March 31 - April 2, 2023
McCormick Place

Professional Registration

Clark Kent, Peter Parker, and Tony Stark all had day jobs. You're in good company.

C2E2 welcomes professionals across the full spectrum of pop culture industries and is happy to provide a pro badge to approved artists, buyers, creators, editors, educators, librarians, licensors, producers, publishers, retailers, and writers currently working.

Application Process

There are two types of pro badges for C2E2 2022:

  • Free Friday Only Pro Badge, you only pay for shipping 

  • 3-Day Pro Badge for $30, plus taxes and shipping

Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the C2E2 Pro Registration team and you will be notified of your status within 21 days. 

If you’re approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to complete your registration by choosing your ticket type at checkout. You must complete the registration to receive your Pro badge within 21 days of being approved.


Registration for Pro badges will be open until August 1st, unless we reach maximum capacity at an earlier date. We strongly recommend you apply early as once all Pro badges are allocated, no more will be released and there will be no onsite Pro registration at C2E2.

Approved applications that are not finalized within 21 business days will be cancelled and a badge for C2E2 2022 will not be provided.


Please be sure to apply with your professional email to confirm that you are employed at the company and/or organization you are applying with. If you are a freelancer or contractor and typically use your personal email, that is also acceptable.

Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. Every individual applying for a C2E2 pro badge may only apply once.

Pro badges are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught selling their pro badge will be disqualified from attending future ReedPop events. This is non-negotiable.

Pro badges are limited in nature and will be issued only to professionally employed adults. Badges will not be issued to children, family, or guests. You must be 18 years or older to qualify for a pro badge. C2E2 reserves the right to approve or deny any application and there is a limit to the number of pro badges provided to each organization. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Pro Badge Access

C2E2 pro badges provide complimentary access to all four days of the event. Pro badges are extended as a courtesy of C2E2. As with all ReedPop events, C2E2 is a fans first event which means your pro badge allows access to panels as long as space is available.

Your pro badge DOES NOT allow:

  • Early or special access into C2E2
  • Guaranteed seating at panels and event
  • The ability to cut lines

  • Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket

  • Entry into pre-show lotteries for exhibitor exclusives or private autographing (sorry, but these are reserved for C2E2 fans buying badges)

Please reach out to C2E2Pro@reedexpo.com with any questions.