Open Registration Recap

IMG_0053Open registration for SDCC 2017 has come and gone. Thousands of people now have their badges and can breathe a sigh of relief (at least until the downtown hotel sale). Unfortunately thousands, perhaps millions of people logged in yesterday and came away empty handed and now will have to wait until next year to try their luck. As for the sale itself, it went very smooth.

Just like the previous Returning Registration process, everyone logged into the EXPO Logic waiting room and were randomly assorted just after 9:00am. The blue circle stared back at thousands of hopefuls while they waited for their turn to buy badges. Nothing is perfect and there were a few glitches, but the problems were fewer than the previous return registration that occurred last month.

As usual Preview night sold out first followed by Saturday, Friday, Sunday and then Thursday. For the first time that I can remember Sunday badges sold out before Thursday. All badges were gone in approximately 70 minutes compared to 55 minutes last year.

If you didn’t get badges remember there is LOTS to do around the convention center and you can still be a part of a lot of fun activities. Additionally you can make new friends and possibly join a badge buying group for next year!

Were you able to score SDCC badges? Please comment below.


7 thoughts on “Open Registration Recap

  1. First time in a little over a dozen years I wasn’t able to get a badge. Oh well, not the end of the world. Hopefully ya’ll have plans to keep us updated on all the fun!

  2. We had 12 people trying for 6 people who needed various tickets – 1 got in fairly quickly and took care of those that needed other days missed during Return Reg. Then it was awhile before another 1 got in and they were able to get some tickets for new people in our group. We did have one more get in but by then what we needed was gone and there was no one else on our list. So overall it all worked out and we are all happy. Our motto “Teamwork makes the dream work.” But I know it doesn’t always work out for all teams. We are very lucky.

    • Glad it mostly worked out for you and your group! My group did very well also! I believe we all got what we wanted except for a couple people didn’t get preview night. Overall though we have been very fortunate and I can’t wait! Great times ahead!

  3. This is the first year I got the whole family badges, We got all 5 days and we are super excited. In pass years we only got 3 badges and now we got a total of 5 for my family and 3 for my friends

    • Great!! I imagine that is one of the best birthday gifts ever! You guys will have an awesome time! Once the schedule comes out try and have a plan A,B,C..etc cuz things don’t always work out as planned. Plus its easy to get overwhelmed if you don’t have a plan of attack.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s