Press Registration for Anime Milwaukee 2019
Welcome to our media partners and community members.

We're excited for you to join us in our 12th year of Anime Milwaukee (AMKE). Last year, we had over 11,000 attendees join us as we celebrated anime, cosplay, and gaming in downtown Milwaukee. This year we return to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Wisconsin Convention Center for another fantastic year.

Press access is a powerful tool and privilege. We limit the amount of badges to vetted members of the media. Priority will be given to national, regional, and local affiliates. We will then distribute badges to fan media in order of prominence.

Student journalists are always encouraged to apply!

Are you interested in helping us push our event on your respected medias? Let your audiences know that you’ll be here.

General Press Qualifications
Only national, regional, and local affiliate press with proper credentials are allowed to register at the convention.

Individuals registering for press passes must represent a legitimate publication or media company and register ahead of time.

Anime Milwaukee will be accepting web-based, broadcast and print media publications. Freelance photographers and documentary film or video makers will NOT be granted press passes as they are not a circulation media. Social media 'pages' or 'groups' are not recognized by Anime Milwaukee as a primary outlet for reporting of our event. Your publication must be one of the accepted media types on our form. It is acceptable if your publication uses social media to advance circulation of your reports.

Press Application Guidelines
All press applications must provide links to their publications, list of active social media, and a roster of all staff attending the convention including their names, addresses, and cell phone numbers.

Previously accepted fan press will have their past articles and content checked to ensure that they shared their AMKE experience in a timely and appropriate manner.

The Press Manager reserves the right to refuse badges to anyone who has not sufficiently met the standards of fandom press and media partners as outlined in this form.

The Press Manager reserves the right to request proof of audience in the form of metrics or other qualitative data to ensure that badges are only distributed to legitimate press outlets.

Falsification of press credentials, metrics, or information is grounds for rejection from the visiting press corps, removal of membership from Entertainment and Culture Promotion Society, and in some cases, grounds for civil legal action.

Concerns about acceptance or rejection should be first sent to the Press Manager, then escalated to the Communications Director as necessary.

Press Room
LOCATION: GILPATRIC – Lobby level of the Hyatt Regency
Hours will be announced once guest availability is confirmed.
Guest and Celebrity Press Sessions
As a perk to attending as members of the media, we offer a unique opportunity for exclusive guest sessions only available to members of the press!

Press Sessions will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Press Room.

A list of all sessions will be shared when visiting press check in. You will be expected to register for sessions while checking in.

There is no requirement to attend these sessions.

If you do register for a guest session, you should make every attempt to arrive promptly and be ready to engage with our guest. Failure to attend a previously registered guest session will be noted and used in criteria for consideration of future activities with ECPS.

Follow Up
Those who have been determined as providing insufficient coverage will either have to meet additional criteria or be denied press access in future years.

We value fair and constructive criticisms of our event. We do appreciate accurate reports of our event and hope you'll help us grow the Milwaukee, and Wisconsin, fan community by sharing your positive experience.

Online publications will be shared on our website as well as our Social Medias as our "thank you" for your coverage, we hope that you gain some more followers.

We welcome any donations of any raw photos and videos for archiving and marketing purposes. In the event that materials are used from a publication, then that publication will be appropriately credited.

Anime Milwaukee Staff-Organized Events
ANY video or audio recording for Anime Milwaukee staff-organized events (such as the Masquerade, Cosplay Combat Chess, Fashion Shows, etc.) are not to be uploaded to the internet or made available to the public in their entirety.

Clip reels or highlight reels are allowed.

Reserved Seating Policy
Certain Anime Milwaukee events are highly attended and space is limited. Depending on the event, locations may be available for the setup of tripods and cameras. Areas are subject to availability, and, as such, space is given solely at the discretion of the Anime Milwaukee function space room supervisor. Reserved press seating is provided as a courtesy, if at all.

The masquerade will have limited seating, and press members who do not register in advance for this event in the press office may forfeit the opportunity to have reserved seating.

Musical Guests
Rights to visually or audibly record or capture musical entertainment content held at Anime Milwaukee are governed by said entertainer(s) agent, and Anime Milwaukee honors their requirements. This information will be made available at the time of press badge pick-up. Violations of any arrangements in regards to our musical entertainment guests are responded to with severe and possibly legal action by Anime Milwaukee and the representing label.
- Press membership does NOT gain preferential treatment at autograph sessions
- Press membership does NOT qualify a member of the press for preferential treatment at any event over the course of the convention
- Reserved seating, IF available, at various events (see Reserved Seating Policy above), is not guaranteed and will be in a designated section when available
- Press sessions will be made for various convention guests and a list will be made available on-site.
- Press badges will only be available for pick up in the Press Room
Privacy and Data Protection
Anime Milwaukee does not make public, sell or distribute your or your company’s contact information.

Your information is for internal use by Anime Milwaukee Management Staff only unless otherwise stated in 'optional' fields.

Certain Anime Milwaukee guests may require you to provide information to participate in their press session. Such information will be acquired from you by the guest's agent by methods of an additional sign-in sheet, which will be provided at the convention.

Abuse of Privileges
Abuse of press privileges reported to the Press Department is grounds for having press membership and Anime Milwaukee membership revoked. Please conduct yourself responsibly at all times. Violation of any of these arrangements may disqualify requests for covering or attending Anime Milwaukee in future, indefinitely.

If a person feels that their membership is revoked unjustly, they may discuss it with the Press Department Manager and or the Media Division Director. The revocation of a membership is a last resort, and the Press Department will do all they can to be certain that members of the press understand why such actions are necessary and how to avoid them.

Please do not hesitate to ask if there is some part of these policies you do not understand. Members of the press may discuss any questions/disputes regarding these policies with the Press Department Manager.

Anime Milwaukee reserves the right to modify our rules and regulations at anytime without prior notice and may deny you a press pass for any reason. Submitting the Press Registration Form does not guarantee you a press pass for Anime Milwaukee as each submission goes through an approval process as well as requires additional materials.

Anime Milwaukee reserves the right to modify our rules and regulations at anytime without prior notice and may deny you a press pass for any reason. Submitting the Press Registration Form does not guarantee you a press pass for Anime Milwaukee.

For further questions, Contact the Press Department Manager at:

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