Yama-Con would like to welcome all members of the press and/or other media who wish to cover our convention. We realize that the members of the media provide a good outlet for advertising and feedback. Press members may be employed with a major or local media company or independent contractors, professionals. We also encourage fan magazines, blogs, podcasts, etc. that do convention coverage/reports.

Please fill out the form below and allow us time to review your application. You will be notified via your provided email if your application is approved. The cutoff date to register for a press badge is October 31, 2016. You must register and be approved ahead of time. Press badges will not be given out at the convention.


Press badges will get you:

  • Admission to the convention all weekend.
  • Entry into all programming and events.
  • Access to our special guests and staff for interview with permission of the guest/staff member. Yama-Con does not arrange interviews with the guest on behalf of press, permission must be obtained on site from whom you wish to interview.

What we ask of you as press:

  • Notification of publication (link to posts, articles, etc. after the convention).If you do not submit these to us, we will not approve you in the future.
  • That our official logos and correct information be used/reported. Upon being approve you will receive a press kit with all of this information.
  • We issue you this pass in exchange for coverage of our convention.If you receive a press pass and fail to do any sort of coverage, or include misleading or false information in your report, Yama-Con will not give you a badge in years to come.
  • If you have been press in the past you may be asked to provide a copy of your publication before you are approved. This is simply to validate that you have provided coverage in exchange for your pass in the past.
  • All members of the press must adhere to all convention policies, rules and guidelines including the anti-harassment policy.


If you are approved, you may pick up your press badge after presenting a valid photo ID at registration throughout the weekend.


Before applying please review the press kit here: Press Kit

We hope that you can join us for Yama-Con!


Apply Here:


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