Media Qualifications

The following is a general rubric for those seeking media accreditation.

Printed Media:

  • The publication has to be in print for at least one year with at least a 2,000 circulation per issue.
  • Samples of such publication may be required to be submitted to Anime North.
  • Any smaller publication/media representation will be considered at the discretion of Anime North.

Webzine/Web-publishing Media:

  • The website must be live prior to the beginning of the convention year (January 1st).
  • 5,000 hits/month and at least 1,000 unique visitors per month. Please provide a live link to both your website and to your statistics page. (Note: newly launched but legitimate websites will be accepted under the discretion of Anime North).
  • The webzine/website is updated weekly.
  • The webzine/website is represented by true journalistic activities. Samples of reports/articles will be reviewed. As we are supportive of fan-based websites, we wish only to support those that present themselves in a professional journalistic manner.
  • “Con report” websites do not necessarily qualify as legitimate contributors or members of the press/media.
  • “Fan sites” based upon the works or on the individual Guest of Honor will not be considered unless the website presents itself as a website that is legitimate in press or media activities.
  • Due to the high volume of applications for media badges, their limited numbers as well as the privileges they grant, publications that are reporting on the convention itself (activities, guests, awards, etc) will have priority. As a general rule of thumb, we request that a minimum of three quarters of the report focus on the core aspects of Anime North itself.

Radio: (Web and/or FM/AM)

  • Transmitter must be equal or stronger then 1 Megawatt, or broadcast at a minimum of 32kbps streaming connection capable of supporting a minimum of 500 simultaneous connections.
  • Must serve an average daily audience of 1000 listeners. AM/FM will be requested for frequency information, and have ready at request a sample of programming if transmit radius falls outside the GTA. Web casters will be requested for a live link to the website including the broadcasting link. Please have hosting and connection information available if requested.

The webzine/website/radio has to cover at least one of the following:

  • Anime
  • Manga
  • Conventions
  • Japanese Culture
  • Canadian Pop Culture
  • Asian Culture
  • Gaming

All media badges are COMPLIMENTARY. Requests are approved on a case-by-case basis. You will be notified by e-mail of your application status.