OH DEAR GOD.
When we woke up this morning we had saved THIS graphic from the SDCC website:
with the intention of staging a contest to see who could guess the sellout date, which we, foolishly, thought might be in December.
Obviously the info was updated this morning and…all gone. According to the web site, “Stay tuned for info on One-Day Memberships.”
We expect those to be gone by Thanksgiving. And we still have a bag of books from this year’s show we haven’t even unpacked!
This raises a few questions: as far as we know, pro, press and exhibitor badges have yet to be even REGISTERED. With tickets for the general public mostly likely unavailable in 2010, the potential for shenanigans — and extreme begging and pleading — with, say, pro badges will be even greater, and con organizers will need to be even more vigilant. Given their long stated — and very real — pledge to keep the show open to teen-aged fans as well as celebrities, the show runners will undoubtedly step up to the plate.
I’ll say this — the carefree ease with which I used to promise pals “Oh, I’ll get you a badge!” is dead forever.