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How to Get a Member ID & buy a Badge for SDCC 2013
« on: September 01, 2012, 01:55:38 PM »
To purchase a badge for Comic-Con 2013, you must first register for a Comic-Con International (CCI) Member ID. The Member ID is good "forever" so you only need to do this once.

For information on the Comic-Con Member ID requirements, Terms & Conditions and to sign up, please visit:

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A YouTube video tutorial has also been created by CCI to explain the process and can be seen here:

Anyone and everyone who wishes to purchase a Comic-Con badge must have a Member ID including juniors (age 13-17) meaning everyone who wants a badge will need a unique email address. When signing up for Member ID's, DO NOT OPT OUT OF RECEIVING EMAILS.  The age of the attendee at the time of the badge sale will determine what type of badge is required.  Make sure you select the appropriate Membership Type when signing up (Adult, Active Military Duty, Senior (60+), Junior (13-17)).

Once everyone has registered for a Member ID and confirmed their e-mail address, they will be added to a special CCI "E-List" to receive announcements regarding registration (general, press, pro and volunteer) as well as online badge sale dates and times.

CCI has said the general badge sale will be in “early 2013”. People have interpreted this to mean somewhere between Jan 1 and March 15.  There will also likely be a sale of the refunded badges some time after the refund cutoff date in mid-May.  Please note that Member ID registration has CLOSED in advance of the sale dates and not re-opened until after the sale so do not wait until the last minute to sign up.

To be sure you do not miss CCI's announcement for the badge sale please follow this procedures:
"Like" CCI's Facebook page: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Follow CCI on Twitter: @Comic_Con 
Do NOT "opt-out" of e-mail correspondence from CCI. Log in to your Member ID, choose "Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe" and make sure that "Email Opt-Out" is NOT checked! You can also change your Membership Type from here if needed.

Some of us have even set up a IFTTT (if this, then that), with the formula 'if comic-con international tweets, then call my phone'.  Information can be found here: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

If you plan to purchase a badge for anyone in addition to or other than yourself, you must have his or her Member ID AND registered Last Name when online registration opens. You will not be able to purchase a badge for them without their unique Comic-Con Member ID and last name. One badge per Member ID (either a 4 day or 4 individual days but not 2 badges of the same day).

Open online registration will be the only time you can purchase a badge for Comic-Con and it usually sells out quickly. Badges are not sold at the door or through any outside vendors such as eBay or Craigslist. Buying through unapproved sites could result in being scammed or potentially banned by CCI.

Here's a walk threw of the badge buying process.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Please check the Comic-Con website at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login frequently for updates and follow them on Facebook and Twitter at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login for important Member ID registration and online sales announcements.
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It also helps to take a read of the threads here You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
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Re: How to Get a Member ID & buy a Badge for SDCC 2013
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 03:35:32 AM »
Thank you Chris! (and Kvthai<grin>)
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Re: How to Get a Member ID & buy a Badge for SDCC 2013
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 07:06:33 AM »
You guys did all the work.  I just shamelessly plagiarized the 2012 post and changed it to 2013.   :o