Application for Press Credentials

SacAnime welcomes and appreciates members of the press and media industry who come to our events, and we look forward to building a wonderful relationship with you.

For new organizations to receive press credentials to cover SacAnime, applicants must submit the Press Membership Application Form below.

Press Members of previous Sac Conventions must re-qualify for each event. You will receive an invitation to re-register for subsequent Sac Conventions events (including Sac-Con) provided you follow all the guidelines and the Press Member Code of Conduct at SacAnime Winter 2015.

If you are in good standing and attended a recent previous Sac Conventions event your organization DOES NOT need to submit a new application unless there has been a major change such as the name of the coordinator, name of the organization, main contact’s email address or similar.

Downloadable Documents:

Official Press Release In PDF Format Updated 11/18/2014
Official Press Release in MS Word Format Updated 11/18/2014

Full Color Flier in PDF Format (3.4 mb)
SacAnime Winter 2015 Flyer

Updated Flyer in JPG format

Each approved organization will receive a registration link and can register multiple members up to a limit. Press Memberships are complimentary. Press access will not be given to any individuals who are not approved for a current Press Membership. Press badges must be worn at all times while attending the event.

A valid photo ID and business card with matching name must be presented at the time of check-in. Group check in is not available. The business card must include company/organization name, your name, website URL or publication information, email address and/or phone number.

Press Members must submit a link with their application to a sample of their previous press coverage including previous SacAnime/Sac-Con coverage, or coverage of similar pop culture events within the past year. If your organization publishes physical media or produces a radio or television broadcast, an emailed file copy of the work is acceptable.

Press Members must adhere to the Press Member Code of Conduct. Failure to do so may result in membership cancellation. The Code of Conduct is available to all Press Members on the registration web site. Organizations must have existed for at least 1 year. Individual personal blogs and/or galleries will not be considered. You must be able to provide link to traffic stats page if requested.

If you are a blogger, vlogger, or photographer: your work must be posted within 30 days of the end of the event, or by February 4, 2015 or your organization’s Press Membership application for the next event will be denied. Links or an emailed copy of the article must also be sent to the Press Relations Director by that date. Contact the Press Relations Director if you have any questions.

The deadline to submit your press application for Winter 2015 is December 21st, 2014.

Press Credentials Application Form

SacAnime Interview Procedures

Interviews with official SacAnime Guests must be requested and arranged through Press Relations staff. Only Press Members may request interviews with Guests.

Interviews will be arranged as Guest availability allows; simply requesting an interview does not guarantee that one will be arranged. SacAnime staff works with Guests and their representatives to schedule the Guests’ time. This policy is necessary to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Press conference schedules will be available for small press, bloggers, and podcasters. All registered Press Members are welcome to attend. Recording equipment can be stored by Press Relations Staff upon request.

Ad Hoc Interviews

Ad hoc interviews with general members, dealers, and people other than Guest do not require SacAnime Press Relations approval.

Photography Guidelines:

Press Members must ask our convention attendees or Guests for their permission before taking their photograph per the Code of Conduct. Photographing someone after they have specifically requested not to be can result in membership cancellation and/or ejection from the convention.

Many of our attendees are minors. Please ask their parent, guardian, or chaperone for permission to take a minor’s photo and let them know where the photo will be located. Having extra business cards or photo cards to give out is a good idea.

It is not necessary to ask permission for candid videos of large crowds, but be mindful that filming of large panels and backstage access are allowed at the digression of the panelists and SacAnime staff. More detailed information is available on the Press Membership website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Wadley at
sacanime.press@gmail.com
with the subject line “Press Question”.