Comic-Con 2014 – Press Application Period is OPEN!

Comic-Con 2014 -  Press Badge Registration - SDCC - HeaderThe Comic-Con International 2014 PRESS APPLICATION PERIOD is now OPEN! To apply as press for Comic-Con 2014, please download the “Instructions to Apply as Press” PDF and “Press Application Checklist” below. All applications and verification materials must be submitted by December 13, 2013.

All applicants will be notified via email regarding the decision of their press application.

We are pleased to announce that the press application period for Comic-Con 2014 is now open!

If you are a member of the press and would like to apply for a Comic-Con 2014 press badge, please visit www.comic-con.org/cci/press and download the “Comic-Con 2014 Instructions to Apply as Press“ PDF. Press applications and verification materials must be postmarked or emailed by December 13, 2013. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Once you have submitted your application and verification materials, please allow 4 – 6 weeks for processing and review. You will be notified via email if you are approved or declined.

If your current press verification status is NOT DUE (see below), you will be notified via email when the EPIC Online Press Registration system opens in spring 2014. We strongly recommend that you check your email frequently for notifications and updates from Comic-Con. You will be sent an email with instructions on how to register for your badge several days prior to the start of registration.
To receive this email notification, please be sure to sign in to your Member ID account and confirm that you did not opt-out of email correspondence from Comic-Con. This information is found in the “Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe” section once you have logged in. If you have selected to opt-out of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified when EPIC Online Press Registration opens.
Verification Status Flags
To determine your press verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account here. If you are returning or approved press, your member class will be “Press” and your press verification status will be “DUE” or “NOT DUE” (see examples to the left). If you are a first-time press applicant, no press verification status will be displayed and you must submit an application and verification materials by December 13, 2013.
For additional information, please review our Press FAQ.

Comic-Con Press Terms & Conditions

There will be NO onsite registration. Applications and verification materials must be submitted by December 13, 2013. Verified press must register online each year they plan to attend, and provide verification materials every two years.
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, events, or guaranteed 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. Unfortunately, a press badge does not allow for plus ones, guests, or child badges.
Press will not be allowed into the Exhibit Hall prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 23, or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures posted of, or within, the Exhibit Hall prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 23, will result in the forfeiture of your Comic-Con 2014 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. 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, and email addresses of confirmed Comic-Con 2014 press will be made available to studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to the convention (Comic-Con 2014 Press List).
As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International. Please be respectful of all our 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. 

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Comic-Con to Open Press Registration on April 26.

Something must be going on at Comic-Con headquarters, as their communication has pretty much come to a halt on their Twitter Feed. Why the sudden lapse of information? This is leaving a lot of people confused and a little irritated. Well, hopefully things will get better over there.

To Comic-Con 2011 Prospective Press Attendees:

Due to the continued increase in demand for Comic-Con badges against a self-imposed attendance cap, we have again refined our press admission policies for 2011.

We recently e-mailed verification notices to 2010 press attendees who met our registration criteria that they would qualify for a press badge for the 2011 show when Press Registration opens.

Press who previously attended the show but did not receive a verification notice, as well as first time press, will have the opportunity to submit registration applications and verification materials when press registration opens. These applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The general rule for press is that they will need to demonstrate through verification materials that they have regularly made editorial contributions to established outlets (we consider circulation numbers and site traffic, etc.) for over one year.

Unfortunately, the number of press badges per outlet may also be further restricted this year and allotments will be made on a case-by-case basis. Regretfully, we cannot guarantee returning outlets will be extended the same number of badges they were in 2010, though we will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations.

If, after reviewing this information, you are concerned that you or members of your team may not qualify for a 2011 press badge, we encourage you to check the qualification guidelines for Professional Registration.

Names, outlets and e-mails of registered press will once again be made available to exhibitors, programming participants and others prior to the show.

Thank you for your understanding and please direct any questions to pressreg@comic-con.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Verification criteria will be posted here when press registration opens. Any materials submitted prior to that time will not be considered.

As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con.