I hear you FB. I've got two other friends who were shut out this year. One friend is driving to San Diego anyway to go into to buy a badge for next year. Each person who got in line last year could only buy their own ticket. When I tried to buy my lady friend's, I was told she had to buy her own, which she gratefully did. I'm not sure if Comic Con is doing the same thing this year, though I did hear that they would not be selling tickets on preview night. First thing Thursday, I'm getting in line for 2012 passes.