Q-What is a "Media
Badge" and how do I get one?
A-The Anime North media badge identifies you as a member of the
press and gives you access to the media office, the media office/room
and special events for the duration of the convention. This year, we are
asking all members of the press to fill out the applications and submit
it by Saturday, May 7, 2005. All media badges are COMPLIMENTARY.
Requests are approved on a case-by-case basis. You will be notified by
e-mail. Lost media badges can only be replaced at the discretion of Anime
North. A replacement fee will be assessed for lost/forgotten badges. Media
passes may be picked up during the convention from the media office, unless
otherwise posted, so, please check in at the registration desk for directions,
ID will be required in order to pickup media passes.
Q-I missed the deadline
of May 7, 2005 because I forgot/couldn't register! Can I still get
a media badge? What do I do now?
A-If you just couldn't register online before May 7, 2005, come
to the Media office, bring with you a picture ID and some or all of the
following materials: Tear sheets featuring your byline, professional association
membership cards in your name, or your business card with a letter of
introduction on company letterhead from the media organization you represent.
Present these materials to the media Staff, and fill out the application
form they hand you. A Member of Anime North will review your materials
and either approve or deny your application on the spot. If you are approved,
you will be given a media kit and a badge.
Please note- there is
NO guarantee that applications will be processed after the due date or
onsite at the convention. This decision will solely be made on the availability
of the Anime North staff during the event.
Q-Will I be able
to attend workshops, panels and other events?
A-Yes, media representatives are allowed into function space during
panels, workshops and special events as observers only. Any media representative
who is deemed to be disruptive or otherwise makes guests or attendees
uncomfortable will be required to leave if asked by the event coordinator.
Final authority for what happens during scheduled events rests with the
event coordinator, the programming Director and programming staff.
Q-What else is
the Media Badge good for?
A-Aside from access to the convention and opportunities to interview
the GoHs, special sections are set aside for certain events (namely opening,
closing ceremonies, charity auction and masquerade) for members of the
media to view the event and take pictures. Show your badge at the door.
Seating is limited, so please register in the media office during office
hours. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the event. Seating requests
submitted after office hours may not be honored, and seating is not guaranteed.
A media badge grants you special reserved seating at certain events and
access to press sessions, but does not grant any special line privileges
or personal access to Guests of Honor.
Q-How many Media
Badges are allowed per publication?
A-The limit is two per publication. Anime North may grant exceptions
at their discretion.
Q-What is the
A-The green room is an area reserved for guests as a convenient
place to go between appearances in order to relax and prepare for their
Q- Who/what are
the Anime North ConCom?
A- The Anime North ConCom are the executive body of the Convention
Committee, their distinguished by the word "ConCom" upon their
staff badges, with a lot of responsibilities their time is often limited
and it is asked that all questions, needs or issues first be addressed
with media staff who will then forward the required information if/where
it is needed.
Q-Will I be allowed
access to the green room?
A-No, please respect the guests privacy, having only limited amounts
of time between appearances in order to prepare we ask that they allowed
that time uninterrupted. A separate time will be arranged in order to
accommodate interviews in another location.
Q-What is the
A-The media room serves both as the main office for media as well
as a location to do interviews, photo shoots and a place to relax, talk
and compare notes with your fellow media representatives, access will
be restricted to those carrying media badges only. Hours and availability
will be at the discretion / availability of media staff, subject to interviews
and other arranged times.
Guests of Honor interviews?
A-Every GoH gives an interview session, which is held in the media
room. Members of the press are encouraged to take this opportunity to
meet the GoH and ask questions. Interview schedules are included in the
media kit and changes are posted on the announcement board in the media
office. Only media members with valid media badges are allowed to attend
these GoH press interviews. Please do not try to bring your own guests
with you - without media badges, they will be refused entry.
Q-What are my
responsibilities as a member of the press?
A-Anime North media badges are given to members of the media to
facilitate their ability to disseminate information about our convention.
Members of the media have certain privileges that many Anime North attendees
do not possess. This includes reserved seating and opportunities to interview
the GoHs. Please do not abuse your privileges. Examples of abuse of privileges
include but are not limited to: harassing a GoH, requesting autographs
or sketches during interviews, bringing a guest with you to sit in the
seating area reserved for media members. If you are found to be abusing
your media/press access privileges, we may be forced to revoke your media
badge. To avoid any awkward situations, please review our policies.
Q-I'm a webzine,
or a reporter for an anime news website. Do I qualify for a media Badge?
A-It depends. Please see our media qualification section, and submit
the requested info to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll review your application
and get back to you.
Q-Are there any
special restrictions on filming the dealers room?
Ayes, Because of heavy traffic, media representatives are asked
not to film inside the dealers room during the times it is open to the
public without special permission from Anime North. An opportunity will
be provided for filming tables and interviewing dealers before the room
opens for the weekend. Once the doors open, there will be opportunities
to film the room full and busy, times to be agreed on beforehand with
Q-Will I be able
to photograph the art show if I have a media badge?
A-No, photography of the art show is prohibited in order to protect
the rights of the artists, please respect those rights as you would expect
someone to respect those of your works. Those found in violation will
be asked to leave and/or have their media badges revoked.
Q-Will I be able
to use the media pass to skip lines? (IE: dealers room, panel rooms, special
A-No, however if access is required for legitimate reasons (IE:
filming, heavy photo shooting, etc.) and immediate access is required
contact a media staff representative to see if an exception can be made.
Q-Will I be able
to store equipment between shoots in the media office?
A-No, unfortunately due to limited space we will be unable to provide
a storage drop-off, media members are asked to make other arrangements
to ensure your equipment is safely and securely stored elsewhere.
Q-I see attendees
without media badges taking pictures, can I ask them to stop?
A- No, convention policies allow for photography or filming of
events by the public within certain guidelines. Any attempt by media representatives
to curtail or prevent convention attendees from legitimately doing so
will be dealt with promptly by the staff of Anime North.
Q-I have a question
that isn't addressed here
A-Forward your question to email@example.com and we will do
our best to answer you in a complete and timely manner.
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