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Purchase Badges

Do you want to attend Comic-Con 2018? It's never too early to start planning! To attend Comic-Con 2018 you will need to purchase a badge during one of our two badge sales: Returning Registration or Open Registration
For information on how to purchase a badge, please find your category below - Returning Attendee, First Time Attendee, or Child Attendee -  and follow the instructions provided. We encourage you to stay on top of all badge sale and registration announcements by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Toucan the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.

 

Returning Attendees

Did you attend Comic-Con 2017 as a paid attendee? If yes, you may be eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2018 Returning Reregistration!

Only those that purchased a Comic-Con 2017 attendee badge will be eligible to participate in 2018 Returning Registration. Please check your Comic-Con Member ID account frequently for updates on Returning Registration or following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Toucan the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon for important registration announcements.

First time attendees, professionals, guest of professionals, trade professionals, exhibitors (and exhibitor-purchased attendee badges), volunteers, staff, complimentary passes, and press will not be eligible to participate in 2018 Returning Registration. Online registration for these categories will occur at a later date.

 

First Time Attendees

If you did not attend Comic-Con 2017, you may participate in Open Registration. To participate in Comic-Con 2018 Open Registration, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. To sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID today, CLICK HERE. The Member ID system will close - without notification - in advance of all badge sale events, so it is very important that you sign up as soon as possible. Once it is closed, no new Member ID accounts may be created until after Open Registration is complete. Please keep in mind that not all badges are sold during Returning Registration. There will be badges available during Open Registration.

*IMPORTANT* If you intend to purchase a Comic-Con 2018 badge, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. If you plan to purchase a badge for a friend, child, spouse, or family member, each person must have their own unique Comic-Con Member ID. You may not purchase a badge for another person using your own Comic-Con Member ID. Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up today! For more information, please read our Badge Purchase FAQ.

 

Children
Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous free child badge policies in the comic convention industry! Children age 12 and under may attend Comic-Con 2018 for free with a paying adult. Children do not need to register for a Comic-Con Member ID. You may register your child when you arrive onsite.
 
Did your child attend Comic-Con 2017 and is now a junior attendee (age 13 - 16)? Children who attended Comic-Con 2017 with a paid adult attendee that are age 13 or older before September 30, 2017, may be eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2018 Returning Registration! CLICK HERE for more information on the child-to-junior badge validation process. You must validate the child badge number before October 6, 2017 to be eligible to partcipate in Returning Registration.

 

Comic-Con Badge Prices
 
BADGE TYPE Adult Junior** U.S. Military /
Senior**
Preview Night $45.00 $23.00 $23.00
Thursday $63.00 $31.00 $31.00
Friday $63.00 $31.00 $31.00
Saturday $63.00 $31.00 $31.00
Sunday $42.00 $21.00 $21.00

**Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Juniors 13 -17 pay junior prices. Seniors 60 years or older pay the Military/Senior reduced price. Active duty military with ID pay the Military/Senior price. This deal does not extend to military dependents.

All purchases are subject to a $5 handling fee per member. 

 


BASIC BADGE INFORMATION

Everyone, age 13 and older, that wants to attend Comic-Con International, must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID.

To prevent scalping, badges for Comic-Con are non-transferable. Each badge features a unique barcode and RFID card egistered to the badge holder. Security checks will be performed to ensure that only the person on the badge is admitted to the event.

If you plan to buy badges for other people, they each need to have their own confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. You will need their last name and Member ID in order to purchase badges on their behalf.

Resale of badges is strictly prohibited and will result in the cancellation of your purchase.

As part of Comic-Con’s commitment to eradicate badge scalping, Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person. Any duplicate orders will be automatically cancelled. In the instance of a duplicate order being cancelled, the purchaser will be refunded less the 10% processing fee.

HOW TO REGISTER

Click here to register for a Comic-Con Member ID. Member ID registration is free of charge and only takes a few minutes! Registration will be temporarily suspended, without notification, before and during badge sales so please register well in advance.

You will need to provide basic contact details when you register for a Member ID. Please make sure the email address you provide is one to which you have long-term access. 

You will receive an email confirmation when your Member ID registration is complete. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of registering, please check your spam folder. Your Member ID registration is not complete and you will not be eligible to participate in badge sales until you confirm your email account. 

Your chance of buying badges is not influenced in any way by the information you provide during registration. Member ID registration does not reserve or guarantee you a badge.

Duplicate Member ID registrations will be automatically cancelled. If badges were already purchased by the member, they will be automatically cancelled less a 10% processing fee. 

EXISTING MEMBER ID ACCOUNTS

Please check your Member ID account well in advance of badges going on sale. After you log in to your account, select the “Registration Info” tab for your personalized badge sale information.

If you registered for a Member ID previously, your Member ID will still be valid, you do not need to register again.

If your address or email has changed since you registered, you can edit your information by selecting the “Address/Phone” or “Email” option.

If you no longer have access to the email account which you originally used to register, you will need to contact Comic-Con directly to update your email address. If in any doubt, please contact Comic-Con well in advance of the badge sale.

DATA PROTECTION

Data collected during registration is retained by Comic-Con International to enable you to purchase badges for future Comic-Con events. Retained information will also be used to inform you of events run by Comic-Con International. You may customize your opt-out preferences by logging in to your Member ID account and selecting the "OPT-OUTS" feature.

BADGE PURCHASE

Comic-Con accepts Visa, American Express, and MasterCard only. We cannot accept PayPal.

Do not buy badges from street traders and unauthorized agencies. Badges are security printed and are personal to the badge holder only. Any attempt to transfer or resell badges will lead to automatic refusal at the entrance. Beware of forgeries.

CHILDREN

Children age 12 and under may not register for a Comic-Con Member ID. For more information, please review the child badge policy. 

DISABLED INFORMATION

Please note there are no separate disabled badge sales. If you are planning to attend Comic-Con and are disabled, you must purchase your badge online as described above. Everyone planning to buy a Comic-Con badge needs to register for a Member ID and purchase their badge online. For additional information on Deaf and Disabled Services, please click here.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASE

All international badge buyers must register in the same manner as United States attendees. International badge purchases can only be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Badges cannot be shipped to an international address. International orders must be picked up onsite. 

GROUP PURCHASE

Comic-Con does not reserve group bookings. If you are planning to celebrate a special event at Comic-Con, everyone in your group needs to register for a Member ID and purchase badges in the same manner as all attendees.

IDENTIFICATION

Every badge holder will be required to present their photo ID when they arrive. Security checks may be made at other locations within the San Diego Convention Center. If you are not the person whose name is printed on the badge you will be denied entry and your badge may be revoked. Please make sure that the name on your badge matches your photo ID. 

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS/EXCHANGES and LOST BADGES

For information on badge refunds/cancellations, please click here

All refunds will be subject to a 10% processing fee.

Comic-Con badges are non-transferable and may not be exchanged.

Please keep your badge safe and secure at all times. Lost badges may be replaced for a nominal fee at the Attendee Badge Solutions Desk.

PAYMENT INFORMATION AND THE FINE PRINT 

Comic-Con badges are non-transferable and may not be exchanged.

Please keep your badge safe and secure at all times. Lost badges may be replaced for a nominal fee onsite at the Attendee Badge Solutions Desk.

Comic-Con will cancel automatically all purchases made using multi-hit software applications to ensure that eevryone has a fair and equal chance of obtaining a badge. 

As part of Comic-Con's commitment to fight scalping, Comic-Con permits the purchase of a maximum of one badge type per person. Any duplicate orders will be automatically cancelled, less a 10% processing fee.