Update: Tickets for San Diego Comic-Con 2011 have been delayed. So many people stormed the official site to buy tickets that the system crashed. Ticket sales have been suspended and a new date will be announced on November 8th.

They’re here! The tickets for next summer’s San Diego Comic-Con 2011 have arrived. If you’ve never gone to the event you should know that the earlier you get your passes the better. 2010 was the fourth straight year that the San Diego Convention center reached full capacity for the event, which means everybody and their mother wants a piece! Today the tickets became available for purchase online starting at 9 am this morning.

David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations said, “With the impressive roster of talent we already have lined up for 2011, we expect that enthusiasm to continue and for the 2011 show to be one to remember.” Some of the confirmed guests include…

  • Jordi Bernet (Spanish comics artist known in the U.S. for the hardboiled Torpedo series and for DC’s Jonah Hex) Patricia Briggs (Author, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series)
  • Jo Chen (Award-winning cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Runaways)Alan Davis (British writer/artist on such titles as Captain Britain, Excalibur and JLA: The Nail; currently artist on Avengers Prime)
  • David Finch (Artist known for Cyberforce, Avengers, New Avengers, and Brightest Day covers; he’s now writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight)
  • Dave Gibbons (British artist on the classic Watchmen comics series, and Give Me Liberty/Martha Washington; writer/artist, The Originals graphic novel)
  • Kim Harrison (Author, Rachel Morgan, Madison Avery series)
  • Jonathan Hickman (Writer, Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • John Higgins (Long-time British artist on 2000 AD titles; colorist on the classic Watchmen comics series)
  • Charlie Huston (Crime/horror novelist, Hank Thompson series, Joe Pitt Casebooks; comic book writer, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Moon Knight)
  • Jamal Igle (Artist (Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Disney), whose latest work includes Supergirl)
  • Richard Kyle (Writer, Graphic Story Magazine, highly influential fanzine of the 1960s; coined the term “graphic novel” in 1964)
  • Rebecca Moesta (Co-author (with Kevin J. Anderson), Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series,Crystal Doors series; author, Buffy novels)
  • Christopher Moore (Author, humorous vampire novels, including Bite Me: A Love Story, You Suck: A Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, etc.)
  • Bill Schelly (Historian of comics fandom; books include The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, biographies of Joe Kubert and Otto Binder, etc.)
  • Frank Stack (Pioneering underground cartoonist (as “Foolbert Sturgeon”), artist on many of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor stories as well as the graphic novel Our Cancer Year)
  • Mark Tatulli (Cartoonist with two ongoing syndicated strips: Lio and Heart of the City)
  • Roy Thomas (One of the first fans to become a pro: published early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego, went on to be editor-in-chief at Marvel and write titles such as Conan; currently editing revived Alter Ego magazine)
  • Maggie Thompson (Editor of Comics Buyers Guide; co-creator of Comic Art, one of the earliest comics fanzines in 1961) Scott Westerfeld (Author, Uglies, Midnighters series)

Comic-Con International: San Diego runs from July 21-24. Visit the official Comic-Con website to register for tickets now!

Do you plan on attending Comic-Con next year?

Source: Comic Alliance