What’s up with all the scalping? Why don’t you do something about it?
The best answer can be found here: https://www.geekwire.com/2015/how-penny-arcade-manages-pax-ticket-sales-and-why-your-crazy-idea-to-fix-them-wont-work/. It’s a complex problem that probably isn’t as severe as it appears. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating, of course, but the only way to genuinely kill scalping is to make the show worse and we don’t really want to do that.