Welcome to the Otakon Press Information Page. Before beginning, review our Otakon Press Relations Policy for 2013. As last year, approved members of the Press will NOT need to register for an Otakon membership.
Press interested in covering Otakon should apply in advance. The deadline is August 2nd.
Please read the requirements for Press applications carefully. If your application is missing anything, it may be denied or delayed.
To Get a Press Pass:
Qualifications for press may include (but are not limited to):
Each person that will be attending must fill out the form, even if someone from the same organization has already done so. Submitting a request for Press access does not guarantee that you will receive Press access. The total number of Press access tags is limited; as such, every name submitted for your organization may not receive Press access.
What Happens Next?
After you complete your application, you and your editor will receive an email. Your Editor/Supervisor must respond back to confirm that you are applying to represent the organization.
Once the application has been reviewed, editor confirmation received, and application is accepted, you will be sent a confirmation email. Please save the confirmation email because you will need to show it to pick up your Press badge at Otakon. If you are denied, you will receive notification.
Picking up Your Press Badge at Otakon
You will receive instructions on where to pick up your Press badge in your confirmation email. Press badge pickup will begin on Thursday afternoon, at the same time member pre-registration opens. Bring your confirmation e-mail and your government-issued ID.
The Press badge must be carried at all times. Without your Press badge, you will not have access to the convention which includes Press seating at selected Otakon events, access to the Press Lounge, or the ability to request interviews with Guests.
Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you at Otakon this year!
After the convention, we will request a courtesy copy of your coverage for our records and to make future assessments on press access.
Failure to comply with the Press Policies as well as Otakon policies may result in revocation of your Press badge.
Please check the Press and Publicity RSS News Feed on the Otakon website regularly for updates.