be separate cheki (polaroid 2 shot) sessions each day, however, these are strictly limited to VIP ticket holders. All attendees of photo sessions will also receive a pre-signed item.