Comic-Con International may perform any of the following validation of badges on entry to any area of the convention. These measures are an effort to prevent illegal badge duplication and unauthorized reselling. We may scan the bar code, require a photo ID that matches the name on the badge, scan RFID embedded in the badge, and examine the badge with other technological and/or physical methods to verify authenticity of the badge and holder. Before leaving any registration area please make sure that the name on the badge matches your identification.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
San Diego Comic-Con attempts a lock down on convention badges
We don't need no stinkin' badges! The folks over at the administration offices of San Diego Comic-Con International have just updated their terms and conditions in order to crack down on the misuse of convention badges. They would hope to avoid illegal reselling and counterfeit badges that would infiltrate the black market during convention week. I know the resale of badges on the black market along with unauthorized transferring of the precious little meal tickets is a hot ticket item during the course of the convention week. It would be as popular of a black market transaction as scalping Super Bowl tickets on the day of the event. Here is the added section, pulled in its entirety from the third paragraph, of the revised terms and conditions: