The WonderCon Anaheim 2019 professional application period is now OPEN! Applications and verification materials are due by January 16, 2019.
All professional applicants fall into one of two categories: First-Time Applicant or Returning Professional.
To determine your category, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and click the "Professionals" tab. If you are a returning professional, your member class will be “Professional” and your professional verification status will be “DUE” or “NOT DUE”. If you are a first-time professional applicant, no "Professionals" tab will be displayed. All applications and verification materials are due by January 16, 2019.
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.
To receive important information from our professional registration department, make sure you have not accidentally opted out of email correspondence. To review your opt-outs, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the “OPT-OUTS” option on the "My Account" tab. Make sure you have not checked the “Email Opt-Out” box. If you have selected to opt out of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified of important registration updates.
Children (age 12 and under) are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Child badges must be registered onsite at the WonderCon Anaheim Professional Registration Area. Please note that the child must be present to receive a badge. There will be no onsite registration for adult professionals or guests.
For additional information, please review the WonderCon Anaheim Professional FAQ.
WonderCon Anaheim Professional Terms & Conditions
The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a “WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Application for Professionals,” and verification materials and be approved by Comic-Con International before the deadline date. Professionals must provide verification materials demonstrating their continued qualifying work in the industry every three years.
Professional verification and approval is ultimately at the discretion of Comic-Con International.
Comic-Con International (CCI) / WonderCon Anaheim (WCA) 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. CCI/WCA is not responsible for lost applications and/or materials that were sent without tracking or delivery confirmation.
A WonderCon Anaheim professional badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon Anaheim (space permitting). The WonderCon Anaheim professional badge, however, does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, events, or guaranteed seating. Please keep in mind that 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. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed. Lost or undelivered badges may be replaced onsite in the Professional Registration Area.
As always, the issuance of a professional badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International/ WonderCon Anaheim.