Media and Press Application

Media Terms and Guidelines

Registration deadline is August 9th. Please apply in advance. All press submissions will be carefully considered and approved at our discretion. Within special circumstances, we reserve the right to accept beyond the deadline in a case by case scenario and will not be commonplace.

Each accepted press application allows for up to four (4) press badges. These badges are non-transferable, and those picking up the badge will need to show proper identification to prove their association with the press company they are representing.

We request all applicants to provide links to, or a copy of their coverage of the convention they have been sent to. We give priority to all those who follow through with all provided requests.

Qualifications for a Complimentary Press Badge

Every person attending must be able to meet and supply some or all of the following items.

  • Legitimate News and Press outlet organizations (including College Press).

  • Must have been in operation for at least two years.

  • Business cards with full legal name, title, contact information and organization logo. ( We cannot accept any business card that may be lacking the requested information )

  • Web-based outlets may need to provide traffic analytics, upon request.

The following will NOT be considered for a Press badge. You may still apply, and we will take you into consideration for a complimentary badge:

  • Personal blogs

  • Cosplay photographers

  • Photo galleries

  • Microbloggers

Photographers that charge attendees for photoshoots on the convention premises WILL NOT be considered for a Press or a complimentary badge. You are invited to purchase an attendee badge.

Application submission will close on August 9th. There will be extremely limited press registration on site. Please pre-register by the deadline above. Thank you

After Applying:

- Status of application will be sent to the email address provided.

- If the application is approved the applicant will receive an email verifying their confirmation.

- Once approved, you will receive a voucher for each person(s) listed in the application.

- Up to four (4) total, to the primary applicant’s listed email address.

Important Information

  • - Anime California reserves the right to refuse Press badges without reason at any point of the pre-registration and on-site registration process.

  • - Failure to comply with our press policies and all other Anime California policies may result in revocation of your Press Badge.

    - If you have already purchased or otherwise obtained your badge for Anime California, you will not receive an additional badge. If you are a volunteer or are getting your badge for free (pass-on, prize, etc.) you will not receive an additional badge.

    - No transfers, roll-overs, pass-on, or refunds will be given.

    - For those Press outlets that wish to provide media coverage for Anime California or film at the convention, they must supply their own waiver forms that must be signed off by the head of Press.

    - A copy of all video footage must be provided to Anime California email:

The following WILL NOT be provided as part of your complimentary badge.

  • Hotel

  • Food

  • Parking

  • Access to the Guest Lounge


Guest Interview Procedure

All interviews with Anime California guests must be requested in advanced and arranged with our Marketing team. You may email to inquire. We will attempt to arrange a meeting based on our guest’s availability. We will be in contact once we have more information available regarding the interview.

Ad Hoc Interviews

Interviews with general members, dealers, other than Anime California guests do not require marketing approval.