Today is yet another glitch-filled day of frustration for folks trying to get their tickets to San Diego Comic Con, apparently the third time isn’t the charm we were all hoping it would be. It sounds like folks on Twitter are pretty upset seeing TicketLeap’s “over capacity screen” and who can blame them? I, for one, don’t want this to turn into The Year Only Pros Could Go either. So I’m here to tell you not to lose faith, folks are getting through. Just keep hitting refresh, people!
Because I know you’ve all been looking at this frog for what seems like forever, we’ve decided to brighten your day a little and bring a great big smile to your face. The Isotope is going to hook you up with your very own San Diego Comic Con 2011 Registration Disaster commemorative Fail Frog button absolutely free of charge! Why? Because we’re just such huge sweethearts! Send a letter to the Isotope address with a self addressed stamped return envelope and I will personally send you one of these Fail Frog pinback beauties while our supplies last.
Turning even the darkest of days into something wonderful and magical… that’s our thing, it’s what we do!
UPDATE: This was posted in the heat of an industry-wide meltdown with the intention of bringing a few more smiles to the day, and I gotta say, TicketLeap ended up really coming through. Four days later I’ve spoken to literally hundreds of people about this and every single person I talked to got tickets. Every single one. Including the people who asked me for buttons! Ok, so the four day passes sold out immediately (they always do) and the site’s servers were chugging for a while… but unlike the previous two attempts by other companies… these ticket-selling folks did their jobs and are getting all of you folks and all of us folks into Comic Con this year.
Also if you check the comments on this very post you’ll see that, instead of sending their lawyer my direction telling us take this post down and not to send these buttons out, they were actually very cool about taking a little teasing too. A company that delivers the goods and can also handle some negative press with style? Color me impressed!
That’s about the most Success Frog the comic industry has ever seen. Nicely done, TicketLeap!