Comic-Con: Red alert as ticketing system crashes (again)

Feb. 05, 2011 | 10:43 a.m.

At the Los Angeles Times Technology blog, Tiffany Hsu checks in on the Comic-Con International angst this morning… 

comic con boxes Comic Con: Red alert as ticketing system crashes (again)

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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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5 Responses to Comic-Con: Red alert as ticketing system crashes (again)

  1. Val says:

    Now for four day passes, it's saying either "no tickets remain" or there is a drop down screen for "0" tickets. :-/

  2. Dumdum Dugan says:

    The questio really is how much are these 4 day passes going to cost when they are resold on websites like stubhub.

  3. Krall says:

    Comic Con organization screwed up big time this year. A lot of the fans that have attended for years have been shut out of the upcoming event because of this ticket debacle. The Comic-Con.org people don't care about the con anymore or their fans. It will still be an overcrowded event and a lot of people will be getting rich off of it. Instead of the celebration of the popular arts it will be the celebration of the popular currency. Comic Con, you guys screwed the pooch!!!! Was it worth it?

  4. krall says:

    Comic Con organization screwed up big time this year. A lot of the fans that have attended for years have been shut out of the upcoming event because of this ticket debacle. The Comic-Con.org people don't care about the con anymore or their fans. It will still be an overcrowded event and a lot of people will be getting rich off of it. Instead of the celebration of the popular arts it will be the celebration of the popular currency. Comic Con

  5. Tmiller says:

    I miss the good ol' days of the con. I'll have to settle for Wondercon this year.

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