San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) welcomes press from all over the world to participate and cover WonderCon and Comic-Con. We consider applications from a diverse range of press outlets operating in fields such as comic books, book publishing, animation, film, television, gaming, and other popular arts-related industries.


  • Outlet Key Contacts of approved press outlets may now register for WonderCon 2024 press badges.
  • Press badges registered by Tuesday, February 20 will be eligible for advance shipping.
  • Press members registered by Wednesday, March 13 will be included on the official WonderCon 2024 press list.

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Outlet Key Contacts – of Approved Press Outlets Only: 

  1. Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account
  2. On the Press Outlet Dashboard, click the green “My Outlets” button to get to your “My Allotment” page.
  3. In the “WonderCon 2024” section of your “My Allotment” page, your approved press badge allotment(s) will be displayed. 
  4. To register yourself, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions.
  5. To register member(s) of your outlet:
    • If you have their Member ID and Last Name, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions.
    • If you DO NOT have their Member ID and Last Name, return to your “My Allotment” page and click the yellow “Copy URL” button. (This URL directs to your outlet’s dedicated registration portal.) Share this copied URL with your outlet member(s) to complete their press badge registration. Your member(s) will need their Member ID credentials and Press Title to complete the registration process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Limit the sharing of your copied URL only to the members you have approved to attend WonderCon 2024 on your outlet’s behalf. Press Badge Registration for your outlet will close once all allocated press badges have been registered. Again, this URL is exclusively for your outlet’s press badge registration.

Once you have successfully completed the press badge registration process you will receive an order receipt email within 24 hours. Please check your SPAM inbox if you do not receive the order receipt.

Badge Shipping

If you have completed your registration by Tuesday, February 20, 2024, your badge will be eligible for advance shipping. If eligible, your badge will be shipped to the “Primary Shipping Address” that is listed on your Member ID as of Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Please note that we cannot ship to international addresses. If your “Primary Shipping Address” is outside of the United States, you must pick up your badge when you arrive on-site.

Badge Pick-Up

As the convention approaches, we will send out barcode confirmation emails. If you do not receive your badge in the mail, bring your barcode confirmation email and a valid photo ID to the Press Desk in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center to pick up your press badge. Badge pick-up hours will be listed on the barcode confirmation.


We require that applying press outlets demonstrate a minimum of 18 months of continuous coverage. Freelance press members are required to provide an assignment letter from the outlet they wish to represent.

Press outlets are classified into five media types:

  1. Blog/Podcast
  2. Broadcast Media (television or radio)
  3. Digital Media (online)
  4. Documentary
  5. Print Media (newspaper or magazines)

Only one application per press outlet can be considered. The application must be submitted by the designated Outlet Key Contact (OKC), who will act as the primary liaison between the press outlet and SDCC. While there can be only one OKC per press outlet, it is permissible for an OKC to represent multiple outlets.

It’s important to note that individuals covering solely on social media platforms or community forums do not meet our criteria for press badges.



* Applications submitted after this date will only be considered for WonderCon 2024 on-site press registration. Approval is not guaranteed.

New outlets and returning outlets marked as “NOT QUALIFIED” must submit the Press Outlet Application to be considered for press badges at our conventions. Returning outlets can view their verification status via the “My Outlets” section of the Outlet Key Contact’s Member ID account. 

To apply, please have the Outlet Key Contact* of your outlet visit the link below to submit a 2024 Press Outlet Application.

To access the 2024 Press Outlet Application visit:

* Email to obtain the Access Code after the January 26 deadline. Submitted applications will be considered for on-site press registration to WonderCon 2024 only. Approval is not guaranteed. 

Press outlet verification approval status is valid for two consecutive years, under the discretion of SDCC.

Once the application has been reviewed, the Outlet Key Contact will receive an email and the verification status of the outlet will be updated accordingly in their Member ID account. 

Are you freelancing? Freelance press members who would like to apply must submit a Press Outlet Application as their own Outlet Key Contact. The assignment letter must be from the press outlet assigning you. Freelance press members’ verification will only be valid for the year approved.


* The Outlet Key Contact (OKC) is the primary person responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. There can only be one OKC per press outlet. However, an OKC may be the OKC for multiple outlets.

In order to submit the Press Outlet Application, the Outlet Key Contact must have a Comic-Con Member ID account. To create a Member ID, please click here.


Verification materials, such as an assignment letter and information/examples of work, must be submitted with your application. These materials are based on the “Media Type” indicated on your outlet’s application.


For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.