Yearning to go to arguably the largest comic book convention of the year without a registration code? Well, better luck next year. The always confusingly titled “Open Registration” for San Diego Comic-Con will go live February 21, at 9 am PST. Although it’s titled “Open”, registration is only available to those that already have a Member ID.
On February 21, at 8 am PST, the Epic Registration waiting room will open and it will promptly close one hour later for new entrants. Do yourself the favor of authorizing the code before then.
For those that are unfamiliar with the process, you must already have a member ID by this time or you have almost zero chance to attend the event. It does take meticulous planning of at least a year in advance.
If you are lucky enough to already have your member ID, you can check the “Registration Info” tab on the member account and grab the registration code. This code will allow you to join the Epic Registration waiting room so you can attempt to nab some badges. Keep in mind that there are more eligible members than badges available.
It is also important to note that having a registration code for the Epic waiting room does not guarantee you a badge, just a seat at the table (figurative table of course). Yes, it is mess, and you might have better luck at winning the lottery.
Still confused? Let’s be honest, the Comic-Con purchasing experience is a daunting task, to say the least, due to demand. So check out their help page if you need further assistance.
It is an exciting time indeed. Make your way down to the comment section below and let us know if you are one of the chosen ones lucky enough to grab at least a registration code, as well as your cosplaying plans for this years SDCC.