This year will be my fifth Gencon, but my group has run into a wrinkle. Previous years we've had a max of five people and managed to cram into one hotel room, this year it's looking to be closer to 7-9 people. We're taking two cars (the Genconvoy) but we'd still like to be close together, ideally in the same hotel.
To get the ability to book multiple hotel rooms simultaneously you have to buy 3 (or 4, sources vary and I'll have to check when they put out the newest housing rules revision) tickets on the same account, but you only get the one shot at the lottery.
My conundrum is how to balance likelihood of an early lottery time with the likelihood of getting multiple rooms in the same hotel. Should I get one person to buy 3 tickets then scattershot the rest? do three blocks of three if we get the full nine people? Or just have a nine person free-for-all and hope we get two early enough times?Thoughts?