If you went to San Diego Comic-Con 2014, you’ll probably remember how Comic-Con International kept reminding you to keep your SDCC 2014 badge, saying that you would need it to participate in Preregistration for SDCC 2015. Well, hopefully you still have yours handy, because the time has come for you to put that 2014 badge into play! Read on for all the details.
On September 2, Comic-Con International updated their website, as well as their Toucan Blog, and sent out emails to 2014 San Diego Comic-Con attendees with important information regarding Preregistration for SDCC 2015. Basically, they let us know that SDCC 2015 Preregistration will occur sometime in November, and that in order to be eligible for it, you must validate your SDCC 2014 badge by October 15.
All you have to do to “validate” your badge is log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, click on the “Registration Info” tab, then click on the link where it says “Click here to validate your Comic-Con 2014 badge ID to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration!” and finally, enter the 10-character badge ID, located near the bottom of your Comic-Con 2014 Attendee Badge.
If you don’t complete this task by October 15, then you can’t participate in Preregistration, so it would be wise to go do that right now before you forget about it! Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Open Online Registration at a later date.
CCI’s website update also alerted us to pricing for next year’s Comic-Con. Preview Night stayed the same price at $35, but Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each increased from $45 to $50, and Sunday increased from $30 to $35. That means the total cost for a 4-day badge plus Preview Night went up from $200 for 2014 to $220 for 2015. For comparison’s sake, the total price was $175 in 2013.
Below are the emails that CCI sent out, the first of which is regarding general Preregistration, and the second of which addresses Preregistration for children.
Action Required: Important Information for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration
“Hello and thank you for attending Comic-Con International 2014! Comic-Con International 2015 Attendee Preregistration is right around the corner and there are some important steps you must complete to participate.
- Retrieve your physical Comic-Con 2014 badge, then log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and click the “Registration Info” tab.
- Select the message “Click here to validate your Comic-Con 2014 badge ID to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration!”
- Enter your “Badge ID” where indicated. Your badge ID is located at the bottom of your Comic-Con 2014 badge.*
- If your badge ID matches the Member ID associated with your badge purchase, you will receive a confirmation message and an email will be sent to the address associated with your Member ID account.
You must complete the above validation process before October 15, 2014 to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration. Badge ID validation will close at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (PT) on October 15, 2014. You must validate your badge ID prior to this date or you will not be eligible to participate in preregistration.
Each badge ID is associated with the Member ID used to purchase that badge only.
Your badge ID is unique and will not validate any Member ID account other than the one used to purchase the badge. You may not use your badge ID to validate a friend, spouse, child, or family member. Badge IDs are non-transferable.
For more information, please visit www.comic-con.org/cci/2015/2015-badge-preregistration or subscribe to Toucan, the official blog of Comic-Con International, WonderCon Anaheim and APE. We will post helpful registration hints and tips on the blog the week preceding preregistration!
*If your Comic-Con 2014 badge does not have a “Badge ID” printed on the bottom, you are not eligible to participate in preregistration. For preregistration eligibility information, please visit: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/purchase-badges
This email pertains to Comic-Con International 2015 Attendee Preregistration only. If you do not intend on purchasing a badge during preregistration, please disregard this message. This message is not related to Professional, Trade Professional, Volunteer, Exhibitor, Press, or Program Participant Registration. Registration for these categories will occur at a later date. Please check www.comic-con.org for updates. ”
Action Required: Did Your Child Attend Comic-Con 2014?
“Dear Comic-Con International 2014 Attendee,
Did your child attend Comic-Con 2014 and would like to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 preregistration?
Children who attended Comic-Con 2014 with a paid adult attendee that were age 13 or older before August 1, 2014, are eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration! To register for eligibility, follow the appropriate instructions from the options below before October 15, 2014. You will need the physical Comic-Con 2014 child badge to complete the validation process.
OPTION ONE: My Child Already Has a Comic-Con Member ID
If your child already has a Comic-Con Member ID account, log in to their account and select the “Registration Info” tab. If they are eligible to participate in preregistration, click the link that says, “If you attended Comic-Con 2014 as a child, click here to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration!” Follow the online instructions to complete their eligibility validation.
If the above link is not visible on the “Registration Info” tab, your child’s birthdate is may not be in the correct range for child-to-junior validation. Please check your child’s birthdate on the “My Account” tab under “Membership Type” and make corrections if needed. If you accidentally registered your child as an Adult Membership Type, you will not be able to complete the validation process until you correct their birthdate.
OPTION TWO: My Child Does Not Have a Comic-Con Member ID
If your child has not yet created a Comic-Con Member ID, visit http://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and select the option “New Member ID.” Be sure to select the Membership Type “Junior (13-17)” during the registration process.
After creating and confirming their Member ID, log back in to the Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab. Click the link that says, “If you attended Comic-Con 2014 as a child, click here to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration!” Follow the online instructions to complete their eligibility validation.
The deadline to complete the validation process for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration eligibility is October 15, 2014. Your child must complete one of the two options shown above before this date to be eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration.
For more information on Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration, please visit:
*This message is related to attendee preregistration only. If your child did not attend Comic-Con 2014, please disregard this message. No action is required from you at this time. Online registration for all other categories – exhibitors, professionals, press, volunteers and program participants – will open at a later date.”