This morning, we announced that 550 free tickets for Ignite Portland 4 were available. Less than 3.5 hours later, they were all spoken for. That’s amazingly fast! To give you an idea, it took 2 months for 400 people to reserve a spot at Ignite Portland 1. For IP2, 400 spots went in 2 days. Ignite Portland 3 moved 400 tickets in under 22 hours. This time, 550 tickets disappeared in under 3.5 hours. Wow. You’d think people are excited to come, or something. 🙂
If you weren’t one of the lucky 550 to nab a ticket, do not despair! You can still come to Ignite Portland 4. Chances are, you’ll get in just fine. Here’s what you need to do:
First, any IP4 tickets that aren’t claimed within 24 hours go back in the “pool”, meaning that tomorrow morning, a bunch of tickets will probably appear at http://tickets.igniteportland.com. Check there over the next couple of days, and you might get lucky.
If you just can’t obtain a ticket, you’re welcome to come and wait in the General Admission line. Here’s how it’s going to work. Ticketholders will be admitted at 5:30PM, and at 6:15PM, we’ll open up for General Admission, and let people in until we reach the fire code occupancy limit at the Bagdad (which is north of 700 people). That means there’s room for a couple hundred General Admission attendees, even if every single ticketed person shows up (and that never happens – there’s always a percentage of people who don’t/can’t come). At Ignite Portland 3, every single person in the General Admission line got in, no problem.
You may want to come a little early if you go for the GA line, but we hope it won’t be TOO long – that’s the whole reason we’re doing this ticket thing in the first place (to keep you from having to wait in a long line for hours in the rain/cold/heat).
In short, if you want to come to Ignite Portland 4, then please do. You’ll probably get in, no problem. Don’t be turned away by a lack of ticket. We hope that it will be worth it to you! 🙂