The moment had finally arrived. Tickets for Comic-Con 2011 were scheduled to go on sale this morning at 9 a.m. The floodgates opened, and then... well, not so much. The ticket system apparently couldn't handle the massive amount of traffic of the eager masses (myself included) and left fans across the Internet looking at spinning icons letting them know that they weren't getting their tickets anytime soon. Twitter exploded in geek rage.
Eventually, the servers for the registration system wouldn't even pretend to load anymore. Comic-Con posted a notice to check back on November 8, not to register, but for an announcement of when the new registration date would be. They also posted the following message:
WE'RE SORRY ABOUT REGISTRATION
We are really sorry for the problems with registration today. We do not know what the technical issues are, so we have temporarily closed registration.
We will announce on Monday, November 8th, the new date and time that registration will reopen. This down-time will allow us to determine and address the issues.
Only a handful of badges were actually sold today.
Thank you for your patience, and again, we all are truly sorry for this inconvenience.
So, the time for clicking reload constantly and waiting for tickets to go on sale has been delayed at least another week. With another Twilight movie on the way likely to be one of the bigger deals at next year's pop-culture saturated Comic-Con, will the ticketing system be able to deal with the legions of Twihards? Stay tuned!
You can also check out a post on my personal favorite part of the 2010 Comic-Con, Pacey-Con with Joshua Jackson.