Press FAQ

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The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application period is now CLOSED. Deadline to apply: December 13, 2013

EPIC Online Press Registration is now open! If you have been approved as press for Comic-Con 2014 or have a verification status of "NOT DUE", click here to register now. The deadline to register a Comic-Con 2014 press badge is June 6, 2014. 
 

How do I sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID?

Click here to create your Comic-Con Member ID. A Member ID is free and available to all adults and juniors (ages 13 to 17) with a valid email address.
 

I already have a valid Comic-Con Member ID, but I have never attended as press. How does my Member ID change from an attendee member class to a press member class?

If you have already submitted an application, your member class will change to a press member class if you are approved. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one. Your existing ID will automatically change to a press member class once you are approved.
 

How do I apply as press for Comic-Con 2014?

The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application Period is now closed and we are no longer able to consider press applications at this time. 
 
 

My outlet/company would like to attend Comic-Con 2014. Can we apply as an outlet/company or will each person need to apply individually?

The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application Period is now closed and we are no longer able to consider press applications at this time. 
 
 
 

Can I fax my press application and verification materials?

No. The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application Period is now closed and we are no longer able to consider press applications at this time.  
 

Why do I need to send in verification materials?

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con International is able to provide a complimentary press badge to individuals who meet the published guidelines and who provide verification materials and proof of employment with qualified job titles.
 

How often do I need to send verification materials?

Comic-Con International requires that all press resubmit verification materials every two years with continued qualifying work.
 

What if I cannot provide verification materials supporting my work?

If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through general attendee registration. Your application as press cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work. Listing your outlet information on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the projects on your application.
 

When will I receive a response to my application?

Please allow 4-6 weeks to process applications and verification materials. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you do not receive a response within 6 weeks, please send an email to pressreg@comic-con.org that includes your Member ID. Also include the date your verification materials were mailed and describe the materials you submitted.
 

I sent in my application and verification materials over 6 weeks ago, but have not yet received a response. Who should I contact?

Please contact pressreg@comic-con.org to confirm that we received your application. Comic-Con International strongly recommends that you email your press application and verification materials. Should you choose to mail in your application and verification materials, we suggest that you send them via FedEx, UPS, USPS certified mail, or any service that provides a delivery receipt. Comic-Con International is not responsible for lost applications and/or materials that were sent without tracking or delivery confirmation.
 

I sent in my application and was approved for Comic-Con 2014. Now what?

Press badge registration is now open! If you have been approved as press for Comic-Con 2014, click here to access EPIC Online Press Registration. The deadline to register for a press badge is June 6, 2014. 
 

When do I register for my badge?

All approved and NOT DUE press may register for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge now! Click here to access EPIC Online Press Registration. The deadline to register for a press badge is June 6, 2014.  
 

I have been approved for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge. Can I add a plus one, a guest, or a child?

No. A Comic-Con press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus one, guest, or child badge.
 

I was approved for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge but I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my press badge to another member of my outlet/company?

No. Press registration is a courtesy and your Comic-Con press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your Comic-Con press badge.
 

Will onsite registration be available?

There will be NO onsite registration for press.
 

I would like to attend a certain panel at the convention, where do I enter?

A Comic-Con press badge does not give you early access, special access, or assigned seating to any of our panels or programming rooms. You must wait in the same line as the general attendees.
 

I would like to video tape/film/record a panel at Comic-Con 2014, am I able to do so?

Any video taping/filming/recording of any panels for COMMERCIAL PURPOSES (not news) will require you to obtain permission from Comic-Con International and also from the panel participants. Please email pr@comic-con.org to request approval.
 

I will be filming a documentary at Comic-Con 2014, what are the appropriate guidelines and steps I need to follow?

You will need permission from Comic-Con International and from any panel participants you include in your documentary. The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application Period is now closed and we are no longer able to documentary requests or inquiries at this time. 
 

I missed the December 13, 2013 application deadline. What can I do?

The Comic-Con 2014 press application period was open for 2 months. All considerable applications and verification materials were due by December 13, 2013. Because of the high volume of applicants, applications and materials submitted after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
 
 
Please email pressreg@comic-con.org for any additional questions.