Professional Registration Opens Today at 10am!

Comic-Con 2014 - Professional Badge Registration - SDCC - HeaderToday is the day that Professionals (Creative, not Trade) will be able to register for San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Hopefully, all of the changes and improvements that EPIC Registration will make things easier for all attendees. The following is the email that was sent to those registering for their Creative Professional Badge.

Dear Professional,

Mark your calendar! Comic-Con International 2014 professional badge registration will open on January 29, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). This email is a courtesy notice to inform you of the registration date and time. The actual registration link and instructions will be sent to you in a separate email, at least 48 hours prior to registration. Please keep an eye on your email inbox for this important notification.

The professional badge registration period does not have a predetermined close date and will close – without notification – when professional badges are no longer available.

We strongly encourage you to register for your Comic-Con professional badge as early as possible! Verified and approved professionals are not guaranteed a Comic-Con badge for 2014. Each professional may register one complimentary guest and/or one paid guest while supplies last. Professional and guest badges in both categories (paid or complimentary) are limited and not all guests can be accommodated. We anticipate that complimentary guest badges may reach capacity within a few hours of the opening of registration. Be sure to register guests at the same time you register for your own badge, as guest badges may not be available if you return to register them at a later date.

Professional guest badges can be used to register an adult or junior guest (age 13 to 17). The badge price is the same ($200), whether the guest is a junior or an adult, when purchased through professional registration. To receive the attendee junior badge price of $100, we recommend purchasing an attendee junior badge during Open Online Registration for the general public. Children age 12 and under are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Child badges must be registered onsite at Industry Registration in Lobby D.

Trade professional registration will open later this spring. Trade professionals may not register for a Comic-Con badge on January 29, 2014.

For more information on Comic-Con professional badge registration, please visit

If you are registering today, make sure you do it asap with your Guest included in your registration. The complimentary and paid guest allotment has gone down considerably from previous years. If you are not sure, just do it. Canceling is easier than trying to get one in the future as badges are limited. It makes sense that Professional Registration is done prior to Attendee Badge Registration because if some reason you are not approved you can purchase an Attendee Badge. It will be interesting to hear comments from those registering today. Keep an eye on Twitter for those positive and negative comments! This may give insight in how good or bad it will be for those registering for Attendee Badges.

Professional Registration for Comic-Con Opens Today

Comic-Con 2013 - Professional Registration - SDCC - HeaderUPDATE: Complimentary professional guest badges have reached capacity. No additional complimentary guest badges are available at this time.

Comic-Con 2013 - Professional Registration - Complimentary Professional Guest Badges Have Reached Capacity - SDCCComic-Con 2013 - Professional Registration - Registration is temporarily closed for maintenance - SDCCThe Comic-Con International 2013 PROFESSIONAL APPLICATION PERIOD is Now Closed!

Professional badge registration will begin January 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) through EPIC Online Registration. 

If you have already submitted a Comic-Con 2013 professional application, please allow 3 – 4 weeks for processing and review.  For general questions regarding Comic-Con 2013 professional registration, please visit our helpful online Professional FAQ.

If you have been approved as a professional for 2013 or if your professional verification status is NOT DUE (see below),  professional badge registration will open on January 28, at 10:00 AM  Pacific Time (PT). The actual registration link and instructions will be sent to you in a separate email, at least 48 hours prior to registration. Please keep an eye on your email inbox for this important announcement. TO ACCESS EPIC ONLINE  BADGE REGISTRATION, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK IN THE EMAIL THAT WAS SENT TO VERIFIED PROFESSIONALS ON JANUARY 25, 2013.

To receive this email notification, please be sure to sign in to your Member ID account and confirm that you did not “opt-out” of email correspondence from Comic-Con. This information is found in the “Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe” section once you have logged in. If you have selected to “opt-out” of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified when EPIC Online Professional Registration opens.

To determine your professional verification status, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account here. If you are a returning professional, your member class will be “Professional” and your professional verification status will be “DUE” or “NOT DUE” (see examples to the left). If you are a first-time professional applicant, no professional verification status will be displayed and you will not be eligible for EPIC Online Professional Registration.

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Professional Registration Opens for Comic-Con 2012 [Closed]


Professional Registration is CLOSED! That was fast!

Professional Registration finally opens. It’s been frustrating for Pros to figure out when registration would open this year as there was not much communication from Comic-Con. They’ve been silent for quite some time. Pros and other Attendees alike have been worried about whether or not to cancel their hotel reservations or make any other plans i.e. travel, time off, etc. Well, it’s finally here and will come and go in a flash. Good luck to all Pros!

Dear PRO,

Comic- Con 2012 Professional Registration opens May 7, 2012 for all returning and first time creative professional applicants and first time trade professional applicants!

Comic-Con 2012 Professional Registration is now open for all returning and first time creative professional applicants and first time trade professional applicants!

Please visit the Comic-Con International professional webpage for details regarding the professional application, registration process, and verification requirements at:

Also, we strongly recommend that you review the 2012 Professional Checklist for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the 2012 application and registration process. This checklist is available for PDF download at the webpage above.

The professional application period will close when capacity is reached, or 05/11/12, whichever comes first. All applications and verification materials must be received prior to this date.

As always, the issuance of a professional badge is at the sole discretion of Comic-Con International.

Thank you,

Heather Lampron

Anna-Maria Villegas

Professional Registrars

Comic-Con International

This email pertains to creative professional and trade Professional Registration only. If you do not intend on applying or registering as a creative or trade professional, please disregard this message. This message is not related to Exhibitor, Program Participant, Press, Volunteer, or Attendee Registration. For all other inquiries regarding the registration departments above, please visit