As my co-host Jarid Mayo and I went about our business today, we had a sinking feeling in the pits of our stomachs:  would we get our tickets?

Amidst the birthday parties, weddings, and other social engagements of the day fate was being tested.  We would check in…tickets available.  Then we would set to work.  45 minutes later:  not a single ticket bought.  Maybe we didn’t get on early enough.

Nope.  That couldn’t be it.  9:00AM Pacific time on the dot.

So we check back.  Maybe if we reload the page.  WHAT?!?! “SOLD OUT”?!?!?!

The text messages begin to fly.  How frustrating.  The system slows and then dices us out of our dream tickets.  Well, I guess there is always next year.

And then a MIRACLE happens.  The tickets aren’t really sold out; the ticket system just crashed.  We immediately jump online again.  Maybe this time we can get them.

But alas, no.  Only military/seniors and juniors are left.  (Personally, I don’t know how many unaccompanied minors will be attending, but who am I to judge).

The saddest part of this tale is that our story is not unique.  We as well as thousands have been going through this since tickets originally went on sale months ago  and the situation still isn’t fixed as implied by the @Comic_Con tweets that have gone out.

Maybe we’ll get lucky and they will mess up again…we can only hope.

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