After two melted servers and a stressful stress test that saw 1000 tickets sold in 60 seconds despite maddening lag times, Comic-Con International: San Diego is giving it a go again, putting passes to the annual 4-day nerd fest on sale at 9 am PST on Saturday, February 5th.
The entire process of just selling tickets has been fraught with frustrations and technical logjams. Last month, CCI’s David Glanzer told us, due to the massive server demands, an entire news system was set up with TWO companies — Epic Registration and TickeLeap — handling the requests. One company just takes a reservation and the other processes the tickets sales, hopefully when there is less of an onslaught of focused traffic.
The current announcement says only that details will be forthcoming, so the results of the stress test may modify this procedure.
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