Press Relations Policy

There will be no onsite press registration, except in special cases as approved by the Event Support Solutions, Inc. (ESSI) Marketing Executive and/or NekoCon Con Chair. Applicants must first pass a screening process. Applicants should keep in mind that just because a given reporter or organization was approved in a prior year does not guarantee credentials for the current year.

Applications and verification materials must be submitted by August 31, 2018, for consideration. Exceptions to this rule may be made by the ESSI Marketing Manager. Please allow until September 30, 2018, to process applications and verification materials. All applicants will be notified via email regarding the decision of their press application.

All press access must be obtained through the Press Registration process. Press access will not be given to any individuals who are not approved for a press badge.

Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and your NekoCon badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your NekoCon press badge. A press badge does not allow for plus ones, guests, or children. You are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary press badge. Counterfeit or duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.

The issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Event Support Solutions, Inc., and its event. Please be respectful of all our attendees. A NekoCon press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover the event. Event Support Solutions, Inc. does not tolerate coverage that includes stunt type events, ambush interviewing, or any sort of action that could make any of our attendees feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Press may not solicit payment for their services from attendees before, during, or after the convention. Press is expected to abide by all of NekoCon’s policies. If a press badge holder is found to be in violation of any policies or laws, including but not limited to event, venue, local, state, and/or federal, then their badge may be revoked. Additional consequences may be enforced by the proper authorities.

Important Information Regarding Programming and Autographs

All event and program rooms have limited capacity as set by the Fire Marshal. Even though your badge is needed to get into all events, it does not guarantee you access to any event if it has reached its capacity.

Most autograph signings are of a limited nature. Your badge does not guarantee autographs at any event.

Convention Coverage

Press is required to send a copy of any coverage of NekoCon to . If you receive a press badge and there is no coverage of the event you will automatically be denied for a press badge at any future Event Support Solutions, Inc. event.