Press

WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press badge registration is open! If you are an approved Outlet Key Contact, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab to access the Outlet Portal and registration system. All badge requests submitted on or after February 14, 2019 are ineligible for advance shipping and will not be included on the WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press List. 
The press application deadline for WonderCon Anaheim was January 11, 2019. For information regarding onsite consideration, please read below.

 

PRESS BADGE REGISTRATION

WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press badges may be requested by the Outlet Key Contact only. If you are the Outlet Key Contact of an approved outlet, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. Click the blue "Log In to Outlet Portal" button for your desired outlet. From the Outlet Portal home page, select the "WonderCon Anaheim Registration" menu item. You will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person you wish to register.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual you register will be sent an email with instructions to complete their press badge request. Their press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Please be sure to alert the members of your outlet that they will need to agree to the Terms and Conditons to receive a press badge.
 
Most press badge requests submitted prior to Februray 14, 2019 will be shipped to the individual outlet members. To see if your outlet was eligible for advance shipping, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab.
 
If you are eligible for advance shipping, badges will be sent to the shipping address on file as of February 14, 2019. To review your shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and select the "Contact Info" tab. 
 
All badge requests submitted on or after February 14, 2019 are ineligible for advance shipping and will not be included on the WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press List. Your badge will be available for onsite pick-up only at the Press Desk, located in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center. 
 
We are unable to ship badges to an international address. International press without a US shipping address may pick up their badge when they arrive onsite. The Press Desk is located in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center. 
 

NEW PRESS OUTLETS

The Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press application period is now closed. All applications and supporting verification materials must have been submitted by Friday, January 11, 2019 for pre-show consideration. 

If your Outlet Key Contact successfully submitted the application by the deadline, please allow 5 – 8 weeks for processing and review. The Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email once the press outlet has been approved or declined. If the Outlet Key Contact does not receive a response from Comic-Con within 5 – 8 weeks, the Outlet Key Contact should forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

If you missed the deadline to apply as press for WonderCon Anaheim 2019, we will offer limited onsite consideration. Onsite applications are not guaranteed and we do not suggest that you make any non-refundable travel or hotel arrangements. Please download the "Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Guidelines" below for instructions to apply as a new outlet. Applications submitted after January 11, 2019 for WonderCon Anaheim 2019 will be reviewed onsite only at the Press Desk in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center. 


RETURNING PRESS OUTLETS

Press outlets that have previously applied and been approved as press are considered returning press outlets. All returning press outlets have an outlet status of either “Verification DUE - Reapply” or “Verification NOT DUE - Approved”. Press outlets must be verified every two years unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con.
 
Returning press outlets have been pre-assigned a Comic-Con Outlet ID. Outlet ID login credentials have been sent via email to the Outlet Key Contact. Outlet Key Contacts are responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and WonderCon Anaheim, including submitting the press application and completing the badge registration process for all members of your outlet(s). Press outlet status can be found in the Comic-Con Outlet ID or the Comic-Con Member ID of the Outlet Key Contact.
 
Returning press outlets with an outlet status of “Verification DUE – Reapply”: If you are the Outlet Key Contact, Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. Click the yellow "Click to Reapply" button. For very important information about onsite consideration, please review the last question in our FAQ. 
 
Returning press outlets with an outlet status of “Verification NOT DUE – Approved”: WonderCon Anaheim press badge registration is now open! Follow the "PRESS BADGE REGISTRATION" instructions above to complete your badge request(s). All badge requests submitted on or after February 14, 2019 are ineligible for advance shipping and will not be included on the WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press List. 
 

For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.


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WonderCon Anaheim Press Terms & Conditions

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 WonderCon Anaheim. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for the year applying.
 
A WonderCon Anaheim press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon Anaheim (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms or official WonderCon Anaheim events; and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and a WonderCon Anaheim press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell a WonderCon Anaheim 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 11:30 AM on Friday, March 29, 2019 or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 11:30 AM on Friday, March 29, 2019 and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of the WonderCon Anaheim press badge.
 
Because of a variety of rules governing the Anaheim Convention Center and WonderCon Anaheim, 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.).
 
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/WonderCon Anaheim and any other participants being recorded. Live streaming and recording at WonderCon Anaheim, including posting more than 15 minutes of a panel, is not permitted without prior consent from Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim. To request the appropriate consents please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at WonderCon Anaheim.
 
Documentary crews that would like to videotape, film, and/or record any media that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con and any other participants you wish to film.
 
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 Anaheim Press List).
 
As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim. Please be respectful to all attendees. A press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover our conventions. WonderCon Anaheim 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 are held to Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim's Code of Conduct and all other convention policies.