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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2021, 07:42:16 PM »
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I wonder if they will do a hotel lottery similar to the summer convention? Despite what I said earlier, there is now a chance I may attend, particularly if I will be running a panel.

I guess I should have grabbed that Hilton when it was first announced  :(

I have zero actual information, but speaking for myself only I really doubt there will be a hotel block. The hotel negotiations are always a major sore point between CCI and the hotels, and with this being on a holiday weekend and people (depending on the state of the surge) desperate to get back to traveling... Comic-Con kind of doesn't have anything the hotels need this time around. I'd love to be wrong, but I'm not going to depend on it.

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2021, 08:59:43 PM »
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I have zero actual information, but speaking for myself only I really doubt there will be a hotel block. The hotel negotiations are always a major sore point between CCI and the hotels, and with this being on a holiday weekend and people (depending on the state of the surge) desperate to get back to traveling... Comic-Con kind of doesn't have anything the hotels need this time around. I'd love to be wrong, but I'm not going to depend on it.
Why do you think there will not be a hotel block.

Marriott Marquis, Marriott Gaslamp, Hard Rock, Hilton Bay Front are blocked out for that weekend.

Omni, MGH, Pendry rates are higher for that weekend.

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2021, 09:01:07 PM »
Oh, maybe I'm totally wrong then. I just couldn't see what would be in it for the hotels, money-wise.

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2021, 12:23:11 PM »
I think the idea for TurkeyCon is that it will be a local con.  I don't think there will be enough demand to justify a hotel deal.  Is there a hotelpocalypse for WonderCon?

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2021, 01:19:26 PM »
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I think the idea for TurkeyCon is that it will be a local con.  I don't think there will be enough demand to justify a hotel deal.  Is there a hotelpocalypse for WonderCon?

It's not so much a Hotelpocalypse as an announcement that hotels are available. Then everyone goes to the site to book.

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2021, 01:50:15 PM »
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Why do you think there will not be a hotel block.

Marriott Marquis, Marriott Gaslamp, Hard Rock, Hilton Bay Front are blocked out for that weekend.

Omni, MGH, Pendry rates are higher for that weekend.
Im guessing hotels may just be sold out / more expensive as it's the biggest travel weekend of the year in America.
That's hotels every where over Thanksgiving weekend: sold out / expensive.

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2021, 10:20:49 PM »
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I think the idea for TurkeyCon is that it will be a local con.  I don't think there will be enough demand to justify a hotel deal.  Is there a hotelpocalypse for WonderCon?

If it helps with having the full facts available, I recently received an invitation to apply to do a panel at Comic-Con special edition. I don't know who else it was sent to but it was not directly addressed to me and I live outside the US so I would guess they are sending to all existing panelists from the summer event.

That would mean they are aiming big with their panelists spread, although it could still be all for a local convention.

In any event, I don't know if I will even be able to attend travel restriction wise including paying for expensive COVID tests + face the financial risk of testing positive despite being fully vaccinated. Assuming that is not an issue by November, the  current cost of hotels itself would stop me attending right now. Yet I still haven't ruled out the hope of attending completely, thus is the allure of Comic-Con  ;D
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2021, 08:07:29 AM »
The above was all posted before I saw the article listed here (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)

So the answer is WonderCon sized event. Hopefully that means they will have an equivalent hotel system to WonderCon including special rates for the major hotels.

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2021, 08:37:30 AM »
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Im guessing hotels may just be sold out / more expensive as it's the biggest travel weekend of the year in America.
That's hotels every where over Thanksgiving weekend: sold out / expensive.

Have you checked Thanksgiving hotel prices in other cities? I ran a couple searches (Seattle, Phoenix, Chicago) and they’re currently no different than other days. The non-downtown hotels in SD are normal as well; there’s definitely something specific to downtown SD.
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2021, 08:43:19 AM »
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The above was all posted before I saw the article listed here (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)

So the answer is WonderCon sized event. Hopefully that means they will have an equivalent hotel system to WonderCon including special rates for the major hotels.

I agree. I’m not sure why people are thinking there won’t be a hotel block; local-type conventions much smaller than this have hotel blocks. They just don’t have hotelpocalypses.
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2021, 11:04:45 AM »
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If it helps with having the full facts available, I recently received an invitation to apply to do a panel at Comic-Con special edition. I don't know who else it was sent to but it was not directly addressed to me and I live outside the US so I would guess they are sending to all existing panelists from the summer event.

That would mean they are aiming big with their panelists spread, although it could still be all for a local convention.


I find that VERY interesting.  Is that invitation the norm for the regular con?
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2021, 06:11:12 PM »
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I find that VERY interesting.  Is that invitation the norm for the regular con?

Normally I email them to ask for the current application form, noting I am a returning panelist from past years. This is the first time they emailed me first, without prompt. 

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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2021, 01:27:52 PM »
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2021, 01:55:39 PM »
Whoa, these are some retro prices. And they aren't all getting instantly snatched up, either.
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Re: Housing: November 2021 Mini SDCC
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2021, 01:59:39 PM »
There are a LOT of hotels available. They're expecting some big crowds from out of town...