Terms and Conditions

By purchasing, obtaining or using a Comic-Con badge you agree to the following:

By attending Comic-Con or any part of Comic-Con, you agree to allow San Diego Comic Convention/Comic-Con International (SDCC), its agents, licensees or assignees, the right to use your image and/or likeness by media now known or hereafter devised for advertising and/or other promotional purposes. You also agree not to take pictures or videos where posted or announced as prohibited and agree that any permitted photos or videos will not be used for any commercial purposes and will not be made publicly available or generally displayed without prior written consent of SDCC.

By registering for a paid or complimentary Comic-Con badge you agree not to sell, trade, transfer or share your complimentary code, badge confirmation, or badge. In the event that SDCC determines that you have violated this policy, SDCC has the right to cancel your entire badge order and keep any money paid by you. 

Confirmations and/or badges that have been sold or provided by anyone other than SDCC will not be honored by SDCC. You must wear and display your badge at all times while onsite and at any official SDCC event.  All badges are the property of SDCC and must be relinquished to SDCC upon request. Comic-Con reserves the right to refuse admission, to refuse service and/or to cancel/revoke your Member ID and/or badge at SDCC’s discretion.

SDCC may perform any of the following validation of badges on entry to any area of the convention. These measures are an effort to prevent illegal badge duplication and unauthorized reselling. SDCC may scan a barcode, require a photo ID that matches the name on the badge, scan RFID embedded in the badge, and examine the badge with other technological and/or physical methods to verify authenticity of the badge and holder. Before leaving any registration area please make sure that the name on the badge matches your identification.

I understand that I must register an individual name for each badge and that each name must match a legal photo ID. If SDCC determines that you have purchased more than one badge in your name for any day, SDCC has the right to cancel your duplicate badge(s) and issue you a refund less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, in SDCC's sole discretion.

You must register for a Comic-Con Member ID in order to be entitled to purchase and register a badge. Children (age 12 and under) may not register for a Comic-Con Member ID. Everyone who intends to purchase, apply, or register for a Comic-Con badge must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. This includes attendees, volunteers, professionals, guests of professionals, retailers, panel key contacts, exhibitor key contacts, staff, and members of the press. You must also have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID to redeem a complimentary pass or purchase code. If SDCC determines that you purchased or registered for a badge, but did not register for a Comic-Con Member ID, SDCC has the right to cancel your badge and refund any amounts paid, less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, at SDCC's sole discretion. All individuals may register for one Comic-Con Member ID only. Multiple Member IDs per individual are not allowed. If it is determined that you have more than one Member ID, SDCC reserves the right to automatically cancel - without notice - all Member IDs associated with the individual as well as any badges, passes or purchase codes issued to such Member IDs. 

The Exhibit Hall, program rooms, and all on-site and off-site events have limited capacity as set by the fire marshal. Even though your badge is required to get into all SDCC events, it does not guarantee you access to any event if the venue has reached capacity. Wristbands do not guarantee entry to any event. Programming room, exclusives, and autograph wristbands are provided as an estimate of allowed entry/participation and do not guarantee entry and/or participation. SDCC reserves the right to limit or restrict access to any event, programming room, exclusives, wristband and wristband events, in SDCC's sole discretion.

Although SDCC makes efforts to ensure the purchase of badges is easy, efficient, and equitable, SDCC makes no guarantee, warranty, or representation that, by logging onto the SDCC website with a Comic-Con Member ID, you are entitled to or will be able to purchase a badge. Due to the limited number of badges and the large volume of Comic-Con Member ID holders, badges are sold as long as they are available. Please be advised that SDCC badges sell out very quickly. Not all persons eligible to purchase a badge will be able to purchase a badge. Additionally, SDCC makes no guarantee, warranty, or representation that the SDCC website will function properly throughout the badge sales process. In the event that the SDCC website malfunctions, SDCC will try to rectify the problem in a timely fashion. Notwithstanding, by using the SDCC website you agree that IN NO EVENT SHALL SDCC, ITS PRINCIPALS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE BADGE SALE AND REGISTRATION PROCESS. 

If you use your Member ID to purchase a badge for a day for which you previously purchased a badge, the original badge you purchased will automatically be canceled and the amount paid will be refunded, less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee, without contacting you.

For example, if you purchased a Friday and Saturday badge during Open Registration and you use your Member ID to register as a professional and/or press with Preview Night at a later date, the Friday and Saturday badge you purchased during Open Registration will be canceled and refunded, less the 10% processing fee and the $7.50 handling fee. 

This policy does not apply to purchasing different single day badges or upgrades. For example, if you purchased a Thursday and Sunday badge during Returning Registration and you later use your Member ID to purchase a Friday, Saturday, and Preview Night badge, your original Thursday and Sunday badge purchase will not be canceled. Only purchases of badges with overlapping dates will be subject to automatic canceling and refund.

Not all attendees who purchased a badge during Comic-Con Returning Registration will be eligible to purchase a badge during Open Registration. SDCC reserves the right to limit and define eligibility for Comic-Con Returning Registration and Open Registration, in SDCC's sole discretion.

SDCC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

The above terms & conditions apply to all SDCC badge purchases and registrations. Registrations for exhibitors, professionals, press, vendors, retailers, program participants, volunteers, and staff may be subject to additional restrictions outlined during the online badge registration process. 

COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS

While San Diego Comic Convention, (“SDCC”) cannot guarantee that its participants will not become infected with COVID-19, SDCC will, at a minimum, comply with all state and local requirements, including, masking, social distancing, limiting attendance, postponing an event and/or cancelling an event, if required.

In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, SDCC will require that every participant (each a “Participant”) in any SDCC events and activities (each an “Activity”) wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of the face, and not have any gaps. For more information and requirements on acceptable face coverings, please click here.

Participants must also provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. SDCC reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in Activities.

Individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not participate in SDCC Activities. By participating in an Activity, such Participants represent and certify that they do not fall into any of the following categories:

  1. Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others; or

  2. Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID- 19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.

By participating in any Activity, each Participant acknowledges they derive a benefit from such participation and agrees to the following:

DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR.

Participant agrees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and agrees to contact SDCC at C19@comic-con.org if they experience COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days after participating in an Activity.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF CLAIMS.

BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY, SUCH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO AND DOES HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, SUCH WHICH PARTICIPANT, THEIR HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON SUCH PARTICIPANT’S BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM SUCH PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION WITH ANY ACTIVITY.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK.

Participant acknowledges and understands that participation in an Activity includes health risks including possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce these risks, the risk of serious illness and death does exist. Participant knowingly and freely assumes all health risks associated with participation with an Activity, even if such risk is caused by the negligence or fault of the Released Parties.


BADGE SHIPPING:

If eligible for advance shipping, all badges will be mailed to the individual attendee only. If a badge was purchased for another member, their badge will be sent to the verified badge shipping address on file in their personal Comic-Con Member ID account. Professional guest badges will be sent to the professional only. Badges not delivered for any reason must be picked up on-site.

We are unable to ship badges to an international address. International badge holders who wish to have their badge shipped to a US address can do so by updating the badge shipping address on their Member ID account to a domestic shipping address. International attendees without a US shipping address may pick up their badges when they arrive on-site.


BADGE PRIVACY NOTICE:

Your event badge is encoded with a number that allows exhibitors to obtain your full name, company name, address, phone/fax, and email address. If you allow an exhibitor to scan your badge using RFID or the barcode, they can get this information. If you do not want exhibitors to have your contact information, do not allow your badge to be scanned and do not give your badge to anyone else.

Only allow your badge to be scanned by exhibitors who you want to have your contact information. If an exhibitor scans your badge and obtains your contact information, they may contact you, send you information, or share your information with others.

Comic-Con does not rent, sell, lend, or give its mailing list to anyone other than parties that need the information to assist in producing our events (e.g., the registration and housing companies).

 

TRANSFER/RESALE POLICY:

Reselling, sharing, or transferring a Comic-Con badge or complimentary pass (or attempting to do any of the foregoing) is strictly prohibited. Upon determination by SDCC that a holder of a badge or pass is in violation of this policy, the badge or pass will be canceled without notice and without any refund.

THE COMIC-CON 2022 REFUND DEADLINE WAS MAY 1, 2022. AFTER MAY 1, 2022, YOUR COMIC-CON BADGE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

COMIC-CON RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ITS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.