Professional FAQ

WonderCon 2022 professional badge registration is now OPEN! There will be no on-site professional badge registration. Online professional registration will close on March 28, 2022 or when capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.

Please visit our Professional Registration Information page for detailed instructions on professional badge registration for WonderCon 2022. Be sure to register your guest badge(s) at the same time you register your own badge. You cannot return to the online registration system at a later date to request guest badges.

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. If you have not previously applied, or are DUE to re-verify, you will not be eligible to register as a professional for WonderCon 2022.

COMIC-CON AND WONDERCON are pleased to provide complimentary badges to professionals who are active in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, digital/webcomics, comic strips, and animation, as well as genre-related illustrators, and science fiction/fantasy authors, and book editors. This includes roles such as: writer, artist, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, and animator. Qualifying work must be provided to indicate a professional’s involvement in these projects.

We cannot guarantee professional badges to those who fall outside of the categories listed above. However, all other professionals and executives who are employed in entertainment & popular culture fields (film, television, toy & apparel design, and other related industries) are welcome to apply, and we will consider each application on an individual basis. Not all professionals in these industries can be accommodated, and access to badges and guest badges may be limited.

As part of our commitment as an educational non-profit organization, Comic-Con and WonderCon welcome educators and librarians to attend as professionals. If you fall under one of these professional categories, please feel free to apply!

All professional badges are limited, and not all applicants who meet the guidelines can be accommodated. Professional verification and approval is ultimately at the discretion of Comic-Con.

Online professional registration will close on March 28, 2022 or when capacity is reached, whichever occurs first. There will be no on-site registration.

No, all badge pick-up for professionals will take place on-site in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. Please look for the signs labeled “INDUSTRY REGISTRATION” to pick up your badge and guest badges. As a reminder, guests cannot pick up their own badges; all badges must be picked up by the registering professional.

WonderCon professional badge pick-up hours are as follows:

Thursday, March 31: 12:00 PM-7:00 PM*
Friday, April 1: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday, April 2: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday, April 3: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

*Thursday hours are for badge pick-up only. There is no programming or Exhibit Hall access on Thursday.

Each verified professional may request a complimentary WonderCon 2022 badge for up to two guests until capacity is reached. All guests must have a valid Member ID. Click here to create a Member ID. Guest badges are limited, and not all guests can be accommodated. Professional guest badges may be used to register up to two adult or junior (age 13-17) members. Be sure to register your guest badge(s) at the same time you register your own badge. You cannot return to the online form at a later date to request guest badges.

Children (age 12 and under) are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Child badges must be registered on-site at the WonderCon Professional Registration Area in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The child must be present to receive a badge.

If your original guest cannot attend and you would like to bring a new guest, please bring your new guest to the Professional Registration Desk in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center when you pick up your badges. As long as your original guest badge has not been distributed, we will update your guest badge on-site. Please note that your new guest will also need a valid Member ID.

No, this registration period is for WonderCon 2022 only. Comic-Con 2022 badges have reached capacity.

No. Professional registration is a courtesy and your WonderCon professional badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your WonderCon 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 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.