A posting on the New York Comic-Con’s Web site Saturday evening indicates that due to overwhelming interest in the show, convention organizers have suspended the sale of tickets for Sunday, while those who’ve already paid for a ticket will be guaranteed access to the show.
Saturday afternoon the show became rather chaotic when a packed convention hall forced the New York City Fire Marshall to shut down the convention hall. This left numerous fans standing out in the lobby wondering if they would ever get back inside. Eventually the convention hall was reopened later in the day.
The posting says:
Due to large and unanticipated consumer participation at New York Comic-Com on Saturday, February 24th, show organizers have announced that on-site ticket purchase and registration for Sunday, February 25th is CLOSED. There will be NO on-site ticket sales for that day. Guests who have pre-registered for New York Comic-Con will be granted priority status and everyone who has already paid for a ticket is guaranteed access to the show.
Convention officials regret any inconvenience and dissatisfaction that some people may have felt as a result of overcrowding at the Javits Center on Saturday and they will quickly act to address these individuals’ concerns. The community of comic fans in New York City is strong and vibrant and New York Comic-Con looks forward to building a relationship with these fans that extends well into the future. The convention is grateful for the support and enthusiasm that led so many people to attend its inaugural event.
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