Did you attend San Diego Comic-Con 2015? Are you interested in participating in Preregistration for SDCC 2016? Read on for some important information!
If you attended San Diego Comic-Con 2015, and want to participate in Preregistration for next year’s Comic-Con, you’ll need to validate your SDCC 2015 badge number before September 15, 2015. Hopefully you still have your SDCC 2015 badge close at hand, because you need the badge number that located at the bottom of that badge. Then log in to your Member ID account, select the “Registration Info” tab, and follow the instructions to enter your unique 10-character badge number when prompted.
If your child will be transitioning from a child badge to a junior badge this year (if your child is age 13 or older before August 1, 2015), there are special instructions for that, which you must also complete before September 15, 2015.
As you may or may not know, there are two opportunities to try to buy badges to each SDCC: 1) Preregistration, which is only open to those who attended the prior year’s SDCC as a paying attendee, and 2) Open Registration, which is open to anyone with a Comic-Con Member ID. So if you attended SDCC 2015 and want not one, but two chances at scoring a badge to SDCC 2016, make sure you validate your badge number before September 15, 2015! If you have never attended San Diego Comic-Con, make sure you sign up for a Member ID so that you will be eligible to participate in Open Registration!
Preregistration for San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is expected to take place sometime after October 31, 2015, and will be announced at a later date. For reference, Preregistration for SDCC 2015 took place on November 8, 2014. Open Registration will most likely take place sometime in Spring 2016.
Below is today’s Toucan Blog update, followed by the 2016 Child Badge Policy:
“Comic-Con Badge Number Validation is Now Open!
Between your busy autumn schedule of raking leaves, pumpkin carving, and TV show binging, be sure to keep availability open for Comic-Con 2016 Attendee Preregistration!
To participate in 2016 Attendee Preregistration, you must validate your Comic-Con 2015 badge number before September 15, 2015. To validate your badge number, retrieve your physical Comic-Con 2015 attendee badge and log in to your Member ID account. Select the “Registration Info” tab and follow the instructions to complete the validation process.
Be sure to validate your badge number before September 15 or you will not be eligible to participate in 2016 Attendee Preregistration, even if you attended Comic-Con 2015 as a paying attendee.
Did your child attend Comic-Con 2015 and would like to participate in 2016 Attendee Preregistration now that they are junior attendees?
Comic-Con has made special accommodations to allow your junior (age 13 and up) to be eligible for Attendee Preregistration. Click here for important information on how to validate your child’s Comic-Con 2015 Badge Number. You must validate your child’s badge number prior to September 15, 2015, to be eligible.
Comic-Con 2016 Attendee Preregistration will launch sometime after October 31, 2015. Please follow Comic-Con on Facebook or Twitter for updates, or check this blog frequently for important registration announcements. To see if you are eligible for Comic-Con 2016 Attendee Preregistration, simply log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and interest in Comic-Con. Each year we strive to improve the badge purchasing process for all of you, our valued attendees!”
“Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult! Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. You may register a child (12 and under) onsite for free at the Attendee Badge Pick-Up Desk if a paying adult accompanies the child. You will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant age 12 and under.
To accommodate the transition from child to junior (age 13-17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2016. If you are age 12 or under before August 1, 2015, you do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2016. You may attend as a child, with a paying adult. If you are age 13 or older before August 1, 2015, you must create a Comic-Con Member ID and purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2016.
Did your child attend Comic-Con 2015 and would like to be eligible for Comic-Con 2016 Attendee Preregistration?