WonderCon Anaheim Professionals

WonderCon Anaheim 2020 professional badge registration is now OPEN! Please see below for badge registration instructions. There will be no onsite professional registration. Online professional registration will close on March 23, 2020 or when capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.
The WonderCon Anaheim 2020 professional application period is closed.  All applications and verification material were due by January 16, 2020.

Before you may register for WonderCon Anaheim 2020, you must first determine your professional verification status. All professional applicants fall into one of two categories: First-Time Applicant or Returning Professional.


Professional Verification Flags

Professional Verification Status


To determine your category, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and click the "Professionals" tab. If you are a returning professional, your member class will be “Professional” and your professional verification status will be “DUE” or “NOT DUE”. If you are a first-time professional applicant, no "Professionals" tab will be displayed. 


If your professional verification status is NOT DUE: Log in to your Member ID account, select the "Professionals" tab, and click the WonderCon Anaheim 2020 "Click here to register your badge now!" link. Be sure to register your guest badge(s) when you submit the online request form. You cannot return to the online registration system at a later date to request guest badges.

NOTE: Badges registered before February 25, 2020 will be mailed in advance. Both your badge and any guest badges that you register will be mailed to the domestic address listed in your Member ID account. To review your shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab. Badges registered after February 25, and those with an international address, will be available for pick-up in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center.

If your professional verification status is DUE or you are applying as a FIRST-TIME PROFESSIONAL: All applications were due by January 16, 2020. If you applied before this date, please allow 3-4 weeks from this date for your application to be reviewed. If you did not submit an application, we cannot accept additional applications at this time. If you have questions regarding a previously submitted application, please contact proreg@comic-con.org

To receive important information from our professional registration department, make sure you have not opted out of email correspondence. To review your opt-outs, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the “OPT-OUTS” option on the "My Account" tab. Make sure you have not checked the “Email Opt-Out” box. If you have selected to opt out of email notifications from WonderCon Anaheim, you will not be notified of important registration updates.

Each verified professional may request a complimentary WonderCon Anaheim 2020 badge for up to two guests, until capacity is reached. All professional guests must have their own valid and confirmed Member ID. To create a Member ID, click hereGuest badges are limited, and not all guests can be accommodated.

Children (age 12 and under) are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Child badges must be registered onsite at the WonderCon Anaheim Professional Registration Area in Hall D. Please note that the child must be present to receive a badge. There will be no onsite registration for adult professionals or guests. 

For additional information, please review the WonderCon Anaheim Professional FAQ.

Professional Qualifications

COMIC-CON AND WONDERCON ANAHEIM is pleased to provide complimentary badges to professionals who are active in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, digital/webcomics, comic strips and animation, as well as genre-related illustrators and science fiction/fantasy authors and book editors. This includes: writers, artists, pencillers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and animators. Qualifying work must be provided to indicate a professional’s involvement in these projects.
Due to the ever-increasing popularity of Comic-Con and pop culture industries, we cannot guarantee professional badges to those who fall outside of the creative roles listed above. However, all other professionals and executives who are employed in entertainment and popular culture industries (film, television, toy and apparel design, and other related industries) are welcome to apply, and we will consider each application on an individual basis. Not all professionals in these industries can be accommodated, and access to badges and guest badges may be limited.
As part of our commitment as an educational non-profit organization, Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim welcomes educators and librarians to apply as professionals.
Photo by Kevin Green ©2012 SDCC

Fans meet creators at WonderCon Anaheim! 


WonderCon Anaheim Professional Terms & Conditions

The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a “WonderCon Anaheim 2020 Application for Professionals,” and verification material and be approved by Comic-Con International before the deadline date. Professionals must provide verification material demonstrating their continued qualifying work in the industry every three years.

Professional verification and approval is ultimately at the discretion of Comic-Con International.

A WonderCon Anaheim professional badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon Anaheim (space permitting). The WonderCon Anaheim professional badge, however, does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, events, or guaranteed seating. Please keep in mind that 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. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed. Lost or undelivered badges may be replaced onsite for a nominal fee at the Professional Registration Desk.

As always, the issuance of a professional badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim.