Media Team

Anime Matsuri Media Team Application is now open!

Please read the conditions and requirements below and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Anime Matsuri 2020 Media Team Policy


Please read through the following before applying for the Anime Matsuri Media Team.

We will be approving a limited amount of experienced photographers and videographers for a press badge in exchange for time in shooting our various events for social media and marketing purposes.


These are the requirements:

  1. Three hours of shooting at any main events of your choice.
  2. One hour of shooting at any of the following locations: Panels of your choice, and photos of crowds of people within the George R. Brown Convention Center and/or Discovery Green.
  3. One hour of shooting at Anime Matsuri’s official cosplay group meetings.
  4. Three hours of shooting in all areas of the Exhibit Hall
  5. A minimum of eight hours of time shooting points 1 – 4 throughout the weekend.
  6. If approved, a signed Anime Matsuri Media Release Form.
  7. Media must be sent by September 20, 2020.


Below is a list of the main events. You are welcome to shoot or attend any more events you want to see. You are not required to stay more than a hour at any event.


Main Events List (3 hours required)


Opening Ceremonies – 1 hour

J-Fashion Show – 1 hour

Formal Dance – 1-2 hours

Cosplay Show – 1.5 hours

Club AM – 1-4 hours

Closing Ceremony – 1 hour


The media release form is required in the case that Anime Matsuri would like to use your media for social media and marketing purposes. There will be no monetary compensation, however you will be credited for your media and linked to your social media if it is available.

Only one applicant per photographer or videographer.

Approved media team may not charge money and profit from photography or videography during the convention weekend.

Please understand that failure to meet all the requirements may result in not being able to obtain a press badge for Anime Matsuri 2021.

Privileges and Rules for Approved Media Team Members During the Convention

Press Badge Pick-up

Press badge pick-up will be located at the booth labeled “Will Call” on the first floor of the Geroge R. Brown Convention Center.

You are required to show a government issued ID, student ID, or an employee issued photo ID.

If a press badge is lost, please check the first floor center desk located outside Hall C. If a reprint is needed, the same rules as the general attendee registration will apply.


Privileges provided by Press Pass during the convention

One 4-Day pass for the applicant. This will allow you to enter all events, panels, and public convention areas of the hotel and convention center for the duration of the convention.

Allows early entry into certain events. You will be made aware of these events through e-mail prior to the convention.

A Press Kit will be sent to press members two weeks before the convention.

Allows access to the Press Lounge. The exact location and hours will be provided to approved press members.


Privileges NOT provided by Press Pass during the convention

This pass does not provide you a free hotel room, free travel, or free food for the duration of the convention. Please plan accordingly.

This pass does not allow access to the VIP or priority seating area during all main events, concerts, or panels.

This pass does not allow preferential treatment during autograph sessions.

This pass does not allow you access to private or staff areas within the convention center or hotels.


Seating, Photography and Video Recording Rules

Photography and/or video recording is allowed in all panels, events, and public convention areas (unless stated otherwise), except main events concerts. Only exceptions are official Anime Matsuri staff photographers and pre-approved press members.

All press members wanting to photograph the main events must be pre-approved.

A listing of all panels and events that will not allow photography or video recording will be provided prior to the convention.

Press members may sit in the press seating area at Main Events for applicable events. Depending on availability, this area is not guaranteed. It is recommended to arrive at least 30-45 minutes before general seating starts. If desired, members can also arrive at the Press Lounge at least 45 minutes prior to an event where you can be escorted to the press seating area.


Consequences for not adhering to the Media/Press Rules

Professional behavior is expected as you are representing your media outlet/organization. You are expected to follow all Anime Matsuri policies. Please interact with staff, attendees, and other media outlets in a professional and respectful manner. Please note that all attending members from your media outlet/organization along with the media outlet/organization, where applicable, will be held liable for your actions.

Badge removal, and/or possible removal from the convention center and/or hotel.

Removal for consideration for a press badge for the following year at Anime Matsuri. If the offense is severe, a longer penalty may be enacted.

The deadline for media team registration is August 13, 2020.

Anime Matsuri 2020 Media Team Application

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Anime Matsuri 2020 Media Team Application