Badges for WonderCon have traditionally gone on sale in the early new year, but Comic-Con International has a little bit of a holiday treat for con-goers this year: badges for 2016 in LA are now on sale.
Prices for the March 25-27 convention are now on sale, with prices up over 2015. A three-day badge for 2016 will run you $65 (up from $55 in 2015), a Friday or Saturday badge clock in at $30 each (up from $27 in 2015), and a Sunday-only badge comes in at $18 (up from $16). It’s a very minor price hike, though, and children’s badges are even more of a steal, at roughly half the cost of adult badges.
Just like with last year, badges will be available online only. The convention has sold out the past few years, though nowhere near the speed of San Diego Comic-Con.
Similar to Comic-Con, you’ll need a Member ID to buy a badge, but unlike with SDCC, you can set up an ID today and still complete your purchase. And, unlike San Diego Comic-Con this year which will be physically mailing out badges to US attendees, WonderCon badges must still be picked up onsite at the following times:
Thursday, March 24: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM (3-Day and Friday badge pick-up only)
Friday, March 25: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 26: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 27: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Traditionally, discounted hotel blocks go on sale at the same time as badges, but not this year. Stay tuned for more updates about hotels.
Although WonderCon is smaller than Comic-Con, it still sees some amazing programming. Last year’s headliners included San Andreas, Mad Max: Fury Road, iZombie, Orphan Black, and much more. The full line-up for this year’s convention won’t be released until closer to the convention date in March.
You can find out more information about badges on Comic-Con International’s website.
Will you be attending Wonder-Con 2016? Let us know in the comments.