Below are Photographer and Press Policies & Applications
2018 Photographer Policies
If you intend to charge attendees for photoshoots, we require you to purchase a Photographer Badge. Any person who is 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, may be approached by staff at the convention and asked if they are doing a paid photoshoot. 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. Refusal to do so will result in the loss of your attendee badge, and you may be escorted off the premises. Press Badge qualifications and policies can be found below. 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. These passes will be available with our pre-registration system as well as on-location. Reports of a photographer being rude to attendees will result in the removal of the Photographer Badge. The photographer will be issued an attendee badge and be told to discontinue photoshoots for the remainder of the event. Inability to comply will result in removal of attendee badge and the event. Anime Milwaukee reserves the right to deny a Photographer Badge to anyone at any time.
These are weekend-only badges, there is not a single-day Photographer Badge. These badges will be made available for pickup at the convention only. Once you pick up your badge at Registration, visit the Press Department for your Photographer Pass.
WHAT THIS PROVIDES TO YOU:
- Approval to use our social media(s) to advertise.
- We will issue you an AMKE-authorized logo to promote your presence.
- Use of light stands (preferably battery powered only) on the premises.
- Use of clamp lights.
- Equipment is permitted in foot traffic areas, but should immediately be moved when your shoot is complete or if any handicap or special needs vehicle need to pass through.
WHAT THIS DOES NOT PROVIDE YOU:
- All-access privilege to our event.
- Priority seating or advance access to event space.
- The power to restrict attendees from certain areas of the convention. You may politely ask attendees to clear an area, but they do not have to comply.
Contact the Press Department Manager at Press@AnimeMilwaukee.org for more information.
Press Rules and Regulations
Welcome respective media and publishers to another exciting year at Anime Milwaukee!
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 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? Contact the Press Department Manager at Press@AnimeMilwaukee.org 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
THURSDAY: 5PM – 7PM
FRIDAY: 9AM – 7PM
SATURDAY: 9AM – 7PM
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