Event: San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration Is In One Week

It is that time of year again, open registration for San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us. In just one week, on February 21st, you will be able to login and wait in the waiting room for you chance to score your badges. Starting on Tuesday, February 17, Comic-Con International will send emails out to  all eligible members a personal “Registration Code” and along with instructions participating in open registration. You will also be able to log into your Member ID now to access your personal registration code on the 17th. Once you have your registration code be ready at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on the 21st. After you have logged in you will be in the waiting room until Shortly after 9:00 AM PT. After 9:00 AM the system will randomly sort you into a group to await check out. Get all the fine print and details below.

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All information below straight from the SDCC open registration page.

Quick Tips

Although we strongly recommend that you read all of the detailed instructions below, here are our top tips for participating in Open Online Registration: Only those with a confirmed Member ID account are eligible to participate in Open Online Registration. If you purchased the Preview Night option during attendee preregistration, you are not eligible to participate in Open Online Registration or buy badges for others. Your browser should have JavaScript and cookies enabled to function reliable in the EPIC waiting room. You can buy badges for up to three people – yourself included – during your registration session. Each person must have thier own Member ID and must be eligible to participate. In order to buy a badge for another attendee, you will need their Member ID and LAST NAME. You do not need their Member ID password. You must enter the EPIC waiting room before 9:00 AM Pacific Time. You will need your personal registration code to enter. Only use one browser tab or instance when trying to purchase badges. Multiple browser tabs will confuse the registration process and cause your transaction to fail. –

Badge Prices

BADGE TYPE Adult Junior** U.S. Military / Senior** Preview Night $35.00 $18.00 $18.00 Thursday $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 Friday $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 Saturday $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 Sunday $35.00 $17.00 $17.00 **Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Juniors 13 -17 pay junior prices. Seniors 60 years or older pay the Military/Senior reduced price. Active Military with ID pay the Military/Senior price. This deal does not extend to dependents.

Comic-Con 2015 Eligibility

If you have already registered for or purchased a Comic-Con 2015 Preview Night option during attendee preregistration, you are not eligible for Open Online Registration. You will not receive a registration code and you will not be allowed to enter the EPIC waiting room. Please keep in mind that not all eligible members will be able to purchase a badge. There are more eligible members than badges available.

Comic-Con 2015 Registration Code

To help restrict ineligible members from entering the EPIC Registration waiting room, Comic-Con requires that you enter your personal registration code to access the EPIC waiting room. Starting Februrary 17, all eligible attendees will be sent their personal registration code via email. You will also be able to access your registration code at that time by logging in to your Member ID account and clicking the “Registration Info” tab. Each registration code is good for one entry into the EPIC waiting room. Your registration code will authorize one browser and one device only. Do not share your registration code! If you share your registration code with another person or attempt to enter your registration code on multiple devices or browsers, the new device/browser will be authorized and your old session will expire. If your family plans to authorize multiple registration codes for entry to the waiting room, you must enter each code on a unique browser or device. Attempting to enter a registration code using multiple browser tabs will confuse the registration process and cause your transaction to fail. Remember: One browser instance per registration code!

Comic-Con 2015 Purchasing Badges

The Preview Night badge option may only be purchased if you buy a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday badge OR if you have already purchased a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badge during attendee preregistration. Preview Night is not a stand-alone option. As in previous years, if you purchase all four daily badges (Thursday through Sunday) they will be automatically converted to a 4-Day badge when you arrive unless you select to opt-out of consolidation during online registration. Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Click here for more information on our Child Badge Policy. We strongly suggest that you log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and check your current “Membership Type.” If you are a senior or member of the military, please be sure to update your Membership Type well in advance of the badge sale. The Member ID system will close – without notification – in advance of Open Online Registration. Comic-Con accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express only. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept PayPal. If your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo, you will be able to use it for purchase. PURCHASING BADGES FOR OTHERS During Open Online Registration you may purchase badges for up to THREE people total, yourself included. Each individual you are buying for must be eligible to participate and they must have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. You will need the Member ID and last name for all individuals you are buying for. You do not need their Member ID password. You may not purchase badges for others using your own Comic-Con Member ID.

Comic-Con 2015 EPIC Waiting Room

Do not refresh while you are in the EPIC waiting room! The EPIC waiting room will automatically refresh every 120 seconds. If the blue circle is spinning, your page is active! Refreshing your browser in the waiting room may cause technical difficulties or remove you from the waiting room. If at any time you are disconnected from the EPIC waiting room, simply return to the landing page and enter your personal registration code again. You will be put back in the same random group you were assigned. This only applies to registration codes that were authorized prior to 9:00 AM PT. Your personal registration code will only authorize one device and one browser to enter the EPIC waiting room. If you attempt to enter your registration code on a different device and/or browser, your registration code will authorize the NEW device and your old device and/or browser session will expire. You may not run multiple browser tabs or multiple browser sessions of the waiting room. We strongly recommend that you log in to the waiting room using only the computer and browser you plan to use on the day of the sale. The EPIC landing page will open for registration code entry at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on the day of the badge sale. You do not need to rush to the landing page at 8:00 AM PT! Eligible attendees will have one full hour to enter their registration code and authorize their device/browser to enter the waiting room. Early arrival to the waiting room does not provide any advantage over those who arrive later than you. Shortly after 9:00 AM PT, EPIC will begin randomly moving groups from the waiting room to a registration session. It does not matter what time you entered the waiting room, you may be moved at random to a registration session sometime after 9:00 AM PT. Entry to the waiting room does not guarantee you a registration session. Not all members will be selected for a registration session. The EPIC waiting room will close for entry at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. You cannot enter the waiting room after 9:00 AM PT! Admittance to the waiting room does not guarantee you a badge or a registration session.

Comic-Con 2015 Browser Settings

The EPIC waiting room and badge registration system has been tested on the following browsers. We cannot guarantee your results should you use a browser not listed below: Firefox: Any version Google Chrome: Any version Internet Explorer: Version 8 or later Safari: Any version Attempting to purchase badges using multiple browser tabs will confuse the badge sale process and cause your transaction to fail. Only use one browser tab when trying to purchase badges. Your browser should have JavaScript and cookies enabled to function reliably with the EPIC waiting room. These features are usually enabled in the default configuration of most modern web browsers. If you do not have these features enabled, it is possible that the waiting room application will not function properly. The EPIC badge registration system is not formatted for iPad, tablets, or mobile devices. Although mobile devices can be used to purchase a badge, Comic-Con is unable to guarantee that the registration system will behave as expected using a mobile device. Please make sure your computer’s power saving setting are off or adjust them if needed. You do not want your computer to power down or go to sleep while you are in the EPIC waiting room.

Comic-Con 2015 Registration Session

If you are selected for a registration session, you will need to enter an eligible Comic-Con Member ID and LAST NAME. Do not enter your Member ID and password. You will also be prompted to select the number of people you are purchasing badges for during the sale: 1, 2, or 3. When you reach the badge selection page, all available badge inventory will be shown. This inventory will be held for you while you validate all of the members you are registering. Please keep in mind that badge inventory will not refresh while you are on this page. If your desired badge type is sold out, select another category or close your registration session. Do not hit your browser’s back button or the system will not behave as expected. You will have 15 minutes to complete your entire registration session and purchase! We strongly recommend having your credit card information ready and all of the Member IDs and last names of the people you are buying badges for. A delay in inputting this information may cause your session to expire. If one of the Member IDs you are purchasing for does not validate during the badge selection step, you will still have the option to proceed to checkout for the other Member IDs that have been validated. Do not use your back button to return to the member selection prompt! *Important* It is critical that you do not use your browser’s back button during any step of your registration session! If you need to remove a badge selection, you will be given the option on the final review page. Comic-Con International cannot guarantee that your EPIC registration session will behave as expected if you use your back button during any step of the registration process.

Comic-Con 2015 OOR Fine Print

While Comic-Con has made every effort to make the badge purchase experience fair for everyone, it is possible that problems outside of our control could result in the system not working as planned. The possibility exists that anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software may aggressively block browser cookies, JavaScript, or other operation of modern web applications. It is also possible that user error, specific hardware problems, local ISP issues, or simply the extremely high level of demand beyond our control may result in your computer and/or browser not behaving as described above. While Comic-Con has done extensive testing, we make no guarantees that your efforts will result in a successful badge purchase regardless of when you enter the process. As always, we are sincerely grateful for your continued support and interest in our event. We know that purchasing a badge can be a challenge and we are constantly exploring options to improve your online registration experience. We will continue to offer deeply discounted rates for juniors, seniors, and active duty members of the military, as well as one of the most generous free child badge policies in the comic convention industry.

You can see some of our past coverage of SDCC here.

You can visit the SDCC open registration website here.

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