I saw that entry into the housing will be timed again this year, but it doesn't say anything about when we're getting those times.
will they be emailed in advance again?
On the "My Housing" page you will find the following statement:
Attendee BadgesOn 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)
Times are being sent out:
Sunday, June 6 at 3:39 PM Eastern
I am thinking that is no good for a connected hotel, we will see.
I've never tried to get a hotel in downtown before. I've got a 12:48 pm EST time Sunday. Seeing the time above me now, I am thinking it's pretty good.
Sunday 3:11pm - no telling what that means this year…
I know several people who rolled over their badges but got housing times anyway. I'm hoping that they don't actually allow those who rolled over badges to book rooms.
Normally, things tend to be closed at around 2:30-ish PM EST for Downtown hotels to be done (and I know some others may have more accurate info than I do). The factors that mess with this year can make it interesting:
1. Colts have a Home game on Sunday
2. Reduced Convention Capacity (and I haven't seen anything on badges being sold out yet)
3. International Travel is still heavily restricted (both leaving and entering)
4. Rolled over badges.
With that said, I don't have high hopes for my 4:41 PM EST time; but, I'm willing to see.
I haven't had a time later than 130 in years so I'm very worried my 410pm slot won't net us anything downtown.
Well... 4:32 PM Central. Looks like I'm playing the Gen Con Housing Portal Shuffle all the way to the closing date. Nothing new. Always ended up with a downtown hotel anyway.
I got a 12:15 est. I'm hoping that is good as I don't know what the earliest time slot is.
I was rolling over a badge to 2022 and had asked the question in the other forum about rollovers impacting time slots. Per Mike, there were not enough rollover badges to significantly impact time slots. I took that as if you had a 4PM slot, that might be like getting a 3:30PM slot in previous years, but not like a 1PM slot.
I got 2:11 p.m. Best I've ever gotten. Hopefully it's enough to get a downtown room (I don't care if I have to walk a few blocks; that's nothing new to me).
4:32 PM Eastern. In a normal year, the pickings would be slim to none by then. But this year? With the move to September and reduced capacity? We shall see.
I can't really complain because I live in Indy. Worst case scenario, I Uber downtown each day. But I do like to stay downtown for the atmosphere.
Well my time was 2:08 PM and there were PLENTY of downtown rooms left available.
I'm not sure if that's because
A they are really throttling how can book at one time
B No one is attending this year :)
That's making me feel a lot better about 410pm! Thanks for the update
Yeah, my time was 2:11 p.m. and there seemed to be a decent number of rooms still available (the site said 49 hotels were available; if downtown were fully booked, I would think that number would be smaller).