If you’ve been dreaming of being one of the most integral parts of San Diego Comic-Con – or if you simply want to yell “Walk, don’t run!” to Comic-Con attendees and have them actually pay attention – then pay attention, because the volunteer interest list for San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is now officially open.
You can sign up now, by going into your Member ID and clicking on the “Volunteering” tab and following the instructions there.
This interest list does not guarantee that signing up will grant you a volunteer badge at Comic-Con. Instead, it’s simply your way of telling Comic-Con International that once volunteer registration opens up at some point in 2016, that you’d like to be notified to try for a remaining badge.
Returning volunteers will get first dibs at volunteer badges during Volunteer Registration, and do not need to sign up for the interest list. From CCI’s site, here’s the official explanation:
Only those that are on the Comic-Con 2016 Volunteer Interest List will be able to participate in online volunteer registration in early 2016. Those on the Volunteer Interest List will be notified in advance – via email – of the date they may access online volunteer registration. Online volunteer registration fills up very quickly, so please be sure to check your email frequently for the registration date announcement!
If you completed at least one volunteer assignment at Comic-Con 2015, you do not need to sign up for the 2016 Volunteer Interest List. You will be contacted – via email – for Priority Volunteer Registration (PVR) in early 2016.
Sometime after Priority Volunteer Registration is complete, any remaining volunteer spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis through online volunteer registration for those on the Interest List.
If you’re unsure of what a volunteering at the convention is like, you can check out our Insider’s Guide to Volunteering at the Con.
Just like with general attendee badges, volunteer badges are highly in demand, and it’s possible that CCI could close the interest list at any time, so plan on signing up early, and keeping an eye on any e-mail updates. Sign up today.
Will you be signing up to volunteer? Let us know in the comments.