In just a few days you will be able to book tickets, merchandise and sleeping hall passes (this applies to all visitors of course, not just the foreign ones 🙂 ). However, as always there are two issues for foreign visitors; creating an account and paying for you booked items in advance. Don’t worry! As always we got you covered.
First up, creating an account. To book tickets for the convention, merchandise and sleeping hall passes you will need to create an account. If you visited the convention last year you will already have an account and can sign in with that one this year as well. To create a new account you’ll be required to enter a valid Swedish Identity number (we use this to make sure payments are registered to the correct person). Most foreign visitors don’t have such a number, for obvious reasons, and as such cannot create an account themselves.
However, we can override that requirement from within the system, but it requires us to create the account for you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out. We will need your first and last name, date of birth (year-month-day), home address, e-mail and phone number. Once the account has been created we will e-mail you back with a password and you should be set to go. We can also help you with the different options for tickets and such, should there be any questions (such as “what option should I select?”).
The second issue is paying for what you have booked. Normally you have to pay for you ticket before a certain date (this year it’s the 5th of April) to get a lower prize. However, paying in advance requires a Swedish bank account (as we don’t have an actual shop, but use a system where people transfer money to our account, which we then register in the convention system) which most foreign visitors also don’t have. To solve this issue we allow foreign visitors to pay the lower prize at the door, assuming such a ticket was selected on your account before the cut-off date (5th of April). We take most credit cards and you can pay with cash.
Someone with a Swedish bank account can of course pay for you if you happen to know such a person. In this case the person should include the Identity number we have given you (see above) as a message with the payment.
And don’t worry, we are not running out of tickets!