Sunday, October 31, 2010

UPDATE: Comic-Con registration opens tomorrow morning



UPDATE:
The Comic-Con registration page had many issues this morning with people trying to buy passes.  So many that the site took a dump.  As of 10:45 AM they have suspended registration and the site says that registration will now be up on November 8th.  (Sayyyyy whhhaaaaaaat?)  Ya' heard me!  Check back on November 8th to get your passes.  The good news is that they did not sell out yet and you now have more time to make sure you're going.  We'll keep you updated with any more news as it's released.

UPDATE 2:
The Comic-Con site now says that on November 8th they will reveal what the new registration date is.  We'll keep you posted.

UPDATE 3:
Comic-Con has now posted this statement:

We are really sorry for the problems with registration today. We do not know what the technical issues are, so we have temporarily closed registration.

We will announce on Monday November 8th the new date and time that registration will reopen. This down time will allow us to determine and address the issues.

Only a handful of badges were actually sold today.

Thank you for your patience, and again, we all are truly sorry for this inconvenience.

UPDATE 4:
Comic-Con has announced that badges will go back on sale Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 AM PST. (and they appreciate your patience)  So get up early and stand by at Comic-Con.org to get your passes.  This will sell out and then we'll have to hear you complain that you didn't get passes and if we can get some for you.  (You know who you are.)  That's not to say we won't be giving away some goodies leading up to SDCC.


Original Post:
Believe it or not, it's already time to start planning Comic-Con for next year.  (I know!)  Many of you commented to us how bummed you were that you did not get your passes to Comic-Con this year and couldn't join us.  Knowing what you missed out on I know that you are eager to join in the fun next year, so get ready.  Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM PST, 4 day passes will go on sale at the Comic-Con web site.  All 4 day passes with Preview Night are already sold out because of pre-registration this past July.   

Registration through the web site is the ONLY way to get your passes.  Any other sites that are telling you they can get you passes or tickets are ripping you off.  So don't trust anyone else, do yourself a favor and get your passes right away even if you are remotely thinking of going.  This will sell out, and it will sell out quickly.

Of course, if you are unable to go, we'll be providing you with coverage from all over the convention and all around San Diego just as this past year.  As always, stay tuned and follow us on Twitter for more details and new contest information.  For a brush up on just some of our coverage from the Con and around San Diego this year take the jump here and here (you can also do a search above for Comic-Con to see more), or head to iTunes and download our Comic-Con edition podcast.  

What say you?  Are you going to Comic-Con?  Are you excited they're staying in San Diego for a little while longer?  Leave a comment and let us know.


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2 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised they had technical problems. But honestly, I'm disappointed that they didn't expect this. When the hotel rates open up, the reservation site almost always crashes. With the shows selling out for the last few years, I would have thought they'd prepare for BlizzCon type issues with registration.

    But I do have to say that I applaud them for simply pulling the plug so that they could get what they need for the site to make it a better experience. Most companies make you suffer through the site issues and say you should expect it because you know it's a popular event.

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  2. You are quite right Whitney. This is something that should have been looked at earlier to prepare them. As much as the Con is on the forefront of pop culture, those running things are still behind in the times a bit.

    It was smart of them to pull the plug, but I don't even bother going through their hotel reservation site because of the issues. That's not to say that I haven't found a way to still use it without the hassle of it crashing.

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