50th SDCC Sells Out Fast in Returning Registration

by Transmute Jun

2019 marks the 50th San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). Returning Registration, where only those who attended on a paid badge in 2018 are eligible, was held on the morning of Saturday, October 13th, and available badges went fast. As they have done for for the past couple of years, potential attendees entered a waiting room and were randomly selected for buying sessions. The sale began at 9 am, and the first people were let into the buying screen at about 9:06 am. Preview Night sold out quickly, with Saturday and Friday selling out near-simultaneously 21 minutes later. Thursday and Sunday followed suit shortly thereafter. The badge type sellout times are listed below (all Pacific times):

Preview Night – 9:20 am

Saturday – 9:41 am

Friday – 9:41 am

Thursday – 9:48 am

Sunday – 9:52 am

For those who were not eligible for returning registration, Comic Con International will hold an open registration badge sale for the remaining badges, possibly before the end of the year.

How did you fare in the returning registration badge sale? Join the conversation on the FoCC forums!

Transmute Jun

Transmute Jun has an addiction to pop culture conventions, and attends as many as she can each year. When she's not traveling, she likes to stay at home reading a good book, playing a video game, or binge-watching a TV show. She can be bribed with pizza, Coke Zero and Belgian milk chocolate.