On Your Mark… Get Set…

Comic-Con Hotels go on sale at today (Thursday) at 9:00 am sharp.

They’ve added both rooms and an expanded list of hotels this year. If all goes well, there should be plenty of rooms available for as much as 20 minutes until every one of them is sold out.

Read up on this year’s protocol (it’s a bit different this time), give it a try, and then let me know if you succeeded. I’m genuinely curious.

For reference, here’s some video from last year’s hotel reservation rush.

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Brian says:

    I did, online. Now I just have to wait 3 to 5 hours to see if they confirm whether or not I receive a room. 🙂 It’s a gamble I know, but I’m still hopeful.

  2. Scott says:

    I should add that we did get through nearly a half hour in. Can’t imagine that we’ll get anywhere near our first choices (if we get anything at all).

  3. Tom Galloway says:

    The thing is, they got it half right this time (read: about half of what I suggested at last year’s gripe session they should do). The submission material was all on one page, so no hangs and “Did it actually go through?” bits. But they still haven’t quite realized it’s a lottery, and instead of everyone frantically typing in their information at the same time, there should’ve been an open period of, say, the last week, to enter information. Then, at 0900 this morning, all submitted forms get ordered based on random selection and assignments are done automatically by preference (the latter part as they’re doing this year).

  4. Brian says:

    Just thought I would follow up and share I ended up in a room not even listed on the preview sheet posted to comic-con.org. It is five miles away from downtown. I am sort of torn about this. On one hand, I am glad to have a room, on the other, I wish I would have received a room in one of the 12 places I selected and was willing to pay for.