Although the SDCC Unofficial Blog already reported it last month, Comic-Con International just announced on Friday, April 4 on the Toucan Blog that the General Hotel Sale, or Hotelpocalypse, will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at 9am PT. Read on for more details!
If you are a badge holder for San Diego Comic-Con 2014, you should have already received an email from CCI with a link to the Travel Planners Housing landing page for Comic-Con 2014 hotel room requests. Make sure you have that email ready, because CCI will not post the link on the Comic-Con website.
You will be required to select 6 hotel choices, in order of preference. Unlike badge sales this year, where you were put in random order at the start of the sale regardless of what time you got into the waiting room, timing and quickness does matter with the Hotel Sale. All reservation requests will be processed in date/time stamp order, so you should already have your 6 hotels picked out ahead of time, and be ready to fill them in as soon as the link goes live. Click here for the list of hotels and prices.
For more information, check out CCI’s Hotels page on their website.
If you would like a visual walk through of what you might expect to see when going through the process, the SDCC Unofficial Blog has put together a step-by-step Guide to the SDCC 2014 Hotel Sale and Con Shark also posted a nice diagrammed visual guide along with a few tips. Additionally, Nerdophiles has offered some tips for Hotelpocalypse, and SDCC Survival Guide has some prep advice as well. If that isn’t enough, Crazy4ComicCon has an excellent write up on how to choose which hotel is right for you.
We personally already got our room during the Early Bird Hotel Sale, because we usually end up camping out for Hall H, so why pay a ton of money for a room we’re barely going to use anyway? If you’d like to avoid the stress of Hotelpocalypse, and guarantee that you have a hotel room for SDCC, the Early Bird Sale Hotel Sale still has rooms available, and will be going on up until the General Hotel Sale starts.
Good luck to all those participating in Hotelpocalypse!