It’s another sellout for Comic-Con – The San Diego Union-Tribune
It wasn’t quite a record, but badges for next year’s Comic-Con still sold out rapidly Saturday morning. Fans, though, need not despair because there will still be one more sale this year.
Badges for all four days of the July convention, plus the preview night, were gone in a little more than an hour in an online sale that was reserved for those who had attended this year’s Comic-Con.
A second and final sale will occur later this year for anyone wishing to attend the convention, which will be held between July 19 and 22.
The online sale opened at 9 a.m. and by 10:13 a.m. all badges were sold, with the Saturday admissions going the quickest.
It was the tweet from Comic-Con International that purchasers were dreading all morning:
Convention organizers have not yet set a date for what is called open registration, which does not require purchasers to have attended previously.
Comic-Con fans expressed their disappointment via Twitter but held out hope for the upcoming sale.
Badge prices rose slightly this year, with admission for the most popular days — Thursday, Friday and Saturday — now $63, up from $60 this year. The cost of a Sunday admission is $42, up from $40.
Comic-Con’s contract to operate out of the Convention Center had been due to expire next year, but earlier this year, agreement on a new three-year contract was reached that will keep the convention here through 2021.