The Comic-Con 2015 PRESS APPLICATION PERIOD is now closed.
All applications and verification materials must have been
submitted by December 12, 2014.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS
All applicants will be notified via email regarding the decision of their press application. We have experienced a delay in our press application review process as we have been working on fine tuning the procedures for press registration at SDCC and WonderCon Anaheim. We apologize for the longer than anticipated wait; we will be sending out decisions on press applications throughout the next upcoming weeks. If you do not receive a response within six to eight weeks, please email email@example.com with your Comic-Con Member ID and the date your application and verification materials were submitted.
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 your verification status is "DUE", you must have submitted the required verification materials for consideration before the December 12, 2014 deadline. You will be notified via email regarding the decision of your press application. If you do not receive a response within six weeks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Comic-Con Member ID and the date your application and verification materials were submitted.
If your verification status is "NOT DUE", no action is required at this time. You will be notified via email when EPIC Online Press Registration opens in 2015. Please make sure that you did not “opt-out” of email correspondence from Comic-Con or you will not receive this email notification. Your notification preferences can be found on the “My Account” tab in the “Opt-Outs” section once you have logged in to your Member ID account.
For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.
Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions
There will be NO onsite press registration. Applications and verification materials must be submitted by December 12, 2014 for consideration. Approved and not due press must register online each year they plan to attend. All press must submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con International.
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 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 8, or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 8, and posted for public viewing will result in the forfeiture of your Comic-Con 2015 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 email@example.com 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 2015 press will be made available to studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con 2015 Press List).
As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International. Please be respectful to all 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.