14 NOVEMBER 2015
So how did everyone do?
I currently have Schrodinger's badge; the system says someone bought one for me but I can't find anyone who will admit to it. I do have screenshots, however. (ETA: It turns out that after telling someone my badge was already bought, the system then kicked out another person and let me go through. Seriously, there's no end to the tech weirdness that can occur during a badge sale.)
Here's how it went in my world: a long period of nothingness, and then suddenly some people started getting in right after they announced Preview Night sold out. Others - slightly more than half - got nothing at all. Not even Sunday. It was very feast or famine.
I didn't see too many reports of glitches. Overall, it was a smooth sale, once we got past the waiting room bounces. And although that initial period of waiting was nerve-wracking, I kind of liked that it took a little longer than last year.
If you did get shut out and you're cursing the Comic-Con heavens, try to look toward Open Registration. I know it's a long ways away but you do have a second shot at a badge, and you're no worse off than the general public. (Hardly comforting, I know.) If it helps, last year everyone in my world upgraded between Pre-reg and Open Reg; I went from Thursday-Sunday to Preview Night. So no, it's not a lost cause. San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is still a possibility for you.
If you only got Sunday, or Thursday/Sunday, I'll repost from last year my reasons for still going:
Why You Should Go to Comic-Con Even Only for 1 Day
Again, these sale days are draining for all of us, whether you scored a major victory, got nothing, or are floating in Badge Purgatory like me. So be good to yourself today and start making plans - either for Comic-Con get-togethers or your Open Reg buying group.
Since I got shut out, I'll most likely go to WonderCon instead. I had a blast the last three times I went. WonderCon wasn't as hectic or crowded as the one here in San Diego though I have to admit WonderCon is getting more people attending. I'm bummed for not getting passes to San Diego's CC. I've gone for many years, and I'm shocked this is the first time I won't be going due to the badges being sold out so quickly.ReplyDelete
You've still got a shot in Open Reg. But I hear you on WonderCon. I am 98% sure I'm going, and I think it being at the LA convention center will make it especially interesting.Delete
It's hard when SDCC is a regular annual part of your life and then you don't get a badge. So I hope you do get something in Open Reg.
Glad to hear that you got something! We had a number of glitches getting into the waiting room and bouncing in and out, screens freezing, etc. But once the sale started, everything refreshed just fine. We were able to sneak in just under the gun and get PN badges for our main group, and help out others with Thurs/Fri/Sun.ReplyDelete
Good luck in open registration. I'll be pulling for you!
I'm trying to get a badge for my little niece so I'm still pretty nervous about Open Reg. But I'm glad to have a 4-day badge. Today was weird - but then again, isn't every badge sale? There's always some offbeat development. Glad you guys scored.Delete
I was able to get in and buy Thur / Sunday for my brother and I.ReplyDelete
don't rub it in for us please :(Delete
Congrats. You'll probably upgrade during Open Reg but even if you don't, that's still not bad.Delete