Child Badge Policy

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Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry. Children (age 12 and under) are free with a paying adult!

Children do not need to create a Comic-Con Member ID to receive a complimentary badge. You may register up to two children per paid adult attendee on-site. Children must be present to be registered for a badge and adults will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant. Child badges are not registered in advance. Please visit the Registration Area when you arrive on-site for more information.

The Child-to-Junior Validation period is now closed.

Did your child attend Comic-Con 2023 with a free child badge, but will be considered a junior attendee at Comic-Con 2024? If so, September 20, 2023, was the last day you had available to validate their child-to-junior status in order for them to be eligible to participate in Returning Registration for Comic-Con 2024.

If you missed the validation deadline, your junior child may still be eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2024 Open Registration at a later date. Keep an eye on our website and your email for constant up-to-date information on all things Comic-Con 2024.

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 2024.

If they were at least 13 years old on July 31, 2023, they must have their own Comic-Con Member ID created in order to purchase a badge to attend Comic-Con 2024.

If your child was age 12 or under on July 31, 2023, they do not need a purchased badge for Comic-Con 2024. They may attend as a child for free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.