SDCC 2011 Passes Go On Sale Monday

The waiting is over and the time is here. This Monday, November 1st, passes for Comic-Con 2011 will go on sale. The tickets go live 9 AM Pacific (12 PM for you east-coasters) on http://www.comic-con.org/cci/.

Yes, almost 9 months in advance sounds ridiculously early. I feel like I just put Mjolnir back in its resting place and took off my Green Lantern Power ring. Still, timeliness pays off in the world of SDCC as many of us were harshly reminded of recently. Comic-Con officially announced that 4-Day passes with Preview Night have already sold out. Enough 2010 attendees planned ahead and grabbed a pair at last year’s con, that online buyers are stuck with 4-Day passes that don’t include Preview Night. This was a huge shock as it’s never happened before and many, myself included, have never even considered buying tickets on site and a year in advance. The bright side is that Preview Night was getting cramped anyway, and 4-Day passes still get you into all the con goodness.

Prices have gone up by $5 this year and an Adult 4-Day pass will now cost you $105. Seniors (60+), Kids (11 and under), and active military (with an ID), will only have to pay $52 for their passes. Single Day prices are as follows:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Adults-$37 Sr/Jr/Military-$18
Sunday: Adults-$20 Sr/Jr/Military-$10

Sunday does have a lesser selection of panels (Hall H doesn’t even open), but it’s the least crowded day in the Exhibit Hall and totally worth the price of a pass if you’re interested in that.

So when will the 4-Day passes sell out? Hard to say. It took almost a month last year but I expect much less this time around. Not only were more sold on site, new people attend each year and many buy tickets on the first day to guarantee their spot. I’d predict it will take around a week for 4-Day passes to completely sell out but I definitely suggest staying on the safe side and buying them on Monday or Tuesday.

Basically, go to the site after 9 AM Monday and get ready for Comic-Con 2011. Preview Night or not, it’s going to be a great time!

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  • Mike

    Going on an hour now and the sites just completely down.

    Got to the “Select your package” page but it just completely died after that (this was ~45 minutes ago). Going to keep trying, but it’s really tiring. I think everyone saw this coming when they told EVERYONE to go to the website at a specific date/time.. why not prepare for it, or do it some other way (throw the site up randomly like in years past).

  • Atomik

    This has been an unpleasant fiasco. Two straight hours of trying to get through. How many tickets were sold? How many are going on sale next Monday? Why was this handled so unprofessionally? I am a retailer with a group of 12 friends who were depending on me to procure tickets. The stress level this has caused was unwarranted and totally unneeded. Will they honor the tickets that were sold? Are there less tickets available next Monday yet now there is a whole week for MORE people to try to get them? The website gives NO answers just try back on the 8th. Ridiculous doesn’t do this justice….

  • IntempestaNox

    I was merely looking to purchase tickets for myself and two family members, one of whom hasn’t attended SDCC yet. I am disappointed that this initial “go live date” didn’t work out due to technical issues with their 3rd party registration site and servers, but can’t slight SDCC in general for what happened. They underestimated how many people would try to buy on the first available day.

    What did disappoint me was getting a phone call from them (SDCC or 3rd party, I am not sure) noting the site would be back up shortly (within 45 mins). At the same time, the SDCC site was updated over a few stages. The date of November 8th was noted to “return to the site to find out the next official registration date and time”, followed up by an official apology on the home page regarding the technical issues and registration rescheduling. I wish they would have held back on telling individual potential registrants that the site would be back up the same day. Providing conflicting information showed a lack of universal communication from SDCC. I can wait a few weeks on buying tickets…I hope the next round is much less painless than what many experienced today.

  • Sean

    I think we broke EPICs site again

  • Sean

    EPIC Registration=EPIC FAIL

  • http://flightriskapparel.blogspot.com/ FRisk

    I want passes for sale.. Are there any left?

  • Dana

    Rooms at the Clarion National City, 4 miles from convention center at a $109 rate. I’ve stayed there before and it is a great property. They must not realize their prices aren’t over inflated for the convention. They also have a free shuttle, restaurant, bar and free parking. Woo Hoo!

  • http://sdcc.co Chris

    Man Im so mad

    I was not able to get tickets for this years comic con :(

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