We were told a new RFID enabled badge will be used for San Diego Comic-Con in 2016. For those of us who went to WonderCon we got a taste of what the new-fangled bagdes might look like and what the process of using them will entail.
If you work in a corporate office, it's just like swiping your I.D. badge, except if you don't swipe your badge on the way out you may not be able to get in without going to customer service to reset your badge, and you'll need a picture I.D. to confirm it's your badge.
We didn't get to WonderCon early enough to deal with the door-busters who have to get their exclusives, so we didn't experience any slow entrance traffic. During the day, the process of swiping in and out was as smooth it should be, just a simple beep as you go through and tap.
The good: It will cut down on counterfeit badges which should result in shorter lines to anything you will be waiting in lines for.
The bad: I didn't see any but again I wasn't there for the morning rushers. They shouldn't be running and stampeding in the first place.
I'm sure it won't be perfect but it shows SDCC making moves to ensure those of us who got our passes fair and square don't get cheated by those who try to go around the system. It's also another way for them to track our movement! #ForTheConspiracyTheorists