The Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2020 press application period is now OPEN!
“Press Outlet Applications” must be submitted by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019.
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Your Outlet Key Contact must first submit the “Press Outlet Application” by Friday, November 1, 2019 to be considered. If your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to submit a registration request on your behalf. Your Comic-Con Member ID will change to a press member class once you have accepted the Press Terms and Conditions. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.
Your Outlet Key Contact must first submit the “Press Outlet Application” by Friday, November 1, 2019 to be considered. Once approved, the Outlet Key Contact can submit a registration request for individual members of your outlet.
The Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating all communication between the press outlet and WonderCon Anaheim, including submitting the “Press Outlet Application” and all press badge registration request(s), if approved. There can only be one Outlet Key Contact per press outlet. However, an Outlet Key Contact may be the Outlet Key Contact for multiple press outlets.
No, WonderCon Anaheim is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications or verification materials.
As a nonprofit organization, WonderCon Anaheim is able to provide a complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines. This requires you provide information and examples of work in order for us to verify the legitimacy of the applying press outlet.
Press outlet verification approval is valid for two consecutive years (for example, approved press outlets for our upcoming convention will be valid for 2020 and 2021), unless earlier verification is requested by WonderCon Anaheim.
Freelance press members’ verification will only be valid for the year approved.
If your Outlet Key Contact cannot, or chooses not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest that you purchase an attendee badge. A "Press Outlet Application" cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials. Simply listing press outlet information on the application is not considered verification. Your Outlet Key Contact must submit qualifying verification materials for consideration. Information on the different types of verification materials can be found HERE.
Please allow 5 - 8 weeks for processing and review. All press applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email if the press outlet has been approved or declined. If the Outlet Key Contact does not receive a response from WonderCon Anaheim within 5 - 8 weeks, please forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2020 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The press outlet status will be updated to “Verification NOT DUE – Approved”. Once press badge registration opens for WonderCon Anaheim, the Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email. At that time, the Outlet Key Contact will be responsible for submitting registration requests for each individual member of the press outlet.
IMPORTANT: Individual members must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID for the Outlet Key Contact to submit a registration request on their behalf.
Once press badge registration opens for WonderCon Anaheim 2020, the Outlet Key Contact of “Verification NOT DUE – Approved” press outlets will be notified via email. At that time, the Outlet Key Contact will be responsible for submitting registration requests for each individual member of the press outlet.
No. A WonderCon Anaheim press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus-one, guest, or child badge.
Yes, WonderCon Anaheim has a press workroom located inside the Anaheim Convention Center that will have dedicated Wi-Fi for our registered press members. You must have a WonderCon Anaheim 2020 press badge to enter this room. Please note: you may not leave any personal belongings in this room. Details will be sent via email to registered press members prior to the convention.
Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from WonderCon Anaheim is not permitted. Live streaming is not permitted. Registered press members that would like to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (not news) must first obtain written permission from WonderCon Anaheim and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents for recording please email email@example.com with detailed information regarding your interest to record at WonderCon Anaheim.
You must obtain written permission from WonderCon Anaheim and any other participants being recorded, if approved. To request the appropriate consents for recording, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with detailed information regarding interest to record at WonderCon Anaheim.
Additionally, please download and carefully read the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2020 Press Outlet Applications Guidelines” PDF. You must submit the “Press Outlet Application” by November 1, 2019.