Badge Purchase FAQ

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Below is a list of frequently asked questions about badge purchase and registration for Comic-Con.

If you are interested in attending Comic-Con, we encourage you to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID well in advance of any registration event. The Comic-Con Member ID system will close – without notification – in advance of any badge sale. 


If you are interested in attending Comic-Con 2020, you will need to purchase a badge during one of our two badge sales: Returning Registration or Open Registration.

There are many ways to attend Comic-Con depending on your status in the industry (attendee, professional, press, etc...), but 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 for Comic-Con must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. The Member ID system will close, without notice, in advance of any badge sale. 

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.

Additionally, a Comic-Con Member ID account is required to purchase, apply, or register for a badge. Your Member ID will act as your login to the online registration system when badge sales begin. Without a Member ID you will not be able to access the online registration system and purchase a badge, nor complete a press, professional, or volunteer application.

Comic-Con does not sell "tickets" to our event. Do not attempt to purchase a paper ticket from a third party. 

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. Click here to sign up for a Member ID today!

We strongly encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Toucan - The official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim - for badge sale date and time announcements.

If you are a professional, click here for information on Comic-Con professional registration.

If you are a member of the press, click here for information on Comic-Con press registration.

Eligibility flags can be found in your Comic-Con Member ID account shortly before each badge sale. 

Log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and look in the top, right corner. If you are eligible to participate, a green check mark will display. You can also find your eligibility status in the "Registration Info" tab a few days prior to each sale. 

You will need their personal Member ID and last name to purchase a badge for a friend or family member. They must also be eligible to participate in the sale.


No. A Comic-Con Member ID is required for all attendee badge purchases. If you would like to purchase a badge for a spouse, child, friend, or member of your family, they will need their own valid and confirmed Member ID to complete the purchase. 

Anyone may register for a Member ID - they will not run out. Please note that duplicate email addresses are not allowed and each person may only have one Member ID. Duplicate Member ID registrations will be automatically deleted. If it is found that you have registered for more than one Member ID, Comic-Con reserves the right to automatically cancel all of your Member ID accounts and refund, less a 10% processing fee, any badge purchases made by those accounts. 

By requiring a unique email address for each Comic-Con Member ID, our hope is to increase the speed of the online registration process, prevent duplicate registrations, and prevent scalpers from selling badges at inflated prices. Our hope is that the Member ID system will allow more fans to purchase badges for this very popular event. 

No. You will only need to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID once. If you wish to purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2020 and beyond, you will use your same Member ID.

Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. You may register a child (age 12 and under) onsite for free in the Registration Area. 

Please click here for additional information about our child badge policy. 

To accommodate the transition from child (age 12 and under) to junior (age 13 - 17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2020. If you are age 12 or under on July 31, 2019, you do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2020. You may attend as a child, with a paying adult. If you are age 13 or older on or before July 31, 2019, you must create a Comic-Con Member ID and purchase a badge to attend Comic-Con 2020.

You may use MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. We do not accept PayPal or payments using multiple credit cards. 

Please visit the Member ID login page and select the "Click here if you can't find your Member ID or Password” link. Enter the email associated with your Member ID account and you will be sent an email with your requested information. 

Log in to your Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab to change your contact information.

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 click the “OPT-OUTS” option on the “My Account” tab. Make sure you have not checked the “Email Opt-Out” box. If you have selected to opt-out of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not receive important registration information, and you should change your preferences as soon as possible. 

Comic-Con badges are non-transferable. For information on requesting a refund, please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy. 

We do! Badges are shipped to most professionals, press, and attendees who purchase or register for a badge! This allows you to skip badge pick-up lines when you arrive and proceed directly to the fun stuff! You will be able to pick up your Comic-Con publications (Souvenir Book, Events Guide, and Quick Guide), lanyard, and souvenir bag upstairs in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center when you arrive. Look for signage that says "Bag, Books, and Lanyard" for directions to the pick-up area.

Unfortunately, because of increased interest in Comic-Con and limited space at the San Diego Convention Center, we have had to cap attendance. 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.

While Comic-Con has worked on streamlining the badge purchase experience, 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. Unfortunately, because of these factors, Comic-Con is unable to guarantee that your efforts will result in a successful badge purchase regardless of when you enter the process.