Comic-Con 2014 Open Online Registration: Details and Instructions

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san diego comic con logo Comic Con 2014 Open Online Registration: Details and Instructions

We’re now about four and a half months away from the 2014 International Comic-Con, when thousands upon thousands of geeks (us included) will swarm San Diego for a celebration of all things in nerd pop culture that you can imagine – including, movies, TV shows, comic books, and the plethora of merchandise that are available for the many genre properties (superhero, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc.) that belong to those mediums.

This year will be a little different, however, as far as purchasing tickets to the event goes. Comic-Con is only selling single-day passes to the festivities this year (read about it on the official SDCC blog), unlike in the past when multi-day passes were made available for buying. Presumably, the idea is that this change in operations will (among other things) make the open registration process for the 2014 ‘Con – which begins later this week – a little calmer than usual; how effective that seemingly-sound strategy will be in action, well, that’s always the trick, isn’t it?

Open Online Registration for the 2014 International Comic-Con will begin at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) this week on Saturday, March 15th. The EPIC Registration landing page will be open at 7:00 A.M. (PT) that day, at which time those who are planning to attend can ender their personal registration code and authorize their electronic device of choice to enter the (virtual) waiting room. You personal registration code and link to the landing page will be emailed to you at least 24 hours ahead of open registration, though you can also access your code by logging into your Member ID account and clicking on the “Registration Info” tab.

Keep in mind, you must authorize your registration code prior to 9:00 A.M. (PT) on March 15th, 2014, since the EPIC Registration waiting room will close thereafter.

At this point, it probably goes without saying that there will be far, far more people that are going to be attempting to buy a badge for the 2014 International Comic-Con – during Open Online Registration – than there will be actual badges available. So, best to make sure you have all your personal information and details together and ready to go, so that you have a fighting chance once the process begins.

Those who are new to the Open Online Registration process can find more information (and instructions) over at the official International Comic-Con Badges Sale page. You can also check out the Official Comic-Con blog’s page on “Surviving Open Online Registration,” to help get you standing on more solid ground.


The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International will take place from July 24-27th, 2014 in San Diego, California.

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  1. Not a fan of the whole random thing. Plus, I hope they’ve added some indication of your place in line since the pre-reg—it was so annoying having no idea how long it might be until your turn (if ever).

    • Here, here!

  2. hi…..

  3. Don’t care, ill be keeping track online and praying for some sort of DEADPOOL announcement. I don’t know why I torment myself hoping for this movie but I still hope…and hope….and hope.

    P.s I really hate FOX

  4. wish we had big things like this in the UK but we dont would be cool to go to one though .

  5. So sick of trying for tickets year after year and NEVER getting them. Meanwhile, people who are “in” get to keep going. I’m getting old now and it’s a bucket list thing for me and I’d like to go ONE time. They should disallow people who’ve already gone more than 5 years or whatever and allow people who never got in, a chance! Random my butt… some of us are unlucky. But oust the people who have attended in favor of those who never got a chance for once…. this way everyone actually gets to enjoy it at least once in their lifetime.

    • Totally disagree—why should those who have supported it before it got too popular get penalized? As for previous people getting preference in the random draw, that’s totally not true. I tried today on two different computers (my brother and I)—and we didn’t get through on either. I still believe they should offer renewal option for those who attended previous year first—like sports teams do with their season ticket owners. People could always buy into the system by going for a hotel package bundle like I did 5 years ago. If someone buys a ticket just to stay on list but doesn’t go, they should be blacklisted.

  6. Also there’s no more 4 day badges. It’s history.
    From this year on , they’ll only sell single day badges.
    I still kept mine from 2009 & 2010 as memoribilia.

    • Well, it will still be a 4-day badge when they combine your days–will look the same.
      In some ways this is better as people who only want some days will just buy those instead of a 4-day badge. While this may work for locals, if I am flying and staying in a hotel, I need to at least have all 4 days.