1iota has been e-mailing out confirmed tickets to Conan taping hopefuls all day for the last two days — but whether you’re on the receiving end, or staring sadly at your empty mailbox, there are some important next steps to take.
I Have A Ticket to Conan!
First of all, congratulations! Make sure that you actually follow the instructions in your e-mail to reserve the ticket — but you’re still not actually done. On the morning of your taping, you’ll need to head to Spreckles Theatre with your e-ticket and ID, between the hours of 9AM-3PM (though in many years, distribution has started closer to 8AM), and exchange it for a physical ticket.
The line will start forming earlier than 9AM, because this is Comic-Con that we’re talking about, but there’s no need to show up at the crack of dawn either. However, it is worth noting that they did give away more tickets than they had seating for in 2017, so we recommend arriving by 11:30AM at the latest. Tickets are distributed in a totally random order, so there’s no real advantage to getting the first ticket of the day or the 300th.
Finally, enjoy the show!
I Don’t Have a Ticket to Conan!
Deep breath — this is not necessarily the end of your Conan hopes and dreams. While it’s true that those who didn’t get on the waitlist at all are square out of luck (and if that’s you, okay, yes, this is the end of the road for you) — so long as you’re on the waitlist, you are not out of the Conan game just yet. Every year, some lucky individuals made it in off the waitlist in the days leading up to the con. So, while it sucks that at the moment, you can’t add a taping to your schedule, keep the faith!
If on the day of the show, you still don’t have a ticket — you can always try for standby. At 2:30PM on the day of the taping, simply call 818-977-3056 to find out if standby wristbands will be available for that day.