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Comic-Con 2012 is Already Sold Out

By March 6, 2012

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If you tried over the weekend and didn't snag tickets, you already know. If you had no idea that tickets went on sale, you're out of luck. But suffice it to say, Comic-Con has officially entered the realm of annual must-attend public events that have become as difficult to acquire tickets as it is to win the lottery.

Comic-Con demand for tickets  continued to grow exponentially beyond the available supply when single and four-day badges went on sale to the public on Sat., March 3, and sold out in a mere 1-1/2 hours. Attendance to the massive annual pop culture meetup taps out around 130,000 attendees, according to organizers. Comic-Con 2012 takes place July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The event, which has evolved into a major buzz-generating and promotional tool for Hollywood - and a vehicle for major star appearances - has driven the popularity of the event from a modest gathering of comic book geeks into a must-attend event for the mainstream public.

Without a doubt, Comic-Con could easily sell double the amount of tickets to the event if San Diego's convention center could accommodate it, and in recent years, it has been lured by larger facilities in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Anaheim. Comic-Con, which originated in San Diego in the 1970s,  signed on through 2015 with the hope that a convention center expansion gets approved.

So, has Comic-Con become too big for its own good?

Comments

March 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm
(1) RP says:

Yes. As a fan who has been atending this con since the 70′ this little con has grown too big for it’s britches. Not only do you have little Twilight fem geeks gumming up the works, you also have their milf moms tagging along in hopes they will see someone like Brad Pitt or George Clooney. You also have to contend with the scalpers who are monopolizing the ticket sales and reselling them for big bucks.

It’s simple. If you can’t expand the convention center, then expand the con from 4 to 7 days. Swipe DL’s to avoid multiple e-mail accounts who are monopolizing ticket sales.

Or just send the show to Aneheim,

June 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm
(2) Al says:

Yes,Comic Con has gotten really big.The reason it hasn’t been taken to Anaheim(across from Disneyland-you wanna fight Those crowds) or L.A.(just as bad) is due to everyone loving the location.There is talk of expanding the facilities,but it does take time.The weather in San Diego is better,the hotels in walking distance with the trolley and buses.

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