The WonderCon Anaheim 2019 professional application period is now OPEN! Applications and verification materials are due by January 16, 2019.
No action is required at this time. You will be notified via email when online professional badge registration opens at a later date.
If you have already submitted an application and are approved, your member class will automatically change to a professional member class. You do not need to sign up for a new Comic-Con Member ID if you already have one. Your existing Member ID will automatically change to a professional member class once you are approved.
To apply as a professional for WonderCon Anaheim 2019, you must fill out an application and submit the required verification materials by January 16, 2019. The application and important information regarding verification materials can be found in the “Information and Application for Professionals” PDF. NOTE: if your professional verification status is DUE, but you have already submitted an application for Comic-Con 2019 during the previous application period, you do not need to submit an additional application. Your application will be considered for both shows.
If you are approved as a professional for WonderCon Anaheim 2019, you will be notified via email when online professional registration opens at a later date.
As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim is able to provide a complimentary professional badge to individuals who meet the published guidelines and who provide verification materials and proof of employment with qualified job titles.
Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim process over 12,000 professional applications every year. With this kind of volume, we need to employ temporary staff who may not necessarily be familiar with your personal credits.
If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through general attendee registration. Your application as a professional cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work as a professional in comics or related popular arts. Listing your work projects on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the projects on your application.
All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. We will begin processing WonderCon Anaheim 2019 applications in late 2018. It may take up to 4 weeks after application review commences to receive a response to a given application.
To confirm the receipt of your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your Comic-Con Member ID, the date your verification materials were submitted, whether they were sent via post or electronically, and a description of the materials you submitted.
Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim 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. Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim is not responsible for lost applications and/or materials that were sent without tracking or delivery confirmation.
Guest information for WonderCon Anaheim 2019 will be available at a later date. All guests must have a valid Comic-Con Member ID. Click here to sign up for a Member ID today!
Children (age 12 and under) are free with a professional badge and must be registered onsite at the WonderCon Anaheim Professional Registration Area of the Anaheim Convention Center. Please note that the child must be present to receive a badge. Be sure to register your guest badge(s) when you submit the online badge request form. You cannot return to the online form at a later date to request guest badges.
No, this registration and application period is for WonderCon Anaheim 2019 only. The Comic-Con 2019 professional application period is closed.
No. Professional registration is a courtesy and your WonderCon Anaheim professional badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon Anaheim 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.
A WonderCon Anaheim professional 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.