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Comic-Con International to test new badge registration system on Wednesday

Comic-Con International

After two unsuccessful attempts to sell tickets to next year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, CCI will test a new system this Wednesday, Dec. 15 that involves two separate vendors.

In addition to EPIC, the registration company they’ve used in their previous two attempts, they’ve added a ticket seller, TicketLeap, into the mix. According to CCI’s site, TicketLeap will manage initial badge requests, while EPIC will send unique registration log-in codes, and process badge registration and payment. It sounds a little complicated, but the idea seems to be to keep the massive numbers of people who want to attend the con from bringing down the EPIC site again by sending them to a different site first for their golden ticket.

“We realize having to log in to two separate sites is an inconvenience, but we hope this will result in a successful and less stressful experience for attendees,” the site reads.

They plan to test this new system by selling 1,000 four-day badges (without preview night access; those sold out before this year’s event ended) beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 15. If you are planning to attend and want to help test the system, you can find more details on their website.



I am so incredibly happy that I chose to wait in line for tickets at last year’s convention. Might have been a pain but this registration fiasco is worse. Next year’s line to buy tickets at the convention is going to be a mess though…

Mysterious Stranger

December 14, 2010 at 9:57 am

SO glad I managed to get through and purchase tickets on the last on sale day. We’re picking up our badges on Thursday and making a bee-line to registration for 2012. We’ll stand in line to get tickets for however long it takes if it means we don’t have to deal with this online mess again.

Every day I kick myself in the ass for not buying tickets while at SDCC. I hope this works but I’m not holding my breath.

Funny how their attempt to hype-up the ticket onsale date is what created this problem to begin with.
And by “funny”, I mean “infuriating”.

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