Child Badge Policy

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 register for a Comic-Con Member ID to receive a complimentary badge. You may register up to two children per paid adult attendee. 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 on-site for more information.

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

Did your child attend Comic-Con 2022 with a free child badge, but will be considered a junior attendee at Comic-Con 2023? If so, September 14, 2022, 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 2023.

If you missed the validation deadline, your junior child may still be eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2023 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 2023. 


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 2023.

If they were at least 13 years old on July 31, 2022, they must have their own Comic-Con Member ID created in order to purchase a badge to attend Comic-Con 2023.

If your child was age 12 or under on July 31, 2022, they did not need a purchased badge for Comic-Con 2023. They may still attend as a child for free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.