The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 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, C2E2 is a “fans first” event, approval to receive a Press Badge is not guaranteed and we must maintain a high standard of excellence when we award Press Badges. 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 C2E2. Each is issued individually and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your Press Badge, and any individuals conducting such behavior will be disqualified from Press Badges at future ReedPOP events.
C2E2 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 C2E2 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 C2E2. Non-Editorial applications for Press Badges will not be approved. Your approval for a Press Badge at previous editions of C2E2 or other ReedPOP events does not guarantee you a Press Badge for C2E2 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. C2E2 reserves the right to approve or deny any application and limit the number of Press Badges provided to any organization. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
After reading this page, please apply for a Press Badge. After C2E2 receives your application, our Press Office will review your form and respond within the dates listed below. Please understand that simply submitting this application 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 CST on April 11, 2014. Applications will be reviewed in three blocks, with acceptance status emails sent out in three blocks as well. Should you not receive an email with the status of your application by the appropriate date listed here, contact C2E2's Press Office. We encourage media to apply early.
|If Submission Is Received Between These Three Dates
||You Will Hear Back By This Date
|Before February 15
|February 16 - March 15
|March 16 - April 11
There will be no onsite Press Registration at C2E2. If you wish to receive a Press Badge to C2E2, you must apply online.
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
C2E2 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 C2E2 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.
If you intend to come to C2E2 with a crew (photographer, cameramen, etc.), each member of this crew must complete an application. C2E2 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 C2E2.