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Press and Media Info

Anime Banzai is a multi-day public convention that celebrates Japanese Popular Culture. Part of our mission includes spreading information about what the convention is all about to as many people as possible. We welcome any and all media that would like to cover our convention and spread the word.

If you'd like to cover the event through your media outlet, please contact us at press@animebanzai.org and we'll be happy to discuss how you can get involved with the convention.

Photography and Video Rules

Anime Banzai wants you to have great memories from your convention experience. Photographs and Video footage by attendees are generally allowed in all common areas of the convention - with the exception of the Art Show and Artist's Alley.

Specific rules and restrictions regarding video, audio and photography apply to certain other events and panels. Pay attention to signs and announcements regarding restrictions when entering a panel or event. Some of the voice actor guests may not want to be recorded as their voice is how they make their living.

When photographing or videotaping individuals or costumes, please use common courtesy and ask before photographing them. Please respect their rights if they do not wish to be photographed or recorded. It someone asks or otherwise indicates that they do not wish to be photographed, DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH THEM.

Photography or videotaping of Anime Banzai events, staff or attendees for the purpose of sale or publication to the press is expressly forbidden unless written permission has been obtained from Anime Banzai. Individuals may take pictures and video for private viewing. We ask any attendee of Anime Banzai to be courteous to those they wish to take pictures of, especially if you wish to place those pictures or video clips onto a personal web page or similar Internet archive. In this case, please ask your subjects for their explicit permission to post their image or video. Please also identify all images, sound bites and clips of Anime Banzai events as Anime Banzai events.

Attendees should also be aware that footage of the convention and attendees is gathered by staff members, including public areas, events and panels and may be used in a highlight tape, marketing endeavor or other use. By attending Anime Banzai you are consenting to be filmed or photographed by Anime Banzai staff or approved media or industry during the Anime Banzai event without compensation to you. Your attendance to any Anime Banzai event, including the convention, constitutes a grant of rights to Anime Banzai to reproduce, display, distribute, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use any footage of parts of the footage that it affixes in any media and in any manner throughout the world in perpetuity, including the Internet, broadcast, satellite and other transmissions.

These rules apply to all attendees (exhibitors, guests, press or any level of regular convention attendee). All members of the press are required to get pre-approval from Anime Banzai before photographing, videotaping, recording or interviewing staff, guests or attendees.

2014 Information Booklet

Download our 12 page Information Booklet below. You can also request a physical copy via the instructions to the left.

Anime Banzai 2013 Press Kit Cover

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