You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Below is a list of frequently asked questions about badge purchase and registration for Comic-Con.
If you are interested in attending Comic-Con, we encourage you to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID well in advance of any registration event. The Comic-Con Member ID system will close – without notification – in advance of any badge sale.
If you are interested in attending Comic-Con 2020, you will need to purchase a badge during Open Registration.
There are also many ways to attend Comic-Con depending on your status in the industry (attendee, professional, press, etc.), but the first step for everyone is to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. Anyone who wishes to register for or purchase a badge for Comic-Con must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. The Member ID system will close, without notice, in advance of any badge sale.
COMIC-CON BADGE: A Comic-Con badge is required for entry to any Comic-Con event. This is the physical badge (with your name on it) you must wear at Comic-Con at all times.
COMIC-CON MEMBER ID: A Comic-Con Member ID is similar to a “username” and is required to purchase, apply, or register for a badge. Having a Member ID account allows you to indicate your membership type, email preferences, and preferred badge shipping address. Your Member ID will also act as your login to the online registration system when badge sales begin. Without a Member ID you will not be able to access the online registration system and purchase a badge, nor complete a press, professional, or volunteer application.
TICKETS: Comic-Con does not sell "tickets" to our event. Do not attempt to purchase tickets from a third party.
Badges for attendees are sold during two events: Returning Registration and Open Registration. To receive information on either event, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. Click here to sign up for a Member ID today! Upon account creation, please review your opt-out preferences. By opting in to the “Email” option, you will receive important badge sale announcements and registration information from Comic-Con.
Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration is now closed. It was open to all Comic-Con 2019 paid attendees. First-time attendees, professionals, guest of professionals, exhibitors (and exhibitor-purchased attendee badges), volunteers, staff, complimentary passes, and press were not be eligible to participate in Returning Registration. Registration for these categories will occur at a later date. If you did not attend Comic-Con 2019, you may be eligible to participate in Open Registration at a later date. To participate in Open Registration, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID.
If you participated in Returning Registration and did not purchase a 4-Day with Preview Night badge, you will be able to participate in Open Registration at a later date.
We strongly encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Toucan - The official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim - for badge sale date and time announcements.
If you are a professional, click here for information on Comic-Con professional registration.
If you are a member of the press, click here for information on Comic-Con press registration.
Eligibility flags can be found in your Comic-Con Member ID account shortly before each badge sale.
Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and look in the top, right corner. If you are eligible to participate, a green check mark will display. You can also find your eligibility status in the "Registration Info" tab a few days prior to each sale. For details on how eligibility is determined for each sale, please click here.
Anyone you wish to purchase a badge for must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. Please make sure your friends and family sign up for a Member ID account well in advance of any badge sale event.
If you are selected for a registration session during a badge sale, you will be able to purchase for up to three people. You will need the personal Member ID and last name of each friend or family member you wish to purchase badges for. They must also be eligible to participate in the sale.
No. A Comic-Con Member ID is required for all attendee badge purchases. If you would like to purchase a badge for a spouse, junior child, friend, or member of your family, they will need their own valid and confirmed Member ID to complete the purchase. Additionally, they must be eligible to participate in the sale.
Anyone (ages 13 and up) may register for a Member ID - they will not run out. Please note that duplicate email addresses are not allowed and each person may only have one Member ID. Duplicate Member ID registrations will be automatically deleted. If it is found that you have registered for more than one Member ID, Comic-Con reserves the right to automatically cancel all of your Member ID accounts and refund, less a 10% processing fee, any badge purchases made by those accounts.
By requiring a unique email address for each Comic-Con Member ID, our hope is to increase the speed of the online registration process, prevent duplicate registrations, and prevent scalpers from selling badges at inflated prices. Our hope is that the Member ID system will allow more fans to purchase badges for this very popular event.
Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. You may register a child (age 12 and under) onsite for free in the Registration Area when you arrive.
Please click here for additional information about our child badge policy.
To accommodate the transition from child (age 12 and under) to junior (age 13 - 17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2020.
If your child was age 12 or under on July 31, 2019, they do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2020. They may attend as a child, with a paying adult. If they were age 13 or older on or before July 31, 2019, they must create a Comic-Con Member ID and purchase a badge to attend Comic-Con 2020.
Please click here for additional information about our child badge policy.
You may use MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. We do not accept PayPal or payments using multiple credit cards.
Please visit the Member ID login page and select the "Click here if you can't find your Member ID or Password” link. Enter the email associated with your Member ID account and you will be sent an email with your requested information.
If you no longer have access to the email account that you originally used to register, you will need to contact Comic-Con directly to update your email address. Please do not attempt to create a second Member ID account.
If you are not receiving emails from Comic-Con, it is possible that you have selected to “opt-out” of email communication. To receive email notifications, sign in to your Member ID account and click the “OPT-OUTS” option on the “My Account” tab. Make sure you have not checked the “Email Opt-Out” box. If you have selected to opt out of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not receive important registration information, and you should change your preferences as soon as possible.
Additionally, if you have checked the “Third Party Opt-Out” box you will not receive correspondence from our third-party badge registration partner, Expo Logic, including badge confirmations and purchase receipts. Remember, if an opt-out box is checked you will not receive correspondence from that source.
If you purchased an attendee badge during one of our badge sales, you should receive a confirmation email within 72 hours of your purchase. If you do not receive your badge confirmation email within that time frame, you will have the ability to resend your own confirmation.
This feature is usually enabled a couple weeks after each badge sale. At that time, the Resend Comic-Con Badge Confirmation button will be available under the “Registration Info” tab in your Comic-Con Member ID account.
We do! Badges are shipped to most professionals, press, and attendees who purchase or register for a badge! This allows you to skip badge pick-up lines when you arrive and proceed directly to the fun stuff! We do not ship internationally.
We highly recommend that you log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account sometime before May 13, 2020 and make sure that your badge shipping address is verified and up to date. We are unable to mail badges to unverified badge shipping addresses.
You will be able to pick up your Comic-Con publications (Souvenir Book, Events Guide, and Quick Guide), lanyard, and souvenir bag when you arrive. Look for signage that says "Bag, Books, and Lanyard" for directions to the pick-up area.
Because of increased interest in Comic-Con and limited space at the San Diego Convention Center, we have had to cap attendance. We truly wish we could accommodate each and every person who would like to attend the show. We are making strides to increase space by utilizing hotels and outdoor venues, the problem of attendance is one that all of us continue to work on constantly.