The always sold-out event draws some 220,000 attendees from around the world, from fans of all types to Hollywood film and TV producers and also many celebrities.
Badges went on sale at 9 a.m., and organizers posted the following message at 10 a.m. : “Comic-Con 2015 badges have sold out! We thank you for your support. We are grateful to receive such a high level of interest.”
Unlike 2013, when the ticketing site crashed when everyone logged on at the same time, the new method of randomly selecting registered requests went smoothly for the second year. And in record time.
In previous years, Comic-Con International has held “last chance” sales of purchased badges that had been returned, but that didn’t happen in 2014, and organizers say it’s unlikely to be offered this year.
The show is committed to San Diego through 2016, but discussions about moving to Anaheim, Los Angeles or Las Vegas have been taking place since plans to expand the San Diego Convention Center were thwarted due to legal action. The Convention Center and the Gaslight District has outgrown the event and any commitments to returning to San Diego beyond 2016 are still up in the air.
Comic-Con San Diego takes place July 9-12 (with preview night on July 8).