Press FAQ

2024 PRESS OUTLET APPLICATION IS CLOSED

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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.


How do I sign up for a 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 unique and valid email address.

How do I apply as press for Comic-Con 2024?

Your Outlet Key Contact must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024  for Comic-Con 2024 consideration.

I already have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID, but I have never attended as a member of the press. How do I attend as a member of the press?

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024 for Comic-Con 2024 consideration.

*Outlet Key Contact (OKC) is the primary person responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. There can only be one OKC per press outlet. However, an OKC may be the OKC for multiple outlets.

If your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to register for Comic-Con 2024 press badges once registration opens. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

What is an Outlet Key Contact? Can my press outlet assign multiple people to be our Outlet Key Contact?

The Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating all communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. There can only be one Outlet Key Contact per press outlet. However, an Outlet Key Contact may be the Outlet Key Contact for multiple press outlets.

My outlet/company would like to attend Comic-Con 2024. Can we apply as an outlet/company or will each person need to apply individually?

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024 for Comic-Con 2024 consideration. 

*Outlet Key Contact (OKC) is the primary person responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. There can only be one OKC per press outlet. However, an OKC may be the OKC for multiple outlets.

The Outlet Key Contact for my press outlet needs to be updated. How do we update this information?

To update or change the Outlet Key Contact of a press outlet, email pressreg@comic-con.org for assistance. The new Outlet Key Contact must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. To create a Comic-Con Member ID, please click here.

I am an Outlet Key Contact. Can I fax or email my press outlet’s press application and/or verification materials?

No, Comic-Con is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications or verification materials.

Why does my press outlet need to send in verification materials?

Comic-Con is able to provide complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines. This requires you to provide information and examples of work in order for us to verify the legitimacy of the applying press outlet.

How often does my press outlet need to send verification materials?

Press outlet verification approval is valid for two consecutive years (for example, approved press outlets for our upcoming convention will be valid for 2024 and 2025), unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con.

Freelance press members’ verification will only be valid for the year approved.

What if my Outlet Key Contact cannot provide verification materials supporting the press outlet?

If your Outlet Key Contact cannot, or chooses not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest that you purchase an attendee badge, if available. A Press Outlet Application cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials. Simply listing press outlet information on the application is not considered verification.

When will the Outlet Key Contact receive a response to the submitted press application?

Please allow 3 – 6 weeks for processing and review. All press applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email if the press outlet has been approved or declined. If the Outlet Key Contact does not receive a response from us within 6 weeks, please forward the “Press Outlet Application Submission – WonderCon and Comic-Con 2024” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

Our Outlet Key Contact submitted the Press Outlet Application with verification materials over 6 weeks ago, but has not yet received a response. Who should the Outlet Key Contact contact?

The Outlet Key Contact should forward the “Press Outlet Application Submission – WonderCon and Comic-Con 2024” email to pressreg@comic-con.org for further assistance.

My press outlet submitted the Press Outlet Application and was approved as press for 2024. Now what?

The Outlet Key Contact will be notified, at a later date, when Comic-Con 2024 Press Registration opens. Until that time no action is required.

When does the Outlet Key Contact register the individual members of the press outlet for press badges?

The Outlet Key Contact will be notified, at a later date, when Comic-Con 2024 Press Registration opens. Until that time no action is required.

Once I am registered for a press badge, can I add a plus-one, a guest, or a child?

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

Will on-site press registration be available?

There will be NO on-site registration for press. Press Outlet Applications submitted after FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024, will not be considered for Comic-Con 2024.

My press outlet missed the January 26, 2024 press application deadline. What can we do?

Press Outlet Applications submitted after this date will not be considered for Comic-Con 2024.

I would like to videotape/film/record a panel at Comic-Con 2024, am I able to do so?

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. Registered press members that would like 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 and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at Comic-Con.

I would like to shoot footage for a documentary at Comic-Con 2024. What are the appropriate guidelines and steps I need to follow?

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. Registered press members that would like 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 and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at Comic-Con.

Additionally, you must submit a Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024. Approval is not guaranteed.

Is there a place for members of the press to work during the convention?

Yes, Comic-Con has a press workroom located inside the San Diego Convention Center that will have dedicated Wi-Fi for our registered press members. You must have a Comic-Con 2024 press badge to enter this room. 

Please note: You may not leave any personal belongings in this room. Details will be sent via email to registered press members prior to the convention.

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.


For any additional questions regarding Comic-Con Press Registration, please email pressreg@comic-con.org.

For publicity questions that do not pertain to Comic-Con Press Registration, please email pr@comic-con.org.