Press Registration

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Emerald City Comic Con welcomes members of the press from around the world and is happy to provide approved media members with a complimentary press badge. As with all ReedPOP events, ECCC is a “fans first” event and approval to receive a press badge is not guaranteed. We must maintain a high standard of excellence when we award press badges so please understand that: 

  • Your press badge allows access as long as space is permitting.
  • Your press badge does not allow early access, special access or guaranteed seating.
  • Your press badge does not allow you to cut lines.
  • Your press badge will not allow access into any events requiring an additional ticket.

Complimentary press badges are extended as a courtesy of ECCC. Each is issued individually and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your press badge, and any individuals conducting such activity will be disqualified from press badges at future ReedPOP events. We highly recommend that you apply early as there is a chance that we will reach maximum capacity for press badges for ECCC 2019 prior to the deadline. Once all press badges are allocated, no more will be released.

ECCC Press Registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions (Editorial Press) only. Editorial Press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, cameramen, etc. who are attending specifically to write about ECCC and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs, podcasts, radio, etc. Non-Editorial personnel at media companies such as graphic designers, marketing, public relations and sales staff do not qualify for press badges and must register as a professional for ECCC. Non-Editorial applications for press badges will not be approved. Your approval for a press badge at previous editions of ECCC or other ReedPOP events does not guarantee you a press badge for ECCC 2019. You must complete the entire press badge application whether you have been approved previously or not.

Press badges are limited in nature and will be issued only to professionally employed adults. Badges will not be issued to children, family or guests. You must be 18 or older to qualify for a press badge. ECCC reserves the right to approve or deny any application and there is a limit to the number of press badges provided to each organization. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Application Process

After reading this page, please click through to the online form which follows. Complete this form in its entirety and submit it to ECCC. After ECCC receives your online application, our ECC Press team will review your form and respond within the dates listed below. Please understand that simply submitting this form does not guarantee you a press badge. It is only after this full form is received, reviewed and approved that a press badge will be issued. Incomplete applications will not be approved.

Online Press Registration will close at 11:59 PM PST on February 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed in three blocks, with acceptance status emails sent out following each deadline (see chart below). Should you not receive an email with the status of your application by the appropriate date listed here, contact the ECCC Press team. We highly recommend that you apply early as there is a chance that we will reach maximum capacity for press badges to ECCC 2019 prior to the deadline. Once all press badges are allocated, no more will be released.

If Submission Is Received Between These Two Dates You Will Hear Back By This Date
Before November 30 December 14
December 1 - January 4 January 18
January 5 – February 15 March 1

There will be no onsite Press Registration at ECCC. If you wish to receive a press badge to ECCC you must apply online.

Application Recommendations

Answer every question as truthfully and completely as you can. There are limited press badges available, which will be distributed across print, radio, television, websites, blogs and podcasts. Please provide as much and as detailed information as you can. Incomplete and vague applications will not be approved.

Decisions are Final

ECCC reserves the right to approve or deny any application. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. Include any information in your application that will allow the ECCC Press team to make an informed decision, as you will not be able to submit further information later on if your application is denied.

Multiple Badges

If you intend to come to ECCC with a crew (photographer, cameramen, etc.), each member of the crew must complete an application. ECCC reserves the right to limit the number of press badges provided to any organization.

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Reed Exhibitions and Emerald City Comic Con do NOT support the Fair Guide — it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or Emerald City Comic Con. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Fair Guide from Construct Data, its publisher, which use the name of Emerald City Comic Con – do not be fooled. Construct Data currently operates out of Slovakia (it has previously operated out of Austria and Germany).

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