Animazement

At Animazement, we have a very limited number of press passes available each year, and we issue these on a first come, first served basis. By the first day of the con, all passes will be have been issued, and no press passes will be given at the con without advance registration.

If this is the first time you are applying for an Animazement press pass, you must first pre-register for the convention as an attendee, and then send a link to a write-up you have done for another anime convention (or similar event), and your application will be considered. If accepted, you will be issued one press pass for yourself or your organization, and your pre-registration fee will be reimbursed.
If you have attended Animazement as press in the past, you must first pre-register for the convention as an attendee, and then send the press coordinator a link to a write-up on your site for a previous Animazement with your request for press priveleges. If accepted, you will be issued one press pass for yourself or your organization, and your pre-registration fee will be reimbursed.

Given the number of press pass applicants, second passes cannot be guaranteed for your organization. We will not issue any second passes until closer to the opening of the con, when we have a better idea of how many reps would like to attend. Feel free to provide information for a second applicant, but please make clear who will attend if the second applicant does not get a pass.

Please understand that we must be able to confirm that you are a legitimate journalist with a history of publishing information about anime conventions (or similar events) in order to grant you any press priveleges. Animazement does not simply offer press passes and free admission to anyone with a blog!

Animazement no longer schedules press interviews with our Guests of Honor. Please do not ask.

If you have any special requirements, such as needing a table or electricity, please let us know well in advance of the con, so we can help you make any arrangements you will need to make your experience successful and enjoyable. Please be aware that while free Wi-Fi is not available within the Raleigh Convention Center, the city of Raleigh provides free Wi-Fi outside of the convention center, and across downtown Raleigh.

Press Pass Privileges

1. Reimbursement of pre-registration fees to the convention (hotel accommodations and transportation fees not included).

2. Reserved seating for certain convention events, including the Cosplay.

Press Pass Requirements

1. Courteous treatment of convention attendees, staff, and guests.

2. Generally good convention behavior.

3. Publishing photos and/or information about Animazement via your media outlet.

4. Providing our Press Coordinator copies of all media you publish about Animazement (including articles, photos, videos, etc.) Digital copies may be sent via email. Hard copies of printed publications may be sent to our mailing address.

5. Providing our Webmaster with a link to your coverage of Animazement on your website, once available, so we can post it on our site after the con.

How to Apply for Press Privileges

In order to be considered for a press pass, you must first pre-register for the convention as a general attendee. Then, send the Press Coordinator the following information no later than two weeks before the con, in order to give us time to process your application, issue your reimbursement, and print your badge:

Press rep’s full name
Organization / Publication Name
Address
Phone number
Email address
Gender
Age
Confirmation of Pre-Registration (Badge name, Date pre-registered, confirmation number)
Links to previous coverage of Animazement (or similar events)

Please note: No applications for press priveleges will be considered without paid pre-registration for the convention as a general attendee.

Requesting a Second Press Pass

Second press passes for an organization may be requested, but are not guaranteed. Pre-Registration as a general attendee is required for consideration. To request a pass for the second person who will attend if two passes are issued, please send the Press Coordinator the following information:

Second press rep’s full name
Organization / Publication name
Address
Phone number
Email address
Gender
Age
Confirmation of Pre-Registration (Badge name, Date pre-registered, confirmation number)
Links to previous coverage of Animazement (or similar events)

Please note: No applications for secondary press passes will be considered without paid Pre-Registration for the convention as a general attendee.

Contact the Press Coordinator

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