Over at Technology, Los Angeles Times reporter Tiffany Hsu gets into the nitty gritty of the new Comic-Con International ticket process.
Let’s try this again: In a third attempt, Comic-Con tickets are going on sale again Wednesday at 8 a.m. And the process sounds even more complicated than before. Organizers are calling it a “live test” and will only be releasing 1,000 of the four-day badges without Preview Night, requiring hopefuls to go through two separate sites. Last month, as hordes of fan-boys and -girls swarmed the registration site, sales froze and tempers rose –- twice.
After both aborted efforts, Comic-Con International apologized profusely and promised to look into better methods for supporting the hundreds of thousands of people expected to angle for tickets. This time, instead of relying solely on registration company EPIC, organizers are also bringing in ticket seller TicketLeap. EPIC will send out unique registration log-in codes and process payments after TicketLeap manages the initial badge requests.
That means potential Comic-Con attendees will have to visit two separate sites. If it sounds convoluted, that’s why organizers are trying it out first with a relatively small number of tickets. Here’s the rundown…
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– Tiffany Hsu
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