Hallelujah, tickets will finally be on sale! It’s a miracle.
Comic Con announced yesterday that the third attempt to sell the 2011 SDCC tickets will be on Saturday, February 5th at 9 am (pst). This is the first time ever that the tickets are being offered starting on a weekend. Our guess is that they are not wanting more people to sacrifice another day from work or school if the system crashed for yet another time. I am also pleased that they returned the time to West Coast time where it belongs. The down side of both the Saturday date and mid morning time slot is that there will be a record number of people signing on- especially after such a long wait. With the demand up and the supply perception down, no doubt that this will be the largest registration attempt ever for Comic Con. The last attempt back in November ended up with over 800 requests a second resulting in almost 50,000 attempts in the first minute! Wow! My guess is this will far surpass that number to at least 75-100k. This is their plan:
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So what are your predictions? And if it fails for yet a third time, will you cancel your trek to San Diego in July? Click here to go to their registration page.