2015 Attendee Preregistration

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COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 DATES: JULY 9-12 • PREVIEW NIGHT: JULY 8

Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration will open Saturday, November 8. All eligible attendees will be notified via email with preregistration instructions and information prior to the sale. The notification will be sent to the email associated with your Member ID account, only if you did not "opt-out" of email correspondence from Comic-Con International. To check your notification preferences, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select OPT-OUTS. We also suggest you add do-not-reply@comic-con.org and registration@epicreg.com as an approved/authorized sender to your email account.

Although we strongly recommend that you read all of the instructions provided below, here are the top six tips for 2015 Attendee Preregistration:
  • Only those that purchased a Comic-Con 2014 attendee badge, have a confirmed Member ID, and validated their badge ID by October 15, 2014 will be eligible to participate in 2015 Attendee Preregistration.
  • Your browser should have JavaScript and cookies enabled to function reliably in the EPIC waiting room. 
  • You can buy badges for up to three people – yourself included – during your registration session. Each person must have their own Member ID and must be eligible to participate in preregistration.
  • In order to buy a badge for another eligible attendee, you will need their last name and Member ID.
  • You must enter the waiting room before 9:00 AM Pacific Time. To enter the waiting room you will need your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID.
  • Only use one browser tab or instance when trying to purchase badges. Multiple browser tabs can confuse the badge sales process and cause your transaction to fail.

You can also bookmark TOUCAN, the official blog of Comic-Con International and WonderCon Anaheim for additional hints and tips. We will post helpful Attendee Preregistration blogs all this week. 


COMIC-CON 2015 PRICES
BADGE TYPE Adult Junior** U.S. Military /
Senior**
Preview Night $35.00 $18.00 $18.00
Thursday $50.00 $25.00 $25.00
Friday $50.00 $25.00 $25.00
Saturday $50.00 $25.00 $25.00
Sunday $35.00 $17.00 $17.00

**Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Juniors 13 -17 pay junior prices. Seniors 60 years or older pay the Military/Senior reduced price. Active Military with ID pay the Military/Senior price. This deal does not extend to dependents.


Frozen was a big cosplay theme this year at Comic-Con International.

Frozen was a big cosplay theme this year at Comic-Con International.

ELIGIBILITY

Only those that purchased a Comic-Con 2014 attendee badge, have a confirmed Member ID, and validated their badge ID by October 15, 2014 will be eligible to participate in 2015 Attendee Preregistration. Professionals, guests of professionals, exhibitors, exhibitor purchased attendee badges, volunteers, staff, and press will not be allowed to participate in Attendee Preregistration. To see if you are eligible, log in to your Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab. If you did not attend Comic-Con 2014 or are ineligible, additional badges will be sold during Open Online Registration at a later date.

Please keep in mind that not all eligible attendees will be able to purchase a badge during Attendee Preregistration. There are more eligible attendees than badges available. You can increase your chances of obtaining a badge by reading all of the instructions carefully and having your personal information ready on the day of the sale.

Amazing Spider-Man and Silver Surfer writer Dan Slott was a Comic-Con 2014 special guest.

Amazing Spider-Man and Silver Surfer writer Dan Slott was a Comic-Con 2014 special guest.

BADGE PURCHASE
Badges prices for Comic-Con 2015 can be found above. The Preview Night badge option may only be purchased if you buy a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badge. Preview Night is not a stand alone badge option. As in 2014, if you purchase all four daily badges (Thursday through Sunday) they will automatically be converted to a 4-Day badge unless you select to opt-out of consolidation during online registration. 
 
Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult. For more information on the child badge policy, click here.
 
We strongly suggest that you log in to your Member ID account and check your current “Membership Type.” If you are a senior or member of the military, please be sure to update your Membership Type before the Member ID system closes in advance of Attendee Preregistration.
 
Comic-Con accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express only. If your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo, you will be able to use it for purchase. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept PayPal or payments using multiple credit cards.
 
PURCHASING BADGES FOR OTHERS
During preregistration you may purchase badges for up to THREE people total, yourself included.
 
Each individual you are buying for must be eligible for preregistration and they must have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID.
Each individual you are buying for must have validated their Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID by October 15, 2014. 
You will need the Member ID and last name for all individuals you are purchasing for.
You may not purchase badges for others using your own Comic-Con Member ID. 
 
 
 
Nickelodeon's booth in the Comic-Con Exhibit Hall included this amazing floating sculpture above it.

Nickelodeon's booth in the Comic-Con Exhibit Hall included this amazing floating sculpture above it. 

COMIC-CON 2014 BADGE ID
On the day of the sale, the EPIC landing page will open at 7:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) to enter your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID and enter the waiting room. The landing page will remain open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM for badge ID entry. However, there is no advantage in arriving early and waiting two hours. You do not need to rush to the landing page at 7:00 AM! Eligible attendees will have two full hours to authorize their device/browser on the landing page and enter the waiting room.
 
Early arrival to the landing page does not provide any advantage over those who arrive later than you, so there is no need to sit in the waiting room for two hours before the sale begins. Simply authorize your badge ID 10 – 15 minutes before 9:00 AM PT and you will decrease your wait time dramatically.
 
Please keep in mind that the waiting room will close to new entrants at 9:00 AM PT sharp. You must authorize your badge ID prior to 9:00 AM to participate in Attendee Preregistration.
Each badge ID is good for one entry into the EPIC Registration waiting room. Your badge ID will authorize one browser and one device only. If you share your badge ID with another person or attempt to enter your badge ID on multiple devices or browsers, the new device/browser will be authorized and your old session will expire.
 

If your family plans to authorize multiple badge IDs for waiting room entry, you must enter each badge ID on a unique browser or device. You cannot run multiple tabs or instances of the same browser, even if you have multiple badge IDs. Attempting to enter a badge ID using multiple browser tabs can confuse the process and cause your transaction to fail. Remember: One browser instance per badge ID only!

For your convenience, your badge ID can be found under the “Registration Info” tab in your Member ID account.
 
 
 
Jack Black came to Comic-Con to talk about his upcoming Goosebumps film ... and he brought some friends.

Jack Black came to Comic-Con to talk about his upcoming Goosebumps film ... and he brought some friends.

WAITING ROOM
There is only one important thing to remember about the EPIC waiting room, Don’t Refresh! The waiting room will automatically refresh every 120 seconds. If your blue circle is spinning, your page is active! Refreshing your browser in the waiting room may cause technical difficulties or remove your from the waiting room.  
 
The badge sale will begin shortly after 9:00 AM and EPIC will begin moving groups randomly from the waiting room to a registration session.  It does not matter what time you entered the waiting room, you will be moved at random sometime after 9:00 AM. It is very important that you do not refresh your browser at 9:00 AM or you could lose your spot in the waiting room.  
 
It is important that you pay close attention while in the waiting room since you could be moved into your registration session at any time. EPIC will post live status updates to let you know when badge inventory is running low.
 
If you are accidentally removed from the waiting room or lose connectivity, simply return to the EPIC landing page and enter your badge ID again. You will be put back with the same group you were previously. This only applies to badge IDs that were authorized prior to 9:00 AM. 
 
Unfortunately not everyone who participates in Attendee Preregistration will be able to purchase a badge. Gaining admittance to the waiting room does not guarantee you a badge or a registration session; there are simply far more people who want to attend than there are badges available.
 
 
 
Game of Thrones cosplayers under the giant show banner in the Sails Pavilion at Comic-Con.

Game of Thrones cosplayers under the giant show banner in the Sails Pavilion at Comic-Con.

REGISTRATION SESSION
When you are moved to a registration session, you will need to enter an eligible Comic-Con Member ID and last name. You will also be prompted to select the number of people you are purchasing badges for during the sale; 1, 2, or 3.
 
When you reach the badge selection page, all available badge inventory will be shown. This inventory will be held for you while you validate all of the attendees you are purchasing for. Please keep in mind that badge inventory will not refresh while you are on this page. If your desired badge type is sold out, select another category or close your registration session. The EPIC Registration system will not behave as expected if you attempt to refresh through any portion of the badge purchase process.
 
You will have 15 minutes to complete your entire registration session and purchase! There is no countdown timer, so please be aware that your session will expire within 15 minutes of your initial Member ID login. We strongly recommend that you have your credit card information ready and all of the Member IDs and last names of the people you are purchasing badges for. A delay in inputting this information may cause your session to expire.
 
If one of the Member IDs you are purchasing for does not validate during the badge selection step, you will still have the option to proceed to checkout for the other members who are validated. Do not use your back button to return to the member selection prompt! 
 
*Important* It is critical that you do not use your browser’s back button during any step of your registration session! If you need to remove a badge selection, you will be given that option on the final review page. Using the back button at any point during the registration process could potentially cause the system to error out or release your badges back into inventory. Comic-Con International cannot guarantee that your EPIC registration session will behave as expected if you use your back button during any step of the registration process.
 
NBC's location across the street from the Convention Center featured some of their new and most popular TV series.

NBC's location across the street from the Convention Center featured some of their new and most popular TV series.

BROWSER SETTINGS
The EPIC online badge registration system has been tested on the following browsers. We cannot guarantee your results should you use a browser not listed below:
 
Firefox: Any Version
Google Chrome: Any Version
Internet Explorer: Version 8 or later
Safari: Any Version
 
Attempting to purchase badges online using multiple browser tabs can confuse the badge sales process and cause your transaction to fail. Only use one browser tab when trying to purchase badges, in order to avoid technical difficulties with your transaction.
 
Your browser should have JavaScript and cookies enabled to function reliably with the EPIC waiting room. These features are usually enabled in the default configuration of most modern web browsers. If you do not have these features enabled, it is possible that the waiting room application will not function properly. To check your current browser setting, please click here
 
Also, make sure your computer’s power saving settings are off or adjust them if needed. You don’t want your computer to power down or go to sleep while you’re in the waiting room. 
 
MOBILE DEVICES
The EPIC online badge registration system is not formatted for iPad or mobile devices. Although mobile devices have been tested and can be used to purchase a badge during preregistration, Comic-Con is unable to guarantee that the registration system will behave as expected using a mobile device.
 
 
 
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie had yet to come out, but everyone loved this Rocket Racoon giant figure!

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie had yet to come out, but everyone loved this Rocket Racoon giant figure!

THE FINE PRINT
While Comic-Con has made every effort to make the badge purchase experience fair for everyone, it is possible that problems outside of our control could result in the system not working as planned. The possibility exists that anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software may aggressively block browser cookies, JavaScript, or other operation of modern web applications. It is also possible that user error, specific hardware problems, local ISP issues, or simply the extremely high level of demand beyond our control may result in your computer and/or browser not behaving as described above. While Comic-Con has done extensive testing, we make no guarantees that your efforts will result in a successful badge purchase regardless of when you enter the process.
 
As always, we are sincerely grateful for your continued support and interest in our convention. We know that purchasing a badge can be a challenge and we are constantly exploring options to improve your registration experience. We will continue to offer deeply discounted rates for juniors, seniors, and active duty members of the military, as well as one of the most generous free child badge policies in the comic convention industry.