Ai-Kon 2022

The 20th Anniversary Edition

July 22-24, 2022

RBC Convention Centre

Press and Media > Press Policy

Press Policy

Ai-Kon welcomes all members of the media who are involved in the anime, manga, and/or entertainment industry. Members of the Press may be employed with a major media company, independent contractors or professionals. The requirements for registration are posted below and you may apply for press registration through our online form. Once you have submitted an application for Press registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If approved, you will then receive an “Approved Press” e-mail, confirming that you have been placed on the Press admission list. Please note that once you have obtained approval for Press admission, you will still be required to provide your official business card and valid ID when collecting your badge.

Prior press badge approval does not guarantee future approvals. Complimentary press badges are a privilege granted by the Ai-Kon. Ai-Kon reserves the right to deny press registration applications without explanation during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.

We hope you can join us for Ai-Kon! If you have any questions, please send an inquiry to

Registration is open for Winterfest, February 22, 2020.

Please see application form: APPLICATION FORM

Registration and Pick-up:

At-convention press registration will be permitted this year at Ai-Kon, however, we do encourage you to pre-register. All registering Press must provide the documentation below upon arrival on-site when obtaining their press pass, as well as a government-issued photo I.D. (or student I.D. for qualifying student press). We reserve the right to turn away any person(s) who do not follow our requirements.

Onsite press registration & pass pick-up will be done at the Volunteer Desk on the main floor of Convention Center.

Press Pass Registration

Any outlet that pre-registers will be able to pick up press pass at the convention with a government-issued photo I.D. (or Student I.D. as applicable). Pre-registration will close 1 week prior to the convention and any inquiries for pass received after that point will be directed to on-site registration at the convention.

Any outlet registering on-site at the convention will need to bring the above items, as well as a Government-Issued Photo I.D. (or Student I.D. as applicable) in order to register for a press pass. Failure to do so may result in denial of your press pass. Only one of each of the required credentials is required per group attending; however, each individual press member should submit a business card, validating their affiliation with their publication.

Each press pass must be picked up by the person whose name appears on the pass. A group contact or outlet head may not pick up badges for the group.

Registration is open for Winterfest, February 22, 2020.

Please see application form: APPLICATION FORM

Any Press Registration disputes or questions should be brought to the Communications Officer immediately at the Registration desk or via email prior to the convention at