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Title: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on July 07, 2012, 05:21:57 AM
In case any parents of 12 year old's missed this on the facebook page on July 6th 2013

https://www.facebook.com/comiccon/posts/10151012103592375


Lisa McDowellComic-Con International
Thursday at 8:04pm near San Diego, CA ·
Just a heads up for all those who have kids using a child badge this year and turning into a Junior badge next year! ~They will NOT be eligible for the August badge-holder sale!!! You will have to Wait to purchase their passes!!! ~Wish I had known...I would have just purchased my kid a junior badge instead! Now I must roll the dice! :/
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Amber Jensen Good luck there for 2013, Lisa!!
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Lisa McDowell No kidding right!
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Carlo Duya Well at least junior badges are the last to go.
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Lisa McDowell I guess they are! Must think positive on that! Thanks! :)
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Alyssa Franks Lisa, did you email cci & was that their response?
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Lisa McDowell ‎@Alyssa...Yes! ~ Their exact response was... "Since your daughter did not purchase either a one day or four day badge to this year's Comic-Con she will not be eligible to purchase a badge during the preregistration for Comic-Con 2013 in August. She will have to purchase a badge at one of the later badge sales for Comic-Con 2013."
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Lisa McDowell ‎@Alyssa...I just e-mailed cci for a confirmation of this answer. Will let you know when they respond.
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David Ramirez I just got the same email stating Hello,

Please bear with us as we try to resolve this issue. We will be it touch with you after the show.

Thank you,

San Diego Comic Convention Customer Service Department
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Lisa McDowell Yup! That was indeed the 2nd response I got! Maybe they're not sure what they're going to do about this.
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Alyssa Franks my gut feeling is that if they can figure out a way, they will. they are all about families
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Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 08, 2012, 09:38:25 PM
Alyssa, thank you so much for posting this information. It will really help me out next year. I'm sorry there's not anything you can do now for this year for your son.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on July 31, 2012, 10:09:15 PM
Just got this back from CCI I really do not know what to think.  :o I would like to argue my point with them and to let them know that its more than "some" juniors but i dont really want to piss any one off that may review these issues.
Hello David,

Thank you for your email inquiry. We are aware that there are some children who went to the 2012 show for free who are now juniors (age 13 - 17) who need to purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2013. At this time, these children do not qualify for the Comic-Con 2013 badge preregistration sale. However, if you are able to obtain badges for yourself or other family members during the upcoming badge sale, please contact us after 2013 preregistration is complete and we will review your situation.

Thank you,


Clay

Attendee Registration Department
San Diego Comic Convention
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 01, 2012, 12:10:38 AM
Interesting response. Sounds like they'd review on case by case basis.

Easy way to resolve this in the future is charge for children's badge so that there is a record of it. If the kids are taking up room in line and being allowed to purchase exclusives then they should be paying customers. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2012, 02:06:11 AM
Or require 12 year olds to have a member id.  That way CCI would have a record of which kiddos are eligible for the pre-reg sale. (for the record, i don't object to charging for a kiddo badge)

i honestly think cci didn't think of this situation when they set up the current system and suspect this kink will get worked out for the following year.

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Just got this back from CCI I really do not know what to think.  :o I would like to argue my point with them and to let them know that its more than "some" juniors but i dont really want to piss any one off that may review these issues.
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David, do not argue the point with them!  they have said, if you get a badge during pre-reg, they will 'review your situation'.  don't mess with that! Keep that email in a safe spot.  I know the temptation is to want a resolution now, but trust that it will work out.

I actually take this as a very positive turn of events,  CCI has acknowledged there is a problem and wants to keep a conversation going once the parent gets a badge.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 01, 2012, 08:37:47 AM
I agree, this is a positive response. Basically they're saying that if you get badges in presale they'll likely be able to arrange for your 12 (to be 13) year old to get one as well. That's certainly fair!

I have no problem paying for children's passes. What scares me about it is having to fight through the registration system for children... yikes! It's difficult enough just securing my own badge!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2012, 10:58:19 AM
Just as a data point, i did go to the talk back panel.
I asked for 12 yo's who attended this year to be considered eligible for the pre-reg sale.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 01, 2012, 01:09:25 PM
Got the same e-mail in my inbox too!  Very disappointing.  If I had known last year when I purchased passes that they were going to do this I would have purchased my daughter a Junior badge this year...was ready to purchase her one anyway seeing as the year before 12 year olds were a Junior badge.  I just hate the thought of having to have to purchase my daughters passes separately...what happens if I end up getting a badge and I can't get one for her?  She always goes with me.

Now what worries me is that I went to go post this e-mail info on the CCI Facebook site as info to others...but my post was removed.  Last thing I wanted to do was irritate CCI.  Crap!  Hope my names not on the list now for do now allow!    :-[ 

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2012, 02:59:40 PM
i think what they(CCI) doesn't want to happen is for people to use this as a way to get let jr's by-pass the 'must have attended last year' clause.

I don't mind CCI vetting families.  But i've also heard a *lot* of stories about the kindness of cci and how they really do work with people who are legitimately trying to work within the system but are stymied by a bit of software.

I do agree, tho, i wish i had know this last year but no one can see all eventualities and i believe this one was an honest over site.  I would even go so far as to say, 'I think if there was an easy way to do it, that wouldn't open the floodgates, they would do it.'

I wouldn't worry about the facebook posting- just take it as a guide, CCI doesn't want this issue to be a big Facebook thing.  Personally, if i see anyone posting about having a problem with this (a parent trying to get a jr badge), I will ask them to pm me & link them here/give them the info.
 
In other words, I think we can do this in a quite way & get all the families taken care of. The first order of business is to get the the parents taken care of!  ;)

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 01, 2012, 04:53:18 PM
The CCI web page has been modified to say the following (in the pre-registration section):

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Professionals, guests of professionals (purchased and non-purchased), members of the press, trade professionals, guests of trade professionals, volunteers, staff, exhibitors, exhibitor purchased attendees, program participants, complimentary passes, and children of paid 2012 attendee badges will not be allowed to participate in online preregistration in August. Open online registration for these categories will occur at a later date.

Bolding is mine.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 01, 2012, 04:54:55 PM
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Or require 12 year olds to have a member id.  That way CCI would have a record of which kiddos are eligible for the pre-reg sale. (for the record, i don't object to charging for a kiddo badge)

i honestly think cci didn't think of this situation when they set up the current system and suspect this kink will get worked out for the following year.

David, do not argue the point with them!  they have said, if you get a badge during pre-reg, they will 'review your situation'.  don't mess with that! Keep that email in a safe spot.  I know the temptation is to want a resolution now, but trust that it will work out.

I actually take this as a very positive turn of events,  CCI has acknowledged there is a problem and wants to keep a conversation going once the parent gets a badge.

Alyssa thats what i was thinking too, it is a positive that they will review on a case by case basis. So I will take it as that and keep all our fingers crossed.

Thank you as well for bringing this up at the talk back.  :)
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2012, 05:38:02 PM
you're welcome
I wasn't very convincing but at least it got on the radar--
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 01, 2012, 06:13:19 PM
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In other words, I think we can do this in a quite way & get all the families taken care of. The first order of business is to get the the parents taken care of!  ;)

Alyssa I don't mind doing this in a quiet way.  Will be happy to be as quiet as they want...will even show up at their offices incognito (which are right down the street from me by the way) if they want!!!   :-X   ;) 

Just don't want a very disappointed daughter.  But of course...First things first...must make sure I can get the tickets myself this time around! 

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: runzwitscizzorz on August 01, 2012, 06:38:21 PM
Since I heard that you are supposed to purchases badges based on the age you are at the time of purchase not the time of attendance wouldnt that mean that if your child is 12 when you buy your badge that they would meet the guidelines for the free badge?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2012, 06:46:36 PM
but the pre-reg sale is restricted to people who paid for a badge last year.

my son will turn 13 in early oct which will in all likelyhood be before the general sale...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 01, 2012, 08:51:43 PM
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but the pre-reg sale is restricted to people who paid for a badge last year.

my son will turn 13 in early oct which will in all likelyhood be before the general sale...

Im in the same boat with my son he will be 13 in mid November. I cant stand this, I guess its just part of the Comic-Con experience now.   ;D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 02, 2012, 08:51:20 AM
My DD is in this boat next year, as she turns 13 in November 2013. So I'm watching this thread carefully to see how it goes for all of you!

(You are my guinea pigs... ;) )
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 02, 2012, 09:00:16 AM
I'm guessing that cci will have something worked out for 2014 re. kiddos.  Just to be safe, i'd get her a member id this year prior to the con.  that way *if* they do manage to get a tracking system in place for the kids, your dd will be set up.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 02, 2012, 09:02:41 AM
Actually, she already has a Member ID. I got her one before this year's Con. Since she was born in 2000 (albeit late 2000) she was able to register for one.

I was debating trying to get her a Sunday pass or some such in the general sales/resales this year so she's have a 'paid badge' and then would be able to participate in the pre-sale next year. Of course I have a few months to wait for CCI to make official announcements before I do this. I''d really rather not, because it takes away a 2013 badge from someone who needs it, but if that's the only way to get my DD into the 2014 pre-sales... sigh...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 03, 2012, 07:52:18 PM
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My DD is in this boat next year, as she turns 13 in November 2013. So I'm watching this thread carefully to see how it goes for all of you!

(You are my guinea pigs... ;) )

Well i hope this guinea piggy has a smooth transaction.  ;D fingers crossed for tomorrow and fingers crossed when i ask for them to reconsider my situation.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 04, 2012, 09:36:31 AM
how'd everyone do? get the adult badges?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 04, 2012, 09:51:23 AM
Managed to procure passes...just waiting on the confirmation.  Now to see if I can get passes for my daughter.  Should we wait til we get our e-mail confirmations before getting in touch with them?  Or try for passes during the general sale in 2013 and if that fails then contact them?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 04, 2012, 10:05:53 AM
I got all 4 single days for my wife, and Thurs, Saturday and Sunday for me (Possible User Error  :( ). I just emailed them right now about my sons badges, the email I got stated to wait till after preregistration. So we will see. i will let every one know what happens. I also sent a request for an additional friday badge, I tried to go back in and get a friday badge but I got the message that I can no longer order any more. I also called the 619 number to see if they could add to the order, a nice young lady informed to contact [email protected] So i will just keep in a good mood and continue to whistle.  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 04, 2012, 11:27:34 AM
I would have waited a few days.....just because it's gonna take them some time to sort today out- I haven't even gotten my email yet
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2012, 12:34:46 PM
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I would have waited a few days.....just because it's gonna take them some time to sort today out- I haven't even gotten my email yet

So you got in this morning, Alyssa? What did you get?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 04, 2012, 12:48:49 PM
i got in at about 3k so 4day w/PV
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2012, 12:50:53 PM
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i got in at about 3k so 4day w/PV

That's great! I'm so glad it worked out for you! I hope your son is able to get the same.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 04, 2012, 01:44:04 PM
From another thread here:
 
http://www.friendsofcci.com/​forum/​index.php?topic=898.msg13629#ms​g13629
 
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And since I'm also a parent who had a child turn 12 during the time of the Con this year and will be 13 next year by the time the 2013 show goes on, they said if YOU bought your ticket today and your child is still 12 as of today, they can get in one more year under the free pass. It will be 2014 you need to purchase a junior badge and have a member ID for them.

Anyone want to try and confirm??
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: perc2100 on August 08, 2012, 11:28:00 PM
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I got all 4 single days for my wife, and Thurs, Saturday and Sunday for me (Possible User Error  :( ). I just emailed them right now about my sons badges, the email I got stated to wait till after preregistration. So we will see. i will let every one know what happens. I also sent a request for an additional friday badge, I tried to go back in and get a friday badge but I got the message that I can no longer order any more. I also called the 619 number to see if they could add to the order, a nice young lady informed to contact [email protected] So i will just keep in a good mood and continue to whistle.  ;D

I'm watching this development as well.  My son is only ten (turns 11 in January), and 2012 was his 6th or 7th Comic-Con (can't remember his first year).  He would be crushed if he missed CCI because of a weird technicality of attending free as a 12 year old child and not getting in pre-reg as a 13 year old.  I obviously have a few years for CCI to work out the kinks, and I'm fairly confident they will.  When you get the kid's badge they input the kid's information  & connect it to the badge-holding parent; I wouldn't think it would be super difficult for them to keep track of kids.  Maybe they could require children to have their own ID (to be inputted/tracked when the parent picks up the child badge) so CCI keeps track of what children go to CCI and with whom

Here's hoping they're able to work it out for you!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 09, 2012, 07:29:33 AM
Except that last year my DD went on my badge, and this year it was her Dad who registered her. I'm not sure if CCI is keeping track of both parents, KWIM?

I would also be interested in hearing how it worked out for people this year with their 12-going-on-13 year olds!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Toxiccitypimp on August 09, 2012, 02:46:43 PM
Just received this e-mail regarding my 12 year old, soon to be 13 year old son:

"Thank you for your inquiry regarding your now-junior child who was able to attend Comic-Con 2012 but was not eligible for 2013 preregistration.
 
If you were able to successfully purchase a Comic-Con 2013 badge during preregistration, we will extend the one-time courtesy of a priority registration code that will allow you to register your now junior child for one 4-day or one single day Comic-Con 2013 badge. Priority registration codes will not be issued until June 2013. Priority registration codes are not complimentary badges, but a code that will allow you to login to the EPIC website and purchase a badge for your junior without having to go through the waiting room or open online registration.
 
If you would like to receive a priority registration code in June 2013 for your junior, please be sure to have them sign up for a Member ID at https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/
 
If your now-junior child already has a Member ID, it is very important that they login to their account and select the “Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe” button and confirm that they have selected “junior” as their membership type.
 
Once you have completed the steps above, please reply to this email and type, “Priority Code Junior Member Information,” in the subject line. In the body of the email we will need the name of your child, their Member ID, and the Member ID you used to purchase your badge during preregistration.
 
If you do not want to wait until June for your priority registration code, we encourage you to participate in open online registration in early 2013 to purchase your junior’s badge. By purchasing their badge during open online registration, your junior will qualify for 2014 preregistration. If you choose to use the priority registration option, they will not qualify for 2014 preregistration.
 
You must reply to this email by August 30th 2012 to be eligible for a priority registration code.
 
Thank you for your patience and continued support of Comic-Con International."


Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 09, 2012, 03:13:24 PM
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If you do not want to wait until June for your priority registration code, we encourage you to participate in open online registration in early 2013 to purchase your junior’s badge. By purchasing their badge during open online registration, your junior will qualify for 2014 preregistration. If you choose to use the priority registration option, they will not qualify for 2014 preregistration


Interesting caveat in that response. Makes sense cuz otherwise juniors would continue to be guaranteed badges but it certainly will make the open reg even busier.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 09, 2012, 03:14:19 PM
yikes
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 09, 2012, 03:24:41 PM
So in other words, they're just pushing the problem off for another year?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 09, 2012, 03:39:46 PM
actually,
from Parent; how can my 12 soon to be 13 year old kiddo get a badge? I have a badge
from CCI; register now with us, but try & buy a badge at general.  If the kiddo doesn't get one in the general sale - we'll cover you this year.

eta
so.... my take way for all the parents is; register now for the option of getting a badge for the kiddos in June. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 09, 2012, 04:10:04 PM
Fair enough, Alyssa. But my point is that if the child gets this 'priority registration code' then next year they'll have the same problem: not able to participate in pre-reg even though they have a paying badge.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 09, 2012, 04:56:04 PM
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Fair enough, Alyssa. But my point is that if the child gets this 'priority registration code' then next year they'll have the same problem: not able to participate in pre-reg even though they have a paying badge.

Well, it's the same issue "everyone" else has when buying, ensuring badges for the entire family regardless of age. 

In this case, yes, they are putting it off for another year but it's also a recognition that with the new Member ID system, something like this was not fully considered and would've slipped through the cracks but now that it has been brought to CCI's attention, they're doing something more than fair as a one time courtesy and with the Member ID firmly in place now, you'll be better prepared for future years. 

This year, the 12 year olds didn't even have a paying badge at all and they've basically been guaranteed of a badge for 2013.  Not sure what else CCI can do to make this any easier on families.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 09, 2012, 05:06:32 PM
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If you were able to successfully purchase a Comic-Con 2013 badge during preregistration, we will extend the one-time courtesy of a priority registration code that will allow you to register your now junior child for one 4-day or one single day Comic-Con 2013 badge. Priority registration codes will not be issued until June 2013. Priority registration codes are not complimentary badges, but a code that will allow you to login to the EPIC website and purchase a badge for your junior without having to go through the waiting room or open online registration.
 
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What about those of you that where able to get preview night badges as well, this may cause some issues for these familys as well. If they where not going to offer preview night for those familys, this would have been usefull information before the badges where purchased. The good thing we have a year so all the kinks could be ironed out by then.

Im pretty sure they will offer it, as long as they see that atleast one parent received 4 day with preview.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 09, 2012, 05:34:33 PM
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What about those of you that where able to get preview night badges as well, this may cause some issues for these familys as well. If they where not going to offer preview night for those familys, this would have been usefull information before the badges where purchased. The good thing we have a year so all the kinks could be ironed out by then.

Im pretty sure they will offer it, as long as they see that atleast one parent received 4 day with preview.

Wouldn't be too worried about PN right now. So many people were sporting the PN stickers so someone somewhere is handing those things out to a lot of folks.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 09, 2012, 05:55:16 PM
^^ agreed. My read too. 
I gotta assume the kiddo will be given what the adult has
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 09, 2012, 06:03:13 PM
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Fair enough, Alyssa. But my point is that if the child gets this 'priority registration code' then next year they'll have the same problem: not able to participate in pre-reg even though they have a paying badge.
true but they've got to give some incentive to the parents to get the kiddos a badge during the general badge sale.  how else could they do it? I gotta think cci is concerned that there will be a lot of people claiming their kiddos are '12 abt to turn 13' just to get them into the program even if the kiddo is 11 or 14
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 09, 2012, 08:31:17 PM
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true but they've got to give some incentive to the parents to get the kiddos a badge during the general badge sale.  how else could they do it? I gotta think cci is concerned that there will be a lot of people claiming their kiddos are '12 abt to turn 13' just to get them into the program even if the kiddo is 11 or 14

They could do it by giving out the priority code AND allowing those badges to participate in the 2013 presale.

To prevent abuse, CCI could ask for verification of age (such as a birth certificate or passport) when picking up the badge, to confirm the child's age (that they are 13 at time of badge pickup).
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 09, 2012, 09:11:20 PM
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They could do it by giving out the priority code AND allowing those badges to participate in the 2013 presale.

Because...?  No other family members (junior and up) get any type of assurances.

Then they should have allowed pros that paid for badges to participate in the pre-sale as well (which as far as I know they weren't allowed to??). At one point or another, they have to cut off the juniors and have them go into the general badge sale like everyone else. Kids turning 13 for SDCC 2014 aren't getting any special treatment.

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 09, 2012, 09:49:34 PM
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Because...?  No other family members (junior and up) get any type of assurances.

Then they should have allowed pros that paid for badges to participate in the pre-sale as well (which as far as I know they weren't allowed to??). At one point or another, they have to cut off the juniors and have them go into the general badge sale like everyone else. Kids turning 13 for SDCC 2014 aren't getting any special treatment.

See but they have never done this in the past, in 2011 they allowed my wife and I to purchase a Junior badge for our then 11 year old (Back then they where stating juniors started at age 12, then CCI pushed it to 13 after I raised some issues in regards to CCI having 2 different ages listed on the Website). So to take this away after all the years they had been allowing 11 year olds to buy juniors badges, just kinda seems unfair to the kid. I could see if they stated before a junior badge could be purchesd an adults badge would need to be purchesd durring pre-reg. Either way we are at a crossroads that only CCI can determine, they have given us our two options. Im happy that atleast we do not really have to stress for another 2 years now.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on August 09, 2012, 09:52:44 PM
I still don't get it will it be guaranteed badge in June or not? I see no waiting room etc but will it be guaranteed purchase?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 09, 2012, 11:40:29 PM
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So to take this away after all the years they had been allowing 11 year olds to buy juniors badges, just kinda seems unfair to the kid. I could see if they stated before a junior badge could be purchesd an adults badge would need to be purchesd durring pre-reg. Either way we are at a crossroads that only CCI can determine, they have given us our two options. Im happy that atleast we do not really have to stress for another 2 years now.

So what age would it stop then?  Just run it through all the junior years until they're 18?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 09, 2012, 11:42:15 PM
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I still don't get it will it be guaranteed badge in June or not? I see no waiting room etc but will it be guaranteed purchase?

Sounds like it...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 10, 2012, 07:45:17 PM
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So what age would it stop then?  Just run it through all the junior years until they're 18?

It should be kept the same as previous years. When a child is required to purchase a Junior badge they should be able to purchase a badge along with an attending adult of the current/ or just pasted SDCC. Allowing them to be part of the preregistration, and so familys can make future plans. I would think this is fair due to the fact the 13 year old would not get a ticket untill the adult is able to purchase one first, and they would qualify for pre-registration for the following year. Ending the eventual issue of parents going through pre-reg, and 13 year olds having to go through general badge sales.

But this will not happen and they have already sent out what they plan to use as model to sell to future 13 year olds. I have learned to accept the cards that where delt, and I accept the challenge they have given us parents.  :D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: TardisMom on August 11, 2012, 11:24:32 AM
Hi, this is my first time posting so please excuse me if I missed something along the way...

My 2 daughters ages 15 and 17 and I attended Comic Con last month.  We went online and purchased badges for 2013 during the pre-sale last week.  When we purchased for 2012 we all got the same days (Th/Su) in the same session, which included buying for 3 additional friends as well.  So when we got into the purchase section last week I assumed we'd all get the same thing as the first person and started by purchasing for my 15 year old, who got all 4 days individually (so Th/Fr/Sa/Su, each a 1 day badge).  Then when we came back to the purchase page for my 17 year old only Th/Fr/Su were available, and it was the same for my badge.  I'm not all that comfortable having my 15 year old attend alone on that Saturday.  Any suggestions other than try our luck with the sale in early 2013??

Part 2 of my question:  Before the sale we emailed CCI to ask about my 17 year old as she would be purchasing a JR badge but will be 18 next summer.  They said to email after the sale and they'd adjust the badge/price.  But from postings on here others have gotten the answer that it is the age at which the badge is purchased that matters.  Anyway, I've emailed CCI twice since the pre-sale and haven't received a response.  Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any input and also for having such a wonderful resource available for all of us!  I got the Manchester Hyatt at $229 from info here  :).
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 11, 2012, 12:16:54 PM
Honestly I'm not sure what to advise regarding Saturday other than trying in the general sale/resale. Every 15 year old is different and it's up to you to determine if you think she's mature enough to attend the Con on her own for a few hours. At least you can put off the decision until after the general sale, and see how things work out there for you.

I'm glad you got the Hyatt at $229! I agree, that was a sweet deal!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 11, 2012, 05:11:04 PM
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Hi, this is my first time posting so please excuse me if I missed something along the way...

My 2 daughters ages 15 and 17 and I attended Comic Con last month.  We went online and purchased badges for 2013 during the pre-sale last week.  When we purchased for 2012 we all got the same days (Th/Su) in the same session, which included buying for 3 additional friends as well.  So when we got into the purchase section last week I assumed we'd all get the same thing as the first person and started by purchasing for my 15 year old, who got all 4 days individually (so Th/Fr/Sa/Su, each a 1 day badge).  Then when we came back to the purchase page for my 17 year old only Th/Fr/Su were available, and it was the same for my badge.  I'm not all that comfortable having my 15 year old attend alone on that Saturday.  Any suggestions other than try our luck with the sale in early 2013??

Part 2 of my question:  Before the sale we emailed CCI to ask about my 17 year old as she would be purchasing a JR badge but will be 18 next summer.  They said to email after the sale and they'd adjust the badge/price.  But from postings on here others have gotten the answer that it is the age at which the badge is purchased that matters.  Anyway, I've emailed CCI twice since the pre-sale and haven't received a response.  Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any input and also for having such a wonderful resource available for all of us!  I got the Manchester Hyatt at $229 from info here  :).

It's the age at the time of purchase. Nothing to worry about there.

As for the Saturday badge, you can email CCI and explain the situation. The worst they could do is just say no, they can't help accomodate and you can try getting a Saturday badge at the general sale. Considering how much there is to do around the area that doesn't require a badge, you could always have the 15 yr old refund the Saturday badge and hang out outside. Do you normally have your kids spend the entire day w/ you at the con? It all really depends on what types of things she likes to do (movie, tv panels, floor?)...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 11, 2012, 05:52:02 PM
What about volenteering for a few hours on saturday, then after you all could meet up and have the rest of the day together. This is my plan for Friday if I am not succesfull with general sales. Like kvthai stated email CCI first and see what they could do.  :)
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: TardisMom on August 11, 2012, 06:18:19 PM
Thanks for the responses!  This year my 15 year old did spend most of her time with me, or I'd sit down somewhere and the kids would come and go.  We had trouble getting cellphone coverage inside the convention center which is a lot of why I'm not comfortable having her go alone and then not be able to be in touch.

Volunteering is a good idea!  Can you choose which day you volunteer?

I've emailed CCI twice now with no response.  Does anyone have a good email address or maybe a phone number (other than the general info #, which I've tried)?

Thanks again :).
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 11, 2012, 07:19:12 PM
The responses take time - depends on what else CCI is working on. Sometimes it's fast, sometimes it takes awhile.

Read thru this thread for volunteer specifics:

http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=14.0
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: TardisMom on August 12, 2012, 03:57:57 PM
Thanks for the volunteering link and thanks again for all the input!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on August 14, 2012, 11:57:51 AM
Im so cfused and dont know what to do CC emailed me as well saying send info they have a solution. im sure hella people will just claim there child is 12 still. So lost what is everyone else doing?????
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 14, 2012, 12:26:21 PM
I think I'm going to apply for the code just in case I don't get my son a badge in the general sale

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Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 14, 2012, 12:56:40 PM
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I think I'm going to apply for the code just in case I don't get my son a badge in the general sale
It doesn't hurt to apply. You don't have to use it if you get a badge in the general sale.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 14, 2012, 08:15:09 PM
I myself had a lot of questions after this e-mail.  I went ahead and e-mailed them and they replied with the following e-mail...

"You are more than welcome to try and purchase a badge for your daughter during the general public badge sales.  The only way to void out your acceptance of the Priority Code is if you actually purchase a badge for her during general badge sales.  Even if you are only able to purchase a Single Day badge for her, we will not be able to provide the code for you.

The Priority Code guarantees a badge for you daughter.  Your options will be either One Single Day badge or One 4 Day Badge (without Preview Night).  The Priority Code registration system is not on a first come, first serve basis.  There will be plenty of badge stock available for the very select few people who are offered a Priority Code. 

Again, if you would like to accept this offer, we need your daughter's Member ID and full name by August 30th in order to add her to the Priority Code registration list."

They didn't manage to answer every question of mine...such as will she be eligible for badge PreSale next year if she manages to get her badges through the open sales in early 2013...but it did answer most of my questions.  Hope this helps some of you decide on what to do.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 14, 2012, 08:31:40 PM
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They didn't manage to answer every question of mine...such as will she be eligible for badge PreSale next year if she manages to get her badges through the open sales in early 2013...but it did answer most of my questions.  Hope this helps some of you decide on what to do.

Possibly because they don't know what the pre-reg plan for 2104 is? But if it's like 2013 then she would be eligible with a paid badge (obtained thru the normal channels).
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 14, 2012, 10:46:39 PM
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The Priority Code guarantees a badge for you daughter.  Your options will be either One Single Day badge or One 4 Day Badge (without Preview Night). 
if you don't mind me asking, what type of badge do you/spouse have?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 15, 2012, 12:35:05 PM
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if you don't mind me asking, what type of badge do you/spouse have?

Alyssa, I have a 4 day without preview night. 

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Possibly because they don't know what the pre-reg plan for 2104 is? But if it's like 2013 then she would be eligible with a paid badge (obtained thru the normal channels).

That's what I'm thinking and hoping. 

Since they clarified those points with me I will be "applying" for the code AND trying for the badge during the open sale in 2013 as well.  Will just need to decide whether it's worth it or not to use the code if all the 4 days are sold out by the time I get into the epic registration room.   Sure she's guaranteed a 4 day with the code...but is it really going to be worth it if she won't be eligible for the pre-sale next time around?  Will just be in the same boat next year.


 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 15, 2012, 12:49:17 PM
OMG...Duh!  ::)  Palm to my forehead...they did answer that question! 

"By purchasing their badge during open online registration, your junior will qualify for 2014 preregistration."

Leave it to me to get excited and read really fast so that I end up skipping the info.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 15, 2012, 12:58:16 PM
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but is it really going to be worth it if she won't be eligible for the pre-sale next time around?  Will just be in the same boat next year.

That was exactly what I was thinking earlier. All they're doing is pushing off the problem for another year. At least you have a chance to buy a pass in the general sale and avoid the whole 'priority code' mess.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 15, 2012, 01:09:57 PM
i did get a conformation that the June code would only be for a 4 day or singles, not a 4 day w/PV regardless of the adult badge
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 15, 2012, 01:16:46 PM
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but is it really going to be worth it if she won't be eligible for the pre-sale next time around?  Will just be in the same boat next year.

The thing is, once your kid is no longer a child (w/ the free badge), they are ALWAYS going to have to go through some sort of badge sale w/ no guarantees of any kind regardless of it's the pre-sale or the general sale. Yes the odds are better w/ a pre-sale but there are still a ton of people who didn't get badges in that go around and will have to go to the general sale...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on August 15, 2012, 02:47:24 PM
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The thing is, once your kid is no longer a child (w/ the free badge), they are ALWAYS going to have to go through some sort of badge sale w/ no guarantees of any kind regardless of it's the pre-sale or the general sale. Yes the odds are better w/ a pre-sale but there are still a ton of people who didn't get badges in that go around and will have to go to the general sale...

So True!  Was just talking to my daughter about this.  There is no guarantee that I will even get a 4 day or any other day for that matter during the 2014 sale.  This is actually my first time being able to secure a 4 day badge!   ;D  Usually end up in line so far back that only Thurs & Sun are left for us. 

So it just might be best if I'm unable to obtain the 4 day for her during the open sale...that we use this guaranteed 4 day pass for her this year.  At least then we'll both be able to enjoy 1 year where we can go all 4 days together. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 15, 2012, 02:47:36 PM
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The thing is, once your kid is no longer a child (w/ the free badge), they are ALWAYS going to have to go through some sort of badge sale w/ no guarantees of any kind regardless of it's the pre-sale or the general sale. Yes the odds are better w/ a pre-sale but there are still a ton of people who didn't get badges in that go around and will have to go to the general sale...

Except... in previous years (all the way through 2011) if you went to the onsite pre-sale, you could buy a badge for ANYONE, even if they weren't attending the Con that year. So if you had a child who would be a junior the following year, you were able to buy a badge for them at the pre-sale, even though they didn't have a paid badge the previous year.

I'm NOT saying that they should open up the pre-sale to more people. What I am saying is that it is this inconsistency that is causing the problems now.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 15, 2012, 03:42:58 PM
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So True!  Was just talking to my daughter about this.  There is no guarantee that I will even get a 4 day or any other day for that matter during the 2014 sale.  This is actually my first time being able to secure a 4 day badge!   ;D  Usually end up in line so far back that only Thurs & Sun are left for us. 

So it just might be best if I'm unable to obtain the 4 day for her during the open sale...that we use this guaranteed 4 day pass for her this year.  At least then we'll both be able to enjoy 1 year where we can go all 4 days together.

That's a good idea - aim for the 4 day during the general sale and if you succeed, then you've secured that AND the opportunity to pre-reg (since I'm sure they'll have some form of it for returning attendees). If you are only able to get a single day, skip that and just use the special link and deal w/ it again the following year.

Also not sure if you're aware but we did set up a special area in the forum for those looking to buy badges to help each other out by partnering up to better their odds. When the time comes around, just let one of us know and we can add you in there to coordinate w/ others...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 15, 2012, 03:56:45 PM
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Except... in previous years (all the way through 2011) if you went to the onsite pre-sale, you could buy a badge for ANYONE, even if they weren't attending the Con that year. So if you had a child who would be a junior the following year, you were able to buy a badge for them at the pre-sale, even though they didn't have a paid badge the previous year.

I'm NOT saying that they should open up the pre-sale to more people. What I am saying is that it is this inconsistency that is causing the problems now.

It's only an inconsistency if next year they change it again to a different method. Otherwise it's just the new standard they are looking to set. What we do know for now is that on-site pre-reg no longer exists and that pre-reg is being restricted only to those w/ paid badges.  Besides, even w/ on-site pre-reg, you (the buyer) had to have a valid badge for that year in order to purchase for anyone else anyways so it's not like ANYONE could buy a badge.

I don't see the same problem you're seeing (or any inconsistency for that matter). There was a gap in the process that wasn't considered for kids going from 12 to 13 (who knew that kids grew up??). It was brought to CCI's attention. They came up w/ a fair process to ensure the kids get at least 2013 guaranteed. After that, all bets are off. They get dumped into the general pool like everyone else. What's the issue there?

Every year that you buy badges for more than 1 person, there is always the chance that the 2nd badge all the way to the 100th person you need to get a badge for could be left out whether there was a pre-sale for paid attendees or just a general sale for everyone. At least CCI hasn't gotten to the point where they've decided that you can only buy a badge for yourself and no one else. Good luck when that day comes...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 15, 2012, 04:58:25 PM
while i understand your take on the pass situation and agree it makes sense when dealing with adults like pro or press where it is not critical to buy a block of badges, unlike in a family.

In addition, it kinda runs contrary to the mission statment of cci
MISSION STATEMENT:
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

If CCI makes is hard for a families of 13 year old kiddos, how can it be a 'educational organization'? they're in effect saying pre-teens need not apply, i can't imagine a group that is in more need of acceptance then young teen agers
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on August 15, 2012, 06:48:36 PM
Ok sent my info and got on list for code cat was cool she said they will send notification to my email because I was concerned my junior won't read notice email. I Definatley will try to get 4 day during pre reg but if they are gone I'll take at least 3  singles so she can pre reg in 2014. I teamed up with joyful and it went good on our badges I'm open for team up again with someone for this issue at least 2013 will be guarantee
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 15, 2012, 07:45:57 PM
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while i understand your take on the pass situation and agree it makes sense when dealing with adults like pro or press where it is not critical to buy a block of badges, unlike in a family.

In addition, it kinda runs contrary to the mission statment of cci
MISSION STATEMENT:
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

If CCI makes is hard for a families of 13 year old kiddos, how can it be a 'educational organization'? they're in effect saying pre-teens need not apply, i can't imagine a group that is in more need of acceptance then young teen agers

But there's nothing in there about "making it a family event" or "helping kids learn about the arts"...

I understand that in order to succeed in the future, they definitely do have to cultivate a young audience to build their interest and loyalty but with that said, I never knew a thing about Comic Con until my late 20's. There was no effort to make obtaining a badge easy for me so that I can be educated about this or anything of that nature.

I would hate to miss out on Comic Con because CCI felt it was more important to guarantee a teenager get a badge to go w/ their family than to let single me with no family get a badge.

Besides, my argument isn't with them doing what they're doing this year. It's with the complaint that it's inconsistent or that it's just gonna delay the issue til next year or that it's unfair or whatever. My point is just that once the kid is 13, every year you're gonna run into the same issue of trying to get badges for multiple people and how it's never a guarantee, the same problem that everyone else has to deal with.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 16, 2012, 08:09:06 AM
All I'm saying is, if a child is 12 turning 13, let them participate in the presale ONE TIME ONLY if their parent is able to participate in the presale as well. That's all. I don't think that's unreasonable. This is hardly a huge number of people.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 16, 2012, 09:42:30 AM
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All I'm saying is, if a child is 12 turning 13, let them participate in the presale ONE TIME ONLY if their parent is able to participate in the presale as well. That's all. I don't think that's unreasonable. This is hardly a huge number of people.

They get a code that gives them a guaranteed badge. That's sorta better than the pre-sale.

As for future years, why not let CCI figure something else out before getting up in arms about it? For now, this is the best solution they have and who knows, maybe this code is something they'll just do going forward now that they have the Member ID system.  Like you said, it's hardly a huge # of people so maybe if people properly use the system this year, they may see that it's not a huge impact to sell the regular # of badges AND guarantee badges for kids who need to buy a badge for the first time?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 16, 2012, 10:35:36 AM
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But there's nothing in there about "making it a family event" or "helping kids learn about the arts"...
not specifically but  i'm sure people could argue, what better way to 'creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, '  then by helping odd, quirky, pre-teens have a place they can feel accepted & be themselves? Yes, I am a Mom.
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I understand that in order to succeed in the future, they definitely do have to cultivate a young audience to build their interest and loyalty but with that said, I never knew a thing about Comic Con until my late 20's. There was no effort to make obtaining a badge easy for me so that I can be educated about this or anything of that nature.
Families are the future. When you decided to attend you had the capabilities to navigate the badge buying process but by adding the requirement of two different badge sales the difficulty lever increases significantly.

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I would hate to miss out on Comic Con because CCI felt it was more important to guarantee a teenager get a badge to go w/ their family than to let single me with no family get a badge.
understood, no one wants to miss out on passes but the same can be said for my 12 year old son.  He lives for sdcc, it is absolutely the highlight of his year. 

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Besides, my argument isn't with them doing what they're doing this year. It's with the complaint that it's inconsistent or that it's just gonna delay the issue til next year or that it's unfair or whatever.
agreed

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My point is just that once the kid is 13, every year you're gonna run into the same issue of trying to get badges for multiple people and how it's never a guarantee, the same problem that everyone else has to deal with.
the problem is getting the kiddos into the system.  I don't think anyone is saying the that kiddos should get a 'pass on the process of badge sales'.  What I do hear people saying is the process of getting into *both* badge sales is *much* harder then it is for *any other group* then if they choose to move from a special accommodation group(pro/press) to a general bought badge.
I would go so far as to say, parents should be allowed to buy badges for their 10, 11 year olds so the can be allowed into the pre-reg sale.  Personally, I would like to see a revamp of the entire kiddo policy to address all issues from strollers on up to transitioning into jr badges. Like maybe a kiddo badge price? age 6-13 are charged some amt of money (idk, $20 bucks) & need a member id too.  Just a wild idea off the top of my head. But that would get the kiddos into the system & negate  the whole issue of 'how to move to a jr badge'.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 16, 2012, 11:13:04 AM
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I would go so far as to say, parents should be allowed to buy badges for their 10, 11 year olds so the can be allowed into the pre-reg sale.  Personally, I would like to see a revamp of the entire kiddo policy to address all issues from strollers on up to transitioning into jr badges. Like maybe a kiddo badge price? age 6-13 are charged some amt of money (idk, $20 bucks) & need a member id too.  Just a wild idea off the top of my head. But that would get the kiddos into the system & negate  the whole issue of 'how to move to a jr badge'.

Yes!  This is definitely the route I'd like to see them go - charge enough of an amount that allows them to continue to improve their system and all the other things that CCI can control. Then allow them things like the WB bags and lanyards, etc.

I'd also be less inclined to push them out of the way to get swag or to get a better seat in the panel if they're paying customers as well... ;)
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 16, 2012, 12:28:45 PM
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I'd also be less inclined to push them out of the way to get swag or to get a better seat in the panel if they're paying customers as well... ;)
just try pushing my 12 year old out of the way....he can be... stubborn...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: David on August 17, 2012, 05:04:54 AM
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just try pushing my 12 year old out of the way....he can be... stubborn...

Same thing I was thinking, also my son is 5'9 150lbs goodluck on that. When I rough house with him i am the one with the sore back in the end.  :D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 19, 2012, 07:34:14 AM
Parents of child badges last year who are buying Jr's for the first time, post your name here so I can add you to a closed group.
In that closed group you can work together to get all the kiddos in question a Jr badge.  This is, to my mind it the safest way of insuring that they will be eligible for the pre-reg sale next Aug in 2013.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on August 19, 2012, 08:47:36 AM
Hi Alyssa,
Can you please add me to the group I have to try to get my daughter a badge I already got the code confirmation for June but rather get the general sale junior badge so she can pre reg in 2014.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Toxiccitypimp on August 19, 2012, 10:21:15 AM

Can you please add me also to the group I have to try to get my son a badge, I already got the code confirmation for June, but rather get the general sale jr. badge so he can pre-register in 2014. Also have preview night for my wife and I and it appears that if I use the code confirmation I will only be able to get my son a 4-Day badge. I'm not comfortable with leaving him in the hotel room while we wonder the convention floor......besides its just not fair for him either!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on August 19, 2012, 05:43:50 PM
Sorry Alyssa I should have spell checked I fixed
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Miterin on August 19, 2012, 10:55:32 PM
I am also in the same boat. My daughter will be needing jr badge for 2013. I have already contacted comic con about getting the code. I also have 4 day plus preview and want my daughter to also have the same.

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on August 27, 2012, 08:29:58 AM
i haven't gotten the area set up yet- just posting to let everyone know i haven't forgotten.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 01, 2012, 05:53:17 AM
the area is set up, I've sent an email/pm to everyone who's posted in this thread & who has a 12/13 year old.  Please respond to the email/PM & I'll add you to the group.

A reminder the Badge sale could happen in as little time as a month from now
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 02, 2012, 01:09:56 PM
Thank you for putting me on list Alyssa I'm sure we will be successful are we going to pm members when we get closer and get phone numbers etc
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 02, 2012, 03:55:33 PM
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Thank you for putting me on list Alyssa I'm sure we will be successful are we going to pm members when we get closer and get phone numbers etc

typically will all get together to chat the morning of. then as folks get into queue to buy, then you can exchange info.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 02, 2012, 04:10:37 PM
the only people who can see the Parents forum are the admins & maybe the global mod's
Let me know if you can't see that forum Garbagepailz!  It is in the Information Archives area.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 02, 2012, 04:56:21 PM
Hi Alyssa I can't see it I clicked on information and discussion on main forum page and it's old panel info only . What's the link or what path from front screen do I take to get to it.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Zero on December 02, 2012, 05:28:32 PM
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Hi Alyssa I can't see it I clicked on information and discussion on main forum page and it's old panel info only . What's the link or what path from front screen do I take to get to it.

You should be able to see it.  You have already been added to the "Parents" forum list.

It should be under "Information Archives," right below the "CCI Posts and Announcements."
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 02, 2012, 05:44:04 PM
Right under the cci post and announcements is information and stats
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Zero on December 02, 2012, 05:48:52 PM
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Right under the cci post and announcements is information and stats

The statistics are on the bottom of the forum (that's where the "Info Center" is). 

"Information Archives" is at the top, below "Forum Rules, FAQs, and Suggestions."

Under "Information Archives," there should be a section called "Parents Board for 2013."

Are you able to access it now?  Let us know.  ^-^d
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 02, 2012, 06:58:58 PM
I'm in thank you!!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Zero on December 02, 2012, 07:46:51 PM
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I'm in thank you!!

Awesome.  Glad you can get to it now. ^-^d
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 12, 2012, 04:41:11 PM
Pay particular attention to the second paragraph!

UPDATED POLICY: Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Children do not need to register for a Member ID to receive a badge. You may register a child (12 and under) onsite for free at the Attendee Badge Pick-Up Desk if a paying adult accompanies the child. You will be required to provide emergency contact information for any child registrant age 12 and under.

To accommodate the transition from child to junior (age 13-17), we have set a static date to determine who is considered a child for Comic-Con 2013. If you were age 12 or under on August 1, 2012, you do not need to buy a badge for Comic-Con 2013. You may attend as a child. If you were age 13 or older on August 1, 2012, you must create a Member ID and purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2013 during EPIC Open Online Registration.
http://www.comic-con.org/cci/2013-badge-purchase
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 13, 2012, 07:37:35 AM
I find that second paragraph interesting. It means that a 13 year old can attend SDCC on a parent's badge if they were still 12 on August 1 of the previous year. Essentially, it's allowing the vast majority of 13 year olds in on parent badges.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 13, 2012, 08:08:45 AM
correct.

the question in my mind is why are they doing this.  I gotta think there's a re-vamp of the kiddo policy in the works but I don't think we'll know anything until after the con, regardless, transitioning to a jr badge might be a seamless issue for you next year<grin>
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 13, 2012, 08:36:42 AM
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correct.

the question in my mind is why are they doing this.  I gotta think there's a re-vamp of the kiddo policy in the works but I don't think we'll know anything until after the con, regardless, transitioning to a jr badge might be a seamless issue for you next year<grin>

nah, i think they're gonna stop allowing kids to go to comic con until they are adults.

 ;D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 13, 2012, 08:48:35 AM
be quite you or I'll tell Lewis you said that....<sticks tongue out>
he's grown quite a bit since last year btw
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on December 13, 2012, 04:42:35 PM
I'm still worried that if I don't attempt to buy the Junior badge for my daughter this year I'll still have this same problem next year.

And what about those Priority Codes for June?  Will she still be eligible for one of those?  I managed a 4 day badge during the pre-sale and was going to try for the 4 day Junior during the open sale in early 2013...and if no luck there I was planning on using that Priority Code.  After all what's the possibility of getting another 4 day badge next time around, especially since this is the first time I've been able to manage one in several years.  Better to have that Guarantee to have us both able to go all 4 days on the same year.

So are those codes null and void now?  My daughter just turned 13 a few days ago...so I'm guessing she will be eligible for the free badge.  But I Would rather just purchase the Junior badge so I don't have to deal with all this next year.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 13, 2012, 05:15:31 PM
Question would be whether or not they allow you to purchase a badge.

I'd send them an email asking for more clarification and what the plan is for next year.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 14, 2012, 06:46:22 AM
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the question in my mind is why are they doing this.  I gotta think there's a re-vamp of the kiddo policy in the works but I don't think we'll know anything until after the con, regardless, transitioning to a jr badge might be a seamless issue for you next year<grin>

I hope so, but given the past history of these things, I'm not anticipating that. Still if they carry the current regulations over to next year, then I have one additional year of not worrying about the badge!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on December 14, 2012, 09:45:41 AM
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Question would be whether or not they allow you to purchase a badge.

That's a good point.  Especially since if they did that I could try and purchase my daughter a 1 day junior badge just so she would be eligible for the pre-sale next year and then have her go as a Free Child for the rest of the days. 

They might actually want to block people from being able to do something like this and hence make it so that she would not be able to purchase a badge.  Hmmm...might be best to contact them to have them clarify this issue. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 14, 2012, 09:51:01 AM
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They might actually want to block people from being able to do something like this and hence make it so that she would not be able to purchase a badge.  Hmmm...might be best to contact them to have them clarify this issue.

I'm sure Alyssa will be all over this so stay tuned for additional info. And of course if you hear anything, do share!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on December 14, 2012, 10:29:47 AM
I'm sure she will. 

However I just noticed when trying to log into my daughters Member ID that I created for her some months ago in prep for her to purchase a Junior badge....that they've deleted her Member ID account.  Says Member ID not found.  I know it's the correct ID because I e-mailed it to CCI for the Priority Code...and it's sitting there flagged at the top of my e-mail inbox.

Since she just turned 13 I tried creating her Junior badge account again but was blocked and told she can register for it 1 month after she turns 13.  That will be in Jan...hopefully they won't have the Member ID closed down at this time in anticipation for the Open Sale.

Perhaps CCI figured that since they've added this static date and those with children who turn 13 after the static date will be eligible for free child badges they don't need the Priority Codes or to register for Junior badges.

Makes me nervous about next year.  I really don't want to have to go through all of this again next time.  I know Alyssa that you say it might be easier and more streamlined next year for the transition...but I still worry. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: ComicGirl on December 14, 2012, 10:29:54 AM
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I'm still worried that if I don't attempt to buy the Junior badge for my daughter this year I'll still have this same problem next year.

And what about those Priority Codes for June?  Will she still be eligible for one of those?  I managed a 4 day badge during the pre-sale and was going to try for the 4 day Junior during the open sale in early 2013...and if no luck there I was planning on using that Priority Code.  After all what's the possibility of getting another 4 day badge next time around, especially since this is the first time I've been able to manage one in several years.  Better to have that Guarantee to have us both able to go all 4 days on the same year.

So are those codes null and void now?  My daughter just turned 13 a few days ago...so I'm guessing she will be eligible for the free badge.  But I Would rather just purchase the Junior badge so I don't have to deal with all this next year.

If your child is age 13 now, then you can buy them a badge during online sales in early 2013. Just register them for a Member ID and purchase a Junior badge. This would guarantee them a spot in 2014 preregistration.

If you are unable to get your child a badge during online sales (or if you would rather not pay for a badge), they can still attend for free as a child because they were 12 on 8/1/12.

You also have a priority code too?

If anything, you have multiple options to fall back on!  :D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: ComicGirl on December 14, 2012, 10:32:36 AM
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I'm sure she will. 

However I just noticed when trying to log into my daughters Member ID that I created for her some months ago in prep for her to purchase a Junior badge....that they've deleted her Member ID account.  Says Member ID not found.  I know it's the correct ID because I e-mailed it to CCI for the Priority Code...and it's sitting there flagged at the top of my e-mail inbox.

CCI deleted all Member IDs that were under age 13. I believe someone posted an email about it on here or Facebook awhile back.


Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on December 14, 2012, 10:37:02 AM
Ahh...missed that post!

Unfortunately can't get her an ID until Jan 1st...one month after she turns 13.  Just hope they don't have the Member ID closed then.  They do that shortly before tickets go on sale.

Those options you mentioned are slowly dwindling away.   ???
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: ComicGirl on December 14, 2012, 10:40:48 AM
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Ahh...missed that post!

Unfortunately can't get her an ID until Jan 1st...one month after she turns 13.  Just hope they don't have the Member ID closed then.  They do that shortly before tickets go on sale.

Those options you mentioned are slowly dwindling away.   ???

Your child can attend for FREE no matter what (since she was 12 on 8/1/12), so at least she is guaranteed a badge. That is a pretty huge option if you ask me ;)

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on December 14, 2012, 11:07:04 AM
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Your child can attend for FREE no matter what (since she was 12 on 8/1/12), so at least she is guaranteed a badge. That is a pretty huge option if you ask me ;)

I know...I'm always making things more difficult for myself!  Lol!  I should just enjoy the fact that she will be free for yet another year and move on to worrying about it next year.  :)

Title: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 14, 2012, 11:36:04 AM
My son is gonna be embarrassed by my hugs today
:(
Thoughts go out to the CT parents today
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 14, 2012, 12:08:06 PM
I'm with you, Alyssa. I just keep thinking of those poor parents standing there as the kids were coming in and being released... and then the parents were told that their kids weren't there... That's what's hitting me hardest.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 14, 2012, 01:29:38 PM
that's my worst nightmare
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on December 15, 2012, 05:13:06 AM
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CCI deleted all Member IDs that were under age 13. I believe someone posted an email about it on here or Facebook awhile back.
I suspect they did this because of the federal law against gathering information about kid's under 13.  I gather this  was somewhat unexpected since a plan was in place.  Therefor I have to assume the situation is either the way it is permanently OR the kiddo situation will be addressed again after this year.

My bet is on the later simply because of the great demand for badges. I hope for a cohesive plan dealing with all kiddos that addresses everything from strollers in panels to kiddos that are ageing out of child badges. In totality it's a complicated problem, given the mission statement and the pressure's of the number of badges available.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 20, 2012, 04:49:03 PM
Hi friends, just noticed I can't log into my daughters member I'd either. I'm assuming because she will pass as child again with new guidelines so that eliminates chance of buying during general sale I guess anyone else know about this?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 20, 2012, 05:59:21 PM
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Hi friends, just noticed I can't log into my daughters member I'd either. I'm assuming because she will pass as child again with new guidelines so that eliminates chance of buying during general sale I guess anyone else know about this?

When does/did she turn 13?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 21, 2012, 05:16:34 PM
6/29
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 21, 2012, 07:34:16 PM
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6/29

So is she 13 now or will she be turning 13 in 2013?

If she is 13 now, I believe your best course of action would be to get in contact w/ CCI to get that special code. If she is turning 13 next year, she's still eligible to go free next year.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 21, 2012, 08:17:24 PM
she will be 13 in june
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 21, 2012, 09:46:03 PM
Then you're good for 2013 as long as you have a badge for yourself so you can register her. Hopefully they'll have something in place so you'll know what to do for 2014.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: garbagepailz on December 22, 2012, 09:57:47 AM
thank you
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Dolphindrmin on December 24, 2012, 12:56:35 PM
Yes she will be free to go one more year. My daughter is the same way. Will turn 13 July 3rd just before the Con. They already told us she  this is her last year to attend free. We had already set up an account for her for "When" that time comes and got an email from CC that her account would be deactivated because she wasn't old enough yet to have her own. The system didn't error out when we tried at the time. We'll just have to do it again to get her an ID, but the message also stated she would still be free one more year.   
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on January 03, 2013, 10:30:32 AM
So another question here...

My daughter was supposed to be a junior badge this year, but with the changes recently made with the static date she's considered a child again this year.  Good considering I will get another free year...However I was also planning on taking my youngest son with me for one of the days this year (managed to get 4 day passes during pre-sale).  Seeing as my Junior child is now considered a child and NOT a junior...how can I get my youngest in with us?

I know CCI only allows for 1 free child per adult.  What do others with multiple children and only 1 adult do? 

Will only be myself and my daughter going all 4 days...but my youngest son very much wants to go for 1 day this year.  How can I insure that he can come with us for a day?  Wasn't going to be a problem when I thought my daughter was going to be a Junior badge and my son a child...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on January 03, 2013, 10:37:31 AM
CCI doesn't enforce the 1 child per adult rule
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 03, 2013, 03:13:45 PM
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CCI doesn't enforce the 1 child per adult rule

Just don't try to bring in a busload of kids. :D
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 04, 2013, 09:21:45 AM
I know a Mom who brought 3 kids at once. I think as long as you show up with a reasonable number, it's okay.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on January 08, 2013, 04:57:32 PM
Well that's good to know.  All I want is for my daughter and I to go on all the days and then my 4 year old son on only 1 of the days.

So I just got the confirmation for CCI that since my daughter meets the static date they set for 13 year olds that she will indeed be free for another year and won't need the Priority Code Registration.  Can't speak for others though on how that priority code will work for the 13 year olds who didn't meet the static date set down by CCI.

For those interested this is the e-mail I received from CCI when asking abt the priority code information -

"Thank you for your e-mail.  You are correct that your Daughter will no
longer require Priority Code registration in order to attend Comic-Con
2013.  The cut off date to determine who will qualify as a Junior
versus a Child was decided after the Priority Code registration was
discussed with you.  We apologize for any confusion.  You do not need
to provide proof of your Daughter's age at the badge pickup area.  If
you would like, you may  print these e-mails and bring them with you
if you still feel concerned about being given a child's badge for your
Daughter.
 
At this time we do not have information regarding Comic-Con 2014
registration for children who will be Juniors next year.  We apologize
for the delay in this information.  Please e-mail us back after
Comic-Con 2013 for further information.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us back."


So they're still not sure about how they will proceed with children turning Juniors next year.  Since I was able to sign my daughter up for a Member ID on the first of Jan, I'm still considering just trying to purchase her a Junior Badge anyway this year just so I don't have to deal with it again next year.  Plus I'm such a worry wart when it comes to rules that I still worry about getting in my 4 year old as well.  Guess it will depend on if I have the extra money or not for the badge come sale time...which I think should be VERY soon now.  :)
 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on January 08, 2013, 06:37:04 PM
thanks for posting the email

Honestly, i'm not surprised with the reply regarding 2014 jr badges. I suspect they need to get the policy sorted & then see if they can implement it, computer wise. that's a guess on my part tho.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 08, 2013, 07:12:54 PM
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So they're still not sure about how they will proceed with children turning Juniors next year.  Since I was able to sign my daughter up for a Member ID on the first of Jan, I'm still considering just trying to purchase her a Junior Badge anyway this year just so I don't have to deal with it again next year.  Plus I'm such a worry wart when it comes to rules that I still worry about getting in my 4 year old as well.  Guess it will depend on if I have the extra money or not for the badge come sale time...which I think should be VERY soon now.  :)

I thought they had gone in and deleted all the Member IDs for 12/13 yr olds who were still free for 2013 so you wouldn't be able to buy a badge? My opinion is to not worry abt it and let the process work itself out. I trust CCI to do right by families in the same situation and trying to game the system makes it more difficult for them to figure out something that will work (with looking at the raw data and what % of badges go to juniors and how many kids will be impacted etc).

As a few others have mentioned, bringing in 2 kids isn't much of a concern.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on January 08, 2013, 07:25:09 PM
Lewis's mem id wasn't canceled because he's age 13 plus a month.  that seems to be the static age for member id's.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on January 08, 2013, 08:02:36 PM
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Lewis's mem id wasn't canceled because he's age 13 plus a month.  that seems to be the static age for member id's.

That's exactly what the message said when I re-tried to sign my daughter up for her Member ID last month.  She turned 13 on Dec 5th, and when I tried to sign her up for it a week later it came up with the message that I had to wait until the 1st of the month following the 13th Birthday. 

So I signed her up for it on Jan 1st with no problems.  At least she's all signed up for it and ready to go for next year.  :)

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My opinion is to not worry abt it and let the process work itself out. I trust CCI to do right by families in the same situation and trying to game the system makes it more difficult for them to figure out something that will work (with looking at the raw data and what % of badges go to juniors and how many kids will be impacted etc).

As a few others have mentioned, bringing in 2 kids isn't much of a concern.

Sounds like I should just enjoy the extra free year.  :)  Considering they changed the ages for Junior badges last year which got me an extra free year last year...and then they went ahead and set a static date this year, and again I get ANOTHER free year...I should probably just roll with it, enjoy it, and maybe hope I get lucky for next year with another possible freebie year again?!   ;D Lol!  Not likely I know...but one can hope.  After all third times the charm right?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on January 08, 2013, 08:04:50 PM
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thanks for posting the email

Honestly, i'm not surprised with the reply regarding 2014 jr badges. I suspect they need to get the policy sorted & then see if they can implement it, computer wise. that's a guess on my part tho.

Yeah...I kinda figured that they still wouldn't have anything in place either, but it never hurts to ask!  :)  And so I did...and now we know. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 09, 2013, 01:10:20 AM
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Yeah...I kinda figured that they still wouldn't have anything in place either, but it never hurts to ask!  :)  And so I did...and now we know.

Definitely good for y'all to share the info as you get it. Helps all the parents plan. Strength in numbers!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2013, 02:31:51 PM
Did anyone get a badge for their 13 year old this morning? Just wondering if anyone went through that fight...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on February 16, 2013, 02:39:05 PM
Tried...I got the dreaded Frozen screen on my chrome browser, so my waiting room line # never advanced.  Meanwhile people who were in line after me got their tickets. 

All other browsers no luck.  Error and then 1-2 minutes in got the "waiting line room is full" message.

At least my 13 year old turned 13 AFTER the static date they set, so Luckily she's still free this year...but I wanted to try for a Junior Badge anyway because I didn't want to have to go through this whole mess again next year.

Hopefully by then they will have a smoother transition in place.  Hate the thought of this happening again next year and I end up going alone without my daughter.  She would be so heartbroken.   
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2013, 02:43:57 PM
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At least my 13 year old turned 13 AFTER the static date they set, so Luckily she's still free this year...but I wanted to try for a Junior Badge anyway because I didn't want to have to go through this whole mess again next year.

That will be my situation next year, which is why I was wondering if anyone was able to do it this year.

Glad your daughter can attend this year, though! And there is the resale. All she'd need is a Sunday badge to be eligible for presale next year.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on February 16, 2013, 02:48:06 PM
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All she'd need is a Sunday badge to be eligible for presale next year.

That's exactly what I was thinking!  :)  Will try again on the re-sale...however I've never had any luck with that.

Still Happy to have my 4 days this year though!  Will enjoy it.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on May 22, 2013, 07:13:22 PM
Did anyone take up CCI on the priority code for their junior?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 22, 2013, 09:39:00 PM
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Did anyone take up CCI on the priority code for their junior?

A couple of people did, but CCI cancelled that program when they revised the age, effectively stating that 13 year olds can attend this year for free.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2013, 05:53:04 AM
did anyone get a email from cci?
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: KeepinClassic on June 05, 2013, 07:08:09 AM
My wife and I did for our daughter. I haven't read it, but my wife tells me that we recieved a piority code to purchase her a 4-day pass without preview night. In addition, the purchase of this 4-day pass will allow make her eligible for the pre-registration next year. This is different from previuos information we recieved.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2013, 07:33:52 AM
wow, that's a deal changer!  the 'eligible for the pre-reg' part

replied to my email from cci, asking for verification on that point
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: depictprints on June 05, 2013, 08:21:50 AM
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My wife and I did for our daughter. I haven't read it, but my wife tells me that we recieved a piority code to purchase her a 4-day pass without preview night. In addition, the purchase of this 4-day pass will allow make her eligible for the pre-registration next year. This is different from previuos information we recieved.

That info there makes me wonder if perhaps they will have plans for pre-reg eligibility next year for the 13 year old's who meet the static date and get in free for another year.  Possibility?

Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on June 05, 2013, 08:21:50 AM
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In addition, the purchase of this 4-day pass will allow make her eligible for the pre-registration next year.

Glad someone there realized how sensible this is...
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 05, 2013, 08:23:41 AM
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That info there makes me wonder if perhaps they will have plans for pre-reg eligibility next year for the 13 year old's who meet the static date and get in free for another year.  Possibility?

I hope so! As it is, I'm looking at wading into the general sale next year for my 12-going-on-13 year old.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2013, 08:42:07 AM
personally, i hope cci finds a way to convert child badges in to paying Jr's at the age of 11 by adding them to their parents account & grandfathered status. 
in other words, i don't mind spending the money, i just mind not being able to get my kid a badge when i buy mine.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 05, 2013, 08:43:46 AM
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personally, i hope cci finds a way to convert child badges in to paying Jr's at the age of 11 by adding them to their parents account & grandfathered status. 
in other words, i don't mind spending the money, i just mind not being able to get my kid a badge when i buy mine.

Alyssa, that is exactly my concern as well.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2013, 09:12:35 AM
my sense is that they'll get it ironed out before pre-reg and i think narrow the bracket for child badges. 
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Kevin Rutan on June 05, 2013, 10:03:53 AM
Well they could just start charging for childrens badges next year and that way they would be in the system.
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 05, 2013, 10:51:07 AM
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my sense is that they'll get it ironed out before pre-reg and i think narrow the bracket for child badges.

I hope not! I need my one 'extra chance' year where my daughter is 13 but still free, so I can get her a member ID and attempt to register her in the general sale!
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2013, 03:37:27 PM
"he will be eligible for the preregistration badge sale for Comic-Con 2014"
it is official & double confirmed
Title: Re: 2013 attendee badge buy in Aug & 12/13 year olds
Post by: alyssa on June 05, 2013, 03:47:01 PM
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I hope not! I need my one 'extra chance' year where my daughter is 13 but still free, so I can get her a member ID and attempt to register her in the general sale!
you misunderstand me
i think cci will find a way to accommodate all kids who are aging out of child badge regardless of their age.
so if the bracket is free=0-11 years old, jr rates =12-17 then at some point they'll have to get the kiddos into the system. AND it'll have to be (due to legal reasons) under the parents umbrella.
I don't really feel comfortable extrapolating much further & would prefer to wait & see.  Regardless, they are working with the families of kiddos who are aging out now & I don't see why they'd stop working with us.