Tickets are being sold slowly, but surely for San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
As of now, Preview Night is the only day that is sold out, and it is now an hour in and we still have all four-day passes available. So far, there have been no server errors or crashes and people seem to be getting in one by one. The 15 minutes allotted to each person might be the cause of the long wait along with the small amount of people they’re letting in at a time.
Meanwhile the waiting room updates every 2 minutes, or 120 seconds if you’re counting (which I was, SECOND BY SECOND), and updates people in the room with the latest news, or sometimes just a message of encouragement.
I have had doubts about this lottery method, and while we did get three tickets, we are still waiting to get three more. By the way, we have six computers running through six different accounts. The only computer that got in happened to be the first one to enter the waiting room, but it definitely feels random.
The method has its setbacks, and I don’t know if I’ll be as successful next year with tickets if they keep up this format, but so far there have been no real technical problem. And technical problems have actually been the thing that people complain about the most.
The main problem we have seen so far is the waiting period. Previous years have seen quick results. You were in or you were out in a matter of minutes and the painful process was over in half-an-hour. This way, you are sitting for an hour or more, and still could leave empty handed. Many people have suggested a ticketed number be given out to the people waiting so they know where they are in line, and that would be a major positive improvement.
So now, we continue to wait. Check our twitter for updates as time goes on, and good luck to everyone out there trying to get tickets.
Update: 10:13 PST Saturday badge inventory running low.
Update: 10:18 PST Saturday and Friday badges are both low.
Update: 10:24 PST Friday and Saturday badges are out.
Update: 10:40 PST We got Thursday and Sunday tickets for three people.
Sound off, everyone. Which method did you prefer? The waiting game, or first come first serve?