Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration is four days away and I, Professor Toucan, have compiled all of your most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your question below, use the “contact us” feature in your Comic-Con Member ID account and send me an email!
Q: How do I know if I’m eligible for Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration?
A: To see if you are eligible, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and look in the top-right corner. If you see the green “OK CC’20 Paid Attendee Return Reg” flag, you are eligible to participate! Remember, only Comic-Con 2019 paid attendees are eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2020 Returning Registration.
Q: I’m eligible! What do I need to participate?
A: You’ll need two eggs to participate: your personal registration code and the link to the Expo Logic waiting room. Keep your eagle eyeballs peeled for an email containing the link and your personal registration code. It’ll be sent at least 48 hours prior to the badge sale.
Q: When and where will I receive my registration code and link to the Expo Logic waiting room?
A: No need to go on a wild goose chase! The email containing both your registration code and waiting room link will arrive in your inbox at least 48 hours prior to October 12. You will also be able to find them under the “Registration Info” tab in your Comic-Con Member ID account at least 48 hours prior to the sale. (Psst! Don’t forget to check your spam folder!)
Q: Can I share my registration code, or use it more than once?
A: Let’s talk turkey. When participating in Returning Registration, always remember my “one code, one browser” rule! A registration code may be redeemed for only one entry into the Expo Logic waiting room. If the code is used more than once, or in multiple browsers, the most recent use of the code will be considered active causing prior sessions to expire. If you share your code with other members of your flock, you run the risk of being locked out!
Q: What time do I need to enter the Expo Logic waiting room? Is it 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)?
A: Chirp chirp!! Here’s how it works: The Expo Logic waiting room will open at 8:00 AM PDT for registration code entry; then, badges will go on sale shortly after 9:00 AM PDT. That’s an entire hour! You do not need to be an early bird and rush to the waiting room at exactly 8:00 AM PDT! Arriving early to the waiting room does not give you an advantage, so snuggle up in your nest and sleep in!
Please keep in mind that the waiting room will close at 9:00 AM PDT sharp. You must authorize your registration code prior to 9:00 AM PDT to participate in Returning Registration. We suggest you set your alarm(s) for 15 minutes prior to 9:00 AM PDT. Now is not the time to wing it! The only things you’ll miss by not arriving promptly at 8:00 AM PDT are our quirky status messages and our beloved blue spinning circle!
Q: If I get to the waiting room before 9:00 AM PDT, am I guaranteed a badge?
A: Admittance to the Expo Logic waiting room does not guarantee you a badge, regardless of what time you glide into the waiting room. There are more eligible members than badges available during Returning Registration. When the badge sale begins at 9:00 AM PDT, members will be randomly moved from the waiting room to a registration session. Not all members will be selected for a registration session. If you are unable to purchase a badge during Returning Registration, you will be able to participate in Open Registration at a later date.
Q: Can I buy badges for my friends?
A: You may purchase badges for up to THREE people total, yourself included. Each toucan you are purchasing for must be eligible to participate and they must have their own valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID account. To get your ducks in a row, you will need their Member ID and LAST NAME ready. You do not need their Member ID password. You may not purchase badges for others using your own Comic-Con Member ID.
On the other wing, you are not required to purchase a badge for yourself! If you are randomly selected for a registration session, enter your Member ID and last name. Then, select the number of eligible members you wish to purchase for: 1, 2, or 3. On the next screen, your name and Member ID will be auto populated on the first line of the badge selection page. Simply select “Clear” to remove yourself, then enter the Member IDs and last names of those you wish to purchase for! But remember, they MUST be eligible to participate in Returning Registration.
Q: I am eligible for Returning Registration and I’d like to get a badge for my 9-year-old daughter. Does she need a Comic-Con Member ID? Can she participate in Returning Registration?
A: Great news! Comic-Con proudly offers one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry! Little birdies age 12 and under are free with a paying adult and they do not need a Member ID. Just arrive onsite and fly over to the Registration Area to register your child for a badge. Click here to check out our Child Badge Policy.
Q: Where will badges be shipped?
A: Already getting goose bumps? Badges will be sent to each individual attendee with a verified badge shipping address. You do not need to enter a shipping address during checkout. If your friend buys a badge for you, it will be shipped to the verified shipping address on file in your Comic-Con Member ID account as of May 13, 2020.
Q: What should I do if I forget to change my shipping address before Returning Registration begins?
A: Rest assured, your goose isn’t cooked! Badges will begin shipping about 3 – 4 weeks before Comic-Con, so you have until May 13, 2020 to update shipping address in your Comic-Con Member ID account. To check your badge shipping address, log in to your Member ID account and peck the “Contact Info” tab.
Q: I am an international attendee. Where will my badge be shipped?
A: We are unable to ship badges to an international address. International attendees may pick up their badge when they arrive onsite. Badge pick-up hours and locations will be posted here as we get closer to the event. If you would like to have your badge shipped to an aviary in the United States, please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and update the “Badge Shipping Address” under the “Contact Info” tab with a domestic shipping address.
Q: If I am only able to purchase some of the badges I want during Returning Registration, will I be able to participate in Open Registration to try to buy the rest?
A: As long as you do not purchase a 4-Day with Preview Night badge during Returning Registration, you will be eligible to participate in Open Registration. This includes Preview Night upgrades. For example, if you are able to purchase all four daily badges (Thursday through Sunday) during Returning Registration, you will be eligible to participate in Open Registration if you want to try to add Preview Night. There are more eligible members than badges available in both sales. You are not guaranteed a badge purchase during either sale, regardless of when you enter the waiting room.
Q: If I purchase an attendee badge for Comic-Con 2020 but cannot attend, will I still qualify for Comic-Con 2021 Returning Registration?
A: Yes! However, we are always looking for ways to improve the registration and badge purchase processes. Comic-Con reserves the right to change eligibility requirements – without notice – at any time. For more information, please review the Terms and Conditions.
Q: When is Open Registration?
A: We are hoping to launch Open Registration … soon! Be sure to log in to your Member ID account and make sure you are opted in to receive email notifications with updates on Open Registration! And don’t forget to fly along my blog for important announcements!
Thank you for staying in the nest with me through this extensive FAQ. More details about Returning Registration can be found here.
We hope to see you swoop into the waiting room on October 12! Good luck!
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