[PRIME] PAX not sold out (Yet)

Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
edited August 2009 in PAX Archive
There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

    PAX selling out seems so bizarre...although having room to breathe is always a bonus.

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  • LTAcostaLTAcosta Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What is the ticket cap this year?

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited July 2009
    I believe our building cap for this year is approx. 75k

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  • RabidBadgerRabidBadger Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Is there any way to cancel ticket orders? I searched the faqs but couldn't find anything. The other 3 friends I'm attending with snagged the 3 day tickets this morning, then when I went I got the "sold out" message. I didn't want either of the single day Sat or Sun tickets to sell out so I grabbed one of each of those. Then these 2500 hit and I bought one as to not be very bored on Friday.

    edit: got it sorted out, thanks!

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I believe our building cap for this year is approx. 75k

    So does that mean there's already been over 70k tickets sold? Because that would be insane...

    Anyway the info is good to know, I got a couple friends that haven't registered yet, and I just registered about half an hour ago. :P

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  • SovietMudkipzSovietMudkipz Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

    PAX selling out seems so bizarre...although having room to breathe is always a bonus.
    It's going to be nice to rub elbows only with those who track things like this rather than the people from Seattle who just casually decided to go.

    As well as less Wii-centric non-gamers.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

    PAX selling out seems so bizarre...although having room to breathe is always a bonus.
    It's going to be nice to rub elbows only with those who track things like this rather than the people from Seattle who just casually decided to go.

    As well as less Wii-centric non-gamers.

    Yeah. People coming to PAX who aren't already hardc0re g4mers is bullshit. If somebody came into PAX not liking games and left liking them, I'd be pretty pissed.

    And who the fuck owns a Wii?

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  • AbsintheMindedAbsintheMinded Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

    PAX selling out seems so bizarre...although having room to breathe is always a bonus.

    If I remember correctly the attendance total for 08 was around 58k.

    With 75k this year, I'm more expecting just enough space not to suffocate.... or about the same as last year.

    But with your mad Tetris skills, I'm sure you can always grab and rearrange any attendees standing near you to clear space and get that breathing room you're after. :winky:

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  • PimpMethodPimpMethod Registered User
    edited July 2009
    75k? ahhhhhh LOL

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited July 2009
    Keep in mind that there is more space for PAX in the convention center this year as well.

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    75,000 people. Zomg.

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User
    edited July 2009
    So are we aiming to surpass Comic-Con by 2011?

    We can beat 125,000. Sinch.

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    DStalefish wrote: »
    So are we aiming to surpass Comic-Con by 2011?

    We can beat 125,000. Sinch.

    Maybe PAX-EAST? Depends on how big the venue is there...

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  • AbsintheMindedAbsintheMinded Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    DStalefish wrote: »
    So are we aiming to surpass Comic-Con by 2011?

    We can beat 125,000. Sinch.

    Sadly that would requite the WSCTC adding a floor or three. I'm pretty sure we're already going to be assimilating every millimetre of the place this year to pack in the 75,000. If not, we must be close to having all of the place reserved just for PAX.

    So to hit 125k in the current WSCTC you'll have to ask Khoo REALLY nicely to use his powers of omnipotence to create a portal to an extradimensional realm large enough to hold an additional 50,000 people .... and then pray said realm is not infested with deepcrows.

    Khoo is omnipotent right? I mean, that's the rumour around here.... :winky:

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    From Wikipedia, on the WSCTC-
    A $766 million proposed expansion, to be completed by 2014, would double exhibit space.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Good find Prox, it is indeed true. It will be interesting to see.

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  • NeoNeo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So to hit 125k in the current WSCTC you'll have to ask Khoo REALLY nicely to use his powers of omnipotence to create a portal to an extradimensional realm large enough to hold an additional 50,000 people .... and then pray said realm is not infested with deepcrows.

    LOL @ deepcrows! Brilliant!

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    As far as i know, that 75k number isn't 75k individuals, it's 75k attendees over 3 days right? So a 3 day pass counts as 3 attendees for the purpose of that 75k.

    Can someone confirm this?

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

    PAX selling out seems so bizarre...although having room to breathe is always a bonus.
    It's going to be nice to rub elbows only with those who track things like this rather than the people from Seattle who just casually decided to go.

    As well as less Wii-centric non-gamers.

    Yeah. People coming to PAX who aren't already hardc0re g4mers is bullshit. If somebody came into PAX not liking games and left liking them, I'd be pretty pissed.

    And who the fuck owns a Wii?

    Actually, I agree with SM. Last year I noticed a lot of people who obviously weren't into the "culture", and they universally acted standoff-ish and were total jerks whenever you tried to start a conversation. Also, I spent over half an hour at one of the concerts tolerating an insanely drunk guy who had only showed up for the concert and kept yelling that our "nerd music sucked and we should play real shit like Slayer"

    I wish I was kidding.

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  • drale03drale03 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Hurry folks!

    As of this morning there are only about 2499 tickets left for PAX 09!

    'Cause I gots' mine!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    altmann wrote: »
    As far as i know, that 75k number isn't 75k individuals, it's 75k attendees over 3 days right? So a 3 day pass counts as 3 attendees for the purpose of that 75k.

    Can someone confirm this?

    Correct, pax counts attendees turnstile style. Which is what most conventions (except anime conventions for some reason) do. Even comiccon does it that way.

    The maximum occupancy of the whole wsctc is somewhere around 32,000-38,000 unique people at any given time (not 100% sure on the exact # because I hear different things from different people and different shows :P)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Arco wrote: »
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    There were some reports this morning of people trying to register but getting a "sold out" message. The number of badges was set incorrectly in the system. We still have about 2500 badges left!

    PAX selling out seems so bizarre...although having room to breathe is always a bonus.
    It's going to be nice to rub elbows only with those who track things like this rather than the people from Seattle who just casually decided to go.

    As well as less Wii-centric non-gamers.

    Yeah. People coming to PAX who aren't already hardc0re g4mers is bullshit. If somebody came into PAX not liking games and left liking them, I'd be pretty pissed.

    And who the fuck owns a Wii?

    Actually, I agree with SM. Last year I noticed a lot of people who obviously weren't into the "culture", and they universally acted standoff-ish and were total jerks whenever you tried to start a conversation. Also, I spent over half an hour at one of the concerts tolerating an insanely drunk guy who had only showed up for the concert and kept yelling that our "nerd music sucked and we should play real shit like Slayer"

    I wish I was kidding.

    If that happens again (Someone is ovbiously intoxicated) be sure to tell either WSCTC staff or an Enforcer about it.
    If nobody lets staff know about those problems then theres nothing anybody can do about it :P

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    altmann wrote: »
    As far as i know, that 75k number isn't 75k individuals, it's 75k attendees over 3 days right? So a 3 day pass counts as 3 attendees for the purpose of that 75k.

    Can someone confirm this?

    Consider yourself confirmed in a way. The 75k number is the total capacity. From what I understand, this means 75k turnstile count, so take that as 25k/day at PAX with a fairly significant amount of those 25k being people with 3 day passes.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    altmann wrote: »
    As far as i know, that 75k number isn't 75k individuals, it's 75k attendees over 3 days right? So a 3 day pass counts as 3 attendees for the purpose of that 75k.

    Can someone confirm this?

    yeah, the count is always the sum of 3 days. if you have a 3 day pass, you count as 3 attendees. so each day will see an average of 25,000 attendees, but sunday tends to be a bit less, so friday and saturday may be more concentrated.

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    I wonder if there will be any three day passes sold at the door.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Contrefait, you wouldn't happen to be the guy I met at pax 07 who lives in concord, CA? If you were, we met at the hotel thats across from the hurricane diner, when me and your hotel neighbor's half-stumbled onto your patio, and we had a freak meeting of two people from the same city.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited July 2009
    contrefait wrote: »
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    I wonder if there will be any three day passes sold at the door.
    There probably won't be any day of sales because that would require them to hold back passes that they otherwise are guaranteed to sell. Now if by any chance those last 2500 don't sell out, then that's what will be left for day of.

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  • tehshadowtehshadow Registered User
    edited July 2009
    It's a good thing i pre-ordered then (today actually), because it wont be there until later in the day on the first day and i would be so mad if i didn't get to go.

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  • SeatownstrikerSeatownstriker Registered User
    edited August 2009
    So glad I already have my ticket. :D

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