Are you ready for Comic-Con 2011?! Seems like everyone is…well, everyone except Comic-Con itself, apparently. This time each year is a frenzy for purchasing the Con tickets. Already gone are the 4-day passes with preview night included. Next to go will be the straight-up 4-day passes. And we’ll go on from there until the Sunday-only passes—traditionally the last to be snatched up—are consumed.
Today was supposed to be the day the buying frenzy kicked off. But Comic-Con International has pulled an audible (or is this a false start?): The on-sale date has been moved and will be announced on Monday, November 8, 2010.
Comic-Con International has released a statement regarding the changed time and technical difficulties, saying:
We are really sorry for the problems with registration today. We do not know what the technical issues are, so we have temporarily closed registration.
We will announce on Monday November 8th the new date and time that registration will reopen. This down time will allow us to determine and address the issues.
Only a handful of badges were actually sold today.
Thank you for your patience, and again, we all are truly sorry for this inconvenience.
Source: Comic-Con International Homepage, http://www.comic-con.org/cci/
Another interesting tidbit: prices are up slightly. Four-day tickets are priced at $105 and single-day passes are up to $37. Still not bad, but worth noting.
Comic-Con International is already listing some of the guests slated to attend the 2011 Con and more information will continue to roll in between now and July 2011.
Who’s ready for next year’s San Diego Comic-Con?! Everyone is. And next week will prove it.
If you’re interested, here’s a run-down of the tickets and prices you’ll have available.
|UNTIL SOLD OUT||Adults||JR/SR*|
|SOLD OUT AT 2010 SHOW||SOLD OUT AT 2010 SHOW|
SINGLE DAY MEMBERSHIP
|THU, JUL 21||$37||$18*|
|FRI, JUL 22||$37||$18*|
|SAT, JUL 23||$37||$18*|
|SUN, JUL 24||$20||$10*|
* Kids 11 and under with paying adult are free. Kids 12-17 pay Junior prices. Seniors 60 years or older pay the Junior/Senior reduced price. Active Military with ID can pay the Junior/Senior price. This deal does not extend to dependents.
UPDATE: As pointed out by reader Will, the Monday, November 8, date is when CCI will announce the next on-sale date. That’s not when passes are expected to go back on sale. I’ve corrected the original article. Good eye, Will.