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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/22/2010

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011: Today's registration again delayed

By Michael Cavna


Never mind the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con International has now outgrown even its own website.

For the second time in recent weeks, the Con has had to delay attendee registration for the 2011 event over systemic problems. Registration was to have begun Monday at 6 a.m. PT.

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On its home page, Comic-Con has posted this notice about the re-closed registration:

Once more, unfortunately, there have been issues with Comic-Con registration. So we have again decided to close it down.

We are well aware that many people have taken time from work, school or other activities and others woke up very early. There really is no way to convey our level of regret for this turn of events.

We are currently researching our registration options.

Comic-Con International, which draws more than 125,000 fans over four-plus days, has said it will allow online registration only (no onsite registration). In recent years, the event has sold out months in advance. And this year, admission to the 2011 Preview Night sold out before the 2010 'Con even ended.

The already announced special guests for the 2011 'Con (July 21-24 at the Convention Center) include "Watchmen" artist Dave Gibbons, Mark Tatulli ("Lio" and "Heart of the City"), Frank Stack ("Our Cancer Year" with Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner) and Comics Buyers Guide editor Maggie Thompson.

Comic-Con announced recently that it will stay in San Diego till 2015.

By Michael Cavna  | November 22, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con International  
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