Badge Info

Comic-Con 2022 will return to the San Diego Convention Center on July 21 - 24! All badges for Comic-Con 2022 have been sold. As was done in 2019, canceled and returned Comic-Con 2022 badges may be made available to the general public through a badge auction to help raise funds for the Comic-Con Museum at a later date.
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Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous complimentary child badge policies in the comic convention industry! Children age 12 and under may attend Comic-Con for free with a paying adult. Children do not need to register for a Comic-Con Member ID. You may register your child when you arrive on-site. Children must be present to be registered for a badge and adults will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant. 

General Information on Purchasing Badges

The information below is for general reference only. Our next formal badge sale will be for Comic-Con 2023 badges, and will take place in the fall of 2022. 


 The first step in the badge sale process is to create your Comic-Con Member ID account! A valid and confirmed Member ID is required to participate in badge sales. 

If you do not have a Member ID account, please follow the steps below. Member ID registration is free of charge and only takes a few minutes! Only one Member ID is required per person. Please do not attempt to create multiple Member ID accounts.

  1. Click here to create your Member ID. Access the Member ID Portal at any time by clicking the Member ID link in the upper right-hand corner of the Comic-Con website.
  2. Choose a Member ID that you can remember! You need your Member ID to participate in badge sales. 
  3. Provide a long-term email address to receive important registration information.
  4. Complete the rest of your account information accurately.* 
  5. Click ‘Next’.
  6. Verify your email. Enter the verification code that was sent to your registered email address, and click ‘Verify’.
  7. Identify the correct Member ID Registration type** and click ‘Select’.
  8. On the same page, your Member ID Registration type selection and basic account details will appear below. Click ‘Add to Cart’. Do not select ‘+ New Registrant’. If too much time has passed, you will be prompted to log in. Log in with the Member ID and password you just created to complete your account creation.
  9. A pop-up window will appear to confirm that your Member ID Registration type has been added to your cart. Click ‘Checkout’. If you click ‘Continue Shopping’ by mistake, you can click ‘Checkout’ under your Cart on the right side of the page.
  10. Do you see a page that says Registration Complete? Congratulations! You now have your very own Comic-Con Member ID account. You will receive an order confirmation email displaying your Member ID Registration type within 24 hours.

 Please follow all the steps above to complete your account creation. You will not be eligible to participate in any badge sale until your Member ID account is complete. Your chance of purchasing badge(s) is not influenced in any way by the information you provide during Member ID registration. Member ID registration does not reserve or guarantee you a badge. Duplicate Member ID registrations will be automatically canceled. If badges were already purchased by the member, they will be automatically canceled, less a 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, at SDCC's sole discretion. 

*Purchasing For Others
A unique Member ID is required for each badge purchased. To purchase a badge for others, you need the Member ID and last name of each person as it appears on their Member ID account. Some badge sales require you to complete your purchase within a time limit, so be sure to have this information on hand before you start the purchase process. You don’t want to miss out on purchasing your badge or a badge for someone else because you didn’t have their correct Member ID information ready. 

**Member ID Registration Type
 Member ID Registration types include: Junior (age 13-17), Adult, Active Duty Military, and Senior (60+). Your account is not complete until your Member ID Registration type is selected. An attendee badge cannot be purchased for a Member ID unless a Member ID Registration type has been selected.  

Please log in to your Member ID account well in advance of any badge sale to make sure your information is current. If you registered for a Member ID previously, your Member ID is still active and you do not need to register for another Member ID.

If you have not logged in to the new Member ID Portal for a previous event, you will be prompted to reset your password. Please follow the instructions sent to you via email to reset your password, and SHAZAM you’re done! Your account is active and you will be eligible to participate in badge registration or badge sales.

From your Account Settings, select ‘My Addresses’ to update or provide a shipping address. Make sure ‘Primary Shipping Address’ is checked on the address where you want badges mailed. If you no longer have access to the email account that you originally used to register, please contact Comic-Con directly to update your email address. If you have any concerns, please contact Comic-Con well in advance of the badge sale.

Everyone (excluding children) that wants to attend Comic-Con, must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. To prevent scalping, badges for Comic-Con are non-transferable. Each badge features a unique barcode and RFID sticker registered to the badge holder. Security checks will be performed to ensure that only the person listed on the badge is admitted to the event using that badge. The name on your badge must match your photo ID.

If you plan to buy badges for other people, they each need to have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. You will need their ast name and Member ID in order to purchase badges on their behalf, and they must be eligible to participate in the sale. Resale of badges is strictly prohibited and will result in the cancellation of your entire badge order.

As part of Comic-Con’s commitment to eradicate badge scalping, Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person. Any duplicate orders will be automatically canceled. In the instance of a duplicate order being canceled, the purchaser will be refunded less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, at SDCC's sole discretion.

Comic-Con accepts Visa, American Express, and MasterCard only. We cannot accept PayPal or any other online payment systems.

Do not buy badges from street traders and unauthorized agencies. Badges are security printed and are personal to the badge holder only. Any attempt to transfer or resell badges will lead to automatic refusal at the entrance. Beware of forgeries.

All badge purchases are subject to a $7.50 handling fee per member.

Please keep the shipping address on your Member ID account current. To add or update your shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and click ‘My Addresses’. 

If your primary address is where you want badges mailed, click ‘Edit’, check the box next to ‘Primary Shipping Address’, and click ‘Save’.

If your primary address is correct but you want your badges to be mailed elsewhere, click ‘+Add Address’. Enter your shipping address information, check the box next to ‘Primary Shipping Address’, and click ‘Save’.

Please Note: We cannot ship to international or international APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Every badge holder will be required to present a valid photo ID when they arrive. Security checks may be made at other locations within the San Diego Convention Center. If you are not the person whose name is printed on the badge you will be denied entry and your badge may be revoked. Please make sure that the name on your badge matches your photo ID.

Data collected during registration is retained by Comic-Con to enable you to purchase badges for future Comic-Con events. Retained information will also be used to inform you of registration information related to your badge purchase and events run by Comic-Con.

Customize your opt-in preferences by logging in to your Member ID account and clicking ‘My Account Information’. If you want to receive important registration information, select ‘Yes’ from the dropdown for “Do you want to receive marketing emails?”. On the same page, there are three additional opt-in preferences you can customize.

Please note there are no separate disabled badge sales. If you are planning to attend Comic-Con and are disabled, you must purchase your badge online as described above. Everyone planning to buy a Comic-Con badge needs to register for a Member ID and purchase their badge online.

For additional information on Deaf and Disabled Services, please click here.

All international badge buyers must register in the same manner as United States attendees. International badge purchases can only be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Badges cannot be shipped to an international address. International orders must be picked up on-site. 

Comic-Con does not reserve group bookings. If you are planning to celebrate a special event at Comic-Con, everyone in your group needs to register for a Member ID and purchase badges in the same manner as all attendees.

Comic-Con supports the following browsers for our website, registration events, and portals. We support the current and previous versions of the browsers below only. Anything not listed may result in an unsatisfactory customer experience.

We support both Windows and OSX operating systems for the desktop browsers listed below:

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  • Safari
  • Edge

For mobile and tablet browsing, we support the current release and the previous release of:

  • Android
  • iOS

We make an effort to optimize the mobile experience in a way that works on as many mobile devices as possible, but we cannot guarantee that the portals will work on any specific device.

The deadline to request a refund for any Comic-Con 2020 badges purchased is May 1, 2022. If no refund is requested, your badge will be automatically transferred to Comic-Con 2022.

Please keep your badge safe and secure at all times. Lost badges may be replaced for a nominal fee at the Attendee Badge Solutions Desk.

Comic-Con will automatically cancel all purchases made using multi-hit software applications to ensure that everyone has a fair and equal chance of obtaining a badge.

As part of Comic-Con's commitment to eradicate scalping, Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person. Any duplicate orders will be automatically canceled, less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, at SDCC's sole discretion.

Please visit our Cancellation/Refund Policy page for additional information.