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Press FAQ

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. For information regarding onsite consideration and badge shipping, please check out our helpful FAQ below.

 

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.

Press applications are now outlet-based, which means only ONE application per press outlet — instead of one application per individual press member. Only the Outlet Key Contact may submit an application.

If you are the key contact for your outlet, download the "Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Guidelines" here and follow the instructions to submit an application. Please note that the application deadline was January 11, 2019. Refer to question "My press outlet missed the January 11, 2019 press application deadline. What can we do?" for additional options. 

If you are the key contact for your outlet, download the "Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Guidelines" here and follow the instructions to submit an application. Once you have applied, your member class will automatically change to press.

Please note that the application deadline was January 11, 2019. Refer to question "My press outlet missed the January 11, 2019 press application deadline. What can we do?" for additional options. 

If you are not the key contact for your outlet, your designated Outlet Key Contact must have submitted an application prior to Friday, January 11, 2019 to be considered. If your press outlet was approved, your Outlet Key Contact must submit a badge request on your behalf. You will be notified via email once a badge request has been submitted by the Outlet Key Contact and you will be required to accept the Press Terms and Conditions. Once accepted, your member class will change to press.

Press applications are now outlet-based, which means only ONE application per press outlet — instead of one application per individual press member. Only the Outlet Key Contact may submit an application. All WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press applications were due by Friday, January 11, 2019. Refer to question "My press outlet missed the January 11, 2019 press application deadline. What can we do?" for additional options. 

The Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating all communication between the press outlet and Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim, including submitting the application and all badge request(s). There can only be one Outlet Key Contact per press outlet. However, an Outlet Key Contact may be affiliated with multiple press outlets.

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.

No, Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications and verification materials. All WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press applications were due by Friday, January 11, 2019. Refer to question "My press outlet missed the January 11, 2019 press application deadline. What can we do?" for additional options. 

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim is able to provide a complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines and provide information and examples of work to verify the legitimacy of the applying press outlet.

Press outlet verification will be valid for two consecutive years, unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim. Freelance press members verification will only be valid for the year they are approved.

A "Press Outlet Application" cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials. Simply listing press outlet information on the press application is not considered verification. Your Outlet Key Contact must submit qualifying verification materials to verify the legitimacy of the press outlet.

Please allow 5 - 8 weeks for processing and review. All press applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If the Outlet Key Contact does not receive a response from Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim within 5 - 8 weeks, please forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email to pressreg@comic-con.org

The Outlet Key Contact should contact pressreg@comic-con.org and forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email.

WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press badge registration is currently open. To submit a badge request, the Outlet Key Contact must log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account, select the “Press” tab, and click the blue “Log In to Outlet Portal” button for the desired outlet.

From the Outlet Portal home page, select the “WonderCon Anaheim Registration” menu item. The Outlet Key Contact will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person they wish to register.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual press member registered will be sent an email with instructions to complete their badge request. Press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Outlet Key Contacts should be sure to alert the members of their outlet that they will need to complete this process to receive a badge. 
 
All press badge requests submitted after February 14, 2019 will be available for onsite pick-up only. Badges will not be shipped in advance and members will not be added to the WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press List. Information regarding onsite pick-up can be found on your registration confirmation. 
 
Press badge requests submitted prior to February 14, 2019 are eligible for advance shipping. To check your shipping status, log in to your Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. 
 

WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press badge registration is currently open. To submit a badge request, the Outlet Key Contact must log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account, select the “Press” tab, and click the blue “Login to Outlet Portal” button.

From the Outlet Portal home page, select the “WonderCon Anaheim Registration” menu item. The Outlet Key Contact will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person they wish to register.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual press member registered will be sent an email with instructions to complete their badge request. Press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Outlet Key Contacts should be sure to alert the members of their outlet that they will need to complete this process to receive a badge. 

Once an Outlet Key Contact submits a badge request on your behalf, you will receive an email to the address associated with your Comic-Con Member ID account. You will be required to accept the Press Terms and Conditions. It is critical that you follow the instructions in the email to complete your badge registration prior to February 14, 2019. Once you have accepted the Press Terms and Conditions, you will be able to download your personal badge confirmation. Your badge confirmation can be found on the "Press" tab of your Member ID account. 

If your badge request was submitted on or completed after February 14, 2019, you are not eligible for advance shipping and will not be included on the WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press List. Your badge will be available for onsite pick-up at the Press Registration Desk in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center. Please refer to your badge confirmation for more information.  

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

If you registered for a press badge and accepted the Press Terms and Conditions prior to February 14, 2019, you may be eligible for advance shipping. Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. Your badge shipping status can be found below the blue "View My Registration Confirmation" button. 

If you are eligible for advance shipping, your badge will be mailed to the shipping address on file in your Member ID account as of February 14, 2019. To review your shipping address, select the "Contact Info" tab. We are no longer accepting shipping address changes for WonderCon Anaheim 2019.

If you are not eligible for advance shipping, download your registration confirmation for badge pick-up hours. You will need to bring your registration confirmation and a valid photo ID to the Press Desk in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center for badge pick-up. 

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 Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim and any other participants being recorded. Posting and airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. To request the appropriate consent for recording please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim.

Please download and carefully read the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Guidelines” PDF by clicking here. You must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim 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 Anaheim.

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" here for instructions to apply as a new or returning outlet. Online applications submitted after January 11, 2019 will be reviewed onsite only at the Press Desk in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center. You must submit an application online for onsite consideration. 

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