I never realized this before, but if you have a GM badge, you can't access the Housing Portal to reserve a room. Is this an oversight or is there a reason behind it?
Most of our group was unable to get downtown housing, so we have recently decided to try to grab up last minute cancellations at whatever downtown hotel we can find rather than stay at the same hotel outside of downtown. One person in our group was successful in doing this. However, everyone else in our group (including myself) has a GM badge and we can't even access the housing portal, let alone make a reservation. That means we now have 6 GMs looking for Downtown rooms who don't have the ability to look for them.
I understand that GM badges aren't available when housing opens in January, but at this point after a person has their GM badge, I see no reason why GMs aren't allowed to reserve rooms through the housing block.
Is there a way around this? Is this something GenCon has never thought about before or is it the normal policy? Is there a reason behind this? If nothing can be done this year, Is this something that can be looked at for future GenCons?