New York Comic Con and WonderCon), comic book conventions themselves seem to be shrugging off economic woes and the pundits claim that the recession will take a bite out of spending on…everything. That trend seems to be continuing with Comic Con International: San Diego, as the convention’s website shows the four day passes to be completely sold out. Continuing the practice the show began last year, no onsite memberships (daily tickets) will be sold.
The sell-out of the four day memberships in March blows last year’s four day sellout out of the water. As CCI’s David Glanzer told Newsarama last year, four day memberships for 2008’s show sold out two weeks prior to the show.
Thursday-Sunday individual day memberships are still available, but the cumulative price of the five memberships will cost $35 more than the four day passes.
Hotel reservations for the convention open up on March 19th. As CCI states on its site (and yes, this isn’t something for the faint of heart to read):
On or after March 19, call the Comic–Con Housing Desk at 1–877–55–COMIC (1–877–552–6642) or 212–532–1660 or come back to this page (bookmark it now!) for more info and online reservations.
Hotels at Comic-Con International are always hot commodities and most book up early. Room inventory is constantly monitored for availability and updated frequently. Visit this page or call the Comic–Con Travel and Housing Desk at 1–877–55–COMIC on or after MARCH 19, 2009. Outside the U.S., please call 212–532–1660. Please do not call the phone numbers before that date, as they will not be operational until March 19.
NOTE: We have not been allotted enough rooms by the hotels to meet the demand. Rooms do fill up within the first few hours so you may want to book a room directly with the hotel of your choice now.Related: Reed Makes 2010 Chicago Con and NYCC Move to Fall Official Economics and Comics: Readers Newsarama's NYCC '09 Video Directory