Mar 13 AT 8:43 AM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

Warning: Google IO 2013 about to sell out [Update: Sold out]

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Registration for Google’s annual developer conference opens today, and we expect it to sell out within the hour. The 2009 event sold out in 90 days, the 2010 event sold out in 10 days, 2011 sold out in 59 minutes, and last year’s sold out in under 30 minutes.

At approximately 7:00 AM PT, users can attempt to register for Google IO 2013 using their Google+ account. Payments will be accepted through Google Wallet, so make sure your account is already setup to save time.

Just like last year, the general attendee fee is $900, so make sure you really want to go if you plan to sign up. Pretty much all of the keynotes and sessions will be available on YouTube, so you won’t be missing out on much of the information that gets released. Google is also hosting free viewing parties around the globe.

The main benefits to actually being there in person are the networking with your peers and the free devices that Google gives away every year. Last year they Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and Chromebox PC. This year we think they will give away the rumored Motorola X Phone or maybe a pair of Google Glasses.

If you plan to attend, please let us know. I’ll be heading back to the Moscone Center for my fifth year in a row and I’d love to meet up with whoever will be in San Francisco.

Update: As expected, users are having problems trying to purchase tickets. It appears that tickets are still available, but users are getting the message, “Things are really busy right now, and we’re assigning tickets as they become available. We’ll keep trying to get you a ticket for up to 6 minutes. After that, if we don’t have a ticket for you, we’ll send you back to the main page and you can try again.”

Update 2: Registration is now closed. Looks like all available tickets sold out in 45 minutes.

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  • William

    I’m waiting. 11 minutes to go.

    • Jade

      Sorry! There are no available tickets at this time. ”

      Tried at 7:01.01

      9:08 got the msg…

  • imdiane

    Even though I’m not a developer, one of these days I’m gonna go to I/O but it won’t be this year unfortunately! There’s just something about Google conferences that brings all fun and good times.

  • roland

    I wish

  • Eric

    Last year they gave out a Galaxy Nexus, not a Nexus 4.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      You are correct.

  • zeepzorp

    in the queue :(

    • zeepzorp

      These academic tickets seem especially impossible.

  • rasheednyc

    Shenanigans.

  • NPHHaru

    I _had_ a ticket – and during the 5 minute timer to pay for it, even with my account and payment options fully enabled and tested, it kept spinning and timing out – giving me an error and noting that the timer was still active, so I’d try again, etc. A really, really unfun 5 minutes. Didn’t get it. And I use Google Wallet frequently – so that’s extremely annoying.

    Google needs to just switch to a damned Lottery and get on with it.

    • Will

      Yea x-x I had to close it, reopen it, and it’d let me go a little further (I could pick a credit card). Close it, reopen it, and I could hit “accept”. Close it, reopen it, and I could finally go through. That was annoying (and nerve breaking, watching that timer tick down).

  • Pat

    I have had a pending charge in Google Wallet for $900 since 7:25 AM. They payment timer, timed out.

    Been trying again with no luck.

    Wallet still says it’s processing the order. (I read some have seen the payments refunded or declined already)

    No idea if I have a ticket, don’t have a ticket, etc. Now registration is closed.

    • Pat

      Just got confirmation that it was cancelled:

      Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.

      Mar 13, 2013 7:25 AM

      Google has cancelled this purchase.
      Comments from Google: We were unable to process your order.

      Gee…. Thanks for nothing Google.

      • william

        Hi, I got the same message from google.
        I don’t get it –how does it happend ?
        Did I miss something?

  • Tom Lehman

    My son adam told me he received a ticket but my account is being charged 2x .. will that be corrected or will he be getting 2 tickets.. his friend wants to go and is having trouble with the payment portion .. if my son receives 2 tickets can he transfer one to his friend .. my son only needs one ticket ..thanks

    • Pat

      The terms state:

      Google I/O tickets must be used by the original registrant and are non-transferable. Tickets may not be sold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way and doing so may result in Google rendering the ticket null and void without any responsibility to Google.

  • Mike Patterson (http://mikepatt.org)

    I tried 6 times and still didn’t get it. The guy next to me did though. Sigh.

  • KL

    I just got one , I did from incognito :) had had to wait twice , make sure google wallet is ready .
    thanks for the report . I register while i was reading this .

  • Pat

    Just got confirmation that it was cancelled:

    Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.
    Mar 13 »
    Google has cancelled this purchase.
    Comments from Google: We were unable to process your order.

    Gee…. thanks google.

  • http://aboyandhistv.blogspot.com mvndaai

    Sad morning! I tried and even got to the checkout page once, but Google Wallet failed me. Maybe next year…

  • donger

    Maybe next year for me.

  • larizze

    Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.
    May 5 »
    Google has cancelled this purchase.
    Comments from Google: We have cancelled your order because your account is on hold.
    –why is it always like this in my google wallet please help me sir

  • larizze

    Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.
    May 5 »
    Google has cancelled this purchase.
    Comments from Google: We have cancelled your order because your account is on hold.
    –why is it always like this in my google wallet please help me sir!!!!!!

  1. WilliamGuest 2 years ago

    I’m waiting. 11 minutes to go.

    • JadeGuest 2 years ago

      Sorry! There are no available tickets at this time. ”

      Tried at 7:01.01

      9:08 got the msg…

  2. Even though I’m not a developer, one of these days I’m gonna go to I/O but it won’t be this year unfortunately! There’s just something about Google conferences that brings all fun and good times.

  3. EricGuest 2 years ago

    Last year they gave out a Galaxy Nexus, not a Nexus 4.

  4. in the queue :(

  5. rasheednycGuest 2 years ago

    Shenanigans.

  6. I _had_ a ticket – and during the 5 minute timer to pay for it, even with my account and payment options fully enabled and tested, it kept spinning and timing out – giving me an error and noting that the timer was still active, so I’d try again, etc. A really, really unfun 5 minutes. Didn’t get it. And I use Google Wallet frequently – so that’s extremely annoying.

    Google needs to just switch to a damned Lottery and get on with it.

    • WillGuest 2 years ago

      Yea x-x I had to close it, reopen it, and it’d let me go a little further (I could pick a credit card). Close it, reopen it, and I could hit “accept”. Close it, reopen it, and I could finally go through. That was annoying (and nerve breaking, watching that timer tick down).

  7. PatGuest 2 years ago

    I have had a pending charge in Google Wallet for $900 since 7:25 AM. They payment timer, timed out.

    Been trying again with no luck.

    Wallet still says it’s processing the order. (I read some have seen the payments refunded or declined already)

    No idea if I have a ticket, don’t have a ticket, etc. Now registration is closed.

    • PatGuest 2 years ago

      Just got confirmation that it was cancelled:

      Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.

      Mar 13, 2013 7:25 AM

      Google has cancelled this purchase.
      Comments from Google: We were unable to process your order.

      Gee…. Thanks for nothing Google.

      • williamGuest 2 years ago

        Hi, I got the same message from google.
        I don’t get it –how does it happend ?
        Did I miss something?

  8. Tom LehmanGuest 2 years ago

    My son adam told me he received a ticket but my account is being charged 2x .. will that be corrected or will he be getting 2 tickets.. his friend wants to go and is having trouble with the payment portion .. if my son receives 2 tickets can he transfer one to his friend .. my son only needs one ticket ..thanks

    • PatGuest 2 years ago

      The terms state:

      Google I/O tickets must be used by the original registrant and are non-transferable. Tickets may not be sold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way and doing so may result in Google rendering the ticket null and void without any responsibility to Google.

  9. Mike Patterson (http://mikepatt.org)Guest 2 years ago

    I tried 6 times and still didn’t get it. The guy next to me did though. Sigh.

  10. KLGuest 2 years ago

    I just got one , I did from incognito :) had had to wait twice , make sure google wallet is ready .
    thanks for the report . I register while i was reading this .

  11. PatGuest 2 years ago

    Just got confirmation that it was cancelled:

    Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.
    Mar 13 »
    Google has cancelled this purchase.
    Comments from Google: We were unable to process your order.

    Gee…. thanks google.

  12. Sad morning! I tried and even got to the checkout page once, but Google Wallet failed me. Maybe next year…

  13. Maybe next year for me.

  14. larizzeGuest 2 years ago

    Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.
    May 5 »
    Google has cancelled this purchase.
    Comments from Google: We have cancelled your order because your account is on hold.
    –why is it always like this in my google wallet please help me sir

  15. larizzeGuest 2 years ago

    Your purchase has been cancelled. You won’t be charged.
    May 5 »
    Google has cancelled this purchase.
    Comments from Google: We have cancelled your order because your account is on hold.
    –why is it always like this in my google wallet please help me sir!!!!!!