Why more than 1,000 in online queue could not get Stephen King tickets

4:56 p.m Thursday, April 14, 2016 What To Know
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: Author Stephen King reads from his new novella "Ur", exclusively available on the Kindle, at an unveiling event for the Amazon Kindle 2 at the Morgan Library & Museum February 9, 2009 in New York City. The updated electronic reading device is slimmer with new syncing technology and longer battery life and will begin shipping February 24th. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

UPDATE: The Victoria Theatre Association has determined why about 1,000 people in an online waiting room could not secure tickets to the upcoming Stephen King event at the Victoria Theatre.

The association has fielded questions from several King fans yesterday. Numerous people complained on social media. 

“Unfortunately, when you have a speaker of high demand, such as Stephen King, and a limited supply of seats, some people are, regrettably, going to be disappointed,” Warren said in a statement.

EARLIER: 

The Victoria Theatre is trying to determine why some Stephen King fans may have waited in an online ticket queue for as many as 2 1/2 hours, only to be shut out of tickets to the legendary author’s June 9 appearance at the theater.  

Tickets for the Stephen King event at the Victoria sold out 30 minutes after going on sale at 10 a.m. today, April 13.

Victoria Theatre Association spokeswoman Diane Schoeffler-Warren said via email that her organization is still evaluating the number of people who may have been impacted.

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