An editor (John Stewart) for "The Slanted" wrote about the surge in scalping tickets on eBay this year for PAX Prime 2013: "In just a few hours, including a few moments when the ticket selling service ShowClix just stopped operating all together, PAX Prime 2013 was completely sold out.
Normally I would be ecstatic that the social and media event was becoming so popular. The team that puts it together is one of the the best in the industry and I have never attended and had a bad time. This time though I’m a little annoyed. Selling out in just hours, with tickets selling on sites like ebay for $250 in some cases, shows that there is a serious problem with how tickets are distributed".