While more the observant of us will have known that the Press Application period has been open for a week, thanks to a blanket email out to all Member ID holders by Comic-Con International, now everyone knows – another significant step in filling the hallowed halls of the San Diego Convention Center next July has begun.
Returning members of the press actually got their heads-up a week ago, with emails requesting confirmation of repeat attendance off an allocated two-year press window – some lucky journos have already been informed that they are still in the two year window of active press badges, meaning they do not need to verify their press status. Doesn’t mean that getting the prozed badge is all set in stone, mind, so still a stressful time for many…
Just got my "press verification not due" email for SDCC! 😀 Glad to have confirmation that I'm set for this summer.
— Roxanne (@untiltheveryend) October 28, 2014
Oh, hi, email from #SDCC asking for my press verification for next year.
— Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) October 28, 2014
My Press Verification isn't due for #sdcc in 2015, so WNA will be there! Already excited!
— When Nerds Attack (@SDCCnerdsattack) October 29, 2014
For everybody else wanting to attend as wannabe Clark Kents, either professional journalists or those wanting to fulfil that dream [raises hand, waves enthusiastically], the window has been officially opened with an email that has been sent out, it seems, to all holders of a Member ID.
We are pleased to announce that the press application period for Comic-Con 2015 is now open!
If you are a member of the press and would like to apply for a Comic-Con 2015 press badge, please visit www.comic-con.org/cci/press and download the “Comic-Con 2015 Instructions to Apply as Press“ PDF. Press applications and verification materials must be postmarked or emailed by December 12, 2014. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.
Once you have submitted your application and verification materials, please allow six weeks for processing and review. You will be notified via email if you are approved or declined.
David Glanzer, Director Of Press & Public Relations has already said in interviews and conversations that CCI have reduced the numbers of successful press applicants to allow more badges to be made available to the general public – the organisation would prefer to have members of the press that talk about Comic-Con over the duration of the year, rather than just the few weeks in the summer.
I, for one, will be sending in my materials very shortly and hopefully will be accepted into the fold – I have a sharp 1940’s suit and fedora on standby, along with a ticker tape machine which I will plug into our various social medias, if we’re accepted. (Ticker tape machines come with Wifi and USB, right??) We’ll let you know if we’re granted permission to report on the Con next year properly in a fully recognised fashion… Fingers crossed!