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CCI Offers Insight Into Preregistration Waiting Room Process [UPDATE 2]

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon23 Comments

While today’s Professional registration process could have gone smoother, CCI seems to have a plan to help curb those problems from happening in the Preregistration sale. Attendees have had a lot of questions about how the new process — which includes a randomized waiting room and a unique registration code to access the sale — and thanks to a Toucan … Read More

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Preregistration Tips [UPDATE 2 – How To Make The Most Of The New Process]

In Badge/Hotel News, General News, Guides by Lisa McDowell14 Comments

[Editor’s Note] We’d like to welcome our guest contributor, Lisa McDowell, with her first article! Since Comic-Con International has stated 2014 SDCC preregistration will take place soon (sometime in early 2014), the possible window of time for badge sales is starting to close in. Whether last year was your first time attending or you’ve been there from the start, we … Read More

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SDCC 2014 Volunteer Registration Opens February 4 – Only Preapproved Apply

In Badge/Hotel News by Jeremy Rutz1 Comment

After months of silence and hints of progress in regards to SDCC 2014 registration, things are really starting to snowball into February. Last week it was the new Member ID page with hints that pre-registration would happen (relatively) soon; today was the new system’s first test of the year with creative professional badge registration; and now we have news of … Read More

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Professional Registration Problems – Could It Delay Prereg? [UPDATE]

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon12 Comments

The first badge sale for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 kicked off this morning, with Creative Professionals vying for a badge. Similar to how Preregistration will work, just because a creative professional is registered and ‘eligible’ for a badge, does not mean that he or she would walk away victorious. As with Prereg in past years, this can lead to thousands … Read More

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Reader Response: Preregistration Changes – Good Or Bad?

In Badge/Hotel News, Editorials/Opinions, Features by Kerry Dixon18 Comments

When Comic-Con International announced earlier this week that they would be changing the way the EPIC Registration waiting room would function, basing your place in line to purchase tickets on a randomized algorithm rather than the nano-second you arrived at the website, chaos ensued. A lot of our readers have strong opinions about whether or not the changes are positive … Read More

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Editorial: The Rise and Fall of Comic Conventions?

In Editorials/Opinions, General News by Jeremy Rutz4 Comments

Believe me when I say, when you’re at the top, everyone is aiming for you. That’s how Comic-Con International must feel over the past couple of years. San Diego Comic-Con, the Grand Daddy of Comic-Cons, has operated at capacity attendance since 2007, and the difficulty in getting a badge for just a single day has caused fans to look elsewhere … Read More

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CCI Alters Badge Registration Process; System Randomized for 2014

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon35 Comments

CCI has finally given anxious attendees a few updates on both how and when the impending preregistration sale will take place, and most attendees are either going to be very happy or very upset by the changes. According to a new Toucan Blog update, part of the hold-up for the sale has been that CCI and EPIC Registration have completely … Read More

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Win a SDCC Trip For Two From Sideshow Collectibles

In Badge/Hotel News, General News by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

While attendees are still anxiously awaiting news on Preregistration (which we think is all but guaranteed to take place next month in February), there’s another tactic that hopeful attendees can try to get into Comic-Con this year. Sideshow Collectibles is giving away a trip to send one lucky individual and a guest to San Diego Comic-Con, with all travel and … Read More

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CCI Revamps Member ID System In Preparation for Badge Registration

In General News by Jeremy Rutz6 Comments

Comic-Con International must have one hell of a New Year’s Resolution. In addition to the announced registration improvements and continued testing of the EPIC registration system to ensure it can sufficiently handle the mad nerd rush of internet traffic when badge sales finally happen, CCI has now announced it is improving the Member ID system, via its Toucan blog: We … Read More

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WonderPost: ‘Son of Batman’, Masquerade, Announced Special Guests

In General News, Panel & Autograph News, WonderCon by Jeremy Rutz5 Comments

WonderCon Anaheim 2014 will be here before we know it. Scheduled for the weekend of April 18-20, the sister show of San Diego Comic-Con has been steadily growing in attendance, and interest, over the past several years. We’ll be covering WonderCon Anaheim for the first time, and we’ll be posting news and information leading up to and throughout the spring … Read More