How do I buy a badge for Comic-Con International 2013?
Comic-Con 2013 badges are sold-out. Depending on returned and canceled inventory there may be a badge resale after the refund date of May 15, 2013. A badge resale is not guaranteed. Anyone who would like to participate in the resale must have a Comic-Con Member ID. A Member ID is required for everyone attending Comic-Con. Please click here  to sign-up for a Member ID today!
How will I know when badges go on sale?
If you have a Comic-Con Member ID, you will be sent the resale date and time via email. To receive this email notification, please be sure to sign in to your Member ID account and confirm that you did not "opt-out" of email correspondence from Comic-Con International. This information is found in the "Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe" section once you have logged in. If you have selected to “opt-out” of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified when badges go on sale.
How much does a Comic-Con International badge cost?
For Comic-Con International badge pricing, please click here .
I still don't understand - What is the difference between Member IDs, badges, and tickets?
A Comic-Con International badge is required for entry to any Comic-Con event. This is the physical badge you will wear at Comic-Con.
Additionally, a Comic-Con Member ID account is required to purchase, apply, or register for a badge for Comic-Con. The Member ID will act as your login to the EPIC online registration system when badge sales begin. Without a Member ID you will not be able to log on to the EPIC online registration system and purchase a badge, nor complete a press, professional, trade professional, or volunteer application.
Comic-Con International does not sell "tickets" to our event. After you register for a Member ID and purchase your badge during EPIC Open Online Registration, you will receive a barcode confirmation email that you will bring onsite to exchange for a badge.
Are there a limited number of Comic-Con Member IDs available?
Anyone may register for a Member ID; they will not run out. You will only need to register for a Member ID once. Please note that duplicate email addresses are not allowed and each person may only have one Member ID. Member ID registration will temporarily close without notice prior to badge sales, so be sure to sign up well in advance.
I do not check my email frequently. If I sign up for SMS on Facebook, or follow you on Twitter, will I receive first notification of when badge sales begin?
No. Comic-Con International will release badge sales related information via email first to everyone who has registered for a Member ID. Comic-Con may post the registration date and time on our website, Facebook, or Twitter at a later date, however, first and priority notification will be delivered by email to everyone with a Member ID who has not opted out of email notifications.
My wife and I share the same email, why do we each need a unique email address?
By requiring a unique email address for each Comic-Con Member ID, our hope is to increase the speed of the online registration process and prevent duplicate registrations that allow scalpers to purchase multiple badges and sell them at inflated prices. Our hope is that the Member ID system will allow more fans to purchase badges for this very popular event.
Will I need to sign up for a Member ID again next year?
No. You will only need to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID once, and it is yours for life! If you wish to purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2013 and beyond, you will use your same Member ID.
How can I get a badge for my child (age 12 and under) if they cannot register for a Member ID?
Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. You may register a child (12 and under) onsite for free at the Attendee Badge Pick-Up Desk if a paying adult accompanies the child. You will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant age 12 and under.
My child is age 12 now, but will be 13 by the time Comic-Con 2013 starts. How can I create a Member ID for my child so I may try to buy him/her a badge?
Children age 12 and under are not allowed to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. To accommodate the transition from child to junior (age 13-17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2013. If you were age 12 or under on August 1, 2012, you do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2013. You may attend as a child. If you were age 13 or older on August 1, 2012, you must create a Member ID and purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2013.
I've heard that the Comic-Con badge sale process can be very complicated and badges sell out quickly. What are my chances of obtaining a badge?
Unfortunately, because of increased interest in Comic-Con and limited space at the San Diego Convention Center, we have had to cap attendance for the last few years. We honestly wish we could accommodate each and every person who would like to attend the show. While we are making strides to increase space by utilizing hotels and outdoor venues, the problem of attendance is one that all of us continue to work on constantly.
When badge sales open, you will be provided a link to the EPIC registration waiting room. Some may reach this page easily, while others may encounter a timeout due to the overwhelming traffic that initially hits the page. Although Comic-Con has taken efforts to test the EPIC registration system, it is possible that you will not be redirected to the EPIC waiting room immediately after clicking the link.
Once you have reached the waiting room, you will be able to see your number in line and how many people are in front of you. Comic-Con badges sell out very quickly, and your preferred badge selection may not be available by the time you reach the front of the line.
Why haven't I received any emails from Comic-Con?
If you are not receiving emails from Comic-Con, it is possible that you have selected to “opt-out” of email communication. To receive email notifications, sign in to your Member ID account and confirm that you did not "opt-out" of email correspondence from Comic-Con. This information is found in the "Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe" section once you have logged in. If you have selected to “Opt-out” of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified when badges go on sale.
Can I get a refund for my badge or give it to someone else?
Comic-Con badges are non-transferable. For information requesting a refund for your badge purchase, please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy .
I bought a badge but now I am registered for a complimentary badge as a professional or member of the press, can I get a refund?
Yes. For information on how to request a refund for your attendee badge purchase, please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy .