Press

Press

How to Apply:
We appreciate your interest in attending Anime California 2016 as press. All Press Inquiries must be emailed to: ac.industry.press@gmail.com, and need to include the following in the body of the email:

1.) Legal First and Last Name

2.) Badge name

3.) Phone number, email address and mailing address

4.) Organization name

5.) Website

6.) Any pertinent information you feel we should know.

* Registration deadline is August 1st, 2016. Please apply in advanced. All press submissions will be carefully considered and approved at our discretion.*

Qualifications for a Press badge:
*Every person attending must be able meet and supply some or all the following items.
News and Press outlet organizations. (including High School / College Press)
1.) Must have been in operation for at least two years.
2.) Business cards with full name, title, contact information and organization logo.
3.) We cannot accept business cards without printed name and contact information.
4.) Web based outlets may need to provide traffic analytics, upon request.

The follow will NOT be considered for a Press badge, and are invited to purchase an attendee badge, or apply for a photography badge:
• Personal blogs
• Cosplay photographers
• Photo galleries
• Micro bloggers

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 link to Press registration- You must complete this form. Each person approved for press must register separately.
Picking up your badge:
Further instructions will be sent via email on when and where to pick up your badge.
If you have any questions, please contact: conchair@animecalifornia.com

Please Note:
• 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 membership for Anime California, you will not receive an additional membership. If you are Staff or are getting your membership for free (pass-on, prize, etc.) you will not receive an additional membership.
• 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

The following WILL NOT be provided as part of your complimentary badge.
*Hotel *Food *Parking *Access to the Guest Lounge

Interview Policies and Procedures
*Guest Interview Procedure
All interviews with official Anime California guests must be requested and arranged with our Press Relations staff. Our staff will arrange interviews with guests, and their representatives as their schedules allow. Requesting an interview does not guarantee that one will be arranged.
*Ad Hoc Interviews
Interviews with general members, dealers, other than official Anime California guests do not require Press relations staff approval.

* Registration deadline is August 1st, 2016. Please apply in advanced. All press submissions will be carefully considered and approved at our discretion.*

Industry

How to Apply:
All individuals that wish to register as “Industry” and request complimentary entrance to Anime California must email: ac.industry.press@gmail.com with the following information:

1.) Legal First and Last Name

2.) Badge name

3.) Phone number, email address and mailing address

4.) Organization/Company name

5.) Website

6.) Any pertinent information you feel we should know.

* Registration deadline is August 1st, 2016. Please apply in advanced. There will be extremely limited Industry registration at con. All Industry submissions will be carefully considered and approved at our discretion.*

Qualifications for a Complimentary Industry Badge:
Individuals MUST be in active employment or have worked in the last 12 months with an industry company that is recognized as a production, licensing, post-production or marketing organization- working as part of the creative process, or at an executive level.
1. Positions considered part of the creative process are: (Voice Actor, Artist, Musician, Writer, etc.)
2. Positions considered at the executive level are: CEO/CFO/COO, President, Vice President, Director, etc.)
3. Only those working in the fields related to anime, manga and/or Japanese culture will be considered.

Credentials will be required (to be presented at check-in, if application has been approved) in order to receive complimentary entry into the event.
Acceptable forms of credentials are as follows:
* Business Card with company name, applicant name, and contact information.
* Paycheck Stub verifying full-time employment.
* Company Credit Card listing the applicants name and company name.
* W-2 Form
* Must be a minimum of 18 years of age by/on August 1st, 2015.

Notes:
* Companies may receive a maximum of 4 complimentary memberships only. Any additional individuals registering as Industry that are from the same company will need to purchase their memberships at the current registration price.
* International attendees should submit similar credentials unique to their country that confirm their employment.

* All registrants must be reviewed and approved by convention staff. You will be contacted via email if we require more information or further clarification. We reserve the right to deny applications at any stage of the process without explanation.
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 link to Industry registration- You must complete this form. Each person approved for Industry must register separately.
If you have already purchased or otherwise obtained your membership for Anime California 2016, you will not receive an additional membership. If you are Staff or are getting your membership for free (pass-on, prize, etc.) you will not receive an additional membership.
* No transfers, roll-overs, pass-on, or refunds will be given…
The following WILL NOT be provided as part of your complimentary membership.
* Hotel * Food * Parking
*Application submission will close on August 1st, 2015. There will be extremely limited industry registration on site. Please pre-register by the deadline above. Thank you*

Photography

Photography plays a crucial role in the convention community. If you are a photographer
wishing to conduct photo shoots at Anime California we ask that you register as a
photographer.

A photographer badge is not the same as Press and/or Media. The Photographer Badge is
a way to identify photographers cleared by the convention to do photo shoots. Every
applicant will need to be qualified by the Staff of the convention.

Qualifications for a photographer badge may include (but are not limited to):

* Reviewing Photographers’ Past Work

* Querying Former Collaborators for recommendation

* Examining turnaround time

* Where the work has been posted

How to Apply

All individuals that wish to register as Photographers and request complimentary entrance to Anime California must email: ac.industry.press@gmail.com with the following information:


1.) Legal First and Last name

2.) Website (or any other place the photos are posted)

3.) Links to 3 Past Collaborators (references)

4.) Phone number, email address, and mailing address

5.) Any additional information you feel that Anime California needs.


*Application submission will close on August 1st, 2016. There will be no complimentary photography registration on site. Please pre-register by the deadline above. Thank you**

Once approved, you will be given either Option A or B, and you will receive a link to the Photography registration- You must complete this form. Each person approved for Photography must register separately.

Option A

*Complimentary Badge.

*The Convention May request use of photos shot during the convention for Marketing purposes.

*Photo Credit will be issued.

*A signed release by the photographer will be required before use of photos.

Option B

*Discounted Badge.

*You will be e-mailed a discount code.

*Register as a pre-registered attendee.

*You will be able to exchange your attendee badge for a photographer badge.

* If you have already purchased or otherwise obtained your membership for Anime California 2016, you will not receive an additional membership. If you are Staff or are getting your membership for free (pass-on, prize, etc.) you will not receive an additional membership.
*No transfers, roll-overs, pass-on, or refunds will be given…
The following WILL NOT be provided as part of your Photography membership.
*Hotel * Food * Parking *Access to the Guest Lounge


*Application submission will close on August 1st, 2016. There will be no complimentary photography registration on site. Please pre-register by the deadline above. Thank you**