Update On Badge Name Change Policy

Here’s some information about changing a name on a badge from TicketLeap.

Comic-Con requires an individual name for each badge purchased and that name must match a photo ID to receive your badge onsite. For anyone who registered the same name for the same badge category, they are offering you one of the following two options to complete your registration within the Comic-Con policy and guidelines. This is only for badges of the same type registered with the same name.

1) They will be resending your EPIC bar code email confirmation within the next 24 hours for each duplicate name registered. This confirmation will include a link for you to return to the EPIC Registration website and change the name and/or address on your badge(s). Each badge must be registered in an individual name. For example, you may not register yourself for 2 Saturday-only badges. You will have 5 business days to return to the EPIC registration website for name changes. * You may only change the name on your badge(s) once. After 5-business days, if you have not made any changes, they will turn the name change option off and you will need to pursue option two below.

OR

2. They will refund the face value of all badges purchased in the same name if you complete the “Refund Request Form” at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg.php. Refer to the “Cancellation/Refund Policy” at the bottom of the page. Please include the specific bar code confirmation number you are canceling when requesting a refund.

If you do not select one of the two options above within 10 business days, Comic-Con International will automatically cancel all of your additional badges purchased in the same name and issue you a refund within 6 – 8 weeks. Your individual badge registration will not be canceled, just the duplicate name registrations.

If you have any questions, please contact registrationconcerns@comic-con.org or check their website at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_reg.php for detailed information on their registration Terms & Conditions, and their Cancellation/Refund Policy. Note, you are NOT permitted to change the names on the badges if they are in different names and only a refund request will be honored in that situation.

You Have Single Day Passes. Now What?

If you ended up with single day passes for San Diego Comic Con, you’re probably wondering what to expect or you might be worried about what you might miss. Here’s a breakdown of some of the panels from last year and what day they were on. Please remember though that schedules aren’t set in stone and can always change. Just take this as a guideline as to what you might expect to see what the schedule is released.

Thursday:
Hall H: 11:15 Tron Legacy
Ballroom 20: 1:00 Burn Notice
Ballroom 20: 2:15 White Collar
Ballroom 20: 3:30 Psych
Ballroom 20: 6:00 Dexter

Friday:
6BCF: 10:15 Hawaii Five-O
Ballroom 20: 10:30 Stargate Universe
Ballroom 20: 12:45 The Big Bang Theory
Ballroom 20: 2:45 Bones

Saturday:
Ballroom 20: 10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A
Ballroom 20: 11:00-11:45 Family Guy
Hall H: 11:45-1:15 Warner Bros.: Green Lantern, Sucker Punch, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront: 3:00-4:00 NBC’s Community Cast and Creative Team
Ballroom 20: 3:15-4:15 Fringe Screening and Q&A
Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront: 5:00-6:00 G4: Attack of the Show
Hall H: 7:15-8:45 Kevin Smith

Sunday:
6BCF: 10:30 Castle
Ballroom 20: 1:30 Glee

This is just a very small sample. Obviously if I posted every panel/event for everyday this would be a never ending post. This doesn’t even include signings that might be going on! I know Saturday I spent most of my time getting autographs and taking part in photo-ops I had prepaid for. If you’d like a more detailed list be sure to check out Televisionary blog. You’ll be able to find complete lists for each day of Comic Con 2010.

Keep in mind that every year new things are added. One show might drop out but another show/movie/whatever will show up to replace it. I’d think as a show gets more popular it might switch days or rooms. I don’t even watch Castle but I think it’s silly it’s in a smaller room and not Ballroom 20.

I feel that no matter what day you ended up with, you’ll find something you enjoy! If you can’t there might be something wrong with you.

SDCC News Roundup

Volunteering:
If you thought about volunteering, you missed your chance. Volunteer registration opened yesterday and it’s already closed. I have no idea how many people they accept into the program but it’s still amazing that it’s already filled!

Registration:
Just a reminder that registration opens Saturday at 9AM PT. It sounds like it will indeed be a two part process. The first step will be handled by TicketLeap and they offer a few tips to help ease the stress. They explain that you don’t need to create an account at all. Accounts are only for the people/companies hosting the events. Everything else falls under “common sense.” Be sure to have all your information ready. If you’re buying tickets for friends make sure you confirm all their info before hand. Don’t time out your session! Like with most ticket selling websites, you’ll have a set amount of time to finish a transaction. In this case you have 15 minutes. As always there will be NO phone sales. All sales will be handled online.

Here’s more information on the second step:

After you complete your ticket registration and submit payment information, you will receive one e-mail confirmation from us. Then starting on February 8, EPIC Registration will begin to send out bar coded e-mail confirmations. You should expect to receive your confirmation from EPIC within 3 to 4 business days of your initial TicketLeap purchase. You will receive one bar coded confirmation for each badge/admission type. This is your “ticket” to Comic-Con International.