Following a series of failed attempts that dates back to Nov. 1, organizers of Comic-Con International announced today they will open online registration for this year’s event on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. Pacific.
The news comes six weeks after a successful test run released 1,000 weekend passes through the TicketLeap web service. The trial wasn’t without problems, but it was dubbed a success by convention organizers.
“There were a couple of bumps, and that’s why we decided to do a test first,” CCI Director of Marketing and Public Relations David Glanzer told Comic Book Resources on the day of the test. “But it seemed that within the first 15 minutes all the tickets sold out, and most of those were sold in the first minute or two. But it gave us a lot of information where we’ll be pouring over that information for the next few weeks, but it’s also been a success.”
Registration is for daily passes and four-day memberships without Preview Night. Those with the Wednesday preview sold out on the final day of the 2010 convention (more could be released later, depending on returns and cancellations). Prices have increased slightly, from $100 to $105 for four-day memberships and from $35 to $37 for single-day passes ($20 for Sunday). Comic-Con International will be held July 20-24 in San Diego.