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Professional FAQ

WonderCon Anaheim 2018 professional badge registration is now closed. There will be no onsite professional registration. The deadline to submit a badge request form was March 6, 2018.


Professional badge registration for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 is now closed. The deadline to submit a badge request form was March 6, 2018.

All professional applicants must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. 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 an application and are approved, your member class will automatically change to a professional member class. You do not need to sign up for a new Comic-Con Member ID if you already have one. Your existing Member ID will automatically change to a professional member class once you are approved.

The professional application period for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 is now closed. All applications and verification materials were due by January 16, 2018.

Yes, both trade professionals and creative professionals are eligible to register for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 professional badges. Unlike Comic-Con, WonderCon Anaheim professional badges are complimentary for both classes.

Professional badge registration for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 is closed. The deadline to submit a badge request form was March 6, 2018.

You do not need to specify which type of professional you are applying as. Comic-Con’s verification team will make the determination and notify you after reviewing your application and verification materials.

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

Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim process over 12,000 professional applications every year. With this kind of volume, we need to employ temporary staff who may not necessarily be familiar with your personal credits.

Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim requires that all professionals resubmit verification materials every three years with continued qualifying work.

If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through general attendee registration. Your application as a professional cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work as a professional in comics or related popular arts. Listing your work projects on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the projects on your application.

All applications were processed prior to the March 6, 2018 closing date for registration. If you have questions about an application, please contact

Please contact to confirm that we received your application. Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim strongly recommends that you email your professional application and verification materials. Should you choose to mail in your application and verification materials, we suggest that you send them via FedEx, UPS, USPS certified mail, or any service that provides a delivery receipt. Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim is not responsible for lost applications and/or materials that were sent without tracking or delivery confirmation.

All guest badge registration was due by March 6, 2018. Children (age 12 and under) are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Child badges must be registered onsite at the WonderCon Anaheim Professional Registration Area of the Anaheim Convention Center. Please note that the child must be present to receive a badge.

If your original guest cannot attend and you would like to bring a new guest, you must bring your original guest badge, along with your new guest, to the Professional Registration Area at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Please note that your new guest will also need a valid Comic-Con Member ID.

No, this registration and application period is for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 only. The Comic-Con 2018 professional application period is closed.

No. Professional registration is a courtesy and your WonderCon Anaheim professional badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon Anaheim professional badge. A professional badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary professional badge.

A WonderCon Anaheim professional 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.