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Purchasing For Others During Registration

Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration

With Returning Registration right around the corner, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty … can I purchase badges for my friends? Anyone who purchased a badge for Comic-Con 2022 or Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 (and did not request a refund) is eligible for Comic-Con 2023 Returning Registration. So long answer short .. Yes!

All eligible participants are able to purchase for up to 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 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.

So, now that you have the Member ID and last name of everyone you wish to purchase your badges for, let’s break it down step-by-step:

  1. On October 15, you will log in to your Member ID account 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, and if:

    1. you are choosing to include 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”.

    2. 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, you’ll 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 three other eligible members.

An order acknowledgement will be sent via email 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.

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 2023 badge, you will be able to register your child on-site at the event.

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

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 Facebook and Twitter for more up-to-date information regarding Returning Registration.