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Press Registration

To prepare for the conference, online press pre-registration for GDC 2024 closed as of Monday, March 11th. All media badge applicants must now register onsite during the conference.

To apply for registration as media, please proceed directly to the press room, located in the South Upper Lobby (street level) Rm 101-103; you can apply for a press badge at any time during the hours that the press room is open:

GDC Press Room Open Hours:

Sunday, March 17 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monday, March 18 | 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 19 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 21 | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday, March 22 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

To apply for press registration on-site, we require a photo I.D. and that you be prepared to provide the following materials (digital documents are accepted):

  • Three editorial/published pieces that you have authored within the past year relevant to the videogame industry, virtual reality, or a related game development topic
  • Your business card
  • An assignment letter on letterhead from your assigning editor/producer
  • Third-party verification of the count of your monthly visitors, readers, or viewers/listeners


GDC Press

Filming Guidelines

Legitimate news media with approved credentials and media badges whose only intention is to gather film clips for a newscast can receive special clearance to film onsite at the Moscone Convention Center, with restrictions.

Please note that there are limitations (even for media badge holders) for filming or recording at the Moscone Center, and filming or recording of GDC content/sessions is strictly prohibited.

Documentary film crews are not considered legitimate news media and therefore union regulations require hiring a Local 16 IATSE representative, in addition to gaining filming approvals from the GDC organizers via the GDC Press Team.

GDC reserves the right to approve all filming and recording within the Moscone Center during the event. Learn more about filming guidelines, including how to hire a labor technician/union representative.


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