If you’re planning to make the pilgrimage to San Diego in July for Comic-Con International, there’s probably no use asking what you’re doing Saturday morning. That’s because badges for this year’s event go on sale at 9 a.m., which means by, oh, 9:10 or 9:15 you’ll either be shouting for joy or out of frustration.
As we noted earlier this month, you have to have a Comic-Con Member ID to be able to be buy a badge. And if you don’t already have one, then you’re out of luck for Saturday: Organizers closed the website to new registrations on Tuesday and won’t reopen until early next week. (Go ahead and scream now, it’s OK.)
Also, if you purchased a four-day badge with Preview Night during pre-registration in August, or if you are a professional or guest of professional who has registered for a Comic-Con 2013 professional badge, you are not eligible to participate in open online registration and can’t buy a badge on Saturday.
If you want to make sure you’re ready when that starting pistol fires in the morning, you can find a guide to badge purchase on the Comic-Con website. There’s also a video, which you can find below, along with pricing. Comic-Con International is July 18-21.