A Press Membership is not intended to provide preferential treatment for members of the Press at Anime Central. However, it does offer unique opportunities to active media outlets through:
- 1-on-1 and group interviews with Guests of Honor and Performers.
- A private Press area in the Donald E Stevens Convention Center
- As well as reserved Press seating at some events during the convention.
The requirements for registration have been revamped for 2023 and are posted below. Please note that we now offer expanded options for members of the media to join us in coverage of the event as we celebrate Anime Central! All outlets must have a minimum of (1) years’ activity and be updated regularly. Other accounts outside of the outlet (including social media presence) as well as past interaction will be taken into account towards approval/denial of a Press Membership.
Approval for a Press Membership Badge may be for a complimentary (“Comp”) badge or a paid badge. Members of the Press who qualify for Press status but not a complimentary Membership badge may purchase one at the Professional rate (currently, $40/weekend).
If your outlet has multiple members, please verify that each member of the outlet is registered individually. You will receive a confirmation email for each registration so you know it has been received. We suggest emailing your credentials to email@example.com at this point as it will greatly speed up processing.