Comic Con

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Comic Con

Comic Con ticketing system crashes, for the third time [Updated]

A few lucky buyers are now tweeting that they have managed to snag tickets to Comic Con, many after steadily refreshing the TicketLeap page for more than an hour.]

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.” ( Read Comic Con more... )

Will the Cloud Be Comic-Con’s Superhero ?

After two massive server crashes in November wrecked online ticket-sale launches and infuriated hopeful badgeholders, Comic-Con International has moved its ticketing engine to the cloud in anticipation of its third attempt to sell badges for this summer’s event. In an attempt to ensure the servers keep up under extreme traffic, Comic-Con has partnered with Philadelphia-based startup TicketLeap, which moved its platform to Amazon Web Services in August 2010.

If all goes well when tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. PST tomorrow, it will be a huge proving point for the TicketLeap platform, and further validation for AWS and cloud computing, in general. ( Read Comic Con more... )

One More Time: San Diego Comic Con Badges Go On Sale February 5; Tips Provided

The tale of San Diego Comic Con badge sales has been more dramatic than a Best Picture nominee. After selling out of Preview Night badges at the 2010 event, Comic Con decided to sell 2011 badges on November 1 and promptly crashed their site. They tried again on November 22 with similar results.

Finally, they employed an entirely new strategy by selling a test batch of 1000 badges in December. Those sold out in less than 60 seconds so, apparently, they think they’re ready to go for it again. ( Read Comic Con more... )

NY Comic Con goes to 4 days in 2011

So with five years under their belt and hundreds of thousands of attendees, The New York Comic Con has decided to extend their show by one day. Reed Exhibitions made the decision to add Thursday to their schedule.

After hosting nearly 100,000 fans, guests, and professionals at the 2010 edition of New York Comic Con (NYCC), organizers of the annual event have decided to extend the length of the show by an extra day in 2011 in order to accommodate even more attendees as well as provide additional programming and business opportunity for the artists, creators, and exhibitors who are the foundation of the show’s success. New York Comic Con has experienced exponential growth since it was launched in 2006. The show now occupies the entire Jacob K. Javits Center and the addition of another day of activity assures that the convention can continue its expansion into one of the largest annual events in New York City. New York Comic Con is a celebration of the pop culture universe, covering comic books, anime, movies, television, toys, and games.

It attracts fans from around the world, exhibitors and guests from the full spectrum of popular culture, and tremendous media attention -- almost 4,000 members of the press attended the show in 2010 and stories appeared in hundreds of outlets ranging from blogs to live national TV broadcasts. ( Read Comic Con more... )

Comic Con

Comic Con, Never before thousands of comic and movie fans wanted so passionately that the third time lucky. After two failed, crash site registration openings and a series of tests successfully, badges Comic-Con for sale again on February 5 for the event in pop culture, which is July 21-24. Comic-Con International, in partnership with Event Planning International Corporation (EPIC), has opened registration for the event twice in November, but stop sales as thousands of candidates for pass-holders badly overwhelmed servers EPIC prepared.

Take lessons from a trial in December, the con will open registration again on Saturday, this time in collaboration with IPEC and online ticketing company TicketLeap. ( Read Comic Con more... )

The Day San Diego Comic Con Brought TicketLeap To Its Knees (UPDATE)

“Why don’t you use a proper ticketing company” was the cry after San Diego Comic Con had failed to sell tickets for the third time, as their site kept crashing. Expense was cited as the issue, but ebough was enough. They bit the bullet and signed up with TicketLeap, a professional company used to dealing with the biggest demand for the biggest events in the world.

Three minutes in and the site crashed. ( Read Comic Con more... )

Comic-Con Online Ticket Registration Opens Today

UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long. TicketLeap's registration page is reporting capacity issues. Some tickets apparently have been purchased, but it looks like they couldn't handle the full load of registration traffic.

Comic-Con International is returning to the San Diego Convention Center on July 21-24, 2011, with the traditional Preview Night on July 20.

Registration will open at 9am PST today (Saturday, February 5th), online only, via Comic-Con’s new partner TicketLeap. This is the first time Comic-Con has outsourced ticket sales.

Tickets can only be purchased online at with two ticket options. Four-day passes cost $105 for adults, and $52 for children 12-17, seniors 60+ and active military. Single day passes offer similar rates split for different days; July 21st-23rd are $37/18, and July 24th they run $20/10. Children under 12 are free to enter when accompanied by an adult. ( Read Comic Con more... )

More woes for fans, CCI as San Diego tickets go on sale again

Three months after their first on-sale attempt and about six weeks after a successful test, Comic-Con International, their new partner TicketLeap and fans trying to buy tickets to this summer’s convention in San Diego are being plagued with more difficulties this morning.

Registration opened at 9 a.m., and while the Comic-Con site seems to be operating fine, TicketLeap has been displaying a message that says “We are currently over capacity. Try again momentarily,” since about that time — and it’s currently being displayed as I keep hitting refresh. ( Read Comic Con more... )

Courtesy : Los Angeles Times , Gigaom , Slash Film , ComicBookMovie , U.S.S.Post , Bleeding Cool , San Diego & Comic Book Resources

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