Dragon Con Media Relations

September, 1 – September, 5 Atlanta, GA

Media Relations Frequently Asked Questions

What is the contact information for Dragon Con?

Welcome to Dragon Con 2016! We want to make the registration process as painless for you as possible, as well as provide you information to make your visit to Dragon Con 2016 successful. If you have any questions about Dragon Con’s media credentialing, please contact us:

Email: mediarelations@dragoncon.org This is the best way to reach DCMR!)

Dragon Con Office: 770-909-0115

Dragon Con Fax: 770-909-0112

Postal Address:

Dragon Con
Attn: Media Relations 2016
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459

Dragon Con Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm EST

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What should I bring with me to Dragon Con?

Consistent with previous years, pre-approved media will need to present their photo ID in order to pick up their press packet and badges.

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Who should apply as media for Dragon Con?

Dragon Con media registration is open only to working journalists with news organizations who are over the age of 17. Qualifications of all media outlets will be determined by the Dragon Con 2016 Media Relations staff.

Employees of media outlets who do not work in an editorial capacity will not be qualified for a media badge, such as art directors, district managers, graphic designers, publishers, managers, marketing representatives, presidents, public relations personnel, sales representatives, and vice presidents.

If you are not a journalist or media representative, but are a member of the industry and wish to attend the show as a guest of the convention, please click here to apply. Convention membership information can be found here.

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I have qualified as media and attended Dragon Con in the past. Do I have to apply again?

Yes. If you were qualified as media for previous Dragon Con conventions, you are not automatically guaranteed a media badge for Dragon Con 2018. In fact, many reporters find that though they qualified in previous years, as the event grows, they no longer meet the requirements for media access.


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Is there a form I need to complete?

Yes, along with providing the below credential requirements, you will also need to complete the Media Registration application online, which must be submitted by August 15, 2019.

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How do I check the status of my application?

Applications will be reviewed with decisions reached 2 week after they are received.  If it has been over two weeks since you applied, please feel free to contact us to check on the status of your application.

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What are the credential requirements for a Dragon Con 2019 Media Badge?

Working journalists/photographers over the age of 17 that fall under one of the below categories may register for a media badge.
For more information on approval and qualifications see Media Credentials.

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I am a member of a team, can we fill out a group application?

No, each team member must fill out an individual application. Each team member must have a unique email address.

Dragon Con understands that there are times when a team will be assigned to cover the convention. However, space is limited, and being part of a team does not automatically approve each individual.

Further, all applications must have a unique email.

If you have questions regarding your team, please contact the Media Relations department.

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If I pre-register for a media badge will it be mailed to me before the show opens?

Consistent with previous years, Dragon Con badges will not be mailed prior to the convention.

Badges may be picked up at Media Relations, located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Greenbriar Room.

Media Relations Office Hours for 2018 are:




Aug 29 Thursday 12PM-10PM
Aug 30 Friday 9AM-9PM
Aug 31 Saturday 9AM-6PM
Sept 1 Sunday 9AM-5PM
Sept 2 Monday 9AM-12PM

NOTE: All journalists, photographers, analysts, etc. must present photo identification on-site in order to obtain a badge.

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I missed the registration deadline, is it possible to register on-site?

Onsite registration is reserved for members of local broadcast media and nationally significant online media. There will be no onsite registration to add reporters for fan-based media, replace reporters, or to register new reporters except those with major distribution. (Millions of unique viewers/readers per month).

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What facilities are available for media on-site at Dragon Con 2016?

  • In addition to access to the show floor, your media badge gets you access to:

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Who can I contact to answer my questions?

Please contact the Media Relations department.

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When will the maps of the convention be available for media?

Maps of the convention space will be available on-site as part of your press packet, in the Pocket Program guide, online at www.dragoncon.org, and through our official Dragon Con app.

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How do I change information on my media registration?

To make changes to your registration information, please email the Dragon Con Media Relations team at mediarelations@dragoncon.org. Changes must be received prior to August 20, 2017 in order for you to receive your badge and press packet at the Greenbriar Room in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Any changes after that date, or at the convention, will need to be filled out in the Greenbriar Room in the Hyatt Regency Hotel before going to the Marriott Marquis to receive your badge.

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How can I get more information about Dragon Con?

For more information about Dragon Con, please contact the Media Relations department or visit our website at www.dragoncon.org for updates and information on the show.

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