Lanyard/WB Bag/Souvenir Program Pick-Up: Reminders, Thoughts, More [UPDATE]

©2014 WBEI

©2014 WBEI

With badges being mailed out this year for most attendees (more on that in a moment), we’ve gotten a lot of questions about on-site pick-up for lanyards, WB bags (and check out all 18 designs this year!), and souvenir programs.

So let’s start with what we do know, which is this: Badges were mailed out, provided the buyer of your badge entered a domestic US address. However, it was only badges that were mailed – so lanyards, WB bags, and souvenir programs will be picked up on-site in Sails Pavilion this year. For those whose badge buyer entered an international address, you’re going to be heading to the Marriott Marquis & Marina to pick-up your general attendee badge (and here are the hours for that). If you’re press/pro/exhibitor, you’ll be picking up at the Convention Center in your designated area. There will be no more badge pick-up in Sails Pavilion.

But we have some thoughts, based on things like logic and experience, so hear us out.

Since badge pick-up is no longer in Sails Pavilion, there is no way to get to Sails Pavilion without a badge anymore. There’s no entrance except through the front doors. Which means that if you don’t have a Preview Night badge – you’re not going to Sails, and you’re not collecting your lanyard/bag/program that night. On Preview Night, they may open this area earlier for those with Preview Night badges. We’ll have to wait and see on that point.

[UPDATE] For international attendees picking up at the Marriott, you may also pick up your bag, books, and lanyard in this area. For that reason, it may be possible for a domestic attendee to head over there and pick up lanyards/bags/programs ahead of getting into the Sails Pavilion — so it’s certainly worth a shot. Pick-up is listed as a start time of 3PM, but it’s always been open much closer (closer to 12-1PM).

Your RFID badge will be scanned in order to pick-up. Limit of one set per person.

So, there you have it. If CCI actually does announce more information, we’ll let you know.

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

  • Mike Nelson

    If they don’t do bag pick up on Wednesday, when will all the cosplayers start making dresses out of them?

  • Aloki

    Are Child Badges picked up at the Marriott?

  • Ninec Mor

    The WB Tote bag dresses you’ve probably seen are probably the girls that receive WB bags in advance. WB liked what they did with their product and send them CC WB bags so they can craft their dresses/ purses/ clutch wallets, etc in time for the con. An article was made about a woman who started the trend with the CC WB Tote bags.

  • Do we know what the bag designs are? Did I miss that post?

  • julia

    does anyone know if we can pick up the lanyards and bags Wednesday at the Marriott or Sails if we have Thurs-Sunday badge?

  • Miguel Hernandez

    The link is posted in the article.

  • Miguel Hernandez

    That’s mentioned in the article (that they don’t know).

  • Yup, I’m going blind 🙂

  • Miguel Hernandez

    I think a lot of us are getting so anxious/nervous that we’re missing things lol. I’ve missed a few articles and I check this site every few minutes.

  • julia

    I saw that but was wondering if anybody else had info.

  • Same here. Anticipation is so high 2 days out I’m worried I haven’t read every scrape of info!

  • Candy Carson

    yes…(http://comic-con.org/cci/2016/2016-child-badge-policy)
    You may register a child (12 and under) onsite for free in the Attendee Registration Area if a paying adult accompanies the child. You will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant age 12 and under. The Attendee Registration Area is located in the Pacific Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis and San Diego Marina Hotel.

  • Tim

    What is needed to pickup a child badge? Do you need your adult badge with you to pick it up?

  • Lea

    Do you need an ID to pick up the lanyards and all that stuff? Any sort of checking in? Or do you just go to the Sails Pavilion and get them, assuming you have a badge of course?