Comic-Con 2019 press badge registration is now closed. The deadline to register for a press badge and accept the Press Terms and Conditions was Friday, June 28, 2019. The press application deadline for Comic-Con was Friday, January 11, 2019. We are no longer accepting applications.
To review the shipping status of your press badge, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the "Press" tab. We are unable to ship badges to an international address. International attendees may pick up their badge when they arrive onsite.
For more information on badge pick-up hours and location, please visit www.comic-con.org/cci/badge-pickup.
For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.
Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions
There will be NO onsite press registration. Approved and NOT DUE press must register online each year they plan to attend. Press must submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con. Approved freelance press applicants will only be valid for the year applying.
A Comic-Con press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at Comic-Con (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, or official Comic-Con events; and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and a Comic-Con press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell a Comic-Con press badge. A complimentary 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 a complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.
Registered press members are prohibited from entering the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 PM on Preview Night or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 PM on Preview Night, and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of the Comic-Con press badge.
Because of a variety of rules governing the San Diego Convention Center, Anaheim 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. tripods, lights, chairs, signs, etc.).
Members of the press that would like 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 and any other participants being recorded. Live streaming and recording at Comic-Con, including posting more than 15 minutes of a panel, is not permitted without prior consent from Comic-Con. To request the appropriate consents, please email email@example.com with detailed information regarding the interest to record at Comic-Con.
Names, outlets, titles, email addresses, and countries of registered press members will be made available to participating studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con 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 press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover our conventions. 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. All registered members of the press must comply with Comic-Con's Code of Conduct and all other convention policies.