PAX Prime 2012's 3-Day Passes Are Sold Out

#1 Posted by Marino (4704 posts) -

Well, that was fast. Less than a week after going on sale, they're gone.

There are still individual day passes...for now.

If you were planning on going, and didn't get a 3-day, you're stuck paying a premium on separate badges, but you better do it fast.

http://prime.paxsite.com/registration.php

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#2 Posted by JeanLuc (3584 posts) -

Damn, that was way fast then PAX East.

#3 Edited by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

Well then, it looks like my plans on going to PAX Prime have been killed. God...dammit.

I don't know. I might still go. Goddammit, I REALLY wanna go. $95.00 isn't THAT much in comparison to everything I'll get to partake in whilst there.

Plus, I totally owe you for the past couple of years' worth of LoL skins, Marino.

#4 Posted by Marino (4704 posts) -

@jakob187: You can still get single day passes, it's just that to buy three of them, you're paying $40 more than you would have with a 3-day pass. Not ideal, but not terrible.

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#5 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

@Marino said:

@jakob187: You can still get single day passes, it's just that to buy three of them, you're paying $40 more than you would have with a 3-day pass. Not ideal, but not terrible.

For everything that I'd get to see and do at PAX, I think even $100 is a pretty hardcore bargain.

#6 Posted by rentfn (1280 posts) -

I've never been to prime but $100 isn't bad at all for the fun you would have. I wish i could afford a plane ticket I would love to go to Seattle and pax.

#7 Posted by Hailinel (24818 posts) -

Good thing I got in on the three-day passes when the system was briefly up last week.

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#8 Posted by Binny (96 posts) -

Looks like Sunday is the only day left.

#9 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Can't sleep on PAX. EREONE wants to go to PAX.

#10 Posted by Marino (4704 posts) -

@Binny: Yeah. Pure insanity.

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#11 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

@Marino said:

@Binny: Yeah. Pure insanity.

This is my first PAX so I wasn't even sure if I could afford a hotel or the trip up to Seattle, but decided to jump on the 3-day pass the first day it was available. So glad I did now.

#12 Posted by Marino (4704 posts) -

And they're officially, completely, entirely sold out.

Crazy.

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#13 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2304 posts) -

Aww. I really wanted to gothis year but I didn't think the tickets would be sold out so fast. I guess maybe next year...

#14 Posted by Hailinel (24818 posts) -
@Marino

And they're officially, completely, entirely sold out.

Crazy.

Holy shitballs.
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#15 Posted by MarkOnFire (65 posts) -

Is it even worth considering getting passes on eBay or Craigslist? I had my heart set on going this year and totally blew it. I know the PAX dudes strongly discourage looking elsewhere, but realistically, has anyone here successfully gotten a badge that way?

#16 Posted by Hailinel (24818 posts) -
@MarkOnFire

Is it even worth considering getting passes on eBay or Craigslist? I had my heart set on going this year and totally blew it. I know the PAX dudes strongly discourage looking elsewhere, but realistically, has anyone here successfully gotten a badge that way?

Last year, people got scammed into scalping counterfeit passes. My advice is don't give in to that temptation.
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#17 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

Time to start officially planning for PAX East. I WILL be there...and there WILL be Rock Band played.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (24818 posts) -

I've read a rumor that LoL players basically slashdotted registration. I'm not sure what to think, other than it's insane how fast every pass sold.

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#19 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

Of course they are. I wasn't planning on going this year, but one time I was with a friend, and very quickly were we unfortunate because this happened. We live in WA, and we couldn't even go dammit! Whatever though. I like sitting at home and viewing the coverage.

#20 Posted by CatsAkimbo (626 posts) -

I got a pass, but I don't think any of my friends did... I'm not sure I want to go alone.

#21 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

This totally took me by surprise. Since PAX East this year didn't even sell out. I know it was on Easter, but still, they had Friday passes the week of the event. 2011 Prime took 38 days to sell out. I wonder if this was in any way sped up because they had a false start which gave a week for the word to spread. At least I'll have a year to make my peace with maybe not going in 2013.

#22 Posted by MarkOnFire (65 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo: If you need a buyer, you know where to find me.

#23 Posted by MarkOnFire (65 posts) -

@Hailinel: I know, that's probably good advice. But DAMN. It seems like every year, I plan on attending a PAX, it sells out, I adjust to attend the other PAX, it sells out, wash, rinse, repeat. I just want to hang with gamer folk, dammit.

@CatsAkimbo: If you need a buyer, you know where to find me. Unless you're a scammer. Then...go away.

#24 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo: I'm in the same boat. I was planning on going with a group of friends and splitting the cost of a hotel, but none of them managed to get tickets and now I feel left out in the cold.

#25 Posted by CatsAkimbo (626 posts) -

@ReyGitano said:

@CatsAkimbo: I'm in the same boat. I was planning on going with a group of friends and splitting the cost of a hotel, but none of them managed to get tickets and now I feel left out in the cold.

Yeah, I think I'd be ok going alone, but the expensive hotel alone or rooming with strangers both sound like a bummer.

#26 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo: Yeah, I don't feel like I have a problem going alone because of how I imagine I would tackle PAX, and I just need a Hotel room to shower and sleep, so mostly I'm concerned about the price.

#27 Posted by nick_verissimo (1385 posts) -

Me and a bunch of friends were all planning on going this year and that plan was swiftly shot in the head. Haha man, this is a total bummer!

#28 Posted by cyraxible (688 posts) -

God dammit. I really don't want to miss a year, it's never sold out this quickly before. I hate it but I'll probably end up spending way more. That is if I can find one for sale.

#29 Posted by theveej (831 posts) -

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

I hate these god damn scalpers, I was planning to go to my first PAX but that aint happening anymore.

Not gonna buy tickets off ebay with 200% mark up. The organizers should really learn form this and not allow this shit show to happen again, I dunno maybe have limited sale each day, expand PAX to even more days or have more PAXs.

This is really, really, really, really, uber lame.

I had money saved for this, oh well might look at going to Europe now or something, drown my sorrows with alcohol, drugs and hookers.

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