I still can’t believe it happened but it did. Saturday I rolled into the office to purchase San Diego Comic Con badges and left victorious. My squad was six deep but between all of us we had around 11 codes thanks to friends who weren’t planning to attend. Personally I had three different browsers up and running. I entered the waiting room right at 11AM (EST) and then waited an hour for the sale to actually start. My group had a chat going and everyone was just sending stressful gifs back and forth, waiting for the claw to select someone. I was keeping an eye on the CCI Twitter account as they were tweeting out how sales were going. I noticed that Preview Night were almost gone according to them and then around 12:20PM the Con God’s smiled upon me and I was picked to purchase badges. Not only was I picked, but EVERY DAY WAS AVAILABLE. Yes, including Preview Night! I was shaking like a leaf in the wind but I managed to not panic and fill in all the info needed. Then with a few more clicks it was official. I had purchased badges for myself and two others in my group. Then another friend was picked and grabbed badges for two more who only wanted Thursday badges.
I still can’t get over the fact I was able to score every single day. And that I actually entered all the information correctly. We’ve already received the emails with our barcodes and now I feel like we can all let out a giant sigh of relief. This was my first time taking part in the wild west of badge sales. The first time I attended was 2010 and you could just go online and buy them, no issues. Then after that I attended as Press. The stress and nerves on Saturday were out of this world. Bodies are weird with how they react to things! I’m glad I made the choice to come into work though. I’d like to think having a business speed connection helped things, plus there’s no way I could have comfortably had three browsers open while on my laptop at home. Plus I just know the internet would have disconnected for some random ass reason, like a bird landed on a wire or something.
Now the only thing left I need to do is book airfare but I’m still waiting for Southwest to open their schedule. We’ve had our condo booked for a few months now. I still can’t believe how all of this has managed to come together! Did any of you take part in the badge sale on Saturday? Let me know below!