attendee Badge sales for 2024 now closed
From badge sales to planning ahead, get all the information you need about attending Comic-Con.
Nothing Beats the Comic-Con Experience
Comic-Con is proud to welcome attendees, professionals, exhibitors, retailers, volunteers, and members of the press to the beautiful San Diego Convention Center year after year. Nothing beats what happens when we’re together.
Reasons to Attend:
- Immerse yourself in popular arts
- Express yourself in cosplay
- Meet artists and creators
- Attend engaging panel discussions
- Join a passionate community
How to Attend
Getting Your Badge
Securing your badge to attend Comic-Con is your key to an extraordinary experience. Although badges aren’t on sale just yet, we recommend registering in our Member ID Portal in preparation.
1. Register in Our Portal
Anyone who wishes to purchase a badge or register for Comic-Con must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. All registration events take place in our Member ID Portal.
2. Participate in our Badge Sales
If you are interested in attending Comic-Con 2024, you will need to purchase a badge during one of our two badge sales in the fall of 2023. The first badge sale is open to Returning Attendees, followed by a second sale that’s for the general public. Find more information below.
Comic-Con Museum offers limited memberships that include a badge to attend Comic-Con. Check our Museum page for details!
Where TO Buy
All badges for Comic-Con 2024 have been sold. Badge sales for Comic-Con 2025 will take place in the fall of 2024.
The Comic-Con Returning Registration badge sale is for our returning attendees from the previous year’s show.
Badge Sale Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023 – PAST
Who’s Eligible: Anyone who purchased a Comic-Con 2023 attendee badge (and did not request a refund)
First-time attendees, professionals, guests of professionals, exhibitors (and exhibitor-purchased attendee badges), retailers, volunteers, staff, complimentary passes, and press are not eligible to participate in Returning Registration. Registration for these categories occur at a later date.
The Comic-Con Open Registration badge sale is for the general public.
Badge Sale Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 – PAST
Who’s Eligible: Anyone with a Comic-Con Member ID
To participate, you must have had a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. It’s never too early to prepare for future sales—click here to sign up for one today! Everyone you wish to purchase badges for must also have their own valid and confirmed Member ID account.
Comic-Con 2024 Badge Prices
Preview Night is not a stand-alone option—it may only be purchased if you buy a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badge.
If you purchase all four daily badges (Thursday through Sunday) they will be automatically converted to a 4-Day badge.
|BADGE TYPE||ADULT||JUNIOR / U.S. MILITARY / SENIOR*|
|Wednesday Preview Night||$59.00||$30.00|
*Children (12 and under) are free with a paying adult. Juniors (ages 13 -17) pay the reduced junior prices. Active-duty military with ID and seniors (ages 60 years and older) pay the reduced U.S. Military/Senior price. The Military/Senior pricing does not extend to military veterans and dependents.
BADGE PURCHASE FAQ
Frequently asked questions about badge purchase and registration for Comic-Con.
How can I attend Comic-Con?
The first step for everyone is to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. Anyone who wishes to register for or purchase a badge must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. Comic-Con badges for attendees are sold during two events: Returning Registration and Open Registration.
Because there are more eligible members than badges available in both sales, you are not guaranteed a badge purchase during either sale, regardless of when you enter the virtual waiting room. Following each badge sale date announcement, our website provides detailed information on how to participate. This includes how to access the virtual waiting room and, if randomly selected for a registration session, how to purchase badges!
If you are interested in attending Comic-Con you will need to participate in one (or both, if eligible!) of our attendee badge sale events. Read our Badges page to learn which event(s) you’re eligible for.
How will I know when badges go on sale?
Badges for attendees are sold during two events: Returning Registration and Open Registration. To receive information on either event, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID and have opted-in to receive marketing emails.
What is the difference between Member IDs, badges, and tickets?
COMIC-CON BADGE: A Comic-Con badge is required for entry to any Comic-Con event. This is the physical badge (with your name on it) you must wear at Comic-Con at all times.
COMIC-CON MEMBER ID: A Comic-Con Member ID is similar to a “username” and is required to purchase, apply, or register for a badge. Having a Member ID account allows you to indicate your membership type, email preferences, and preferred badge shipping address. Without a Member ID, you will not be able to participate in badge sales or registration events.
TICKETS: Comic-Con does not sell “tickets” to our event. Do not attempt to purchase tickets from a third party.
How do I buy a badge for someone else?
Anyone you wish to purchase a badge for must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID.
If you are selected for a registration session during a badge sale, you will be able to purchase badges for up to three people. You will need the correct Member ID and last name of each friend or family member you wish to purchase badges for. They must also be eligible to participate in the sale.
For example, Comic-Con Returning Registration is only open to those who had purchased an attendee badge for the previous year’s Comic-Con. If you attended Comic-Con but your friend did not, you will not be able to purchase a badge for them during Returning Registration. Your friend will have to participate in Comic-Con Open Registration instead.
For information on child badges, please see our Child Badge Policy.
Can I buy badges for others who do not have a Member ID?
No. A Comic-Con Member ID is required for all badge purchases. If you would like to purchase a badge for a spouse, junior child, friend, or member of your family, they will need their own valid and confirmed Member ID to complete the purchase. Additionally, they must be eligible to participate in the sale.
Can I bring my children?
Of course! Children (ages 12 and under) are free with a paying adult and can be registered on-site in the Registration Area. Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge.
To accommodate the transition from child (age 12 and under) to junior (age 13 – 17), we set a static date each year to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con. See our Child Badge Policy for more information.
Can I get a refund for my badge or give it to someone else?
Comic-Con badges are non-transferable. For information regarding refunds, please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy.
Will my badge be shipped to me?
Comic-Con badges are shipped to most attendees, professionals, and press who purchase or register for a badge before the shipping deadline. This allows you to skip badge pick-up lines when you arrive and proceed directly to the fun stuff! Check our Badge Shipping FAQ for more information once it’s available!
Please keep the shipping address on your Member ID account current! To add or update your shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and click “My Addresses”.
- If your primary address is where you want badges mailed, click “Edit”, check the box next to “Primary Shipping Address“, and click “Save”.
- If your primary address is correct but you want your badges to be mailed elsewhere, click “+Add Address”. Enter your shipping address information, check the box next to “Primary Shipping Address“, and click “Save”.
Please Note: We cannot ship to international or international APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
I’ve heard that the Comic-Con badges sell out quickly. What are my chances of obtaining a badge?
Because of increased interest in Comic-Con and limited space at the San Diego Convention Center, we have had to cap attendance. We truly 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.
If I couldn’t secure a badge during registration, is it safe to purchase a ticket from a third-party website?
Do not purchase Comic-Con badges from any source other than Comic-Con. Comic-Con is the only official seller of Comic-Con badges. Badges are security printed and are personal to the badge holder only. Any badges bought from an unauthorized source such as a street trader, online reseller, social media site, or ticket agency will be invalid and cannot be used to gain entrance to the convention. Please purchase your badge directly from Comic-Con to ensure its validity.
I purchased a badge and I cannot find my badge confirmation. Help!
Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and go to “My Orders” from your Account Dashboard. Locate the correct order and click the yellow “Details” button. Click “Resend Confirmation”, verify the auto-populated email address is correct, then hit “Send”.
I bought an attendee badge but I’m also a verified professional or press member. Can I keep both badges?
No. If you use your Member ID to register for an industry badge after purchasing an attendee badge, the original badge you purchased will automatically be canceled and the amount paid will be refunded, less the 10% processing fee and the handling fee. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information.
How are group bookings handled?
Comic-Con does not reserve group bookings. If you are planning to celebrate a special event at Comic-Con, everyone in your group needs to register for a Member ID and purchase badges in the same manner as all attendees.
The Fine Print
Non-Transferable: Each Comic-Con badge features a unique barcode and RFID sticker registered to the badge holder. To prevent scalping, badges for Comic-Con are non-transferable. Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person.
ID Requirement: Every badge holder will be required to present a valid photo ID when they arrive. Security checks will be performed to ensure that only the person listed on the badge is admitted to the event using that badge. The name on your badge must match your photo ID.
Refunds and Cancellations: The Comic-Con 2024 badge refund deadline is May 13, 2024. For information on badge refund requests/cancellations, please click here. All refunds will be subject to a 10% processing fee. Any duplicate orders will be automatically canceled, less the 10% processing fee and the handling fee, at SDCC’s sole discretion. Comic-Con will automatically cancel all purchases made using multi-hit software applications to ensure that everyone has a fair and equal chance of obtaining a badge.
Lost Badges: Please keep your badge safe and secure at all times. Lost badges may be replaced for a nominal fee at the Badge Solutions Desk in the Registration Area on-site.
Limited Capacity: All event and program rooms have a limited capacity as set by the fire marshal. Although your Comic-Con badge is required to get into all events, it does not guarantee you access to any event if it has reached its capacity. We do not clear rooms between events. Most autograph signings are of a limited nature. Your Comic-Con badge does not guarantee autographs at any event.
Data Protection: Data collected during registration is retained by Comic-Con to enable you to purchase badges for future Comic-Con events. Retained information will also be used to inform you of registration information related to your badge purchase and events run by Comic-Con. Check the “Email Communication” section of our Comic-Con Member ID page to learn how to customize your opt-in preferences.