Thinking about going to San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 this July? Unless you’ve managed to score some tickets already, it’s not gonna happen: all 100,000-plus spaces for attendees are now completely sold out.
After several botched attempts to sell tickets online over the past few months Comic-con was able to start selling them for real the morning of Saturday February 5th. Their servers were slammed for most of the day (reportedly, their “we are currently over capacity” image appeared regularly). Four-day passes for the convention were sold out by around 2 PM that day; by 6 PM, all the individual day passes were gone, too.
If you do happen to have a ticket, of course, the next obstacle is finding a place to stay in San Diego. Unfortunately, The date when rooms reserved by Comic-Con go on sale–has not yet been announced. Remember: there are more people attending the convention than there are hotel rooms in the San Diego Area. WHY the convention is still being held in a town that is too small to hold it is beyond me.