PRESS REGISTRATION

2020 MEDIA REGISTRATION

El Paso Comic Con press registration is open to members of established editorial outlets such as newspapers, magazines, TV stations, & radio stations.

El Paso Comic Con media registration is open to members of professional blogs, podcasts, and small press outlets who are regularly making editorial contributions. If your organization wishes to secure Media Passes, please review the guidelines below and submit your application before April 1, 2020 11:59PM.

Complimentary media credentials are extended as a courtesy. Attendees and featured guests are valued and we strive to provide an enjoyable experience for them. As such, all media representatives are expected to maintain a friendly environment for attendees, vendors, guests, and staff at all times. Violation of convention policies or press/media rules may result in revocation of your credentials.

MEDIA APPLICATION PROCESS

  • There will be NO on-site media registration. All applications must be received by April 1, 2020. Late applications will only be considered after all other applications are processed and only if space allows.
  • Each outlet need only submit ONE application.
  • If approved, you may receive up to four (4) media credentials per outlet. Team member, position, and examples of work for each team member listed on the application are required for approval.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Applying does not guarantee approval for a media credential. Prior approval for another El Paso Comic Con event also does not guarantee approval at any event.
  • We highly recommend applying as early as possible as media credentials are extremely limited and we will likely reach capacity for media credentials before the deadline.
  • Professional photography, filming, and interviews are NOT permitted without approved media credentials.
  • A Press Badge does NOT guarantee interviews with featured guests.
  • Absolutely NO photos are to be taken in Celebrity Row.
  • You will be notified whether your application has been approved or denied.  All decisions are final.

ELIGIBILITY & APPROVAL GUIDELINES

  • Prior show coverage for past approved media is required. If you have received media passes before, please submit examples of show coverage with your application.
  • Pre-show coverage of El Paso Comic Con is required BEFORE media credentials will be sent. If your outlet receives conditional approval, you will be added to our press release contact list. Proof of pre-show coverage is required by March 15th to receive your media credentials. More information will be provided to you by email.
  • Editorial press members include journalists, reporters, reviewers, podcasters, etc. who are attending for the sole purpose of covering El Paso Comic Con for an editorial media outlet. Non-editorial staff at media outlets such as graphic designers, marketing, PR, and sales staff do not qualify for media credentials.
  • Photographers and videographers must be active, contributing team members of a qualifying editorial outlet in order to be considered for media credentials. Photographers & videographers without media credentials are not permitted to perform professional photography/videography services or activities on-site without prior, express, written permission.
  • Photography business websites, social media pages, personal blogs, fan sites, and community forums will not be considered for media credentials.

DEADLINES

The deadline to apply for media for El Paso Comic Con is April 1, 2020, at 11:59 PM MST or once all media credentials have been allocated, whichever comes first. We recommend applying as early as possible! Once the deadline passes, no other applications will be accepted.

ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL

El Paso Comic Con reserves the right to approve or deny any application for any reason. Please make sure your application is complete with any and all information that will help the El Paso Comic Con team to make an informed decision. Once the decision is made, it cannot be appealed. Incomplete applications will be denied. Applications from outlets that have been approved for prior shows but have not provided coverage will be denied.

NOTE:  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.