Asheville Anime Regional Convention® welcomes members of the media who are involved in the anime, manga, and/or entertainment industry.

Complimentary badges are provided as a courtesy to those intending to do press coverage of Asheville Anime Regional Convention. Press members may be freelance, or employed with a major media company.

Press Badge privileges include:

Admission to Asheville Anime Regional Convention.
Priority entry to all panels (limited) as well as the Exhibit Hall.
Complimentary assigned seating for certain ticketed events/concerts. (Subject to availability. first-come-first-serve)
Consideration for interviews with Guests of Honor. (Must apply for press badge by July 1st. Interview request form will be sent to eligible press when requested.)
Please note the following when submitting your application:

Outlet must be at least two years old.
You must be able to provide relevant coverage from other events.
Press outlet/organization must submit coverage from previous years if they have attended Asheville Anime Regional Convention in previous years.
A reporter or press outlet that was approved in a prior year is not guaranteed approval for the current year.
Applying for a press badge does not guarantee a press badge.