Comic-Con 2014 Returning Volunteer Registration Opens Today, February 4th at 9:00am!

Comic-Con 2014 - Volunteer Registration - SDCC - HeaderFor those who completed at least one volunteer assignment in 2013, you will have the first chance to register as a volunteer today, February 4, 2014!  An email from Comic-Con International with instructions on how to register online through your Member ID account was sent to you last week. We are very excited to see many returning faces for 2014, so please be sure to follow the instructions in your email for registration today.

Here’s the CCI email sent to those pre-approved for 2014.

At last – what you’ve been waiting for! Beginning at 9:00 am Pacific Time on February 4, 2014, online volunteer registration for Comic-Con International 2014 will be open to YOU, our PREAPPROVED VOLUNTEERS (those who completed at least one assignment in 2013).

Instructions: Beginning at 9:00 am Pacific Time on February 4th, you may log into your Member ID, click on the “VOLUNTEERS” tab and you will see the link for online volunteer registration. Click on the link and follow the instructions. It’s easy! You’ll get an email confirmation at the end of the registration process.

Only those on our preapproved list will be able to see the link when they log in to their Member ID.  You will have 10 days to sign up to volunteer for 2014.  Preapproved volunteer registration will close on February 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm Pacific Time.  At a later date, we will open online volunteer registration to those on the Interest List. Once we reach our limit, we will close the volunteer program and there will be no further opportunities to register to volunteer for 2014.

Hope to see you in 2014!

Our volunteer program is so popular that the Volunteer Interest List for Comic-Con 2014 reached capacity early this year. Over 11,000 of you have expressed an interest to volunteer this year and we wish we could take every single one of you! For those of you who are already on the Interest List, please keep in mind that space is extremely limited and not all of you will be accepted. Once returning volunteer registration has closed, check your email frequently for the announcement regarding Interest List registration. We anticipate that volunteer registration for those on the Interest List will reach capacity the same day that it opens.

If you did not volunteer in 2013 or did not sign up for the 2014 Volunteer Interest List, you will not be able to volunteer for Comic-Con this year, but rest assured there will be another opportunity to express your interest in the 2015 volunteer program sometime after Comic-Con 2014.  And please don’t forget about our sister show, WonderCon Anaheim! WonderCon Anaheim also utilizes a large volunteer pool and will have open volunteer registration sometime in March.

For more information, please click here to visit the Comic-Con Volunteers page.

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Comic-Con 2014 Badge Pre-Registration

Comic-Con 2014 - Attendee Badge Pre-Registration - SDCC - HeaderGet your Member ID NOW! Comic-Con Badge Pre-Registration will take place some time between November 1st and December 31st, 2013 (it’s never known when it may occur). If you’re getting someone a gift of a SDCC badge, they will need a Member ID. Everyone who attends will need a Member ID. Good luck and don’t hold your breath until then. Just be prepared. Check your “opt in” notices, etc. within the Member ID account page. Make sure all of your information is correct. Good luck!


Comic-Con is working hard to improve the online registration system and will launch Comic-Con 2014 badge preregistration sometime between November 1 and December 31, 2013. Only those that have purchased a Comic-Con 2013 4-Day attendee or 1-Day attendee badge and have a valid Comic-Con Member ID will be eligible to participate in 2014 badge preregistration. 

If you attended Comic-Con 2013 as a child, but will be age 13 or older as of November 1, 2013, you must register for a Comic-Con Member ID to be eligible to participate in 2014 preregistration. Once you have registered for a Member ID, log in to your Member ID account after August 8, 2013 and follow the instructions to qualify for preregistration. You will need your Comic-Con 2013 badge to register as an eligible attendee.

Professionals, guests of professionals, exhibitors, exhibitor purchased attendee badges, volunteers, staff, and press will not be allowed to participate in badge preregistration. Open online registration for all categories listed above will occur at a later date.

Eligible attendees will be notified via email with badge preregistration instructions and information sometime in November 2013. The notification will be sent to the email associated with your Member ID account.

Please be sure to “opt-in” to e-mail correspondence to receive the badge preregistration announcement. To check your Member ID notification “opt-outs,” log in to your account here and select the option “Change my preferences/unsubscribe.”

We strongly suggest that you log in to your Member ID account and check your current “Membership Type.” If you are a senior or member of the military, please be sure to update your Membership Type before preregistration to be eligible for the reduced badge price.

Thank you very much for your support of Comic-Con, and stay tuned for additional 2014 badge preregistration details!

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Comic-Con 2013 Badge Purchase Information

Comic-Con 2013 - Attendee Badge Purchase - SDCC - HeaderComic-Con International has sent out the e-mails WITH the LINK to the Comic-Con 2013 Badge Purchase if you have a valid Member ID (and have not opted out from emails). You can also view the “How-to” video below. Good luck to all those who are going to purchase badges!

Comic-Con 2013 - Open Online Registration - SDCC - Badge SalesDear Comic-Con Member,

Comic-Con 2013 badges go on sale at 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) February 16, 2013. Please find below the link to access the EPIC Registration landing page for Comic-Con badge sales.

You should click this link or copy-and-paste it into your browser now:

xxxxx (Link removed to prevent those that don’t need access to bloat the servers)

To avoid delays during the registration process, those attempting to purchase multiple badges should verify the correct spelling of the Member ID and last name of each individual they intend to purchase a badge for. This information can be found under  “Show My Info” in your Member ID account.

If you are a junior, senior, or member of the military, but are not shown any discounted badge options during your online registration session, please purchase a regular adult badge anyway and contact Comic-Con via email after the sale.

If you want to stay one step ahead of the competition, we suggest that you read the very detailed Comic-Con 2013 Badge Purchase “Cheat Sheet” and watch the instructional video found under the “2013 Badge Purchase” section of our website.

Please save this email since we will not post the EPIC link on our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Our customer service hotline number will be posted on Facebook at 8:30 AM Pacific Time (PT) on February 16.

Thank you for your continued support and good luck!

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Comic-Con Member ID Site Will Close on February 12, 2013!

Comic-Con Member ID Registration will close on February 12 - SDCCGo register NOW before the Member ID site closes, whether or not you think you might or might not go! You only have to register once. Doing so now will alleviate problems in the future (with regards with having a Member ID). Remember, ALL attendees need a Member ID, not just the person purchasing the badges. Click on the image below to go to the Member ID site.

Comic-Con Member ID Registration - SDCC 2013

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Badges Are On Sale NOW!

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 - Badge Purchase - Comic-Con - HeaderWonderCon Anaheim badges are on sale on now! Anyone who wishes to purchase, apply, or register for a WonderCon Anaheim 2013 badge must have a valid Member ID. Please click the link to purchase your badge today!

You can save money by purchasing your badges online! Click here to purchase your badge today!

WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2013 PRICES
BADGE TYPE Adult
(age 18 and up)
Junior
(age 13 and up)
U.S. Military
or Senior*
3-Day Badge $40 advance
$50 onsite
$20 advance
$25 onsite
$20 advance
$25 onsite
1-Day Badge
Friday or Saturday
$20 advance
$25 onsite
$10 advance
$13 onsite
$10 advance
$13 onsite
1-Day Badge
Sunday Only
$10 advance
$15 onsite
$5 advance
$7 onsite
$5 advance
$7 onsite

*Seniors (60 years or older) pay the U.S. military/senior reduced price. Active U.S. Military with ID can pay the U.S. military/senior price. This deal does not extend to dependents.

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 onsite for free at the Attendee Registration Area if accompanied by a paying adult. You will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child attendee under age 12.

IMPORTANT: All event and program rooms have limited capacity as set by the Fire Marshal. Even though your WonderCon Anaheim badge is needed to get into all events, it does not guarantee you access to any event if it has reached its capacity. We do not clear rooms between events. Most autograph signings are of a limited nature. Your WonderCon Anaheim badge does not guarantee autographs at any event.

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Comic-Con 2012 Second Chance Badge Resale

As you may be aware, badge sales on March 3rd did not proceed as we had hoped. All of us at Comic-Con have been working on trying to make registration as stress free as possible, even delaying badge sales to accommodate new and updated information. Obviously we still had issues that resulted in some people not being able to purchase the number of badges they had hoped. For those who missed an opportunity to purchase a badge due to the email link delay, we will have a very special second chance badge resale of returned and refunded badges!

The Comic-Con second chance resale will be open only to those who had a valid and confirmed Member ID as of February 29th, 2012. Additionally, anyone who has already purchased a 4-day badge (with or without Preview Night) or a Saturday badge will not be allowed to participate in this resale.  This special badge resale is only for those who missed a chance at purchasing a badge, not those who wish to upgrade or change their badge selections.

The purpose behind not allowing anyone who purchased a Saturday badge to participate is that Saturday badges were the first single day badge to sell-out, so those who purchased a Saturday badge had the opportunity to purchase a Thursday, Friday, and/or Sunday badge during the online sale, but voluntarily chose not to. This special second chance resale is only for those who did not already have the option to purchase all 4 days.

The special resale will begin on March 27th, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). There will be no link provided on our website or any social media sites to access the sale directly. Comic-Con cannot however, stop people from posting this link if they receive this email. Posting this link will only decrease your own chances of obtaining a badge by encouraging people to access the waiting room even though they do not have a qualifying Member ID.

The link for this resale is: — Check Your Email! The link is not posted here. —

Please note, this link will not be active until 8:00 a.m. PDT. If you click this link early, you will receive a “404 – NOT FOUND” error page and you will need to close your browser window and click the link again at or after 8:00 a.m. PDT.  We recommend that you bookmark this link prior to the sale, copy and paste it into your browser, or manually type in the URL.

The badge purchase process will be exactly the same as the March 3rd sale, however, you will only be able to register up to TWO people total during your online registration session, and you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual.

To verify the Member ID and last name you should use to sign-in to the EPIC online badge system, please visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and login to your Member ID account. Your correct EPIC login info will be displayed at the top of the page.

Please keep in mind that returned and refunded badge inventory is very limited. There are more single day badges available than 4-day badges. Although we would like to accommodate everyone who wants to attend, Comic-Con in no way guarantees that you will be able to obtain your desired badge category during this resale.

Comic-Con will also sell additional returned badges sometime after the refund deadline date of May 15, 2012.

Please direct all questions regarding this special badge resale to attendeereg@comic-con.org.

This email pertains to attendee badge purchases only. If you do not intend on purchasing a badge during online resales, please disregard this message. This message is not related to Professional, Volunteer, Exhibitor, Press, or Program Participant Registration. For all other inquiries regarding the registration departments above, please visit www.comic-con.org

You are receiving this email because you have signed up for a Comic-Con Member ID. If you would like to opt-out of these reminders please visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and login to your Member ID account. Select the “Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe” option and select your preferred communications opt-outs.

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

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Comic-Con 2012 Attendee Registration Opens Saturday, March 3rd at 8am PT

The notification emails have begun to roll out today and even though it states NOT to tell everyone that Attendee Registration will open this Saturday, March 3rd at 8am PT, people are doing so. LOL! Good luck to everyone and remember that you (and any additional friends/guests) MUST have a Member ID to purchase a badge. Registration for Member IDs ended on February 28, 2012 at midnight.

Although you are required to have a Member ID to purchase a badge, sharing the above link on a social networking site may decrease your chances of obtaining a badge. Although only those with a Member ID will be allowed to purchase a badge, the EPIC waiting room is open to the general public and if the link above is leaked online, we anticipate that several thousand people who did not sign-up for a Member ID will attempt to access the registration system erroneously.

Make sure you follow the instructions that was provided in your email to purchase your badges. Either click here or go to Comic-Con’s website for info.

Once again, GOOD LUCK and I hope to see some of you there!

Comic-Con 2012 Badge Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I sign-up to receive an alert when badges go on sale?

Your Comic-Con Member ID will add you to our verified special member “E-List.” Comic-Con will release the badge sales date and time via email to everyone who has registered for a Member ID. Please check your email frequently for this announcement. Due to the large number of Member ID accounts, it can take a few hours for our email notifications to go out in batches. If your friend or family member receives an email notification before you, please hang tight and be patient. Yours will arrive shortly.

I still don’t understand – What is the difference between Member IDs, badges, and tickets?

A Comic-Con badge is required for entry to any Comic-Con event. This is the physical badge you will wear at Comic-Con.

Additionally, a Member ID account is required to purchase, apply, or register for a badge for Comic-Con. The Member ID will act as your “login” to the EPIC online registration system when badge sales begin. Without a Member ID you will not be able to log on to the EPIC online registration system and purchase a badge, nor complete a press, professional, trade professional, or volunteer application.

Comic-Con does not sell “tickets” to our event. After you register for a Member ID and purchase your badge through EPIC online registration, you will receive a barcode confirmation e-mail that you will bring onsite to exchange for a badge.

Are there a limited number of Member IDs available?

Anyone may register for a Member ID, they will not run out. You will only need to register for a Member ID once. Please note that duplicate e-mail addresses are not allowed, and only one Member ID per person. Member ID registration will close February 28th, 2012.

I do not check my e-mail frequently. If I sign up for SMS on Facebook or follow you on Twitter will I receive first notification of when badge sales begin?

No. Comic-Con will release the badge sales date and time via email to everyone who has registered for a Member ID. Announcements on Facebook, Twitter, RSS, and our official Comic-Con website will come at a later time.

I signed up for a Member ID. How many badges can I buy?

During online badge sales, you may purchase a 4-day badge with Preview Night, or a 4-day badge without Preview Night, or any combination of single-day badges without duplication (e.g., you cannot purchase two Sunday badges under the same Member ID).

Can I buy badges for my friends using my Member ID?

If you plan to purchase a badge for anyone other than yourself, you must have his or her Member ID and last name when online registration opens. If badge inventory is available, you may register up to 6 people total during your online registration session, but you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual.

My wife and I share the same e-mail, why do we each need a unique e-mail address?

By requiring a unique e-mail address for each Member ID, our hope is to increase the speed of the online registration process and prevent duplicate registrations that allow scalpers to purchase multiple tickets and sell them at inflated prices. Our hope is that the Comic-Con Member ID system will allow more fans to purchase tickets for this highly popular event.

Why are you making this so difficult? Will I need to sign up for a Member ID again next year?

We truly thank you for your patience during this process. Our goal with the Member ID system is to increase the efficiency and speed of the EPIC online badge registration system, as well as decrease the number of scalpers purchasing large blocks of tickets. You will only need to sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID once, and it is yours for life! If you wish to purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2013 and beyond, you will use your same Member ID.

How can I get a badge for my child (age 12 and under) if they cannot register for a Member ID?

Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. Please refer to your Comic-Con barcode confirmation or click here for details on how to register your child onsite.

I already bought a badge for 2012 at Comic-Con 2011. Can I buy more badges during open online registration?

If you have already purchased a Comic-Con 2012 badge, you will be allowed to participate in online badge sales using your new Member ID, however purchases of multiple badges with overlapping dates using the same Member ID is strictly prohibited.

If you use your Member ID to purchase a badge for a day for which you previously purchased a badge, the original badge you purchased will automatically be canceled and the amount paid will be refunded without contacting you.

For example, if you purchased a 4-day badge during pre-registration and you use your Member ID to purchase a second 4-day badge with Preview Night, the 4-day badge you purchased during pre-registration will be canceled and refunded. Likewise, if you purchased a 4-day badge during pre-registration and then purchase a single-day badge, the 4-day badge will be canceled.

This policy does not apply to purchasing different single-day badges. For example, if you purchased a Friday badge during pre-registration and you later use your Member ID to purchase a Saturday badge, your original Friday badge purchase will not be canceled. Only purchases of badges with overlapping dates will be subject to automatic cancellation and refund.

For a detailed description of what to expect during 2012 badges sales, please download the “Comic-Con 2012 Helpful Hints and Tips for Online Badge Registration” PDF by clicking here. Downloading and reading this document may give you an advantage in buying a badge over people who choose not to read it.

The following was emailed to persons who registered for Member IDs.

Because of limited space at the San Diego Convention Center, we are required to limit attendance and do not have enough badges for everyone who would like to attend the show. Unfortunately, the high demand and limited availability can make buying a badge challenging and time-consuming. Although we are working hard on our registration system to make buying your badge a better experience, we want you to know what to expect during badge sales and have provided you with a very detailed document “Comic-Con 2012 Helpful Hints and Tips for Online Badge Registration” available for download now at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg.php.
Reading this downloadable PDF may help you complete your badge purchase more efficiently and could give you an advantage over people who do not choose to read it. 
 
If you have already purchased a badge for Comic-Con 2012, or if you are a professional, exhibitor, or member of the press who do not plan on purchasing a badge during open online registration, please disregard this e-mail notice. You are receiving this courtesy notice because you have signed up for a Comic-Con Member ID.
 
Thank you,
 
Attendee Registration
Comic-Con International

 
The following information is from the PDF.
 
What can I expect from Comic-Con 2012 online badge sales?
When Comic-Con badge sales begin, thousands of people will be trying to access our registration system at the same time. Because of limited space at the San Diego Convention Center, we are required to limit attendance and do not have enough badges for everyone who would like to attend the show. Unfortunately, the high demand and limited availability can make buying a badge challenging and time-consuming. Although we are working hard on our registration system to make buying your badge a better experience, we want you to know what to expect during badge sales and have provided you with some tips below.

Comic-Con will release the badge sales date and time via e-mail to everyone who has registered for a Member ID. Please check your e-mail frequently. There will be no announcement on Facebook, Twitter, or the official Comic-Con website until badge sales actually begin. Please be aware that our e-mail notifications are released in batches, and you may not receive yours until a few hours after we begin sending them out. We are aware of this delay and have scheduled badge sales accordingly.

When badge sales begin, you will access the registration website according to the directions sent in your e-mail notification. Once you are redirected to the EPIC registration website, you will enter a waiting room where you will be able to see your place in line at the top of the screen. Do not refresh your screen or open a new browser! Refreshing your screen or opening multiple browsers while in the waiting room will send you to the back of the line.

When you reach the front of the line, you will automatically be sent to an online registration session to purchase your badge(s). You will need to enter your Member ID and last name for validation. You may purchase one 4-day badge or a
combination of single-day badges per each unique Member ID. After you complete your first purchase, you will be prompted to either purchase a badge for another person or exit the process. You may register up to 6 people total during your online registration session, but you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual.

We cannot guarantee you will be able to purchase a badge even if you have signed up for a Comic-Con Member ID.

  1. There may be long wait times. Once you are in the waiting room, you will stay in line until it is your turn to begin your online registration session. Please be prepared to wait up to 3–4 hours in line before entering the online registration session to purchase your badges. You will be notified where you are in line when you enter the waiting room.
  2. You will be helped in the order in which you have lined up. EPIC registration will provide you with a number that represents your place in line. Please be aware that when the site first opens, many people will enter the waiting room at the same time. Although we try to line you up in the order in which you enter, many people will hit the website simultaneously, and it is possible that you and a friend who enter the waiting room at the exact same moment could be several thousand places away from each other in line. If your place in line is over 40,000, it is possible that you will not get a badge. If your place in line is under 40,000, it is possible that you still may not get a badge because buyers are allowed to register up to 6 people per registration session.
  3. The waiting room will close when it reaches a capacity of 60,000. To limit the pressure on the EPIC registration system, the EPIC waiting room will close once 60,000 people are in line. You will be returned to the Comic-Con website after you click the registration link if the waiting room is full. You may click the link again to try to reenter the waiting room as people complete their purchases.
  4. You will not be able to purchase a badge without a valid Member ID. When your registration session begins, you will need to have your Member ID and last name readily available. If you signed up for a Comic-Con Member ID, but did not confirm your e-mail per instructions, you will not be able to purchase a badge. To verify that your Member ID registration is complete, please visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and select the “Member ID Login” button. If you are unable to log in to your Member ID account, you do not have a valid Member ID on file and should contact us immediately at memberid_admin@comic-con.org.
  5. You will not be able to change and/or correct your contact information during online registration. The EPIC registration system will be pre-populated with the name and e-mail on file in the Comic-Con Member ID database. You will not be able to change this information during online badge sales. Please check your Member ID account before badge sales begin to confirm that all of your contact information is correct. The first and last name on your Member ID account must match the name on your photo identification. We strongly suggest that you do not use an AOL or Yahoo email address on your Member ID account as there may be a delay in delivery of important announcements. We recommend that you change the e-mail on your Member ID account before badge sales begin.
  6. You will need the Member IDs and last names of the people you wish to register. If you are purchasing badges for others, please be sure to have their personal Member IDs and last names readily available. We strongly suggest that you take time to confirm the spelling of each person’s Member ID and last name before you begin the registration process. Member IDs or last names that do not match what is on file will result in an error message when you try to purchase badges. You do not need to purchase a badge for children 12 and under.
  7. You will not need to get in line again to purchase additional badges. Once you have reached the front of the line, you will be redirected to your online registration session. You will need to enter your Member ID and last name to begin the session. During your session you may purchase a 4-day badge with Preview Night, or a 4-day badge without Preview Night, or any combination of single-day badges without duplication (e.g., you cannot purchase two Sunday badges under the same Member ID). When you have completed the first purchase, you will be prompted to register another person or exit the process. If you choose to register another person, you must have the person’s unique Comic-Con Member ID and last name to make another purchase. You may only use your Member ID once. Once you have completed the registration session cycle 6 times, you will be automatically returned to the Comic-Con website.
  8. By the time you reach the front of the line, your desired badge type may not be available. 4-day badges with Preview Night will likely sell out quickly and may not be available by the time you start your online registration session. Additionally, badges may sell out while you are in the middle of your session, i.e., it is possible that you may purchase a 4-day badge for yourself only to find that they are sold out when you go to purchase one for a friend or family member.
  9. Your badge purchase should reflect your age at the time of purchase, not at the time Comic-Con begins. If you are purchasing a badge for a Junior attendee who is 17 now but will be 18 by July 11, 2012, please purchase a Junior badge during your online registration session. You do not need to buy an adult badge.
  10. Your credit card will not be charged for 48–72 hours after your registration session. To increase the speed of the online registration system, we will not charge your credit card during your registration session. You will receive an individual acknowledgment for each person you register. Your credit card will be charged within 48–72 hours and we will send you a receipt once your card has been successfully processed. Should your credit card be declined after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail alert that instructs you to resubmit payment information. If you do not submit a new form of payment by the deadline in the e-mail, your badges will be canceled and returned to inventory for resale at a later date. We recommend that you add registration@epicreg.com to your e-mail’s safe sender file.
  11. You will not receive your barcode confirmation until your credit card has been successfully charged. Please be patient as we process badge purchases 48–72 hours after your online registration session ends. Once your payment has been processed, a barcode confirmation will go to the email you used to sign up for a Member ID. If you purchased badges for others, the barcode will go to their e-mail directly, not yours.

If you have already purchased a Comic-Con 2012 badge, you will be allowed to participate in online badge sales using your Member ID. Please read the following notice carefully.

Purchases of multiple badges with overlapping dates using the same Member ID is strictly prohibited.

If you use your Member ID to purchase a badge for a day for which you previously purchased a badge, the original badge you purchased will automatically be canceled and the amount paid will be refunded without contacting you.

For example, if you purchased a 4-day badge during pre-registration and you use your Member ID to purchase a second 4-day badge with Preview Night, the 4-day badge you purchased during pre-registration will be canceled and refunded. Likewise, if you purchased a 4-day badge during pre-registration and then purchase a single-day badge, the 4-day badge will be canceled.

This policy does not apply to purchasing different single-day badges. For example, if you purchased a Friday badge during pre-registration and you later use your Member ID to purchase a Saturday badge, your original Friday badge purchase will not be canceled. Only purchases of badges with overlapping dates will be subject to
automatic cancellation and refund.

While Comic-Con has made every effort to make the badge purchase experience fair for everyone, it is possible that problems outside of our control could result in the system not working as planned. The possibility exists that anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software may aggressively block browser cookies, JavaScript, or other operation of modern web applications. It is also possible that user error, specific hardware problems, local ISP issues, or simply the extremely high level of demand beyond our control may result in your computer and/or browser not behaving as described above. While Comic-Con has done extensive testing, we make no guarantees that your efforts will result in a successful badge purchase regardless of when you enter the process.

Tips for a Successful Registration Session:

  1. Make sure your Member ID account is confirmed and check your e-mail
    frequently for announcements. Have the Member ID and last name of everyone you wish to purchase a badge for readily available.
  2. If you are currently using a Yahoo or AOL e-mail address on your Member ID account, we recommend changing it to a more reliable provider.
  3. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome are the EPIC waiting room preferred web browsers. Your browser should be updated to the latest version available from your vendor and installed in the default configuration with cookies and JavaScript enabled to ensure compatibility with our waiting room.
  4. DO NOT refresh your screen or open multiple browsers once you enter the EPIC waiting room. If you do so, you will be sent to the back of the line.
  5. Be prepared to wait 3-4 hours in the waiting room and schedule your day accordingly.
  6. Have the credit card you plan on using readily available, make sure you have an adequate dollar limit for all planned purchases, and familiarize yourself with the CVV number on the specific credit card. We accept AMEX, Mastercard, and Visa only. We do not accept PayPal.
  7. Add registration@epicreg.com to your e-mail’s safe sender file.

Online Volunteer Registration for Comic-Con is Now Open!

Online volunteer registration is now open! Space is limited so please follow the directions below to apply today:

Visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and login to your Member ID account.  At the bottom of the “Member ID Change Menu” you will see a Volunteer button next to “Volunteer for Comic-Con 2012”. Click this button and complete your application. You do not have to enter your contact information as we already have that information on file from your Member ID account.

When volunteer registration closes, the Volunteer Department staff will go through the applications and prioritize first by returning volunteers, then by new volunteer applicants (starting with earliest date/time stamp). Confirmations will be sent to those who are accepted into the program within 10 business days. “Not Accepted” notices will also be sent within 10 business days.

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.