Press Registration - C2E2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - March 22-24, 2019

Press Registration

Press Registration for C2E2 2018 is now closed.

C2E2 welcomes members of the press from around the world – whether you write for the Daily Bugle or the Quibbler – and is happy to provide approved media members with a complimentary C2E2 press badge. 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.


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.

If you intend to come to C2E2 with a crew (photographer, cameraman, etc.), each member of this crew must complete an application. 

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. Each is issued individually and is non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught transferring or selling their press badge will be disqualified from press badges at future ReedPOP events.

As with all ReedPOP events, C2E2 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. Please plan to arrive for Panels you want to see early and do not schedule interviews with exhibitors prior to the Show Floor opening.
  • 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 press badge distribution will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt.

After reading this page, please click through to the online form which follows. Complete this form in its entirety and submit it to C2E2. After C2E2 receives your online application, our press office will review your form and respond within the dates listed below. Please understand that simply submitting this form 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. Applications will be reviewed in three blocks, with acceptance status emails sent out following each deadline (see chart below). Should you not receive an email with the status of your application by the appropriate date listed here, contact the C2E2 Press Office.

If submission is received byYou will hear back by
Before January 5January 19
January 6 – February 2February 16
February 3-March 9March 16
Any applications submitted after the March 9 will be approved/declined on a rolling basis. If approved, you will have to pick your press badge up at Registration during C2E2 2018.

We highly recommend that you apply early, because we will reach maximum capacity for press badges prior to C2E2 2018. There will be no press registration during C2E2.

And remember: 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. Please provide as much and as detailed information as you can. Incomplete and vague applications will not be approved.

Finally, we encourage all those approved for our press registration to send a recap of coverage to our C2E2 Press Office after C2E2 2018, for anything we might want to share on our social media. This isn’t required, but we’d love to see!

Have you read it all? (We know, it’s a lot.)


Press Registration Is Now Closed

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