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The following is information for press people to get press releases and tickets for the Grand Rapids Comic-Con:

How To Get On The Press List

All you need to do is send us an email to mark@grcomiccon.com and ask to be put on the press list. Make sure to send some kind of evidence that you are indeed press, and we will start sending you our press releases.

How To Get Press Passes To The Show

You will receive an email about a month before our events which tells you that it is time to apply for press credentials. At that time please send us press credentials, which is either a letter from the editor of your publication or evidence that your press outlet is current by sending us a link to the website or a copy of the publication. “Current” is defined as at least monthly for a printed magazine/newspaper or weekly for a podcast/blog unless you exclusively cover conventions then we will make a case by case decision.

If you are a freelance photographer and/or reporter then you must verify that you are covering the event for a specific publication. We will not give out press credentials to freelance reporters who are not covering the event for a specific news outlet.

How Many Tickets Can I Get?

We limit two tickets per news outlet. If you are a TV station that has more than one news broadcast then we will provide two per broadcast time. You are welcome to film, but if you are planning to shoot any celebrity footage please ask permission before doing so.

How Do I Get An Interview With The Ownership Of The Convention?

Event director/co-owner Mark Hodges always welcomes interviews. You may contact him at mark@grcomiccon.com and then you can schedule an interview.

How Do I get An Interview With A Hollywood or Comic Celebrity At The Event?

You are welcome to send an interview request to mark@grcomiccon.com and we will pass it along to the celebrity’s management. It is up to the management’s discretion and the celebrity’s schedule on whether or not any interviews are granted. Sorry, but we can not guarantee any interviews with Hollywood, comic, or literary celebrities.