Fans 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 on Saturday, April 8.
The process is virtually the same as last year, in that beginning at 8AM PT on April 8, eligible attendees will be able to access a waiting room using their Registration Code. That code will be both e-mailed to attendees and also found in your Member ID under the “Registration Info tab”. If you haven’t already made a Member ID, unfortunately, you’re out of luck until 2018, as CCI has currently closed the system off to new members.
Once you’ve verified your code on the morning of the sale, 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 $45 (and if you purchased any other combination of single day badges, so long as you didn’t purchase Preview Night, you can also pick up extra days). Confused about your eligibility? Simply login to your Member ID and look for the green checkmark on top that says you’re OK.
Here’s a look at the prices for badges this year:
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 on April 8, as well as sharing any glitches or issues that crop up during the sale on Twitter. We’ll also have our Visual Guide up shortly.
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.