Where to Pick Up Your Badge Plus Other Changes

Where to go for a variety of things at San Diego Comic-Con is changing a bit this year. Although most attendees are getting their badges mailed some, like international attendees, will still need to pick up on site. Here are the changes for this year, from the Toucan Blog:

Everyone will need to go to the Sails Pavilion on the upper level of the convention center to pick up your badge. That means attendees, professionals, and press. This is also where everyone can pick up your bag, souvenir book, and lanyard. Volunteers are the only exception and will need to go to Marina Ballroom FG at the Marriott. While this year’s hours have not yet been announced, here are last year’s:

The other big news, of course, is that the Art Show is moving from the Sails Pavilion to the Manchester Grand Hyatt Ballroom C. Also new this year – because of the new location, it will be open to the public for the first time.

There are plenty of other updates, including:

Anime: Moves to Marriott Grand Ballroom 10, 11, 12, and 13

Blood Drive: Moves to Coronado Ballroom ABCDE in the Manchester Grand Hyatt

CCI-IFF: Moves to Marriott Grand Ballroom 3-4

Films: Moves to Marriott Grand Ballroom 8 (Nighttime screenings also at the Convention Center in Room 4)

Games: Games in the Marriott moves to Pacific Ballroom 21 and 22; Convention Center Games are still on the Mezzanine level.

Hospitality Suite: Moves to Marriott Grand Ballroom 5 and 6

Hotel Desk: Moves to the Sails Pavilion

Playback Room: Moves to Marriott Marina Ballroom DE

Professional Lounge: Moves to Room 10 at the Convention Center

Volunteer Registration: Moves to Marina Ballroom FG at the Marriott

You can find the full announcement on CCI’s site.

What do you think of all the changes? Let us know in the comments.

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  • maxhdrm

    When you mention “hours” are you talking about the badge hours Because CCI actually does list this years hours. Sunday is 9:30am -5pm. I believe most of the hours are right on their home page. So does that mean I go upstairs to the Sail Pavilion (that same madness that everyone else will be waiting in line for in order to get autograph tixs and lego tixs) to register my free child? I’m cool if they allow us to do it an hour before the floor opens but to wait in a long line of others just going for exclusives so I can register them before the floor seems complicated at best.

  • Badge pick-up hours are not necessarily the same thing as show floor hours – which is what’s currently listed on CCI’s site.

  • maxhdrm

    Well that’s good news. So I have two kids. Do my wife and I both need to be present to register them or can one of us save a spot in line while the other is registering. No CCI faqs don’t go into specific details like this and yes I often email but never get a response, at least this close to the Con. Any other point in the year I get a response almost right away.

  • robjoh

    Why are they calling this a change? Wasn’t is just last year you picked up your badges elsewhere? The years before that I picked them up where you pick them up this year again. Just curious,s’all.
    Oh,and when I brought a kid along one year,him and me went to register while mommy,who already had her badge,got in the Hallmark line. Hopefully it’s still like that. Have fun!

  • Derrick Bright

    Who is the hospitality suite for? Volunteers? Anyone?

  • You’re both SUPPOSED to be there when you pick-up, but occasionally the volunteers will give you both badges if you explain and present both barcodes.

  • Anyone!

  • Derrick Bright

    Cool. I am going with my wife and girls this year and my daughter loves snacks. It could be a good break.

  • maxhdrm

    awesome, this in conjunction with finding out I can get them registered the day before are a big help for just walking in on Sunday to enjoy the convention. Thanks for the info

  • Gabriela Bernal

    If I have a Thursday only badge can I register my kids on Wednesday afternoon? In order to avoid lines on Thursday? Thanks!