Badge Info

The traditional Comic-Con in-person event in San Diego, normally held in July, has been postponed until summer 2022. However, Comic-Con@Home will return as an online event on July 23-25, 2021.
This fall we’re planning a smaller, supplemental event we’re calling Comic-Con Special Edition, taking place on November 26-28, 2021. For more information, please click here.

We encourage you to stay on top of all registration announcements by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim.


Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous free child badge policies in the comic convention industry! Children age 12 and under may attend Comic-Con for free with a paying adult. Children do not need to register for a Comic-Con Member ID. You may register your child when you arrive onsite. Children must be present to be registered for a badge and adults will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant. Please visit the Registration Area when you arrive onsite for more information.

Additional Information on Purchasing Badges

The information below was for the Comic-Con 2020 badge sale and is for reference only.  


Click here to register for a Comic-Con Member ID. Member ID registration is free of charge and only takes a few minutes! Registration will be temporarily suspended - without notification - before and during badge sales so please register well in advance. 

You will need to provide basic contact details when you register for a Member ID. Please make sure you register using a long-term email address.

You will receive an email confirmation when your Member ID registration is complete. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of registering, please check your spam folder. If you do not confirm your email, your Member ID account will not be complete and you will not be eligible to participate in any badge sale.

Your chance of purchasing badge(s) is not influenced in any way by the information you provide during Member ID registration. Member ID registration does not reserve or guarantee you a badge. Duplicate Member ID registrations will be automatically cancelled. If badges were already purchased by the member, they will be automatically cancelled less a 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, in SDCC's sole discretion.

Please log in to your Member ID account well in advance of badges going on sale. After you log in to your account, select the “Registration Info” tab for your personalized badge sale information. If you registered for a Member ID previously, your Member ID is still active and you do not need to register for another Member ID.

If your home address, badge shipping address, or email has changed since you registered, you can edit your information by selecting the blue icon next to “Home Address/Phone”, "Badge Shipping Address", or “Email” option under the "Contact Info" tab. 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. If you have any doubts, please contact Comic-Con well in advance of the badge sale.

Everyone (excluding children) that wants to attend Comic-Con, must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. To prevent scalping, badges for Comic-Con are non-transferable. Each badge features a unique barcode and RFID sticker registered to the badge holder. Security checks will be performed to ensure that only the person on the badge is admitted to the event. The name on your badge must match your photo ID.

If you plan to buy badges for other people, they each need to have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account.

You will need their last name and Member ID in order to purchase badges on their behalf and they must be eligible to participate in the sale. Resale of badges is strictly prohibited and will result in the cancellation of your entire badge order.

As part of Comic-Con’s commitment to eradicate badge scalping, Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person. Any duplicate orders will be automatically cancelled. In the instance of a duplicate order being cancelled, the purchaser will be refunded less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, in SDCC's sole discretion.

Comic-Con accepts Visa, American Express, and MasterCard only. We cannot accept PayPal or any other online payment systems.

Do not buy badges from street traders and unauthorized agencies. Badges are security printed and are personal to the badge holder only. Any attempt to transfer or resell badges will lead to automatic refusal at the entrance. Beware of forgeries.

All badge purchases are subject to a $7.50 handling fee per member.

Data collected during registration is retained by Comic-Con to enable you to purchase badges for future Comic-Con events. Retained information will also be used to inform you of registration information related to your badge purchase and events run by Comic-Con. You may customize your opt-out preferences by logging in to your Member ID account and selecting the "OPT-OUTS" feature.

Please note there are no separate disabled badge sales. If you are planning to attend Comic-Con and are disabled, you must purchase your badge online as described above. Everyone planning to buy a Comic-Con badge needs to register for a Member ID and purchase their badge online.

For additional information on Deaf and Disabled Services, please click here.

All international badge buyers must register in the same manner as United States attendees. International badge purchases can only be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Badges cannot be shipped to an international address. International orders must be picked up onsite. 

Comic-Con does not reserve group bookings. If you are planning to celebrate a special event at Comic-Con, everyone in your group needs to register for a Member ID and purchase badges in the same manner as all attendees.

Every badge holder will be required to present a valid photo ID when they arrive. Security checks may be made at other locations within the San Diego Convention Center. If you are not the person whose name is printed on the badge you will be denied entry and your badge may be revoked. Please make sure that the name on your badge matches your photo ID.

Comic-Con supports the following browsers for our website, registration events, and portals. We support the current and previous version of the browsers below only. Anything not listed may result in an unsatisfactory customer experience.

We support both Windows and OSX operating systems for the desktop browsers listed below:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge

For mobile and tablet browsing, we support the current release and the previous release of:

  • Android
  • iOS

We make an effort to optimize the mobile experience in a way that works on as many mobile devices as possible, but we cannot guarantee that the portals will work on any specific device.

The deadline to request a refund for Comic-Con 2020 has passed. Your badge will be automatically transferred to Comic-Con 2021.

Please keep your badge safe and secure at all times. Lost badges may be replaced for a nominal fee at the Attendee Badge Solutions Desk.

Comic-Con will automatically cancel all purchases made using multi-hit software applications to ensure that everyone has a fair and equal chance of obtaining a badge.

As part of Comic-Con's commitment to fight scalping, Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person. Any duplicate orders will be automatically cancelled, less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, in SDCC's sole discretion.

Please visit our Cancellation/Refund Policy page for additional information.