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FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 11:13:42 AM »
The most stressful time of SDCC preparation is coming up. No, I'm not talking about badge sales; I'm talking about Hotelpocalypse. Although no date for the hotel lottery has been announced, FoCC is planning to run a hotel exchange again this year. This exchange is for those who participate in the Hotel Sale and are shut out, or are successful but don't get the hotel they REALLY want, or got lucky and have an extra room. The goal of the exchange is to have everyone help each other.

Please keep in mind that the official FoCC Hotel Exchange will be only for active members of the FoCC forum. To participate, just make sure that you remain active on the site. We hope that we can once again assist our members with getting a room for our favorite event.

Please keep checking back for details of the exchange. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 02:38:15 PM »
I'm bummed I keep missing the leaks of rooms popping up on Expedia and the hotel sites.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 02:52:22 PM »
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I'm bummed I keep missing the leaks of rooms popping up on Expedia and the hotel sites.

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I feel this pain too. I would rather just get things all finalized now instead of waiting and hoping.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 03:42:41 PM »
There are times that we all miss out. We cannot be on top of everything all the time (although we certainly try to do so, on this site!). That's the point of the hotel exchange: those who tried in the lottery and were not successful can be helped by others who have extras. Hopefully, you will be able to get something good in the lottery or the exchange. Make sure that you stay active on this site to qualify to participate!

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 05:35:09 PM »
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I feel this pain too. I would rather just get things all finalized now instead of waiting and hoping.

It wouldn't be Comic-Con now without the waiting and hoping... 🙄. On a more serious note: Don't give up! Keep checking FOCC and your favorite websites for hotel reservations and you may get lucky and end up being the next person to tell the rest of us about a great secret deal! 👍

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 06:12:35 PM »
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I feel this pain too. I would rather just get things all finalized now instead of waiting and hoping.
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That would be nice. Grateful for the resource of this site though to make the effort that much less stressful!

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 08:07:18 PM »
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It wouldn't be Comic-Con now without the waiting and hoping... 🙄. On a more serious note: Don't give up! Keep checking FOCC and your favorite websites for hotel reservations and you may get lucky and end up being the next person to tell the rest of us about a great secret deal! 👍
As of late, yes, but I remember a time when it was not this way. Lol :) But, I do keep checking in on everything as often as I can. Hoping I can be the one to write that up or one to be able to help others out in the room exchange.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 09:28:03 AM »
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It wouldn't be Comic-Con now without the waiting and hoping... 🙄. On a more serious note: Don't give up! Keep checking FOCC and your favorite websites for hotel reservations and you may get lucky and end up being the next person to tell the rest of us about a great secret deal! 👍

It really wouldn't. I have been going for the last 8 years and I don't think I've ever had an easy time or wasn't stressed about ANY of the Comic Con related things. Tickets, Flights, Hotels, Hall H, Off-sites, Exclusives....All that stress for a few day thing, but man it's worth it.

And yea, the consistent checking is key. This is my first year going solo without my brother and our group of 7, so I'm a little more stressed than usual, but glad we got FoCC to help alleviate some of that stress.
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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 01:56:31 PM »
I am praying that Hotelpocalypse is not on 3/29-4/5. The only days I will be away until SDCC with no access to a computer.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2020, 02:17:31 PM »
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I am praying that Hotelpocalypse is not on 3/29-4/5. The only days I will be away until SDCC with no access to a computer.

Looking back in emails:
2019 was Thursday April 11th
2018 was Wednesday April 4th
2017 was Wednesday April 26th
2016 was Tuesday April 5th

Doesn't help much, but they like to do it in April during the middle of the week. April 1st is on a Wednesday this year, so I would guess  they would wait until the next week, which is April 8th. But again, that is just a guess.
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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 02:24:12 PM »
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Looking back in emails:
2019 was Thursday April 11th
2018 was Wednesday April 4th
2017 was Wednesday April 26th
2016 was Tuesday April 5th

Doesn't help much, but they like to do it in April during the middle of the week. April 1st is on a Wednesday this year, so I would guess  they would wait until the next week, which is April 8th. But again, that is just a guess.

Thanks! Gives me some hope.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 02:36:57 PM »
Someone was nice enough to give me their unwanted reservation last year.  It was my first year going to SDCC so I was really freaked out about not having any place to stay.  Hopefully, now that I know the process better I can help someone else out.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2020, 03:15:32 PM »
I just hope that they don't announce the Hotel Sale for the same weekend as WonderCon.  :P

They wouldn't possibly be that cruel...right?

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2020, 03:22:52 PM »
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I just hope that they don't announce the Hotel Sale for the same weekend as WonderCon.  :P

They wouldn't possibly be that cruel...right?

The hotel sale is (historically) ALWAYS on a weekday. OnPeak does not work weekends.  Also, Comic-Con themselves (and they are a pretty small operation in terms of full-time personnel) are extremely busy during Wondercon. Even though they run the hotel sale through a third-party vendor, there's no way they want to handle both at the same time.  It would be cruel to themselves as well as us.

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Re: FoCC Official Hotel Exchange - SDCC 2020
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2020, 06:08:22 PM »
I think hotel sale always came after Wondercon, right? So nothing before April 10th I presume.