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Comic-Con International => WonderCon => Topic started by: AzT on December 03, 2018, 12:26:41 PM

Title: WonderCon 2019: Press
Post by: AzT on December 03, 2018, 12:26:41 PM
From within member ID notices:

The Comic-Con & WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Press Application Period is Now Open!

The press application period is now open and there are some exciting changes for 2019! The press application period now includes consideration for both Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim. Moving forward, there will only be ONE press application period for both conventions each year! The press application process is also now outlet-based, which means only ONE application per press outlet - instead of one application per individual press member.

Each press outlet will be assigned its own Comic-Con Outlet ID and login credentials, managed by the outlet's Outlet Key Contact (OKC). Each press outlet's verification and "Press Outlet Application" status can be found in the Comic-Con Member ID of the OKC. Press status information is no longer displayed in the Member IDs of individual members of the press, unless/until they are registered for a press badge (for either convention) by the OKC at a later date.

Outlet Key Contacts for new press outlets or returning press outlets with a verification DUE status, must submit a "Press Outlet Application" online by FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019. For more information, including how to access the online "Press Outlet Application", please visit

No action is required at this time for returning press outlets with a verification NOT DUE status. Once press badge registration opens for each convention, the OKC will then register the individual members of their press outlet.

PLEASE NOTE: Individual members of an approved outlet must have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID to be registered for a press badge by the OKC.

The WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press application period is coming soon! Please be sure to check back frequently for updates.
We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim - for any important registation updates.

WonderCon Anaheim Press Terms & Conditions

Approved and NOT DUE press must register online each year they plan to attend. Press must submit verification materials every two years, unless requested earlier by WonderCon Anaheim. Approved freelance applicants will only be valid for the year applying.

A WonderCon Anaheim press badge is good for entry to all of the events held at WonderCon Anaheim (space permitting). However, it does not allow for early entry into the Exhibit Hall, programming rooms or official WonderCon Anaheim events; and does not guarantee seating. Please keep in mind that press registration is a courtesy and a WonderCon Anaheim press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell a WonderCon Anaheim press badge. A complimentary press badge does not allow for plus-ones, guests, or child badges. A press badge has no monetary value and you are not entitled to a refund of any amount for your complimentary press badge. Duplicate badges of any type are not allowed.

Registered press members are prohibited from entering the Exhibit Hall prior to 11:30 AM on Friday, March 29, 2019 or during closed Exhibit Hall hours. There are no exceptions. Any pictures taken within the Exhibit Hall prior to 11:30 AM on Friday, March 29, 2019 and posted for public viewing, will result in the forfeiture of the WonderCon Anaheim press badge.

Because of a variety of rules governing the Anaheim Convention Center and WonderCon Anaheim, 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. tripods, lights, chairs, signs, 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/WonderCon Anaheim and any other participants being recorded. Live streaming at WonderCon Anaheim and/or posting more than 15 minutes of a panel is not permitted without prior consent from WonderCon Anaheim. To request the appropriate consents please email [email protected] with detailed information regarding the interest to record at WonderCon Anaheim.

PLEASE NOTE: Names, outlets, titles, email addresses, and countries of registered press members will be made available to participating studios, exhibitors, programming participants, etc., prior to each convention (WONDERCON ANAHEIM PRESS LIST).

As always, the issuance of a press badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International/WonderCon Anaheim. Please be respectful to all attendees. A press badge is provided as a courtesy to cover our conventions. WonderCon Anaheim does not tolerate coverage that includes stunt type events, ambush interviewing or any sort of action that could make any attendee feel unsafe or uncomfortable. All registered members of the press are held to Comic-Con's Code of Conduct and all other convention policies.
Title: Re: WonderCon 2019: Press
Post by: SamTurtledove on January 24, 2019, 05:28:42 PM

When does the Outlet Key Contact register the individual members of the press outlet for press badges?

WonderCon Anaheim 2019 press badge registration is now open! To submit a badge request, the Outlet Key Contact should log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account, select the “Press” tab, and click the blue “Login to Outlet Portal” button.

From the Outlet Portal home page, select the “WonderCon Anaheim Registration” menu item. The Outlet Key Contact will need the Comic-Con Member ID, Last Name, and Title for each person they wish to register.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Each individual registered will be sent an email with instructions to complete their press badge request. Their press badge registration is NOT complete until they agree to the Press Terms and Conditions. Outlet Key Contacts should be sure to alert the members of their outlet that they will need to complete this process before February 14, 2019 to receive a badge. 


All press badge requests must be submitted prior to February 14, 2019. The registration system will close on this date. 

My Outlet Key Contact said that they registered me for a badge. How can I confirm?

Once an Outlet Key Contact submits a badge request on your behalf, you will receive an email to the address associated with your Comic-Con Member ID account. You will be required to accept the Press Terms and Conditions. It is critical that you follow the instructions in the email to complete your badge registration prior to February 14, 2019. Once you have accepted the Press Terms and Conditions, you will be able to download your personal badge confirmation. Your badge confirmation can be found on the "Press" tab of your Member ID account. 

Once I am registered for a press badge, can I add a plus-one, a guest, or a child?

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


Title: Re: WonderCon 2019: Press
Post by: AzT on February 11, 2019, 02:21:12 PM

Attention press Outlet Key Contacts! WonderCon Anaheim press badges will ship in advance. Badge requests must be submitted & completed before 2/14/2019 to qualify. For more info  or log in to your Member ID & select the “Press” tab #WCA2019