Returning Registration

Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration is closed. We thank you for your continued support!

The information below pertains to Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration and is provided as a reference for those interested in the badge purchase process. Returning Registration took place on October 12, 2019.

Although we strongly recommend that you read all of the information on this page, here are some top tips for Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration:

  • You can purchase badges for up to three people – yourself included – if you are randomly selected for a registration session. In order to purchase a badge for another eligible attendee, you will need their last name and Member ID.
  • Only use one browser tab or instance when trying to purchase badges. Multiple tabs within the same browser can confuse the waiting room/badge sale process and cause your transaction to fail.
  • Add do-not-reply@comic-con.org and ccireg@expologic.com as an approved/authorized sender to your email account.
  • CLICK HERE to check your browser compatibility.  

Returning Registration Eligibility Info
Eligibility Flag

Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration is open to all Comic-Con 2019 paid attendees. First-time attendees, professionals, guest of professionals (paid or complimentary), 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 will occur at a later date.

To see if you are eligible to participate in Returning Registration, log in to your Member ID account and look for the green "OK CC'20 Paid Attendee Return Reg" flag in the top, right corner.

Please keep in mind that not all eligible attendees will be able to purchase a badge during Returning Registration. There are more eligible attendees than badges available. You can increase your chances of obtaining a badge by reading the following instructions carefully and having your personal information ready on the day of the sale.

Comic-Con 2020 Badge Prices
 
BADGE TYPE Adult Junior** U.S. Military /
Senior**
Preview Night $50.00 $25.00 $25.00
Thursday $69.00 $34.00 $34.00
Friday $69.00 $34.00 $34.00
Saturday $69.00 $34.00 $34.00
Sunday $47.00 $23.00 $23.00

**Children (12 and under) are free with a paying adult. Juniors (age 13 -17) pay junior prices. Seniors (60 years and 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. All purchases are subject to a $7.50 handling fee per member. 

Comic-Con Registration Codes

Your "key" to the Expo Logic waiting room is your personal registration code!

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 Expo Logic waiting room. If you are eligible to participate in Returning Registration, the link to the waiting room and your personal registration code have been sent to you via email. This information is also available in your Member ID account under the "Registration Info" tab.

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 different registration codes using multiple tabs within the same browser will confuse the registration process and cause your transaction to fail.

Remember: One browser instance per registration code!

Comic-Con International Purchasing Badges
Comic-Con Returning Registration

During Returning Registration you may purchase badges for up to THREE people total, yourself included! But remember, no need to buy for yourself! If you’re unable to attend, but still want to help out other hopeful attendees, you can! Simply clear your name from the “Attendee List” and confirm up to three other eligible members. Each individual you are purchasing for must be eligible to participate and they must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. 

  • You will need the eligible Member ID and last name for all individuals you are purchasing for.
  • You do not need their Member ID password.
  • You may not purchase badges for others using your own Comic-Con Member ID.

NEW FOR 2020! Same process, different look! After you input their Member ID and last name, you must confirm each member in your group by clicking the “Click to Confirm” button before moving forward. If your confirmation is successful, the “Confirm” button will turn from red to green.

The Preview Night badge option may only be purchased if you buy a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badge. 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 or other online payment systems. If your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo, you will be able to use it for purchase.

Comic-Con Browser Settings
Comic-Con Returning Registration
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: Latest version
Google Chrome: Latest version
Internet Explorer: Version 11 only
Microsoft EDGE: Latest version
Safari: Latest version
 
Only use one browser tab or instance when trying to purchase badges. Attempting to purchase badges using multiple tabs within the same browser will confuse the badge sale process and cause your transaction to fail. Only use one browser tab when trying to purchase badges. If you have several eligible family members with only one computer in your household, be sure to use a different browser (listed above) for each person.
 
Not sure if your browser is compatible? Click here to check your current settings. It is very important that you avoid using multiple tabs, private browsing, or incognito applications during your registration session.
 
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, it is possible that the waiting room application will not function properly.
 
The Expo Logic 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 Expo Logic waiting room.
 
We recommend adding do-not-reply@comic-con.org and ccireg@expologic.com as an approved/authorized sender to your email account.

Expo Logic Waiting Room Comic-Con International
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The Expo Logic landing page will open for registration code entry at 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on the day of the badge sale. 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. However, you must enter the waiting room before 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Shortly after 9:00 AM PDT, Expo Logic will begin randomly moving groups from the waiting room to a registration session. It does not matter what time you entered the waiting room and entry to the waiting room does not guarantee you a registration session. Not all members will be selected for a registration session. 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!

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 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 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 tabs or multiple sessions of the waiting room within the same browser.


 

Comic-Con Returning Registration

If you are randomly 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. Only Member IDs that have not yet been used for a registration session will be eligible.

Once you have successfully logged in to a registration session, you will be prompted to select the number of people you are purchasing badges for during the sale: 1, 2, or 3. Please make your selection carefully! You will not be able to change the number of people you are planning to purchase badges for after you reach the badge selection page.

You will have 15 minutes to complete your entire registration session and purchase! So, what should you have ready?

  • Credit card information
  • All eligible Member IDs and last names of people you wish to purchase badges for
  • What days you and your group are interested in (ex: If only Thursday and Sunday are available, do they want only one of those days?)

A delay in inputting this information may cause your session to expire.


 

Comic-Con Returning Registration

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 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.

Comic-Con 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 or that you will be selected for a registration session regardless of when you enter the process. Admittance to the waiting room does not guarantee you a registration session. 
 
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.