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Open Registration

Comic-Con 2017 badges are sold out! There will be no additional sale of returned or cancelled badges. If you would like to review the Comic-Con 2017 Open Registration process and badge prices, check out the instructions below or watch the Open Registration tutorial video.
Although we strongly recommend that you read all of the information on this page and watch the tutorial video, here are the top six tips for Open Registration:
Your browser should have JavaScript and cookies enabled to function reliably in the Expo Logic waiting room. 
You can buy badges for up to three people – yourself included – during your registration session. Each person must have their own Comic-Con Member ID and must be eligible to participate in Open Registration. You may not purchase badges for others using your own Member ID.
In order to buy a badge for another eligible attendee, you will need their last name and Member ID. 
You must enter the waiting room before 9:00 AM PDT on April 8, 2017. To enter the waiting room you will need your personal registration code. Registration codes are available in your Member ID account on the "Registration Info" tab. 
Only use one browser tab or instance when trying to purchase badges. Multiple browser tabs can confuse the waiting room/badge sales process and cause your transaction to fail.
Add and as an approved/authorized sender to your email account.
Please subscribe to TOUCAN, the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon for additional hints and tips. We will post helpful Open Registration blogs in the week preceding Open Registration! 



Your badge number is located on the lower portion (circled in red) of your Comic-Con 2015 badge. (Click the image to see it larger on your screen.) - See more at:

Open Registration Eligibility Info
Comic-Con 2017 Open Registration is open to the general public and anyone who has not purchased or registered for the Comic-Con 2017 Preview Night option. If you were able to obtain a Preview Night badge during Returning Registration or professional registration, you are not eligible to participate in Open Registration. 
To see if you are eligible to participate in Open Registration, log in to your Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab. Only Member IDs that were created prior to 6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time on March 24, 2017 are eligible to participate.
Please keep in mind that not all eligible attendees will be able to purchase a badge during Open Registration. There are far more eligible attendees than badges available. You can increase your chances of obtaining a badge by reading all of the instructions carefully and having your personal information ready on the day of the sale.

Comic-Con 2016 Badge Prices
BADGE TYPE Adult Junior** U.S. Military /
Preview Night $45.00 $23.00 $23.00
Thursday $60.00 $30.00 $30.00
Friday $60.00 $30.00 $30.00
Saturday $60.00 $30.00 $30.00
Sunday $40.00 $20.00 $20.00

**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 duty military with ID pay the Military/Senior price. This deal does not extend to military dependents.

Comic-Con Registration Codes
Registration Code Entry
To help restrict ineligible members from entering the Expo Logic waiting room, Comic-Con requires that you enter your personal registration code to access the waiting room. Your personal registration code will be sent to you via email at least 48 hours prior to Open Registration. It will also be available in your Member ID account on the "Registration Info" tab at least 48 hours prior. We encourage you to copy this number down and keep it handy on the day of Open Registration. 
Each registration code is good for one entry into the Expo Logic 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!
For more information about registration codes, check out Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim. 

Comic-Con Purchasing Badges
Open Registration Badge Selection
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 Returning Registration. 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. You cannot opt-out of consolidation.  
Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Click here for more information on our Child Badge Policy.
Comic-Con accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express only. We do not accept PayPal. If your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo, you will be able to use it for purchase.
During Open 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 valid and 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 Member ID.

Comic-Con Browser Settings
The Expo Logic 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
Microsoft EDGE: 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 Expo Logic waiting room. These features are usually enabled in the default configuration of most modern web browsers. If you do not have these features enabled, the waiting room application will not function properly.
The Expo Logic badge registration system is not formatted for iPads, 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 settings 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 Expo Logic waiting room.

The Expo Logic Waiting Room
Expo Logic Waiting Room
Do not refresh while you are in the Expo Logic waiting room! The Expo Logic 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 Expo Logic waiting room, simply return to the landing page and enter your personal registration code again. You will return to the same random group you were assigned. This only applies to registration codes that were authorized prior to 9:00 AM PDT.
Your personal registration code will only authorize one device and one browser to enter the Expo Logic 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 Expo Logic landing page will open for registration code entry at 8:00 AM PDT on April 8, 2017. You do not need to rush to the landing page at 8:00 AM PDT! 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. 
Entry to the waiting room does not guarantee you a badge or a registration session. Not all members will be selected for a registration session. 
Shortly after 9:00 AM PDT, Expo Logic will begin moving groups at random 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 PDT. The Expo Logic waiting room will close for entry at 9:00 AM PDT. You cannot enter the waiting room after 9:00 AM PDT!
Registration Session Login

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.

Open Registration Member Selection

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. Any delay in entering this information may cause your session to expire.


*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 Expo Logic registration session will behave as expected if you use your back button during any step of the registration process.


The 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.