I’ve been informed that despite 2013 Comic-Con professional badge registration being shut down yesterday that was only a logistical consideration, and you can in fact apply for you pro badge right now. There is not an infinite supply, but there are many available. So get in there.
Where the confusion lies, I’m told, is the THREE PART registration system for industry professionals.
#1 — you must register for a Member ID.
#2 — you must apply for professional status — once approved you are good for three years but must reapply after that period.
#3 — you must apply for a badge.
This is the step that opened up yesterday. The deadline to apply for pro STATUS has passed by. If you haven’t been approved that you cannot get a pro badge.
Notifications on whether you were approved or not were sent out in November,
I’ve also received a lot of information on how trade professionals—those from the Hollywood wide of things—get their badges but that will be a separate post.
In the mean time, Badge-o-ween is underway but not over.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.