Press FAQ

2023 Press Outlet Application is OPEN!
  • This application is for consideration to attend both WonderCon and Comic-Con 2023 as a member of the press.

  • Only ONE application per outlet will be accepted.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Friday, January 27, 2023
 
*Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered for WonderCon 2023 on-site press registration ONLY. On-site approval is not guaranteed.

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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, JANUARY 27, 2023 for WonderCon 2023 press list consideration. Press Outlet Applications submitted after FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023 will be considered for WonderCon 2023 on-site press registration only. On-site approval is not guaranteed.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

Your Outlet Key Contact* must submit the Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023 for WonderCon 2023 press list consideration. Press Outlet Applications submitted after FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023 will be considered for WonderCon 2023 on-site press registration only. On-site approval is not guaranteed.  

*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 WonderCon 2023 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, JANUARY 27, 2023  for WonderCon 2023 press list consideration. Press Outlet Applications submitted after FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023  will be considered for WonderCon 2023 on-site press registration only. On-site approval is not guaranteed. 

*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, WonderCon is unable to accept any faxed or emailed applications or verification materials.

As a nonprofit organization, WonderCon 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 2023 and 2024), unless earlier verification is requested by WonderCon.

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 - 6 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 6 weeks, please forward the “Press Outlet Application Submission - WonderCon and Comic-Con 2023” email to pressreg@comic-con.org.

The Outlet Key Contact should forward the “Press Outlet Application Submission - WonderCon and Comic-Con 2023” email to pressreg@comic-con.org for further assistance.

The Outlet Key Contact will be notified, at a later date, when WonderCon 2023 Press Registration opens. Until that time no action is required.

The Outlet Key Contact will be notified, at a later date, when WonderCon 2023 Press Registration opens. Until that time no action is required.

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

 Yes, Press Outlet Applications submitted after FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023 will be considered for WonderCon 2023 on-site press registration only. On-site approval is not guaranteed.  

All Press Outlet Applications submitted after this date will be considered for on-site WonderCon 2023 Press Registration only. On-site approval is not guaranteed.

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from WonderCon 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 WonderCon 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 WonderCon.

Posting or airing more than 15 minutes of a panel without prior consent from WonderCon 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 WonderCon 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 WonderCon.

 Additionally, you must submit a Press Outlet Application by FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023. Approval is not guaranteed. 

Yes, WonderCon has a press workroom located inside the Anaheim Convention Center that will have dedicated Wi-Fi for our registered press members. You must have a WonderCon 2023 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 WonderCon 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 WonderCon Press Registration, please email pressreg@comic-con.org.

For publicity questions that do not pertain to WonderCon Press Registration, please email pr@comic-con.org.