There is no shuttle this year, as I posted elsewhere, and it was in the newsletter. Everyone should sign up for the newsletter if you are not getting it, you can do that in your profile.
From the Jan 6th newsletter:
In 2016, Gen Con will not contract with prior shuttle providers. Instead, Gen Con is investigating other non-shuttle transportation options for attendees. Attendees are encouraged to find the transportation and parking needs that best suit their convention and housing plans. If additional transportation options become available, Gen Con will announce them via email newsletter and messaging on gencon.com.
ETA: Might be worth someone's time to remove the "Official Shuttle Provider" moniker from the sponser's page. Or remove Go Express Travel altogether if they're not sponsoring at all.
Does anyone know what type of rooms are available at the Columbia Club? They have a bunch of different types but no specific rooms are listed.
The price on the housing list is starting price; probably singles and doubles is a safe bet. Suites unlikely.
Where is the actual housing portal? Last year we had access to a page with a countdown on it that told us how long before hotel registration opened. Now I can only find the page titled "Attendee Guide - Housing and Travel Overview".
Last year's video:
Thanks, I was looking under the Attend -> Housing and Travel section.
Wife bought hers and my badge - she has two links for housing listed for HERSELF I have none for me - I have a "get badge". Suggestions? Advice? Help?
Housing can be booked by the badge PURCHASER, not you. She'll have to do the booking if she bought both badges.
Should I refresh my screen if I don't have my clock yet?
Yup, it will not affect your place in line.
Hope I didn't run into a browser issue. 2 years ago I used Safari and it was very slow, but Firefox was ok. So this year I had it open in Firefox. 20 minute countdown (at 11:40) then at noon it said retreiving time please be patient, then it said "You will be given access to the Gen Con Housing Portal in:" with no countdown. So I opened the housing page in a new tab which took a couple minutes and that showed the same page this time with countdown 2 hours 20 minutes. Just hoping that I didn't get bumped into a longer wait because the first page seemed to fail to retrieve my slot. (I guess just mentioning here as way of bug reporting. thanks.)
Edit: seems 2 hours is normal, so probably ok.
why do i have a 3 and 1/2 hour wait to get a room? i was signed in well before everything went live. i know youre busy but 3 and a 1/2 hours!!!
Because it's completely random among people who bought a badge before noon today. Unfortunately, you are near the end. That's how random is.