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February 25, 2013


Festivals Extra: Comic-Con Hotel Lottery Tomorrow

imageI received this e-mail late last week, which indicates the Comic-Con bloc of hotels will go up for grabs tomorrow morning.
Dear Comic-Con Participant,

Please find below the link to access the Travel Planners Housing landing page for Comic-Con 2013 hotel room requests. Travel Planners is the official housing provider for Comic-Con.

At 9:00am Pacific Time on February 26, 2013 you may click this link or copy and paste it into your browser: http://www.tphousing.com/comic-con-2013

OR you may call Travel Planners starting on February 26th at 9:00am Pacific Time:

1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642) or 212-532-1660.

To avoid delays during the request process please look at our hotel page in advance at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/hotels. Be sure to look at the hotel PDF and choose your top 6 hotels before housing opens as you will be required to select exactly 6 hotel choices.

There will be no direct link to the housing request form from the Comic-Con web site.

PLEASE DO NOT TRY THE LINK OR CALL BEFORE TUESDAY, FEB. 26 AT 9:00 AM PACIFIC TIME.

Thank you for your continued support

Sincerely,

Comic-Con International
The last few years it's been about listing hotels and then getting back the one available you list. I used to recommend all sorts of strategies, but the fact that a deposit is usually involved now makes getting people to reserve rooms on your behalf a much dicier proposition that it used to be.

I like all of the hotels. I've stayed at three or four of the hotels close enough to throw a football and hit that guy in the head outside of the convention that's dressed like Captain Stubing, and I've stayed 25 miles away. It's all good. I do like the hotels up around Broadway, though -- they're slightly easier to get into, and I never mind having the slight separation between show and hotel that this entails. I recommend just being patient and deliberate.

I also have to admit that getting on a bit early has worked for me in years past, or seems to have, even though Comic-Con warns against it in the e-mail above and for all I know this is a specifically and completely a disastrous strategy now.

Good luck.
 
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