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What (and How) to Pack for San Diego Comic-Con


We get asked a lot — what do I need to pack for San Diego Comic-Con? We’ve previously compiled a list of “Uncommon Items” you might not think to bring to the convention, but we’re going to offer a more comprehensive list (though by no means complete) of what to pack — as well as how to make it fit. ... Read More »

What to Expect: SDCC Preparation for May 2016

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It’s now May, and that means in 80 days, San Diego Comic-Con will be upon us. Are you prepared? Well, alright, no one is probably ever completely prepared, but your best option for ensuring you make the most of the behemoth that is Comic-Con is keeping up with the important information. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here’s what ... Read More »

Hotelpocalypse 2016: San Diego Comic-Con Hotel Size Guide

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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 »

Visual Guide To The San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Hotel Sale

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If you thought getting a badge to San Diego Comic-Con was tough, you better buckle in for the bumpy ride that is the General Hotel Sale, or, as we lovingly call it, Hotelpocalypse. On Tuesday, April 5, attendees will try for a hotel, and just like with badge sales, some attendees will walk away disappointed. Though this year has thrown ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Open Registration Visual Guide

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For many of you, February is going to be a great month. And for many more of you, it may not be so great. Why? Because Comic-Con International announced today that Open Registration for San Diego Comic-Con 2016 will take place next Saturday at February 20, at 9AM PT. That means that for better or worse, you’ll know soon whether ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con FAQ: What Is Group Buying?

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We often stress that no one is guaranteed a badge to San Diego Comic-Con. While that may sound daunting, it’s simply the truth: There is more demand for badges than there is space available (and no, moving to XYZ convention center is not magically going to hold 1 million+ people). We estimate that there’s roughly a 50% chance to score ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Online Open Registration Tips: Get Prepared Now


It’s a wait like no other.  For many, San Diego Comic-Con Badge Sales anticipation fills our heads with each passing day, and many of us start waiting for word of Online Open Registration from the moment the previous year’s con closes.  Now the wait is finally over. On Friday, February 12, 2016 we finally received the official announcement that SDCC ... Read More »