San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Open Registration Set For February 20

SDCC Badges White BackgroundFans of San Diego Comic-Con have been very patient this year, but we can all breathe a sigh of relief, because for better or worse, the process of finding out if you’ll get to attend the biggest, best pop culture convention has almost come to an end. Comic-Con International just announced that Open Registration badge sales will be taking place next Saturday, on February 20, 2016. Your Valentine’s Day plans are safe.

The process is virtually the same as last year, in that beginning at 8AM PT on February 20, eligible attendees will be able to access a waiting room using their Registration Code. That code was e-mailed out today to attendees, but it’s also available by logging in to your Member ID and selecting the “Registration Info” tab. If you haven’t already made a Member ID, unfortunately, you’re out of luck until 2017, as CCI has currently closed the system off to new Members.

Once you’ve verified your code, you’ll be able to stay in the waiting room until 9AM PT, when you’ll be randomly placed into a line to await your turn to check out. For those who had previously purchased a Four-Day badge without Preview Night, you’ll be able to add Preview Night on as a stand-alone option for $40.

For those who had already purchased all four days with Preview Night, you’ll be unable to participate in Open Registration.

Here’s a look at the prices for badges this year:

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Once you’re into the system, you’ll be able to purchase up to three badges, including one for yourself.

The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog will be hosting a live Google+ Hangout during the sale beginning at 8:30AM PT, as well as sharing any glitches or issues that crop up during the sale on Twitter.

You can read the full update on Comic-Con International’s Open Registration page.

Will you be trying for a badge next weekend? Let us know in the comments.

About Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site’s resident panel guru.