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Old March 17 2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

I just heard that the 4 day memberships are already sold out! Holy crap! It is only March! The single days are still available. My gods.
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Old March 17 2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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Yes that's true. The 4-day passes sold out towards the end of last week. Saturday (single-day) is currently at 36% capacity, Friday is around 14%
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Old March 18 2009, 05:21 AM   #3
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I just heard that the 4 day memberships are already sold out! Holy crap! It is only March! The single days are still available. My gods.
Thanks for the heads up, Darth_Pinche. I should have purchased a 4-day membership already. I also procrastinated last year and it cost me. When will I learn my lesson? I'm going to start ordering the single-days that I need.
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Old March 18 2009, 05:51 AM   #4
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Pretty crazy considering they haven't even released the programming schedule yet
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Old March 18 2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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Looks like fans want to be there for free stuff!
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Old March 18 2009, 04:27 PM   #6
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

I think all of my favorite t-shirts are all comic-con freeebies( Iron Man, Watchmen, Star Trek, Slusho/Cloverfield, Team America, Matrix, Sky Captain, It Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and a bunch of others). They do give out lots of junk, but also really cool stuff if you are at the right place and time.

I guess the crowds can't be worse than last years since they sold out as well, but not as early. I was not planning to go this year, but I always had the glimmer of maybe making a last minute trip. Looks like I'll have to plan for 2010!
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Old March 20 2009, 01:53 AM   #7
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Some of you mother-frakkers were supposed to be coming with me.

You know who you are.

(I bought my tickets the day they went on sale. Now, I just need to polish my sombrero.)
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Old March 20 2009, 10:39 PM   #8
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All the allocated hotel space sold out in less than two hours as well.
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Old March 21 2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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ESCAPISM TRIUMPHS OVER BAD ECONOMY
Comic-Con tickets, hotels going quickly


By Peter Rowe
Union-Tribune Staff Writer
March 20, 2009


DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — Home values may tumble, the markets may crumble, job security is day-to-day. But Comic-Con, it seems, is here to stay.

Four-day passes to the event sold out last Friday – at $75 a pop. Single-day passes are moving briskly, too, especially for Saturday, July 25.
Comic-Con is still four months away, but the madness continued yesterday with the annual ordeal known as “Hotel Day.”

The convention negotiates with numerous hotels (35 this year) for blocks of discounted rooms. At a set time on the selected day, a New York travel agency starts taking reservations. It continues until all rooms are gone – usually, a matter of hours.

This year, with recession-scarred consumers trimming their expenses, was sure to be different. And so it proved.

It was even busier.

“We are a little ahead of schedule,” David Glanzer, a Comic-Con spokesman, said less than two hours after phone banks and an online reservation center opened at 9 a.m.

Last year, the four-day passes vanished two weeks before the Con's opening day; all tickets were gone a week later. The convention is an eye-popping market for collectors of comic books and manga. Hollywood annually arrives in star-studded force to promote sci-fi, fantasy, horror and other genre films and TV series.

Moreover, the dismal economy has not stopped similar events – San Francisco's WonderCon and the New York Comic Con – from setting attendance records earlier this year.

While the San Diego Comic-Con may be recession-resistant, it is straining to accommodate its loyal legions. Travel Planners, the New York agency in charge of hotel reservations, was overwhelmed with calls and online requests yesterday.

Tom Spurgeon, a writer and editor from Silver City, N.M., spent an hour and 18 minutes waiting on the phone. When he finally got through, every hotel he had considered was booked.
The entire article:

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stori.../?zIndex=69920
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Old March 24 2009, 12:48 PM   #10
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I have my tickets and my hotel booked. "Excited" doesn't even cover it
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Old March 24 2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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Re: Comic Con 2009 sold out already!!!

I have mah passes, and I live 45 minutes upstream from the Convention Center.

Daaaw yeah.
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Old March 24 2009, 07:09 PM   #12
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I gots my plane tix, and my hotel, and my pass.
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Old March 27 2009, 01:29 AM   #13
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Comic Con is my favourite holiday of the year I love living 15 minutes away from it. Bring on the celebration of geekdom!
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Old March 27 2009, 01:48 AM   #14
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Ah..ComicCon is OVERhyped & OVERpriced!
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Old March 27 2009, 11:12 PM   #15
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Ah..ComicCon is OVERhyped & OVERpriced!
If it was cheap they wouldn't make much money now would they?
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