After several missteps with their online registration process, San Diego Comic-Con organizers have finally announced an official registration date for 2011 attendees. For fans of the country’s largest comic convention, you may be familiar with some of the event’s online registration melt-downs that have plagued the con’s organizers over the last few months. Attendees trying to score passes to the July 2011 event were met with server errors, frozen screens and an overall frustrating time with the online registration system.
Con organizers faulted an online registration system run by a third-party company called EPIC, which managed to fail twice in spectacular fashion: first on November 1st, the original on-sale date for Comic-Con 2011, and yet again on November 22nd. Potential attendees took to Facebook and Twitter in droves to complain about the technical glitches.
It remains to be seen whether convention organizers have switched registration providers, or whether they’ve perhaps worked out their problems for good this time around. Either way, we hope the third time is the charm.
The official SDCC website announced today that Comic-Con 2011 Attendee Registration will open at 9am PT on Saturday, February 5. For adults, a 4-day pass will set you back $105 and for kids 12-17, your wallet will be dinged only $52. Children 11 and under are free with an accompanying paid adult. As is the case every year, no badges are sold on-site at the convention, so if you want to attend, you have to buy online. Passes sell out quickly every year, so be sure to mark your calendar!
Stay tuned to the official SDCC website for additional on-sale details and we’ll see you in San Diego this July!