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WonderCon Professionals

WonderCon 2016 Professional Registration is now OPEN!  There will be no onsite professional registration. Online professional registration will close - without notice - when it reaches capacity.
Applications and verification materials are due by March 4, 2016. 


Professional Verification Status Flags

Professional Verification Status Flags

To receive information from our professional registration department, sign in to your 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 Comic-Con, you will not be notified of important registration updates.
Before you may apply or register for WonderCon, you must first determine your professional verification status.  All professional applicants fall into one of two categories: First-Time Applicant or Returning Professional.
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” (see examples above). If you are a first-time professional applicant, no "Professionals" tab will be displayed and you must submit a professional application by March 4, 2016.  
If your Professional Verification Status is NOT DUE: Simply log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, select the "Professionals" tab, and click the WonderCon 2016 “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. 
If your Professional Verification Status is DUE or you are applying as a FIRST TIME PROFESSIONAL:  You must fill out an application and submit the required verification materials by March 4, 2016. The application and required documents can be found below in the “Information and Application for Professionals” PDF.
Click Here to Download the Information and Application for Professionals PDF

Professional Guest Badges

Each verified professional may request a complimentary WonderCon 2016 badge for up to two guests, until capacity is reached. Guest badges are limited, and not all guests can be accommodated. Professional guest badges may be used to register up to two adults. 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. The junior and/or child must be present to receive a badge. There will be no onsite registration for adult professionals. 

If you have already submitted a “Comic-Con and WonderCon Application for Professionals” please allow 3-4 weeks for processing and review.
For additional information, please review the WonderCon Professional FAQ.


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WonderCon Professional Terms & Conditions
The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a “Comic-Con and WonderCon Application for Professionals,” and verification materials and be approved by Comic-Con International before the deadline date posted above. Professionals must provide verification materials demonstrating their continued qualifying work in the industry every three years.
Professional verification and approval is ultimately at the discretion of Comic-Con International. 
Comic-Con International (CCI) / WonderCon (WC) 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. CCI/WC is not responsible for lost applications and/or materials that were sent without tracking or delivery confirmation.
A WonderCon professional badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon (space permitting). The WonderCon 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 professional badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon 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.
As always, the issuance of a professional badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International/ WonderCon.