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Comic-Con Second Chance Badge Resale

26 March 2012 by

So, I just got this message from San Diego Comic-Con International. Looks like there were issues with their NEW new registration system for badge sales for the 2012 SDCC event. So, on March 27th, at 8:00 am Pacific Daylight Time, they’ll be having a second chance ticket sale.

The “Buts”

  • You HAVE to have registered for a free Membership ID/User Name by February 29th, 2012
  • They are ONLY selling tickets to people who DON’T already have some. So you can’t buy more tickets or upgrade the ones you purchased.
  • This will actually be a RESALE of Comic-Con tickets that were returned for refunds. Which means there will be a VERY small quantity available.
  • The max number of people you can register for SDCC 2012 is TWO, and only two.

Note that the closer we get to Comic-Con time there are more tickets returned as people suddenly are no longer able to come afterall, for whatever reasons. So, there will be one more membership sales event for 2012 badges after the May 15 return-for-refund deadline.

The Announcement

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.

The special resale will begin on March 27th, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). There will be no link provided on our website or any social media sites to access the sale directly. Comic-Con cannot however, stop people from posting this link if they receive this email. Posting this link will only decrease your own chances of obtaining a badge by encouraging people to access the waiting room even though they do not have a qualifying Member ID.

The link for this resale is: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/second_chance.php

Please note, this 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.

AGAIN, you have to already have your Membership ID in order to be able to purchase any tickets at all for the 2012 Comic-Con. If you don’t already have your Membership ID/User Name in the SDCC system then you are OUT OF LUCK.

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