13 OCTOBER 2018
Well, that was fast. And rather dismal: compared to last year, hardly anyone I know did well. I got lucky fast and then so did a friend's code. But mostly there was an odd lack of activity in my group. One friend's group didn't get in at all. Another group I know that is always supernaturally lucky did get about half their members badges - but half didn't.
One theory: CCI shifted the allocation of badges, saving more for Open Reg - and the high interest in SDCC50.
If you bombed out today, stay confident about Open Reg. And while I say this every year, it goes double for 2019: having a partial badge is not that bad, because of all the offsites that will almost definitely be happening. Yes, I know the offsites weren't great for 2018. But with the hullabaloo SDCC is making about #50, I'm sure many companies will seize what they see as a great marketing opportunity. You will be kept very busy outside the convention center next summer.
So how did you do?
Returning Registration is just minutes away. By now you've (probably) logged into the waiting room, conferenced in your digital war room and braced yourself for the worst - or the best.
I've heard a few reports of people getting kicked out of the waiting room but nothing else so far. Let's hope for a smooth badge sale like last year.
I'm manning a few sessions but will report back any issues I hear.
Success! My little brother (just upgraded from Junior) forgot about the sale, couldn't find his email, got into the waiting room at 8:58 while I was coaching him on the phone....and was into registration at 9:08! We got our usual 4-day right away, but our sessions never came up. Of the 8 friends and family in our buying group, 3 got 4-days, 3 got Th-Fr-Sun, and 2 got Th-Sun. So, we are all thrilled, and will try for Sat for those who didn't get it in Open Reg!ReplyDelete
You did amazingly! So far you're the luckiest person I've heard from.Delete
Your little brother sounds hilarious. "Forgot about the sale." Good thing he has you.
You know? This is the kid who spent 8 hours in B20 for all the CW programming this year. But he's 13, so I'll cut him some slack. LOL.Delete
I'm sure you'll upgrade. Good luck!Delete
No badges this year.:(ReplyDelete
I think I knew I wouldn't get any when the 9:30am mark came.
I'm so sorry. I hope you do better in Open Reg.Delete
Buying group did really well actually - out of 14 memberIDs, everyone got some kind of ticket - only 2 people got Sunday only when they wanted moreReplyDelete
Congrats! I'm sure they'll be able add more days in Open Reg. That's a great success rate.Delete
didnt get preview night...can i still try to get it @ open registration?ReplyDelete
Yes I'm hoping for Open Reg. I was successful last time sometime ago. If not, WonderCon will be good for me.ReplyDelete
thanks @luis SDcomiccon..another? to you, valerie, etcReplyDelete
If i HOPEFULLY get preview night.. can it be consolidated into 1 BADGE? (ALREADY HAVE THU -SUNDAY 4 Days)
Or will it be seperate day badges?
It'll be consolidated. Good luck.Delete
Had a 4 Member ID buying group. 2 of us got in to cover our needs for the buying group. At that point, the other two members waited to see if they would get moved into the room just to see what our overall statistics would be. They never got in before the sell out. So it looks like we did the expected 50% odds between the four of us.ReplyDelete
Good for you! My group fell far short of 50% this year - you did really well.Delete
My niece is 16 years old... can she sign up for an id so i can get her tix or is it too late?ReplyDelete