30 SEPTEMBER 2014
Guess what tomorrow is? October. That's one month away from the magical month of Pre-registration, and only two weeks from the deadline to validate your eligibility.
That's right - the deadline for going into your Member ID account, selecting Registration Info, and entering the number at the bottom of your badge is 15 October at 5:30 pm PST. If you don't do it, you can't participate in Pre-registration.
And here's again my caveat to stave off all the confused emails I'll probably get anyhow - Pre-registration is only for people who attended San Diego Comic-Con this past summer. If you were not milling around the convention center with an attendee badge in July 2014, this has nothing to do with you. Ignore anything called "Pre-reg." Your turn will come - assuming you've created a Member ID - next spring, when Open Registration is held.
Sorry to keep repeating myself, but you would not believe the number of people who email me in a panic because they think this is the only badge sale ever for Comic-Con. It's not.
I know Pre-reg might seem like an unfair advantage for previous attendees, but it does ensure that a large number of attendees really enjoy being there and know what they're getting into, as opposed to the first-timers who think it's the biggest hot mess ever. And it's still a lottery, so really it just gives 2014 attendees two rounds at the Comic-Con game of chance. It's entirely possible to not get picked at either badge sale - depressing as that thought may be.