Anime Ohio 2019 Press Application

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Media Terms and Guidelines

Anime Ohio welcomes professional members of the media to our event. We are happy to provide complimentary Press Credentials to qualified journalists. Media Registrations are available by completing the application on this page. Anime Ohio Press Credential registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions. Editorial press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, cameramen, etc. who are attending specifically to write about Anime Ohio and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs, podcasts, radio, etc.


Press credentials to Anime Ohio 2019 are being made available for the following media outlets:

-Print Media: Print Media includes local newspapers, national newspapers, college newspapers, magazines, etc.

-Television and Radio: TV& Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local TV and National TV

-Internet Press: Passes for Internet press will be issued on a very limited case by case basis. We have a limited amount of press passes for internet only press, making it difficult to grant passes to everyone who makes a request. In order to even be considered for internet press credentials you must fit the following criteria:

-The website you write for must have been active on the web for at least two years.

-Must have original content updated at least weekly.

-Websites deemed offensive or antagonistic towards our fandom, guests or the event will not be approved.

-Proven community involvement/support for Anime Ohio or other comic conventions around the U.S.

-Your website must have at least two verifiable social media pages with followers. Pages can be on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram.

-Must appear on a Google search for your site.

-Soft measures such as professionalism, quality, and history.

Complimentary Press Credentials are extended as a courtesy of Anime Ohio. Please understand that your Press admission allows access as long as space is permitting. Your Press admission DOES NOT allow:

-Early access into the building, special access or guaranteed seating

-The ability to cut lines

-Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket.

Press is limited to one or two passes per outlet. Pass holders must work for the outlet in question and have verifiable credits. Additional passes for working members of the team must be applied for. Please don’t try and pass your friend off as a photographer for the site, it won’t work and you will be banned from ever being considered for press credentials in the future. Press Credentials are provided only to journalists and their essential support staff (such as a camera operator). Family members, friends, and non-journalist colleagues must purchase admission.

NOTE: If you are not approved for “free” press credentials, you may still purchase a ticket to the show and report on the show that way. As well, having press admission does not guarantee any interviews.  Anime Ohio is not responsible for setting up interviews with any celebrity guests, authors, artists, or anyone other special guests attending this event. We value our featured guests and strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for them. We expect all those who receive press passes to also maintain this environment. If press pass holders fail to live up to this standard, Anime Ohio reserves the right to revoke press passes for the current event as well as for future events. Please show respect not only for our featured guests but also Anime Ohio. The number of passes are decided on a case to case basis and is purely the discretion of Anime Ohio. If you are granted a press pass, we ask (if possible) that you do a piece/share information regarding Anime Ohio before the event itself. You will also be added to the mailing list for any related press releases.

NOTE: Your pass is not approved until you receive a confirmation email from Anime Ohio. Do not assume it is approved and just show up. Everyone in attendance must have a pass, so you will be required to purchase one to enter if you are not approved for a press pass. The deadline to apply for press passes for Anime Ohio 2019 is Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11:59PM EST. You will be notified of approval or denial within one week of that deadline. An email will also be sent in regards to where and when you can pick up your press admission. Please ensure that the email address you provide to us is a working email address. We ask that you also add matt@cincinnaticomicexpo.com to your preferred addresses so those emails arrive in your inbox instead of your spam folder.

Anime Ohio reserves the right to approve or deny any application. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. Include any and all information in your application that will allow Anime Ohio to make an informed decision, as you will not be able to submit further information later on if your application is not approved. Anime Ohio Press Admissions are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught transferring or selling their Press badge will be disqualified at future events. There will be no onsite Press registration at Anime Ohio. Once all Press badges are allocated, no more will be released. Approval for Press Credentials at a prior Cincinnati Comic Expo or Anime Ohio event does not guarantee approval for this event.