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The Comic-Con International 2014 PRESS APPLICATION PERIOD is now CLOSED. Deadline to apply: December 13, 2013

EPIC Online Press Registration is now open! If you have been approved as press for Comic-Con 2014 or have a verification status of "NOT DUE", click here to register now. The deadline to register a Comic-Con 2014 press badge is June 6, 2014.

 
All applicants will be notified via email regarding the decision of their press application. 
 
If your current press verification status is NOT DUE (see below) or your 2014 press application has been approved, the EPIC Online Press Registration system is now open! We strongly recommend that register for your press badge as soon as possible. The deadline to register for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge is June 6, 2014. 
 
Verification Status Flags
To determine your press verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account here. If you are returning or approved press, click the "Press" tab. Your press verification status will be "DUE" or "NOT DUE" (see examples to the left). If you are a first-time press applicant or if your application was denied, no verification status or "Press" tab will be displayed and you may not attend Comic-Con 2014 as a member of the press. 
 
For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.
 

Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions

There will be NO onsite registration. Applications and verification materials had to be submitted by December 13, 2013 for consideration. Verified press must register online each year they plan to attend, and provide verification materials every two years.
 
A Comic-Con press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at Comic-Con (space permitting). The Comic-Con press badge, however, does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, events, or guaranteed seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and your Comic-Con press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your Comic-Con press badge. Unfortunately, a press badge does not allow for plus ones, guests, or child badges. A press badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.
 
Press will not be allowed into the Exhibit Hall prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 23, or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures posted of, or within, the Exhibit Hall prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 23, will result in the forfeiture of your Comic-Con 2014 press badge. 
 
Because of a variety of rules governing the San Diego Convention Center and Comic-Con International, wheeled carts or handcarts are not allowed in the convention center. Additionally, camera crews, while free to roam the center, cannot set up equipment in a fixed manner (i.e. lights, chairs, etc.).
 
Members of the press that want to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con International as well as permission of the panel participants. Please email pr@comic-con.org to request the appropriate consents along with detailed information regarding your interest in recording at Comic-Con International.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Names, outlets, and email addresses of confirmed Comic-Con 2014 press will be made available to studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con 2014 Press List).
 
As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International. Please be respectful of all our attendees. A Comic-Con press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover the event. Comic-Con does not tolerate coverage that includes stunt type events, ambush interviewing or any sort of action that could make any of our attendees feel unsafe or uncomfortable.