The Press Badge application will open in late April 2024.
IF YOU PLAN TO APPLY, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
Your Press Pass allows complimentary access during all public hours. Your Press Pass does NOT allow early access or special access. Your Press Pass does NOT allow you to cut lines. Your Press Pass does NOT guarantee you seats. Your Press Pass does NOT guarantee you autographs or free autographs from guests. Everyone attending Anime NYC as Press MUST follow all Anime NYC policies – including our Anti-Harassment rules.
Press Registration is open to journalists making regular editorial contributions only. Editorial Press includes Writers, Reporters, Reviewers, Producers, Photographers, and Cameramen who are attending specifically to cover Anime NYC. Non-Editorial personnel at media companies such as Marketing and Sales staff do not qualify for Press Passes and will not be approved. Friends and family of Editorial Press also do not qualify for Press Registration.
Press Passes will not be approved for dormant outlets or outlets created only with the intent of obtaining free admission. If you’re applying with a website that hasn’t been updated in six months, a blog that’s launching soon, or a YouTube channel with only two videos, you’re not likely to be approved. Anime NYC checks every application that is submitted.
Press Passes are non-transferable. You may not loan or sell your Press Pass, and anyone conducting such behavior will have their Press Pass revoked and will be disqualified from Press Passes at future Anime NYC events.
Please only have one member of your media outlet apply for badges – he or she can apply for your full team. This person should be your organization’s main contact, and they will be responsible for picking up all of your badges onsite.
If approved for Press Passes, all your badges will be available for pickup in the Press Room at Anime NYC. Press Badges are not mailed in advance.
If you’d like to speak with an invited guest, please arrange this through our Press Team prior to the show after your Press Passes have been approved. Interviews with talent cannot be guaranteed at the event. All our guests have approved schedules and onsite requests are very difficult to fulfill.
Anime NYC 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 NYC to make an informed decision – you won’t be able to submit further information later on.
After reading this page, please click through to the form which follows when the application opens. Complete this form in its entirety. After Anime NYC receives your application, our Press Team will respond by the date listed below. Please understand that submitting an application does not guarantee you a Press Pass. It is only after your full form is received, reviewed, and approved that a Press Pass will be issued. Incomplete applications will not be approved.
Online Press Registration will close Monday, August 19, 2024
Applicants will begin to hear back on the status of their application by late June 2024 with approvals being issued on a rolling basis until Wednesday, August 21, 2024