At the Los Angeles Times Technology blog, Tiffany Hsu checks in on the Comic-Con International angst this morning…
Whatever it is they say about third times clearly doesn’t apply to the Comic-Con online ticketing system, which has once again crashed as hordes of fans attempt to buy passes to the annual San Diego nerd extravaganza.
Twice before, technical glitches forced organizers of the July 21-24 event to cancel registration within hours of opening it. This time they hooked up with sales website TicketLeap in hopes that it would better funnel the streams of hopefuls to the original partner EPIC Registration, a set-up that many worried would be too convoluted.
Minutes before the 9 a.m. Saturday start, the site was telling users that it was “currently over capacity” and to try again momentarily. Some buyers saw a page saying “We’ll be right back. TicketLeap is currently down for maintenance…”
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— Tiffany Hsu
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