Writing an article about the sub-cultures of anime and cosplay is best done at AnimeCon, the longest running Dutch anime convention. 

Members of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten can get a free Press badge at the V.I.P. line at the registration desk during the festival. Please do bring your NVJ-Perskaart. Members of comparable international organizations are advised to contact us in advance so we can check their credentials. If comparable we will grant you a free Press badge in advance which you can also pick up during the festival at the registration desk. We do not have a comparable arrangement for freelance photographers without press credentials. 

After signing up, we will approve or reject your application via mail. Make sure you've read the house rules. We ask that all visitors, including press, apply for a bag permit as we generally do not allow large bags in several areas of the festival. Applying can be done via mail when signing up or at the festival's registration desk. 

Our photographers

Keith Stravers

Kees is one of our in-house photographers who takes the best shots for AnimeCon every year. 

For several years Kees has been taking pictures of performances by folk bands at events such as Castlefest, Elfia and events in Germany such as the Festival Medieval or the MPS. Kees also sometimes does model and cosplay photography. In addition, Kees is also one of our house photographers who shoots the best snapshots for AnimeCon every year and helps ensure that we have nice pictures for our website and social media. 

Would you like to know more about Kees visit him then on his Flickr or on his own website: http://www.keesstravers.nl/en/

Gerwin Derks

Gerwin has been working as an amateur photographer for the past 18 years. For the past 9 years he has been working as a staff member of the photography and media department at the J-POP Foundation. This means that you can easily see him walking around on the AnimeCon floor with his camera, to shoot cool pictures for us, which you will then see reflected on our website and/or social media. And if you are now also a fan of VR Chat, Gerwin has also specialized in social VR photography for the past 2 years.

If you want to know more about Gerwin Derks, visit him on his twitter: https://twitter.com/MeishiFutsuu

Nico Janssen
The first time AnimeCon was organized in the Broodfabriek, the permanent photographers of AnimeCon were unfortunately not available, but luckily Nico Jansen was our savior (photographer) in need.

Nico's photographic passion is about people. Real people who really enjoy; he therefore focuses on parties, conferences, weddings and, more recently, stock and commercial photography. He is based on authenticity and liveliness.

If you want to know more about Nico Janssen, visit him at his WildHeart Photos: https://wildheart.photos/

Press Releases

Press Kit
We have gathered some pictures, graphics and other information you can use in our press kit:
Press @ AnimeCon

Press Releases
AnimeCon 2019 Ahoy Press release UK
AnimeCon 2019 Ahoy Press release NL
AnimeCon 2018 Press kit 

Register as Press

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