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.