San Diego Comic-Con keeps getting bigger, but San Diego does not. While some new hotels have gone up in the past several years, the convention center itself, and of course the city around it, has stayed the same size. Two years ago, amid bids from several other major cities, the convention signed a contact to stay in San Diego through 2016. That, however, was based heavily on an expected proposal to expand the convention center. That proposal was rejected earlier this month and then an appeal was voted down this week, pretty much killing any chance of an expansion. So where does that leave Comic-Con? Read more below about the potential for Comic Con moving. Read More »
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The year was 2011 and, if you remember correctly, San Diego Comic-Con had some serious issues with their badge sales. Because a large portion of badges sold out at the event the year before, demand for 2011 badges was at an all time high. This resulted in several server crashes and reschedules of sales.
For 2012, a few things have changed. First thing, every person interested in attending must sign up for a Member ID. And though a date has yet to be annoucned for the dreaded badge sales, the convention has just uploaded a four plus page PDF file called “Comic-Con 2012 Helpful Hints and Tips for Online Badge Registration” to help attendees secure a badge for the 2012 event taking place July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center. Being a geek shouldn’t be so difficult.
We’ve got the link and more after the jump. Read More »
The increasingly difficult process of attempting to attend San Diego Comic-Con began today. Anyone planning on attending the mother of all pop culture conventions, which will take place a bit earlier this year – July 12-15 – should now sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. This does not guarantee you a badge when they go on sale (a date has yet to be announced but four day with preview night sold out at Comic-Con 2011) but you will need to have a member ID to purchase one.
Basically, they’re forcing you to register for their site to buy a badge and you must do so early. All the links and instructions are below. Read More »
The tale of San Diego Comic Con badge sales has been more dramatic than a Best Picture nominee. After selling out of Preview Night badges at the 2010 event, Comic Con decided to sell 2011 badges on November 1 and promptly crashed their site. They tried again on November 22 with similar results. Finally, they employed an entirely new strategy by selling a test batch of 1000 badges in December. Those sold out in less than 60 seconds so, apparently, they think they’re ready to go for it again.
One more time, San Diego Comic Con badges will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday February 5 on their official website. They range from $105 for a four day to $20 for a single day. Ticketleap, which will aid in selling the badges, has provided a few tips to help this run smoothly and you can read them after the jump. Read More »
Maybe the third time’s the charm. In what has to be one of the funniest stories of geek failure since Star Wars Kid, San Diego Comic-Con is once again going to attempt to sell badges for their 2011 event, which takes place July 21-24. The new plan is a test run to sell 1,000 four day badges at 8 a.m. PST Wednesday December 15. At that time, the first 1,000 people who submit their email will be able to buy badges using a new, incredibly over-complicated system which requires you to receive an email with a unique registration code and link to a different site to buy the badge. Of course, both the site that assigns the code and the site that sells the badges have additional surcharges, but, for this test, some of them will be refunded as a thank you.
After the jump read the full instructions, our thoughts on this system, what Comic-Con should have done in the first place and why this whole debacle is happening at all. Read More »
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UPDATE: Registration has, once again, been postponed. Read more about it after the jump.
Let’s try this again. San Diego Comic-Con is once again going to attempt to sell badges to their 2011 event, taking place July 21-24, at 6 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Monday November 22. They tried to do this a few weeks back but the website crashed and sales were subsequently rescheduled.
Four day badges with preview night sold out at the 2010 event so now only four day badges without preview night, and all single days, are available. Prices range between $20 and $105 for adults. Finally, to avoid any confusion, Comic-Con has gone so far as to outline the entire purchasing process on their website. Be sure to read that over quickly before you attempt to purchase your badge. Click here to read all about it and also buy your badge after 6 a.m. PST November 22. Read More »
Last week, we let you know that coveted badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2011 were going on sale. However, the website promptly crashed and Comic-Con had to formulate a plan B. Well, plan B is that badges now go on sale at 6 a.m. PST November 22. Four day badges with preview night sold out at the 2010 event so now only four day badges without preview night, and all single days, are available. Prices range between $20 and $105 for adults. Mark it on your calendar, it’s sure to sell out quickly. Visit Comic-Con.org for more info and tickets.
UPDATE: Due to traffic, the San Diego Comic-Con website has suspended badge sales. They posted a message on the official site saying to check back on November 8. More info after the jump.
Just a heads up, if you want to attend the world’s largest pop culture convention, San Diego Comic-Con, happening July 21-24, 2011, you will want to purchase tickets today. Four day memberships go on sale at 9 a.m. PST and will sell out in a day or two, possibly less. Four day passes with preview night sold out at Comic-Con last year, so no preview night for people who purchase today, but you won’t miss anything beyond that. Four days of comic books, video games, television, toys, exclusives and – of course – movies. And if you can’t make it, you can bet the entire /Film team will be on hand to cover all the news that breaks. See you in July! Click here to purchase. Read More »