I've got my tickets and hotel for MegaCon and Dragon*Con already. I'm passing on a few other cons I normally go to this year. I almost sprung and went to C2E2, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. (Which I notice is not on the list.) And what about Burring Man? It's not exactly textbook "Geek" but it's definitely it's own unique kind of Geek. I know I'd do it if it wasn't opposite Dragon*Con.
My merry band of nerds was planning on going to Comic Con but despite taking time off of work, getting ready early and/or other actions only one of the six of us got a ticket. So unless we totally luck out when/if the re-sales go on it looks like none of us are going. Unfortunately it looks like Comic Con is officially becoming a closed-circuit, unless you get your ticket for the following year at the convention your chances of getting in are slim. I don't know how accurate the numbers were but one of the organizers said on his blog that the actual number of tickets that were available via the web was a little under 40,000 for the 4-day and somewhere between 1,500 and 4,000 for the 1-day passes. Of course preview-night was sold out at the previous convention.
I'm seriously considering finding out if I a person at the convention can purchase tickets for next year for other people if they have the right information.
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