As you may recall, four=day and single day passes for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con went on sale today, and while the Comic-Con site was a bit sluggish immediately after the 9 am PDT on sale time, now you can get through and so far…plenty of tickets!
The chart does mirror the long-running fallacy that Saturday is the big big big must-go day. In reality, most of the Hollywood folk clear out Saturday — Wednesday-Friday are your big party days, and the programming is rock solid all four days. Honest, if I had to pick ONE day to go it would be Friday, cuz then you get to go to the Eisners.
UPDATE: Looks like we spoke too soon becasue there seems to have been a MAJOR problem with ticket sales. The site has been shut down for buying passes and this announcement is at the top of the page:
WE’RE SORRY ABOUT REGISTRATION
We are really sorry for the problems with registration today. We do not know what the technical issues are, so we have temporarily closed registration.
We will announce on Monday November 8th the new date and time that registration will reopen. This down time will allow us to determine and address the issues.
Only a handful of badges were actually sold today.
Thank you for your patience, and again, we all are truly sorry for this inconvenience.
We’re GUESSING that a major rush melted the servers and prevented ticket sales. We have some questions in to Comic-Con.
Okay a little more info: We asked CCI PR director David Glanzer what happened and he wrote:
We’re not exactly sure [what happened.]. Our site was a bit slow at first, then unaccessible. But we also couldn’t access the actual registration site.
When we discovered only a handful of badges had been sold in the course of half an hour, it was clear that there was a bigger issue than just not being able to access the registration page.
We’ve decided to shut it down and spend this time finding out exactly what went wrong and how best to prevent it from happening when we open back up.
So….it was Pass-o-ween after all!!!!!
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.