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SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« on: February 28, 2022, 01:54:46 PM »

I've emailed SDCC, but wondering if anyone here might have insight if a new Professional Registration window for the 2022 show will happen.

My Professional status is active for a couple of more years, but the 2020 show was cancelled before I registered for it, so I had no badge to rollover. I'm just curious if there will be a new Pro Reg window for those of us that never registered for 2020 before the cancellation.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 03:13:23 PM »
This is some absolute B.S. from SDCC:

"Thank you for contacting us. Only registrants who previously registered a Comic-Con 2020 badge, and requested that their badges be rolled over to our next show, have badges for Comic-Con 2022.  Due to the high percentage of rollovers, we do not anticipate that additional badges will be available for that show."

This is incredibly disappointing SDCC's part. So because a global pandemic and cancellation of the 2020 show didn't allow me to register a Pro badge (even though I had another month left in the window to get that registration), I now get screwed out of this year's show AND it counts against me as a year to provide verification materials?

There was no indication given at the time of the 2020 cancellation that this would be the result of not having registered for a professional badge, only that those who had could take no action and let it roll over to the next show or get a refund and try again when the world opened back up.

This is a truly horrible way to treat people who have been loyal to SDCC for over a decade.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2022, 04:26:39 PM »
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This is some absolute B.S. from SDCC:

"Thank you for contacting us. Only registrants who previously registered a Comic-Con 2020 badge, and requested that their badges be rolled over to our next show, have badges for Comic-Con 2022.  Due to the high percentage of rollovers, we do not anticipate that additional badges will be available for that show."

This is incredibly disappointing SDCC's part. So because a global pandemic and cancellation of the 2020 show didn't allow me to register a Pro badge (even though I had another month left in the window to get that registration), I now get screwed out of this year's show AND it counts against me as a year to provide verification materials?

There was no indication given at the time of the 2020 cancellation that this would be the result of not having registered for a professional badge, only that those who had could take no action and let it roll over to the next show or get a refund and try again when the world opened back up.

This is a truly horrible way to treat people who have been loyal to SDCC for over a decade.

Looks like a copy and paste from general.  You have the email from 2020 telling pros they have until xxx date to register?

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2022, 04:53:45 PM »
I do find it interesting that they think most people will roll over and not have extras. I know several people that requested refunds, I wonder what happens to those badges.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2022, 04:56:43 PM »
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Looks like a copy and paste from general.  You have the email from 2020 telling pros they have until xxx date to register?

Yes and someone is responding. Here is that and my follow up (which I just sent)

"We will pass your feedback on to those who made such decisions.  We are sorry that we don't have a better answer for you.

Professional Registration
Comic-Con"

Yes, please do tell them. It is unfathomable that those of us that still had an open window to register, are just being swept under the rug. Not even given a chance to register for 2022 after all that has happened in the past 2 years?!

There cannot possibly be enough rollover when my 2020 badge was GUARANTEED:
Comic-Con 2020 Professional Badge Registration is Now Open! (11/8/2019)
"Remember, your badge allotment is guaranteed until professional badge registration closes on May 6, 2020, and will not be on a first-come, first-served basis! You do not need to register today; take your time and register at your earliest convenience."
Now these words are being used against us. I waited and the show got cancelled and now I'm being shut out because I followed your instructions.
I understand that whoever is responding to this is just fielding emails and whatnot and the responses are appreciated, but these sweeping decisions against Professionals is very difficult to understand.
TELL THEM TO RECTIFY THIS!



 
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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2022, 07:36:46 PM »
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Yes and someone is responding. Here is that and my follow up (which I just sent)

"We will pass your feedback on to those who made such decisions.  We are sorry that we don't have a better answer for you.

Professional Registration
Comic-Con"

Yes, please do tell them. It is unfathomable that those of us that still had an open window to register, are just being swept under the rug. Not even given a chance to register for 2022 after all that has happened in the past 2 years?!

There cannot possibly be enough rollover when my 2020 badge was GUARANTEED:
Comic-Con 2020 Professional Badge Registration is Now Open! (11/8/2019)
"Remember, your badge allotment is guaranteed until professional badge registration closes on May 6, 2020, and will not be on a first-come, first-served basis! You do not need to register today; take your time and register at your earliest convenience."
Now these words are being used against us. I waited and the show got cancelled and now I'm being shut out because I followed your instructions.
I understand that whoever is responding to this is just fielding emails and whatnot and the responses are appreciated, but these sweeping decisions against Professionals is very difficult to understand.
TELL THEM TO RECTIFY THIS!

Everything good except that last sentence. Thanks though I am in your situation too.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2022, 10:27:31 PM »
If we registered for a complimentary individual Pro registration in 2020, did it just rollover to 2022?

The email back then said:
"If you would like to transfer your badges to Comic-Con 2021, no action is required from you at this time. Your badge and any guest badges that you registered will be automatically transferred to Comic-Con 2021 after July 1, 2020."

And what happens if we got a complimentary badge to November's Comic Con Special Edition?  Does that screw up the original SDCC 2020 process somehow?

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2022, 05:44:26 AM »
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I do find it interesting that they think most people will roll over and not have extras. I know several people that requested refunds, I wonder what happens to those badges.

Here on FoCC, we did a poll and over 95% of people rolled over their badges twice. Granted, we are a subset of the attendee base, but it is so difficult to get a badge that I would assume that the overall rate is at least 90% rollovers.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2022, 06:55:53 AM »
Personally I love if they are not opening up cancellations just to give even a 5% increase in room with a few less people in the building.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2022, 09:02:18 AM »
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Personally I love if they are not opening up cancellations just to give even a 5% increase in room with a few less people in the building.
It's definitely an unfortunate scenario.  I 100% understand the frustrations of the OP, and as a relatively new Pro who also was approved relatively late (I got my approval a week after the Returning Registration sale) I still was able to purchase a badge in Ret. Reg and when I bought Pro badge after-the-fact was quickly refunded.

I did recently read that CCI is offering some folks with children who aged-out from 'Child' to 'Junior' w/a May deadline; that might complicate the "sure, we'll throw in more badges into the mix" as CCI is trying to make things right for all the folks who already purchased badges.  Here's an article talking a little bit about that; this seemed to be a one-off situation, but it's plausible that CCI has likely sent out multiple similar emails (it also seems plausible that the number of impacted folks is small enough for CCI to just send out an email to those affected rather than a huge all-email that may confuse folks)

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2022, 09:21:04 AM »
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Here on FoCC, we did a poll and over 95% of people rolled over their badges twice. Granted, we are a subset of the attendee base, but it is so difficult to get a badge that I would assume that the overall rate is at least 90% rollovers.

100% makes sense, most people WANT to go. Just interesting (and probably for the best) that they're not releasing those refunded badges.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2022, 09:22:40 AM »
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Personally I love if they are not opening up cancellations just to give even a 5% increase in room with a few less people in the building.


Just to be clear, I did not cancel, I never purchased because the window was still open for registration when the entire show was cancelled and now am being locked out because I followed their lead to 'take my time'.

Completely unfair to not be given a chance to register. They should have a database that tells them who cancelled and who hadn't registered at the time the show was cancelled.
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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2022, 10:11:44 AM »
So trying to piece it together 11/8/19 You were given the green light to buy your badge.
4/17/20 they cancel the convention (and I assume block you from applying at that time?)
5/6/20 was your deadline to register.

Did you try registering in those couple weeks between when it was cancelled and the deadline?
But overall I'm guessing they will lean more towards the people that signed up in the 5+ months it was open over those that missed it in the final week.
Cut offs suck sometimes but they have to draw the line somewhere and I can see where they say that now 2 years later is too late.

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2022, 10:12:52 AM »
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And what happens if we got a complimentary badge to November's Comic Con Special Edition?  Does that screw up the original SDCC 2020 process somehow?
It's my recollection that SDCC SE Pro badges had nothing to do w/SDCC badges (especially since many Pros had to pay for SDCC badges, whereas they were free for SDCC SE)

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Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2022, 10:58:43 AM »
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So trying to piece it together 11/8/19 You were given the green light to buy your badge.
4/17/20 they cancel the convention (and I assume block you from applying at that time?)
5/6/20 was your deadline to register.

Did you try registering in those couple weeks between when it was cancelled and the deadline?
But overall I'm guessing they will lean more towards the people that signed up in the 5+ months it was open over those that missed it in the final week.
Cut offs suck sometimes but they have to draw the line somewhere and I can see where they say that now 2 years later is too late.

I did not try to register to a convention that was cancelled, that would be ridiculous. And there was no indication given that by not doing so would mean the next available 'real' convention meant a shutout. This is totally unacceptable for people still within the registration window. There was no cutoff provided and saying 2 years is too late is shortsighted since no one knew when the world would open up enough to the point of having a full convention.

I know you're super excited to have less people on the floor because of the unfairness, but you're totally missing the point.
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