Who Qualifies For A Press Badge?
  • Working journalists in print, broadcast and digital media on assignment for established publications and media outlets. This includes reporters, editors, and publishers. Film crews and photographers must have proof of assignment.
  • Freelancers must have published or broadcast-related coverage in an established media outlet in the past year on topics related to the event, i.e, science, technology, pop culture, and animation, etc.
  • Blog writers must have created new content within the past three months on topics related to the event. Product giveaways and contests do not qualify. Blog writers may be asked to provide evidence from a data-tracking service (such as Google Analytics or Compete.com) that unique visitors exceed 3,000 per month.
  • YouTube channels must have created new content within the past six months on relevant topics. YouTubers may be asked to provide evidence from a data-tracking service (such as Google Analytics) showing a minimum of 50,000 average monthly views.
Who Does Not Qualify For A Press Badge?
  • Employees of media outlets who do not work in an editorial capacity will not qualify for a media badge including: Advertising Executives, Art Directors, District Managers, Graphic Designers, Industry Consultants, Writers for company newsletters and websites, Publishers, Managers, Social Media Managers, Marketing Representatives, Public Relations Personnel, Sales Representatives and Senior Level Managerial staff.
  • Freelancers who have not published or broadcast related stories in the past year and do not have a letter of assignment for the show.
  • Facebook, Twitter, personal blogs, forums, communities and user groups will not be considered for press passes.
Press/Media Room and Registration

Location: . San Jose Convention Center, Room 112

Registration Hours

Date Hours
Friday, April 6, 2018 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Expo Hours

Date Hours
Friday, April 6, 2018 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The deadline for pre-media registration is Thursday, March 29, 2018. After that date you will need to register on-site in the media lounge.

Silicon Valley Comic Con provides press badges to qualified media who are actively covering the event. All credential requests are subject to approval at the discretion of show management.

SVCC Media badges are not mailed. Members of the press can pick up their badge at the on-site media registration area in Room 112 at the San Jose Convention Center. A government-issued photo ID must be presented to receive a badge and badge holder.

Press Kit

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