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San Diego Comic-Con gets rid of 4-day badge, increases ticket prices

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The organizers of Comic-Con International, also informally known as San Diego Comic-Con, have gotten rid of the event's four-day badges, according to the official website.

Those who wish to attend all four days of the pop culture convention will have to buy individual tickets for each day. In order to be eligible to buy a ticket to the event's Preview Night, attendees will have to purchase tickets for all four days. Those who have bought tickets for all days of the event can have them consolidated at the event.

In addition to the elimination of the four-day badge, the cost of attendance has gone up from 2013. Single-day badges for adults cost $35 for Preview Night, $45 for Thursday-Saturday badges (up from $42) and $30 for Sunday (up from $24). The cost of attending all four days and Preview Night in 2014 is $200, up from last year's four-day badge plus Preview Night, which cost $175. U.S. military, seniors and minors pay a discounted price, and children under the age of 12 can get in free with a paying adult.

The Comic-Con blog also detailed updates to the ticket registration system. Under the new system, customers will be able to buy multiple tickets in one session, there will be landing page validation to stop non-eligible attendees from clogging up server space and the site will have improved user capacity.

San Diego Comic-Con will take place from July 24-27 this year at the San Diego Convention Center. Details on the new ticketing system can be found here.