SDCC 2023 Open Registration: Smooth and Fast

by Transmute Jun

San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) may well be the hottest event on the pop culture circuit. Saturday, November 5 was open registration for SDCC 2023 (to be held July 20-23, with Preview Night on July 19). Many fans were nervous about this badge sale, since there had been a number of issues with returning registration.

Fortunately, open registration went smoothly. Attendees were let into a waiting room at 8:00 am, and then into buying screens starting at just after 9:00 am. Badges sold out quickly, even faster than they had done in returning registration, implying that CCI had worked out the kinks in their system. Sellout times were:

  • Preview Night – 9:32 am
  • Saturday – 9:45 am
  • Friday – 9:54 am
  • Thursday – 10:17
  • Sunday – 10:21

There was a bit of uncertainty when it came to purchasing Preview Night (PN) only, as the system for adding PN by itself was different from the process to purchase all other badges. However, fans were able to figure out the system, and the remainder of the badge-buying went smoothly.

Did you purchase a badge for SDCC 2023? 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.

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