day badges for 2014
Comic Con International is making some changes in its registration and ticketing process mbt outlet milano
for its 2014 San Diego expo, including eliminating the extremely popular four day badges.
Only single day badges will be sold for this year convention, which runs July 24 27 at San Diego waterfront convention center.
People who want to attend Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have to purchase a badge for each day, Comic Con explained on its website. Only those who purchase badges for all four days will be eligible to buy a badge for Wednesday Preview Night, which is not a stand alone badge option. Attendees who purchase badges for all four days will be able to consolidate them into one lace frontal closure Baby inj
four day badge onsite.
Comic Con International is implementing additional changes to its much maligned registration system, which is notorious for glitches and system crashes, including a new pre registration option for those who attended in 2013 and have a valid member ID. (In 2015, Comic Con will also require attendees to retain their physical badges and badge codes from 2014 in order to pre register.)
Other changes include a shopping cart feature, single session purchasing for multiple guests, landing page validation to keep ineligible registrants out of the queue and improved site performance due to load testing, according to Comic Con official blog.
Dates for preregistration have yet to be announced but are expected to occur this month. Those who are eligible to preregister will be notified via email at least 48 hours prior to the sale. Open online registration for the general public, as well as for professionals, exhibitors, volunteers, staff and press, will occur at a later date.
Ticket prices have increased for 2014, with single day badges for adults costing $35 for Preview Night, $45 for Thursday Saturday badges (up from $42 in 2013) and $30 for Sunday (up from $24). military pay discounted prices. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.
The annual pop culture expo typically draws some 130,000 people to San Diego Gaslamp District each year, a massive convergence of sci fi, fantasy, horror, video game, comics and other genre entertainment enthusiasts and professionals. The behemoth event includes panels, screenings, portfolio reviews and a masquerade, and has become the site of many major Hollywood announcements and first glimpses of film footage as well as a retail mecca. The four day badges were a boon both in terms of cost and simplicity for my wife and kids, who accompanied me on the trip. I sorry to see the four day badges go; I don know that I understand the rational behind this decision, especially if the badges were as "extremely popular" as the article states (and based on personal experience I have no doubt that they were). I can mbt outlet Decorating for the
imagine that this will be a very popular decision.
The Con is being run by over promoted amateurs who have made it clear that they view repeat customers as a problem. It used to be that we would attend the Con as a family. My nephew and I would go the CCG game tournaments and my brother and I would sit in Hall H lace closure Johnny Crackhead fait encore
watching Trailer Park. We walk the floor and get pictures added to portfolio books we bought. We saw Gaiman and Butcher and Schwarzenegger and all 4 hobbits, Iron man, Sauron, It was an annual affair for us.
We haven been able to attend the Con as a family for the last two years. It not just that crowds that is making it less attractive to us. It that you can predict if you will get a badge and you absolutely can count on more than one of you getting a badge.
There are other Cons, in smaller and larger venues, run by professionals who get the concept that you want people to come back year after year and you want to make it possible for them to go as a group. Sitting in Hall H by yourself because no one you know could get a ticket isn nearly as much fun as attending Con with a best friend or a significant other or that nephew who just turned 10 and saw Avengers.