Media Requests & Releases
Thanks for your interest in WasabiCon PDX. On this page you will find all of our official press releases. If you’re interested in event coverage or interviews, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the Press Pass Application.
- March 28, 2022, WasabiCon PDX’s Geek Marketplace comes to Downtown Portland.
- August 11, 2021, WasabiCon PDX Anime, Cosplay and Gaming Event Returns to Portland.
- February 25, 2019, Portland’s Fandom PDX Pop Culture Event Returns for an Eighth Year.
- May 14, 2018, Fandom PDX, Portland’s Recently Re-Branded Pop Culture Event, to Host its Tenth Convention.
- January 4, 2018, Anime PDX & Newcon PDX Will Now Be Known as Fandom PDX.
- January 3, 2018, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. Has Acquired Anime PDX & Newcon PDX.
WasabiCon PDX is a consumer focused media event that centers on local fandom while showcasing a culture that is globally celebrated. If you’re interested in press interviews with staff or our scheduled celebrity talent prior to the convention, you can put in a request with Amber Elstad for consideration. Her email address is Amber@GreenMustard.com.
Additionally, we grant a limited number of Press Passes for the purpose of covering and reviewing our convention. If you are interested in attending the event as press, please take the time to read the following expectations and information and then submit the form below. If you have a specific question that isn’t covered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Press Passes give the same access as a standard weekend admission ticket. They do NOT grant the wearer special privileges to convention guests or events. We want reports of our convention to be from a “fan perspective.”
- Arrangements to interview any of WasabiCon PDX’s celebrity guests or featured talent must be made directly with the person’s or organization’s representation in advance and approved by Green Mustard Entertainment. Interviews cannot take place during scheduled appearances, panels or signings at the convention. We can put you in touch with the appropriate contact upon press credential approval.
- Print publications (such as newspapers and magazines) are asked to include a website featuring their media for reference.
- Blogs and website-only based media outlets must meet the following criteria:
- Your site must be online and active for at least fourteen (14) months prior to the convention’s scheduled start date, with material available on your site to support this.
- Your site must have a domain of its own. (i.e. http://EXAMPLE.wordpress.com or http://EXAMPLE.blogspot.com are not acceptable. but http://www.EXAMPLE.com is.)
- Podcasts (audio and video) must meet the same requirements as blogs and website-only based media outlets (#4) along with the following:
- Your podcast must have at least twelve (12) complete episodes within fourteen (14) months prior to the convention’s scheduled start date.
- You must have your own equipment and Internet access. WasabiCon PDX will not provide you any technical support or access to the Internet for your podcast. You must be able to operate independently.
- Approved media outlets are granted two (2) Press Passes. Any additional members of your media team will need to purchase admission to the show. Limited exceptions are made on a case-to-case basis.
- Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. reserves the right to refuse (and revoke) Press Passes for any reason at any time.
- Submission of the press pass request form on this page does not guarantee Press Passes. All approved press will receive an email confirmation prior to the convention. If you have not heard from us two weeks prior to the start of the event, feel free to follow up via email@example.com.
- Please submit the Press Pass Request Form without any obvious grammar and spelling mistakes as this will, very likely, result in your application being denied.