Comic-Con International 2013 may be more than five months away, but tickets to San Diego’s most famous four-day pop culture extravaganza officially went on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.
According to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) organizers, badge sales attendees were required to register for a valid Comic-Con Member ID prior to the day of the sale.
An email was sent to fans holding member IDs. The email contained a link to a waiting room. Once inside, the user received a number to indicate his or her place in line.
“At 9:02 I get this ‘We are sorry, but the EPIC online waiting room has reached capacity and it is unlikely that badges are still available’," Julie Howard Salmons posted on NBC 7 San Diego’s Facebook page.
Jeanette Ocampo posted, I got into the waiting room with #1373...30 seconds passed and I was booted out and given that ‘We are sorry blah blah blah.’ Oh well, not meant to be.”
The Member ID system closed Feb. 12 and will not reopen until badge sales are over, according to the SDCC website.
This year, Comic-Con runs from Thursday, Jul. 18 through Sunday, Jul. 21. There’s also a preview night Wednesday, Jul. 17.
That being said, the prices for badges are as follows: $175 per adult for a four-day badge with preview night included and $87 for juniors (ages 13 to 17) and U.S. military and seniors.
For a four-day badge without preview night the price is $150 for adults and $75 for juniors, U.S.
military and seniors. Single-day passes for Thursday through Sunday are $42 for adults and $21 for juniors, U.S. military and seniors.
For a single-day Sunday only badge, the price is $24 for adults and $12 for juniors, U.S. military and seniors.
As always, the event is being held at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 W. Harbor Dr. This year marks the 44th annual SDCC.
For details about Comic-Con 2013, including the latest news on scheduled panels and celebrities appearing at the show, visit the event website.