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Posted at 3:35 PM ET, 11/ 1/2010

Comic-Con passes: They're almost for sale

By Jen Chaney

Darth and a buddy at Comic-Con 2010. (Reuters)

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.

By Jen Chaney  | November 1, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
Categories:  Comic-Con, Pop Culture  
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Khan Manka's keynote speech to Comic-Con this past summer was fantastic.

Posted by: jill_kennedy | November 1, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the Baltimore Comicon was quite entertaining this past summer as well. Plus it did not involve a plane flight nor hotel reservations. The costumes were very good.

Posted by: Flicking_Gamer | November 1, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the annual comic book convention. Where once a year, sci-fi buffs take their lips off the barrel of a loaded gun and spend half a day adjusting their eyes to sunlight.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | November 1, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Someday I'll attend one of those, just to find some chicks who love to play dress-up when they are away from their day jobs...;-). lol.

Posted by: darkasnight1234 | November 1, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

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