until Anime Milwaukee 2017


Below are the Sponsorship, Photographer and Press Policies & Applications


Anime Milwaukee thanks our sponsors, they help us make the convention even better!

Right Stuf Anime rightstuf

Right Stuf Anime! Your Store for Anime, Manga, Figures, and MORE!  What’s better than anime, figures, and collectibles? FREE anime, figures, and collectibles, of course! Our good friends over at Right Stuf Anime have put together a contest for Anime Milwaukee attendees to win awesome stuff leading up to our convention event in February! So while you’re doing your holiday shopping with Right Stuf Anime, don’t forget to check out the contest here!”
Link to the contest page: http://rsani.me/animemilwaukee

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We are dedicated to bringing cosplayers and wig enthusiasts wig styles wearable on any head type, as well as being realistic and easy to style. All wigs are made a full 23-inch circumference cap size (unless stated otherwise) to accommodate large heads and/or thick hair


Stone Bridge Presssbplogo

Stone Bridge Press, books on Asia, especially Japan and China: language, culture, travel, design, literature, manga, and more!




Japanese Program at UWMjapanese-logo

The goal of the Japanese Program at UWM  is to provide students with the linguistic and cultural fluency required to live and work in a Japanese environment. This involves rigorous study of the Japanese language as well as training in a wide array of topics in Japanese culture. As a testament to the efficacy of our program, many of our graduates live in Japan currently, and others live in the United States pursuing careers utilizing their Japanese skills.



FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America.



If you represent a business or agency that deals with Japanese animation, manga, video games or other such products, you might want to become a sponsor for Anime Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest anime convention! Our attendance rate continues to grow each year. Although we started with mere hundreds of attendees, we now boast over several thousand attendees. Hosted in the wonderful downtown Milwaukee area, we occupy the Hyatt Regency hotel and the Wisconsin Center convention center building, and we will continue to grow and bring our attendees the best convention experience possible. If you wish to advertise to our attendees and have your product reach people in the Milwaukee area, please contact us at sponsoring@animemilwaukee.org for more information. We have a variety of competitive and attractive sponsoring and advertising opportunities for any business.


2017 Photographer Policies

mediaphotoIf you intend to charge attendees for photo shoots we require you to purchase a Photographer Badge. Anyone who are financially profiting from our event and/or attendees must be accounted for through similar regulations as our exhibitors and vendors.

Photographers with professional or pro-sumer gear who are taking photos and their present talent may be approached by staff at the convention and asked if they are doing a paid photo shoot, in the event that you do not have an Anime Milwaukee issued Photographer or Press Badge, you will be escorted to Registration to obtain an appropriate badge. 

This badge is $90 (or $45 with a trade-in of your regular attendee badge). The purpose of the application process is to verify your service as legitimate, not to judge quality of work. 

Photographer Badge Application

Press Rules and Regulations

Welcome respective medias and publishers to another exciting year at Anime Milwaukee!

press2This is the 10th 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 9,000 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 falling into the wrong hands, we limit the amount of badges any single publication may have, unless prior appropriate justifications are made with the Press Department Manager.

Are you interested in helping us push our event on your respected medias?  Click Here to be directed to downloadable media to add to your publication before our event. Let your audiences know that you’ll be here.

Quality Control Check-Ups

Press department staff will be performing post-convention follow-ups with all attending press. Staff will review all convention reporting to determine that services or coverage provided was performed in equal to the value of convention badge(s) to Anime Milwaukee. Number of badges per publication will be a factor in the assessment. Those who have been determined as providing insufficient coverage will either have to meet additional criteria or be denied press access in future years.  Online reports may also be showcased on our Inside AMKE page.

We are requesting all 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.

Press Center Location and Hours:

LOCATION: GILPATRIC – Lobby level of the Hyatt Regency

SUNDAY: 9AM – Noon

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!

For further questions, Contact the Press Department Manager at Press@AnimeMilwaukee.org

Press Badge Application