Hotels, badges…can there be yet another San Diego Comic-Con-related lottery?
Why yes. Parking.
Ace Parking offers pre-sale parking at the convention center for $12 a day, so you don’t have to get to the center at 4 am (like it would do much good) to find a parking spot.
As we’d sooner bring a live baby elephant (fun!) to the con than a car, we were unaware of today’s on sale for the parking. However, the twitter feed SD Comic Con Expert has the whole sequence events from announcement to blockage to trying to get through by phone to….
Permit Store site now reads: “Comic-con sales temporarily disabled. We apologize for the inconvenience.” #SDCC
— SD Comic Con Expert (@SD_Comic_Con) April 19, 2013
…and what seems to be a sell-out.
@sd_comic_con Only Thurday and Friday left , for parking under the convention center
— Alonso Mendoza (@ebaymag0t) April 19, 2013
And of course user relief:
Wow, it took a freakin’ hour, but thanks to Twitter and a direct link for Hilton parking, I have parking at #SDCC. Should be all set!
— William Tung (@W10002) April 19, 2013
So yeah, that happened. The parking pre-sale is one of the smartest thing the con organizers did, so no surprise they are selling out. And to be honest, isn’t the immense effort required to go to the show part of the whole experience now?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.