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Comic-Con 2019 press badge registration is open! If you are an approved Outlet Key Contact, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab to access the registration system. All badge requests submitted on or after May 13, 2019 are ineligible for advance shipping.
The press application deadline for Comic-Con was Friday, January 11, 2019. We are no longer accepting applications.

 

PRESS BADGE REGISTRATION

Comic-Con 2019 press badges may be requested by the Outlet Key Contact only. If you are the Outlet Key Contact of an approved outlet, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. Click the blue "Log In to Outlet Portal" button for your desired outlet. From the Outlet Portal home page, select the "Comic-Con Registration" menu item. You will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person you wish to register.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual you register will be sent an email with instructions to complete their press badge request. Their press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Please be sure to alert the members of your outlet that they will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions via the "Press" tab in their Member ID account to receive a press badge.

Most press badge requests submitted prior to May 13, 2019 will be shipped to the individual outlet member. To see if your outlet is eligible for advance shipping, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab.

If you are eligible for advance shipping, badges will be sent to the individual member's shipping address on file as of May 13, 2019. To review your shipping address, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Contact Info" tab. 

We are unable to ship badges to an international address. International press without a US shipping address may pick up their badge when they arrive onsite.


NEW PRESS OUTLETS

The Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press application period is now closed. All applications and supporting verification materials must have been submitted by Friday, January 11, 2019 for consideration. 

If your Outlet Key Contact successfully submitted the application by the deadline, please allow 5 - 8 weeks for processing and review. 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 Comic-Con within 5 - 8 weeks, please forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.


RETURNING PRESS OUTLETS

Press outlets that have previously applied and been approved as press are considered returning press outlets. All returning press outlets have an outlet status of either “Verification DUE - Reapply” or “Verification NOT DUE - Approved”. Press outlets must be verified every two years unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con.

Returning press outlets have been pre-assigned a Comic-Con Outlet ID. Outlet ID login credentials have been sent via email to the Outlet Key Contact. Outlet Key Contacts are responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and Comic-Con, including submitting the press application and completing the badge registration process for all of the members of your outlet(s). Press outlet status can be found in the Comic-Con Outlet ID or the Comic-Con Member ID of the Outlet Key Contact.

Returning press outlets with an outlet status of “Verification DUE – Reapply”: The Outlet Key Contact was required to submit the “Press Outlet Application” with verification materials before the January 11, 2019 deadline to be considered for either convention. Please allow 5 - 8 weeks for processing and review. The Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email if the press outlet has been approved or declined. If the OKC does not receive a response from Comic-Con within 5 - 8 weeks, please forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 'Press Outlet Application' Submission Complete!” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

Returning press outlets with an outlet status of “Verification NOT DUE – Approved”: Comic-Con 2019 press badge registration is now open! Follow the "PRESS BADGE REGISTRATION" instructions above to complete your badge request(s). You must register all badges prior to May 13, 2019 to be eligible for advance shipping. If you are the Outlet Key Contact and are planning to attend our conventions, keep in mind that you must register yourself for a badge as well.

For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.


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Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions

There will be NO onsite press registration. 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. Approved freelance press applicants will only be valid for the year applying.

A Comic-Con press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at Comic-Con (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, or official Comic-Con events; and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and a Comic-Con press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell a Comic-Con 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 a complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.

Registered press members are prohibited from entering the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 PM on Preview Night or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 PM on Preview Night, and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of the Comic-Con press badge.

Because of a variety of rules governing the San Diego Convention Center, Anaheim Convention Center, and 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. tripods, lights, chairs, signs, etc.).

Members of the press 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. Live streaming and recording at Comic-Con, including posting more than 15 minutes of a panel, is not permitted without prior consent from Comic-Con. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at Comic-Con.

Names, outlets, titles, email addresses, and countries of registered press members will be made available to participating studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con Press List).

As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International. Please be respectful to all attendees. A press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover our conventions. Comic-Con 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. All registered members of the press must comply with Comic-Con's Code of Conduct and all other convention policies.