Press

Qualifications of all media outlets will be determined by the BLADE Show media registration staff.

Working journalists 17 years of age or older that fall under one of the below categories may register for a media badge:

Print Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Newsletters, etc.):

To qualify as media, print journalists must provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your business card with name, editorial title and media outlet’s logo, and
  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A bylined article from your publication written by you and published within the past three months (the copy must clearly show the name of your publication and your byline).
    • If possible, the BLADE Show media team encourages all applicants to submit links to articles that appear online as well as in print.

*Note: For onsite registration please bring at least one complete issue, published within the past three months.

Freelance Journalists:

Freelance writers from unqualified media outlets will not be admitted. In order to qualify as media, we require that you provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A letter from a publisher, editor or producer (on their letterhead) stating that you are covering BLADE Show 2018 on assignment.
  • A bylined interactive entertainment industry-related article from your publication (above) written by you and published within the past three months (the copy must clearly show the name of the publication and your byline).

Online Reporters:

Web sites and podcasts must be previously established (fully launched and operational for at least six months) and updated regularly with original and current interactive entertainment industry news. To qualify as online media, please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, editorial title and media outlet’s logo, and
  • URLs to your articles with your name and title appearing in an editorial capacity. Your articles must have been published within the past three months.

Broadcast Journalists and Photographers:

Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately. To qualify as media, please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, editorial title and media outlet’s logo, and
  • A letter from a producer/editor (on company letterhead) stating that you are covering BLADE Show 2018 on assignment.

Industry and Financial Analysts:

Please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, title and company logo, and
  • A recent report or bulletin on interactive entertainment with your byline written within the past three months.

YouTube/Twitch Channels:

Please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, title and company logo, and
  • Links to your channel/videos with your face clearly present. If you are a producer, director, or part of the production team, please proide a link where you are credited within the video or on the channel page.

*Note: All channels must meet a minimum number of subscribers and views per video to be considered for a BLADE Show 2018 media badge. The media team will also evaluate channels based on content produced, which should include original and current (within the past three months) interactive entertainment industry news (tips, cheats and walkthroughs are acceptable).

Production Companies:

Please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, title and company logo, and
  • A letter (on company letterhead) from an editor/producer at a broadcast or editorial outlet stating that your company has been hired to cover BLADE Show 2018 on assignment and where coverage will appear, and
  • Links to three pieces of work you have previously produced.

*Note: Production companies MUST be hired by a broadcast or editorial outlet in order to be issued BLADE Show 2018 media badges. The BLADE Show media team will not issue badges to companies who have not been hired by a broadcast or editorial outlet. If your company has been hired by an exhibitor, please contact the BLADE Show media team at missy.stearns@fwmedia.com for more information.

Additional questions? Please visit our media FAQ page by clicking here.

MEDIA REGISTRATION