Author Topic: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange  (Read 8968 times)

Offline stl_ben

  • Hall H
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 1326
    • dailyvinyl.net
  • Liked: 413
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2022, 10:18:44 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I don't think fewer people are attending. Well over 90% of people rolled ovr their badges. That isn't really a reduction that anyone is going to notice.
I agree that we may not notice the reduction in the crowd, but as some people have cancelled and they aren't reselling there will be some fewer.
I would however expect to see more differences in peoples spending with inflation and other economic impacts in the economy right now.
This may be most noticeable on hotels if more people fill up the cheaper / further out hotels first.  The higher end ones that are typically in the most demand may not be this year.  Its just a theory, but something I would be interested to watch.

Offline chocolateshake

  • Volunteer HQ
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Posts: 3047
  • Liked: 1380
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2022, 10:45:35 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I agree that we may not notice the reduction in the crowd, but as some people have cancelled and they aren't reselling there will be some fewer.

Did CCI say they weren't reselling?  Even before covid they resold cancelled badges.

Offline Transmute Jun

  • Buying Group Coordinator
  • Stan Lee's Hospitality Suite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 22687
  • Queen of the Bird Missiles
  • Liked: 8720
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2022, 12:34:00 PM »
CCI announced a long time ago (in 2020?) that there would be no badge resale. Too many people rolled over.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if they auctioned a few on EBay, or gave away badges in those puzzle contests, like they have done in previous years.

There has not been an official badge resale (open to everyone) in a looong time. 2017 maybe?

Offline sessionka

  • Supporter
  • Ballroom 20
  • ****
  • Join Date: Apr 2016
  • Posts: 958
  • Liked: 498
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2022, 12:38:54 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Did CCI say they weren't reselling?  Even before covid they resold cancelled badges.
While I only started coming to CCI in 2015, it's my understanding CCI hasn't re-sold cancelled badges since 2013 or 2014.  From what I heard, they decided because there were so few cancelled badges, it wasn't worth it to have a sale.  Also, if I remember correctly in 2019, they put cancelled badges up for auction on ebay, and I got the impression they were going to continue that practice.

One more thing,

I attended the 'Talk Back' at CCSE, and the indication was the 2022 show was sold out.

Could that change?  your guess is as good as mine.
Phasers on Stun!!!

Online Michael M

  • Supporter
  • Volunteer HQ
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 3282
  • "Botany Bay...Botany Bay? Oh no..."
    • LinkedIn
  • Liked: 1517
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2022, 01:07:41 PM »
What you may see is them selling those badges (if any) through ebay for their charity. I believe 2019 had a number of pairs to be sold, and doing so through ebay will allow them to sell them on an ad hoc basis as they come up.  Speculation, but we'll see soon...it's March now and we're getting closer...
"I am serious...and don't call me Shirley"

Offline stl_ben

  • Hall H
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 1326
    • dailyvinyl.net
  • Liked: 413
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2022, 01:35:59 PM »
Yeah not sure if that was done solely as a fundraiser to open the museum or if it will be the new norm.

Offline chocolateshake

  • Volunteer HQ
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Posts: 3047
  • Liked: 1380
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2022, 04:16:40 PM »
As has been pointed out, they did resell badges in 2019 on ebay.  I don't see why they would not do that again.  If they needed to fund raise in 2019, then that need would only be greater now.

Offline semigeekgirl

  • Supporter
  • Volunteer HQ
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 3437
  • "If the apocalypse comes, beep me."
  • Liked: 2093
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2022, 04:51:03 PM »
I believe they will sell returned badges on eBay to raise money. But if we think about 10% of badges were returned, and there are about 125,000 attendees... I really do not believe they will sell THOUSANDS of badges on eBay. So my opinion is that SDCC 2022 will be slightly less crowded than a normal year.

I'm not sure it will be a noticeable amount less crowded, though, especially depending on what you're doing. The number of people who want to get into hall H for a big panel is definitely more than 110% of the capacity of hall H. I would guess that the number of people who want close downtown hotels is also more than 110% of the available rooms.

But obviously this is all the guessiest of guesswork and I look forward to being happily wrong on any/all of it.

Offline Hades

  • Sails Pavilion
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 23
  • Liked: 14
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2022, 09:22:08 AM »
Something curious I spotted for WonderCon but have not seen before for SDCC is that there was a different portal to go into for exhibitors when it came to rooms. Is that normal and I am just now noticing or is this something new for this year? Just has me curious for the upcoming hotelpocalypse, as there was nothing stopping me from clicking into it and reserving a room as a basic user. Could be a "hack" for SDCC or something that could cause a headache when the time comes for us all.

Offline Miclpea

  • Hall H
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 1073
  • Liked: 332
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2022, 09:48:53 AM »
No Early Bird this year?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Offline Transmute Jun

  • Buying Group Coordinator
  • Stan Lee's Hospitality Suite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 22687
  • Queen of the Bird Missiles
  • Liked: 8720
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2022, 11:04:26 AM »
That's a good question. Maybe? I haven't heard any announcements, one way or the other.

Offline NCDS

  • Supporter
  • Volunteer HQ
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 6540
  • Liked: 3858
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2022, 12:45:04 PM »
What is this all you talk about?  It's been to long  :D
2018 Punk Rock Bowling Champion

Offline hipchick

  • Supporter
  • Room 6BCF
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 208
  • Liked: 144
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2022, 11:30:00 PM »
Hotel Exchange has helped me, and I’ve offered rooms through it as well. Hoping for the same good karma this year! It’s been too long I almost forgot how to do this 🤣

Offline Transmute Jun

  • Buying Group Coordinator
  • Stan Lee's Hospitality Suite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 22687
  • Queen of the Bird Missiles
  • Liked: 8720
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2022, 05:56:09 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Hotel Exchange has helped me, and I’ve offered rooms through it as well. Hoping for the same good karma this year! It’s been too long I almost forgot how to do this 🤣

Yep, it's a good time to get the old reflexes back again...

Offline tsnyder

  • Ballroom 20
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 539
  • Liked: 255
Re: SDCC 2022: FoCC Hotel Exchange
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2022, 07:08:29 AM »
4 months out!!! I'm ready for a hotel sale   :D ???