Daily Archives: February 5, 2011

Day 1 – Getting the Tickets! (Melinda)

So, here’s the start of our story!

Adam, Caitlin and I got up this morning at 7:45am expecting to begin compulsively logging in to the SDCC badge registration site at 8:00. Unshowered and unkempt we made our way to the living room with a sense of hope and fear pitting in our stomachs. Tickets are difficult to get because nerds world-wide all try to log on to the site at the same time to purchase them. Twice now the website has become jammed and crashed, pissing off the internet internationally. This was to be the third time we would be waiting for hours at a computer screen, praying to get to the next step. What if the site crashed again? What if we couldn’t get tickets?!? There was no time for this kind of negative thinking! We all gathered around our computers within shouting distance of each other, the plan being that if one person was able to get into the purchasing part of the website, they would order all the tickets at once. It has been cold as a vagina on Hoth up here for the past few weeks, so we were snuggled in blankets, sweatshirts, hats and cats to keep warm at this wee hour of a Saturday morning. Coffee was brewed and we were ready to rock!

Of course, our plans were thwarted when we realized that we had miscalculated the Pacific to Mountain time ratio. Tickets would not be available untill 10pm our time. After much groaning, blame throwing and silly name calling we turned on the television and proceeded to sit nervously at our computers for the next two hours, periodically checking back to the SDCC website to see if anything had changed (even though we knew nothing would).

Finally at 10:00 we began logging in. Over and over and over again we refreshed pages waiting, hoping, praying that the next time would be the time we go the magic screen saying that we could enter our credit card information. I have never been more excited to spend money in my entire life. No seriously. NEVER. BEEN. MORE. EXCITED.

But I digress. It was the fabulous Caitlin who won out, clinching the deal and getting to the order confirmation page before any of us could even access anything beyond “We are over capacity”. We called our fourth in the party, Alex, who had been subsequently been sitting at his computer in his apartment at his computer doing the same as us, and we all rejoiced and reveled. I specifically started to squeal and hop up and down. Adam and Caitlin proceeded to stare at me. This is neither here nor there.

But viola! That is our humble beginning! I promise the rest of our articles will be more interesting! Horray! WE’RE GOING TO COMIC-CON!


So at exactly, 10:55am Mountain Time, (thanks a lot Colorado), my room mates and I finally got to the fabulous confirmation screen stating that we were the proud owners of four tickets to San Diego Comic-Con 2011! BECAUSE WE’RE AWESOME!

The San Diego Comic Convention has long been heralded as the pinnacle of nerd/geek felanderings, every year having panels from all the top upcoming comics, movies, tv shows and other forms of fandom based pop culture. Common nicknames are Nerd Prom, Geek Mecca, Red Carpet… the list goes on.

But even though my room mates and I have been nerds for a long time we have never been to the SDCC. Tickets are coveted and hard to come by, and for us mountain dwellers of the fine state of Colorado, it’s quite the trek for us to make.

So this is going to be a special event for us and we want to share it with you, the internet! We want to document our journey, the building of cos play outfits, the planning of hotels and plane tkts and the like, all culminating in the arrival and time spent at this years SDCC.  

So join us! We will be posting a few times a week with personal updates about our journey through this process, both separate and together. Welcome to our adventure!

Also… because I totally haven’t said it enough today,