Comic-Con 2019 Returning Registration FAQ!
Professor Toucan here! Comic-Con 2019 is rapidly approaching and I’ve assembled all your pressing Returning Registration questions. If you don’t see your question below, use the “Contact Us” feature in your Comic-con Member ID account and shoot me an email!
Q: How do I know if I’m eligible for Comic-Con 2019 Returning Registration?
A: It’s simple! To see if you are eligible, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and look in the top-right corner. If you see the green “OK CC’19 Paid Attendee Return Reg” flag, you are eligible to participate!
Remember, Comic-Con 2019 Returning Registration is only open to Comic-Con 2018 paid attendees.
Q: I’m eligible! What do I need to participate?
A: You’ll need two essential items to participate: the link to the Expo Logic waiting room and your personal registration code. Keep your eyeballs peeled for an email containing the link to the Expo Logic waiting room and your personal registration code. I’ll send it at least 48 hours prior to the badge sale.
Q: When will I receive my registration code and link to the Expo Logic waiting room?
A: I will send an email containing both your registration code and waiting room link at least 48 hours prior to October 13. You will also be able to access them under the “Registration Info” tab in your Comic-Con Member ID account at least 48 hours prior to the sale.
Q: Can I share my registration code, or use it more than once?
A: When participating in Returning Registration, always remember my “one code, one browser” rule! A registration code may be redeemed for only one entry into the Expo Logic waiting room. If the code is used more than once, or in multiple browsers, the most recent use of the code will be considered active causing prior sessions to expire. If you share your code, you run the risk of being locked out!
Q: What time do I need to enter the Expo Logic waiting room? Is it 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)?
A: Excellent question! Here’s how it works: The Expo Logic waiting room will open at 8:00 AM PDT for registration code entry; then, badges will go on sale shortly after 9:00 AM PDT. That’s an entire hour! You do not need to rush to the waiting room at exactly 8:00 AM PDT to participate! Arriving early to the waiting room does not give you an advantage, so sleep in!
However, please keep in mind that the waiting room will close at 9:00 AM PDT sharp. You must authorize your registration code prior to 9:00 AM PDT to participate in Returning Registration. We suggest you authorize your code sometime after 8:00 AM PDT and then head to the kitchen for some pancakes! Once you’ve had breakfast and made your tea, come back 10 – 15 minutes before 9:00 AM PDT.
Q: If I get to the waiting room before 9:00 AM PDT, am I guaranteed a badge?
A: Admittance to the Expo Logic waiting room does not guarantee you a badge, regardless of what time you enter the waiting room. There are more eligible members than badges available during Returning Registration.
When the badge sale begins at 9:00 AM PDT, members will be randomly moved from the waiting room to a registration session. Not all members will be selected for a registration session. If you are unable to purchase a badge during Returning Registration, you will be able to participate in Open Registration at a later date.
Q: Can I buy badges for my friends?
A: What’s a bird without its flock? You may purchase badges for up to THREE people total, yourself included. Each individual you are purchasing for must be eligible to participate and they must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. You will need their Member ID and LAST NAME. You do not need their Member ID password. You may not purchase badges for others using your own Comic-Con Member ID.
Q: I am eligible for Returning Registration and I’d like to get a badge for my 9-year-old daughter. Does she need a Comic-Con Member ID? Can she participate in Returning Registration?
A: Great news! Comic-Con proudly offers one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry! Little birdies age 12 and under are free with a paying adult and they do not need a Member ID. Just arrive onsite and fly over to the Registration Area to register your child for a badge. Click here to check out our Child Badge Policy.
Q: Where will badges be shipped?
A: Badges will be shipped to each individual attendee. You do not need to enter a shipping address during checkout. If your friend buys a badge for you, it will be shipped to the shipping address on file in your Comic-Con Member ID account as of May 13, 2019.
Q: What should I do if I forget to change my shipping address before Returning Registration begins?
A: Badges will begin shipping about 3 - 4 weeks before Comic-Con, so you have until May 13, 2019 to update shipping address in your Comic-Con Member ID account. To check your shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and select the “Contact Info” tab.
Q: I am an international attendee. Where will my badge be shipped?
A: Our beaks are long, but our wings are short! We can’t fly very long distances, so we are unable to ship badges to an international address. International attendees may pick up their badge when they arrive onsite. Badge pick up hours and locations will be posted at www.comic-con.org/cci/badge-pickup as we get closer to the event.
If you would like to have your badge shipped to a United States address, please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and update the “Badge Shipping Address” under the “Contact Info” tab with a domestic shipping address.
Q: If I am only able to purchase some of the badges I want during Returning Registration, will I be able to participate in Open Registration to try to buy the rest?
A: As long as you do not purchase a 4-Day with Preview Night badge during Returning Registration, you will be eligible to participate in Open Registration. This includes Preview Night upgrades. For example, if you are able to purchase all four daily badges (Thursday through Sunday) during Returning Registration, you will be eligible to participate in Open Registration if you want to add Preview Night.
Here’s the part that I hate the most: there are more eligible members than badges available in both sales. You are not guaranteed a badge purchase during either sale, regardless of when you enter the waiting room.
Q: When is Open Registration?
A: We are hoping to launch Open Registration ... soon! The earlier we can get you your badge, the earlier you can start making travel arrangements. Be sure to log in to your Member ID account and make sure you are opted in to receive email notifications with updates on Open Registration! And don’t forget to follow my blog for important announcements!
Q: If I purchase an attendee badge for Comic-Con 2019 but cannot attend, will I still qualify for Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration?
A: Yes! However, we are always looking for ways to improve the registration and badge purchase processes. Comic-Con reserves the right to change eligibility requirements – without notice – at any time. For more information, please review the Terms and Conditions.
Thank you for sticking with me through this extensive FAQ. Oh! One last thing! Be sure to to log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account before Returning Registration begins to check your “Contact Info” tab and ensure your shipping address is up-to-date.
We are excited to see you in the waiting room on October 13! Good luck!