Already got a downtown room through Hilton Honors.
So of course....time is 12:45
Now I just have to hope one of my friends got a better time slot.
I got 12:12. Based on the Facebook poll seems like they are ending at 4pm probably because of the Superb Owl.
They did this last year, compress the times. Last year it meant that connected hotels were gone just around 1 PM. Bad news for me, I am old. If I don't get a connected hotel I don't go. Without the ability to go back to the room, dump stuff I bought and just take a break it isn't much of a vacation.
Did they get a bigger pool of rooms this year? I'm worried that they'll run out of rooms again this year.
We can only hope our attendance last year gave staff the leverage to demand a larger block again
Remember it is important to keep checking back if you cannot find the desired property.
People decide not to go or release rooms all the time.
Gen Con releases rooms as well once their staffing needs are met.
There's a queue after your housing portal time opens up this year??? I've never experienced that before. So I have to sit for another 20 minutes past my 12:12 start time. Weird.
Does the queue page immediately redirect you once you’re at zero? I’ve worked with queue pages in the past that get all confused and you wind up having to re-enter
So, a 12:14 start time, followed by a wait that is a constantly shifting time. This wasn't that way in the past. Why on earth did Gen Con decide to change what was working before?
Why is it changed from the way its been in the past? As it is right now this is literally a line....to enter a line. It's absolutely ridiculous.
So, I guess I should get my knitting ready...
12:37 Lottery time only to get a "more than an hour" second queue time. Frankly, what is the point of even doing the lottery this way from what it has been in the past?
If there was a change back, I really wish Gencon would have been upfront so we could have been prepared rather than surprised that you get a time and then have to wait some variable extra time.