Fans looking to attend San Diego's Comic Con International next July will have to wait until February to get another chance, after pre-registration tickets that went on sale this morning are already sold out, according to the Comic-Con website.
Fans looking to buy pre-registration tickets earlier today announced a more orderly and less buggy website experience than in recent years, but said that the Friday and Saturday badges, as well as the four-day passes, were already selling out within hours of registration opening this morning at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
Anyone going to the site now in the hopes of acquiring a badge or a Member ID will get the following message:
"Comic-Con 2013 preregistration is complete. No additional badges are available for today's sale. If you were unable to purchase a badge today, you will have a chance to purchase a badge during open online registration in early 2013. Open online registration will be available to the entire general public. Thank you.
"We will reopen the Member ID system soon -- stay tuned for announcements. "