Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2017

Press Contact Page

KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY

Press passes to FanX 2017 are being made available for the following media outlets:

(A) PRINT MEDIA: Print Media includes local newspapers, national newspapers, college newspapers, magazines etc…

(B) TELEVISION & RADIO: TV & Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local TV and National TV

(C) INTERNET PRESS: Passes for Internet press will be issued on a very limited case by case basis. We have a limited amount of press passes for internet only press, making it difficult to grant passes to everyone who makes a request. In order to even be considered for internet press credentials you must fit the following criteria:

  1. The website you write for must have been active on the web for at least two years.
  2. Must have original content updated at least weekly.
  3. Websites deemed offensive or antagonistic towards our fandom, guests or the event will not be approved.
  4. Proven community involvement/support for Salt Lake Comic Con or other comic conventions around the U.S.
  5. Your website must have at least two verifiable social media pages with more than 1,000 followers each. Pages can be on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram.
  6. Must appear on at least page two of a Google search for your site.
  7. Soft measures such as professionalism, quality, and history.
  8. Your site must have an Alexa rating of at least 100,000
  9. Internet press is limited to two passes per web outlet, and both pass holders must work for the website in question and have verifiable credits. Please don’t try and pass your friend off as a photographer for the site, it won’t work and you will be banned from ever being considered for press credentials in the future.

NOTE: If you are not approved for “free” press credentials, you may still purchase a ticket to the show and report on the show that way. As well, having a press badge does not guarantee any interviews.  Salt Lake Comic Con is not responsible for setting up interviews with any celebrity guest, authors, artists, or anyone other special guests attending this event.

We value our featured guests and strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for them.  We expect all those who receive press passes to also maintain this environment.  If press pass holders fail to live up to this standard, Salt Lake Comic Con reserves the right to revoke press passes for the current event as well as for future events.  Please show respect not only for our featured guests but also Salt Lake Comic Con.

Please review Salt Lake Comic Con’s Media Rules, Regulations & Guidelines for more information.

THE APPLICATION

The number of passes are decided on a case to case basis and is purely the discretion of Salt Lake Comic Con.

If you are granted a press pass, we ask (if possible) that you do a piece/share information regarding Salt Lake Comic Con before the event itself. You will also be added to the mailing list for any related press releases.

NOTE: Your pass is not approved until you receive a confirmation email from Salt Lake Comic Con. Do not assume it is approved and just show up. Everyone in attendance must have a pass, so you will be required to purchase one to enter if you are not approved for a press pass.

DEADLINES

The deadline to apply for press passes for FanX 2017 is Friday, February 17 at 11:59PM MST.

An email will also be sent in regards to where and when you can pick up your press pass.  Please ensure that the email address you provide to us is a working email address.  We ask that you also add support@slcomiccon.com and pr@slcomiccon.com to your preferred addresses so those emails arrive in your inbox instead of your spam folder.

SLCC reserves the right to approve or deny any application. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. Include any and all information in your application that will allow the Salt Lake Comic Con Press Office to make an informed decision, as you will not be able to submit further information later on if your application is not approved.

PRESS CONFERENCE

Salt Lake Comic Con will be holding a press conference in January 2017 to kick-off FanX 2017.  There will be several of our featured guests at this press conference.  If you are looking to do interviews with any of these guests, the best time to do so is at this press conference. Please maintain professionalism and respect the privacy of our featured guests.

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