Press & Media Credential Application Information

Planet Comicon Kansas City welcomes members of the press and media to our 20th anniversary show.
Our guidelines have been updated, so to streamline the process, please take a few moments to review them before you submit your application.

Planet Comicon Kansas City press applications must fall into one of five categories: Digital Media, Print Media, Blog/Podcast, Broadcast Media, or Documentary. PCKC press registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions in these fields. Editorial press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, videographers, etc. who are attending specifically to write about PCKC and/or cover the event within these parameters.

PCKC Press Quick Information Sheet

For key information about PCKC, please download the pdf document here.

Application Guidelines

Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. You’ll be notified if you have been approved or denied within 30 business days of when you submitted your application. Please review the press category descriptions below 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.

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.

Press Categories (Must Fall Into One of These Categories)

DIGITAL MEDIA

(Online: Newspapers/Magazines/Channels/Internet News & Coverage Sites with more than 10,000 unique monthly viewers)

Applying under the Digital Media category, the outlet must be operating and established for at least 18 months. Each applicant must submit:

  • A signed assignment letter, on company letterhead, from the Editor/Outlet Key Contact. The assignment letter must include your full name and state your assignment to cover Planet Comicon Kansas City.
  • THREE industry related bylined (credits applicant’s name) articles, photos, or videos published within the last 3 months. Exact URL addresses for each of the bylined examples are required. •
  • Applicant archive URL showing, at minimum, the last 3 months of content.
  • If an Internet News or Coverage site, you must provide a link to a 3rd party report of your readership, Asana, Quantcast, Google Analytics, or other similar service.

PRINT MEDIA

(Newspapers, Magazines, Weeklies, Periodicals)

Applying under the Print Media category, the outlet’s publication should currently be in distribution/circulation for at least 18 months. Each applicant must submit:

  • Full name and state your specific assignment to cover Planet Comicon Kansas City.
  • THREE industry related bylined (credits applicant’s name) articles or photos published within the last 3 months. Please scan the examples with the applicant’s name highlighted.
  • A scanned copy of the outlet’s current masthead, which clearly displays the member’s name and editorial title.

BLOG / PODCAST (Personal Discussion/Informational Websites with under 10,000 unique monthly readers)

Applying under the Blog / Podcast category, the outlet must be operating and established for at least 18 months. Each applicant must submit:

  • A signed assignment letter, on company letterhead, from the Editor/Outlet Key Contact. The assignment letter must include your full name and state your assignment to cover Planet Comicon Kansas City.
  • TWO industry related bylined (credits applicant’s name) articles, photos or videos published within the last 3 months. Exact URL addresses for each of the bylined examples are required.
  • Applicant archive URL showing, at minimum, the last 3 months.
  • Please note that in general no more than 2 badges will be issues to any single podcast or blog.

BROADCAST MEDIA

(Television Stations & Radio Stations)

Applying under the Broadcast Media category, the outlet must be operating and established for at least 18 months. Each applicant must submit:

  • Full name and state your specific assignment to cover Planet Comicon Kansas City.
  • Station call letters and broadcast area and reach
  • THREE industry related bylined (credits applicant’s name) articles, photos or videos published within the last 3 months. Exact URL addresses for each of the bylined examples are required.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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

The Application

Press accreditation for the 2019 show is now closed.

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