2022 Press Outlet Application and Comic-Con 2022 Press Badge Registration is OPEN!

 Outlet Key Contacts of approved press outlets may now register for Comic-Con 2022 press badges. New press outlets and returning outlets (Verification DUE - Reapply) may submit a 2022 Press Outlet Application for consideration. 

Major changes have been implemented to both the application and registration process. Please see below. 


Friday, May 27, 2022: Press Outlet Application submitted for Comic-Con 2022 consideration
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Press badge registration completed to be mailed out in advance
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Verify, change, or update your shipping address for badge mail-out
Friday, July 1, 2022: Press badge registration completed to be included on the Comic-Con 2022 Press List



Outlet Key Contacts – of Approved Press Outlets Only:

  1. Log in to your Member ID account.

  2. Select the menu option “Press”.

  3. Choose “My Outlets” from the dropdown options.

  4. In the “2022 Comic-Con” section, your approved press badge allotment(s) will be displayed. 

  5. To register yourself, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions to complete your press badge registration.

  6. To register additional members, if available in your allotment, click the yellow “Copy URL” button to copy your outlet’s press badge registration portal link.

  7. Share the portal link with your member(s). They will be required to log in to their Member ID account to complete their press badge registration. 
    NOTE: When visiting your outlet’s press badge registration portal, the Member ID that’s logged in is the member receiving the press badge registration. 

  8. Click here for the Comic-Con COVID-19 policy. Please advise your member(s) to not register for a press badge if they are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only share your outlet’s press badge registration portal link with those you have approved to attend the show on your outlet’s behalf. Press badge registration for your outlet will close once all of your outlet's allotted press badges have been registered. The URL of your outlet’s press badge registration portal is unique to your outlet alone. 

Once you have successfully completed the press badge registration process you will receive a barcode confirmation email within 24 hours that contains your order details. Please check your SPAM inbox if you do not receive the barcode confirmation.

Please be sure to bring your barcode confirmation to the Registration Area in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center if you are picking up your press badge. We are unable to mail badges to an international address. Badges not delivered for any reason must be picked up on-site. On-site pick-up hours will be posted on our website prior to the event.

To pick up your press badge on-site, each member must have their barcode confirmation and a valid form of photo ID to receive their badge.

Everyone attending Comic-Con will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Click here for more information. San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.



New outlets and returning outlets (Verification DUE - Reapply) must submit the Press Outlet Application to be considered for press badges to our conventions.

To begin, please have the Outlet Key Contact* of your outlet complete this application process.

*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.

In order to submit the Press Outlet Application, the Outlet Key Contact must have a Comic-Con Member ID account. To create a Member ID, please click here.

 To access the Press Outlet Application visit:

The Press Outlet Application includes consideration for both WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022. There will only be ONE application for both conventions. Press outlet verification approval is valid for two consecutive years, under Comic-Con’s discretion.

Once the application has been reviewed, the Outlet Key Contact will receive an email and the verification status of the outlet will be updated accordingly in their Member ID account. 

Are you freelancing? Freelance press members that would like to apply must submit a Press Outlet Application as their own Outlet Key Contact. The assignment letter must be from the press outlet assigning you. Freelance press members’ verification will only be valid for the year approved.

For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.