7 SEPTEMBER 2015
It's hard to believe it's been 2 months since San Diego Comic-Con, and 1 month since our last anxiety-inducing CCI email. That, in case you missed it, was the notification that badge validation was open for any 2015 attendee interested in participating in 2016 Pre-reg.
I'm guessing 97% of us have already validated our badges by now, but if you haven't, you should probably get on that. The deadline is 15 September and I've already come across someone who forgot their Member ID password and someone else who lost their badge. So just in case you require CCI's assistance, it's probably best to validate now.
The process is pretty easy; you'll log into your Member ID account, go to Registration Info and then click the button telling you to validate your badge. Then you'll enter the number at the bottom of your 2015 badge.
For those of you who just stumbled across this post and think I'm talking about some backdoor into SDCC badge land, no dice. This is for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 attendees only. Even if you were there as a vendor, pro, guest, delivery person, black market buyer, whatever, you cannot participate. Only people who paid for attendee badges under their Member IDs can do Pre-reg in November. And they can only register other attendees; they can't sneak in their friends if they do get picked during the sale.
"If" being the most important word in this post, of course. Pre-registration only offers up some of the badges available. Yes, it's one more shot at SDCC 2016 than the general public gets, but it's still quite possible to get zero badges in both sales. I know that's not what you want to hear but it's important to stay realistic as well as positive. Look around at other Cons and make a Plan B just in case. And get ready for November.