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Press FAQ

The Comic-Con 2017 press application period is now closed. The deadline to submit an application and verification materials was April 28, 2017. 
  • If you are an approved member of the press for Comic-Con 2017, or if your current press verification status is "Not Due", please click here to register for your badge today! The deadline to register for a press badge is June 1, 2017. You must register for a badge prior to this date.
  • All press badges will be shipped in advance to the address associated with your Comic-Con member ID account. The last day to change your address for badge shipping is May 18, 2017. Please log in to your Member ID account prior to May 18 to update your address ans ensure accurate delivery. 
 
How do I sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID?

Click here to create your Comic-Con Member ID. A Member ID is free and available to all adults and juniors (ages 13 to 17) with a valid email address.

I already have a valid Comic-Con Member ID, but I have never attended as press. How does my Member ID change from an attendee member class to a press member class?

If you have already submitted a press application and have been approved by Comic-Con International, your member class will automatically change to a press member class. You do not need to sign up for a new Member ID if you already have one. 

How do I apply as press for Comic-Con 2017?
The Comic-Con 2017 press application period is now closed and we can no longer consider any additional press applications or requests.
 
My outlet/company would like to attend Comic-Con 2017. Can we apply as an outlet/company or will each person need to apply individually?
The Comic-Con 2017 press application period is now closed and we can no longer consider any additional press applications or requests. 
Can I fax my press application and verification materials?

No. The Comic-Con 2017 press application period is now closed and we can no longer consider any additional press applications or requests.

Why do I need to send in verification materials?

As a nonprofit organization, Comic-Con International is able to provide a complimentary press badge to individuals who meet the published guidelines and provide verification materials and proof of employment with qualified job titles.

How often do I need to send verification materials?

Comic-Con International requires that all press submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by Comic-Con International. Additionally, returning press who need to update their company information must submit new verification materials for review before we can update their Comic-Con Member ID account. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for a single year cycle. 

What if I cannot provide verification materials supporting my work?

If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through attendee registration. Your application as press cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work. Listing your outlet information on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the company listed on your application.

When will I receive a response to my application?

Please allow four to six weeks to process applications and verification materials. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you do not receive a response after six weeks, please send an email to pressreg@comic-con.org that includes your Member ID. Also include your last name, Comic-Con Member ID, and the date your application was submitted.

I sent in my application and verification materials over six weeks ago, but have not yet received a response. Who should I contact?

Please contact pressreg@comic-con.org to confirm that we received your application. Make sure to include your last name, Comic-Con Member ID and the date your application was submitted. 

I sent in my application and was approved for Comic-Con 2017. Now what?

Expo Logic Online Press Registration is now open and will close on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Click here to register your press badge today! 

When do I register for my badge?

Expol Logic Online Press Registration is now open and will close on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Click here to register your press badge today! 

I have been approved for a Comic-Con 2017 press badge. Can I add a plus one, a guest, or a child?

No. A Comic-Con press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus one, guest, or child badge.

I was approved for a Comic-Con 2017 press badge but I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my press badge to another member of my outlet/company?

No. 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.

I need to update my title and/or my company information in my Member ID account. How do I update this information?

You need to submit verification materials for review before your title and/or company information can be updated. 

Will onsite registration be available?

There will be NO onsite registration for press.

I would like to attend a certain panel at the convention, where do I enter?

A Comic-Con press 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.

I would like to video tape/film/record a panel at Comic-Con 2017, am I able to do so?

Any video taping/filming/recording of any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (not news) must first obtain written permission from Comic-Con International as well as permission from panel participants. Live streaming at Comic-Con along with posting a panel in its entirety is not permitted. Please email pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to record at Comic-Con and to obtain the appropriate consents. Due to the volume of inquiries, not all documentary request can be accommodated.

I would like to shoot footage for a documentary at Comic-Con 2017, what are the appropriate guidelines and steps I need to follow?

Please download and review the “Comic-Con 2017 Press Guidelines” PDF. You will need permission from Comic-Con International and from any panel participants you include in your documentary. Please mail pr@comic-con.org with detailed information regarding your interest to film at Comic-Con and to obtain the appropriate consents.

I missed the April 28, 2017 application deadline. What can I do?

Because of the high volume of applicants, applications and materials submitted after April 28, 2017 will not be accepted under any circumstances.

For any additional questions regarding Comic-Con press registration, please email pressreg@comic-con.org 
 
For any additional publicity questions that do not pertain to Comic-Con press registration, please email pr@comic-con.org