For chronic procrastinators wishing to attend the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, there is some good and bad news. The good news is that there are plenty of badges left, but the bad news is that no one can currently purchase them because the official registration page has crashed.
This is the second attempt at opening up registration, the first being a little less than a month ago, which was scraped due to an initial crash. Whatever issues they have with the process is apparently dire enough this time that the organization hasn’t rescheduled.
Comic-Con issued the following official statement via their website:
Once more, unfortunately, there have been issues with Comic-Con registration. So we have again decided to close it down.
We are well aware that many people have taken time from work, school or other activities and others woke up very early. There really is no way to convey our level of regret for this turn of events.
We are currently researching our registration options.
Since Geeks of Doom staffers who cover this event (and many others like it) are issued press badges, I’m not entirely sure how the signup process works. It seems as though it isn’t nearly as simple as switching over to a reputable third party ticket vendor like *cringe* Ticketmaster.
I would, however, like to remind the good folks running the convention that they have an army of code-hungry geeks available at their disposal should they like to shed some additional light onto the problem.
Bullshit. Second time i have wasted time and sleep, I seriously can not believe this crap. They keep getting worst and worst as years go bye.
Prices, less badges, more badges, Hotel picking, server crashing….Bad planning*remember Last years friday in hall h?) Im glad i go to visit my friends or i just dont think it would be worth some of this crap.
Comment by scoobydiesel — November 23, 2010 @ 3:07 pm
Comic-Con becomes less fun with each passing year.
Comment by Demonstrable — November 23, 2010 @ 8:25 pm
@Scoobydiesel Yup. Ink Pen assault and all (good times? haha). You’d think a convention of this magnitude would have several backup plans to ensure everything went as suspected.
Since technically I am “working” during SDCC so I don’t have to do nearly the planning but if I had to do it all on my own I’d have come to about the same conclusion.
Comment by Tom Cheredar — November 23, 2010 @ 8:25 pm