Issue arose on Nov. 1 as soon memberships went on sale, with the convention website overloading, and complaints appearing online from people unable to complete the registration process. Only a handful of passes were purchased.
"What ended up happening is that everything went live at 9:00 Pacific time, and we noticed on our end that stuff was overloaded," David Glanzer, Comic-Con's director of marketing and public relations, told Comic Book Resources last week. "Our website was overloaded, but more importantly the registration link [made it so] we couldn't get through. We were able to get our website back up fairly quickly, I think, but that didn't help, because people still couldn't register through our registration company."
When registration for the July 20-24 convention reopens, it will be for daily passes and four-day memberships without Preview Night. Those with the Wednesday preview sold out on the final day of this year’s 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.