This is the 11th year of Anime Milwaukee (AMKE), and we are proud to be providing the Milwaukee area with entertainment geared towards the anime and gaming communities. Last year we had over 9,500 attendees join us. AMKE is a three (3) day convention that operates at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Wisconsin Convention Center in Milwaukee.
Press access for Anime Milwaukee is a powerful tool, so, in order to prevent press passes from misuse, we limit the amount of badges any single publication may have, unless prior appropriate justifications are made with the Press Department Manager.
As we here at Anime Milwaukee issue press passes to respected members of the media free of charge, there will be follow-ups with each organization to assure we’re receiving an equal trade in valued publicity for your free admission to our event.
Upon of approval, confirmed medias will be published on our Press Page of the website.
Are you interested in helping us push our event on your respected medias? Let your audiences know that you’ll be here.
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 medias to advance circulation of your reports.
Press Application Guidelines
All press applicants must provide the following credentials to validate themselves as a member of a press outlet.Failure to supply our requirements will result in denied press pass access.
- Business card (Present on-site when picking up your badge)- Letter of introduction and intent on your publication’s letterhead (Emailed as an attached document or present on-site)- The below media-type, specific requirements (Email or present on-site):
All final publicly published reporting will be submitted upon their release for archiving, marketing and quality control assessments (see below). All submissions must be made by March 1st, 2018.
Be sure to sign up for the press release mailing list, so that you will be the first to know when something new is coming in for Anime Milwaukee!
We do encourage pre-convention hype publicity, however DO NOT take or borrow logos on our website or social medias to promote our event, we have a created a promotional logo specifically for this purpose and it is available upon request.
HOURS: THURSDAY: 5PM – 7PM FRIDAY: 9AM – 7PM SATURDAY: 9AM – 7PM SUNDAY: 9AM – Noon
Press Sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Press Room.
Each publication will be required to sign up for and attend a minimum of two (2) Press Sessions, however there is no limit as to how many sessions you can attend. Failure to register and/or attend these sessions will put you and your publication in bad standing with our department and potentially the convention as a whole.
We ask that you be kind, courteous and respectful to our guests, staff and other members of the media during these sessions.
We value fair and constructive criticisms of our event. We do not sensor appropriate, accurate reports of our event, however, we do ask that you do your best to keep the views of our event in a positive light. The reason that Press access remains free at our event is for the purposes of a trade in promotion of our event. Negatively bias coverage of our event may result in denial of press access to our event in future years.
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 accredited.
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.
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.
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.
For further questions, Contact the Press Department Manager at: Press@AnimeMilwaukee.org
Thank you for reading our rules and regulations.