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Press

The Comic-Con 2017 PRESS APPLICATION PERIOD is now closed. All applications and verification materials were due by April 28, 2017.
  • If you have been approved as press for Comic-Con 2017 or if your current press verification status is "Not Due", please click here to register for your press badge today!
  • The deadline to register for your press badge is June 1, 2017. You must register for your badge prior to this date.
  • Press badges will be shipped in advance to the address associated with your Comic-Con Member ID account. The deadline to update your shipping address is May 18, 2017. Please log in to your Member ID account and update your address prior to May 18, 2017 to ensure accurate delivery.

 

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 must submit new verification materials for review before we can update your Comic-Con Member ID account. 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). The Comic-Con press badge, however, does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms or 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. 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. 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 along with posting a panel in its entirety is not permitted. 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.