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

Kees Travers

For several years I have been taking pictures of performances by folk bands at events such as Castlefest, Elfia and events in Germany such as the Festival Mediaval or the MPS. I also sometimes do model and cosplay photography. View my photos on Flickr.

Gerwin Derks

Hello, I have been an amateur photographer for 18 years. For the past 9 years I have been working as a staff member of the photography and media department at the J-POP Foundation.

Nico Janssen

My photographic passion is about people. Real people who really enjoy; I therefore focus on parties, conferences, weddings and recently stock and commercial photography. I also assume authenticity and liveliness.

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 

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If you're interested in writing about the AnimeCon festival, then apply for a Press Ticket via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the contact form at our contact page. Please include information about your platform as well.