Complimentary Passes

Comic-Con 2023 Complimentary Passes

Welcome! You are just steps away from redeeming your complimentary pass code for a Comic-Con 2023 badge.

IMPORTANT! Please read the following before you proceed:

  • The 4-character prefix of your code determines which portal to use.

  • All codes are 20 characters in length.

  • You must complete the entire registration process below to receive a badge, so be sure to follow all the steps listed below.

  • If you are redeeming more than one complimentary pass, you will need to repeat the registration process for each one. Registering with your Member ID helps us tie these together.

  • Complimentary passes do not qualify you for Comic-Con 2024 Returning Registration unless received through our eBay charity auction. Auction winners that receive a code with the prefix “MCME” will be eligible to participate.

Exclusives Eligibility: If you would like to be eligible to participate in the Comic-Con 2023 Exclusives Portal, you must include your Comic-Con Member ID when you redeem your complimentary pass. If you do not currently have a Member ID, click here to register! You will not be able to enter your Member ID after you have registered a complimentary pass.

Redemption Instructions

Please look at the first four characters of your complimentary pass code and click the appropriate registration link below:


Make sure you are ready to complete your entire registration process. Once you click “Redeem” on this step, you will not be able to restart the process later unless you click “remove”. Follow the instructions according to your code type: 

  • For 1-Day codes: First, enter your complimentary pass code and click “Redeem”, then choose from the available badge options.
  • For 4-Day codes: First, choose from the available badge options and enter your complimentary pass code when prompted, then click “Redeem”.

PLEASE READ: Be sure to complete the ENTIRE registration process for each complimentary badge. If you redeem your code and exit before completing the registration process, your code is then marked as redeemed, it cannot be used again, and you will be left without a badge! We have limited availability before and during the show to provide assistance, so please be sure to complete your registration process.


Choose between “Login with Member ID” or “Guest Checkout”. We strongly encourage you to log in with your Member ID to redeem your complimentary pass! Click here to create a Member ID.


Verify your registrant information is correct, and click “Add to Cart”.


Click “Checkout”. Do not click “Register Another Member”, as it will not work. If you clicked it anyway because your curiosity got the best of you, and now you’ve found yourself on the home page, we forgive you. Click the browser’s back button once to get back on track.


Review and agree to the Terms & Conditions and COVID-19 policy. For the Comic-Con 2023 COVID-19 policy, click here. Please do not continue with this registration process if you are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements.


Enter your contact information and click “Process Order”.


Check your inbox for your badge confirmation email sent from If you do not receive your confirmation within 24 hours, please read “I purchased a badge and I cannot find my badge confirmation! Help!” from our Badge Purchase FAQ

Badge Pick-Up

If you’ve followed all of the steps above, you are ready to attend Comic-Con!

Please bring your badge confirmation email and valid photo ID to the Attendee Badge Pick-Up area located upstairs in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center to pick up your badge! Review our Badge Pick-Up page for more information.

There is NO on-site registration. Please complete your registration online before arriving on-site.

NOT FOR RESALE! By registering for a paid or complimentary Comic-Con badge you agree not to sell, trade, transfer or share your complimentary code, purchase code, barcode confirmation, or badge. In the event that San Diego Comic Convention/Comic-Con International (SDCC) determines that you have violated this policy, SDCC has the right to cancel your badge(s) and keep any money paid by you.

For instructions on how to redeem a purchase code, please click here.