Comic-Con 2024 Professional Badge Registration is Open!

professional registration: step-by-step

Register as a Professional

All NOT DUE professionals are guaranteed a badge for Comic-Con 2024, but you must register online during the professional registration period. Once registration opens, step-by-step instructions will be included below.

If you intend to register a guest, please remember that all professional guests must have their own unique and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. A Comic-Con Member ID is free and you only need to sign up once! We encourage you to have your guest sign up for a Member ID as soon as possible. You will not be able to register a guest without knowing their Comic-Con Member ID.

Step 1

Under the “Professionals” menu at the top of the page, click “Comic-Con 2024 Professional Registration.” This will take you to the first page of the badge registration process.

Comic-Con Professional Registration Menu Item in Member ID

Confirm that you are signed in under your own account, and click “Add to Cart” at the bottom of the page. This will add your own professional badge to your cart, and take you to the next step.

Step 2

Your allotment will show some combination of complimentary guest badges and paid guest badges. The number and pricing of available guest badges will be noted as you register.

NOTE: If you are only registering your own professional badge and do not wish to register any guest badges, click “Continue” on this page without adding any guests to your cart, click “Checkout” in the pop-up that appears, and skip to step 5! Do not click “Register Another Member.”

A complimentary guest badge allotted will look like this:

Comic-Con Professional Registration Complimentary Guest Option

A paid guest badge allotted will look like this:

Comic-Con Professional Registration Paid Guest Option

If multiple guest badges of a given type are in your allotment, there will be a selector with a number in it that will allow you to select the number of that guest badge type that you wish to register. For example, this allotment includes 2 paid guests.

Comic-Con Professional Registration Multiple Guest Option

Step 3

For each guest badge that you would like to register, check the “Add to Cart” button above that badge. When all badges you wish to register are selected, click “Continue” in the bottom right corner, then click “Checkout” in the pop-up that appears. Do not click “Register Another Member.”

Comic-Con Professional Registration Checkout Modal

Step 4

For each guest badge, add your guest’s Member ID and last name, then click “Search.” If you correctly input your guest’s Member ID and last name, it will show up with a check mark next to it. If you did not, you will be prompted to correct your entry and search again.

Comic-Con Professional Guest Registration
Comic-Con Professional Guest Registration Part 2

Once all of your guest badges have names and Member IDs associated with them, click “Save & Continue” at the bottom of the page.

Step 5

Carefully read our badge registration terms and conditions and COVID-19 policy. Select the “I agree to the above statement” checkbox, and then “Save & Continue.”

Comic-Con Professional Registration Disclaimer

Step 6

Next, you will be brought to the payment screen. If your balance at this step is $0.00, click “Save & Continue” again to continue to the next step; otherwise, enter your payment information on this screen, then click “Save & Continue.”

Comic-Con Professional Registration Payment Page

Step 7

You are ready to check out! Ensure that all details shown are correct, then click “Process Order” to finalize your badge registration.

Comic-Con Professional Registration Process Order Page

Step 8

When your registration is complete, you will see a confirmation screen that lists your professional badge and guest badge, if any. You will also receive an order receipt email after your registration is complete. If you registered a guest, they will receive a separate order receipt email.

Congratulations, you’re registered for Comic-Con 2024!

All badges registered by May 13, 2024, will be mailed to the “Primary Shipping Address” on file in the registering professional’s Comic-Con Member ID account. We are unable to ship to an international address. Badges registered after May 13, 2024, and badges with international addresses must be picked up on-site by the registering professional.

Recommended Browser Settings

Attempting to purchase badges using multiple tabs within the same browser will confuse the badge registration system 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 badge registration system. These features are usually enabled in the default configuration of most modern web browsers. If you do not have these features enabled, the registration system may not function properly.

MOBILE DEVICES: The badge registration system is not formatted for iPad or mobile devices. Although mobile devices have been tested and can be used to register for a badge during professional registration, SDCC is unable to guarantee that the registration system will behave as expected using a mobile device.

The Fine Print

While SDCC has made every effort to make the badge registration 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 operations 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 SDCC has done extensive testing, we make no guarantees that your efforts will result in a successful badge registration regardless of when you enter the process.

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reg faq

I am a “Not Due” professional, how do I register my badge?

Badge registration is open now! Please see our REGISTER AS A PROFESSIONAL section for detailed instructions regarding badge registration.

Do all qualifying professionals get a badge? Do I need to register as soon as online registration opens?

Each approved professional will receive an individual guaranteed allotment and pricing for their own badge and guest badge(s). This allotment will be available for the full length of the registration period for each show, and is not on a first-come, first-served basis.

IMPORTANT: Even if you have been approved as a professional, you must still separately register a badge for each of our shows that you wish to attend. Badge allotments are guaranteed but are not automatically added to your account!

How much do professional badges cost for Comic-Con 2024, and will I be eligible to register guest badges?

Each “Not Due” professional may log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account and review the pricing and guest badge allotment available to them in the registration process.

I applied before the September 15, 2023, deadline to be considered for Comic-Con 2024, but my application has not been reviewed yet. Will I still be able to register as a professional if I’m approved?

Yes! If you submitted your application before the deadline, it will be reviewed in consideration for our 2024 shows. If approved, you will have the opportunity to register your approved allotment of badges and guest badges until registration closes.

May I bring guests?

Each professional may register guest badges up to the total allotment available to them. Each professional’s individual allotment will be available in their Member ID account.

Does my guest need their own Comic-Con Member ID?

Yes! All professional guests are required to have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. You must enter your guest’s Member ID during online registration. Make sure your guest(s) sign up for their own Member ID before you attempt to register them. For instructions on creating a Member ID, please visit

How do I change the name of my registered professional guest?

Once Professional Badge Registration opens, please contact if guest name corrections are needed. Be sure to include your name, your Comic-Con Member ID, and the names and Member IDs of the guests that you need to have changed.

How do I see what badges I have registered?

To view your badge order, log in to your Member ID account and click the “My Badges” option under “Accounts” in the top menu bar. This will show you all badges that you have registered for past shows since migrating to our current Member ID Portal in 2021. Please be sure that the order you are looking at says “Comic-Con 2024 Professional Registration”. If none of your badge orders say “Comic-Con 2024 Professional Registration” you have not yet registered for a Comic-Con 2024 professional badge. Please view our Professional Registration page for instructions.

Will my badge be shipped to me?

Badges registered by May 13, 2024, will be shipped to the registering professional. We cannot ship to international addresses. The registering professional must have a domestic address saved as their “Primary Shipping Address” on their Member ID account to have their badge shipped.

How do I pick up my badge?

If your badge is not mailed, your barcode confirmation email will contain instructions for badge pick-up. Please bring your badge confirmation and a valid photo ID to pick up your badge when you arrive on-site. Badge confirmations will become available after the shipping deadline passes.

Can I bring children?

We are pleased to provide the most generous child badge policy in the industry! Children 12 and under are free and must be registered on-site. Please bring the child to the Badge Solutions Desks, Attendee Badge Pick-Up, or the Professional Registration Desk, and we will be happy to provide a child badge for them. Children must be present to receive a badge.

I am the guest of a professional, where is my badge?

Professional guest badges are provided only to the professional who registered them. Guests cannot pick up their own badge. Please contact the professional who registered you as a guest to arrange the receipt of your badge; we cannot hold badges at the Professional Registration Desk.

Will on-site registration be available?

There will be NO on-site registration for professionals or guests.

I can’t attend Comic-Con this year. Can I get a refund for purchased badges?

Please submit a refund request form by May 13, 2024. Comic-Con badge purchases are non-refundable after that date.

What if I missed the September 15, 2023, professional application deadline for Comic-Con 2023? What can I do?

Because of the high volume of applicants, applications and materials submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for our 2024 shows under any circumstances. Applications received after September 15, 2023, will be considered for our 2025 season of shows.