Badge/Hotel News

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Preregistration Badge Validation Opens, Prices Announced [UPDATE: Preregistration in November]

[UPDATE] Comic-Con International has posted a Toucan Blog on the subject of Preregistration, stating that “Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration will launch sometime in November 2014”. [PREVIOUS] It’s time. To validate your Comic-Con badge for Preregistration, anyway. Comic-Con International updated their policies today to reflect several announcements, including that the validation period to be able to participate in Preregistration is now ... Read More »

Comic-Con 2014 Badge Required for Preregistration for 2015

San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but Comic-Con International isn’t done with policy tweaks just yet. As previously reported, for the first time, attendees will need some information printed on their physical Comic-Con badge in order to be eligible for Preregistration to attend in 2015. Preregistration is the first chance badge sale for those who attended in 2014, and according ... Read More »

Additional SDCC Hotels Open Up For Waitlisted Attendees

For those who weren’t lucky enough to score a downtown hotel during the Travel Planners San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale earlier this year, there’s good news. While filling out hotel preferences, attendees were asked to click a box to be placed on a waiting list if a downtown hotel room later became available – and today, several hundred attendees were ... Read More »

No Badge Resale for SDCC 2014

Badges We don't need no stinking badges by davidgolbitz, on Flickr

For the first time in recent history, San Diego Comic-Con will not be holding its traditional badge resale. In previous years, Comic-Con International has offered a limited resale of refunded Comic-Con badges, allowing those who were shut out during Preregistration or the General Sale (or who only scored a few days) one final chance to snag a badge to the ... Read More »

Hotepocalyse Round 2: The Revenge of the Refresh Button

Generally, we associate the largest San Diego Comic-Con hotel sale (the one that took place earlier this month) with Hotelpocalypse, because thousands upon thousands of attendees are vying for an even smaller number of hotel rooms. However, this afternoon, the re-opening of non-downtown hotels may have taken both the title and the crown as this year’s real Hotel Hell. At ... Read More »

SDCC Hotel Reservations: Hotelpocalypse Part II

If today’s Hotelpocalypse was a film trilogy, it would be the middle film. Dark, downbeat, ominous and threatening to the heroes of the story. It would be the Two Towers, Back To The Future Part II, or even The Empire Strikes Back of the Hotelpocalypse saga. Last year’s hotel sales were the just the beginning. Many attendees were caught off ... Read More »

SDCC Hotel Reservations: So That Happened… 2014 Edition

The one Comic-Con event that stresses everyone out is the annual Hotel Reservation sales. Why? For one, everyone is competing for a limited number of coveted downtown hotel rooms, likely to have a shower close by after a spending a night in the plaza outside of Hall H. And when we say everyone, we mean it. Preregistration and open registration ... Read More »

Guide To The SDCC 2014 Hotel Sale [Updated with Prices]

[UPDATE: Comic-Con International has announced the list of hotels and room prices for this year. You can view the list here And if you need help finding a roommate, be sure to check out our Roommate and Room Finder forum on reddit] If you thought getting a badge to San Diego Comic-Con was tough, you better buckle in for the ... Read More »

Prepare For The General Hotel Sale on April 8: The Process, Prices, Finding Roommates, More [Updated]

Comic-Con International has just announced on the Toucan Blog – what Travel Planners confirmed to us back in February – that the General Hotel Reservation Sale will take place on Tuesday, April 8, at 9AM PT. The General Hotel Sale is the biggest hotel sale for San Diego Comic-Con, because it’s when the hotels closest to the action (the Gaslamp District downtown, as ... Read More »