Press FAQ

The Comic-Con 2020 press application period is closed.
“Press Outlet Applications” must have been submitted by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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The Comic-Con 2020 press application period is closed and we are not accepting any additional press applications or requests.

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Your Outlet Key Contact must have submitted the “Press Outlet Application” by Friday, November 1, 2019 to be considered.

If your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to submit a registration request on your behalf at a later date. Your Comic-Con Member ID will change to a press member class once you have accepted the Press Terms and Conditions. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one.

The Outlet Key Contact is the primary person responsible for facilitating all communication between the press outlet and Comic-Con, including submitting the "Press Outlet Application" and all press badge registration request(s), if approved. There can only be one Outlet Key Contact per press outlet. However, an Outlet Key Contact may be the Outlet Key Contact for multiple press outlets.

The Comic-Con 2020 press application period is closed and we are not considering any additional press applications or requests.

To update or change the Outlet Key Contact, please email pressreg@comic-con.org for assistance. The new Outlet Key Contact must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID.

No, Comic-Con is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications or verification materials. Additionally, the Comic-Con 2020 press application period is closed and we are not considering any additional press applications or requests.

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con is able to provide a complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines. This requires you provide information and examples of work in order for us to verify the legitimacy of the applying press outlet.

Press outlet verification approval is valid for two consecutive years (for example, approved press outlets for our upcoming convention will be valid for 2020 and 2021), unless earlier verification is requested by Comic-Con.

Freelance press members’ verification will only be valid for the year approved.

If your Outlet Key Contact cannot, or chooses not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest that you participate in Open Registration to try to purchase an attendee badge. A “Press Outlet Application” cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials.

There will be no onsite registration for press at Comic-Con 2020.

Please allow 5-8 weeks for processing and review. All press applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email if the press outlet has been approved or declined. If the Outlet Key Contact does not receive a response from Comic-Con within 5-8 weeks, please forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2020 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

The Outlet Key Contact should forward the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2020 Press Outlet Application Submission Complete!” email to pressreg@comic-con.org for further assistance. 

The press outlet status will be updated to “Verification NOT DUE – Approved”. Once press badge registration opens for Comic-Con, the Outlet Key Contact will be notified via email. At that time, the Outlet Key Contact will be responsible for submitting registration requests for each individual member of the press outlet.

IMPORTANT: Individual members must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID for the Outlet Key Contact to submit a registration request on their behalf.

Once press badge registration opens for Comic-Con 2020, the Outlet Key Contact of “Verification NOT DUE – Approved” press outlets will be notified via email. At that time, the Outlet Key Contact will be responsible for submitting registration requests for each individual member of the press outlet.

No. A Comic-Con press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus-one, guest, or child badge.

Because of the high volume of press outlet applicants, applications and verification materials submitted after November 1, 2019 will not be considered.

We have exciting news! If you missed the November 1, 2019 deadline, we invite you to join us for WonderCon Anaheim 2020. The press application period has been extended. Please click here for more information. 

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con is not permitted. Live streaming is not permitted. Registered press members that would like to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (not news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con and any other participants being recorded. To request the appropriate consents for recording, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at Comic-Con.

You must obtain written permission from Comic-Con and any other participants being recorded, if approved. To request the appropriate consents for recording, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding interest to record at Comic-Con.

Additionally, you must have submitted the “Press Outlet Application” by November 1, 2019.

Yes, Comic-Con has a press workroom located inside the San Diego Convention Center that will have dedicated Wi-Fi for our registered press members. You must have a Comic-Con 2020 press badge to enter this room.

Please note: You may not leave any personal belongings in this room. Details will be sent via email to registered press members prior to the convention.

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.

 

For any additional questions regarding Comic-Con press registration, please email pressreg@comic-con.org

For publicity questions that do not pertain to Comic-Con press registration, please email pr@comic-con.org