No real surprises here; we knew Open Registration wasn't going to be WonderCon weekend or Easter weekend. And we have a healthy amount of advance notice, which means you have time to make arrangements with your buying group, borrow your brother's credit card, and fake a convincing illness for your job.
When we get closer I'll post some crystal-clear advice for first-timers, who often have no idea what they're in for. (You can read this and this and this in the meantime.) Until then, get working on every hoodo spell you know.
8 April: your final reckoning with your San Diego Comic-Con 2017 fate... Until the hotel sale, that is.