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Press FAQ

The WonderCon Anaheim 2018 press application and badge registration periods are closed. Onsite consideration will be available but is not guaranteed.
WonderCon Anaheim 2018 press badges will be shipped in advance! Your press badge will be sent to the shipping address on file in your Comic-Con Member ID account as of February 20, 2018. This is the last day to change your badge shipping address on your Member ID account.

IMPORTANT:  This press application period, and badge registration, were for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 ONLY.

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 a press application and have been approved by WonderCon Anaheim, your member class will automatically change to a press member class. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

The WonderCon Anaheim 2018 press application period is closed. If you missed the application deadline, please refer to “I missed the February 9, 2018 application deadline. What can I do?” below for information about onsite consideration.

The WonderCon Anaheim 2018 press application period is now closed. Please refer to “Will onsite registration be available for WonderCon Anaheim 2018?” below for information about onsite consideration.

No, WonderCon Anaheim is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications and verification materials. The WonderCon Anaheim 2018 application period is now closed.

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

WonderCon Anaheim requires that all press resubmit verification materials at least every two years, unless required earlier by WonderCon Anaheim. Additionally, returning press who need to update their company/outlet information must submit an application and verification materials for review before the deadline, regardless if they are DUE or NOT DUE. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for the year applying.

If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through attendee registration. Your press application cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work. Listing your outlet information on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the company listed on your application.

Please allow 5 - 6 weeks for processing and review. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you do not receive a response within 5 - 6 weeks, please forward your “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Application Received” email to pressreg@comic-con.org. Make sure to include your last name, Comic-Con Member ID, and the date your application was submitted.

Please contact pressreg@comic-con.org and forward your “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press Application Received” email. Make sure to include your last name, Comic-Con Member ID, and the date your application was submitted.

WonderCon Anaheim 2018 press badge registration closed on Friday, February 16, 2018. If you would still like to attend WonderCon Anaheim 2018 as a member of the press, please visit the Press Desk in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center during public convention hours. Please make sure to have your Comic-Con Member ID ready, and a valid photo ID, to register onsite for a press badge.

Onsite press registrants will not be included in the official WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press List.

WonderCon Anaheim 2018 press badge registration closed on Friday, February 16, 2018. If you would still like to attend WonderCon Anaheim 2018 as a member of the press, please visit the Press Desk in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center during public convention hours. Please make sure to have your Comic-Con Member ID ready, and a valid photo ID, to register onsite for a press badge.

Onsite press registrants will not be included in the official WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press List.

No. A WonderCon Anaheim press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus-one, guest, or child badge.

No. Press badge registration is a courtesy and your WonderCon Anaheim press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon Anaheim press badge.

If you have a new company and/or title, you will need to submit a new press application. For information about onsite consideration, please refer to “Will onsite registration be available for WonderCon Anaheim 2018?” below.

If you missed the February 9, 2018 application deadline, onsite consideration will be available but is not guaranteed. Please click here to download the “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press Guidelines” PDF. You must submit your online press application and supporting verification materials prior to arriving for onsite consideration. Print out a copy of your "WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press Application Received" email and bring it with you onsite to enter the Anaheim Convention Center. We will review your submitted application and supporting verification materials at the Press Desk, located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center, during public convention hours. Please note if there is more than one individual applying under your outlet/company, each individual must submit their own press application. Onsite registrants will not be included in the official WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press List.

If you are a NOT DUE member of the press, and would still like to attend WonderCon Anaheim 2018, please visit the Press Desk in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center during public convention hours. Please make sure to have your Comic-Con Member ID ready, and a valid photo ID, to register onsite for a press badge. Onsite press registrants will not be included in the official WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press List.

A WonderCon Anaheim press 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.

Any video taping/filming/recording of any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (not news) must first obtain written permission from WonderCon Anaheim as well permission from panel participants. Live streaming at WonderCon Anaheim and/or posting more than 15 minutes of a panel is not permitted without prior written consent from WonderCon Anaheim. Please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at WonderCon Anaheim and to obtain the appropriate consents.

Please download and review the “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press Guidelines” PDF. You will need permission from WonderCon Anaheim and from any panel participants you include in your documentary. Please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to film at WonderCon Anaheim and to obtain the appropriate consents. Due to the volume of inquiries, not all documentary requests can be accommodated.

Onsite consideration will be available but is not guaranteed. Please click here to download the “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press Guidelines” PDF. You must submit your online press application and supporting verification materials prior to arriving for onsite consideration. Print out a copy of your "WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Press Application Received" email and bring it with you onsite to enter the Anaheim Convention Center. We will review your submitted application and supporting verification materials at the Press Desk, located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center, during public convention hours.

Please keep in mind that WonderCon Anaheim will not be selling attendee badges onsite this year. If you are not approved as press onsite, you will not have the option to purchase a badge.

For any additional questions regarding WonderCon Anaheim press registration, please email pressreg@comic-con.org
For any additional publicity questions that do not pertain to WonderCon Anaheim press registration, please email pr@comic-con.org