Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Comic-Con Second Chance Badge Resale

DC got an email the other day from SDCC and it looks like they are owning up to the clusterfuck they had. We have re-posted some of the information here for you to check out. We have highlighted some info that we think is important to note.

"As you may be aware, badge sales on March 3rd did not proceed as we had hoped. All of us at Comic-Con have been working on trying to make registration as stress free as possible, even delaying badge sales to accommodate new and updated information. Obviously we still had issues that resulted in some people not being able to purchase the number of badges they had hoped. For those who missed an opportunity to purchase a badge due to the email link delay, we will have a very special second chance badge resale of returned and refunded badges!

The Comic-Con second chance resale will be open only to those who had a valid and confirmed Member ID as of February 29th, 2012. Additionally, anyone who has already purchased a 4-day badge (with or without Preview Night) or a Saturday badge will not be allowed to participate in this resale. This special badge resale is only for those who missed a chance at purchasing a badge, not those who wish to upgrade or change their badge selections.

The purpose behind not allowing anyone who purchased a Saturday badge to participate is that Saturday badges were the first single day badge to sell-out, so those who purchased a Saturday badge had the opportunity to purchase a Thursday, Friday, and/or Sunday badge during the online sale, but voluntarily chose not to. This special second chance resale is only for those who did not already have the option to purchase all 4 days.

Please note, [the] link will not be active until 8:00 a.m. PDT. If you click this link early, you will receive a “404 – NOT FOUND” error page and you will need to close your browser window and click the link again at or after 8:00 a.m. PDT. We recommend that you bookmark this link prior to the sale, copy and paste it into your browser, or manually type in the URL.

The badge purchase process will be exactly the same as the March 3rd sale, however, you will only be able to register up to TWO people total during your online registration session, and you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual.

To verify the Member ID and last name you should use to sign-in to the EPIC online badge system, please visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and login to your Member ID account. Your correct EPIC login info will be displayed at the top of the page.

Please keep in mind that returned and refunded badge inventory is very limited. There are more single day badges available than 4-day badges. Although we would like to accommodate everyone who wants to attend, Comic-Con in no way guarantees that you will be able to obtain your desired badge category during this resale.

Comic-Con will also sell additional returned badges sometime after the refund deadline date of May 15, 2012."

Here is hoping DC can get that badge so he can report this years con!

No such luck as the 'Waiting Room' was full :_(


  1. Hopefully DC get it again!!! Nice to see more of the convention this year...

    1. NOPE - EPIC FAIL as he couldn't even get into the waiting room before it was sold out. I don't think this is cool and not sure wtf is going on with SDCC this year


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