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Title: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: alyssa on June 07, 2021, 09:02:34 AM
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Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry. Children (age 12 and under) are free with a paying adult! Children do not need to register for a Comic-Con Member ID to receive a complimentary badge. You may register up to two children per paid adult attendee. Children must be present to be registered for a badge and adults will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant. Please visit the Registration Area when you arrive onsite for more information.

Children aged 12 or under on July 31, 2021 will not need to have a badge purchased for them for Comic-Con 2022 and may attend as a child with a paying adult. As this is the second year of cancellation, we must now implement a policy where children aged 13 or older on or before July 31, 2021 are not eligible to attend Comic-Con 2022 as a child.6.7.21
https://comic-con.org/cci/2021/child-badge-policy

ATTENTION to all the parents with kiddos !!
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2021 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: alyssa on March 27, 2022, 07:51:00 PM
If anyone has a jr badge & is now an adult OR was going to be a kiddo but now is a Jr.
Please contact CCI and outline your situation, perhaps they can help.
Title: Child to Junior Info for 2022
Post by: clambert1273 on March 28, 2022, 09:08:34 PM
I wanted to make everyone aware in case they were stuck in my situation.  My daughter would have had her last child badge in 2020 & would have converted after con like normal.  Once con cancelled 2020, I immediately contacted CCI regarding the 2021 rollover.  At that time they told me they would honor the 2020 kid badge routine.  Once 2021 cancelled, I contacted again and again earlier this year because my daughter will now be 15!! and in high school.

Here is what they told me:

We understand that some potential child attendees have aged out of the free child badge policy age range for Comic-Con due to the cancellation of our 2020 and 2021 events. As a current Comic-Con 2022 badge holder, we would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase a Comic-Con 2022 badge for your now junior (age 13 – 17) attendee.
 
If you would like to purchase a badge for your junior, please have them create a Member ID at https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/. Once completed, please send us the first name, last name, and Member ID of that junior. In May or June of 2022, we will send you a unique purchase code that will allow you to go online and purchase a junior badge, even though we are currently sold out. Your junior will only be allowed to purchase the same type of badge(s) that their corresponding adult has purchased, ie: single day Friday, or 4-Day no Preview Night, or Saturday and Sunday single days, etc.
 
The deadline to send us the info above is May 1, 2022. We are unable to accommodate requests sent after this date.
 
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions. We look forward to seeing you in July 2022!


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Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: Namron83 on April 16, 2022, 10:04:39 PM
My nephew turned 13 on August 2021 so according to this, he is still eligible for a Child badge, but I think I should probably have him bring his birth certificate just incase.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 17, 2022, 03:42:47 PM
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My nephew turned 13 on August 2021 so according to this, he is still eligible for a Child badge, but I think I should probably have him bring his birth certificate just incase.

That's a good idea. The only time I was ever asked for my children's birth certificates/proof of age was that final year when they were 13 (but had been 12 on the cutoff date). With one of them, the volunteer manning the desk was unaware of the policy and I had to pull it up on the website and show it to her, then use the BC to demonstrate that my child had been 12 on the cutoff date.

You may get someonewho is betetr versed on the rules, but it never hurts to make sure.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: sondra17 on April 29, 2022, 09:36:32 PM
Hi, I'm in the same situation where my son was 12 when 2020 was canceled and is now 14. Any suggestions on how I might contact someone to be able to purchase a Junior badge for him? I have emailed, tweeted, and IM'd...not sure what else to do.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: semigeekgirl on April 29, 2022, 11:15:35 PM
@sondra17 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2334) Did you create a member ID for your son? The SDCC UBlog has an article on how to make the transition. Unfortunately the answer seems to be "email them", but at least if you follow all the steps in the article before May 1st, you can prove that if they don't respond to you until later.
https://sdccblog.com/2022/02/comic-con-international-implements-new-child-badge-policy-excluding-some/
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: Jesse O on April 29, 2022, 11:45:11 PM
I'm in the same boat. My nephew would have been 12 in 2020, but is now 14. We set him up in the system and contacted SDCC. The post quotes them as saying we'll have the opportunity to buy his Junior badge "in May or June," so I don't see any reason to stress. Worst case scenario, I bring him to the Con late Tuesday or early Wednesday and we work it out with Reg there.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: sondra17 on May 01, 2022, 01:51:34 PM
@semigeekgirl (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1291)  I have, thank you. We went to the special edition together, so he has had one for a little while. @Jesse O (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2849), I just want to be able to provide him some assurances. I guess we will see.  Thank you both for responding so quickly.
Title: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: Jesse O on May 01, 2022, 03:27:35 PM
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@semigeekgirl (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1291)  I have, thank you. We went to the special edition together, so he has had one for a little while. @Jesse O (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2849), I just want to be able to provide him some assurances. I guess we will see.  Thank you both for responding so quickly.
I’ll post here if/when they contact me about buying a badge.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: tk415650 on May 02, 2022, 09:50:11 AM
Same boat here. My child would have needed a Jr. badge in 2021 but since there ain't been a badge sale since 2019 how would we purchase a Jr. badge the last couple years ?

I wrote to CCI a few weeks ago but no response yet. 
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: Jesse O on May 13, 2022, 05:01:02 PM
I made sure my now-14-year-old nephew had a Member ID and I contacted CCI before the May 1 deadline.

I just received an email from CCI assuring me that I will be able to buy his Junior badge on or after the second week in June.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: lucky19 on June 09, 2022, 10:26:07 AM
Has anyone gotten any updates on this? Was told junior tix would be available to purchase may or beginning of June. Getting my sons tix is the only thing I have left to do.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: clambert1273 on June 09, 2022, 12:25:41 PM
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Has anyone gotten any updates on this? Was told junior tix would be available to purchase may or beginning of June. Getting my sons tix is the only thing I have left to do.
I was told 4-6 weeks on May 17th


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Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: alyssa on June 17, 2022, 08:37:38 AM
How to for the kiddo badges(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220617/27bed78fd5dcad2b6360dfeca15367a6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: darqamin on June 23, 2022, 06:57:14 PM
Have people got a child badge with a "professional" badge before? I know that press badges will not count for a child badge.

Has anyone been able to take children to preview night before if their badge includes preview night?

I have a panelist attending with a child under 12 attending with him. His badge will say "professional" as that is the type they give to panelists, but technically he did not pay since he was a panelist they offer a free badge. However from what I recall the badge doesn't distinguish between paid or or not for "professional" badges.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: tk415650 on July 08, 2022, 01:25:48 PM
Anyone with 15 to 17 year old kids a little worried that we haven't heard from CCI about their status for 2022 SDCC ? They promised late June or early July and well the event is in less than 12 days...
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: lucky19 on July 08, 2022, 02:07:49 PM
Same, I was told first week of July. Guess we will know when we show up to get child badges since we couldn’t get junior badges.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: Devorah on July 08, 2022, 08:15:34 PM
According to the ublog update 2 hours ago, CCI emailed instructions today (to those who requested) on how to register your aged out child-to-junior.

https://sdccblog.com/2022/07/comic-con-international-implements-new-child-badge-policy-excluding-some/


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Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: lawboysam on July 09, 2022, 02:59:50 PM
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According to the ublog update 2 hours ago, CCI emailed instructions today (to those who requested) on how to register your aged out child-to-junior.

https://sdccblog.com/2022/07/comic-con-international-implements-new-child-badge-policy-excluding-some/


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We know someone who definitely got the e-mail to register, but seems like it wasn't everyone. If you're still waiting, recommend contacting CCI again.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: CarrieD on July 11, 2022, 08:33:22 AM
My friend hasn't received anything yet so she is going to contact them again today.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: tk415650 on July 11, 2022, 09:08:52 AM
Still in limbo as well here.... :(
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: sondra17 on July 12, 2022, 12:50:21 PM
Me too. I emailed them yesterday with proof that I had emailed them before the deadline.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: CarrieD on July 12, 2022, 01:00:04 PM
My friend said her neice can go into the exclusives portal even though she didn't receive the link to buy the badge yet.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: alyssa on July 12, 2022, 01:07:45 PM
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My friend said her neice can go into the exclusives portal even though she didn't receive the link to buy the badge yet.
where is the palmplant icon?
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: CarrieD on July 12, 2022, 01:10:26 PM
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where is the palmplant icon?

I will ask her once she finishes her shift.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: sondra17 on July 12, 2022, 05:09:07 PM
I just received an email and was able to register my son. It could have been either the two emails in two days, or that I did the "Contact Us" email from the webpage. Either way, we finally got a response.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 15, 2022, 05:43:43 PM
COMIC-CON 2022 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY

017: Child Badge Policy + Contact Form

https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/017-child-badge-policy-contact-form

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/child-badge-policy-0


Comic-Con is proud to offer one of the most generous child badge policies in the industry. Children (ages 12 and under) are free with a paying adult! Children do not need to register for a Comic-Con Member ID to receive a complimentary child badge. You may register up to two children per paid adult attendee. Children must be present to be registered for a badge and adults will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant. Please visit the Registration Area when you arrive on-site for more information.

Children aged 12 or under on July 31, 2021 will not need to have a badge purchased for them for Comic-Con 2022 and may attend as a child with a paying adult. As this is the second year of cancellation, we must now implement a policy where children aged 13 or older on or before July 31, 2021 are not eligible to attend Comic-Con 2022 as a child.


New for 2022! Child Badge Contact Form ☆

CLICK HERE to print out and pre-fill out Child Badge Contact Form. This will expedite the process when you arrive on-site with your child to pick up their badge. Bring the completed form with you and turn it in at the Registration Area or at Badge Solutions in the Sails Pavilion. Once the completed form is received, it will be inserted into the child’s badge. [b[Remember, your child must be present to be registered for a badge.[/b]

If you are unable to, or forget to, print out the available form, we will have a finite amount of copies on-site. Again, if you are able to print out and complete the forms yourself prior to the event, we highly encourage you to do that so that you may receive an expedited service on-site.

NOTE: The contact information provided should belong to the badged adult(s) who will accompany the child while at the show.
Title: Re: Child Badge policy 2022 AGE To Be Considered a CHILD Change
Post by: perc2100 on July 15, 2022, 06:14:37 PM
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That's a good idea. The only time I was ever asked for my children's birth certificates/proof of age was that final year when they were 13 (but had been 12 on the cutoff date). With one of them, the volunteer manning the desk was unaware of the policy and I had to pull it up on the website and show it to her, then use the BC to demonstrate that my child had been 12 on the cutoff date.

You may get someonewho is betetr versed on the rules, but it never hurts to make sure.
Wow, that's nutty; my oldest kid has a January birthday and essentially got a 'bonus year' because they were still 12 when badges went on sale.  I've been attending SDCC for a long time, and I've _never_ had anyone ask for proof of age for my kids - even that year they were 13.  I can't fathom taking a birth certificate to Comic-Con, and obviously a 12/13 year old isn't likely to have state ID (at that point they were still in middle school IIRC).