Comic Con Badge Sales Sold Out; Fans Twitter Tweet Sadness

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013
2015-08-02 10:20:33

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10:20:36 AM

Comic-Con-Logo-big Comic Con four-day and single-day badges have sold out and it took just one hour a 40 minutes for that to happen, and while not equaling the record sell-out pace of 2012, it reflected the fact that Comic Con has outgrown its space arrangement in San Diego.

According to UT San Diego, which broke the story, the online purchases started at 9 AM, and by 10:40 AM, that was it, all were gone. In 2012, badges were sold out in one hour and 20 minutes.

If you could get into the site.

When this blogger tested the link, the webpage for badge sales never opened, and the refresh circle just spun around for minutes before another webpage announced “problem loading page,” which is one indicator of traffic capacity problems on a website.

Like this:

The connection has timed out

The server at is taking too long to respond.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Comic Con got slammed once again.

The twitter hashtag #comiccon and #sdcc are filed with sad Twitter tweets from fans who are upset they may not get to go to Comic Con for 2012.

Here’s some of the tweets:

That last tweet is really sad, because it means there were so many visitors to the website that it was down to pure luck and blessings if you got in at all.


Stay tuned.

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