SAN DIEGO - General admission badges for Comic-Con International in San Diego went on sale Saturday and were gone in about an hour and a half.
The annual popular arts confab will be held July 23-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. People seeking tickets had to go online to acquire a member identification and registration code. Users were then directed to an online waiting area between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday. At about 9 a.m., the system began randomly offering badges to users in the waiting area.
San Diego Comic Con tweeted at about 10:40 a.m. that all the badges had been sold.
Comic-Con International 2014 Open Online Registration is now closed. All badges have been sold. Thank you for your support. #SDCC— San Diego Comic Con (@Comic_Con) March 15, 2014
The online sales procedure has morphed over the years because of the high popularity of the five-day event, which attracts up to 130,000 attendees.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $16 for juniors, military and seniors for the Wednesday Preview Night. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the cost is $45 and $23 each day, respectively. On Sunday, prices are $30 and $15, respectively. According to Comic-Con, children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Juniors are ages 13-17, and seniors are 60 and above.
Visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/2014/badge-sales for more information.