No room at the Con II: Friday sells out

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Kitty bar the door! Friday is going to be as bad as Saturday! According to a press release from
Comic-Con’s David Glanzer, Friday at the show is completely sold out, a n hour previously reserved only for Saturday.

Comic-Con, the nation’s largest comic book and pop culture event
announced that Friday admissions have sold out due to early, online
registration.

“I feel a little like a broken record,” said David Glanzer,
spokesperson for Comic-Con, “we sold out of Saturday admissions, four-day
admissions, and now Friday and three-day admission.”

Last year the convention drew over 123,000 people over the
four-day show and this year appears to top, or at the very least, match that
number.

“You never want to be in a situation where you advertise an
event that people can¹t attend,” continued Glanzer, “however as it relates
to Friday and Saturday, this may be the case, especially if they don¹t
already have tickets.”

Single day admission for Sunday is still available. For a
complete schedule of events and up to date information on admission
availability, visit www.comic-con.org.

Comments

  1. Oh my God. It was a crazy day. I didn’t get anything done, because I could hardly move or hear myself think. I’m still having a great time though. Hope to catch you Saturday.

  2. [cry]… Wish I was there.
    Keep the news feed going for us stay-at-home folks.

  3. Torsten Adair says:

    Given the size and difficulty of attending, I now treat SDCC as a Muslim treats the Haj.
    As a networking event, it’s going to be difficult, unless I corner a VP or editor after a panel.
    Instead, this year I’ve attended NYCC, BookExpo, MoCCA, and plan on Baltimore and maybe SPX. Until I have something to promote, I’ll probably avoid San Diego.

  4. I’m not surprised, okay maybe a bit. This is the 10th year I’ve been exhibiting at Comic-Con and last night and today were insane. I’ve barely left my table and have been steadily doing sketches, catching up with people who come by and promoting new work. I’m having a great time, but Carolina (formerly of Bud Plant) and I just finished dinner and are relaxing in our hotel this evening (meaning she’s finishing Potter and I doing sketches) to have a good night’s sleep for the next three days. Yes, there were tons of networking opportunities and parties to attend but there will be parties the next two nights as well. Since we’re based out of the San Francisco area, the “con” has always been good to us. We might be in the minority here but what the hell, we’re in small press and we love it!

  5. Heh, though in looking back at my post the con has affected my spelling abilities. To quote Rorschach from Watchmen, “Hurrmm.”

  6. Bill Cunningham says:

    A word of warning if you are standing in the pre-registration line, there were scammers working the line. They would come up asking for anyone who had one-day registrations, that ou could get in ahead of the actual line by registering with them. They had a bunch of preview night admission stickers which you have to actually look at closely to see were for preview night. They were collecting people’s registration barcode sheetsn giving them the stickers and telling them they were good to go. Of coure, they were not. My friends got snared by this, ad though security was very understanding and professional, and my friends had extra printouts of their passes, it was definately a scam.

    I have no idea what the point was. I presume they were collecting printouts to scalp to others on the sold out days as though they were valid one day registration sheets.

    So, don’t buy registrations from scalpers, they are probably stolen sheets from Thursday. And don’t believe anyone who tells you that you can jump the line with a one day pass.

    Scam, scam, scam! Pass it on!

  7. What a crazy day. It felt like a Saturday at times today. I’m terrified what it will be like two days from now.

    Katy bars the door!

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