On Friday, February 13, shortly before 3:00pm, Comic-Con International announced that Open Online Registration for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 would take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015! Read on for more details.
If you already have a CCI Member ID, then you will receive an email on Tuesday, February 17 with your personal registration code and instructions on how to participate in the sale. However, if you do not already have a Member ID, you will not be able to participate in Open Online Registration. The Member ID system is now closed to account changes, and will re-open after the sale is complete. Although you are still able to create a new account, all new Member IDs created after February 13, 2015 at 2:30pm PT will not be eligible to participate in SDCC 2015 Open Online Registration.
If you already obtained a badge for 4 Days plus Preview Night in Pre-Registration, you are not eligible to participate in Open Online Registration. However, if you purchased 4 Days without Preview Night, or any combination of single day badges in Pre-Registration, you are eligible to participate. Of course, those who were unable to obtain badges during Pre-Registration are eligible to participate as well.
Using your personal registration code, you may log into the Epic Waiting Room (to which you will be emailed a link) starting at 8:00am PT (in previous years it has been 7:00am PT), and you must log into it before 9:00am PT. At that point, everyone logged into the waiting room will be randomized, then slowly moved into groups for registration sessions, regardless of how early you logged into the waiting room.
Not everyone will be able to make it into a registration session before badges sell out. If you make it in, you may purchase badges for up to three total people, which means yourself and up to two others who have an eligible Member ID. If purchasing for others, you will need their last name and Member ID.
You may refer to CCI’s Open Online Registration webpage for further information.
UPDATE: If you have an eligible Member ID, you should have received the below email from CCI, which we received on Monday, February 16, at 12:25pm:
“Comic-Con International is pleased to announce that Open Online Registration is finally here! Comic-Con 2015 Open Online Registration will begin shortly after 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
The EPIC Registration landing page will open at 8:00 AM (PT) for you to enter your personal registration code and authorize your device to enter the waiting room.
You can find your registration code by logging in to your Member ID account and selecting the “Registration Info” tab.
The link to the EPIC registration landing page will be sent to you via email at least 24 hours prior to the start of the sale. We suggest you add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com as an approved/authorized sender to your email account.
You must authorize your registration code prior to 9:00 AM (PT) on February 21. The waiting room will close to new entrants at 9:00 AM (PT) sharp.
Are you wondering what a registration code is? Confused about why there are two different opening times? Trying to buy badges for others? For answers to these questions and others, we strongly encourage you to read the Comic-Con 2015 Open Online Registration instructions at: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/2015/open-online-registration-0
You can also find important registration information and helpful tips on Toucan, the Official Blog of Comic-Con International, WonderCon.
Please keep in mind that there are far more eligible attendees than available badges. Entry to the EPIC Registration waiting room does not guarantee you a badge. Thank you for your continued support and good luck!