Sheesh… that was quick. If you had any hopes of getting in to Comic Con 2011’s Wednesday Preview Night with a four-day pass, then you’ve already hesitated too long. Bleeding Cool’s saying that 15,000 of such passes already sold out, on site, at the show last week - - only two hours before the whole shebang ended on Sunday! Said tickets came with access to preview night and, last year, it took until October for their sales to reach the 15,000 mark. If you want to get regular tickets to attend the show next year, I highly recommend you keep your eyes fixed on Comic Con’s official website, because those tickets are going up soon and I’m absolutely positive that they’re going to vanish - - * SNAP * - - just like that. This will take a lot of advanced planning, basically a year’s worth, but this is what you’ve got to do if you want to make sure you get in next year. == TEASER ==
Seeing news like this reminds me why I want to call “baloney!” on anybody who was commenting on attendance seeming to be down this year. First, an overwhelming crowd is an overwhelming from my perspective, regardless of the exact numbers. Second, I know for a fact that Comic Con’s staff was consciously trying to curb attendance this year to avoid over-crowding, because it was a lot easier in the last couple years to get a guest pass. This year, it was too hard to make it even worth trying. So the SDCC’s efforts had results... and maybe for the better?
People might see this as negative news, but I think it’s amazing. I’ve been to enough small conventions that have tried to put a positive spin on diminishing attendances, so I appreciate being part of a show that’s getting seemingly endlessly-increasing returns. I’ll just say, again, that if any of you Comic Vine maniacs want to attend this show next year, you better get sharp, right now!