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 sometime in November 2014. Eligible attendees will be notified via email with the preregistration date and time at least 48 hours prior to the sale. If you did not attend Comic-Con 2014, you may participate in Open Online Registration.

*Important Change for 2015 Attendee Preregistration*

Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID validation closed at 5:30 PM Pacific TIme on October 15, 2014. If you did not validate your badge ID by October 15, 2014, you will not be allowed to participate in preregistration, even if you attended Comic-Con 2014 as a paid attendee.

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. Please be sure to "opt-in" to email correspondence to receive the preregistration announcement. To check your Member ID notification opt-outs, log in to your account and select the “OPT-OUTS” option on the "My Account" tab. Make sure you have not checked the “Email Opt-Out” box.


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.


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.

BADGE PRICES

Badges prices for Comic-Con 2015 can be found above. Please keep in mind that Preview Night may not be purchased as a stand alone option. You must purchase a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badge to buy the Preview Night option. 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 2014 BADGE ID

To help restrict ineligible members from entering the EPIC Registration waiting room, you will need to enter your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID to gain access to the waiting room. You can access your personal badge ID by logging in to your Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab. Each badge ID is redeemable for one entry into the waiting room only, so do not share your badge ID online! If you share your badge ID with another person or attempt to enter your badge ID on multiple devices, the new device/browser will be authorized and your old session will expire. Your badge ID will only authorize one computer and one browser to enter the EPIC waiting room. 

PURCHASING BADGES

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.
  • 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. 

Comic-Con accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express only. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept PayPal or payments using multiple credit cards.

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.

The EPIC online badge registration system is not formatted for mobile devices. Although mobile devices 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.

Your Comic-Con 2104 Badge ID will only authorize one device and one browser to enter the EPIC waiting room. If you attempt to enter your badge ID on a different device and/or browser, your badge ID will authorize the NEW device and your old device and/or browser session will expire. You may not run multiple browsers or multiple browser sessions of the waiting room. We strongly recommend that you log in to the waiting room using only the computer and browser you plan to be on for the day of the sale.

EPIC WAITING ROOM

The EPIC landing page will open for badge ID entry at 7:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on the day of the sale. 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.

Sometime after 9:00 AM PT, everyone who is already in the EPIC waiting room will be put in line randomly for their registration session. It does not matter what time you entered the waiting room, all members will be lined up in random order for their registration session.

Remember, do NOT refresh while you are in the waiting room! Refreshing your browser in the waiting room will move you to the back of the line. It is very important that you do not refresh your browser at 9:00 AM or during the sorting process. The waiting room will automatically refresh every 120 seconds.

Admittance to the waiting room does not guarantee you a badge or a registration session.

REGISTRATION SESSION

To begin your 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.

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. 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.

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.