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Press FAQ

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 Outlet Portal and registration system. All badge requests submitted on or after May 13, 2019 are ineligible for advance shipping.

 

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.

Your Outlet Key Contact must have submitted the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Press Application” by the Friday, January 11, 2019 deadline to be considered. The Comic-Con 2019 press application period is now closed and we can no longer consider any additional press applications of requests.

If your Outlet Key Contact submitted the application by the deadline and your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to register you once press badge registration opens. Upon registration, your Comic-Con Member ID will change to a press member class. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

Your Outlet Key Contact must have submitted the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Press Application” by the Friday, January 11, 2019 deadline to be considered. The Comic-Con 2019 press application period is now closed and we can no longer consider any additional press applications or requests.

Your Outlet Key Contact must have submitted the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Press Application” by the Friday, January 11, 2019 deadline to be considered. The Comic-Con 2019 press application period is now closed and we can no longer consider any additional press applications or requests.

No, the Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and 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.

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.

No, Comic-Con is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications and verification materials. All Comic-Con 2019 press applications were due by Friday, January 11, 2019.

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con is able to provide a complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines and provide information and examples of work to verify the legitimacy of the applying press outlet.

Press outlet verification will be valid for two consecutive years, unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con. Freelance press member verification will only be valid for the year they are approved.

A "Press Outlet Application" cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials. Simply listing press outlet information on the press application is not considered verification. Your Outlet Key Contact must submit qualifying verification materials to verify the legitimacy of the press outlet.

Please allow 5 - 8 weeks for processing and review. All press applications are processed in the order in which they are received. 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

The Outlet Key Contact should contact pressreg@comic-con.org and forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email.

Comic-Con 2019 press badge registration is currently open. To submit a badge request, the Outlet Key Contact must log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account, select the “Press” tab, and click the blue “Log In to Outlet Portal” button for the desired outlet.

From the Outlet Portal home page, select the “Comic-Con Registration” menu item. The Outlet Key Contact will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person they wish to register.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual press member registered will be sent an email with instructions to complete their badge request. Their press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Outlet Key Contacts should be sure to alert the members of their outlet that they will need to complete this process to receive a badge.

Comic-Con 2019 press badge registration is now open! To submit a badge request, the Outlet Key Contact must log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account, select the “Press” tab, and click the blue “Log In to Outlet Portal” button.

From the Outlet Portal home page, select the “Comic-Con Registration” menu item. The Outlet Key Contact will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person they wish to register.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual press member registered will be sent an email with instructions to complete their badge request. Their press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Outlet Key Contacts should be sure to alert the members of their outlet that they will need to complete this process to receive a badge. 

Once an Outlet Key Contact submits a badge request on your behalf, you will receive an email to the address associated with your Comic-Con Member ID accountYou will be required to accept the Press Terms and Conditions. It is critical that you follow the instructions in the email to complete your badge registration prior to May 13, 2019 to be eligible for advance shipping. Once you have accepted the Press Terms and Conditions, you will be able to download your personal badge confirmation. Your badge confirmation can be found on the "Press" tab of your Member ID account. 

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

Please notify your Outlet Key Contact if you can no longer attend. The Outlet Key Contact will cancel your press badge and will be able to reallocate your press badge to another member of the outlet through the Outlet Portal. You may not transfer or sell your Comic-Con press badge.

If you register for a press badge and accept the Press Terms and Conditions prior to May 13, 2019, you may be eligible for advance shipping. Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. Your badge shipping status can be found below the blue "View My Registration Confirmation" button. 

If you are eligible for advance shipping, your badge will be mailed to the shipping address on file in your Member ID account as of May 13, 2019. To review your shipping address, select the "Contact Info" tab. 

If you are not eligible for advance shipping, download your registration confirmation for badge pick-up hours. You will need to bring your registration confirmation and a valid photo ID onsite to pick up your press badge.

There will be NO onsite registration for press.

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 2019 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.

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.

Any videotaping/filming/recording of 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. Posting and airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. To request the appropriate consent for recording please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at Comic-Con.

Please download and carefully read the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Guidelines” PDF by clicking here. You 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.

Because of the high volume of press outlet applicants, applications and verification materials submitted after January 11, 2019 will not be considered.

 

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

For any additional publicity questions that do not pertain to Comic-Con press registration, please email pr@comic-con.org