Press Terms and Conditions

Press members of approved press outlets must register online each year they plan to attend. Press outlet verification approval status is valid for two consecutive years unless earlier verification is requested by WonderCon. Freelance press members’ verification will only be valid for the year approved.

A WonderCon press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, or official WonderCon events; and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and a WonderCon press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell a WonderCon 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 public hours or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to public hours and posted for public viewing will result in the forfeiture of the WonderCon press badge.

Film crews must be limited to a four-person ENG-type crew with handheld gear. Because of a variety of rules governing the Anaheim Convention Center and WonderCon, 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, signs, etc.).

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from WonderCon is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. Registered press members who would like to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain prior written permission from WonderCon and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents, please email with detailed information regarding your interest in recording at WonderCon.

Names, outlets, titles, email addresses, and countries of registered press members will be made available to participating studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to each convention (WonderCon Press List).

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