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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2018, 05:39:58 PM »
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Sure, you don't want to wait until the last minute but I find that earlier-the-better does not apply when it's too far out. Unless there's a REALLY big event (like SDCC big, not ECCC big) prices on domestic flights usually go up and down until about 4-6 weeks before the event, and this far out is usually too early for a lot of the special pricing to kick in. I generally find the best pricing for ECCC around October or November. Last year I booked in November and though I got a great deal at $118 r/t...but a couple weeks later the price went down to $98!

A major sporting event is not going to raise the prices four days earlier. One day earlier, maybe. I stand by it being too early & I fully expect the prices to drop significantly.

(I just checked SEA to SJC prices on Alaska for the rest of March and April -- all of them are currently that expensive except on Tuesdays.)

Called it. They're down to $69 each way on Alaska now. Disclaimer: of the 4 SEA > OAK flights, only 2 (9:45 PM and 5:30 AM) are $69. Still, the 4:05 PM one isn't that much higher at $86 and it will probably go down too.
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2019, 09:06:45 PM »
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2019, 10:57:52 AM »
Did you guys see the announcement that the main stage will be moved to the Hyatt? I'm wondering why the Sheraton was cut out of the loop... usually they're the expansion hotel, but nothing will be there this year.

I'm debating moving our room to the Hyatt. Waiting back on what my roommate thinks.

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2019, 01:09:53 PM »
Yep, I was surprised that they're actually moving the main stage there too, although it will be nice to just walk downstairs to it. ;) My guess is they are moving the main stage to make it easier for the celebrity guests to go back and forth between panels and autographs/photo ops (which will also be in the Hyatt). Most attendees I talked to (including myself) loved that they punched the autographs/photo-ops out into a separate building, but one of my friends who works with the the celebrities said many of them were not thrilled about having to go back and forth between buildings. It wasn't as simple as walking one block away for them; there was a procedure they had to follow i.e. having to be escorted by crew, or even having to be transported by car from one parking garage to another. :X

That said...I wonder what effect this will have on the main stage and the rest of the convention center. The main stage at ECCC is nothing like Hall H, about 90% of the time all you have to do is walk in one panel before, sometimes you can even walk in during the panel you want to see. Most of the main panels the last few years IMO weren't worth walking even a few blocks for. This move will probably hurt the main stage more than it hurts the rest of the convention.
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2019, 01:43:26 PM »
I usually spend 1 full day in the Main Stage room and go there for at least part of the other days as well. My roommate decided that she would prefer proximity to the Main Stage as well, so we are moving to the Hyatt. My guess is that the ECCC guests will also be housed at the Hyatt, to make it convenient for them to get to the autographs/photo ops/panels.

I know that Mario Wario has stayed at the Hyatt for the past couple of years and likes it, so I'm up for a new experience. The Sheraton was always about convenience for me, and now there's a definite convenience 'split' between the Sheraton and Hyatt.

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2019, 01:46:19 PM »
Which Hyatt?


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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2019, 01:55:50 PM »
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Which Hyatt?

Hyatt Regency at 808 Howell Street.

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NOT the Grand Hyatt and NOT the Hyatt at Olive 8.

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »
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I know that Mario Wario has stayed at the Hyatt for the past couple of years and likes it, so I'm up for a new experience. The Sheraton was always about convenience for me, and now there's a definite convenience 'split' between the Sheraton and Hyatt.

There are 3 Hyatts but this one is actually new and just opened last month:

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2019, 02:29:07 PM »
Can we get the con rate there?


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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #84 on: January 11, 2019, 02:31:49 PM »
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I usually spend 1 full day in the Main Stage room and go there for at least part of the other days as well. My roommate decided that she would prefer proximity to the Main Stage as well, so we are moving to the Hyatt. My guess is that the ECCC guests will also be housed at the Hyatt, to make it convenient for them to get to the autographs/photo ops/panels.

I know that Mario Wario has stayed at the Hyatt for the past couple of years and likes it, so I'm up for a new experience. The Sheraton was always about convenience for me, and now there's a definite convenience 'split' between the Sheraton and Hyatt.
This hotel ECCC is using is brand new, so I don't know how this one is, but a buddy of mine just stayed there for work and he liked it a lot! Just know you will be paying more compared to the Sheraton or Grand Hyatt. As for the Regency brand itself, I like it just the other Hyatt hotels. No problems to speak of. 

By the way, after looking at a map, I see that the convention center and hotel aren't that close to each other, which means this walk won't be fun to do if the weather is bad. I will be keeping an eye on this, because I am looking at 2020. No D23 to worry about next year.
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #85 on: January 11, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
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This hotel ECCC is using is brand new, so I don't know how this one is, but a buddy of mine just stayed there for work and he liked it a lot! Just know you will be paying more compared to the Sheraton or Grand Hyatt. As for the Regency brand itself, I like it just the other Hyatt hotels. No problems to speak of. 

Actually, the Hyatt Regency (179/night) is a couple bucks cheaper than the Sheraton (182) and Grand Hyatt (185)
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #86 on: January 11, 2019, 02:50:51 PM »
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Actually, the Hyatt Regency (179/night) is a couple bucks cheaper than the Sheraton (182) and Grand Hyatt (185)
At the time I looked, which was last week due to my friend staying there, it was not. But you aren’t saving much, according to your post.
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2019, 02:53:32 PM »
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At the time I looked, which was last week due to my friend staying there, it was not. But you aren’t saving much, according to your post.

The con rates haven't changed since hotels went up, perhaps the regular rates are more expensive though
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2019, 03:00:34 PM »
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The con rates haven't changed since hotels went up, perhaps the regular rates are more expensive though
Yeah, I didn’t look at the con rates because I am not going to ECCC this year, so there you go. Speaking of the regular rates, the price to stay at that hotel during ECCC is more than what you listed. For example, one king bed room is $234/night.
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #89 on: January 12, 2019, 10:45:09 AM »
There is a AAA discount, if you have that membership.

The walk is down 8th street 'through' the bottom of TCC. It puts you in the middle of the con area.