Attendee group housing registration will open at noon (Eastern) on June 6, 2021 (“opening day”). Starting on that day, attendees can visit the online Gen Con housing portal to review guest room inventory and request a room assignment.
Does that mean no lottery? First come (well, successfully log in) first serve?
Then again, it could just be an oversight; the page also says that you have to purchase a badge by Friday 6/4 in order to get an entry time.
No, it's the same as last year.
Sorry- I'm still confused. Are they doing the random timed access to the housing portal or can anyone and everyone book a hotel starting at noon on June 6?
On opening day, all room assignment requests must be submitted online via the housing portal.
To request a room assignment, follow these steps:
Not to complain, but that doesn’t address the question I think. Basically, it would help if it said “you will receive an email the day before telling you what time the housing portal will be open for you. At that time…” and then the above. Unless this is there and I missed it.
Same as last year. The email notification isn't specifically mentioned, but it will be sent. If you miss the email, you can login to My Housing at anytime to see your access time.
Scheduled access to the housing portal is required to distribute initial opening server demand, eliminating housing registration "time outs" and system crashes. When housing registration opens, attendees who have purchased badges will be tallied and randomly assigned housing registration access times, after which they can use their “Request Room” links to visit the online housing portal to request specific room assignments.
After the randomized scheduling occurs, a countdown timer for your unique access time will appear on the “My Housing” page of your Gen Con account. Attendees should be aware that access to the online housing portal will be spread out over many hours, the duration of which depends on how many customers are queued for access. After opening day, housing registration access will be granted immediately upon completion of badge purchases.
Important note: Badges must be purchased by Friday, June 4, 2021 to be included in the randomized access queue. Any customers who purchase badges after the randomized housing access times have been issued will be placed at the end of the initial queue.
On Saturday, June 5 an email will be sent to you containing a randomly assigned time that you can begin accessing the Housing Portal to make your room request(s). Access to the Housing Portal will begin on Sunday, June 6 at Noon (Eastern). When your time comes the "Request Room" button(s) below will be enabled. Select the button(s) corresponding to the people you want to reserve a room for and you will be taken to the Housing Portal to make your room request(s).