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Comic-Con International to test new badge registration system on Wednesday

by  in Comic News Comment

After two unsuccessful attempts to sell tickets to next year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, CCI will test a new system this Wednesday, Dec. 15 that involves two separate vendors.

In addition to EPIC, the registration company they’ve used in their previous two attempts, they’ve added a ticket seller, TicketLeap, into the mix. According to CCI’s site, TicketLeap will manage initial badge requests, while EPIC will send unique registration log-in codes, and process badge registration and payment. It sounds a little complicated, but the idea seems to be to keep the massive numbers of people who want to attend the con from bringing down the EPIC site again by sending them to a different site first for their golden ticket.

“We realize having to log in to two separate sites is an inconvenience, but we hope this will result in a successful and less stressful experience for attendees,” the site reads.

They plan to test this new system by selling 1,000 four-day badges (without preview night access; those sold out before this year’s event ended) beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 15. If you are planning to attend and want to help test the system, you can find more details on their website.