WonderCon Anaheim 2018 professional badge registration is now OPEN! There will be no onsite professional registration. Please follow the instructions below to register. The deadline to submit a badge request form is March 6, 2018.
Before you may apply or register for WonderCon Anaheim 2018, you must first determine your professional verification status. 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” (see examples above). If you are a first-time professional applicant, no "Professionals" tab will be displayed. All applications and verification materials were due by January 16, 2018.
Save time, don't wait in line! Professional badges registered before February 20, 2018, will be mailed to you in advance! Your badge and all associated guest badges will be sent to the shipping address listed on your Comic-Con Member ID account as of February 20, 2018. To review and/or update your shipping address, log into your Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab. The last day to change the shipping address on your account is February 20, 2018. Professional badges registered after this date will be available for onsite pick up only.
We are unable to ship badges to an international address. If you are an international professional, bring your badge confirmation and a photo ID to the Professional Registration Area in Hall D when you arrive. You will need your badge confirmation to access the Anaheim Convention Center.
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.
Professional Guest Badges
Each verified professional may request a complimentary WonderCon Anaheim 2018 badge for up to two guests, until capacity is reached. All professional guests must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. Click here to register for a Member ID today!
Complimentary guest badges are limited, and not all guests can be accommodated. Professional guest badges may be used to register up to two adult or junior (age 13 - 17) members. 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.
If you have already submitted a “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Application for Professionals” please allow 3-4 weeks for processing and review.
For additional information, please review the WonderCon Professional FAQ.
WonderCon Professional Terms & Conditions
The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a “WonderCon Anaheim 2018 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.