The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application period is now OPEN. To apply as press for Comic-Con 2014, please download the "Instructions to Apply as Press" PDF . All applications and verification materials must be submitted by December 13, 2013.
How do I sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID?
I already have a valid Comic-Con Member ID, but I have never attended as press. How does my Member ID change from an attendee member class to a press member class?
If you have already submitted an application, your member class will change to a press 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 press member class once you are approved.
How do I apply as press for Comic-Con 2014?
Complete the "Comic-Con 2014 Application for Press" found in the "Instructions to Apply as Press" PDF. Mail the application and your verification materials to:
P.O. Box 128458, San Diego, CA 92112-8458
Email your application and your verification materials to: email@example.com
Please be sure to include your MEMBER ID on your application, or it will not be considered.
My outlet/company would like to attend Comic-Con 2014. Can we apply as an outlet/company or will each person need to apply individually?
Starting Comic-Con 2014, you must apply as an outlet/company if there are multiple staff members applying. Each applying staff member must send their own application and verification materials. Include the above materials in one email or one package per outlet/company.
Can I fax my press application and verification materials?
No. Comic-Con International is unable to accept any faxed applications or materials.
Why do I need to send in verification materials?
As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con International is able to provide a complimentary press badge to individuals who meet the published guidelines and who provide verification materials and proof of employment with qualified job titles.
How often do I need to send verification materials?
Comic-Con International requires that all press resubmit verification materials every two 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 press cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work. Listing your outlet information 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 4-6 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 6 weeks, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your 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 6 weeks ago, but have not yet received a response. Who should I contact?
Please contact email@example.com to confirm that we received your application. Comic-Con International strongly recommends that you email your press 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. Comic-Con International 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 Comic-Con 2014. Now what?
All approved and NOT DUE press will be sent an email with the link to the EPIC Online Press Registration website along with instructions on how to register for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge. Please check your email for this notification. We also suggest that you log in to your Member ID account and confirm that you did not "opt-out" of email correspondence. This information is found in the "Change My Preferences/ Unsubscribe" section once you have logged in.
When do I register for my badge?
All approved and NOT DUE press may register for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge once the EPIC Online Press Registration opens in spring 2014. An email notification will be sent to the email that is associated with your Comic-Con Member ID with the link to the EPIC Online Press Registration website.
I have been approved for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge. Can I add a plus one, a guest, or a child?
No. A Comic-Con press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus one, guest, or child badge.
I was approved for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge but I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my press badge to another member of my outlet/company?
No. 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.
Will onsite registration be available?
There will be NO onsite registration for press.
I would like to attend a certain panel at the convention, where do I enter?
A Comic-Con 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.
I would like to video tape/film/record a panel at Comic-Con 2014, am I able to do so?
Any video taping/filming/recording of any panels for COMMERCIAL PURPOSES (not news) will require you to obtain permission from Comic-Con International and also from the panel participants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request approval.
I will be filming a documentary at Comic-Con 2014, what are the appropriate guidelines and steps I need to follow?
You will need permission from Comic-Con International and from any panel participants you include in your documentary. Please email email@example.com to request approval. Please include detailed information about your documentary in your email request.
I missed the December 13, 2013 application deadline. What can I do?
The Comic-Con 2014 press application period will remain open for 2 months. All considerable applications and verification materials are due by December 13, 2013. If you are a first-time applicant or returning "DUE" press, you must submit the above items prior to or postmarked by December 13, 2013. Because of the high volume of applicants, applications and materials submitted after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions.