The North County Times reports that 15,000 tickets for Preview Night 2011 sold out by 3 pm on the Sunday of this year’s con. Is this a convention or a U2 concert??? The sellout left some people sad and frustrated, just like they will be next year:
Bill Harris of San Diego, who’s been going to Comic-Con since the 1970s, was walking the huge expo hall on Friday when he noticed the queue.
On Saturday, he bought tickets for himself and some family and friends.
On Sunday, he got in line at 2 p.m. to buy a ticket for his adult daughter and arrived at the window a little after 3 p.m., moments after tickets sold out.
“I was shocked at first and bummed out,” Harris said. “I had to call my daughter and tell her she didn’t get Preview Night. It was not a parent’s favorite moment.”
The newest era of Comic-Con has begun.
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