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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2013, 12:54:29 PM »
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I'm interested in this line:

To me this sounds like they will be offering on-site registration for 2014 this year.

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2013, 12:56:16 PM »
Exactly. I guess they think it's better to have all those people wasting time in a line instead of crashing servers?

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2013, 12:57:26 PM »
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but it is also a bit of a 'sigh of relief' in the long term. If this is the reason for not having a lottery now, it means they likely will not have a lottery for badge presale or general sale

Not necessarily. They said that they didn't have time to research it.  Maybe that's just an excuse or passing along the blame to international law. Either way, I hope they don't go to a lottery for the general sale or the early bird sale--I much prefer to leave fate in my own hands and not chance it entirely.

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2013, 12:58:14 PM »
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Exactly. I guess they think it's better to have all those people wasting time in a line instead of crashing servers?

We are in a line the whole time anyway ;-)
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2013, 01:12:57 PM »
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Okay, that's something I hadn't considered. I was presuming that maybe CCI felt that international people buying this close to the Con were too limited with time to make travel arrangements. But the legality thing makes sense.

If it is the legality thing, then I can see that preventing lotteries next year for the presale and general badge sale.

I think International attendees can get badges, but US and Canadian lottery winners will have to get passes for them .
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2013, 01:14:37 PM »
I gotta say - I hate the lottery idea. I want to control my comic con fate. Not leave it up to chance.

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2013, 01:22:02 PM »
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I gotta say - I hate the lottery idea. I want to control my comic con fate. Not leave it up to chance.

Right there with you!  I have a 4 Day Badge with Preview but my Fiance got shut out.  I can't help him in the lottery and I can't help anyone else in the pass sale help group, and out of all our friends based their badge status, none of them can enter the badge lottery to help him out either because they either have a 4 day or a Saturday badge.  I wonder how many people are entering the lottery thinking that first come means first served.  Probably crashing the system.
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2013, 01:28:28 PM »
10,000 people are going to be selected and they're going to start drawing on 6/13 so I'll bet people will start finding out sooner than the 17th.
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2013, 01:30:16 PM »
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10,000 people are going to be selected and they're going to start drawing on 6/13 so I'll bet people will start finding out sooner than the 17th.

Where did you hear that? It seems like this information is coming fast and furious!

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2013, 01:39:10 PM »
Oops, "on or around June 13th". My brain skipped the "or around" part.

It's from the official rules :)

On or around 06/13/13, an independent judging organization appointed by Sponsor will select, in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period, ten thousand (10,000) Eligible Members to be eligible to participate in a Comic Con International 2013 badge resale opportunity (“Resale Participants”) to be held at a time and date to be determined by Sponsor (“Resale Opportunity”).
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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #55 on: June 10, 2013, 01:45:57 PM »
'On or around' implies that they're just covering their behinds in case it doesn't happen exactly on June 13.

'Badge resale opportunity' sounds like it will actually be a SALE and not 'reserving badges for people that they can login to buy', like it was for the priority people.

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2013, 01:48:53 PM »
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'On or around' implies that they're just covering their behinds in case it doesn't happen exactly on June 13.

'Badge resale opportunity' sounds like it will actually be a SALE and not 'reserving badges for people that they can login to buy', like it was for the priority people.


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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2013, 01:56:25 PM »
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Oops, "on or around June 13th". My brain skipped the "or around" part.

It's from the official rules :)

On or around 06/13/13, an independent judging organization appointed by Sponsor will select, in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period, ten thousand (10,000) Eligible Members to be eligible to participate in a Comic Con International 2013 badge resale opportunity (“Resale Participants”) to be held at a time and date to be determined by Sponsor (“Resale Opportunity”).

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2013, 01:57:27 PM »
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It's in the "fine print."

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Re: badge Resale lottery!
« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2013, 01:57:52 PM »
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