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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Fastest Ticket Selling Conventions?

Has there ever been a convention where the tickets sold out in hours? What's the quickest you've seen convention admission tickets sell out?

Attending NYCC this year has had me constantly checking for ticket release dates. 3 day passes start selling tomorrow! Apparently they don't last long and sell out within 4 hours. Other than that I've never had to fret over tickets.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Comic Con sells out pretty fast, withing in a few hours. The one in CA I think.
Not only that, the price for tickets is steep >A<!
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Not an anime convention, but BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment's own convention in Anaheim;
being a keen World of Warcraft player and cosplayer I'd love to attend, but they offer up the tickets in blocks for sale and they go within minutes through the online sales system.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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SDCC and Dragon*CON come to mind as conventions that can be really tricky to get tickets for and a room booked.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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San Diego Comic Con sells out within a few hours.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 01:36 PM   #6
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PAX Prime sold out completely in 5.5 hours this year.
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I know the San Diego Comic Con sold out in 14 hours this year.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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And we (SDCC people) are always breaking the website that sells tickets lol
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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I know the San Diego Comic Con sold out in 14 hours this year.
14 hours, I thought it sold out in 90 minutes???
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14 hours, I thought it sold out in 90 minutes???
I would not be surprised by that at all.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
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The two I attend that you REALLY have to get in early or NOT GO for are Dragoncon and CONvergence. You need to book a year in advance or you WON'T get a room and thus your badge would be useless. Unless you like sleeping in a car.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #12
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The two I attend that you REALLY have to get in early or NOT GO for are Dragoncon and CONvergence. You need to book a year in advance or you WON'T get a room and thus your badge would be useless. Unless you like sleeping in a car.
Good info to have heard, Eventually plan on attending Dragoncon so knowing when to book and such is always a good thing i reckon.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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Yep, San Diego Comic Con sells out crazy fast despite the increased price of a four day badge (I think $150 for a 4 Day without Preview Night). SDCC could raise their badge prices to $200 and it would still sell out in a matter of hours. I went in 2010 and had fun, but have no desire to chance the lottery system they use (nor can I afford that con anymore)
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Unread 05-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #14
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If sales went smoothly for SDCC it would be even quicker than 90 minutes. Normally it's around 90 minutes for the 4 Day/4 Day Preview and then the rest of the single days disappear after that.
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The only convention I ever heard of selling out for San Diego Comic Con.
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