At XCON World, we have a very limited number of press passes available each year, and we issue these on a first come, first served basis. By the first day of the con, all passes will be have been issued, and no press passes will be given at the con without advance registration.
Given the number of press pass applicants, second passes cannot be guaranteed for your organization. We will not issue any second passes until closer to the opening of the con, when we have a better idea of how many reps would like to attend. Feel free to provide information for a second applicant, but please make clear who will attend if the second applicant does not get a pass.
Please understand that we must be able to confirm that you are a legitimate journalist with a history of publishing information about conventions (or similar events) in order to grant you any press priveleges. XCON World does not simply offer press passes and free admission to anyone with a blog!
XCON World no longer schedules press interviews with our Guests of Honor. Please do not ask.
If you have any special requirements, such as needing a table or electricity, please let us know well in advance of the con, so we can help you make any arrangements you will need to make your experience successful and enjoyable. Please note that free Wi-Fi is available within the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Press Pass Privileges
Press Pass Requirements
How to Apply for Press Privileges
In order to be considered for a press pass, you must first pre-register for the convention as a Show attendee by downloading and filling out the VIP/Artist application and sending it into our staff. Then, send our Press Coordinator the following information no later than two weeks before the con, in order to give us time to process your application, issue your reimbursement, and print your badge:
Please note: No applications for press priveleges will be considered without paid pre-registration for the convention as a Show attendee.
Requesting a Second Press Pass
Second press passes for an organization may be requested, but are not guaranteed. Pre-Registration as a Show attendee is required for consideration by downloading and filling out the VIP/Artist application and sending it into our staff. To request a pass for the second person who will attend if two passes are issued, please send the Press Coordinator the following information:
Please note: No applications for secondary press passes will be considered without paid Pre-Registration for the convention as a Show attendee.
If you have any questions, please direct them to our Press Coordinator.