Press and Media

Please review the rules and guidelines below if you wish to attend the convention as media. Thank you for your interest in covering our convention

OFFKAI EXPO press and media rules and guidelines

Last Update: March 2, 2022

  1. Media and Press.
    1. OffKai Expo has established the following rules and guidelines to ensure a groundwork where media, guests, attendees, and the Convention staff can feel conformable, respected and safe. “Press” refers to any individual accepted to report on/record/cover the activities at OffKai Expo, as well as their assistants and helpers, for non-personal use.
    2. These guidelines also apply for anyone who shows up to the convention with “professional” equipment (e.g. professional camera setups on tripods and/or extensive audio recording devices.)
  2. Press Rules and Guidelines
    1. Press must apply for a press membership on the OffKai Expo website a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of the event.
    2. Press agrees to the standard Attendee Code of Conduct on top of the other requirements listed in these rules.
    3. Press MUST always display their press badge while they are participating in press activities at the convention.
    4. Press MUST request consent from any individual or group/event being the focus of any photograph, recording or other form of media and inform them about their press status.
      1. Consent can be either verbal or written.
      2. General overview shots or B-roll where no one is the intended focus does not require consent. Please consider the situation and be aware of any possible privacy concerns before you record.
  3. Privacy – We want to highlight this section in the Code of Conduct and put emphasis on these points to all Press
    1. As a VTuber-centered convention, a VTuber’s right to privacy is paramount. OffKai Expo may revoke badges and/or eject from the convention any individuals endangering one’s privacy. Actions include, but are not limited to:
      1. Attempting to gain access to private details of a VTuber without their consent
      2. Spreading, discussing, questioning, and making threats concerning private details of a VTuber within a public space
      3. Any and all actions that could be read as doxxing
    2. While gossip and speculation is tempting, we ask that all participants at OffKai–including attendees, staff, volunteers, and guests–refrain from discussing the private details of a VTuber in public and/or in presentations. This is including, but not limited to:
      1. Personally identifiable information and private life details, such as real names,
        gender, age, addresses, places of work, relationship/marital status, etc.
      2. Unconfirmed connections between a VTuber and their past, such as past VTuber work
      3. Making jokes or implications that hint at a connection between a VTuber and private information
For questions, comments, or clarification to these rules and guidelines, please email


OffKai Expo will continue to implement a series of health and sanitization policies and procedures and are monitoring guidelines from the CDC and public health officials.

All fans are required to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you on-site.


If you have had any of the Covid symptoms in the last 48 hours, DO NOT attend the event.

Please be advised that these safety protocols remain subject to change. OffKai Expo will continue to monitor guidelines and protocols from local public health officials and will enhance these policies as needed.