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Title: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy 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.

Thanks in advance!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy 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.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn 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?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rbf32 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy 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!



 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: nightshade 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?

Hope everyone's well!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: stl_ben 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 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)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rbf32 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: stl_ben 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 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)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy 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.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on March 01, 2022, 11:10:17 AM
I can definitely see both sides of this. It is unfair for CCI to penalize people for not registering in time, given that the stated registration window was still open when the event was cancelled, and that CCI offered no guidance/communication to those people about what their status would be. On the other hand, this problem will probably only affect a small percentage of people, so CCI may not feel that they need to invest time and effort providing a pathway for those people to have their status resolved.

I hope that they do find a way to make it right. If I were you @scottydizzy (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=415) I would keep reaching out to them in hopes of reaching a real live person to discuss the problem. Although, in my unsolicited opinion, you might also try to take a very calm and polite tone with them? There's still time to get this resolved before the con; I wouldn't give up hope yet.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: xavier2518 on March 01, 2022, 12:46:27 PM
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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)


your correct i had to pay for my pro badge and my guest also , first time pro badge holder, thank god i had pay mine off when i first got selected. don't waste time , jump on it quick
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on March 01, 2022, 01:03:57 PM
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I would keep reaching out to them in hopes of reaching a real live person to discuss the problem. Although, in my unsolicited opinion, you might also try to take a very calm and polite tone with them? There's still time to get this resolved before the con; I wouldn't give up hope yet.

I plan to keep reaching out so that it stays fresh and hopefully a resolution is found. It's funny, I thought I was being calm and polite (with the exception of my all caps call to action) because how I feel is extremely angry and I'm doing my best to choose PG rated verbiage with anyone who responds, but I appreciate the reminder that some might not see it that way :)

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 01, 2022, 02:46:33 PM
I am not a pro and have never had a pro badge at SDCC, but I do know that CCI tries really hard to be fair and help people out if they are in a legitimate predicament. If you get in contact with a real person and they are able to review your situation, I would bet that they would help.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: sin86a on March 02, 2022, 06:15:36 AM
Issues above notwithstanding, I do wonder if they change the window for pro credentials. I was fortunate to be able to work through the pandemic, but I know a few pros who were due for verification in '20 and some of the things they would have used for credentials would have expired by now. I hope for their sake CCI allows some older material to be used. Not sure if that was a widespread enough problem though.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 03, 2022, 12:42:35 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.



This was taken from the email  the pros received on 11/18/19:

"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."

We were not applying to be pros. We were already approved as pros and guaranteed badges. 11/8/19 we were guaranteed badges for registration/purchase until 5/6/20  AND told Pros not to rush registering. 4/17 convention is cancelled and registration/purchase is taken offline.

Between 4/17 and 5/6 we could not register because the page was blank(offline).

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 03, 2022, 01:12:26 AM
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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.

I tried. It was a blank page.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on March 03, 2022, 09:12:32 AM
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your correct i had to pay for my pro badge and my guest also , first time pro badge holder, thank god i had pay mine off when i first got selected. don't waste time , jump on it quick
Yeah 2020 would've been my first year as a Pro. I was joking with friends that I disrupted the mojo by coming a Pro & threw the whole world off its axis with that designation (I'd been going to Comic-Con since 2000, have been teaching music in San Diego since 1999, and never thought to apply to be an Educational Pro until post-2019 SDCCI). 

Turkey-Con was my first CCI experience as a Pro, and after 20 years of attending SDCCI & WonderCon over the years I've gotten used to that "_IMMEDIATELY_ jump on buying passes as soon as you can!" mindset; it's been weird thinking that my 'first' Pro Badge has been sitting unused since 2020  :P
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on March 03, 2022, 09:19:18 AM
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I plan to keep reaching out so that it stays fresh and hopefully a resolution is found. It's funny, I thought I was being calm and polite (with the exception of my all caps call to action) because how I feel is extremely angry and I'm doing my best to choose PG rated verbiage with anyone who responds, but I appreciate the reminder that some might not see it that way :)

~S
This is a good idea, and in my experience both for myself and friends, CCI is really good working one-on-one with folks resolving issues.  I suspect things are incredibly hectic between WonderCon prep (in less than a month!!), SDCC prep getting back to normal, etc. and continuing to voice your frustrations/concerns is integral.  I hope CCI can resolve the issue for you (FWIW I will likely be requesting badge refunds for two friends of mine that I purchase Sunday for as they've recently moved and won't be attending so there are likely at least SOME refunded badges out there that CCI could "regift" if necessary).
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on March 03, 2022, 09:27:08 AM
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Issues above notwithstanding, I do wonder if they change the window for pro credentials. I was fortunate to be able to work through the pandemic, but I know a few pros who were due for verification in '20 and some of the things they would have used for credentials would have expired by now. I hope for their sake CCI allows some older material to be used. Not sure if that was a widespread enough problem though.

They pushed back/extended Pro registration so folks wouldn't miss anything due to their 'window' expiring during COVID, at least.  I can't imagine the legit headaches of working through the Pro application process for industry creatives who likely had projects pushed back dude to COVID.  That will take some crazy logistics work to get that straightened out; luckily in my experience CCI is pretty awesome with customer service for reg. attendees & I'd like to think they go the extra mile for the Pros that make the industry work.

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This was taken from the email  the pros received on 11/18/19:

"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."

We were not applying to be pros. We were already approved as pros and guaranteed badges. 11/8/19 we were guaranteed badges for registration/purchase until 5/6/20  AND told Pros not to rush registering. 4/17 convention is cancelled and registration/purchase is taken offline.

Between 4/17 and 5/6 we could not register because the page was blank(offline).


Of course, the entire world shut down March 2020, SDCCI canceled April 2020, and may not have 100% solidified a "what do we explicitly do next from here?" plan by May. While I realize I'll never get an answer, I wonder how many folks like the OP were impacted in this way
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on March 11, 2022, 05:14:51 PM
For some reason this whole thread is now clarified for me. I thought it was only about renewing Pro Credentials and it took a post from SDCC Unofficial Blog to realize what was happening. I will also be sending an email to CCI about the whole registration snafu. This is my last year as a pro before I have to reapply, but it appears that I’ll only be able to go to Wondercon. Since I have to pay for my badges I wasn’t in a rush (per the email) to get them. Also why would I register for a 100k attendee event in the middle of a raging pandemic when no one knew how dire this thing really was. I became unemployed and didn’t want to risk having my refund withheld until the next viable year that they could host SDCC.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on March 11, 2022, 05:39:12 PM
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For some reason this whole thread is now clarified for me. I thought it was only about renewing Pro Credentials and it took a post from SDCC Unofficial Blog to realize what was happening. I will also be sending an email to CCI about the whole registration snafu. This is my last year as a pro before I have to reapply, but it appears that I’ll only be able to go to Wondercon. Since I have to pay for my badges I wasn’t in a rush (per the email) to get them. Also why would I register for a 100k attendee event in the middle of a raging pandemic when no one knew how dire this thing really was. I became unemployed and didn’t want to risk having my refund withheld until the next viable year that they could host SDCC.

The more voices the better! Yeah, it was never about applying for Pro Status (even though that has gotten kind of a pinch in it as well) but rather not allowing those of us that waited to register for SDCC 2020 before it got axed and now can't get access to 2022 when we are fully and clearly eligible to do so!

Do you happen to have the SDDC Unofficial Blog post about this? I tried looking quickly, but didn't see anything and the site is saturated (for good reason) with WonderCon news.

I am also planning to go to WC if for the only chance to try and get to a human decision maker or contact info to one so I can continue to raise this issue.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 12, 2022, 04:16:01 PM
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For some reason this whole thread is now clarified for me. I thought it was only about renewing Pro Credentials and it took a post from SDCC Unofficial Blog to realize what was happening. I will also be sending an email to CCI about the whole registration snafu. This is my last year as a pro before I have to reapply, but it appears that I’ll only be able to go to Wondercon. Since I have to pay for my badges I wasn’t in a rush (per the email) to get them. Also why would I register for a 100k attendee event in the middle of a raging pandemic when no one knew how dire this thing really was. I became unemployed and didn’t want to risk having my refund withheld until the next viable year that they could host SDCC.

Even if you tried to register, the webpage was taken offline.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on March 13, 2022, 06:42:21 AM
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The more voices the better! Yeah, it was never about applying for Pro Status (even though that has gotten kind of a pinch in it as well) but rather not allowing those of us that waited to register for SDCC 2020 before it got axed and now can't get access to 2022 when we are fully and clearly eligible to do so!

Do you happen to have the SDDC Unofficial Blog post about this? I tried looking quickly, but didn't see anything and the site is saturated (for good reason) with WonderCon news.

I am also planning to go to WC if for the only chance to try and get to a human decision maker or contact info to one so I can continue to raise this issue.

~S

I tried looking to see what post it was that started putting the pieces of the puzzle together for me but couldn’t find it. Might have been a mixture of reddit and Twitter posts tbh. I think the blog had answered someone who was lamenting about not being able to go to SDCC 2022 as a pro because they never got to register for a 2020 badge. I’m trying to figure out if I should send something now or right after Wondercon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on March 14, 2022, 07:47:53 AM
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I tried looking to see what post it was that started putting the pieces of the puzzle together for me but couldn’t find it. Might have been a mixture of reddit and Twitter posts tbh. I think the blog had answered someone who was lamenting about not being able to go to SDCC 2022 as a pro because they never got to register for a 2020 badge. I’m trying to figure out if I should send something now or right after Wondercon.

Wait until after Wondercon in a couple weeks. I've also seen two people on Facebook groups with the same situation, and someone on Twitter. I think this is more of a widespread issue than they think it is.
Their registration page was removed the day they cancelled the convention, without warning and their messaging before cancellation was "Don't rush to register!!!!".

This is absolutely unethical on their part, especially considering professionals working in the industry are getting shafted due to their mixed messaging. I don't think this is "see both sides" issue at all, their Professional page was taken down prematurely.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on March 14, 2022, 09:19:42 AM
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Wait until after Wondercon in a couple weeks. I've also seen two people on Facebook groups with the same situation, and someone on Twitter. I think this is more of a widespread issue than they think it is.
Their registration page was removed the day they cancelled the convention, without warning and their messaging before cancellation was "Don't rush to register!!!!".

This is absolutely unethical on their part, especially considering professionals working in the industry are getting shafted due to their mixed messaging. I don't think this is "see both sides" issue at all, their Professional page was taken down prematurely.
"Unethical" seems a bit harsh, especially when referencing a legit "once-in-a-lifetime" (hopefully) global pandemic where our entire country had an 'emergency' shutdown for several months.  I 100% get your frustration, and I'm working on a bit of a SNAFU on something on my own end having to do with CCI Member ID stuff so i also 100% get frustrations with CCI specifically.  That being said, remember this has all happened because of a global pandemic.  Add that CCI, for as large as its attendee base is, still is a relatively small non-profit operation employee-wise.  Patience is a virtue and I'd like to think that after WonderCon in a few weeks they'll have more time to sort out this bit of a unique mess. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 14, 2022, 09:44:25 AM
I do agree that CCI's heart is in the right place. They are not out to deliberately hurt anyone. That being said, it is very likely that they just did not realize that this grey area existed. Bringing it to their attention is definitely the best way to arrive at a solution.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: chocolateshake on March 14, 2022, 10:42:40 AM
If anything, CCI bends over backwards to help.  The behavior I've seen some people exhibit and then are met with a smile by someone from CCI is amazing.  I've seen people throw downright tantrums just because they didn't like something.  Then some staff member calms them down and tries their best to accommodate them.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on March 14, 2022, 11:07:55 AM
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"Unethical" seems a bit harsh, especially when referencing a legit "once-in-a-lifetime" (hopefully) global pandemic where our entire country had an 'emergency' shutdown for several months.  I 100% get your frustration, and I'm working on a bit of a SNAFU on something on my own end having to do with CCI Member ID stuff so i also 100% get frustrations with CCI specifically.  That being said, remember this has all happened because of a global pandemic.  Add that CCI, for as large as its attendee base is, still is a relatively small non-profit operation employee-wise.  Patience is a virtue and I'd like to think that after WonderCon in a few weeks they'll have more time to sort out this bit of a unique mess.

With all due respect, I would say that professionals took a very hard hit during the pandemic - and the same empathy that we have for the small outlet that is CCI, CCI should have the same level of empathy towards professionals who have had to completely alter their business over the past two years. I think unethical is perfectly fine adjective to use when replies from the professional department have all basically said "sucks for you", especially when considering this is an error that they are responsible for.

Alas, I digress, I too know and believe that CCI is an organization that is awesome and will do what they can at the end of the day - but communication has always been one of CCI's biggest weaknesses. I'm sure they'll take care of the situation in due time, but I urge them to treat the working professionals in this situation with a little more respect then I've seen them exhibit thus far.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: stl_ben on March 15, 2022, 07:18:03 PM
Overall in the future be like the rest of us, get your badges when you can ....you never know what can happen if you wait.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on March 16, 2022, 08:26:24 AM
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Overall in the future be like the rest of us, get your badges when you can ....you never know what can happen if you wait.

What an ignorant statement. You have no idea what people's life or financial situations are at the time the registration window is open and NEED to wait until a more appropriate time to make a large purchase. Trade Professional badges cost nearly $300. Maybe someone is waiting for a tax return, maybe there is a family emergency to care for before thinking of acting on something that has been guaranteed available by the company offering it.

So overall in the future be more compassionate and think before you speak as some people may not have the privilege you do to get things when they can or want.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: stl_ben on March 16, 2022, 07:33:18 PM
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What an ignorant statement. You have no idea what people's life or financial situations are at the time the registration window is open and NEED to wait until a more appropriate time to make a large purchase. Trade Professional badges cost nearly $300. Maybe someone is waiting for a tax return, maybe there is a family emergency to care for before thinking of acting on something that has been guaranteed available by the company offering it.

So overall in the future be more compassionate and think before you speak as some people may not have the privilege you do to get things when they can or want.
or....Again not talking about the past when they told you had time.  Know that all of us would love to wait until it was just right to buy our expensive badge.  I think most of just know that either buy the $300 badge now or we won't have a chance later.  It's awesome that they give you a window, just myself personally I would be buying right away as who knows when something crazy is going to happen in the world these days and turn something guaranteed into sorry.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 19, 2022, 12:36:05 PM
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or....Again not talking about the past when they told you had time.  Know that all of us would love to wait until it was just right to buy our expensive badge.  I think most of just know that either buy the $300 badge now or we won't have a chance later.  It's awesome that they give you a window, just myself personally I would be buying right away as who knows when something crazy is going to happen in the world these days and turn something guaranteed into sorry.

I like how you added  "Again not talking about the past when they told you had time." as if your previous statements understood we had guaranteed time and badges. Thanks for giving your advice after the  unethical incident.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 19, 2022, 12:52:56 PM
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"Unethical" seems a bit harsh, especially when referencing a legit "once-in-a-lifetime" (hopefully) global pandemic where our entire country had an 'emergency' shutdown for several months.  I 100% get your frustration, and I'm working on a bit of a SNAFU on something on my own end having to do with CCI Member ID stuff so i also 100% get frustrations with CCI specifically.  That being said, remember this has all happened because of a global pandemic.  Add that CCI, for as large as its attendee base is, still is a relatively small non-profit operation employee-wise.  Patience is a virtue and I'd like to think that after WonderCon in a few weeks they'll have more time to sort out this bit of a unique mess.


It is unethical because the pro badge process became a first come, first served by allowing only those who registered prior to 4/17. The email said it was not first come served and we could we wait.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: jeffa on March 20, 2022, 05:59:53 AM
On the cost end, I try to work through the lotteries because I can get a Senior discount for 3 days instead of full price for 4+ days as a Trade Pro. (It  takes a lot of free lemonade in the Pro Lounge to make up the difference.) I already had 2020 lottery badges but I would have waited until late if I had relied on the Pro process, to confirm who would attend as my guest. So I understand the issues with the folks who got frozen out. Now we know it's a good idea to renew or request Pro status ASAP; I see I'm good through next year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 21, 2022, 12:13:32 AM
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Now we know it's a good idea to renew or request Pro status ASAP; I see I'm good through next year.

No, that is not what happened. We were and currently approved as pros.

It's like that timer to fill out during your general registration. SDCC gives you 17 min to fill out 3 member ids and credit card information.  Imagine after checking all the days with preview night, in the middle of filling out the billing information with 12 minutes left, covid happens in the middle of your registration. Registration closes. SDCC says sorry we only accepting those who finished registration.

You had 12 minutes left... We had 5/6
All the badges were available during general..  our badges were guaranteed
You take screenshots .. we have the sdcc email.


 




Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: jeffa on March 21, 2022, 12:57:06 AM
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No, that is not what happened. We were and currently approved as pros.
Sorry, I had not meant to seem like I was responding to you, but to the cost comment above it. Next time I'll quote the context.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RighteousRita on March 22, 2022, 10:44:04 AM
From: The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON & WONDERCON: THE PROFESSIONAL PROBLEM

https://sdccblog.com/2022/03/san-diego-comic-con-wondercon-the-professional-problem/?fbclid=IwAR1Q65tm23IJ5D2ut36TkXI5RlxMjMp83sdmqTlpwQ_fBDVdcMVzp0jSYU0 (https://sdccblog.com/2022/03/san-diego-comic-con-wondercon-the-professional-problem/?fbclid=IwAR1Q65tm23IJ5D2ut36TkXI5RlxMjMp83sdmqTlpwQ_fBDVdcMVzp0jSYU0)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on March 22, 2022, 12:14:56 PM
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From: The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON & WONDERCON: THE PROFESSIONAL PROBLEM

https://sdccblog.com/2022/03/san-diego-comic-con-wondercon-the-professional-problem/?fbclid=IwAR1Q65tm23IJ5D2ut36TkXI5RlxMjMp83sdmqTlpwQ_fBDVdcMVzp0jSYU0 (https://sdccblog.com/2022/03/san-diego-comic-con-wondercon-the-professional-problem/?fbclid=IwAR1Q65tm23IJ5D2ut36TkXI5RlxMjMp83sdmqTlpwQ_fBDVdcMVzp0jSYU0)

This is a good article, but only addresses the Professional status application issue and not the guaranteed badge allotment issue. But appreciate the posting of this and hoping SDCC sees the growing issue as more people discover the discrepancies.

~S


Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RighteousRita on March 26, 2022, 06:24:37 AM
UPDATE ON PRO BADGES
Full details on their website
 https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals (https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals)
ALL “Not Due” professionals, including those who last verified in 2019, will have one additional year added to their verification, beyond the one year that we initially granted in 2020 due to our first canceled slate of shows.  This update will not be viewable in our database until after WonderCon 2022, but it does allow those affected to attend WonderCon if they wish – see the next point for details!
 
For WonderCon 2022, this means that many of you who had previously been listed as “Due” and were ineligible to register for our upcoming show may now join us as we come together in Anaheim, CA, from April 1-3.  If you are affected by this, you will receive a separate email with instructions on registering your WonderCon 2022 badge and guest badges.
 
For Comic-Con 2022, we had previously stated that only those who registered a professional badge for Comic-Con 2020, and had their badge roll over to 2022, would be able to attend as professionals.  However, due to the loosening of COVID-19 safety restrictions and increased capacity, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to accommodate additional professionals at Comic-Con 2022! This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.  Badge pricing and guest allotments will remain the same as your pricing and allotment for Comic-Con 2020 badges.  More details on when and how to register these badges will be provided in the months between WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022.  Please watch your email, as well as this website, for more information as it becomes available.  Note that this applies only to professional badges, and we do not anticipate any additional attendee badge sales for Comic-Con 2022.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: alyssa on March 26, 2022, 07:56:10 AM
@Roshawn (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11) Does this address your concerns?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on March 26, 2022, 09:07:02 AM
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UPDATE ON PRO BADGES
Full details on their website

For Comic-Con 2022, we had previously stated that only those who registered a professional badge for Comic-Con 2020, and had their badge roll over to 2022, would be able to attend as professionals.  However, due to the loosening of COVID-19 safety restrictions and increased capacity, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to accommodate additional professionals at Comic-Con 2022! This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.  Badge pricing and guest allotments will remain the same as your pricing and allotment for Comic-Con 2020 badges.  More details on when and how to register these badges will be provided in the months between WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022.  Please watch your email, as well as this website, for more information as it becomes available.  Note that this applies only to professional badges, and we do not anticipate any additional attendee badge sales for Comic-Con 2022.


Thank goodness! My faith in SDCC is restored!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on March 26, 2022, 12:50:07 PM
I guess i just need some clarity on mine. I reverified in 2018 for 2019 which means 2019 was my first of my 3 years. So in 2021, i would have had to reverify for 2022. But if they added 1 year on, wouldn't that mean I'd now be due in 2023???

Or am i counting wrong here?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: jeffa on March 26, 2022, 01:19:11 PM
I think you're counting right. But check your member page after Wonder Con to see if it updates. It should be +1 from whatever it says today.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on March 28, 2022, 11:40:44 PM
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@Roshawn (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11) Does this address your concerns?


Yes  Thank you
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on March 29, 2022, 10:39:02 AM
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UPDATE ON PRO BADGES
Full details on their website
 https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals (https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals)
ALL “Not Due” professionals, including those who last verified in 2019, will have one additional year added to their verification, beyond the one year that we initially granted in 2020 due to our first canceled slate of shows.  This update will not be viewable in our database until after WonderCon 2022, but it does allow those affected to attend WonderCon if they wish – see the next point for details!
 
For WonderCon 2022, this means that many of you who had previously been listed as “Due” and were ineligible to register for our upcoming show may now join us as we come together in Anaheim, CA, from April 1-3.  If you are affected by this, you will receive a separate email with instructions on registering your WonderCon 2022 badge and guest badges.
 
For Comic-Con 2022, we had previously stated that only those who registered a professional badge for Comic-Con 2020, and had their badge roll over to 2022, would be able to attend as professionals.  However, due to the loosening of COVID-19 safety restrictions and increased capacity, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to accommodate additional professionals at Comic-Con 2022! This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.  Badge pricing and guest allotments will remain the same as your pricing and allotment for Comic-Con 2020 badges.  More details on when and how to register these badges will be provided in the months between WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022.  Please watch your email, as well as this website, for more information as it becomes available.  Note that this applies only to professional badges, and we do not anticipate any additional attendee badge sales for Comic-Con 2022.

Oh yay!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful news! I'm going to have a fantastic July :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on March 30, 2022, 09:04:56 AM
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UPDATE ON PRO BADGES
Full details on their website
 https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals (https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals)
ALL “Not Due” professionals, including those who last verified in 2019, will have one additional year added to their verification, beyond the one year that we initially granted in 2020 due to our first canceled slate of shows.  This update will not be viewable in our database until after WonderCon 2022, but it does allow those affected to attend WonderCon if they wish – see the next point for details!
 
For WonderCon 2022, this means that many of you who had previously been listed as “Due” and were ineligible to register for our upcoming show may now join us as we come together in Anaheim, CA, from April 1-3.  If you are affected by this, you will receive a separate email with instructions on registering your WonderCon 2022 badge and guest badges.
 
For Comic-Con 2022, we had previously stated that only those who registered a professional badge for Comic-Con 2020, and had their badge roll over to 2022, would be able to attend as professionals.  However, due to the loosening of COVID-19 safety restrictions and increased capacity, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to accommodate additional professionals at Comic-Con 2022! This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.  Badge pricing and guest allotments will remain the same as your pricing and allotment for Comic-Con 2020 badges.  More details on when and how to register these badges will be provided in the months between WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022.  Please watch your email, as well as this website, for more information as it becomes available.  Note that this applies only to professional badges, and we do not anticipate any additional attendee badge sales for Comic-Con 2022.
This is awesome news, and I'm glad my faith in CCI was confirmed!  Also, FWIW, I appreciate them sending this out on the 'eve' (relatively speaking) of WonderCon instead of having Pros be frustrated and/or in the dark another week.  I can totally see CCI walking on eggshells, already stressing a month or two ago about announcing SDCC as a go with limitations still in place for large events; now that those mandates are lifted they can relax and I'm sure I speak for many when I say I appreciate them taking care of Pros like this
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on March 31, 2022, 12:26:44 PM
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This is awesome news, and I'm glad my faith in CCI was confirmed!  Also, FWIW, I appreciate them sending this out on the 'eve' (relatively speaking) of WonderCon instead of having Pros be frustrated and/or in the dark another week.  I can totally see CCI walking on eggshells, already stressing a month or two ago about announcing SDCC as a go with limitations still in place for large events; now that those mandates are lifted they can relax and I'm sure I speak for many when I say I appreciate them taking care of Pros like this

I have a feeling they were feeling the pressure as more and more people discovered their own situation and advising them about it. Then they saw people posting about going to the Sunday Talk Back at WC and ultimately decided that they needed to get out in front of it and make it right. While I appreciate them saying the Covid restrictions lifting informed their decision, it really felt like, if that were the case, they would have said that up front: i.e. "We are monitoring the Covid policy of the city of San Diego and will work to resolve the Professional Badge registration as soon as things become more clear and restrictions are eased."

I am very sympathetic that CCI is a small organization and were decked by Covid just like the rest of us and am extremely happy they have reversed their stance on this whole thing.

~S

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on April 01, 2022, 10:57:46 AM
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I have a feeling they were feeling the pressure as more and more people discovered their own situation and advising them about it. Then they saw people posting about going to the Sunday Talk Back at WC and ultimately decided that they needed to get out in front of it and make it right.

~S

I was going to go to wondercon for that sole panel on Sunday. Now, I am not going to Wondercon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on April 06, 2022, 11:53:19 AM
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I have a feeling they were feeling the pressure as more and more people discovered their own situation and advising them about it. Then they saw people posting about going to the Sunday Talk Back at WC and ultimately decided that they needed to get out in front of it and make it right. While I appreciate them saying the Covid restrictions lifting informed their decision, it really felt like, if that were the case, they would have said that up front: i.e. "We are monitoring the Covid policy of the city of San Diego and will work to resolve the Professional Badge registration as soon as things become more clear and restrictions are eased."

I am very sympathetic that CCI is a small organization and were decked by Covid just like the rest of us and am extremely happy they have reversed their stance on this whole thing.

~S

Ha! I keep saying that time is winding down on people and organizations using COVID as a copout. You can't have it both ways.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on April 14, 2022, 08:51:35 AM
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Thank goodness! My faith in SDCC is restored!

~S

@scottydizzy (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=415) I'm in literally the same exact boat you are. We wanted to wait to hear more news about Covid before committing to the con...then the registration closed before we could secure passes. I'm glad they've changed their stance, but just wanted to let you know you aren't alone!

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on April 15, 2022, 05:04:48 AM
I'm still confused. I had a pro badge in 2020 and rolled over to 2021, which was also canceled.
I just checked my member ID account and my pro registration expires 8/1/2022.
Does this mean I still have a pro badge for this year's show?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on April 15, 2022, 02:42:08 PM
Resolved. I e-mailed CCI and they said my 2020 badge will roll over to 2022. It will be soon be populated on the Member
ID page.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on April 15, 2022, 05:24:07 PM
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Resolved. I e-mailed CCI and they said my 2020 badge will roll over to 2022. It will be soon be populated on the Member
ID page.

Excellent news! I was going to say I felt like it should roll over since the 2021 SE for Pros wouldn't have counted against the 2020 situation. Also I believe once the website refresh happens, your status will change so that you get another year of eligibility through the 2023 convention, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

But congrats on the good and stress relieving news!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on April 16, 2022, 07:19:33 AM
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Excellent news! I was going to say I felt like it should roll over since the 2021 SE for Pros wouldn't have counted against the 2020 situation. Also I believe once the website refresh happens, your status will change so that you get another year of eligibility through the 2023 convention, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

But congrats on the good and stress relieving news!

~S
Thanks, Scott. After 2 years of no SDCC, I really would like to attend this year!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on April 21, 2022, 07:00:07 PM
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Thanks, Scott. After 2 years of no SDCC, I really would like to attend this year!

Looks like the Member ID pages are being populated with the rolled over badges! Might want to check and confirm!

Hopefully this means the ProReg will open soon.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: xavier2518 on April 22, 2022, 05:09:41 AM
nothing yet for me,as pro
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RighteousRita on April 26, 2022, 10:38:16 AM
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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on April 26, 2022, 02:03:12 PM
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Where on the ComicCon site is this? I'm trying to find it. Or was this in an email?

Thanks!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 26, 2022, 02:15:53 PM
That's the email. Check the address you have assigned to your Member ID account.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on April 26, 2022, 02:19:48 PM
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That's the email. Check the address you have assigned to your Member ID account.

Ah, makes sense I didn't get it due to the whole Pro Badge debacle that is 'hopefully' being resolved. With Hotelpocapypse upon us, let's hope that Pro Badge registration happens soon!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on April 27, 2022, 12:42:42 PM
Hotelpocapypse  and no pro registration.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on April 27, 2022, 12:53:06 PM
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Hotelpocapypse  and no pro registration.

LOL, would you expect anything less considering the way things have gone over the past few months with CCI?!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: twiley79 on April 27, 2022, 03:44:54 PM
My daughter and I are both Pros and we were able to go in 2019, planned on going in 2020 before everything was cancelled. I called her today to discuss hotel strategy only to find out she didn't get the email, and when she checked her orders, her badge wasn't there. I am sure she registered it for 2020, we had the flights and everything, but since it was a free one she won't have a receipt of having purchased anything. How bad is this? She reached out through the contact form but is there anything else she should do? I am thinking maybe she should still go through Hotelapocalypse while she is straightening this out, will that even work? (Trying not to panic but....)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: tc12oz on April 27, 2022, 04:29:51 PM
My pro badge rolled over but it doesn't give me the option to register guests.  I sent in an inquiry but havn't heard back yet.

Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 27, 2022, 07:39:13 PM
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My daughter and I are both Pros and we were able to go in 2019, planned on going in 2020 before everything was cancelled. I called her today to discuss hotel strategy only to find out she didn't get the email, and when she checked her orders, her badge wasn't there. I am sure she registered it for 2020, we had the flights and everything, but since it was a free one she won't have a receipt of having purchased anything. How bad is this? She reached out through the contact form but is there anything else she should do? I am thinking maybe she should still go through Hotelapocalypse while she is straightening this out, will that even work? (Trying not to panic but....)

Double check the email address in Member ID.

Recheck the Order Summary and Account - My Badges, that should default to All, show any 2020 badges.

The waiting room/sale link is open to "Attendee, Exhibitor, Press, Professional, Retailer, Volunteer, and Other."

Select that Marketing box to get the OnPeak email(s). Per the Toucan article "To ensure you receive important emails from Comic-Con, please log in to your Member ID account and click “My Account Information”. Select “Yes” from the dropdown for “Do you want to receive marketing emails?” On the same page, there are three additional opt-in preferences you can customize."


Quote
For the sale, the sample forms shows a required field

Member Class*

which shows the categories of

Attendee
Exhibitor
Press
Professional
Retailer,
Volunteer
Other

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on April 27, 2022, 08:09:56 PM
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Hotelpocapypse  and no pro registration.

can we still book in the hotelpocalypse???
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: twiley79 on April 27, 2022, 08:52:39 PM
Thank you, SamTurtledove, I'll have her go back and check her 2020 order. She hadn't checked all the boxes, I did catch that and had her check them all. We'll try for a hotel and keep our fingers crossed for everyone trying to figure out pro badges!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on April 27, 2022, 09:04:02 PM
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can we still book in the hotelpocalypse???

Yes, as far as we can tell anyone can book rooms in the sale.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 27, 2022, 09:55:55 PM
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nothing yet for me,as pro

Did badge show up in your account and did you also get the hotel email?

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My pro badge rolled over but it doesn't give me the option to register guests.  I sent in an inquiry but havn't heard back yet.

Good luck everyone.



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Did u find anything out, yet?

Per @RighteousRita (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2022)  letter post, any Guest badges registered in 2020 will show up in the Guest's Order History. If none there, "If you have badges to attend Comic-Con 2022 but did not receive the hotel sale announcement email, please contact us" at https://comic-con.org/contact



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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on April 28, 2022, 09:34:52 AM
What the heck?! I JUST found out about hotelpocalypse five minutes ago! Would have been nice to reopen pro registration before the hotel sale.....I didn't even get the email about it. This pisses me off.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: sin86a on April 28, 2022, 12:09:34 PM
I'm not sure they're going to re-open pro reg before the 2023 con. I asked CCI a few months ago and they were pretty adamant that if you didn't have a confirmed 2019 registration, that you wouldn't be able to attend this summer.

Hard to say what they're doing, but I hope anyone waiting is still able to go.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on April 28, 2022, 12:31:47 PM
@sin86a (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4662) update from a couple weeks ago.

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UPDATE ON PRO BADGES
Full details on their website
 https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals (https://comic-con.org/cci/professionals)
ALL “Not Due” professionals, including those who last verified in 2019, will have one additional year added to their verification, beyond the one year that we initially granted in 2020 due to our first canceled slate of shows.  This update will not be viewable in our database until after WonderCon 2022, but it does allow those affected to attend WonderCon if they wish – see the next point for details!
 
For WonderCon 2022, this means that many of you who had previously been listed as “Due” and were ineligible to register for our upcoming show may now join us as we come together in Anaheim, CA, from April 1-3.  If you are affected by this, you will receive a separate email with instructions on registering your WonderCon 2022 badge and guest badges.
 
For Comic-Con 2022, we had previously stated that only those who registered a professional badge for Comic-Con 2020, and had their badge roll over to 2022, would be able to attend as professionals.  However, due to the loosening of COVID-19 safety restrictions and increased capacity, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to accommodate additional professionals at Comic-Con 2022! This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.  Badge pricing and guest allotments will remain the same as your pricing and allotment for Comic-Con 2020 badges.  More details on when and how to register these badges will be provided in the months between WonderCon and Comic-Con 2022.  Please watch your email, as well as this website, for more information as it becomes available.  Note that this applies only to professional badges, and we do not anticipate any additional attendee badge sales for Comic-Con 2022.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on April 28, 2022, 12:40:21 PM
Not to be a negative nancy or stir up pot, so to speak, but this verbiage is interesting: 
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we are pleased to announce that we will be able to accommodate additional professionals at Comic-Con 2022!
This COULD read that they'll accommodate some Pros, but maybe can't accommodate ALL Pros.  It would make sense that there's a "pecking order," so to speak, of what type of Pros to accommodate given CCI"s mission/objectives.  I would think (and have no ill feelings) that Education Pros would be at the bottom of that list while Creative Pros would be at the top. So _maybe_ CCI is going through emails/requests individually and accommodating whom they can.

Of course, it also feels incredibly plausible that they knew they had to get the Hotel Lotto information up-and-running ASAP given how late things are (Preview Night is 12 Weeks from yesterday) and will deal with what is likely a small amount of Pros who didn't purchase badges before the world shutdown but still want to attend (if I'm thinking nefarious, I'd also guess Option 3 is CCI may be planning to run-out-the-clock, so to speak, where Pros who didn't purchase badges by the time the world shut down in winter 2020 will not be able to make plans after CCI accommodates them at a late time).

Again, I suspect the most likely answer is CCI is a mom & pop Non-Profit with a lot on their plate & a short time to do it; if they can accommodate all Pros they will, even if that means they get taken care of AFTER the larger aspects of running the con get taken care of first.  With the hotel lotto out of the way now, they'll have a little bit of breathing room to focus on Pros & other important items (Hi Pre-paid Parking)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: chocolateshake on April 28, 2022, 01:42:09 PM
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However, due to the loosening of COVID-19 safety restrictions and increased capacity

I think this is just another indication that there have been more badge refunds then have been believed.  There's still a few days left to request a refund.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on April 28, 2022, 04:01:27 PM
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I think this is just another indication that there have been more badge refunds then have been believed.  There's still a few days left to request a refund.

What kind or category of pro badge requires you to pay for the badge?

I'd imagine few people with free badges would seek refunds, even if not attending.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: chocolateshake on April 28, 2022, 04:15:41 PM
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What kind or category of pro badge requires you to pay for the badge?

I'd imagine few people with free badges would seek refunds, even if not attending.

It's not a matter of pro badges being cancelled.  It's a matter of paid badges being cancelled.  Whether it's a paid badge or a comp badge, it's still a person taking up space.  There's a limited amount of space.  That governs capacity.  Paid badges being refunded open up capacity.  Capacity that can now be filled by issuing new paid and comp badges.  This announcement compliments the announcement about selling badges on ebay.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on April 28, 2022, 08:49:58 PM
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Not to be a negative nancy or stir up pot, so to speak, but this verbiage is interesting:  This COULD read that they'll accommodate some Pros, but maybe can't accommodate ALL Pros.  It would make sense that there's a "pecking order," so to speak, of what type of Pros to accommodate given CCI"s mission/objectives.  I would think (and have no ill feelings) that Education Pros would be at the bottom of that list while Creative Pros would be at the top. So _maybe_ CCI is going through emails/requests individually and accommodating whom they can.

Except that they added: This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.
So someone like me who is still "Not Due" until Aug. 2023 but wasn't able to register for 2020 before the cancelation, I will be able to participate in the forthcoming ProReg.

I'll add for context that I'm a 'Trade Professional', so I pay for the badge.

Cheers,
~S

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on April 29, 2022, 08:50:32 AM
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Except that they added: This will be open to all “Not Due” professionals who have not already registered.
So someone like me who is still "Not Due" until Aug. 2023 but wasn't able to register for 2020 before the cancelation, I will be able to participate in the forthcoming ProReg.

I'll add for context that I'm a 'Trade Professional', so I pay for the badge.

Cheers,
~S

One thing that bugs me a bit.

In 2020, I was planning on going alone. They pulled forward my registration this way.

This year, I'll be attending with a family member.

I can't get him a guest pass because I'm already registered whereas had I not registered in 2020 at all, I'd be able to try for a guest pass in the upcoming pro-reg.

It's okay I guess because my family member plans to see the city this year although it feels a bit unfair that I can't grt a guess pass and someone who didn't register at all in 2020 can do so.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: DaveG on April 29, 2022, 08:57:05 AM
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One thing that bugs me a bit.

In 2020, I was planning on going alone. They pulled forward my registration this way.

This year, I'll be attending with a family member.

I can't get him a guest pass because I'm already registered whereas had I not registered in 2020 at all, I'd be able to try for a guest pass in the upcoming pro-reg.

It's okay I guess because my family member plans to see the city this year although it feels a bit unfair that I can't grt a guess pass and someone who didn't register at all in 2020 can do so.

Doesn't really bug me too much, but had similar thoughts. It's like I gave up the option to bring a guest by carrying my registration forward.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on May 01, 2022, 07:30:11 AM
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What kind or category of pro badge requires you to pay for the badge?

I'd imagine few people with free badges would seek refunds, even if not attending.

Previous to 2019, the pro category was separated between creative and trade pros. Most creative pros didn't pay but trade pros did. Then they did away with it and meshed all pros into one. You didn't know if you had to pay until your badges dropped in your account and there was a price. My first time paying as a pro was 2019 but that could also be due to when i reverifed in 2019, iredid as a writer/ author and not publisher, seeing as how the author i was working to publish, i dropped him, which puts me into trade pro category, I'm thinking.  So my prostatus changed. Somewhat. Others didn't.

Maybe some pros returned badges because some still don't feel comfy traveling just yet or maybe some didn't financially catch back up yet and this expense isn't feasible. I know i had to shut my site down in 2020 because once covid hit my 9 to 5 ramped up our hours and we were just in go mode trying to save the world delivering smiles and packages 🙄. I could not find the time to do side manuscript work and just shut it down with plans to bring it back this summer..

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: seabisquick on May 06, 2022, 09:27:14 AM
Didn’t they cancel Comic con 2020 before they actually had the pro badge reg day that year? 

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: sin86a on May 06, 2022, 09:29:49 AM
No they had pro reg that year. it's how most of us have a badge that rolled over. I think the gripe is that by doing so, some of us forfeited the option of having guests. Or guests changed, etc.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 06, 2022, 10:35:07 AM
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No they had pro reg that year. it's how most of us have a badge that rolled over. I think the gripe is that by doing so, some of us forfeited the option of having guests. Or guests changed, etc.
I got a reply from Comic-Con saying I'd be able to add guests during pro-reg. We'll see.

Changing guests might take an e-mail.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on May 06, 2022, 11:05:02 AM
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Didn’t they cancel Comic con 2020 before they actually had the pro badge reg day that year?
They cancelled before the Pro reg deadline.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: sin86a on May 06, 2022, 11:38:12 AM
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I got a reply from Comic-Con saying I'd be able to add guests during pro-reg. We'll see.

Changing guests might take an e-mail.

I got the same actually. Hope it's true.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on May 06, 2022, 01:13:13 PM
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Didn’t they cancel Comic con 2020 before they actually had the pro badge reg day that year?
Pro Registration opened for 2020 in late fall 2019 IIRC. The issue for some is that the Pro Reg lasted until spring 2020, so some Pros who might've been holding off purchasing their badges fall 2019, then waited to see what would happen after word starting coming from China that a pandemic may be imminent still didn't buy badges while also still being well within the deadline for buying badges.  CCI shut down the Pro sales before the deadline, so those Pros who didn't purchase the badge prior, but were still technically within the CCI window, were shut out for 2022.

While the general public badge-buying is a one day/one hour frenzy of a spree Pros are _guaranteed_ a badge + a guest for the CCI conventions (some Pros get them free, some have to pay full price for SDCC) with, say, 5+ months to purchase.  For many Pros who are artists, I suspect this is a blessing, as their financial situation may be much different one month to another so the relative relaxation of not having to have the $300ish immediately, while knowing your situation might be better after the New Year or something.

It's an odd conundrum: likely a one-year-only type of situation.  Pros are already a (relative) niche of badge-holders, coupled with what is plausibly a small number of 2019/2020 Pros who didn't purchase badges.  It's a touch situation that I hope CCI is able to accommodate.

Also, the punk rocker in me 100% appreciates the folks who realized the seeming loophole of "I didn't buy my guaranteed badge BUT CCI turned off the buying option well before the purchase Deadline"
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 06, 2022, 01:24:26 PM
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Pro Registration opened for 2020 in late fall 2019 IIRC. The issue for some is that the Pro Reg lasted until spring 2020, so some Pros who might've been holding off purchasing their badges fall 2019, then waited to see what would happen after word starting coming from China that a pandemic may be imminent still didn't buy badges while also still being well within the deadline for buying badges.  CCI shut down the Pro sales before the deadline, so those Pros who didn't purchase the badge prior, but were still technically within the CCI window, were shut out for 2022.

While the general public badge-buying is a one day/one hour frenzy of a spree Pros are _guaranteed_ a badge + a guest for the CCI conventions (some Pros get them free, some have to pay full price for SDCC) with, say, 5+ months to purchase.  For many Pros who are artists, I suspect this is a blessing, as their financial situation may be much different one month to another so the relative relaxation of not having to have the $300ish immediately, while knowing your situation might be better after the New Year or something.

It's an odd conundrum: likely a one-year-only type of situation.  Pros are already a (relative) niche of badge-holders, coupled with what is plausibly a small number of 2019/2020 Pros who didn't purchase badges.  It's a touch situation that I hope CCI is able to accommodate.

Also, the punk rocker in me 100% appreciates the folks who realized the seeming loophole of "I didn't buy my guaranteed badge BUT CCI turned off the buying option well before the purchase Deadline"

There are all sorts of nuances to the situation. I know someone who was offered guest status for 2022 (after being planned as a 2020 featured guest) and declined guest status but who still wants a regulat pro badge to attend without the hoopla of being a guest or doing signings.

There are all sorts of situations to be contended with and hopefully we'll get them sorted when pro-reg opens.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Nooklin on May 06, 2022, 10:42:16 PM
I'm hoping the supplemental pro-reg will happen soon so I can still get a hotel.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 07, 2022, 07:07:53 AM
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I'm hoping the supplemental pro-reg will happen soon so I can still get a hotel.

How would that help? Hotelpocalypse didn't require a member id and all of the downtown hotels are booked. You can literally find stuff on travel sites downtown. I'd go ahead and book something.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on May 10, 2022, 07:40:08 PM
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I'm hoping the supplemental pro-reg will happen soon so I can still get a hotel.

I need it to happen soon because i got my 1st choice hotel..and i DO NOT wanna give this up, lol.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on May 10, 2022, 07:41:11 PM
Since the website seems to be updating for press badges, I was hoping we would see some updates for Pro Reg this week too.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on May 11, 2022, 03:54:39 PM
This is really silly especially with the non-refundable deposits that are hitting hotelpocalypse.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: azul120 on May 15, 2022, 04:36:07 PM
So does this mean Pro Registration will be opening (again)?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 15, 2022, 04:40:27 PM
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So does this mean Pro Registration will be opening (again)?
That's what SDCC has been saying.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on May 15, 2022, 06:33:12 PM
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That's what SDCC has been saying.

I asked them about this last week and the reply I got is detailed below:

Me: Now that the Hotel lottery has completed, Press Registration is underway and address confirmation for mailing badges has occurred, I was wondering when the Professional registration window will (re)open for the “Not Due” professionals that were shut out when the 2020 convention was cancelled. Thank you!

SDCC: Thank you for contacting us. You will be eligible to participate in the supplemental professional registration occurring later this year- please watch your email, as well as our website, for more information as it becomes available.

ME: Thank you for the response, but I am concerned with the phrasing "later this year" since Comic Con will be in just 2 months. Is there any indication how soon before the convention the supplemental registration will take place?

SDCC: We do not have specific dates for the supplemental registration at this time, but all eligible professionals will be notified as soon as we have more information.

I think Professionals in a similar situation as mine should continue to follow up with them to ensure this supplemental registration is the next thing on the list!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 15, 2022, 08:11:38 PM
Wow.... 'later this year' makes it sound like it will be in Fall for SDCC 2023....  :o
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on May 15, 2022, 08:37:52 PM
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Wow.... 'later this year' makes it sound like it will be in Fall for SDCC 2023....  :o

RIGHT?! That prompted my immediate response. I hope that was just a slip of the 'not so well thought out' tongue.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on May 16, 2022, 09:03:43 AM
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Wow.... 'later this year' makes it sound like it will be in Fall for SDCC 2023....  :o
FWIW, many businesses have fiscal years that run July 1 - June 30 so perhaps this person was thinking "later this (fiscal) year."  I'm a HS teacher, so when I think in terms of "years" I think mostly in terms of when school is in session, while my wife an Ed. Administrator with our county office of education thinks in terms of fiscal years (for example, she has to submit "next year's" vacation days soon, with of course "next year" starting July 1).

I may be stretching here, but it's plausible.  I suspect the response use of the verbiage "supplemental registration" does refer to this being open sooner than later, as there is no other typical 'supplemental registration.'

Just my $.02 as someone who absolutely over-thinks and over-analyzes the mundane, such as language usage  :P
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: twiley79 on May 16, 2022, 09:13:06 AM
It is so hard to wait since good flights will be getting harder and harder to find. I hate to book flight tickets without confirmed badges.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on May 17, 2022, 09:54:24 AM
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It is so hard to wait since good flights will be getting harder and harder to find. I hate to book flight tickets without confirmed badges.
Yeah I'd absolutely bombard them a few times a week/daily to push the to get this up-and-going.  I dunno if this will be more of a "we're putting out something in the next few weeks for all Pros" type of thing or a "we're handling the emails that are the squeaky wheel and presuming this is a very small subset of attendees we don't have to bother with mass-attention" type of situation for them.  This is such a unique situation, a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime thing, so I suspect in this specific instance they're flying by the seat of their pants why trying to do all of the other major, general stuff later-than-usual in order to make SDCC fly in slightly more than 2 months from today (Preview Night is nine weeks from tomorrow!!  :o )
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 17, 2022, 10:10:08 AM
It was awkward making panel submissions without knowing who'd be able to go.

Hopefully this year is a one time thing.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on May 17, 2022, 02:05:56 PM
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It is so hard to wait since good flights will be getting harder and harder to find. I hate to book flight tickets without confirmed badges.

This is so me right now. I booked a hotel but i know i can probably transfer it but i need badge info.. asap!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: NCDS on May 17, 2022, 09:06:38 PM
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FWIW, many businesses have fiscal years that run July 1 - June 30 so perhaps this person was thinking "later this (fiscal) year."  I'm a HS teacher, so when I think in terms of "years" I think mostly in terms of when school is in session, while my wife an Ed. Administrator with our county office of education thinks in terms of fiscal years (for example, she has to submit "next year's" vacation days soon, with of course "next year" starting July 1).

I may be stretching here, but it's plausible.  I suspect the response use of the verbiage "supplemental registration" does refer to this being open sooner than later, as there is no other typical 'supplemental registration.'

Just my $.02 as someone who absolutely over-thinks and over-analyzes the mundane, such as language usage  :P

As an accountant I have had many fiscal years and never would reference it to a real year, it doesn't translate as a school year does.  Also, you still have to do a lot for tax, which is a calendar year close. ( I won't get into how annoying it is when they do a different fiscal year). 

I do see what you are saying in August I will be saying last year's SDCC, they work all year long, and there is no break to make it significant. 

Hopefully it was just bad wording on their part and they forgot how little time they have.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 22, 2022, 12:19:46 PM
Less than 60 days out and no word on pro reg.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on May 22, 2022, 05:35:21 PM
I keep fighting my urge to email them again.. I'm trying to habe patience...but..like......i don't have any.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on May 23, 2022, 09:45:31 AM
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I keep fighting my urge to email them again.. I'm trying to habe patience...but..like......i don't have any.
I'd 100% be emailing them every few days; like on a Monday morning and then again Thursday early afternoon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on May 23, 2022, 09:45:56 AM
As much as I am thankful that registration is supposedly going to open back up, that wasn't our flub up to begin with. I'm trying to refrain from sending a very annoyed email. This is borderline disrespectful.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on May 23, 2022, 12:15:16 PM
For me, that disrespect line passed at the 1st hotel deadline.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on May 23, 2022, 04:13:27 PM
Does anyone know when forms to fill for Pro Qualification for 2023 will be available - as I understand it they will be due in early August?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on May 23, 2022, 04:55:07 PM
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For me, that disrespect line passed at the 1st hotel deadline.

Exactly.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 24, 2022, 01:03:27 PM
"Thank you for contacting us.  You will have the opportunity to register guest badges during our supplemental professional registration.  Your guest allotment and pricing will be the same as it was for Comic-Con 2020."
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on May 24, 2022, 01:31:29 PM
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"Thank you for contacting us.  You will have the opportunity to register guest badges during our supplemental professional registration.  Your guest allotment and pricing will be the same as it was for Comic-Con 2020."

At least they took out "Later this year"....I guess that's something!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: twiley79 on May 25, 2022, 09:15:42 AM
Check your emails! I got one about Pro Registration. It says registration will happen in the next two weeks.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on May 25, 2022, 09:43:53 AM
Oh wow! Ok progress, at least. I logged in and I don’t see anything about badge allotment, are y’all seeing anything?


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on May 25, 2022, 10:01:25 AM
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Oh wow! Ok progress, at least. I logged in and I don’t see anything about badge allotment, are y’all seeing anything?


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I don't see an allotment either. But all things considered happy to have an email and forward progress.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on May 25, 2022, 11:13:54 AM
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Check your emails! I got one about Pro Registration. It says registration will happen in the next two weeks.
I'm really curious about how many folks this has legit impacted.  While I 100% empathize with those that have been stressed seeing hotels come & go before Pro registration opens up, I have to think this is a relatively small subset of SDCC 2022 attendees.  I can imagine the CCI 'pecking' order for this fiscal year being:
* confirm 2022 SDCC is actually able to happen
* plan/execute SDCC SE in Nov.
* plan/execute WonderCon in April
* Hotel lotto for the current 150k (ish) registered attendees
* Parking lotto for the current registered attendees
* Oh yeah: let's help out those Pros who didn't register between Nov. 2019 & late March 2020 who still had a month and change left in their window for guaranteed badges

I wonder if they 1) took care of the creative Pros first (those are the ones who get free badges, right?), or if they're just handling everyone at this time.  My wife and I are both Pros, and from what I remember we only used one of our allotted Guest badges (IF we get a 2nd chance it's already spoken for so no need to PM me  :P ).

It has been fascinating to watch how various companies and institutions have handled COVID cancelations/postponements and whatnot.  For example, Pearl Jam had a 9-show Leg of a western tour (saw em in San Diego to open the touring, for the first time in almost 30 years!), and in those 9 shows: 4 went off normally; 3 had different drummers subbing for the band's drummer who got COVID; the remaining 2 were flat-out canceled due to the bass guitar player ALSO getting COVID.
These are unprecedented times, and I sincerely appreciate the orgs who have strived to offer the safest, best products possible to their customers.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on May 25, 2022, 12:29:02 PM
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I'm really curious about how many folks this has legit impacted.  While I 100% empathize with those that have been stressed seeing hotels come & go before Pro registration opens up, I have to think this is a relatively small subset of SDCC 2022 attendees.  I can imagine the CCI 'pecking' order for this fiscal year being:
* confirm 2022 SDCC is actually able to happen
* plan/execute SDCC SE in Nov.
* plan/execute WonderCon in April
* Hotel lotto for the current 150k (ish) registered attendees
* Parking lotto for the current registered attendees
* Oh yeah: let's help out those Pros who didn't register between Nov. 2019 & late March 2020 who still had a month and change left in their window for guaranteed badges


You have to insert between SDCC SE and WonderCon "*Oh crap, Pros that had a month left are gonna show up to the WonderCon talk back and make all kinds of noise that they are unfairly locked out. Quick, post something that we're gonna fix it"   :P

But otherwise and succinct and likely accurate description of the behind the scenes at CCI!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on May 25, 2022, 03:45:26 PM
Nope. Not even seeing my account updated to reflect the added time that was given!

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on May 25, 2022, 04:29:07 PM
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Nope. Not even seeing my account updated to reflect the added time that was given!

You shouldn't see it until sometime in the next two weeks.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on May 25, 2022, 06:15:13 PM
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You shouldn't see it until sometime in the next two weeks.

Yeah, I think we're all just going off the recent Press Reg showing allocations in their profiles before any email notifications
 and registration info came out. Put us all on alert to look for any changes on our pages on the daily!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on May 31, 2022, 02:07:16 PM
I messaged SDCC this morning to hear if there was any update of a day/time for the badge registration. No answer yet. With the Hotel deposit cancellation deadline tonight at 10pm PST, I was really hoping we'd have this figured out by now!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on May 31, 2022, 03:43:01 PM
With that July 8th deadline pretty much means we have to pick up our badges onsite. The disrespect is real.


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I messaged SDCC this morning to hear if there was any update of a day/time for the badge registration. No answer yet. With the Hotel deposit cancellation deadline tonight at 10pm PST, I was really hoping we'd have this figured out by now!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on June 01, 2022, 05:22:12 PM
I'm curious what the issue is; why has this taken this long? Database issue maybe? Something to do with the guest badges?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 02, 2022, 11:53:24 AM
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I'm curious what the issue is; why has this taken this long? Database issue maybe? Something to do with the guest badges?
I suspect there wasn't an "issue," per say, and more likely:
* waited until they felt confident they can officially announce & plan SDCC 2022
* CCI presumed they didn't have to worry about any badge sales from 2020
* focused on planning SDCC SE in Nov. as top fall priority
* focused on planning WonderCon in April as top winter priority
* got the Hotel Lotto up & running
* was constantly reminded there was (likely) a small subset of Pros unhappy that they got shut-out of purchasing badges in 2019/2020 when COVID shut the world down BEFORE the Pro buying window officially closed
* CCI, again, likely knew/suspected this was a small portion of the 150k attendees who were already locked-in for SDCC 2022, and this was likely not their primary focus planning the big event
* after all the Hotel stuff + parking announcements sat down to figure out the dates for Pros and set the timeline giving Pros plenty of time to purchase Badges

Again, while I 100% understand how stressful and frustrating this is for those involved, it's likely from CCI's perspective a small subset of attendees: a sort niche of a niche that they likely didn't even think about until several folks emailed/called to voice their concerns.  All while CCI has been playing catch-up all year both logistically & financially.  I often think like a 'devil's advocate' type, seeing the different sides of an argument/plan/whatever and I totally get the difficulties of CCI as well as the frustrations of everyone else.  I have things "easy," as I do live in San Diego so attending SDCC doesn't involve booking hotel or flight arrangements.  The last several years have been a substantial and seemingly unending set of issues and problems to deal with, and I sincerely hope that when it's all said and done the majority of folks walk away in late-July satisfied with Comic-Con.

*note, I'm not at all affiliated w/CCI and while I have come into contact with some folks behind-the-scenes over the years I have no skin in the game other than being a 20+ year attendee that's been generally satisfied with my experience.  Through friends and acquaintances over the years I've gotten a peak under the hood, so to speak, and I think a lot of people would be surprised how relatively small the organization is.  As a HS music teacher I'm involved with our parent booster organization that fundraises, runs a non-profit & has to manage the books for that, and helps us plan some of our larger events (like a 50 band & orchestra 3-day performance festival that needs a myriad of volunteers, both student and adult, to run), so I generally have empathy for non-profits
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on June 02, 2022, 06:38:14 PM
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I suspect there wasn't an "issue," per say, and more likely:
* waited until they felt confident they can officially announce & plan SDCC 2022
* CCI presumed they didn't have to worry about any badge sales from 2020
* focused on planning SDCC SE in Nov. as top fall priority
* focused on planning WonderCon in April as top winter priority
* got the Hotel Lotto up & running
* was constantly reminded there was (likely) a small subset of Pros unhappy that they got shut-out of purchasing badges in 2019/2020 when COVID shut the world down BEFORE the Pro buying window officially closed
* CCI, again, likely knew/suspected this was a small portion of the 150k attendees who were already locked-in for SDCC 2022, and this was likely not their primary focus planning the big event
* after all the Hotel stuff + parking announcements sat down to figure out the dates for Pros and set the timeline giving Pros plenty of time to purchase Badges

Again, while I 100% understand how stressful and frustrating this is for those involved, it's likely from CCI's perspective a small subset of attendees: a sort niche of a niche that they likely didn't even think about until several folks emailed/called to voice their concerns.  All while CCI has been playing catch-up all year both logistically & financially.  I often think like a 'devil's advocate' type, seeing the different sides of an argument/plan/whatever and I totally get the difficulties of CCI as well as the frustrations of everyone else.  I have things "easy," as I do live in San Diego so attending SDCC doesn't involve booking hotel or flight arrangements.  The last several years have been a substantial and seemingly unending set of issues and problems to deal with, and I sincerely hope that when it's all said and done the majority of folks walk away in late-July satisfied with Comic-Con.

*note, I'm not at all affiliated w/CCI and while I have come into contact with some folks behind-the-scenes over the years I have no skin in the game other than being a 20+ year attendee that's been generally satisfied with my experience.  Through friends and acquaintances over the years I've gotten a peak under the hood, so to speak, and I think a lot of people would be surprised how relatively small the organization is.  As a HS music teacher I'm involved with our parent booster organization that fundraises, runs a non-profit & has to manage the books for that, and helps us plan some of our larger events (like a 50 band & orchestra 3-day performance festival that needs a myriad of volunteers, both student and adult, to run), so I generally have empathy for non-profits

This was us.  We hadn't bought badges because Covid-19 hit and we thought it was going to be cancelled anyway.  Before we could buy badges with the possibility of rollover, it closed anyway and the decision was done, IIRC. I thought the emails had come out and booked the hotel.  I am hoping we can get our passes soon because it is going to suck to do my vacation down there with no passes lol  >:D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on June 03, 2022, 10:08:55 PM
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With that July 8th deadline pretty much means we have to pick up our badges onsite. The disrespect is real.

Realer than Real, lol.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: stl_ben on June 04, 2022, 12:24:59 PM
I mean there has only been what 2 years where everyone didn't have top pickup their badges on site.  It may be a minor inconvenience but the disrespect may be a bit reaching.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 04, 2022, 03:57:41 PM
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I mean there has only been what 2 years where everyone didn't have top pickup their badges on site.  It may be a minor inconvenience but the disrespect may be a bit reaching.

Says the person who already has their badge and hotel. Many pros who did register on time still do not have their badge confirmation. Without that confirmation, declined on getting a hotel for fear of losing of their hotel deposit.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: azul120 on June 04, 2022, 08:41:42 PM
Not straight on this. Are they going to open it up to pros who hadn’t registered before the pre quarantine cutoff?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 05, 2022, 12:37:26 AM
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Not straight on this. Are they going to open it up to pros who hadn’t registered before the pre quarantine cutoff?

Yes, both those who did registered and those who did not. Those who did registered before the cutoff also do not have confirmed badges in their member id account. It looks like a complete reset for all pros.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on June 05, 2022, 06:11:49 AM
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Yes, both those who did registered and those who did not. Those who did registered before the cutoff also do not have confirmed badges. It looks like a complete reset for all pros.

When I go into my Member ID account - I still have a confirmed pro guest badge and my pro partner has her pro badge confirmed. We also have our original confirmation emails from when we registered for them.

Have they been cancelled or something?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 05, 2022, 07:21:35 AM
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When I go into my Member ID account - I still have a confirmed pro guest badge and my pro partner has her pro badge confirmed. We also have our original confirmation emails from when we registered for them.

Have they been cancelled or something?

According to the pro, He has the confirmation registered email but the dashboard member id account is missing the badge confirmation.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: azul120 on June 05, 2022, 08:52:06 AM
Just asking because (literally) I have a friend who hadn’t registered yet. Would he be able to register right now?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 05, 2022, 10:02:30 AM
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Just asking because (literally) I have a friend who hadn’t registered yet. Would he be able to register right now?
No
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: azul120 on June 05, 2022, 11:45:01 AM
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No

For the badge, not the id, correct?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 06, 2022, 08:47:49 AM
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I mean there has only been what 2 years where everyone didn't have top pickup their badges on site.  It may be a minor inconvenience but the disrespect may be a bit reaching.
And to be honest, picking up badges is absolutely THE easiest, most efficient line all week.  I have a little kid, so I perpetually have to navigate that line annually anyway and it is always constant-motion, EZPZ.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 06, 2022, 08:52:18 AM
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When I go into my Member ID account - I still have a confirmed pro guest badge and my pro partner has her pro badge confirmed. We also have our original confirmation emails from when we registered for them.

Have they been cancelled or something?
Yeah my wife & I both have our Pro badges in the dashboard.  The one guest we bought for has their Pro Guest badge in their dashboard, but I don't see it in either of ours: but they (our 20 year old kid) do have it all square in their ID dashboard.

I suspect if someone specifically doesn't it's a glitch/error and they should contact CCI ASAP
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 06, 2022, 07:01:42 PM
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Yeah my wife & I both have our Pro badges in the dashboard.  The one guest we bought for has their Pro Guest badge in their dashboard, but I don't see it in either of ours: but they (our 20 year old kid) do have it all square in their ID dashboard.

I suspect if someone specifically doesn't it's a glitch/error and they should contact CCI ASAP

My badge is also showing in my dashboard under "orders".
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 07, 2022, 09:56:05 AM
Tomorrow marks 2 weeks since SDCC sent the email saying the supplemental professional badge registration would be open within the 'next two weeks'....cutting awfully close.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: sin86a on June 07, 2022, 12:50:59 PM
Man... When they said two weeks, they meant two weeks. They're going right up to the day.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: NCDS on June 07, 2022, 01:08:34 PM
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Man... When they said two weeks, they meant two weeks. They're going right up to the day.

They once said the general sale was going to be soon and it was 3 months later.  Time is relative to them. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 08, 2022, 02:22:10 PM
I sent an email to the "ProReg" department at SDCC saying that today marks the "within two weeks" cutoff, will we be hearing by end of day?

Got an automated response:
Due to the high volume of emails, our response may be delayed.  We will respond to each email as quickly as possible, in the order that they were received. Please note that replying to the same email chain before we respond may increase your wait time.

I bet/hope everyone in this situation is asking them (nicely of course) what the heck is going on!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on June 09, 2022, 07:50:42 AM
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I sent an email to the "ProReg" department at SDCC saying that today marks the "within two weeks" cutoff, will we be hearing by end of day?

Got an automated response:
Due to the high volume of emails, our response may be delayed.  We will respond to each email as quickly as possible, in the order that they were received. Please note that replying to the same email chain before we respond may increase your wait time.

I bet/hope everyone in this situation is asking them (nicely of course) what the heck is going on!

~S

I emailed them recently and got the same automated answer. The only thing I noticed a week or so ago was that a "professionals" tab was added to the Member ID portal when you log in, but nothing happens when you click on it. Hopefully they'll have the sale soon so we can lock in travel plans.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 09, 2022, 10:34:49 AM
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And to be honest, picking up badges is absolutely THE easiest, most efficient line all week.  I have a little kid, so I perpetually have to navigate that line annually anyway and it is always constant-motion, EZPZ.

Let me be clear. Having onsite gives an excuse to delay the open registration. However, as days go by, the later the deadline without the registration being open, the higher the prices on hotels, the higher the prices on airfare, and the amount of airplane seats and quality rooms declines.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 09, 2022, 10:41:43 AM
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My badge is also showing in my dashboard under "orders".

Thank you for this. Since I am not registered, I was unable to help him locate the badges.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 09, 2022, 10:56:27 AM
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Let me be clear. Having onsite gives an excuse to delay the open registration. However, as days go by, the later the deadline without the registration being open, the higher the prices on hotels, the higher the prices on airfare, and the amount of airplane seats and quality rooms declines.

Why would you hold off on those things because of badge registration? CCI has said there will be unlimited badges for pros when registration opens.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on June 09, 2022, 11:26:28 AM
My Pro-Friend's Member ID has her and my Guest Badge listed under orders - but we also have our original receipts and my bank paid my guest fee so we should be OK right?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on June 09, 2022, 12:11:45 PM
Imagine the absolute chaos that would ensue if CCI flagrantly missed their own deadline to the general public.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 09, 2022, 12:13:39 PM
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Why would you hold off on those things because of badge registration? CCI has said there will be unlimited badges for pros when registration opens.

Yeah, why would I trust CCI? They have not said unlimited.  I am guessing you must have your badge and hotel.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 09, 2022, 12:14:51 PM
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Imagine the absolute chaos that would ensue if CCI flagrantly missed their own deadline to the general public.

Thank you, someone here who is not obvious bias.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 09, 2022, 12:45:20 PM
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Yeah, why would I trust CCI? They have not said unlimited.  I am guessing you must have your badge and hotel.

If you're not going to trust CCI then waiting for a badge registration means nothing because they could theoretically let you register for a badge then revoke it.

It makes the most sense to trust them.

I have one badge. I am waiting for the new registration for my guest's badge.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: sin86a on June 11, 2022, 11:19:41 AM
Question... Do child badges work the same for Pros. Never brought my kids before so wasn't sure.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on June 12, 2022, 03:46:14 PM
I hope so because we would have had no reason to get a kid badge in 2020 because they came along with the pro badge but they changed their policy.  I hope they honor the kids badge for pro's.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on June 13, 2022, 06:15:16 AM
Does any know if Pro Applications for Next year and beyond are available yet since they are Due in early August of this year? I don't see anything on the Comic-con Forms page.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 13, 2022, 10:29:27 AM
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Question... Do child badges work the same for Pros. Never brought my kids before so wasn't sure.
They absolutely do; we did that for both SDCC SE and WonderCon this year, and will be doing so for SDCC next month
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 13, 2022, 10:33:01 AM
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Yeah, why would I trust CCI? They have not said unlimited.  I am guessing you must have your badge and hotel.
Well, the email said
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All eligible professionals will be allowed to register badges for themselves and guests based on the allotment and pricing that was available to them for Comic-Con 2020.
(emphasis on All mine)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 13, 2022, 10:40:59 AM
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If you're not going to trust CCI then waiting for a badge registration means nothing because they could theoretically let you register for a badge then revoke it.

It makes the most sense to trust them.

I have one badge. I am waiting for the new registration for my guest's badge.
Yeah, I don't think historically there's any reason to NOT trust CCI at this point.  IMO they're being incredibly generous opening up registration based on (what I suspect are) the relatively few Pros who kind of rolled the dice one way or another by not purchasing badges between November 2019 - March 2020 when CCI closed the buying window.  EVERYTHING is pushed back significantly for this year, deadline-wise, due to 'catching-up' from COVID delays (for example, Parking _just now_ going out to lotto-winners, where every other year since this lotto-thing has started I've had parking pre-purchased before June).  CCI wanting to get all of their ducks in a row _before_ accommodating the likes few Pros who are still looking to purchase their badges makes sense: "the needs of the m any outweighs the needs of the few," so to speak.  If CCI is a few days or even a few weeks late opening up Pro badge resales, so be it, I guess.
If nothing else, getting all upset about it changes absolutely nothing so why bother getting upset about a seemingly guaranteed SDCC 2022 Pro Badge?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on June 13, 2022, 11:22:23 AM
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"the needs of the m any outweighs the needs of the few," so to speak. 

Yikes.

You're assuming that it only effects a small subsection.  You're also assuming that all professionals "rolled the dice" - when the truth of the matter is every situation is unique. People in my studio don't know what their schedules are going to be nine months in advance. You're forgetting that CCI guaranteed badges to Professionals in 2019 then shut down their page early, so is it generosity or is it fixing a mistake they made?

I don't have a problem with CCI, and I'm glad they are fixing their error - and I think almost everyone appreciates CCI but the shock here is that the level of service (and disregard) we are getting is disrespectful, and if the thesis of your argument is that it's fine to push aside the smaller minority until whenever they feel like it, then that's just something I can't really wrap my head around, especially in 2022.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 13, 2022, 11:59:06 AM
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Yikes.

You're assuming that it only effects a small subsection.  You're also assuming that all professionals "rolled the dice" - when the truth of the matter is every situation is unique. People in my studio don't know what their schedules are going to be nine months in advance. You're forgetting that CCI guaranteed badges to Professionals in 2019 then shut down their page early, so is it generosity or is it fixing a mistake they made?

I don't have a problem with CCI, and I'm glad they are fixing their error - and I think almost everyone appreciates CCI but the shock here is that the level of service (and disregard) we are getting is disrespectful, and if the thesis of your argument is that it's fine to push aside the smaller minority until whenever they feel like it, then that's just something I can't really wrap my head around, especially in 2022.

Let's review
Volunteer Registration opened

Pros did not get the hotel lottery link

Hotel Group 1 deadline passed

Hotel Group 2 Deadline passed

Volunteers learn their results
Parking  Lottery started

Pros were given the Hotel open link after the deadline saying it would be 2 weeks.

The promised registration deadline has passed.

The parking results were emailed and Pros still do not have registration


This is a disrespect.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 13, 2022, 01:27:51 PM
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Let's review
Volunteer Registration opened

Pros did not get the hotel lottery link

Hotel Group 1 deadline passed

Hotel Group 2 Deadline passed

Volunteers learn their results
Parking  Lottery started

Pros were given the Hotel open link after the deadline saying it would be 2 weeks.

The promised registration deadline has passed.

The parking results were emailed and Pros still do not have registration


This is a disrespect.

I'd like to add to the disrespect that I've contacted both the general SDCC email and the Professional Registration email after the promised 2 weeks ended and have not gotten anything but an automated reply.

This narrative that some professionals 'rolled the dice' waiting during the original registration window when it was CCI itself that said "no need to rush, your badge allotment is guaranteed" is both ignorant and infuriating.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 13, 2022, 02:42:51 PM
My main concern at this point is whether they'll do registration in time to mail out badges.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 13, 2022, 03:10:18 PM
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My main concern at this point is whether they'll do registration in time to mail out badges.

No, we'll have to pick them up. An inconvenience to be sure, but hopefully with the nifty box and pin that is mailed out.

But honestly I just want the registration window to open.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on June 13, 2022, 03:17:16 PM
I am thinking because they have to verify all the COVID stuff they might make everyone pick their badges up - which means long lines - longer than Hall H!

In my case, I also paid for my own Pro Guest badge so if my Pro can't come the first day or two, I hope they don't have a rule that only the pro can pick the guest badges - otherwise, I will out a couple of hundred bucks if I remember.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 13, 2022, 03:27:19 PM
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I am thinking because they have to verify all the COVID stuff they might make everyone pick their badges up - which means long lines - longer than Hall H!


They did the COVID verification for Wondercon as well, and they still shipped badges. I received my badge in the mail, then stood in a relatively short line when I arrived at Wondercon to show my ID/vax proof to get the COVID wristband. It went really smoothly at Wondercon so fingers crossed SDCC is the same!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: summerald on June 13, 2022, 08:42:55 PM
I attended a large Prof conference in Portland this spring and badge holders got an email about 2 weeks ahead with links to connect your vax data (from your state’s health dept) and once verified, badges were good.  People with exceptions stood in line on site, but most of us just did it online—company was called SafeExpo.  I wonder if SDCC is doing this kind of process?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: NCDS on June 14, 2022, 05:30:25 PM
I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since their email and still no movement on pro badges. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 15, 2022, 08:35:59 AM
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I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since their email and still no movement on pro badges.

I emailed again asking for any update since a full week has passed from that "within two weeks" advisement.

Next will be calling.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 15, 2022, 10:21:10 AM
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I am thinking because they have to verify all the COVID stuff they might make everyone pick their badges up - which means long lines - longer than Hall H!

In my case, I also paid for my own Pro Guest badge so if my Pro can't come the first day or two, I hope they don't have a rule that only the pro can pick the guest badges - otherwise, I will out a couple of hundred bucks if I remember.

Yup another reason to be concerned about the July 8th deadline.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on June 15, 2022, 02:54:05 PM
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I am thinking because they have to verify all the COVID stuff they might make everyone pick their badges up - which means long lines - longer than Hall H!

In my case, I also paid for my own Pro Guest badge so if my Pro can't come the first day or two, I hope they don't have a rule that only the pro can pick the guest badges - otherwise, I will out a couple of hundred bucks if I remember.

In the past, before they started mailing out badges, it was the case that only the pros could pick up guest badges. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm 90% sure of this.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 15, 2022, 03:44:26 PM
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In the past, before they started mailing out badges, it was the case that only the pros could pick up guest badges. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm 90% sure of this.

True and that's how it was currently for Wondercon 2022.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 15, 2022, 03:51:13 PM
CCI sent multiple reminder emails about making sure your shipping address was up to date for SDCC 2022, so there's no reason to believe they won't ship badges to everyone who had a registered badge before 5/14/22.

Obviously that's no comfort for the professionals still waiting to register. And I would assume that the pick-up process for anyone who does end up needing to pick up badges on site will remain the same - meaning the pro will have to be present to receive all badges registered through their account.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 15, 2022, 04:11:43 PM
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CCI sent multiple reminder emails about making sure your shipping address was up to date for SDCC 2022, so there's no reason to believe they won't ship badges to everyone who had a registered badge before 5/14/22.


No, CCI said they were going to reopen registration for those that already registered who also want to add/change guests. That 5/14/22 date is meaningless for pros.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 15, 2022, 04:16:24 PM
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No, CCI said they were going to reopen registration for those that already registered who also want to add/change guests. That 5/14/22 date is meaningless for pros.

It might still be meaningful for pros who were already registered.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 15, 2022, 04:19:04 PM
@Roshawn (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11) Yes, I understand it's meaningless as a registration date. But I didn't think CCI had said anything to the pros specifically about badge shipping. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

So I meant - whatever type of badge you have, if it's usually shipped to you and you were registered before CCI's stated address change cutoff of 5/14, then there's no reason to think your badge will not be shipped this year.

If your badge is usually shipped to you but you weren't in the system by 5/14, then... who knows. CCI might decide to ship those badges (and I certainly hope they do, the unregistered pros have already had to jump through a lot of hoops!). But they also might make you pick them up. As far as I'm aware CCI hasn't directly addressed that issue.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 15, 2022, 04:25:19 PM
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@Roshawn (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11) Yes, I understand it's meaningless as a registration date. But I didn't think CCI had said anything to the pros specifically about badge shipping. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

So I meant - whatever type of badge you have, if it's usually shipped to you and you were registered before CCI's stated address change cutoff of 5/14, then there's no reason to think your badge will not be shipped this year.

If your badge is usually shipped to you but you weren't in the system by 5/14, then... who knows. CCI might decide to ship those badges (and I certainly hope they do, the unregistered pros have already had to jump through a lot of hoops!). But they also might make you pick them up. As far as I'm aware CCI hasn't directly addressed that issue.
  No, that date was for public not professionals.  For example, look at the press their last date is June 7th to register for mailing not May 14. No I mean the date is meaningless in general for pros.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 15, 2022, 04:31:07 PM
Good to know, thank you! Fingers crossed they let you guys register in time for shipping.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 15, 2022, 05:03:19 PM
For when registration does reopen, does anyone know the process for ordering a guest badge separately?

I've always ordered them together. But SDCC has said my allotment will open up when registration re-opens.

Just curious how the process works.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 15, 2022, 05:59:55 PM
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For when registration does reopen, does anyone know the process for ordering a guest badge separately?

I've always ordered them together. But SDCC has said my allotment will open up when registration re-opens.

Just curious how the process works.

You answered your own question. Those that registered previously will have to confirm/modify/ when  if registration reopens.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on June 15, 2022, 06:21:17 PM
Registration is open!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 15, 2022, 06:22:36 PM
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Registration is open!


FINALLY!!!!

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 15, 2022, 06:31:02 PM
Got my guest badge added!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 15, 2022, 06:58:15 PM
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I am thinking because they have to verify all the COVID stuff they might make everyone pick their badges up - which means long lines - longer than Hall H!

In my case, I also paid for my own Pro Guest badge so if my Pro can't come the first day or two, I hope they don't have a rule that only the pro can pick the guest badges - otherwise, I will out a couple of hundred bucks if I remember.

Sorry it is Onsite Pickup.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 15, 2022, 07:40:43 PM
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Got my guest badge added!
I spoke too soon. Not getting the barcode e-mail for my guest and resending only provides my main barcode because they come from separate orders.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 16, 2022, 05:16:54 AM
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I spoke too soon. Not getting the barcode e-mail for my guest and resending only provides my main barcode because they come from separate orders.

You take the one barcode to the Onsite. They give you, the pro all the Badges (your badge  and the guests). This confirms like previous events guests cannot pickup their badge.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: rickythump on June 16, 2022, 07:51:35 AM
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Registration is open!

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 16, 2022, 05:25:39 PM
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I spoke too soon. Not getting the barcode e-mail for my guest and resending only provides my main barcode because they come from separate orders.
Your guest will get their barcode emailed to them: or at least that's what happened with myself and my guest back in 2019
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: alyssa on June 17, 2022, 08:34:17 AM
Just incase anyone wonders (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220617/1dc080c2131364cca3846fe58f01d15a.jpg)

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 17, 2022, 12:25:25 PM
I was told by SDCC that my guest badge registered on the 16th will ship with my pro badge.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on June 18, 2022, 12:11:50 AM
If i get my badge now, can i swoop back around in a week and buy my guest badge????? My guest is out of town now in a low wifi area :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 18, 2022, 01:54:53 AM
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If i get my badge now, can i swoop back around in a week and buy my guest badge????? My guest is out of town now in a low wifi area :(
Yes. It's a bit complicated to navigate but I was able to order guest badges separately.

You may end up in a situation where your badge ships without the guest badge and you have to go with them to pick up their badge at the show.

I know SDCC told me that my guest badge ordered earlier this week will ship with my pro badge. But we're at a point when a week's delay could make it so that your badge ships without the guest badge since badges are starting to be mailed out now.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 18, 2022, 10:49:20 AM
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If i get my badge now, can i swoop back around in a week and buy my guest badge????? My guest is out of town now in a low wifi area :(

I don't think so. I went on my page just now and if I try to get past my registration to the guest badge page, it won't let me since I've already registered. There doesn't appear to be a way to skip to the guest badge page.

In reference to them being in a bad wifi spot, they don't need to do anything, you just need their name and ID.

Hope this helps :)

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on June 18, 2022, 08:03:58 PM
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I don't think so. I went on my page just now and if I try to get past my registration to the guest badge page, it won't let me since I've already registered. There doesn't appear to be a way to skip to the guest badge page.

In reference to them being in a bad wifi spot, they don't need to do anything, you just need their name and ID.

Hope this helps :)

~S

There is. I just went back and added it, after :)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on June 19, 2022, 07:11:26 AM
Does anyone know if the forms are available yet to renew or apply for Pro Status for 2023? I ask because Comic-con says they are due on August 1st which is right after comic-con 2022? I don't see anything on Comic-con's Forms Page on this.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 19, 2022, 08:29:02 AM
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Does anyone know if the forms are available yet to renew or apply for Pro Status for 2023? I ask because Comic-con says they are due on August 1st which is right after comic-con 2022? I don't see anything on Comic-con's Forms Page on this.

Mine says it 'expires' 8/1, and in the past, the renewal window opens on (or right around) that date.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: RSilvaConFan on June 19, 2022, 09:00:11 AM
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Mine says it 'expires' 8/1, and in the past, the renewal window opens on (or right around) that date.

~S

Does the application also show up on the Comic-con Forms page?

https://www.comic-con.org/forms
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 19, 2022, 09:51:16 AM
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Does the application also show up on the Comic-con Forms page?

https://www.comic-con.org/forms

Pretty sure that's the place, yeah.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MarvelGurl on June 21, 2022, 12:10:57 PM
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Hi SDCC FOLKS,
I'm looking to purchase a guest badge for SDCC 4 days +Preview. Does anyone happen to have an extra guest badge.

Hi there! Welcome to the forum :) It seems that your first couple of posts here is just asking to purchase badges. For one thing we don't sell badges in this forum as that's against the terms and conditions of CCI. You could get yourself and the seller banned from future cons. Also, since you are very new here it is doubtful that someone here will just willingly sell you a badge even if they were able since we're a pretty tight community. Trust is the name of the game. I encourage you to stick around and contribute to the forum and site as a whole. They have badge sales groups that you could potentially join to better your chances of acquiring a badge for the next go around.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Mel on June 21, 2022, 12:45:38 PM
Has anyone had a pro badge ship yet?

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: xavier2518 on June 22, 2022, 05:06:21 AM
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Has anyone had a pro badge ship yet?

i haven't even gotten no tracking, i paid mine pro badge and my guest badge  way before the covid shutdown.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 22, 2022, 11:55:34 AM
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Has anyone had a pro badge ship yet?

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Our Badges are onsite pickup
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 22, 2022, 12:15:22 PM
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Our Badges are onsite pickup
I was told by the con that my badge and the extra badge I ordered when pro reg reopened would be mailed.

If I had to guess, they'll probably try to mail pro badges out after July 7th.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: xavier2518 on June 22, 2022, 12:44:25 PM
they better refund me my money for shipping when i purchase them in november 2019, if i'm going to pick them up in person.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 22, 2022, 12:46:03 PM
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I was told by the con that my badge and the extra badge I ordered when pro reg reopened would be mailed.

If I had to guess, they'll probably try to mail pro badges out after July 7th.

If you registered before May 31st, they would be shipped.  All others are onsite pick up.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 22, 2022, 12:51:11 PM
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If you registered before May 31st, they would be shipped.  All others are onsite pick up.

They said the additional badge I ordered on June 16th would be mailed too.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on June 22, 2022, 03:02:50 PM
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They said the additional badge I ordered on June 16th would be mailed too.


Yes, because you registered before May 31st.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: ryanfromdabay on June 22, 2022, 06:03:03 PM
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Yes, because you registered before May 31st.

So our shipping status should say "pending" right? I ordered back in 2019.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 22, 2022, 06:11:43 PM
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So our shipping status should say "pending" right? I ordered back in 2019.

That's right. They haven't shipped pro badges yet.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 27, 2022, 05:52:34 PM
My badges have a tracking number.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: twiley79 on June 27, 2022, 08:15:48 PM
Pro badges are shipping now! Nothing that was registered recently though.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: DaveG on June 28, 2022, 03:44:14 AM
Yay! Finally. I also have a tracking number on mine, but when I click on it, it just says that SDCC has sent pre-shipping info to USPS. That's a good first step. Hopefully, the actual shipments will happen over the next day or two.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 28, 2022, 09:25:22 AM
FWIW, my daughter's (attendee) badge said 'pre-shipment' on her Member ID account the day before her badge was delivered.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Jesse O on June 28, 2022, 09:43:15 AM
Mine is “out for delivery” in my hands!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 28, 2022, 04:51:54 PM
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Mine is “out for delivery” in my hands!

Awesome!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Mel on June 29, 2022, 06:23:23 PM
Got my badges today!

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: PatrickG on June 29, 2022, 06:37:47 PM
Received my badge tonight. No guest badge included. Guess we'll pickup onsite.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: aniwriter on June 29, 2022, 07:07:55 PM
Got my badge and free guest badge in the mail today! BADGES ARE COMING!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 29, 2022, 07:59:12 PM
I'm glad to hear that pros are now receiving their badges!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on June 30, 2022, 08:17:14 AM
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I'm glad to hear that pros are now receiving their badges!

Agreed! After all the madness, confusion and uncertainty (and as the OP that was extremely frustrated at the initial communication coming from CCI) it's really great to feel like everything is coming together.

Really appreciate (nearly) everyone's feedback and folks here in this forum to get through all this! Just a few weeks to go!!!

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 30, 2022, 08:33:59 AM
Yes, things certainly have come down to the wire this year. Not just pro badges, but so many other things (press, former children who now need junior badges, offsite announcements, autograph and exclusives announcements/lotteries). With all of the uncertainty, CCI didn't have as much time to organize as I'm sure they would have wanted. But it's all coming together, and that's testament to their hard work, and everyone's desire to make this event a success.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Miclpea on June 30, 2022, 09:27:35 AM
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Yes, things certainly have come down to the wire this year. Not just pro badges, but so many other things (press, former children who now need junior badges, offsite announcements, autograph and exclusives announcements/lotteries). With all of the uncertainty, CCI didn't have as much time to organize as I'm sure they would have wanted. But it's all coming together, and that's testament to their hard work, and everyone's desire to make this event a success.
I agree but I wish that they would ask for more volunteers to help up front.


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 30, 2022, 10:16:33 AM
I don't know if they have volunteers during the year? This is stuff that would need extra help for the past 6 months.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Miclpea on June 30, 2022, 10:17:27 AM
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I don't know if they have volunteers during the year? This is stuff that would need extra help for the past 6 months.
I will ask at Talk Back.


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: chocolateshake on June 30, 2022, 10:38:11 AM
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I don't know if they have volunteers during the year? This is stuff that would need extra help for the past 6 months.

I don't know about this specific case, but there are volunteers that work outside of comic-con.  For example, even before the museum opened, there were volunteers that worked there for a couple of years.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 30, 2022, 10:39:05 AM
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I don't know about this specific case, but there are volunteers that work outside of comic-con.  For example, even before the museum opened, there were volunteers that worked there for a couple of years.

True, they do have regular volunteers at the museum. But I was referring to CCI and the management of cons.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: chocolateshake on June 30, 2022, 10:42:19 AM
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True, they do have regular volunteers at the museum. But I was referring to CCI and the management of cons.

I know.  I was just using the museum as an example.  There are volunteers, other than at the museum, that work outside of comic-con in preparation for comic-con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on June 30, 2022, 12:30:38 PM
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Yes, things certainly have come down to the wire this year. Not just pro badges, but so many other things (press, former children who now need junior badges, offsite announcements, autograph and exclusives announcements/lotteries). With all of the uncertainty, CCI didn't have as much time to organize as I'm sure they would have wanted. But it's all coming together, and that's testament to their hard work, and everyone's desire to make this event a success.
I 100% agree with this. Maybe one could call me a San Diego 'homer,' or maybe because I've been around the block many times over the years with CCI, but I have a bit of 'margin of error' leeway with CCI being a non-profit and relatively small organization (though, when I checked on their PPP info they have more employees on the books than I would've guessed).  As a married dad w/a 20 year old (meaning I've been married for going-on 24 years, dating my now-wife for 26 years) I had an epiphany long-ago that my wife and I are in this together: we have the same hopes/dreams/goals for our family and while we sometimes (often?) have different ideas on how to achieve those goals at the end of the day we both want the same stuff.  Whenever I get too frustrated I remember that and it calms/center me.
I feel the same when it comes to CCI: we both want THE best Comic-Con experience this year and every year, we both work hard all year to plan the week, and we both hope to walk away Monday post-SDCC in a satisfied place.  Some years have been better than others, but at the end of the day I've never had a truly 'bad' experience, going back to 2000.  I'll absolutely give CCI the benefit of the doubt every time, as they've earned that and more from me over the years.  How they've seemingly been able to bounce-back from COVID shutdown has been amazing, especially considering how much of the situation is not in their hands (city/state rules, attendees, participants, etc).  They've been catching up since late winter 2020 and it feels like they're on the verge of delivering us a Comic-Con similarly epic as many other years & I can't wait to see what goes down in just 3 weeks from today!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on July 12, 2022, 10:17:20 AM
Has anyone been able to access the Comic Con App? I've had it for years, but when I open it, it requires user name and password. I tried my membership ID but no luck.

~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: alyssa on July 12, 2022, 10:25:37 AM
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Has anyone been able to access the Comic Con App? I've had it for years, but when I open it, it requires user name and password. I tried my membership ID but no luck.

~S
it's not open to the public yet
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on July 12, 2022, 11:01:46 AM
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it's not open to the public yet

They're cutting it close just a week away! But god to know I'm not going crazy :)

Cheers!
~S
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: alyssa on July 12, 2022, 11:03:42 AM
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They're cutting it close just a week away! But god to know I'm not going crazy :)

Cheers!
~S

Frankly, as a person in computers, I do not assume it will have a lot of the features we're use to.
I am just hoping what features it does have won't be buggy
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: 28savagedays on July 15, 2022, 07:49:54 AM
Any maps/written instructions on where the professional entrance is located during preview night? Will there even be a separate entry this year?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Deathbyjackal on July 15, 2022, 08:01:07 AM
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Any maps/written instructions on where the professional entrance is located during preview night? Will there even be a separate entry this year?

2nd this. I've always heard about it, but haven't used it (if it still exists)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: DaveG on July 15, 2022, 09:46:28 AM
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Any maps/written instructions on where the professional entrance is located during preview night? Will there even be a separate entry this year?

No, it's rite of passage to figure out where it is.

Honestly, I didn't find it until my 3rd year as a pro. I heard about it, but no security person I asked seemed to know where it was or even what it was. I'd ask other pros and they either didn't know or were evasive. No idea why. Anyway, go through the Sails Pavilion as if you're heading toward 6BCF or one of those conference rooms. Once you exit the Sails Pavilion, take a left and go one flight down the escalator. Once you reach the landing, you should see signs. The hallway they line us up in is right around the corner.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on July 15, 2022, 06:08:42 PM
How strict are they on the pro pick up?  I am a guest but my pro can't get in until Friday at the earliest.  I think it is BS he has to pick up both badges since they're usually mailed, but whatever.  If I have a signed document with his photo id explaining the situation do you think they would let me pick up?  That's like 2 nights of hotel wasted :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: 28savagedays on July 15, 2022, 09:54:53 PM
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No, it's rite of passage to figure out where it is.

Honestly, I didn't find it until my 3rd year as a pro. I heard about it, but no security person I asked seemed to know where it was or even what it was. I'd ask other pros and they either didn't know or were evasive. No idea why. Anyway, go through the Sails Pavilion as if you're heading toward 6BCF or one of those conference rooms. Once you exit the Sails Pavilion, take a left and go one flight down the escalator. Once you reach the landing, you should see signs. The hallway they line us up in is right around the corner.
Thank you for the direction!!

I used it in 2019 and prior…my Con memory is foggy after the years hiatus.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: 28savagedays on July 15, 2022, 10:05:45 PM
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How strict are they on the pro pick up?  I am a guest but my pro can't get in until Friday at the earliest.  I think it is BS he has to pick up both badges since they're usually mailed, but whatever.  If I have a signed document with his photo id explaining the situation do you think they would let me pick up?  That's like 2 nights of hotel wasted :(

It doesn’t hurt to try and explain your situation to badge pickup. This is my first time having to pick up a guest badge due to me registering my guest during the Supplemental Pro Badge Registration. My pro badge was shipped tho but it was registered back in 2020.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on July 16, 2022, 05:08:03 AM
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How strict are they on the pro pick up?  I am a guest but my pro can't get in until Friday at the earliest.  I think it is BS he has to pick up both badges since they're usually mailed, but whatever.  If I have a signed document with his photo id explaining the situation do you think they would let me pick up?  That's like 2 nights of hotel wasted :(

Have the pro email sdcc pro
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on July 16, 2022, 12:30:49 PM
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No, it's rite of passage to figure out where it is.

Honestly, I didn't find it until my 3rd year as a pro. I heard about it, but no security person I asked seemed to know where it was or even what it was. I'd ask other pros and they either didn't know or were evasive. No idea why. Anyway, go through the Sails Pavilion as if you're heading toward 6BCF or one of those conference rooms. Once you exit the Sails Pavilion, take a left and go one flight down the escalator. Once you reach the landing, you should see signs. The hallway they line us up in is right around the corner.
;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

(the rumors of special Pro entrance are greatly exaggerated, at least according to my CCI sources)
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: chocolateshake on July 16, 2022, 01:27:48 PM
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;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

(the rumors of special Pro entrance are greatly exaggerated, at least according to my CCI sources)

I once wondered aloud how the floor could be packed by the time I got through the doors when I'm one of the first people in line to get in.  I was told about another entrance that let's people in early.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on July 16, 2022, 01:54:20 PM
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Have the pro email sdcc pro

I did and they answered quickly.  They're being strict about it which is dumb, my pro is my spouse and they're usually mailed. It's a paid for badge too.  Oh well. I have friends who helped me out with Thursday. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: DaveG on July 16, 2022, 02:38:04 PM
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I once wondered aloud how the floor could be packed by the time I got through the doors when I'm one of the first people in line to get in.  I was told about another entrance that let's people in early.

In the years I've been using that line, only once were we let in early, and my understanding is that was a mistake. There was also the time where the line got held and entered 10-15 minutes after everyone else. At least in 2019 (and I think 2018), the line entered at the same time as other lines. We had the same line coordinator those years and he seemed really to be on top of things. He was in constant communication with the other lines coordinators and gave us frequent updates.

Now, if you enter down by Hall G and head for, say, Hall E, then you might already see a large crowd that entered from the other entrance and got there before you. Beyond that, there are quite a few people who get in early using vendor passes and then line up for early for exclusives. Some retailers will not sell to them, but many really don't care.

There was one year (maybe about 10-12 years ago), where my son and I decided to just wander over to the convention hall about 10 minutes before opening and not bother with the long lines. For some reason, no one was watching the entrance and we just strolled in through a door by Hall A or Hall B. We wandered around for a good 10-15 minutes wondering why it looked so empty only to later realize that somehow we got in before the masses. No one bothered to question us. Ah, for the good old days.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on July 16, 2022, 06:18:23 PM
That happened to me one year. I got totally f-en lost and ended up in this downstairs area on the BACK of the exhibit hall.  I think it is where exhibitors go in and out.  There were plenty of people there.  I think I was enough lost and enough around other people that no one noticed.  I don't do exclusives so it was just me lost wandering around aimlessly, lol.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on July 16, 2022, 07:14:06 PM
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I did and they answered quickly.  They're being strict about it which is dumb, my pro is my spouse and they're usually mailed. It's a paid for badge too.  Oh well. I have friends who helped me out with Thursday.

and that is why I was upset on the lateness of the registration.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on July 17, 2022, 11:55:12 AM
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and that is why I was upset on the lateness of the registration.

Exactly, the policy is nonsensical. My badge is a paid for badge.  I could understand if it was a free badge that they want to ensure the pro is there too but for a paid badge???  We get the badges mailed normally, so there is no directive that the badge won't work if the pro is present.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on July 18, 2022, 12:11:33 PM
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I once wondered aloud how the floor could be packed by the time I got through the doors when I'm one of the first people in line to get in.  I was told about another entrance that let's people in early.
I think sometimes exhibitors let their friends in early.  For ex: I had a student who's uncle had a booth; the student had a regular attendee badge, and on days he wasn't helping his uncle his uncle had someone run the 'exhibitor' badge to the student outside, who then put on their uncle's badge and walked in early.  Sometimes different entrances let their lines in earlier: and sometimes later.  The whole thing often feels like a touch of chaotic 'Wild Wild West' at times, and while I'm often on the "losing" end of that, there's an element of excitement about it all for me
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on July 18, 2022, 12:13:55 PM
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;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D

(the rumors of special Pro entrance are greatly exaggerated, at least according to my CCI sources)
By this, I just wanted to clarify that my source who works for CCI explicitly said there is no special Pro entrance into the exhibit hall: not for Preview Night, not for any other morning.  Just like press, for the most part (unless they have a studio or industry connection), Pros will often have to fend for ourselves like any other attendee does  :P

But, it doesn't hurt to hope and pray that a storied, mythical Pro-Only entrance that gets into the Exhibit Hall a few mins early will exist this, or any successive, year  :P :P :D :D
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on July 18, 2022, 12:22:28 PM
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Exactly, the policy is nonsensical. My badge is a paid for badge.  I could understand if it was a free badge that they want to ensure the pro is there too but for a paid badge???  We get the badges mailed normally, so there is no directive that the badge won't work if the pro is present.
I would be curious to know the logistics of the "why" this is the current policy.  Like, what if you went Wednesday and said the Pro had to cancel last minute because they had COVID (I'm not suggesting you lie to the volunteers doling out the badges, I'm just posing a hypothetical "what if" type of situation); if pressed, you could easily say it's not your responsibility to be spokesperson for the Pro, and that you're confident they'll make their own arrangements as they see fit.  I can't fathom CCI would turn you away in that moment.

I get that for the vast majority of the attendees this is not the situation, and that their policy is a "one-size-fits-all" that doesn't quite fit every situation.  I suspect on-the-spot CCI would be accommodating to the Pro's guest.  I do recall WonderCon 2019 had a similar policy, where the Pro who got me a Guest badge had to pick it up and then hand it to me outside of the event.  The badge had my name and was all 100% legit, but the Pro had to get it.  I wonder if that's a thing where in the past this policy makes the most sense, for Pros to get badges for spouse, kids, family, etc. and it's EZPZ in that situation and just became "the way."  I'd love to hear the "why" of the policy
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on July 18, 2022, 01:32:52 PM
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By this, I just wanted to clarify that my source who works for CCI explicitly said there is no special Pro entrance into the exhibit hall: not for Preview Night, not for any other morning.  Just like press, for the most part (unless they have a studio or industry connection), Pros will often have to fend for ourselves like any other attendee does  :P

But, it doesn't hurt to hope and pray that a storied, mythical Pro-Only entrance that gets into the Exhibit Hall a few mins early will exist this, or any successive, year  :P :P :D :D

There is a pro only entrance. Thank you, that explains the crazy CCI bias earlier in this thread. Unless you are doing a misdirect on purpose, you and your CCI source have no clue what you are talking about.  There is also a room that serves lemonade to pros and a place sit and relax.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on July 18, 2022, 01:40:21 PM
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I would be curious to know the logistics of the "why" this is the current policy.  Like, what if you went Wednesday and said the Pro had to cancel last minute because they had COVID (I'm not suggesting you lie to the volunteers doling out the badges, I'm just posing a hypothetical "what if" type of situation); if pressed, you could easily say it's not your responsibility to be spokesperson for the Pro, and that you're confident they'll make their own arrangements as they see fit.  I can't fathom CCI would turn you away in that moment.

I get that for the vast majority of the attendees this is not the situation, and that their policy is a "one-size-fits-all" that doesn't quite fit every situation.  I suspect on-the-spot CCI would be accommodating to the Pro's guest.  I do recall WonderCon 2019 had a similar policy, where the Pro who got me a Guest badge had to pick it up and then hand it to me outside of the event.  The badge had my name and was all 100% legit, but the Pro had to get it.  I wonder if that's a thing where in the past this policy makes the most sense, for Pros to get badges for spouse, kids, family, etc. and it's EZPZ in that situation and just became "the way."  I'd love to hear the "why" of the policy
It is less work.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on July 18, 2022, 02:28:26 PM
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There is a pro only entrance. Thank you, that explains the crazy CCI bias earlier in this thread. Unless you are doing a misdirect on purpose, you and your CCI source have no clue what you are talking about.  There is also a room that serves lemonade to pros and a place sit and relax.
Hmm...

Well, I guess you can believe what you want.
Regardless, both my source, as well as the random person who works for CCI for Pro Registration who replied to an email inquiry Friday with
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"Alas, it is only a rumor."
I do know about the Pro room, and it is definitely a nice place to sit & relax.  Of course, that Pro Room is clearly marked and advertised at the Convention Center, with security and volunteers ready and willing to tell you exactly where it is.  If you want to believe in a magical Pro Entrance (and also wonder why people were cagey, unresponsive, or acted like they didn't know what you were talking about) vs the official CCI response of
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"Alas, it is only a rumor."
, that's your prerogative.  I encourage you to email them yourself (they literally got back to me within less than 12 hours) and please share what the respond with here!

As for CCI "bias," it's merely me using calmed logic: detached from emotions of being caught up in a once-in-a-100 year pandemic that threw everything out of wack and inconvenienced us all.  I've spoken in this (and other) threads) with nothing more than 20+ years of attending CCI experience, asking CCI employees questions, and generally pleasant and courteous (you get A LOT further that way, FWIW).  I am a pretty passionate fellow, and I will 100% lose my mind if/when it's called for at whom it's called for.  If I think CCI deserves criticism, I'll absolutely lead the charge and sling it online to vent.

I do look forward to you posting the response from CCI about a special Pro Entrance; obviously as a fellow Pro I'd absolutely LOVE to have everything rational piece of evidence be wrong so I can get on the floor a little quicker Wednesday!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on July 18, 2022, 02:47:45 PM
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I do look forward to you posting the response from CCI about a special Pro Entrance; obviously as a fellow Pro I'd absolutely LOVE to have everything rational piece of evidence be wrong so I can get on the floor a little quicker Wednesday!

 Dave6 gave you the exact location and both 28savagedays and I confirmed it is true.  CCI doesn't share that entrance. It does exist. You have 3 different pros telling you it does exist. You have one source from CCI; they are either lying to you or have no clue.

You should be  thankful to Dave6 because I too had to find the entrance on my own.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: angi on July 18, 2022, 08:23:03 PM
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I would be curious to know the logistics of the "why" this is the current policy.  Like, what if you went Wednesday and said the Pro had to cancel last minute because they had COVID (I'm not suggesting you lie to the volunteers doling out the badges, I'm just posing a hypothetical "what if" type of situation); if pressed, you could easily say it's not your responsibility to be spokesperson for the Pro, and that you're confident they'll make their own arrangements as they see fit.  I can't fathom CCI would turn you away in that moment.

I get that for the vast majority of the attendees this is not the situation, and that their policy is a "one-size-fits-all" that doesn't quite fit every situation.  I suspect on-the-spot CCI would be accommodating to the Pro's guest.  I do recall WonderCon 2019 had a similar policy, where the Pro who got me a Guest badge had to pick it up and then hand it to me outside of the event.  The badge had my name and was all 100% legit, but the Pro had to get it.  I wonder if that's a thing where in the past this policy makes the most sense, for Pros to get badges for spouse, kids, family, etc. and it's EZPZ in that situation and just became "the way."  I'd love to hear the "why" of the policy

Same here! I thought about that too, but he will be here so I can't really covid him out lol.   I am crossing my fingers that the ADA will get them for me since I am ADA but their logic just doesn't make sense unless they are trying to prevent pros from buying additional badges and then not showing up.  But again, the pro badges are usually mailed so that issue is generally moot. The logic escapes me????
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on July 22, 2022, 09:04:15 PM
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Hmm...

Well, I guess you can believe what you want.
Regardless, both my source, as well as the random person who works for CCI for Pro Registration who replied to an email inquiry Friday with I do know about the Pro room, and it is definitely a nice place to sit & relax.  Of course, that Pro Room is clearly marked and advertised at the Convention Center, with security and volunteers ready and willing to tell you exactly where it is.  If you want to believe in a magical Pro Entrance (and also wonder why people were cagey, unresponsive, or acted like they didn't know what you were talking about) vs the official CCI response of , that's your prerogative.  I encourage you to email them yourself (they literally got back to me within less than 12 hours) and please share what the respond with here!

As for CCI "bias," it's merely me using calmed logic: detached from emotions of being caught up in a once-in-a-100 year pandemic that threw everything out of wack and inconvenienced us all.  I've spoken in this (and other) threads) with nothing more than 20+ years of attending CCI experience, asking CCI employees questions, and generally pleasant and courteous (you get A LOT further that way, FWIW).  I am a pretty passionate fellow, and I will 100% lose my mind if/when it's called for at whom it's called for.  If I think CCI deserves criticism, I'll absolutely lead the charge and sling it online to vent.

I do look forward to you posting the response from CCI about a special Pro Entrance; obviously as a fellow Pro I'd absolutely LOVE to have everything rational piece of evidence be wrong so I can get on the floor a little quicker Wednesday!

I've been Pro since 2016. There may not be one this year but there was/has been one in the past. Maybe who you talked to hasc to outwardly deny it but yes a pro only entrance did exist. A separate entrance for pro's only.
Sorry you don't believe everyone but yea it's true..
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Mel on July 22, 2022, 11:13:01 PM
Again, can confirm, there's a pro entrance and it exists this year like all others. I used it on PN. It does not grant early access, but the line to get in is a million times shorter than the general line.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 23, 2022, 12:49:18 AM
I like watching the PN video walkthroughs. This youtuber  speaks with a refreshing first-timer vibe each show.

Watch the part at 1:44  to 1:55, and like that he's a Super7 fan too later on!

https://youtu.be/p3i6Jot5Qd0

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: MsButtaskotch on July 23, 2022, 06:28:55 AM
PN is the best night to get all your b-roll and vlog footage in.
It kills me that i forgot my lavalier mics...
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Roshawn on July 25, 2022, 11:08:18 AM
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Again, can confirm, there's a pro entrance and it exists this year like all others. I used it on PN. It does not grant early access, but the line to get in is a million times shorter than the general line.

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Yup, used it PN, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 27, 2022, 08:56:13 AM
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Comic-Con 2022, by 21st San Diego Comic-Con, was a good one: I'd say it's a better-than-average Con for me and the fam!  I went to all the panels I really wanted to, a few I kind of wanted to but didn't plan on seeing, got some great swag, bought the few exclusives I really wanted + a few other things, and didn't miss anything I _really_ wanted to see.  Thanks to being in a lineup group for another awesome year I only had to spend one 3 hour shift in line for Saturday Hall H (plus a few hours waiting for wristbands & a few hours Sat. morning waiting to get in) so I can't complain, really.  I scored well with panel swag, and I didn't go over-budget on stuff!  Plus, I kind of unexpectedly got one of my "Infinity Gauntlet" comics signed by artist Ron Lim to go with my Jim Starlin signature I got at SDCC SE (of course, I MUCH rather would've liked to have gotten one of the first couple issues signed by artist George Perez, which would've meant he was still alive, but...you know... :( ).

One reflection this year, is that I WAS WRONG; I was told explicitly by CCI there was no special Pro Entrance into the Exhibit Hall only to see with my own eyes that there was!  I had several Pros convincing us they had indeed used the Pro entrance, explained explicitly where it was, but I chose to believe CCI's information.  That was absolutely wrong!  I of course didn't see that entrance/sign until Thursday late morning/early afternoon when it didn't matter much, but I look forward to utilizing that entrance in 2023.

With the exception of some issues I had with the Hall H line in particular, I have no complaints!  Usually on Tuesday/Wed. afternoon of the week I start wondering if I'm too old for this bit of crazy, if maybe my SDCC days of attending every day are through, if I even really like doing all of this, etc.  For me, Sunday evening driving away from the Gas Lamp I was legit sad for the Con to end.  I didn't need to be on the Exhibit Floor one more time, and I was in the last Hall H panel of the week so I did close that one out, but I was already feeling a bit of sadness that it was over for the year & I couldn't WAIT to be there in 2023!

I look forward to having the dust settle and gearing up for Returning Badge Sales (to help out friends since I don't really need it w/my Pro badge).

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Where is the Pro Entrance into the Exhibit Hall. I'm a pro and I've never heard of this.

@waltbionik (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=457)

Answer given in the Pro thread here! It's been a Topic of late.

https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=12022.msg317479#msg317479
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: Devorah on July 30, 2022, 05:18:50 PM
Quick question about pro badges…how often do you need to renew your status? If you aren’t due for renewal are you guaranteed to be able to get a badge in pro registration or is it just as tough as the general sale?

TY!!


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Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on July 30, 2022, 06:32:58 PM
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Quick question about pro badges…how often do you need to renew your status? If you aren’t due for renewal are you guaranteed to be able to get a badge in pro registration or is it just as tough as the general sale?

TY!!


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Renewal is every 3 years and your badge allotment (including guests) is guaranteed, no general or returning sale madness.

It's 'usually' super simple and stress free when CCI sends the registration email as you'll have a few months to get your badge(s), however this thread was started because of the problems induced by the cancelation of the 2020 convention. Happily it was remedied by CCI, but many of us learned to buy our guaranteed badge(s) as soon as possible as you never know what curve balls the world is gonna throw! The months of stress waiting for CCI to make it right was not great, but eventually it got worked out.

~S




Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: azul120 on July 31, 2022, 10:14:17 PM
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Again, can confirm, there's a pro entrance and it exists this year like all others. I used it on PN. It does not grant early access, but the line to get in is a million times shorter than the general line.

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It deposits you at section B/C (I'll have to look it up). The general entry point (around G) might be preferable if you want to hit up the network (FOX, ABC, hulu, etc.) booths first.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: xavier2518 on August 04, 2022, 11:33:38 AM
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Renewal is every 3 years and your badge allotment (including guests) is guaranteed, no general or returning sale madness.

It's 'usually' super simple and stress free when CCI sends the registration email as you'll have a few months to get your badge(s), however this thread was started because of the problems induced by the cancelation of the 2020 convention. Happily it was remedied by CCI, but many of us learned to buy our guaranteed badge(s) as soon as possible as you never know what curve balls the world is gonna throw! The months of stress waiting for CCI to make it right was not great, but eventually it got worked out.

first time having a pro badge and guest for 2022 but mine says expires 8/1/2023, where it should be originally 8/1/2024  , you believe sdcc will add another year too my pro badge since covid shut down the con for 2 years.

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: scottydizzy on August 04, 2022, 12:19:58 PM
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first time having a pro badge and guest for 2022 but mine says expires 8/1/2023, where it should be originally 8/1/2024  , you believe sdcc will add another year too my pro badge since covid shut down the con for 2 years.

It's a good question because I know some people that had different results when CCI took the 2 year gap into consideration in regards to professional status renewal. For me, I last renewed my pro status 8/1/2019 which would've expired this past Monday (8/1) but had a year added to mine, so now I renew 8/1/2023.

It may depend on when you achieved/renewed your pro status and if there's a question, reach out to CCI to get clarification.

Cheers,
~S


Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: DaveG on August 05, 2022, 04:44:51 AM
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It's a good question because I know some people that had different results when CCI took the 2 year gap into consideration in regards to professional status renewal. For me, I last renewed my pro status 8/1/2019 which would've expired this past Monday (8/1) but had a year added to mine, so now I renew 8/1/2023.

It may depend on when you achieved/renewed your pro status and if there's a question, reach out to CCI to get clarification.

Cheers,
~S

Same situation here. I renewed 8/1/2019 and they added 1 year to my renewal date, so it's up on 8/1/2023.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: SamTurtledove on August 05, 2022, 08:53:24 AM
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/professionals

Professionals

Our next Professional Application Period for Comic-Con 2023 is coming soon! If you have not previously applied as a Professional, or are DUE to re-verify, please read below for details!


"Please watch this space for our next Professional Application Period, which will begin in mid-to-late August! If you are a new applicant, or are DUE to re-verify, we recommend you check back regularly in order to ensure that your application is submitted during our upcoming application period. If your verification expires on 8/1/2022, you will be notified via email of the application period and will be provided with instructions when it opens. We look forward to reviewing your applications!"

Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on August 31, 2022, 10:29:17 AM
Has anyone heard anything about Pro-Registration? I need to renew this year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: semigeekgirl on September 01, 2022, 01:27:34 PM
@waltbionik (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=457) Per SDCC blog, applications are now open:
https://sdccblog.com/2022/09/san-diego-comic-con-2023-professional-applications-now-open/
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on September 01, 2022, 02:34:25 PM
thank you!
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: xavier2518 on September 07, 2022, 05:05:41 AM
can anyone tell me if i can add a extra guest badge under professional, since i am a professional badge holder, i added my wife, as a guest for 2022, just wanted to make sure if, only 1 guest is the limit?
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on September 07, 2022, 10:11:46 AM
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can anyone tell me if i can add a extra guest badge under professional, since i am a professional badge holder, i added my wife, as a guest for 2022, just wanted to make sure if, only 1 guest is the limit?

As far as I know, you will receive an allotment of guest badges when you get confirmation. For example, I was allotted no complimentary badges, but was able to purchase one additional badge at full price.
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on September 07, 2022, 11:15:06 AM
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can anyone tell me if i can add a extra guest badge under professional, since i am a professional badge holder, i added my wife, as a guest for 2022, just wanted to make sure if, only 1 guest is the limit?
It's my understanding that you will be allotted your Pro badge + one additional guest badge.  Said Pro badge, at least last year, was for 4-Day w/PN as the only option, with the Guest badge being the same.

Presuming CCI doesn't change how they did things previous years, which is always a possibility...
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: perc2100 on September 17, 2022, 09:01:13 AM
Professional Registration Application is now Open!  If you are due to Renew, or if you a someone applying to be a Pro, now is the time to apply.  You can find info here:
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/professionals (https://www.comic-con.org/cci/professionals)

Reminder that besides those who work in the industry, educators and librarians are also eligible to be Comic-Con Pros!  I used to think this was limited to arts educators, but there is no such stipulation and it doesn't hurt to apply.'

In summer 2019 when I first applied to be a Pro I did not receive verification until AFTER Returning Registration; however when I registered/bought my badge as a Pro CCI automatically refunded me and it was a very easy process.  You will likely hear back before General Registration happens.

The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 30th.

As a teacher myself, I attended 20 Comic-Con before I thought to apply as a Pro, and I found this an incredibly easy process: I recall not taking more than 15-20 mins filling out the application (which I of course sent in at the last minute/day of the deadline  ::) ) and I can tell you life is QUITE A BIT less stressful for Cons knowing I'm guaranteed a 4-Day + PN for myself and 1 guest. 

If there are any San Diego educators who are Pros/want to be Pros, feel free to DM me and I can talk to you about potentially joining a SDCC Educators book-club that's run by an OUTSTANDING individual who works at the SD County Office of Ed; the get-togethers are generally monthly and are currently happening via Zoom (and I am currently not able to participate due to my marching band business in the fall :-[ ).  If there are any educators who aren't 100% sure of what to submit for verification, PM me and I'll tell you what I did.

Good luck to current and future Pros in this process! 
Title: Re: SDCC 2022 Pro Registration
Post by: waltbionik on September 18, 2022, 07:26:30 AM
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Professional Registration Application is now Open!  If you are due to Renew, or if you a someone applying to be a Pro, now is the time to apply.  You can find info here:
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/professionals (https://www.comic-con.org/cci/professionals)

Reminder that besides those who work in the industry, educators and librarians are also eligible to be Comic-Con Pros!  I used to think this was limited to arts educators, but there is no such stipulation and it doesn't hurt to apply.'

In summer 2019 when I first applied to be a Pro I did not receive verification until AFTER Returning Registration; however when I registered/bought my badge as a Pro CCI automatically refunded me and it was a very easy process.  You will likely hear back before General Registration happens.

The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 30th.

As a teacher myself, I attended 20 Comic-Con before I thought to apply as a Pro, and I found this an incredibly easy process: I recall not taking more than 15-20 mins filling out the application (which I of course sent in at the last minute/day of the deadline  ::) ) and I can tell you life is QUITE A BIT less stressful for Cons knowing I'm guaranteed a 4-Day + PN for myself and 1 guest. 

If there are any San Diego educators who are Pros/want to be Pros, feel free to DM me and I can talk to you about potentially joining a SDCC Educators book-club that's run by an OUTSTANDING individual who works at the SD County Office of Ed; the get-togethers are generally monthly and are currently happening via Zoom (and I am currently not able to participate due to my marching band business in the fall :-[ ).  If there are any educators who aren't 100% sure of what to submit for verification, PM me and I'll tell you what I did.

Good luck to current and future Pros in this process!

Thank you for posting this. I, too, attended SDCC 9 times before someone on this board messaged me and told me I could apply as a pro as an educator (I had mentioned in a post that I was an educator).
Like the above post mentioned, it's easy to apply and I've had no trouble with being approved.
New York Comic-Con also does a pro badge for educators. It's not free, but you can get all four days for $100 plus tax and shipping.
Again, having the pro badge takes off so much stress. I already booked my fight.
Now, just waiting on hotel lottery.