Comic Con

February 5, 2011 by staff 

Comic Con, Never before thousands of comic and movie fans wanted so passionately that the third time lucky. After two failed, crash site registration openings and a series of tests successfully, badges Comic-Con for sale again on February 5 for the event in pop culture, which is July 21-24. Comic-Con International, in partnership with Event Planning International Corporation (EPIC), has opened registration for the event twice in November, but stop sales as thousands of candidates for pass-holders badly overwhelmed servers EPIC prepared. Take lessons from a trial in December, the con will open registration again on Saturday, this time in collaboration with IPEC and online ticketing company TicketLeap.

During the dates November 1 and November did not record 22 site Comic-Con has about 250 hits per second, three times more than when registration opened last year, according to David Glanzer, director of the Comic -Con marketing and public relations.

For a test run on December 15, which has partnered with EPIC TicketLeap, the site received the highest number of 1,000 hits per second. As expected, 1,000 orders were processed during the test – most within minutes – if the site has experienced a few problems before the 1000 all badges have been sold after 45 minutes.

TicketLeap runs on Amazon Web Services and may increase the number of servers in use, if necessary, Saturday.

After 12 years of producing Paradigm Shift as both a graphic novel serialized online and three volumes collected and printed, designer Dirk Tiede announced the sale of its 5000th book. The sale took place in historic Ohayocon Columbus, OH the weekend of January 28 to March 30, 2011.

Dirk, pioneer cartoonist and illustrator, has accomplished this feat by an amazing variety of different methods, but mainly through its conference schedule. Dirk travels the country attending conferences as far and as big as San Diego Comic Con, many of which he was invited as a featured artist or even the guest of honor. In 2011 alone, Dirk is planned for a dozen appearances Convention, of which three are the guest of honor and title of the featured artists. Dirk has also managed to raise the funds necessary for its full implementation for Paradigm Shift: Emergence, his third book in advance.

Paradigm Shift, now in its fourth chapter focuses on the smart-ass detective Kate McAllister and Mike Stuart, who are propelled into the paranormal while investigating a strange back alley bully. Kate was one of the best detectives in Chicago until she developed a bad case of lycanthropy. Now she and her partner Mike are on track to find the truth. This soap opera is a graphic police procedural punctuated by explosive gunfights, sardonic humor, and supernatural horror in a gritty and authentic Chicago.

Dirk I. Tiede was born in California, grew up in the Midwest, and made his debut as a graphic designer in Chicago. He holds a BA in commercial art from Millikin University, but was comics as long as he can remember. He began Paradigm Shift as a webcomic in 1999, and is a founding contributor first comic portal modern tales. His work is presented in the books Toon Art: The Art of Digital Cartooning and Graphic Webcomics appears the Adventures Documentary Digital Comics, and was featured in Season 3 of Heroes from NBC. In 2008, Dirk moved to Boston’s North Shore with his wife, where he continued working as a professional cartoonist and freelance illustrator.

For more information on Paradigm Shift, Dirk Tiede or to view their complete convention schedule, visit there website at http: / / In celebration of this achievement, Dirk is available for interviews in person, by phone or e-mail. To schedule an interview, media members may contact her agent, Susan Soares susan.soares1971 @ or by phone at 401-222-0924.

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