File this under: “should have seen it coming.” In the latest testament to Comic-Con’s ever-growing popularity, registration for the San Diego event (coming July 20-24, 2011) shut down today shortly after opening up at 9 a.m. west coast time, due to overloaded servers.
Here’s the official, rather apologetic, note currently on their website:
WE’RE SORRY ABOUT REGISTRATION
We are really sorry for the problems with registration today. We do not know what the technical issues are, so we have temporarily closed registration.
We will announce on Monday, November 8th, the new date and time that registration will reopen. This down-time will allow us to determine and address the issues.
Only a handful of badges were actually sold today.
Thank you for your patience, and again, we all are truly sorry for this inconvenience.
So, there you go — instead of selling out in one day, the system was so slammed that such a thing wasn’t even possible. Check back in a week to find out the latest.