Happy Halloween, Samhain and an early Dia de los Muertos, my spooky nerds. If you were one of the many, many attendees who didn't get a Preview Night badge a few weeks ago, then CCI gave you a scary half-trick, half-treat today: Open Registration for San Diego Comic-Con will be held on 10 November, 2018.
Good news? Bad news? I'm-not-ready news? Apparently early Open Reg is the new way of SDCC now - and it does seem to carry an even more fatalistic feeling, coming so early. Before the trees have even gone bare, you may know for certain that you are not going to San Diego Comic-Con.
Or you may know for sure that you are and can settle in with some security.
Two reasons to be optimistic:
- If you do fail to get a badge, you have more than enough time to make alternate plans. Emerald City, Boston, New York, Gen Con, Salt Lake - you have so many options.
- There does seem to be a widely held (if unproven) theory that CCI held back more badges than usual for Open Reg. So your chances may be better than normal. (Or they may not, because #50 may be attracting more combatants than usual.)
Have fun tonight.