San Diego Comic-Con International is one of if not the largest convention in the US celebrating the popular arts. The con had its start in San Diego during the 1970’s where it has continued to reside growing into the huge event that it is today. At its core this convention has primarily been centred on the comics-industry however in recent years it has received greater interest from the movie studios, all types of game developers including video games and role-play/board games companies, TV networks, the list goes on.
With the increased interest from the many entertainment houses the number of attendees at San Diego has swelled to over 120,000. The demand for tickets far outreaches the supply and in 2008 for the first time in its history Comic-con sold out of four day memberships before the convention had started.
Currently plans are underway to sell tickets for San Diego Comic-con 2011, in another record breaker 4-day passes which include access to the preview night before the event sold out at the 2010 convention. This leaves 4-day passes without the preview night available however after two attempts to sell online tickets resulting in technical difficulties during the past month, potential attendees are waiting on an announcement on how these passes may be sold.
Anyone hoping to secure tickets for next year will need to keep a close eye on the official web site for all announcements, and when the time comes join the enormous cyber-rush in a bid to purchase tickets for what is certainly going to be a sell out event.