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Press

The Comic-Con 2018 press application period is now closed. All applications and supporting verification materials were due by November 3, 2017. If your current press verification status is NOT DUE, click here to register for your Comic-Con 2018 press badge. The deadline to register for a press badge is June 8, 2018.

 

To determine your current press verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account here. If you are returning or approved press, click the "Press" tab. Your press verification status will be DUE or NOT DUE (see examples to the left).

If your verification status is NOT DUE, you are eligible to register for a Comic-Con 2018 press badge. Please click here to begin the registration process. You will need your Member ID and last name. The deadline to register for a press badge is June 8, 2018. 

Please note, the last day to update your badge shipping address is May 14, 2018. To update your badge shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab. All press badges registered prior to May 14, 2018 will be shipped directly to you 3 – 4 weeks before Preview Night, July 18, 2018.
 

For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.

Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions

There will be NO onsite press registration. Approved and NOT DUE press must register online each year they plan to attend. Press must submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con International. Returning press who need to update company/outlet information in their Comic-Con Member ID account must submit an application for review before the deadline. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for the year applying.

A Comic-Con press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at Comic-Con (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms, official Comic-Con events and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and your Comic-Con press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your Comic-Con press badge. A complimentary press badge does not allow for plus-ones, guests, or child badges. A press badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.

Registered press members are prohibited from entering the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 pm on Preview Night or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 6:00 pm on Preview Night, and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of your Comic-Con press badge. 

Because of a variety of rules governing the San Diego Convention Center and Comic-Con International, wheeled carts or handcarts are not allowed in the convention center. Additionally, camera crews, while free to roam the center, cannot set up equipment in a fixed manner (i.e. tripods, lights, chairs, etc.).

Members of the press that want 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 International as well as permission of the panel participants. Live streaming at Comic-Con and/or posting more than 15 minutes of a panel is not permitted without prior consent from Comic-Con International. Please email pr@comic-con.org to request the appropriate consents along with detailed information regarding your interest in recording at Comic-Con International.

PLEASE NOTE: Names, outlets, titles, country, and email addresses of registered Comic-Con press will be made available to studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con Press List).

As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International. Please be respectful to all attendees. A Comic-Con press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover the event. Comic-Con does not tolerate coverage that includes stunt type events, ambush interviewing or any sort of action that could make any of our attendees feel unsafe or uncomfortable. All registered members of the press must comply with Comic-Con's Code of Conduct and all other convention policies.