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Press

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 be 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.

For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.

Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions

There will be NO onsite press registration. Approved and "NOT DUE" press must register online each year they plan to attend. Press must submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con International. Returning press who need to update company/outlet information in their Comic-Con Member ID account must submit an application for review before the deadline. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for the year applying.

A Comic-Con press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at Comic-Con (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms or official Comic-Con events; and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that 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. A complimentary press badge does not allow for plus-ones, guests, or child badges. A press badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.

Registered press members are prohibited from entering the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 PM on Preview Night or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 PM on Preview Night, and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of your Comic-Con press badge. 

Because of a variety of rules governing the San Diego Convention Center and Comic-Con International, wheeled carts or handcarts are not allowed in the convention center. Additionally, camera crews, while free to roam the center, cannot set up equipment in a fixed manner (i.e. tripods, lights, chairs, etc.).

Members of the press that want to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con International as well as permission of the panel participants. Live streaming at Comic-Con and/or posting more than 15 minutes of a panel is not permitted without prior consent from Comic-Con International. Please email pr@comic-con.org to request the appropriate consents along with detailed information regarding your interest in recording at Comic-Con International.

PLEASE NOTE: Names, outlets, titles, country, and email addresses of registered Comic-Con press will be made available to studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con Press List).

As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International. Please be respectful to all attendees. A Comic-Con press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover the event. Comic-Con does not tolerate coverage that includes stunt type events, ambush interviewing or any sort of action that could make any of our attendees feel unsafe or uncomfortable. All registered members of the press must comply with Comic-Con's Code of Conduct and all other convention policies.