The Comic-Con 2020 professional application period is now closed. All applications and verification materials were due by August 16, 2019. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for WonderCon Anaheim 2020 and Comic-Con 2021.
Please allow at least 6 - 8 weeks for applications to be processed. If you have been approved as a professional for Comic-Con 2020, or if your professional verification status is NOT DUE, you will receive information regarding online professional badge registration as it becomes available.
To determine your professional verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Professionals" tab. If you are a returning professional, your member class will be "Professional” and your professional verification status will be DUE or NOT DUE. If you are a first-time professional applicant, no professional verification status will be displayed until you apply and are approved as a professional.
To receive emails from the professional registration department, please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and click the “OPT-OUTS” option on the “My Account” tab. Make sure you have not checked the “Email Opt-Out” box. If you have selected to opt out of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified of important registration updates.
For more information, check out our helpful Professional FAQ!
COMIC-CON AND WONDERCON ANAHEIM is pleased to provide complimentary badges to professionals who are active in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, digital/webcomics, comic strips and animation, as well as genre-related illustrators and science fiction/fantasy authors and book editors. This includes: writers, artists, pencillers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and animators. Qualifying work must be provided to indicate a professional’s involvement in these projects.
Due to the ever-increasing popularity of Comic-Con and pop culture industries, we cannot guarantee professional badges to those who fall outside of the creative roles listed above. However, all other professionals and executives who are employed in entertainment and popular culture industries (film, television, toy and apparel design, and other related industries) are welcome to apply, and we will consider each application on an individual basis. Not all professionals in these industries can be accommodated, and access to badges and guest badges may be limited.
As part of our commitment as an educational non-profit organization, Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim welcomes educators and librarians to apply as professionals.
Comic-Con 2020 Professional Terms and Conditions
There will be NO onsite registration. The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a "Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim Application for Professionals" and verification materials before the appropriate deadline date and be approved by Comic-Con International. Professionals must provide verification materials demonstrating their continued qualifying work in the industry every three years.
Professional badges and professional guest badges are limited and not all applicants who meet the guidelines can be accommodated. Professional verification and approval is ultimately at the discretion of Comic-Con International. Badges for both professionals and guests are limited in quantity and will reach capacity quickly. Additional details regarding professional guest registration will be released at a later date. All professional guests must have their own personal and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. You may not register a guest unless they have their own Comic-Con Member ID.
Please keep in mind that a professional badge is a courtesy and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your professional badge. If you are found in violation of this policy, Comic-Con reserves the right to revoke your badge and any associated guest badges. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.