- Redditor wants to know if he’s the a**hole for ghosting pregnant partner Thursday 8:19 PM
- How to go live on TikTok Thursday 8:08 PM
- Joey Salads suggests Democrats carried out Santa Clarita mass shooting Thursday 7:31 PM
- How influencers use TikTok to make money and launch careers Thursday 7:18 PM
- How to stream Argentina vs. Brazil live Thursday 6:51 PM
- How to watch Disney+ on a smart TV Thursday 6:28 PM
- Miss Fame calls out Justin Bieber for low music video appearance pay offer Thursday 6:19 PM
- Trump Jr. ranked No. 1 on best-seller list—after the GOP gave away copies of his book Thursday 5:45 PM
- How to get Disney+ bundle if you already subscribe to Hulu and/or ESPN+ Thursday 5:19 PM
- Mo’Nique suing Netflix for race and gender discrimination Thursday 5:09 PM
- Students outraged that professors accused of sexual misconduct are still teaching Thursday 5:00 PM
- TikTok users jokingly wear big hats to sneak snacks into movie theaters Thursday 3:59 PM
- Why today’s new facially recognition bill is being called ‘woefully’ inadequate Thursday 3:15 PM
- Facebook has given more user data to the government than ever before Thursday 2:57 PM
- How to sign up for Disney Plus Thursday 2:55 PM
Registration opened at 10am ET on Sunday for fans to get access codes to buy tickets when they go on sale at 11am ET Oct. 18. If that sounds like an overly complicated purchase process, you’re not wrong. But the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program has helped prevent scalpers from buying blocks of tickets to resell at inflated prices. Each verified buyer will get a randomized access code to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis when they go on sale.
Harry Potter fans flocked to the registration site Sunday morning as it struggled to keep up with the volume of visitors. Ticketmaster called the demand “unprecedented” in a tweet, and fans expressed their frustration with the site being sluggish or not working at all.
We're experiencing a high level of traffic to the site currently, please check back later this morning if you are having trouble registering— Cursed Child NYC (@HPPlayNYC) October 1, 2017
Remember registration is open until Thursday October 5 at 10PM ET. There is no advantage to registering earlier than anyone else.— Cursed Child NYC (@HPPlayNYC) October 1, 2017
We apologize for this morning's #CursedChildNYC registration issues. We are experiencing unprecedented demand and working to resolve.— Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) October 1, 2017
Trying to register for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets. pic.twitter.com/jTq8ubay2s— Rebecca (@Bink_V) October 1, 2017
Glad I woke up early on a Sunday to sit on this crashed website to reserve Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets. Not surprised.— Dano (@DHDenverFilm) October 1, 2017
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by Ticketmaster as you try to register for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child... pic.twitter.com/hzTcIcJjzp— Diana (@thedameupstairs) October 1, 2017
If you’re struggling to get your access code to purchase tickets, don’t worry: You have until Thursday, Oct. 5. As long as you have your access code by then, you’ll have the same chances as all your fellow fans when the mad rush for tickets starts in earnest on Oct. 18.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens for preview performances at the Lyric Theatre in New York City on March 16, while the official opening will be on April 22. The stage play, written by Jack Thorne, is based on a story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany. It flashes the Harry Potter story forward 19 years, this time focusing on Harry and Ginny Potter’s middle child, Albus. A rehearsal script of the play was released as a book in 2016.
Sarah Weber is the former editor of Daily Dot’s Parsec section, where she wrote about geek culture. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at community newspapers in the Midwest and was recognized by the Ohio Associated Press for news reporting.