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Professional FAQ

WonderCon Anaheim 2017 Professional Registration is now closed. There will be no onsite professional registration. 
My professional verification status is “Not Due”, how to I register for a WonderCon Anaheim badge?

Professional badge registration for WonderCon Anaheim 2017 is now closed.  All professionals were required to register by March 15, 2017.

How do I sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID?

All professional applicants must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. 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.

I already have a valid Comic-Con Member ID, but I have never attended as a professional. How does my Member ID change from an attendee member class to professional member class?

If you have already submitted an application, your member class will change to a professional member class if you are approved. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one. Your existing ID will automatically change to a professional member class once you are approved.

How do I apply as a professional for WonderCon Anaheim 2017?

The professional application period for WonderCon Anaheim 2017 is now closed. The deadline to apply was March 3, 2017. All applications submitted on or before March 3 were processed in advance of WonderCon Anaheim 2017. 

I am a Comic-Con trade professional, can I attend WonderCon as a professional?

Yes, both trade professionals and creative professionals are eligible to register for WonderCon Anaheim professional badges. Unlike Comic-Con, WonderCon Anaheim professional badges are complimentary for both classes.

I have successfully registered as a professional for WonderCon Anaheim 2017. How do I receive my badge?

All international and professional badges registered after February 24 will be available for pick-up onsite at the Professional Registration Area in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center.  Please refer to your badge confirmation for pick-up instructions and hours. 

How do I indicate whether I am applying as a creative professional or trade professional?

You do not need to specify which type of professional you are applying as. Comic-Con’s verification team will make the determination and notify you after reviewing your application and verification materials.

Why do I need to send in verification materials?

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

Can I fax my professional application and verification materials?

No. All applications and materials must be sent via email or post mail.

I am a well-known comic professional. Why do I need to send proof of my work in the industry?

Comic-Con International/ WonderCon Anaheim processes over 12,000 professional applications every year. With this kind of volume, we need to employ temporary staff who may not necessarily be familiar with your personal credits.

How often do I need to send verification materials?

Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim requires that all professionals resubmit verification materials every three years with continued qualifying work.

What if I cannot provide verification materials supporting my work?

If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through general attendee registration. Your application as a professional cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work as a professional in comics or related popular arts. Listing your work projects on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the projects on your application.

When will I receive a response to my application?

Please allow 3-4 weeks to process applications and verification materials. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you do not receive a response within 4 weeks, please send an email to that includes your Comic-Con Member ID. Also include the date your verification materials were mailed and describe the materials you submitted.

I sent in my application and verification materials over 4 weeks ago, but have not yet received a response. Who should I contact?

Please contact to confirm that we received your application. WonderCon Anaheim strongly recommends that you email your professional application and verification materials. Should you choose to mail in your application and verification materials, we suggest that you send them via FedEx, UPS, USPS certified mail, or any service that provides a delivery receipt. WonderCon Anaheim is not responsible for lost applications and/or materials that were sent without tracking or delivery confirmation.

I sent in my application and was approved for WonderCon Anaheim 2017. Now what?

Professional badge registration for WonderCon Anaheim 2017 is now closed.  All professionals were required to register by March 15, 2017.

Can I bring a guest to WonderCon Anaheim?

The deadline to register a professional guest badge was March 15, 2017. Junior guests and children (age 17 and under) are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Junior and child badges must be registered onsite at the WonderCon Professional Registration Area in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The junior and/or child must be present to receive a badge.

Can I change my guest?

If your registered guest cannot attend and you would like to bring a new guest, please bring your new guest and original badge (if shipped in advance) to the Professional Registration Area in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. Please note that your new guest will need a valid Comic-Con Member ID and must be present to receive their badge.

Does my WonderCon registration qualify me for a Comic-Con 2017 badge?

No, this registration and application period is for WonderCon Anaheim 2017 only. The Comic-Con 2017 professional application period is closed. Professional badge registration for Comic-Con 2017 will occur at a later date.

When does WonderCon Anaheim online professional badge registration close?

Online professional badge registration closed on March 15, 2017.

I was approved for a WonderCon Anaheim professional badge but I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my professional badge to a friend?

No. Professional registration is a courtesy and your WonderCon Anaheim professional badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon Anaheim professional badge. A professional badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary professional badge.

I would like to attend a certain panel at the convention, where do I enter?

A WonderCon Anaheim professional 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.