A quick note since I'm seeing wild misconceptions circulate online - namely that it's all over if you haven't gotten a room assignment yet. It is not over, not by a long shot. Here are your options if you didn't get an email today.
- If you checked yes to be waitlisted on your submission form, you will later get an email telling you the waitlist is open. You can go in and book a hotel. Last year the waitlist had great downtown hotels for some rounds; I can't speak for this year but it'll have something.
- If you don't remember, or you checked no in a blaze of misplaced confidence, call OnPeak and ask if you can be added to the waitlist. It can't hurt. ETA: I was just told they won't add you. I'd call anyhow, just to see.
- If you feel completely bereft of all hope, know that there will be rooms - not downtown but still rooms - available through CCI after all is said and done. You'll find something. As we get really close to the Con, people will begin cancelling rooms and you'll find all kinds of surprises. Maybe not 4 nights at the Marriott Marquise, but a few nights at the Hilton Gaslamp, a few nights at the Westin, etc. You'll be able to piece together some kind of housing situation.
- And of course you can always go outside the Con system and hit up various apps, try to find roommates, and so on.
Finally, remember that this kind of hell-trip is why it's such a great idea to either book a safety room for next year or do Early Bird. But more about that later, along with today's patterns like people getting non-downtown rooms when they expressly asked not to, timestamp contradictions, and other madness.
Good luck. And if you're truly desperate - I have a room with 2 queen beds at the Dana on Mission Bay that could have your name on it. No doubt I'll know of other possible exchanges by the end of the day. Don't worry too much about dates - you just need to make your 2 night deposit now. Once the reservation is yours, you can trim off any excess nights or put in a request for additional dates. I'll cover more on that later.