As we are getting closer to the month of November, thoughts of geekiness turn to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con and their badge pre-registration. As that usually never runs very smoothly and every year the organizers of the event always seem surprised by the interest in the event worldwide. However, after the expansion the center is supposedly undergoing, it could get even more crowded in future years.
However, if you have your badge from your trip in 2013, you better still have it. At least, if you were a junior and attended the event. As pre-registration goes, you needed to have attended the event last year in order to priority to attend the event the following year, as well as a valid Member ID. For juniors that will be old enough to buy their own badges next year will need to have their old 2013 badge ID number to pre-register for 2014.
While CCI has claimed that pre-registration could come somewhere between November 1st and December 31st of this year, because they use the stipulation of the child turning 13 as of November 1st needs to have the badge. That simply could be the cutoff date for the purchase.
Another piece of information to note for people planning to go to the 2014 event, you will need to keep your badges after the event to register for 2015.
“Attendees will be required to keep their physical Comic-Con 2014 badge and badge code to be eligible for Comic-Con 2015 preregistration. Please be sure not to sell, trade, or give away your Comic-Con 2014 badge or badge code, or you may not be eligible for 2015 preregistration.”
It seems that CCI is trying to cut down on fraudulent activity in regards to people that are allowed to pre-register. Using their badges from the previous year may be good in theory, but will it actually be able to be proved that it helped? Not likely. We will give you more information when it becomes available. However, in the meantime, be sure to see if your Member ID is up-to-date. Never hurts to check.