Following multiple aborted attempts and tests over the past months, Comic-Con International: San Diego finally put their tickets for this year on sale again this past Saturday and blew through the entire stock of them within a matter of hours. Partnering with SDCC for this go around, TicketLeap still found their systems immediately over capacity but managed to get through the process.
Already, Twilight fans are bearing the brunt of the blame as anticipation builds for the release of footage from Breaking Dawn Part 1, the first half adaption of the final Twilight books.
At any rate, over the past few years, the convention has been selling out faster and faster, but we’ve still never seen anything like this before. All of this underscores the decision by the organization to stay in San Diego after considering offers from Los Angeles and Anaheim. The planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center can’t come fast enough.
Comic-Con states, “As refunds are processed, additional inventory may be released to the public at a later date.” In the past, the organization has offered memberships through eBay, and last year, Convention Scene was one of several sites through which a contest to give away tickets was run. Whether that happens again this year remains to be seen. In the meantime, Bleeding Cool has some tips on “How To Get Into San Diego Comic Con Even Though You Didn’t Get A Ticket.”