Press FAQ

WonderCon 2022 Press Application and Press Badge Registration is now OPEN!

Outlet Key Contacts of approved press outlets may now register for WonderCon 2022 press badges. New press outlets and returning outlets (Verification DUE - Reapply) may now submit a Press Outlet Application for 2022. 

Major changes have been implemented to both the application and registration process. Please see below.

Press Outlet Applications and press badge registrations must be submitted by Monday, March 14, 2022, for WonderCon 2022 press list consideration.

We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon – for important updates and information

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 unique and valid email address.

Your Outlet Key Contact must submit the Press Outlet Application by MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 for WonderCon 2022 press list consideration. Press Outlet Applications submitted for WonderCon 2022 after MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 will be considered for on-site registration only. Approval and on-site registration are not guaranteed. 

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 for WonderCon 2022 press list consideration. Press Outlet Applications submitted for WonderCon 2022 after MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 will be considered for on-site registration only. Approval and on-site registration are not guaranteed. 

*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.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

If your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to register for WonderCon 2022 press badges. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

The Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating all communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. 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.

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 for WonderCon 2022 press list consideration. Press Outlet Applications submitted for WonderCon 2022 after MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 will be considered for on-site registration only. Approval and on-site registration are not guaranteed. 

*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.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

To update or change the Outlet Key Contact of a press outlet, email pressreg@comic-con.org for assistance. The new Outlet Key Contact must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. To create a Comic-Con Member ID, please click here.

No, WonderCon is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications or verification materials.

As a nonprofit organization, WonderCon is able to provide complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines. This requires you to 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 2022 and 2023), unless earlier verification is requested by WonderCon.

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.

Please allow 3 - 4 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 us within 4 weeks, please forward the “Press Outlet Application Submission - WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

The Outlet Key Contact should forward the “Press Outlet Application Submission - WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022” email to pressreg@comic-con.org for further assistance.

WonderCon 2022 press badges will not be mailed out in advance. Registered press members must pick up their press badge at the Press Desk in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center.

IMPORTANT: Each member must have their order receipt with barcode confirmation and a valid form of photo ID to receive their badge.

In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. SDCC reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.

Please click here for more information.

The Outlet Key Contact may continue with the following steps to register the allotted press badge(s):

  1. Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account.
  2. Select the menu option “Press”.
  3. Choose “My Outlets” from the dropdown options.
  4. In the “2022 WonderCon” section, your approved press badge allotment(s) will be displayed. 
  5. If you are registering yourself, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions.
  6. To share the badge registration portal with your attending member(s), click the “Copy URL” button. 
  7. Share this URL with your outlet member(s) to complete their press badge registration. Your member(s) will need their Member ID, Last Name, and Press Title to complete the registration process. 
  8. Click here for the WonderCon COVID-19 policy. Please advise your member(s) to not register for a press badge if they are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only share the URL of your outlet’s individual registration portal with those you have approved to attend the show on your outlet’s behalf. Press badge registration for your outlet will close once all of your outlet's allotted press badges have been registered. The registration portal URL is unique to your outlet alone.

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.

Please be sure to bring the order receipt containing your barcode confirmation 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 order receipt.

In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. SDCC reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.

Please click here for more information.

Press badge registration for WonderCon 2022 is now OPEN! The Outlet Key Contact may continue with the following steps to register the allotted press badge(s):

  1. Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account.
  2. Select the menu option “Press”.
  3. Choose “My Outlets” from the dropdown options.
  4. In the “2022 WonderCon” section, your approved press badge allotment(s) will be displayed. 
  5. If you are registering yourself, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions.
  6. To share the badge registration portal with your attending member(s), click the “Copy URL” button. 
  7. Share this URL with your outlet member(s) to complete their press badge registration. Your member(s) will need their Member ID, Last Name, and Press Title to complete the registration process. 
  8. Click here for the WonderCon COVID-19 policy. Please advise your member(s) to not register for a press badge if they are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only share the URL of your outlet’s individual registration portal with those you have approved to attend the show on your outlet’s behalf. Press badge registration for your outlet will close once all of your outlet's allotted press badges have been registered. The registration portal URL is unique to your outlet alone.

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.

Please be sure to bring the order receipt containing your barcode confirmation 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 order receipt.

In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. SDCC reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.

Please click here for more information.

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

 Yes, Press Outlet Applications submitted after Monday, March 14, 2022, for WonderCon 2022 will be reviewed on-site. Approval and on-site registration are not guaranteed. 

In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. SDCC reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.

Please click here for more information.

All Press Outlet Applications submitted after this date will be considered for on-site registration only. Approval and on-site registration are not guaranteed.

In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. SDCC reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.

Please click here for more information.

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 that would like to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from WonderCon and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at WonderCon.

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 that would like to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from WonderCon and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at WonderCon.

Additionally, you must submit a Press Outlet Application by Monday, March 14, 2022. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for on-site registration only. Approval and on-site registration are not guaranteed.

Yes, WonderCon 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 2022 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.

A WonderCon 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.

For any additional questions regarding WonderCon press registration, please email pressreg@comic-con.org.

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