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Tycho
02-16-2013, 11:16 AM
So I was on the landing page and clicking away right before 9am.

At 9:02 I got a system error message.

It is 9:15 now.

At 9:10 I started getting a message that there are likely no badges left available and they're sold to capacity.

Yeah, right.

I wonder if there's a conspiracy to make Comic Con a professional trade show only and therefore not allowing every-day cretans in?

El Chuxter
02-16-2013, 12:36 PM
No, it's just awful mismanagement.

One thing that's bugged me the last few years, even more than the shrinking presence of comics (which anyone who knows me knows that I consider a freaking disaster) is the change in attitude. It used to be all about marketing to fans. Now, there are so many people, a lot of the exhibitors have taken more of a "you're lucky to be here, now do as we say!" approach. It looks like this is spilling over more and more into the registration process.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-16-2013, 04:14 PM
I'd actually call this excellent mismanagement.

I'll have find some of the Mile High Comics e-newsletters of its owner/founder's laments about SD *****-Con seemingly trying to remove Comic from the event. :(

JediTricks
02-16-2013, 06:13 PM
The problem is that 200,000 people all want tickets now and they want them at the exact same time. The current Comic-Con non-profit board simply isn't equipped to think about how to deal with addressing the needs of so many people, they're stuck in the mindset of 10 years ago when it was 1/5th the size. I meant to send them an email about using a company that is backed by the Amazon servers to handle that much traffic, but it slipped my mind and now here they are, 2 years in a row making a mess of things as usual.


No, it's just awful mismanagement.

One thing that's bugged me the last few years, even more than the shrinking presence of comics (which anyone who knows me knows that I consider a freaking disaster) is the change in attitude. It used to be all about marketing to fans. Now, there are so many people, a lot of the exhibitors have taken more of a "you're lucky to be here, now do as we say!" approach. It looks like this is spilling over more and more into the registration process.Perhaps you'd like Wondercon better, I think this is the last year it'll be in Anaheim. Hopefully it won't rain like it did last year though.