Press Concert Photography/Video Policy |
Press Badge Application |
Press & Media Information
Welcome to Pacific Media Expo, the largest show dedicated
to Asian Media and Pop Culture in the United States!
We would like to welcome all members of the press, both
professional and amateur alike. Please review our policies
and submit the requested information. Once we have confirmed
all of your information, we will follow-up with the
status of your request.
Press Concert Photography/Video
Only pre-approved members of the press will be allowed
to take photos/videotape from pre-designated areas of
the Anaheim Arena. Photography is limited to the first
three songs of each performance and only from the area
between the barricades and the stage. Video coverage
is limited to one minute.
Traditional Press Application
The publication has to be in publication before January
1, 2003 with at least a 7,500 circulation per issue.
The publication must be published at least quarterly.
Media and Freelance Press Badge Application
If you are a freelance writer/journalist/photographer,
please send us copies of your work along with your business
card and a letter of introduction on company letterhead.
Include an official photo identification showing your
name and date of birth.
If you are a broadcast journalist or photographer, please
include a letter from a producer/editor on company letterhead
stating that you are covering Pacific Media Expo on
assignment. Include an official photo identification
showing your name and date of birth.
If you are filming for a documentary, submit any clips
that you may have completed, a list of completed projects
and a letter of introduction on company letterhead stating
the purpose of the documentary. Include an official
photo identification showing your name and date of birth.
Webzine Press Badge Application
- The website have to be live prior to January
- 10,000 hits/month and at least 5,000 unique visitors
per month. Please provide a live link to your statistics
- The webzine is updated weekly.
- The webzine must be focused on news or reviews
- The webzine have to cover at least one of the following:
Asian Culture (Reviews, critiques or discussions.)
Asian Entertainment (Asian cinema, music or movies.)
If your application is approved, you will receive a
confirmation via E-mail. When you arrive at the convention,
please pick up your badge at the Press Office. Without
your press badge, you will not have access to the convention.
After the convention, we would appreciate a courtesy
copy of your coverage for our records. Frequently Asked
Press Badge Application
If you are interested in attending Pacific Media Expo
as a member of the press, please use our Press
WebReg page to fill out an application form.
What is a "Press Badge"?
A Press Badge allows us to identify you as a member
of the press. This gives you access to the Press Room,
the Press Office and seating preference for many of
our special events.
What is a Press Badge good for?
Typically, the benefits of a Press Badge are:
- Access to Guest of Honor (GoH) Panel Interviews
- Preferred or reserved seating for special events
(Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, Masquerade,
- The ability to take photos or videotape special
Note that a Press badge can be revoked for:
- Bothering a Guest of Honor.
- Requesting autographs or sketches.
- Bringing non-press guests to interviews or special
How do I obtain preferred or assigned seating for
Show your badge at the door. Seating is limited,
so please register in the Press Room for these events
at least two hours before the event is to take place,
and arrive early. Seating requests submitted after the
two hour limit may not be honored, and seating is not
How do I apply for a Press Badge?
Please review the Press Badge qualifications page
and submit a request via our Press WebReg. You will
receive a response via E-mail
How many Press Badges per publication?
The official limit is four per publication. Exceptions
can be made for professional video crews. The Press
Relations Manager must approve all exceptions.
What is the difference between Press Badge Approval
and having a Press Badge?
A confirmation E-mail will not get you into the
convention. You must pick up a physical badge at the
How long does a Press Badge approval take?
These items are required for at-con Press Registration:
Press Badge approvals typically take 14 days. If you
do not hear back from us, please follow up with the
Press Relations manager.
- A valid photo ID
- Press Credential. You MUST provide this item! No
application will be considered without a current Press
- Any articles you written featuring your byline.
Do not show up with a word document print out of your
article. The article must be in some sort of printed
material. (i.e. magazines, newspaper or books.)
- Professional association membership cards in your
name, your business card with a letter of introduction
on company letterhead from the media organization
- A completed printout of the Press WebReg form.
What is the Press Office?
The Press Office is where all the Press business is
done. This is the place where members of the press register,
pick up their badges and press kits, request seating
for special events and find out interview schedules
for our Guests of Honor. All special requests by the
press should be submitted via the Press Office.
What is the Press Room?
The Press Room is where all interviews are hosted. Only
Press members with badges are allowed access to the
Press Room. If the room is vacant, press members can
request to reserve it for private interviews or meetings.
First priority will always go to official convention
business. Meetings that run late will be asked to vacate
for any official convention business.
How do I interview a Guest of Honor?
Every Guest of Honor hosts one panel interview.
This is held in the Press Room. The master interview
schedule will be available within the Press Kit. Any
changes will be posted in the Press Office. Press members
are encouraged to ask questions but also share the time
with other press members. Guests are absolutely NOT
allowed into GoH interviews. If you would like to conduct
a one-on-one interview with a GoH, you will need to
make your own arrangements through the guest's representative.
PMX Press Staff can also forward requests for you. You
MUST provide your own interpreter for private interviews.
How do I obtain additional information AFTER the
Pacific Media Expo will be sending out a post-convention
press release. This will include convention highlights,
attendance numbers and the results of the charity auction
for City of Hope. Additional images will be available
for download on the PMX Press web page.
Who is this Press Manager who has the final say
Victoria Chan, Manager Press Relations, Press@PacificMediaExpo.com