Press Registration

Who Qualifies

Emerald City Comic Con press registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions. Editorial press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, videographers, etc. who are attending specifically to write about ECCC and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

Non-editorial staff such as graphic designers, marketing, public relations and sales staff or influencers and content creators do not qualify for press tickets and should instead register for a Professional badge.

Press Ticket Access

ECCC press tickets provide complimentary access to the event for all four days of the event. Press tickets are extended as a courtesy of ECCC. As with all ReedPop events, ECCC is a fans first event which means your press ticket allows access to panels as long as space is available.

Your press ticket DOES NOT allow:

  • Early or special access into ECCC
  • Guaranteed seating at panels and events
  • The ability to cut lines
  • Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket
  • Entry into pre-show drawings for exhibitor exclusives or private autographing (sorry, but these are reserved for ECCC fans buying tickets)


Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. You'll be notified if you have been approved or denied within 21 business days of when you submitted your application. If approved, additional information will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt. Every individual applying for a ECCC press ticket may only apply once..

Each press ticket is issued individually. If you intend to come to ECCC with a crew (photographer, cameramen, etc.), each member of the crew must complete an application and be approved separately. ECCC reserves the right to limit the number of press tickets provided to any organization.

Press tickets are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught selling their press ticket will be disqualified from attending future ReedPop events. This is non-negotiable.

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


The ECCC press application is NOW OPEN. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 22 at 5:00 PM PT. Any applications submitted after that date will be approved/denied on a rolling basis. We strongly recommend you apply early as once all press tickets are allocated, no more will be released and there will be no onsite Press registration at ECCC.