This badge sale is usually held late in the year. It is only open to people who attended SDCC the previous summer, and only to those who take the time to validate their badges using a code printed on the physical badge itself.
But never fear, people who aren't eligible for Pre-Reg and still want to go to SDCC! Only a percentage of badges are released during this sale. This means there will always be a population of experienced con-goers at SDCC each year, but going one year does not guarantee a badge the following year. During Open Registration in the spring, everyone participating has an equal chance of getting a badge regardless if they're completely new to SDCC or are a veteran con-goer.
Yesterday's sale went really well, in spite of some early hiccups with the waiting room right at the start - and CCI got those resolved before the 9am start time. It was so great to see so many messages of success among my Twitter and Blogging Buddies! I think Comic Con International has really worked out their system, and I am glad it has been working so well these past few years!
The Boyfriend and I managed to get Thursday and Sunday badges, which is great! We'll try to grab Friday and Saturday during Open Registration in the spring. I really hope we get lucky again and get all four days like we have the previous two years! Fingers crossed! Until Open Reg in March or April (or February?) we'll just be keeping an eye on the airlines and thinking about cosplay!
|We got BADGES!!!|