Comic-Con passes: They're almost for sale
Geeks who got excited today to buy their passes to Comic-Con 2011 will have to exercise some patience.
Registration for the annual pop culture extravaganza was scheduled to kick off today at noon Eastern time. But technical issues have forced registration to be postponed by a week.
A message on the Comic-Con Web site reads: "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."
So if you panicked because the site appeared to be jammed, breathe easier. This whole process starts over a week from today. On the bad news side, the four-day passes that include the Wednesday preview night already sold out back in July, when all the Comic-Conners at the 2010 event queued up to get their passes immediately. Which, given the online issues, is looking like a wise move.
Comic-Con 2011, by the way, is a mere eight months, two weeks and five days away; it runs from July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center.
| November 1, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
Categories: Comic-Con, Pop Culture
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