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WonderCon Professionals

WonderCon Anaheim 2017 professional badge registration is now closed. There will be no onsite professional registration. Applications and verification materials were due by March 3, 2017. Online professional badge registration closed March 15, 2017. 


Professional Verification Status Flags

Professional Verification Status Flags

To receive information from our professional registration department, sign 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.

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 and you are not approved to attend WonderCon Anaheim as a professional. Applications to attend were due March 3, 2017. 

If your Professional Verification Status is NOT DUE: Online badge registration is now closed. If you have already registered, please refer to your WonderCon Anaheim 2017 badge confirmation for delivery and/or pick-up information. Badges will be available for pick up at the Professional Registration Area in Hall D. 
If your Professional Verification Status is DUE or you are applying as a FIRST TIME PROFESSIONAL:  The deadline to apply as a professional for WonderCon Anaheim 2017 has passed. All applications and supporting materials were due March 3, 2017. If you applied on or before March 3, you will receive a reply in advance of WonderCon Anaheim 2017
If you registered for a professional badge prior to February 24, 2017, your badge and all associated guest badges were mailed to the address on file in your Comic-Con Member ID account. The last day to submit an address change was February 24, 2017. 


Professional Guest Badges

Junior guests and children (age 17 and under) are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Junior and child badges must be registered onsite at the WonderCon Anaheim Professional Registration Area. The junior and/or child must be present to receive a badge. There will be no onsite registration for adult professionals or guests.

For additional information, please review the WonderCon Professional FAQ.


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WonderCon Professional Terms & Conditions

The only way to apply for a professional badge is to submit a “WonderCon Anaheim 2017 Application for Professionals,” and verification materials and be approved by Comic-Con International before the deadline date posted above. 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.