Press Registration



ShadoCon welcomes all media personnel who work in the anime, manga, video game, and/or entertainment industry with open arms. Press members may work for a major company or be independent contractors/professionals. The requirements for a press pass are below, and you may apply for a press pass through our online form.

Once you have applied to be press, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to let you know your application was received. You will receive a second e-mail if you are approved for a press pass confirming all relevant details. Please be aware you will be required to show ID and/or a business card when picking up your press pass at Registration.

A prior press pass does not equal future passes. ShadoCon reserves the right to cancel or revoke a press pass without explanation during the pre-registration process or during the convention itself.





 To be considered for the ShadoCon Press, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • It is preferred that if you have active employment at a recognized print publication such as a magazine, newspapers, or other outlets such as radio, television/cable/affiliate station/program, newscast and/or online magazine. We will also consider writers/reporters from high school and university level publications, but we kindly request that you provide us with a letter of intent signed by you and your editor-in-chief/advisor on official school letterhead.
  • Applications with official company e-mails are preferred.
  • Business card with stated company name, individual name and contact information, letter of recommendation or a recent company pay-stub.
  • A Valid picture ID.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age by the begining of ShadoCon.

You will be notified via e-mail if you are approved for a ShadoCon Press Pass. Please note that those who have obtained approval for “Press” admission will still be required to provide their official business card and valid ID.


Individuals who choose to register at the convention will also be required to provide the items mentioned in points 3 and 4 above. Since we will not have all of our resources available at the convention, please be aware that information that cannot be verified on the spot may result in the denial of the Press Badge.