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Badge Purchase FAQ

Comic-Con 2018 attendee badges are sold out. There will be no additional badge sales. We thank you for your continued support and we are very grateful to receive such a high level of interest in our event. 
If you are interested in attending Comic-Con 2019, 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 - prior to any badge sale. 

IMPORTANT: The last day to update your badge shipping address is May 14, 2018. To update your badge shipping address, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab.

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 2019 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 International 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 for Comic-Con. The Member ID may 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, trade professional, or volunteer application.

Comic-Con International 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 bookmark Toucan - The official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon - for badge sale date and time announcements.

If you are a creative or trade professional, click here for information on Comic-Con 2018 professional registration.

If you are a member of the press, click here for information on Comic-Con 2018 press registration.

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. Make sure your friends and family sign up for a Member ID well in advance of any registration event. The Member ID system will close - without notice - prior to any badge sale. 

You will need their personal Member ID and last name to purchase a badge for friend or family member. They must also be eligible to participate in the sale. Please make sure that everyone in your group has signed up for a Member ID and confirmed their email well in advance of the next badge sale.

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 2019 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. Click here for details. 

Children age 12 and under are not allowed to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. To accommodate the transition from child to junior (age 13 - 17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2018. If you are age 12 or under on September 30, 2017, you do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2018. You may attend as a child. If you are age 13 or older on September 30, 2017, you must create a Member ID and purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2018. Please click here for details.

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. 

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.