We here at AnimeSecrets are looking for people interested in attending cons and doing some reporting on their experience. Oh, and did we mention you might get in for free?
We’re looking for proficient writers who go to cons for the programming the con offers. You’ll have to be able to attend at least Friday and Saturday (assuming it’s not a one-day con), and make sure you have a camera to take plenty of pictures or a friend you can drag along to take them for you.
So what do you need to do? First, make sure it’s 2-3 months, 1 month at the LATEST, before the con to ensure everything processes as smoothly as possible. After that, we need to see some of your writing, preferably on anime, manga, video games, cosplay culture, convention culture, japan, or any other aspect of otaku culture. From there, we’ll read over your writing for quality and contact you for more information. For our actual request to the con, we’ll need you to provide your full legal name, working cell phone number, and a working email (one you check regularly). At this point, please keep in mind that being accepted by AnimeSecrets does not automatically guarantee a press pass from the convention – only they can make the final call.
While at the con, make sure to get lots of photos of people and things you find interesting or represent the con! Keep an eye out for the strengths and weaknesses of every aspect of the con from organization to execution. Write out your observations in a 1-2 page article, pick your 3 or 4 best photos, and send them in. We may also be able to book you an interview with a guest, or you might be allowed to take some video of events or panels at the con. If so, they can be turned into supplemental articles to give additional insight to the industry or the people that work in it!
Still interested? You can find some examples of other con reports to give you a better idea of the kind of work we expect so you know what you’re getting yourself into. Still interested now? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what cons you’d like to attend and evaluate!