PRESS REGISTRATION

El Paso Comic Con welcomes members of the Press and is happy to provide approved media members with a complimentary EPCON Press Badge. EPCON 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 EPCON and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs, podcasts, radio, etc.EPCON 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

All Press Registrations are subject to approval. You will be notified if you have been approved for a Press Badge within 21 days of when you submitted your registration. If your registration is NOT approved you will also be notified. If you have been approved additional information regarding the Press Lounge and Badge distribution will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt.

Complimentary Press Badges are extended as a courtesy of EPCON. Each is issued individually. If you are applying with a team, each person on your team needs to apply and be approved separately. Every individual applying for a EPCON Press Badge may only apply once. Please note: EPCON Press Badges are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught transferring or selling their Press Badge will be disqualified from Press Badges at future EPCON events.

DEADLINES

The deadline to apply for a Press Badge for El Paso Comic Con is March 15, 2017 at 8AM MST.

KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY

Press Badges to El Paso Comic Con are being made available for the following media outlets:

PRINT MEDIA: Print Media includes local newspapers, national newspapers, college newspapers, magazines etc

TELEVISION & RADIO: TV & Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local TV, and National TV

INTERNET PRESS: Badges for Internet press will be issued on a very limited case by case basis. We have a limited amount of Press Badges for Internet only press making it impossible to grant passes to everyone who makes a request. In order to even be considered for internet press credentials you must fit the following criteria:

  1. The website you write for must have been active on the web for at least 2 years
  2. Must have original content updated at least weekly
  3. Websites deemed offensive or antagonistic towards our fandom, guests, or the event will not be approved
  4. Proven community involvement/support for El Paso Comic Con or other comic conventions around the U.S.
  5. Your website must have at least 2 verifiable social media pages with more than 1,000 followers each. Pages can be on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram
  6. Must appear on at least page 2 of a Google search for your site
  7. Soft measures such as professionalism, quality, and history
  8. Your site must have an Alexa rating of at least top 100,000
  9. Internet Press Badges are limited to 2 passes per web outlet and both badge holders must work for the website in question and have verifiable credits. Please don’t try and pass your friend off as a photographer for the site. It won’t work and you will be banned from ever being considered for press credentials in the future.

NOTE: If you are not approved for “free” press credentials you may still purchase a ticket to the show and report on the show that way.  Having a Press Badge does not guarantee any interviews.  El Paso Comic Con is not responsible for setting up interviews with any celebrity guest, authors, artists, or any other special guests attending this event.

We value our featured guests and strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for them.  We expect all those who receive press passes to also maintain this environment.  If Press Badge holders fail to live up to this standard, El Paso Comic Con reserves the right to revoke Press Badges for the current event as well as for future events.  Please show respect not only for our featured guests but also El Paso Comic Con.

Please click here and complete the Press Application