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Professionals

Comic-Con 2017 Professional Registration
 
  • Comic-Con 2017  professional badge registration is now closed. There will be no onsite registration. If you registered prior to June 8, 2017 your badge has been shipped. For more information on badge shipping, please click here.
  • If you have not yet received your badge order or if you are an international professional, please bring your barcode confirmation email and a valid photo ID to the Industry Registration scanning stations upstairs in the Sails Pavilion when you arrive. For more information on badge pick-up, please click here. 
 
PROFESSIONAL BADGE PICK-UP
If you registered for a trade professional badge after June 8 or if you are a professional with an international address, your badge will be available for onsite pick up only. It will not be shipped in advance. Please bring a valid photo ID and your barcode confirmation email to the Industry Scanning stations in the Sails Pavilion to receive your badge. For international professional badge pick-up hours and location, please click here. 
 
Please keep in mind that a professional badge is a courtesy and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your professional badge. A creative 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. The deadline to request a refund for a trade professionals or paid guest badge was May 18, 2017. All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee. 
 

As always, the issuance of a creative or trade professional badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International.

 

Comic-Con International 2018 Professional Registration
 

The Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2018 professional application period is now OPEN! To apply as a professional for Comic-Con or WonderCon Anaheim 2018, please download the “Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Information and Application for Professionals” PDF below.  

All applications and verification materials are due by August 16, 2017 for Comic-Con 2018. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 only. 

To receive information from our professional registration department, please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and click 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.
 
Comic-Con's professional registration program has two badge categories:
 
The Creative Professional Badge
The creative professional badge is a complimentary Comic-Con badge offered to professionals who take an active role in the creation, design, writing, editing, or production of comics, animation, films, books, video games, or toys. Job titles might include writer, artist, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, animator, designer, sculptor, editor, publisher, producer, actor, etc. This category includes retired career professionals from comics and related popular arts field. The creative professional badge is also extended to those responsible for the content of websites that promote the historic or ongoing contribution of comics to art or society.
 
The Trade Professional Badge
The trade professional badge is offered to agents, publicists, managers, executives, marketing, sales, business development, advertising, legal representatives, and other industry professionals who need to attend the convention for business reasons. Comic-Con trade professional badges are available for purchase to those who do not qualify as a creative professional. WonderCon trade professional badges are complimentary. 
Unfortunately, we cannot extend complimentary professional badges to support staff, including sales, marketing, accounting, managers, testers, analysts, administrative staff, IT, facilities, operations, and others who are not directly involved in the creative process.
 
To apply as a professional for Comic-Con and/or WonderCon Anaheim 2018, you must first determine your professional verification status. 

 

Professional Verification Status Flags
To determine your professional verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select 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" (see examples to the left).
 
If you are a first-time professional applicant, no professional tab or verification status will be displayed, and you must submit an application and materials to be considered for professional member class. 
 
All first time applicants and returning professionals with a verification status of "DUE" must submit an application and supporting materials by August 16, 2017 to be considered for Comic-Con 2018. All applications submitted after this date will be considered for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 only. Please make sure to read the entire PDF below before you submit your application. An incomplete application or failure to submit the appropriate verification materials may greatly delay your application processing time. Please keep in mind that professional application review will begin after Comic-Con 2017. 
 
 
 
Comic-Con Professional Terms & Conditions
There will be NO onsite registration. The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a "Comic-Con and WonderCon Application for Professionals" and verification materials before the appropriate deadline date, and be approved by Comic-Con International. Professionals must provide verification materials demonstrating their continued qualifying work in the industry every three years.
 
Professional badges and professional guest 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 International. Badges for both professionals and guests are limited in quantity and will reach capacity quickly. Additional details regarding professional guest registration will be released at a later date. All professional guests must have their own personal and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. You may not register a guest unless they have their own Comic-Con Member ID. 
 
Please keep in mind that a professional badge is a courtesy and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your professional badge. A creative 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. 
 
As always, the issuance of a creative or trade professional badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International.