SDCC 2017 Open Registration



CCI has finally announced the most anticipated date and time for everyone still hoping to get their hands on a badge to SDCC. We are here just to help guide you in the right direction when it comes to Open Registration.


The Open Registration will be run exactly like its predecessor Returning Registration. Lets go over some of things you’ll need to know to get ready for Open Registration. Here are just a few main points from the CCI page.


”Comic-Con 2017 Open Registration is open to the general public and anyone who has not purchased or registered for the Comic-Con 2017 Preview Night option. If you were able to obtain a Preview Night badge during Returning Registration or professional registration, you are not eligible to participate in Open Registration.”

Registration Codes:

“To help restrict ineligible members from entering the Expo Logic waiting room, Comic-Con requires that you enter your personal registration code to access the waiting room. Your personal registration code will be sent to you via email at least 48 hours prior to Open Registration. It will also be available in your Member Id account on the “Registration Info” tab at least 48 hours prior.”

Purchasing Badges:

Badges are sold by single day options Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you are one of the lucky few to get all 4 day badges then you will have the option to choose to purchase Preview Night badge. If you participated in Returning Registration and are missing any days you can try to purchase your missing days if they are available.

During Open Registration you may purchase badges for up to three people, including yourself. Everyone must be eligible to participate and they must have their own valid Member ID.You will need the Member ID and last name for all individuals you are buying for.

Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

Expo Logic Waiting Room:

Do not refresh while you are in the Expo Logic waiting room!  

The Expo Logic landing page will open for registration code entry at 8:00 AM PDT on April 8, 2017. You do not need to rush to the landing page at 8:00 AM PDT! Eligible attendees will have one full hour to enter their registration code and authorize their device/browser to enter the waiting room. Early arrival to the waiting room does not provide any advantage over those who arrive later than you.

This is just a quick review about some of the major points of Open Registration but for a full and complete rundown of  Open Registration process head over to CCI website.


9 thoughts on “SDCC 2017 Open Registration

  1. We got shut out of the pre-sales for the first time ever in over 6 years! Needless to say, we are stressed about participating in open registration. I have a question: the rules say you can buy badges for 3 people total, yourself included. Do ALL of those badges have to be the exact same? Like can one of us just get a Sunday badge and the other two get four day badges?

    • Im so sorry to hear that you got shut out, that is definitely unfortunate situation . I know how you feel a couple of the people in my buying group got hosed also. But im confident in my group that we will be able to be successful for the people to get their badges. I hope all the best for you and your group to pick up your badges during Open Reg. Please let us know how you do or if there is anything eles we can help you with.

      • Thanks! We are so nervous but really, really hope we get in this year. I don’t know what went wrong but we were just sitting there in the waiting room watching as day after day sold out. It was so disheartening.

    • Open Registration I believe is the same as Returning Registration and you can buy any variation of tickets for each person. BUT if you did get tickets in Returning Registration, then you should only be able to buy the tickets you are missing. Our three only got Thursday and Sunday during Returning Registration. So during Open Registration we will try for Preview, Friday and Saturday for two of us and only Friday and Saturday for the one. As far as I know that should work without an issue. Good luck!!

        • Well that sucks and im sorry that yall got hosed!! i logged in to help out friends and I just staired at the blue circle of death!! Lucky others were able to help them. But just remember on the brightside that there are tons of stuff to do outside of the convention center!

  2. what can ypu do outside? all I wanted to go for was to get some exclusive merch. i only wanted to go for 1 day and had no idea about this ridiculous system of buying badges in a lottery. now what do I do? pay a scalper 400 bucks for a one day badge?

    • Sorry to hear about that. You can’t really do scalpers because of the scan in system is impossible to duplicate. Fortunately, there is a ton to do outside and well worth attending just for that. Maybe you will find someone that will let you borrow their badge to get in for a short while. Good luck!

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