SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's not a trick. For some, it's definitely not a treat - in some cases, more like a headache.
San Diego Comic-Con organizers Wednesday announced returning registration would go live for 2017 badge holders on Oct. 28 at 8 a.m. PST. The infamous Epic Logic online registration will open at 8 a.m. and begin sales shortly after 9 a.m.
The online waiting room will be closed for users to log into at 9 a.m.
To be eligible, users will need their Member ID and registration code, which will be sent out to eligible registrants at least 48 hours before the sale.
Users can buy badges for up to three people total, including themselves. Children age 12 or younger can get in for free with a paying adult.
For users lucky enough to snag a badge, they can expect them to be mailed to their address on file as of May 14, 2018. International attendees will be able to pick up their badge onsite.
For those who don't get the opportunity to buy a returning badge, organizers promise open registration will occur later this year.
After the announcement, hopeful attendees on Twitter expressed the now-traditional anxiety surrounding the process of securing even a one-day pass to San Diego's celebration of pop culture. Many questioned why the short notice and why registration was occurring just a few months following this year's convention:
— Joshua Barri (@jbarri88) October 19, 2017
My badge anxiety knows no bounds. pic.twitter.com/86IGx7jwU7
— Jackie D (@JaxDee15) October 19, 2017
30 to 60 days notice would have been nice. BAM! 9 days ?
— Jeek Elemental (@synbad27) October 19, 2017
I'm ready pic.twitter.com/DUndrehMGo
— Maritza BP (@MARITZABP2010) October 19, 2017
— Kalie Meyer (@kaliemmeyer) October 19, 2017
Already? Wtf you literally have to have money buried just for #Sdcc
— PAULFIERCE (@PAULFIERCE) October 19, 2017
— Gina Rivero (@ginarivero) October 19, 2017
Every year...is there ever any discussion of giving us more than 10 days' notice? A few weeks would be fantastic. Why the short timeline?
— Jason Anderson (@Marine_Mustang) October 19, 2017
10News reached out to SDCC on whether registration dates were moved up but did not immediately receive word back. We will update this article if they reply.