General News

WonderCon Anaheim Discounts Announced for Disneyland, Medieval Times

One of the benefits of moving WonderCon back to Anaheim is the fact that it’s right across the street from one of the world’s most famous attractions: Disneyland. Not only that, but you’re mere minutes away from Medieval Times. Whether you’re into jousting, giant turkey legs, and delicious mead, or you just want to chill at the “House of Mouse,” ... 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 »

SXSW Activations Offer Potential Glimpse at SDCC 2017

SXSW – the annual festival held in Austin, Texas, which combines music, film, and technology for a mega event – has been a pretty good indicator of what offsite activations will eventually be headed to San Diego in July for San Diego Comic-Con. For instance, last year we got our first peek at both the Game of Thrones Hall of Faces ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Returning Registration Recap: Gone in a Flash

For better or worse, several thousand Comic-Con attendees have their badges for 2017 — and several thousand more don’t yet. Returning Registration for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 — the badge sale for eligible returning general attendees — took place this morning. The process included use of the EXPO Logic Waiting Room, which has been in place since Comic-Con 2014, and despite a ... Read More »

The Contest Hub

Open Registrational Visual Guide & Tips

Everybody loves contests, right? So to make it easier on our readers to find these opportunities we have decided to run an ongoing post to be your contest hub. Make sure to take note of the Entry/Deadline dates and any restrictions. Good luck to all who enter! SDCC Badge Contests Company Prize Link Entry/Deadline Restrictions Comic-Con International 2 winners will each ... Read More »

SDConCast 3/11/17 – SDCC 2017 Returning Registration

It’s finally here! The return of the badge sale formerly know as Preregistration is happening. Now called Returning Registration, but with all the same anxiety and spinning blue circles. We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens, including any common issues, going back over the basics, and talking the news that’s been announced thus far. Come join the SDCC UBlog ... Read More »

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”. [PREVIOUS] While we don’t have exact dates for you, thanks to ... Read More »