Thanks for the quick replay, just to clarify, since I don't want to mess up room reservation, when reserving a room it will clearly state whether the room is in the GM block or not? Also, is their a minimum number of GM player hour's that need to be submitted before I reserve a GM room? Thank you for your time.
Ok, so, I want to make sure you understand this, because Parody is not talking about the "GM block".
First off, as a new GM, you really really must look over the Event Host Policy, here:
But as noted in that document, you can only qualify for the "GM block" if you have an established relationship with Gen Con as a gaming group, and as a group run 800 player hours of events. There is more specific info there, but basically, since you are a new GM, unless you are running with an established group, you're not going to qualify to get into the GM block, which is a seperate group of rooms that neither attendees nor GMs can book on their own.
The majority of GMs, including you, as well as attendees, will book rooms in the regular block. They will not be GM specific rooms simply because you are GMs. If you get a room in the block, and then run a certain number of player hours, 200, you will be able to apply for reimbursement after the show of 1/4 of your room, or $50, whichever is lower, for three nights, possibly Wed night as well if you run an early Thursday game and request approval of that night.
So again, to be clear, yes, you are a GM, yes you will be requesting reimbursement after the show, but no, you will not be requesting a GM block room, you'll be in the same pool attempting to get a hotel room that all attendees are. Make sense? Please do look over that Event Host Policy, it explains this all in even more detail.