San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) welcomes press from all over the world to participate and cover WonderCon and Comic-Con. We consider applications from a diverse range of press outlets operating in fields such as comic books, book publishing, animation, film, television, gaming, and other popular arts-related industries.


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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 26, 2024

*Applications submitted after this date will only be considered for WonderCon 2024 on-site press registration. Approval is not guaranteed. Visit the WonderCon Press page for more information. There is no on-site registration for Comic-Con.

Press qualifications

We require that applying press outlets demonstrate a minimum of 18 months of continuous coverage. Freelance press members are required to provide an assignment letter from the outlet they wish to represent.

Press outlets are classified into five media types: 

  1. Blog/Podcast
  2. Broadcast Media (television or radio)
  3. Digital Media (online)
  4. Documentary
  5. Print Media (newspaper or magazines)

Only one application per press outlet can be considered. The application must be submitted by the designated Outlet Key Contact (OKC), who will act as the primary liaison between the press outlet and SDCC. While there can be only one OKC per press outlet, it is permissible for an OKC to represent multiple outlets.

It’s important to note that individuals covering solely on social media platforms or community forums do not meet our criteria for press badges. 

For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.