In previous years I always picked up my badge on Thursday, but this year I'm going to be arriving early Friday morning instead.
What time does the badge pickup open on Friday morning? I'm assuming 9am when the con opens, or does it open earlier?
We wouldn't want you to miss opening ceremonies, would we? While registration hours for 2017 are still being finalized, they've generally started at 8am on Friday to give people a chance to check in before the con gets underway.
Just a slightly semi related question what time will the opening ceremonies start this year . i'm coming down from NYC and have to leave enough time to do badge pick up
They have always started at 10am.
you will miss opening ceremonies if you get it on friday
Not really just get there early. Get there at 7-30 and you have plenty of time to get through the line and see opening ceremonies I have done it two years in a row.