I know this is probably a stupid question, but does IP address matter when getting lottery numbers? Do my wife and I need to be at different locations to log in to the housing queue?
When the Housing portal opens, how does it work once you are in? Do I type in the name of the hotel, or search by type of room, or hotel region (e.g. downtown, north, west, etc)?
So I think what would be most helpful to you would be to watch this video from 2015:
I think all the info is still valid, but I'm going to review it now just in case.
Ok the only difference for this year is that you need to use a credit card that expires AFTER Gen Con.
No problem, hope it helps! :)
Are the parking fees for the downtown hotels per overnight or for the entire stay? Do they generally have in and out privileges?
I only ask because I got 2 rooms with my VIG for me & the wife and the extra room for the kids. But I am getting 3 companion badges for my brothers and plan to book 2 more rooms for them. But if my 2nd VIG room which I already booked counts, the math doesn't work. I would have to return my Companion badge now and get 3 normal badges under another account. Which would be a hastle.
Gen Con 2016 VIG Program Details: "Note - Attendees wishing to be VIG companions AND book hotel rooms in the Gen Con housing block must purchase a 4-Day badge, and secure housing. After that, an eligible VIG may then purchase a 'VIG Companion Upgrade' for that attendee."
What our group did was buy regular 4 day badges, then go in and upgrade them to companion badges. This will allow the person to book a separate room. Going straight to a companion badge won't allow the person to book a room.
The other part to the question is if there are in and out privileges. For example, if you are staying at a hotel as a guest and you leave to run an errand, will you be charged upon each exit from the parking garage? Is there guaranteed parking for guests at most hotels, or if you leave, you're likely not getting back in?
I'm no expert, but I would think the hotels would allow you to come and go as you please.