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Press FAQ

Comic-Con 2018 online press badge registration is now closed. The deadline to register for a press badge was June 8, 2018. We are no longer accepting press applications for Comic-Con 2018. All applications were due by November 3, 2017.

Please note, press badges registered after May 14, 2018 will NOT be shipped in advance. Your badge will be printed for you when your confirmation is scanned in the Registration Area in the San Diego Convention Center. You will need your badge confirmation and a valid photo ID to pick up your badge onsite.

All press badges registered prior to May 14, 2018 will shipped directly to you 3 – 4 weeks before Preview Night, July 18, 2018.

We are unable to ship badges to an international address. International members of the press may pick up their badge when they arrive onsite.

 

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 valid email address.

If you have already submitted a press application and have been approved by Comic-Con International, your member class will automatically change to a press member class. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

The Comic-Con 2018 press application period is now closed. We are unable to consider any additional press applications or requests.

The Comic-Con 2018 press application period is now closed. We are unable to consider any additional press applications or requests.

The Comic-Con 2018 press application period is now closed. We are unable to consider any additional press applications or requests. 

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con International is able to provide a complimentary press badge to individuals who meet the published guidelines and provide verification materials and proof of employment with qualified job titles.

Comic-Con International requires that all press submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con International. Additionally, returning press who need to update their company information must submit new verification materials for review before we can update their Comic-Con Member ID account. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for a single year cycle.

If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through attendee registration. Your application as press cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work. Listing your outlet information on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the company listed on your application.

Please allow 8 to 10 weeks for processing and review. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you do not receive a response from Comic-Con International within 8 to 10 weeks, please forward your “Comic-Con 2018 Press Application Received” email to pressreg@comic-con.org. Make sure to include your last name, Comic-Con Member ID, and the date your application and verification materials were submitted.

Please contact pressreg@comic-con.org and forward your “Comic-Con 2018 Press Application Received” email. Make sure to include your last name, Comic-Con Member ID, and the date your application and verification materials were submitted.

Comic-Con 2018 online press badge registration is now closed. The deadline to register for a Comic-Con 2018 press badge was Friday, June 8, 2018.

Comic-Con 2018 online press badge registration is now closed. The deadline to register for a Comic-Con 2018 press badge was Friday, June 8, 2018.

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

No. Press registration is a courtesy and your Comic-Con press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your Comic-Con press badge.

You need to submit verification materials for review before your title and/or company information can be updated. Please contact pressreg@comic-con.org for additional information.

There will be NO onsite registration for press.

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 (non-news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con International as well as permission from panel participants. Live streaming at Comic-Con and/or posting more than 15 minutes of a panel is not permitted without prior written consent from Comic-Con International. Please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at Comic-Con and to obtain the appropriate consents.

You will need permission from Comic-Con International and from any panel participants you include in your documentary. Please mail pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to film at Comic-Con and to obtain the appropriate consents. Due to the volume of inquiries, not all documentary requests can be accommodated.

Because of the high volume of applicants, applications and materials submitted after November 3, 2017 will not be accepted under any circumstances.

 

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