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A First Look at Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration


To attend Comic-Con 2023, you will need to purchase a badge during one of our two attendee badge sales: Returning Registration or Open Registration.

Our first attendee badge sale, Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration, is for all our returning attendees! Since we haven’t had a badge sale for Comic-Con in San Diego since 2019, we know you are patiently awaiting instructions. Allow us to answer some of your burning questions below, and stick with us as we roll out more information on our badge sales in the coming weeks.

What is Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration?

Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration is the first of our two attendee badge sales. Only those who attended the previous year’s Comic-Con* are eligible to participate. Attendee badge sales for Comic-Con will once again take place in a randomized virtual waiting room.

*(Please read the “Who is eligible to participate?” question below.)


When is Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration?
      The date of the badge sale has not yet been announced. Make sure your Comic-Con Member ID is opted in to receive our email correspondence, and keep a close eye on our website! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon for the latest updates.


Who is eligible to participate? How do I know if I'm eligible?
      Returning Registration is open to all Comic-Con 2022 and Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 paid attendees. To see if you are eligible, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account. Then, on your Account Dashboard, look for “Eligibility: ✓ Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration” located in the upper left corner under your name, Member ID, and email.


Who is NOT eligible to participate?
      The following member types are not eligible, and registration will occur for these categories at a later date: First-time attendees, professionals, guests of professionals (paid or complimentary), exhibitors (and exhibitor-purchased attendee badges), retailers, volunteers, staff, complimentary passes, and press.


Where will the Returning Registration badge sale take place?
      Returning Registration will take place in our Member ID Portal! Once logged in to your Member ID account, you’ll be able to enter the Queue-it virtual waiting room.

Visually, for those who have not purchased a badge since 2019, it may look a touch different, as our badge sales are now hosted by Configio. If you purchased a badge for Comic-Con Special Edition or WonderCon 2022, you are already familiar with the new and improved registration process that we’re excited to provide to all our attendees.


Can I buy badges for my friends?

Yes! You can purchase badges for up to three people, including yourself. Whether you’re included in that allotment of three, or you purchase solely for three other people (yourself not included) the long answer is yes, you can 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 Member ID and last name exactly as it appears on their Member ID accounts.

(Please read the eligibility questions above to determine if you will be able to purchase badges for your friends. Make sure they check their Member ID accounts to verify their eligibility.)


How do child badges work?
      Children ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult! We’re proud to offer one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry. So bring your kiddos and start making memories at our next Comic-Con. Click here for more information on our Child Badge Policy.


Am I guaranteed the opportunity to purchase a badge if I participate in Returning Registration?
      Participating in Returning Registration does not guarantee you a badge, regardless of when you enter the waiting room. There are more eligible attendees than badges available.


Can I also participate in Open Registration if I participated in Returning Registration?

Everyone with a valid and confirmed Member ID that has not registered for a 4-Day with Preview Night badge is eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2023 Open Registration.

Your participation in Returning Registration will not impact your eligibility for Open Registration unless you purchased a 4-Day with Preview Night badge during the first badge sale.


That’s all for now! Join us back here for additional information on what to expect and how to participate in our upcoming badge sales. Since preparation is key, we’ve included a checklist below for you to get a head start.

❏ Log in to your Member ID account (You won’t be able to participate if you can’t log in!)
❏ Verify you’re eligible to participate in Returning Registration
❏ Make sure your email address is current
❏ Opt in for our email communication
❏ BONUS: If you plan to purchase for others, have them verify their Returning Registration eligibility as well

Stay on top of all exciting announcements by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan - the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.