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The WonderCon Anaheim 2017 PRESS APPLICATION PERIOD is now OPEN!
All applications and verification materials must be submitted by FEBRUARY 24, 2017

IMPORTANT:  This press application period is for WonderCon Anaheim 2017 ONLY.


Verification Status Flags

Verification Status Flags


Before you may apply or register for WonderCon Anaheim 2017, you must determine your press verification status.

To determine your press verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account. If you are returning or approved press, click on the “Press” tab to find your current verification status; "DUE" or "NOT DUE" (see examples to the left). If you are a first-time press applicant or your press application was denied, no “Press” tab or verification status will be displayed.

If your Press Verification Status is NOT DUE: Simply log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, select the “Press” tab, and follow the directions to register for your WonderCon Anaheim 2017 press badge. You will need to confirm your outlet/company information is correct before proceeding. If your information is inaccurate, please stop the registration process and follow the instructions in the box below. Once you have successfully registered for your WonderCon Anaheim 2017 press badge, you will be able to download your WonderCon Anaheim 2017 "Press Badge Confirmation". Please bring this confirmation and a valid photo ID to pick up your badge onsite.

If your Press Verification Status is DUE, if you are applying as press for the first time, or if you are a returning member of the press who needs to update your company/outlet information:  You must fill out a “WonderCon Anaheim 2017 Application for Press” and submit the required verification materials by February 24, 2017. The application and description of required verification materials can be found below in the “WonderCon Anaheim 2017 Press Guidelines” PDF.

For additional information, check out the WonderCon Press FAQ

If you have already submitted a WonderCon Anaheim 2017 press application, please allow 4 to 5 weeks for processing and review. 

WonderCon Anaheim Press Terms & Conditions

Approved and "NOT DUE" press must register online each year they plan to attend. Press must submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con International. Returning press who need to update company/outlet information must submit new verification materials for review before we can update your Comic-Con Member ID account. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for the year applying.

A WonderCon Anaheim press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon Anaheim (space permitting). The WonderCon press badge, however, does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, official WonderCon Anaheim events, and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and your WonderCon press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon press badge. A complimentary press badge does not allow for plus ones, guests, or child badges. A press badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.

Registered press members are prohibited from entering the Exhibit Hall prior to 11:30 AM on Friday, March 31 or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 11:30 AM on Friday, March 31, and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of your WonderCon Anaheim 2017 press badge. 

Because of a variety of rules governing the Anaheim Convention Center and WonderCon/Comic-Con International, wheeled carts or handcarts are not allowed in the convention center. Additionally, camera crews, while free to roam the center, cannot set up equipment in a fixed manner (i.e. lights, chairs, etc.).

Members of the press that want to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim as well as permission of the panel participants. Please email to request the appropriate consents along with detailed information regarding your interest in recording at WonderCon Anaheim.

PLEASE NOTE: Names, outlets, and email addresses of registered WonderCon 2016 press will be made available to studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (WonderCon 2016 Press List).

As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International/WonderCon. Please be respectful of all our attendees. A WonderCon press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover the event. WonderCon does not tolerate coverage that includes stunt type events, ambush interviewing or any sort of action that could make any of our attendees feel unsafe or uncomfortable.