T-MODE 2015 :: April 3-5, 2015 :: Hilton Rockville :: Rockville, MD

Attend > Membership Rates

T-MODE is a members only event. Anyone can become a member by purchasing an at-door membership or by pre-registering online. The deadline to pre-register for all memberships is March 1, 2015.

Please review T-MODE’s registration and attendance policies before purchasing your membership. It’s mostly common sense stuff, but there’s important information regarding T-MODE’s under-18 attendees, badges, refunds, and a few other things.

MERCHANTS: If you would like to attend T-MODE as a merchant and participate in the Otaku Bazaar, please DO NOT submit the attendee registration form. There will be a separate registration form for merchants.

Membership Options

There are several types of T-MODE memberships available. They range from regular admission to premium deluxe experiences. Use this handy-dandy chart to help create your customized convention experience and to decide which T-MODE membership is right for you.

  Membership Type
3-Day Membership Otaku Passport Passport Plus Passport Premier
Days of
1-3 days 3 days 3 days 3 days
full color full color full color
†† †† ††
2 T-Kets 4 T-Kets 8 T-Kets 10 T-Kets
  1 2 3
Crazy Extras & Surprises

†† Otaku Passport members receive a Passport exclusive badge design.

3-Day Membership

A 3-Day membership grants you standard access to all three fun-filled days of T-MODE. Pre-register early to get the best rate.

3-Day memberships will also be available to purchase onsite at T-MODE: $60 Friday, $50 Saturday, $40 Sunday. You may prefer this option if you’re planning to attend for just one or two days. We accept both cash and credit card payments for at-door registration.

T-MODE 3-Day Membership

T-MODE 3-Day Membership – $50

Enjoy T-MODE awesomeness for the entire weekend! Pre-register and save up to $15 off the at-door rate.
$45 until July 31 | $50 until Dec 31 | $55 until Mar 1

Otaku Passports

The ultimate in convention experiences at T-MODE! The Otaku Passport unleashes an extra level of unique events and special bonuses. All Otaku Passport members are invited to the annual T-MODE VIP Brunch. This is an exciting and tasty event where you mingle with other Passport holders and guests of honor. You’ll also enjoy special VIP Events that are exclusive to Otaku Passport holders. Learn more about our signature VIP Passport Events. Past VIP Event experiences include:

  • Hot tub panel with D.C. Douglas
  • Sword fighting demonstration with Cherami Leigh
  • Tour of Washington, DC with Cristina Vee
  • Kimono photo shoot with Atelier Kanawa
  • and more!

Note: Otaku Passport memberships are limited and restricted to attendees 18 and older. Sorry, Otaku Passport memberships will not be available for at-door purchase. They are strictly a pre-registration offering.

T-MODE Otaku Passport

T-MODE Otaku Passport – $80

For the fan looking for a unique convention experience, the Otaku Passport is the gateway to once-in-a-lifetime events and more. Enjoy access to 1 VIP event and Passport level bonuses.

T-MODE Otaku Passport Plus

T-MODE Otaku Passport Plus – $130

Looking to take your Passport experience to the next level? Add even more to your T-MODE with this membership option. Enjoy access to 2 VIP events and Plus level bonuses.

T-MODE Otaku Passport Premier

T-MODE Otaku Passport Premier – $180

If T-MODE could gold-plate and diamond-encrust the Premier badge, it would. Only five of these super-charged Passports will be sold! Enjoy access to 3 VIP events and Premier level bonuses.

Those attending T-MODE who are under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete the following consent form. The form must be presented when picking up membership materials at the convention. The parent or guardian need not be present at the convention unless the member is under the age of 14. Read more about T-MODE’s under-18 policies.