Press & Media Credential Application Information

Planet Comicon Kansas City welcomes members of the press and media to the 21st annual event, March 20-22, 2020.

Our 2020 guidelines have been updated, so to streamline the process, please take a few moments to review this entire page before you submit your application.

Planet Comicon Kansas City press applications must fall into one of three categories:

  • Digital Media (Website/Blog/Podcast/Vlog/Etc. with weekly content and 10k+ monthly unique visitors).
  • Print Media (Local/National/College newspapers, writers, journalists, photographers, magazines, etc.)
  • Broadcast Media (TV & Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local/Regional/National TV)

Each individual must submit their own application – do NOT submit a single request for two or more individuals.

There are specific requirements for applicants dependent on the requesting media outlets. You must meet those requirements to be considered. Please read each section carefully.

All applications must be completed by Friday, February 14, 2020. You will be notified on March 2, 2020 if you have been approved.

Digital Applicants and Print Applicants are limited to 2 press badges per outlet. Broadcast Applicants are limited to 3 press badges per outlet.  

**All returning applicants who were granted media badges for last year’s Planet Comicon must submit their tear sheets in their application.

Final approval/denial for PCKC Press Badges is at the sole discretion of Planet Comicon Kansas City.

All applications must be completed by Friday, February 14, 2020. You will be notified on March 2, 2020 if you have been approved.

PCKC Press Quick Information Sheet

A PDF document featuring key information about Planet Comicon Kansas City 2020 will be available here at a future date, closer to the show.

Application Guidelines

Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. All applications must be completed by Friday, February 14, 2020. You’ll be notified if you have been approved or denied on March 2, 2020. Please review the press category descriptions in the application to determine if you qualify. If approved, additional information will be provided in your confirmation email. Every individual applying for a PCKC press badge may only apply once.

Each press badge is issued individually. If you’re applying with a team, each person on your team needs to apply for a PCKC press badge and be approved separately. Digital Applicants and Print Applicants are limited to 2 press badges per outlet. Broadcast Applicants are limited to 3 press badges per outlet.

Opportunities for celebrity and comic creator interviews are NOT included with your PCKC media credential. A press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover the event. You may not approach guests within the celebrity row to solicit for interviews, they must be arranged in advance. Requests may be sent to press@planetcomicon.com.

Press badges are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught selling or transferring their press badge will be disqualified from attending Planet Comicon Kansas City current and future events. This is non-negotiable.

All holders of Press badges must adhere to the regular attendee rules and guidelines at all times as well as the additional rules for attending press:

Expectations and Rules for Press Badge Holders

  • Members of the media must adhere to the PCKC Anti-Harassment Standards.
  • No coverage may make fun of or at the expense of our attendees, guests, or exhibitors.
  • Your Press Badge does not allow early access, special access, or guaranteed seating.
  • Your Press Badge does not allow you to cut lines.
  • Press will be admitted into panels as general admission as long as room capacity allows. There will not be a designated press entrance for panels, so please make your plans accordingly.
  • Press can take photos or video during panels on a case by case basis. We ask that you be courteous to attendees while taking video or photos and avoid standing in front of other fans that are in attendance. Individual celebrities and agents have the right to deny photos and video during panels.
  • No photos are allowed at any time on celebrity row.

Press Categories (Must Fall Into One of These Categories)

DIGITAL MEDIA

You must fit the following criteria to be considered.

Digital Media:

  • Website/Blog/Internet News/Podcast, preferably posting weekly content
  • At least two verified social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • 10,000+ unique monthly visitors.
  • As a digital media applicant, the outlet must be operating and established for at least 18 months.

If you were approved for a PCKC Media Badge last year, you must submit your tear sheet.

PRINT MEDIA

You must fit the following criteria to be considered.

Print Media:

  • Local/National/College Newspapers, Magazines, Weeklies, Periodicals, etc.
  • Applying under the Print Media category, the outlet’s publication should currently be in distribution/circulation for at least 18 months.
  • If you were approved for a PCKC Media Badge last year, you must submit your tear sheet.

BROADCAST MEDIA

You must fit the following criteria to be considered.

Broadcast Media:

  • TV & Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local/Regional/National Television Stations and Radio Stations
  • Applying under the Broadcast Media category, the outlet must be operating and established for at least 18 months.
  • If you were approved for a PCKC Media Badge last year, you must submit your tear sheet.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photographers who are not under assignment from an editorial or news outlet are not eligible for press credentials.

The Application

The Press Application for Planet Comicon Kansas City 2020 is available until Friday, February 14, 2020. Please click here to be directed to the application.

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Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 1PM - 8pm
Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 10AM - 7pm
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