Badge/Hotel News

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Open Registration Recap: Steady As She Goes

You can finally answer the question: Am I going to San Diego Comic-Con this year? For better or worse, several thousand Comic-Con attendees have their badges for 2017 — and several thousand more don’t yet. Open Registration for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 — the badge sale for anyone, regardless of whether they attended SDCC in 2016 or not — took ... Read More »

No Surprise: No San Diego Comic-Con Badge Resale for 2017

In news that should be a surprise to no one (but is still news), Comic-Con International confirmed today what has basically been the policy for years: That there will be no Badge Resale of returned badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, meaning if you don’t have a badge by the time Open Registration sells out this weekend, you’re not going ... Read More »

Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing Want to Send You to Comic-Con 2017

In years past, we’ve reported on contests that whisk lucky winners to sunny San Diego to attend SDCC. This year is no different, as contest announcements are beginning to surface. Local San Diegans IDW Publishing and Traveling Stories dropped a big contest announcement today with their “Ultimate San Diego Comic-Con Experience.” We're teaming up with #comiccon2017 & @IDWPublishing to make ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Open Registration Visual Guide

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–and Open Registration.” And it is time to talk about San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration for 2017, because it will be here before you know it — on April 8, 2017 at 9AM PT, to be exact. That means that for better or worse, you’ll know ... Read More »

Open Registration for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Set for April 8

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 ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Early Bird Hotel Sale Now Open

With all the badge sales happening so late this year, one of the biggest questions we’ve gotten has been: When are hotel sales happening? The Early Bird Hotel Sale is back for 2017, with reservations now open through onPeak. Just like in previous years, the Early Bird sale is not for downtown hotels, but rather for hotels in further-out areas, ... Read More »

Creative Professional Registration Set for March 23

With Returning Registration now over, everyone’s attention has turned to the sales we still have left to get through – including, but not limited to: Creative Professional Registration, Trade Professional Registration, Volunteer Registration, the General Hotel Sale, and Open Registration. And it’s already March 20. Sheesh. The good news is that Comic-Con International has just unveiled the date for one ... Read More »

Short-Term Rentals: A Viable Alternative to Hotelpocalypse?

Hotelpocalypse. Say the word, and chills run down every SDCC attendee’s spine. The name by which Comic-Con International’s hotel lottery has come to be known is no less descriptive as it is accurate. Just as with SDCC badges, there are far fewer hotel rooms than there are people who want them – 19,500 or so rooms in the CCI hotel block compared to ... Read More »