Returning Registration

Purchasing for Others During Returning Registration

Getting ready for Comic-Con 2024 with your closest companions and dear family members? Take heed of this valuable guide on the process of purchasing badges for others.

With Comic-Con 2024 Returning Registration on the horizon, let’s get into the question we’re asked most often: Is it possible for me to purchase badges for my friends/family? 

Yes! Individuals who purchased attendee badges for Comic-Con 2023 (and didn’t request a refund) are not only eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2024 Returning Registration, but they can try to purchase badges for others as well.

Eligible participants are able to purchase for up to three (3) eligible people. Whether you’re included in that allotment of three, or you purchase solely for three other people (not including yourself), you will be able to purchase badges for friends. But, keep in mind that everyone you are purchasing for MUST also be eligible to participate in Returning Registration. You will need their valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID, their last name exactly* as it appears on their Member ID accounts, and the days they would like to attend.

*PRO TIP: If you are purchasing badges for others, have them log in to their Member ID account ahead of the sale and send you a screenshot of their Member ID and last name so you don’t run into any issues.

With the Member IDs and last names of the people you want badges for, let’s go through the process step by step:

  1. On November 4, you will need to visit the Member ID Portal to enter the Queue-it waiting room between 8:00 AM–9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  2. The sale will begin promptly at 9:00 AM PDT. If you are randomly selected for a registration session, you’ll be prompted to log in. Then, if:
    • you are including yourself in that group of three, located at the bottom of the page, under “Registration Options” you will select each day you’d like to attend, and then press “Add to Cart.”
    • you are buying for other people, you must click the “Register Another Member ID” tab, enter their Member ID and last name, and press “Search.” From there, if they are eligible, you will be able to select the days they would like and add them to your cart. 
  3. After all selections have been made for you, your friends, or a combination of the two, head to checkout and into the payment portion of the process where your credit and billing information will be needed.


If someone purchased all available badges for you during their registration session, and then you enter into your own registration session, you can no longer purchase badges for yourself since it has already been done so by a friend. You can, however, purchase badges for up to three other eligible members if inventory is available.

Want more information? Check out our detailed Returning Registration instructions HERE.

Order Acknowledgement email

An Order Acknowledgement email will be sent immediately after the order is submitted. We will begin processing credit cards, and an email notification will be sent when payment is processed successfully. No matter when you purchased your badge during Returning Registration, everyone will receive their individual badge confirmation to the email associated with their Member ID account as we get closer to the event.

Child Badges

Children ages 12 and under can attend Comic-Con for free with a paying adult and cannot be registered in advance. If you successfully purchase a Comic-Con 2024 badge, you will be able to pick up a child badge on-site at the event.

Not all eligible attendees will be able to purchase a badge during Returning Registration. There are far more eligible attendees than available badges. Entry to the waiting room does not guarantee you a badge or registration session. We encourage you to bookmark Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more up-to-date information regarding Returning Registration.