Please click here to see the Press Information page for more information about registration.
Click here to review the Press Qualifications guidelines.
The waiting time for a response is about 2 weeks.
No. Only the person whose name is on the badge is allowed entry. Every individual must register for his or her own badge.
Yes. Each individual MUST have their own pass. No guest passes are issued – every member of your team must register for a pass either online or on-site.
Yes, but you’ll need their basic info handy (full name, address, email, qualifications, etc.) A confirmation email will then be sent to them and they’ll need to finalize the registration on their own. Please note: Complimentary press passes are limited to 5/people per company. If your team consists of more than 5 people, additional employees can gain entrance at a discounted daily rate of $15/day (available at the press registration area).
Yes. We have roaming security throughout the LACC that will stop you from entering the exhibit hall or programming rooms if you do not have a badge. Please either apply online or on-site for your press badge.
Freelance reporters must present at least 2 articles authored by them that have been featured on either an online or print news magazine.
No. Each badge issued belongs only to the person whose name is on the badge. If you are going to send someone else, they need to apply either online or on-site.
Please send a scanned copy of your credentials via email to [email protected] Or, you may fax it to Attn: Press Dept. (714) 937-1298. If you have questions on what to include, please visit the Press Information page.
Yes! We will hold on-site registration June 28-July 2nd at the LACC in Room 309. Please bring a business card and picture ID. If you do not have these items, Anime Expo reserves the right to refuse a complimentary pass.
No. You press badge grants you access to the LACC’s exhibit hall, common areas and surrounding programming rooms. If you would like to attend a ticketed event (concerts, Masquerade, etc.), you may sign up for a complimentary pass the morning of the event. A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will begin sign-ups for tickets at 9:00am the morning of the ticketed event in the press registration area. If you did not receive a complimentary ticket, you may purchase a ticket at the ticketing booth prior to the event. If you’d like to make sure you reserve your ticket ahead of time, you can always purchase a ticket online while applying for your press badge.
No. Due to security purposes, you must present a valid picture ID to an Anime Expo staff member in order to pick up your press badge.
We will email all approved members of the press a detailed description of when, where and how to pick up your press badge once that information is confirmed. If you plan on registering on-site, note that registration will take place in the LACC Room 309.
Each individual must pick up his or her press badge in person. A valid picture ID must also be presented.
Yes. You will not be allowed entry into the exhibit hall or any Anime Expo event without it. No exceptions.
In the event that you lose your badge, please visit the press registration area and we will issue you a new badge.
The Anime Expo press mailing list receives all pertinent programming and guest announcements for AX 2011. Please email [email protected] with the subject line “Add To Mailing List.”
Yes. If a non-English speaking Guest is holding a panel or conference, a professional interpreter will be on hand to assist.
Below is a working version of our photo and video policy. However, these guidelines are subject to change. A complete photo and video policy will be issued to you when you check in for your badge. At no point should any footage taken at Anime Expo be sold for profit. Photography and video is permissible in the common areas of the LACC and in most panels. You will be notified by the panel moderator or a posted sign if photo/video are not allowed in that particular event. Please respect our attendees’ and Guests’ wishes if they decline o be photographed or filmed. Failure to comply with this request can result in expulsion from Anime Expo.
Well, we think every day is exciting. But if you’re looking for a particular type of event, please check out our online schedule to find what you’d most like to attend. Your press badge will allow you access to Anime Expo’s exbhit hall and non-tickets events all 4 days.
Yes! Please check our Icons & Widgets page.
Yes. Approved press are able to board the dedicated Anime Expo shuttles for ease of travel between the LACC and AX Block Hotels June 29 – July 2 7:00am – 9:00pm. Boarding locations can be found in the Program Guide. Press badge must be shown before boarding shuttle.
Once announced, all guest biographies can be found on our website under the “Guests” tab on the home navigation bar.
Please send an email to [email protected]
Sign-ups will be open to all approved members of the press in late May. You will be emailed once the form is available. You may then fill in your desired guest interviews and times.
Interview requests will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once compiled, the final interview schedule will be emailed to you before the event.
Yes. Interpreters will be provided for all non-English speaking Guests of Honor.
You will be allowed 15 minutes. Photo and video is permissible.
Please bring a business card and picture ID.
No, but feel free to bring camera equipment of your own. Please keep in mind, however, that the 15 minutes you are allotted with each guest must include set-up and tear down of your equipment.
Unfortunately, no. The Guests of Honor have very busy schedules and will not be available for one-on-one interviews outside of the Press Junket.
The Guest of Honor was not included because their schedule did not permit it. Usually, we will hold a press conference in its place for all interested press to attend. You will be handed a press conference schedule when you pick up your badge on-site.
It depends on the Guest. You may ask the Guest as they are walking the red carpet if they have time for 1-2 questions. Please do not pester the Guest.
Yes. Please make sure you’ve picked up your press badge before the Red Carpet event begins.