Press FAQ

2022 Press Outlet Application and Comic-Con 2022 Press Badge Registration is OPEN!

 Outlet Key Contacts of approved press outlets may now register for Comic-Con 2022 press badges. New press outlets and returning outlets (Verification DUE - Reapply) may submit a 2022 Press Outlet Application for consideration. 

Major changes have been implemented to both the application and registration process. Please see below. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Friday, May 27, 2022: Press Outlet Application submitted for Comic-Con 2022 consideration
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Press badge registration completed to be mailed out in advance
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Verify, change, or update your shipping address for badge mail-out
Friday, July 1, 2022: Press badge registration completed to be included on the Comic-Con 2022 Press List

 

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Click here to create your Comic-Con Member ID. A Member ID is free and available to all adults and juniors (ages 13 to 17) with a unique and valid email address.

Your Outlet Key Contact must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 for Comic-Con 2022 consideration. 

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 for Comic-Con 2022 consideration. 

*Outlet Key Contact (OKC) is the primary person responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. There can only be one OKC per press outlet. However, an OKC may be the OKC for multiple outlets.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

If your press outlet is approved, your Outlet Key Contact will be able to register for Comic-Con 2022 press badges. 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 WonderCon/Comic-Con. 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.

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 for Comic-Con 2022 consideration. 

*Outlet Key Contact (OKC) is the primary person responsible for facilitating communication between the press outlet and WonderCon/Comic-Con. There can only be one OKC per press outlet. However, an OKC may be the OKC for multiple outlets.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

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

No, Comic-Con is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications or verification materials.

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con is able to provide complimentary press badge(s) to press outlets that meet the published guidelines. This requires you to 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 2022 and 2023), 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 purchase an attendee badge, if available. A Press Outlet Application cannot be processed if your Outlet Key Contact does not provide verification materials. Simply listing press outlet information on the application is not considered verification.

Please allow 3 - 5 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 us within 5 weeks, please forward the “2022 Press Outlet Application Submission” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

Comic-Con 2022 press badge registrations completed by Tuesday, June 7, 2022 will be mailed out in advance. Changes or updates to shipping addresses must also be completed by this date. Press badge registrations completed after this date must pick up their press badge at the Registration Area in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center.

We are unable to mail badges to an international address. Badges not delivered for any reason must be picked up on-site. On-site pick-up hours will be posted on our website prior to the event.

To pick up your press badge on-site, each member must have their barcode confirmation and a valid form of photo ID to receive their badge.

Everyone attending Comic-Con will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Click here for more information. San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.

The Outlet Key Contact may continue with the following steps to register the allotted press badge(s):

  1. Log in to your Member ID account.

  2. Select the menu option “Press”.

  3. Choose “My Outlets” from the dropdown options.

  4. In the “2022 Comic-Con” section, your approved press badge allotment(s) will be displayed. 

  5. To register yourself, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions to complete your press badge registration.

  6. To register additional members, if available in your allotment, click the yellow “Copy URL” button to copy your outlet’s press badge registration portal link.

  7. Share the portal link with your member(s). They will be required to log in to their Member ID account to complete their press badge registration. 
    NOTE: When visiting your outlet’s press badge registration portal, the Member ID that’s logged in is the member receiving the press badge registration. 

  8. Click here for the Comic-Con COVID-19 policy. Please advise your member(s) to not register for a press badge if they are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only share your outlet’s press badge registration portal link with those you have approved to attend the show on your outlet’s behalf. Press badge registration for your outlet will close once all of your outlet's allotted press badges have been registered. The URL of your outlet’s press badge registration portal is unique to your outlet alone. 

Once you have successfully completed the press badge registration process you will receive a barcode confirmation email within 24 hours that contains your order details. Please check your SPAM inbox if you do not receive the barcode confirmation.

Please be sure to bring your barcode confirmation to the Registration Area in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center if you are picking up your press badge. We are unable to mail badges to an international address. Badges not delivered for any reason must be picked up on-site. On-site pick-up hours will be posted on our website prior to the event.

To pick up your press badge on-site, each member must have their barcode confirmation and a valid form of photo ID to receive their badge.

Everyone attending Comic-Con will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Click here for more information. San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.in activities.

Press Badge Registration for Comic-Con 2022 is OPEN! The Outlet Key Contacts of approved outlets may continue with the following steps to register the allotted press badge(s):

  1. Log in to your Member ID account.

  2. Select the menu option “Press”.

  3. Choose “My Outlets” from the dropdown options.

  4. In the “2022 Comic-Con” section, your approved press badge allotment(s) will be displayed. 

  5. To register yourself, click the yellow “Register” button and follow the instructions to complete your press badge registration.

  6. To register additional members, if available in your allotment, click the yellow “Copy URL” button to copy your outlet’s press badge registration portal link.

  7. Share the portal link with your member(s). They will be required to log in to their Member ID account to complete their press badge registration. 
    NOTE: When visiting your outlet’s press badge registration portal, the Member ID that’s logged in is the member receiving the press badge registration. 

  8. Click here for the Comic-Con COVID-19 policy. Please advise your member(s) to not register for a press badge if they are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only share your outlet’s press badge registration portal link with those you have approved to attend the show on your outlet’s behalf. Press badge registration for your outlet will close once all of your outlet's allotted press badges have been registered. The URL of your outlet’s press badge registration portal is unique to your outlet alone. 

Once you have successfully completed the press badge registration process you will receive a barcode confirmation email within 24 hours that contains your order details. Please check your SPAM inbox if you do not receive the barcode confirmation.

Please be sure to bring your barcode confirmation to the Registration Area in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center if you are picking up your press badge. We are unable to mail badges to an international address. Badges not delivered for any reason must be picked up on-site. On-site pick-up hours will be posted on our website sometime before the event.

To pick up your press badge on-site, each member must have their barcode confirmation and a valid form of photo ID to receive their badge.

Everyone attending Comic-Con will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Click here for more information. San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities.in activities.

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

There will be NO on-site registration for press. Press Outlet Applications submitted after Friday, May 27, 2022, will not be considered for Comic-Con 2022.

Press Outlet Applications submitted after this date will not be considered for Comic-Con 2022. Your press application will be considered in 2023.

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. Registered press members 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. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at Comic-Con.

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from Comic-Con is not permitted. Live streaming is also not permitted. Registered press members 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. To request the appropriate consents, please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding the interest to record at Comic-Con.

Additionally, you must submit a Press Outlet Application by Friday, May 27, 2022. Approval is not guaranteed.

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 2022 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.