I signed up for a Comic-Con Member ID; may I buy badges for friends and family who do not have a Member ID?
No. A Comic-Con Member ID is required for all attendee badge purchases. If you would like to purchase a badge for a spouse, child, friend, or member of your family, they will need their own valid and confirmed Member ID to complete the purchase.
So, how do I buy a badge for a spouse, child, friend, or member of my family?
You will need their personal Member ID to purchase a badge for friend or family member. They must also be eligible to participate in the sale.
Please make sure that everyone in your group has signed up for a Member ID
and confirm thier email well in advance of the next badge sale. The Member ID system will close, without prior notification, in advance of any badge sale event.
How will I know when badges go on sale?
We strongly encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and bookmark Toucan - The official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon - for badge sale announcements. We will announce the badge sale date and time at least 48 hours prior to any sale. Attendee Preregistration traditionally occurs in the fall, and Open Online Registration in late winter or early spring.
Are there a limited number of Comic-Con Member IDs available?
Anyone may register for a Member ID; they will not run out. You will only need to register for a Member ID
once. Please note that duplicate email addresses are not allowed and each person may only have one Member ID. Duplicate registrations will be deleted. Member ID registration will temporarily close - without notice - prior to badge sales, so be sure to sign up well in advance!
My wife and I share the same email, why do we each need a unique email address?
By requiring a unique email address for each Comic-Con Member ID, our hope is to increase the speed of the online registration process and prevent duplicate registrations that allow scalpers to purchase multiple badges and sell them at inflated prices. Our hope is that the Member ID system will allow more fans to purchase badges for this very popular event.
Will I need to sign up for a Member ID again next year?
No. You will only need to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID
once, and it is yours for life! If you wish to purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2017 and beyond, you will use your same Member ID.
How can I get a badge for my child (age 12 and under) if they cannot register for a Member ID?
Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. You may register a child (12 and under) onsite for free in the Attendee Registration Area at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. Click here for details.
My child is age 12 now, but will be 13 by the time Comic-Con 2016 starts. How can I create a Member ID for my child so I may try to buy him/her a badge?
Children age 12 and under are not allowed to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. To accommodate the transition from child to junior (age 13-17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2015. If you are age 12 or under on August 1, 2015, you do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2016. You may attend as a child. If you are age 13 or older on August 1, 2015, you must create a Member ID
and purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2016. Please click here for details.