Press FAQ

A huge thank you to everyone who attended Comic-Con@Home 2020!

PLEASE NOTE: As a courtesy, we have extended the verification status of all NOT DUE press outlets for an additional year due to the cancellation of Comic-Con 2020. If you were eligible to register as an approved press outlet for Comic-Con 2020, you will be eligible to register for Comic-Con 2021.

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.

If you are a returning Outlet Key Contact you will be notified via email when the Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2021 press outlet application period opens.

If you are a new press outlet, make sure to check this page frequently for announcements. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim - for important updates and information.

If your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to submit a registration request on your behalf when registration opens. Your Comic-Con Member ID will change to a press member class once you have accepted the Press Terms and Conditions. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

The Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating all communication between the press outlet and Comic-Con, including submitting the Press Outlet Application and all press registration request(s), if approved. 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.

Press applications are outlet based. Only one person, the Outlet Key Contact, can submit the press application for the entire outlet. All returning Outlet Key Contacts will be notified via email when the Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2021 press outlet application period opens.

If you are a new press outlet, make sure to check this page frequently for announcements. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim - for important updates and information.

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

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

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con is able to work with press outlets that meet the published guidelines. This requires you provide information and examples of work in order for us to verify the legitimacy of the applying press outlet.

Press outlet verification approval is valid for two consecutive years (for example, approved press outlets for our upcoming convention will be valid for 2021 and 2022), unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con.

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

PLEASE NOTE: As a courtesy, we have extended the verification status of all NOT DUE press outlets for an additional year due to the cancellation of Comic-Con 2020. If you were eligible to register as an approved press outlet for Comic-Con 2020, you will be eligible to register for Comic-Con 2021.

If your Outlet Key Contact cannot, or chooses not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest that you participate in Open Registration to purchase an attendee badge. A Press Outlet Application cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials, and simply listing press outlet information on the press outlet application is not considered verification. Your Outlet Key Contact must submit qualifying verification materials for consideration.

There will be no onsite registration for press at Comic-Con 2021.

Once the press application period opens, you must submit the Press Outlet Application by the TBD deadline. You must also obtain written permission from Comic-Con and any other participants being recorded, if approved. Due to the volume of inquiries, not all documentary requests can be accommodated. Please check back later for additional information.

Posting or airing more than 5 minutes of a panel for press coverage, 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 (not news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con and any other participants being recorded.

To request the appropriate consents for recording, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at Comic-Con.

 

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