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 Special Edition.
For the Comic-Con Special Edition COVID-19 policy, click here. Please do not register for a badge if you are unable or unwilling to meet the policy requirements. Don’t see an answer to your question? Check out this page!
COMIC-CON BADGE: A Comic-Con badge is required for entry to any Comic-Con event. This is the physical badge you must wear at Comic-Con at all times.
COMIC-CON MEMBER ID: A Comic-Con Member ID is similar to a “username” and is required to purchase, apply, or register for a badge. Having a Member ID account allows you to indicate your membership type, email preferences, and preferred badge shipping address. Your Member ID will also 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.
TICKETS: Comic-Con does not sell "tickets" to our event. Do not attempt to purchase tickets from a third party.
COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION BADGE PRICES
|Badge Type||Adult||Junior**||U.S. Military /
**Children (12 and under) are free with a paying adult. Juniors (age 13 -17) pay junior prices. Seniors (age 60 years and older) pay the Military/Senior reduced price. Active-duty military with ID pays the Military/Senior price. The Military/Senior price does not extend to military veterans and dependents.
All purchases are subject to an $8.50 processing fee per member.
If you plan to purchase for others, you will need each person’s correct last name and Member ID.
PRO TIP: Ask them to check their Member ID account before the badge sale to confirm what last name they’re registered with. You will not be able to purchase badges for them unless you enter their Member ID and last name exactly as it appears on their account, including special characters.
No. A Comic-Con Member ID is required for all attendee badge purchases. If you would like to purchase a badge for a spouse, junior child, friend, or member of your family, they will need their own valid and confirmed Member ID to complete the purchase.
Anyone (ages 13 and up) 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 and the $8.50 processing fee, in SDCC's sole discretion, 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.
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 when you arrive.
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 Special Edition.
If your child was age 12 or under on August 31, 2021, they do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con Special Edition. They may attend as a child, with a paying adult. If they were age 13 or older on or before August 31, 2021, they must create a Comic-Con Member ID and purchase a badge to attend Comic-Con Special Edition.
Please click here for additional information about our child badge policy.
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.
If you no longer have access to the email account that you originally used to register, you will need to contact Comic-Con directly to update your email address. Please do not attempt to create a second Member ID account.
Log in to your Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab. Click the blue icon next to the contact information you'd like to change.
We will not ship Comic-Con Special Edition badges. ALL badges must be picked up onsite.
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.
If you purchased a badge during our Comic-Con Special Edition sale, you should receive an order receipt email within 24 hours of your purchase. Then, shortly before the convention, each person that purchased a badge will receive a barcode confirmation email. You must bring the barcode confirmation email to Comic-Con Special Edition to pick up your badge.
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship badges for Comic-Con Special Edition.
ALL badges must be picked up when you arrive, and wait times may be longer than expected. To avoid long wait times/lines, we recommend that you pick up your badge on Tuesday, November 23, or Wednesday, November 24, if possible.
Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 is open to the general public. The only eligibility requirement is that you have a valid and confirmed Member ID account. If you need to confirm the email account associated with your Comic-Con Member ID, please click here.
You may purchase badges for up to THREE eligible members total, yourself included (or not!).
For example, you can buy badges for yourself, your mom, and your brother. However, if you do not intend to purchase a badge for yourself, that’s ok too! Simply enter the Member ID and last name of the person you intend to purchase, click validate, and then add to cart. Repeat the process 3 times.
But remember, each individual you are buying for must have a valid and confirmed Member ID.
Only one form of payment can be submitted at checkout. Comic-Con accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo, it is a valid form of payment. Comic-Con does not accept PayPal, Venmo, or any other online payment system.
Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry. Children age 12 and under are free with a paid adult! Any child under the age of 12 does not need a Comic-Con Member ID and does not need to participate in any badge sale. For more information about our child badge policy, please click here.
Badges will not be shipped for Comic-Con Special Edition. ALL badges must be picked up when you arrive, and wait times may be longer than expected.
To avoid long wait times/lines, we recommend that you pick up your badge on Tuesday, November 23, or Wednesday, November 24, if possible.
Yes! All attendees who purchase a badge for Comic-Con Special Edition will be automatically eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration next year!