12 APRIL 2023
Take that bathroom break now or forever hold your peace.
In case you didn't notice - you can request 12 downtown hotels. However, if you're late getting into the form and you're pretty sure the Hilton Bayfront and its ilk are gone, definitely pick some non-downtown hotels just to up your chances and have a little more control in the process.
Today is arguably the 2nd most stressful day of the Comic-Con year - but with more wiggle room than a badge sale. If you're nervous (with good cause) about today, remember that many options will float your way even if today is a disaster. There's the wait list, there are people who need roommates, there are transfers, there are people letting go of other hotel rooms. You WILL find a room to call your own. Eventually.
But let's think positive for now! Make all the right moves today - don't copy someone else's link, don't give up when your little man looks slow, and calm your shaking hands once you get into the submission form. Don't rush. It's the time you enter the form that matters, and then you have 15 minutes to fill it out. Slow down, pick the correct hotels, and make sure you enter your Member ID and your Member "class" - attendee, volunteer, etc. Those boxes are on there for a reason.
Also - the Solamar Hotel is now called Margaritaville, if you're wondering why you can't find it. I think Solamar is more elegant but I would stay at a hotel called Landfill if it was right next to the convention center.
And also remember, you don't need your credit card today - paying your deposit comes later. Just focus on filling out your form correctly.
Finally, hopefully everyone learned from the badge sale what happens when someone uses the link of someone else's waiting room: Detective CCI will bust you. So don't do that, because it's not worth risking having your room assignment cancelled.