For the majority of the year, the most serious nerds among us are shut away in dark rooms or basements in front of computer screens and games of Dungeons and Dragons. But every once in a while, the mothership seems to call them all home, at least for the length of a convention or other kind of meet-up. You’ll see Star Wars characters and gamers in a trance, flocking to event sites. Now, we’re not going to delve into the differences between geek and nerd culture. If you want to argue about it, we can probably assume that you fall into one of those two categories and will find a gathering you’ll love below.
San Diego Comic-Con, you fool me not once, not twice, but 3 fucking times?! Quit being a cock tease and just drop your laundry all ready, jeez!
Yes, registration for San Diego Comic Con 2011 has had it’s share of issues. The reason for the craziness this year is because Comic-Con made such a big deal that Four Day Badges With Preview Night were sold out a full year in advance. Attendees of 2010 Comic-Con scooped all of those up and Comic-Con publicized it as a way of saying “hey check out how big my dick is”. What that did, though, was it made everyone who hadn’t purchased a badge nervous. Now they couldn’t get into preview night, which is the best time to get exclusives and they felt, if they didn’t buy their badge the SECOND it went on sale, they’d be shut out. That’s what happened on November 1 and again on November 22. Everybody logged onto buy a badge and crashed their system. The third time was a very short test which sold through a thousand tickets in seconds.
They say they can handle the traffic now.
So let’s try this again. The ultimate nerd convention is once again going to attempt to sell badges to their 2011 event, taking place July 21-24, at 6 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Attendee Registration will open online here on Saturday, February 5th at 9 am PT, Noon ET, 5pm GMT.
Fourth time lucky…