San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Updates: Potential Professional and Volunteer Registration Timelines [UPDATE: Open Registration Too]

With Returning Registration just around the corner, the next biggest questions are: When is Open Registration? When is Volunteer Registration? and When is Professional Registration?

[UPDATE]

Comic-Con International has provided a little more insight into the Open Registration timeline tonight, stating that they anticipate it will launch “early-to-mid April”.

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While we don’t have exact dates for you, thanks to longtime reader @Granite_Grizz, we do know some more information about two of those sales.

When you send an e-mail to Comic-Con’s volunteer department, at the moment, the automated e-mail states that “due to some IT upgrades, it looks like it will be sometime in early April” for Volunteer Registration.

If you use Comic-Con’s contact form, you also receive an automated response that informs you approved Creative Professionals or those with a verification status of NOT DUE will “receive information regarding online badge registration in late March 2017”. Trade professionals will register online at a later date.

None of this information is on Comic-Con International’s site as of this evening, so it’s potentially all subject to change. The automated e-mails have been updated recently, though, as CCI’s contains the Returning Registration date announced last week (and we can confirm the Professional Registration “late March” verbiage wasn’t on their automated e-mails as of two weeks ago) — so we have every reason to believe these timelines are coming down the pipe.

Here’s a look at both e-mails:

Volunteer E-mail

Professional Registration portion from Comic-Con International automated e-mails

Are you glad to have some information about the timelines? 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.