On Friday, February 12, Comic-Con International announced that Open Registration for San Diego Comic-Con 2016 will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016! Read on for more details.
If you already have a CCI Member ID, then should have received an email on Friday, February 12 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 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 11, 2016 at 9:30am PT will not be eligible to participate in SDCC 2016 Open Registration.
If you already obtained a badge for 4 Days plus Preview Night in Pre-Registration, you are not eligible to participate in Open 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 at least 24 hours prior to the sale) starting at 8:00am 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 Registration webpage for further information.
Below is the email we received from CCI, which we received on Friday, February 12:
“Comic-Con International is pleased to announce that Open Registration is finally here! Comic-Con 2016 Open Registration will begin shortly after 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
The EPIC Registration waiting room will open at 8:00 AM (PST) for you to enter your personal registration code and authorize your device/browser.
Member ID: [redacted]
Registration Code: [redacted]
Your personal registration code can also be found in your Comic-Con Member ID account under the “Registration Info” tab. If no registration code is displayed, you are not eligible to participate in Open Registration.
The link to the EPIC Registration waiting room 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 (PST) on February 20 to enter the waiting room. The waiting room will close to new entrants at 9:00 AM (PST) sharp.
We strongly encourage you to read all of the Comic-Con 2016 Open Registration instructions at www.comic-con.org/cci/2016/open-registration before you attempt to purchase a badge. We will also post important information and helpful tips on Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon in the week preceding Open Registration.
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 or a registration session. Thank you for your continued support and good luck!