Please read through and consider all of the following before applying for press.
Please submit only one application per media outlet or organization.
All applicants must be at least 18 years old. We do welcome student journalists on a non-personal assignment representing schools with a student ID.
Applying for press credentials does not automatically grant you approval. A media outlet that was approved in the prior year is not guaranteed approval for the current year.
Only applicants from media outlets or organizations that have existed for at least two years will be considered.
If you are applying with multiple members from a media outlet or organization, all members may not be approved.
Arriving at the convention and applying for press will not be allowed. There will be no on-site press badge registration. We will not add or change reporters onsite for web-based media without prior permission from the press coordinator.
The Anime Matsuri Press Team reserves the right to deny an application for any suitable reason.
Approved press may not charge money and profit from photography or videography.
Photographers and Videographers not associated with a media outlet are encouraged to apply using the Anime Matsuri Media Team Application.
You may not be approved for press for the following reasons:
Applicants who are personal bloggers or cosplay and convention photographers that are not associated with a media outlet.
Applicants who have limited distribution.
Members who do not work in reporting roles for media outlets.
Applicants who were press at Anime Matsuri 2019 and did not publish or send media coverage to us.
Applicants who are photographers or videographers that profit from photo or video shoots.
Media outlets whose main content does not focus on Japanese culture or anime.
Proof of Credentials
Print Media and Student Press
Provide at least three examples of your work (articles, reports, etc.) from your media outlet, a copy of your press credentials, and also (if applicable) a letter of intent on company letterhead from your supervisor/teacher/editor to cover the event.
Film, Podcast, or Broadcast Media/Press
Provide at least three examples of your work (previous video clips, podcasts, DVD/Video releases, etc.), a copy of your press credentials, and also (if applicable) a letter of intent on company letterhead from your supervisor/editor to cover the event.
Internet Based Media/Press
Provide at least three examples of your work (URL links to articles), a copy of your press credentials, and also (if applicable) a letter of intent on company letterhead from your supervisor/editor to cover the event.