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Masquerade Dance – Info & Rules

  • Event Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • Room 006 (River Level)
  • Date: Friday, August 31st, 2018
  • Doors Open: 7:30PM
  • Start Time: 8:00PM
  • End Time: 11:00PM
  • THEME: Transformation in the Magical Universe

We have a Facebook Group dedicated to this event to answer your questions. You can ask in there if your attire will be approved if you are unsure about the dress code listed below.

The 2018 Formal Masquerade Dance will be a ticketed charity event.

Online Tickets are now available up until August 26th.
All Remaining Tickets will be available at San Japan. They will be at the Event Tickets Booth starting at 3:00PM Friday 8/31.

Please See Our Event Tickets Page for questions about ticketed events.

A valid San Japan convention badge is required in order to attend this event.


The Masked ball is a formal dance event. All attendees must present a valid convention badge in order to enter this event. All clothing must adhere to standards of style and grooming. To keep the formal and mature atmosphere we also enforce a 13+ age limit at this event.
Formal Dance Dress Code

Acceptable attire for women:


Examples of acceptable attire for women:


Acceptable Attire for men:


Examples of acceptable attire for men:

Acceptable Male Attire @ San Japan Formal Masquerade

Acceptable shoes for men and women:

Acceptable Dress Shoes for Men & Women @ Formal Dance



Acceptable masks for women:

Acceptable Masks for Women @ Formal Masquerade

Acceptable masks for men:

Acceptable Masks for Men @ Formal Masquerade

Cosplay and Props:


Personal hygiene:



Masquerade Ticketing Policy

This year’s Formal Masquerade will help support the mission of San Japan Charitable Endeavors by contributing to our charities of choice for 2018. We’re excited to be able to support local charities who strive to make San Antonio a better place.

We will be issuing a maximum of 1000 tickets for the event.

Ticket Early Availability
500 tickets will be available on the San Japan website for a $5 contribution. Ticket revenue (after processing fees) will go directly to our charities of choice for 2018. Ticket pickup from the online purchase will be available at the formal dance.

Gold & Premiere Pass Availability
Individuals in possession of a Gold or Premiere Pass will be able to pick up their tickets, along with their other pass perks, during regular registration check-in. No additional fee is necessary. Your Gold & Premiere pass purchases assist San Japan in obtaining special items for the charity auction, and; as such, you will not be required to contribute additional funds.

On-Site Tickets – Pick your price
Leftover tickets from pre-sale, plus an additional 400 tickets, will be available during the convention. Attendees may “pick their price” for tickets. A contribution of $5 is recommended and a minimum of $1 is strongly encouraged. Attendees are encouraged to pick up tickets early as they are likely to have all on-site tickets distributed.

The tentative time for on-site tickets will be Friday (08/31/18) at 3:00PM. The location for pickup within the convention will be announced closer to the convention date. If you purchase a ticket online you do not have to go to the Event Tickets booth to pick it up. You check-in and pick them up at the entrance of the formal dance.

At-the-door Tickets – Pick your price
A minimum of 100 tickets, plus any leftover from on-site pick-up, will be available at the door for “pick your price”. A contribution of $5 is recommended and a minimum of $1 is strongly encouraged.


Still have questions? We have a Facebook Group dedicated to this event to answer your questions and you can ask if your attire will be approved.


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