Like a crack in a dam, the news flowing out of Comic-Con International is coming faster and faster, with updates hitting our inboxes thick and fast . (Oh gods, aren’t you incredibly, incredibly glad we went with the ‘dam’ metaphor?) We’ve had the Badge Sales, we’ve had the Volunteer Updates last week – now, the last piece of the puzzle for a San Diego Comic-Con attendee as arrived: news of the onPeak Hotel Sale, taking place on Wednesday, 26th April at 5pm GMT (that’s 9am PT, Midday ET for our Colonial brethren).
In a similar setup to the Badge Sale process, people wanting to cast their hats into the ring for the available Hotels will do so via a Waiting Room, opening strictly ONE HOUR prior to the start of the Sale (4pm GMT / 8am PT / 11am ET). The social media of CCI has stated that links to this Waiting Room will be going to inboxes of Badge Holders ‘next week’…
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…however, it looks like someone has become a little impatient and next week appears to have begun already! Some – including yours truly, Dear Reader – have had their email through, with said link and some useful information regarding the whole shebang:
To understand how our hotel request process works, and to avoid delays during the request process, please look at our hotel page in advance at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/
- The waiting room will open on April 26, around 8:00 AM PDT. You cannot enter the waiting room before that time. Entering the waiting room early will not increase your chances of getting a room.
- Form submission by web or phone starts at 9:00 AM PDT.
- Entering the waiting room after the 9:00 AM PDT will decrease your chances of getting a room.
If you took part in this melee last year, then all of this will look very familiar… with just a couple of slight tweaks. Applicants are asked to make up to six hotel choices from each of the Downtown and Non-Downtown selections – the brave and the bold, however, can opt to select just one hotel in order to get their form in. Then, as CCI tell us, “[…]the order in which requests are processed will be based on the time a guest was granted access to the form. No further randomization will take place throughout the process.”
There’s a full update on the CCI website, with a more in-depth tutorial on what applicants are likely to expect. There’s also a link to a sample form with which applicants can get better acquainted – the more info the better, right?
As is our want, we like to share a list of the available hotels, with converted USD-GBP prices, to give a guide of the price scale: this price conversion comes from xe.com and runs at a conversion rate of 0.7790 (USD-GDP)