BronyCon 2013 Official Press Policy
Herein, “The Media” and “The Press” will be defined as any organizations or members of an organization that act as a means of communication, including but not limited to; print and broadcast media such as those who gather and transmit news including newspapers, newsmagazines, internet blogs, radio and television news bureaus, and wire services, that reach or influence the populace.
In order to be awarded an official BronyCon Press Badge, all members of the media must fill out BronyCon’s Request for Press Pass form, located here. These applications will be reviewed by the BronyCon Media and Public Relations teams; and badges will be awarded solely at BronyCon’s discretion. Press Badges will not be awarded at the door under any circumstances.
All journalists, media outlets, photographers, and any other members of the press who have been issued a Press Badge to conduct interviews or take photographs, audio, or video footage are required to display the official BronyCon Press Badge at all times within the convention center or on convention grounds; or at any time when performing such tasks with any BronyCon attendee or staff member.
All members of the media who have been awarded, and display Press Passes will be allowed to view setup and takedown of the convention, and will be allowed into certain staff only and/or behind the scenes areas of the convention. Members of the media understand that this right may be revoked at any time, at BronyCon media relations discretion.
BronyCon attendees should be aware that audio and/or video recordings are frequently made in convention areas and that their likenesses may appear in those recordings. Individual members agree to assign without compensation the use of their likeness(es) at BronyCon for the use of promotional material such as highlights and videos.
All BronyCon attendees hold a right to privacy and security, however, and the Press should be aware that under any circumstances, BronyCon attendees may choose to deny any interviews, photographs, or other media functions. Attendees claiming to be media representatives who do not have Official BronyCon Press Badges will be reported to the nearest BronyCon staff member immediately.
Members of the press have a right to speak with BronyCon guests of honor. These conversations and interviews MUST be specifically scheduled with BronyCon’s Guest Relations team. Under no circumstances is a member of the press allowed to approach a guest of honor for any press function without prior approval by the Guest Relations team.
Members of the media understand that in addition to this policy, they are also expected to uphold and exemplify the general BronyCon attendance guidelines and policies. Members of the media understand that press badges can be revoked at any time before or during the convention with or without prior warning. Examples of infractions that would warrant unwarned revocation of a Press Pass include, but are not limited to: Approaching a Guest of Honor without Guest Relations approval, non-compliance with BronyCon policy or staff instructions, or harassment of attendees for any press function. Any questions or comments regarding this, or any other BronyCon policy by members of the media should be directed to our press department, via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all press interested in a Press Kit for BronyCon 2013, they may download on here.