Badge/Hotel News

San Diego Comic-Con RFID Badges Mailed — Design, Details About RFID Location, More [UPDATE]

[UPDATE June 6] It appears that general attendee badges have also now started to ship — and as we speculated, the design is the same as the Professional badges. So keep an eye on your (physical) mailbox! @SD_Comic_Con Proof that #SDCC2016 attendee badges have started to be sent out! pic.twitter.com/1fP8miw3Dt — Random Penguin (@RandomPenguin) June 7, 2016 [PREVIOUS] As you ... Read More »

SDCC 2016 Hotel Waitlist Set to Begin June 1

Hotelpocalypse is (almost) finally over. CCI posted today that hotel waitlist emails would begin going out on Wednesday, June 1. With this announcement, there are a few new rules and information for this year that you will need to know so you can get a room when you get your email. First is that emails will start going out on Wednesday, June 1 ... Read More »

Update on SDCC 2016 Badge Shipping for Attendees with Multiple Buyers

If you were an attendee who had multiple buyers purchase your badge (meaning that one buyer purchased, say, Thursday and Sunday for you in Preregistration, and a second buyer was able to add Friday and Saturday for you in Open Registration) — Comic-Con International has good news for you. Tonight, they began to send out e-mails to users in that ... Read More »

Select Non-Downtown San Diego Comic-Con Hotels Open Back Up

Although we haven’t seen or heard of anyone who has been let in off the waitlist, a select few non-downtown hotels for San Diego Comic-Con have opened back up through onPeak. As of publication, the available hotels include Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town, Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo/Sea World, Coronado Island Marriott Resort, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, ... Read More »

CCI Releases More Information About Badge Shipping

As if they hadn’t heard thousands of attendees screaming for more transparency on every other sale except badges (on which they already do a good job), Comic-Con International instead released a comprehensive FAQ about this year’s new process of shipping badges to domestic buyers. As previously announced, badges will be shipped about three to four weeks before the convention (so ... Read More »

Hotelpocalypse 2016 Recap: The Great Randomizer [UPDATE]

Oh, Hotelpocalypse. Please don’t come back for another year. Although Tuesday’s San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale seemed to clear up the technical issues that plagued last year’s sale, the new system of randomization brought with it a whole new slew of questions — namely, just how was it going to work? Comic-Con International only offered two real sentences of ... Read More »

I Didn’t Get a Hotel for San Diego Comic-Con — Now What?

After most, if not all, the San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel confirmation and rejection e-mails went out today, there are not only some very happy attendees, but also some unhappy ones — either because they didn’t receive any hotel, or they didn’t get the one/area that they wanted. So what are your next moves? Room Trade: One of the positive ... Read More »

Hotelpocalypse 2016: San Diego Comic-Con Hotel Size Guide

For better or for worse, what hotels you chose yesterday and what placement the Comic-Con Gods decided to randomly place you in are going to determine your fate this year. And come Friday when hotel confirmations will likely go out, thousands of attendees will be scratching their heads, wondering, “How did I end up at that hotel?” So, for fun, ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con Hotelpocalypse 2016 [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] OnPeak has clarified how they will process hotel submissions: Going by the timestamp of when users initially were granted access to the form, and not when it was submitted. This is different from what onPeak phone representatives were telling callers this morning. To clarify: requests will be processed based on the timestamp of when you were given access to the form, not the ... Read More »