Press/Media Registration

New York Comic Con (NYCC) 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, NYCC 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 NYCC. 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 to NYCC 2014 prior to the deadline. Once all Press Badges are allocated, no more will be released.

NYCC 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 NYCC 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 NYCC. Non-Editorial applications for Press Badges will not be approved. Your approval for a Press Badge at previous editions of NYCC or other ReedPOP events does not guarantee you a Press Badge for NYCC 2014. 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. NYCC 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 NYCC. After NYCC receives your online application, our Press Office 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 EST on August 15, 2014. 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 NYCC's Press Office. We highly recommend that you apply early as there is a chance that we will reach maximum capacity for Press Badges to NYCC 2014 prior to the deadline. Once all Press Badges are allocated, no more will be released.

IF SUBMISSION IS RECEIVED BETWEEN THESE TWO DATES

  • May 7 – May 23
  • May 24 – June 20
  • June 21 – July 11
  • July 12 – August 15

YOU WILL HEAR BACK BY THIS DATE

  • June 6
  • July 4
  • July 25
  • August 28

There will be no onsite Press Registration at NYCC. If you wish to receive a Press Badge to NYCC 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. Provide as much and as detailed information as you can. Incomplete and vague applications will not be approved.

Decisions are Final

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

Multiple Badges

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

Have you read all the above? If so, please complete the online Press Badge application for NYCC.

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