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I think #SDCC really worked the kinks out. (Four day badges sold out, I’m 31,000th in line.)Here’s the thing.  I’ll probably get a professional badge.  I’m fine.  But I *like* to buy the badge and I like to support the event.And I also like to know just how difficult it is for regular fans to get in now.  The answer?  It seems like it’s a nightmare.
Anyway, I’m going back to bed.  Or watching DC Nation.  Or sleeping on the couch to find as DC nation plays in the background.
Either way, if you were struggling to get a badge, know this:  You were not alone. 
UPDATE:
My twitter friend Jill (@TheNerdyBird on twitter) makes an excellent point.  Had I bought this badge, and had I the ability to get a four day professional pass, I would have been taking the purchased pass from someone who needed to pay for it to get it.I honestly didn’t think of it that way.  I’m glad I didn’t get the badge.  We’ll see if I qualify for pro this year - all my stuff has been live action kids and not sci-fi/super hero - but to that end, it was a point well made and one I will remember in subsequent cons.  I appreciate her making it.
And people say you can’t learn things from the internet.  :)

I think #SDCC really worked the kinks out. (Four day badges sold out, I’m 31,000th in line.)

Here’s the thing.  I’ll probably get a professional badge.  I’m fine.  But I *like* to buy the badge and I like to support the event.

And I also like to know just how difficult it is for regular fans to get in now.  The answer?  It seems like it’s a nightmare.

Anyway, I’m going back to bed.  Or watching DC Nation.  Or sleeping on the couch to find as DC nation plays in the background.

Either way, if you were struggling to get a badge, know this:  You were not alone. 

UPDATE:

My twitter friend Jill (@TheNerdyBird on twitter) makes an excellent point.  Had I bought this badge, and had I the ability to get a four day professional pass, I would have been taking the purchased pass from someone who needed to pay for it to get it.

I honestly didn’t think of it that way.  I’m glad I didn’t get the badge.  

We’ll see if I qualify for pro this year - all my stuff has been live action kids and not sci-fi/super hero - but to that end, it was a point well made and one I will remember in subsequent cons.  I appreciate her making it.

And people say you can’t learn things from the internet.  :)