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.
The connection has timed out
The server at reg13b.cloudapp.net 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:
— Taylor Ament (@TaylorrLeeLee) February 16, 2013
— More_Miscellany (@More_Miscellany) February 16, 2013
— Jasen Wong (@JasenWong) February 16, 2013
I felt a disturbance in the force, as thousands of voices cried as their hopes for a #ComicCon badge slip away…
— Fernando Ortega (@IxmatiVader) February 16, 2013
that moment where you do everything right and you still get screwed #comiccon
— andrew hegele (@westernwilder) February 16, 2013
— Rachel Gault (@rachelgault) February 16, 2013
Woke up at 7:30 to sit and wait to press a button and 9. Pressed the button at exactly 9, server crashed and no badge for Lexy. #ComicCon
— Lexy Rae Valdez (@LexyCakes) February 16, 2013
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.