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March 4th, 2010

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12:15 pm - Sleeping in San Diego
Poll #1533868 The Comic-Con Convergence Continuum

Are you going to Comic-Con?

Maybe so

If you answered Yes to the above question, we need to talk! Because hotel reservations open two weeks from today. Last year, I stayed a few miles away at a cheap hotel, but now I understand the physical and psychological advantages of staying closer to the convention center. Last year, we split a $100-a-night room among the four of us for four nights, but I'd be willing to pay twice that to stay within a one-mile radius of the convention center (or at least closer than last year on the shuttle route). According to the hotel list, there are a few hotels that fit the bill: Doubletree Hotel Downtown San Diego, The Bristol Hotel, Holiday Inn on the Bay, Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown, Best Western Bayside Inn, and The Sofia Hotel.

I know some people already have groups ready to go, but if you're looking for someone to stay with...I am cool! Let us put together a supercool foursome.
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Date:March 4th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
I would really like to go to Comic-Con someday, but I doubt it'll happen this year. If Brett and I do any cross-country con travels, it will likely be to PAX in Sept.

But maybe next year...
Date:March 4th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I am not going, but last year I stayed at the Hyatt and it was totally worth it!
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Date:March 5th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm afraid the fact that it sold out so fucking early, before most people even realized that was an issue, will mean that a lot of people I know aren't going. I'm certainly not paying $200 a night by myself!
Date:March 5th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I shared with a group of people.

Hope you find a group!
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Date:March 6th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
For the first time since 2002 (my first year), I'm not going. Con tickets started selling out far too early, were far too expensive compared to previous years, and I think last year was about as good as it could get (Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Gary Oldman, etc, Tron scavenger hunt leading to Flynn's Arcade, Alice in Wonderland secretive text messages leading us to secret location to view movie props - wow).

So my boyfriend and I thought this was a good time to stop/take a break. The first year I went only 40,000 people went - in '09 it was closer to 130,000 and it's only gonna get worse. The good/interesting news is that the Anaheim Convention Center has made a bid for Comic Con and CC officials have toured the Anaheim location to see if it'd be a better fit for Comic Con because it has more square-footage. They'll decide during this year's Comic Con whether or not they'll be moving next year.

I sort of hope they do, because I might be moving to Orange County and it'd be really awesome to not have to worry about a hotel. But we'll see.

Oh - I stayed at the Holiday Inn on the Bay once and had a GREAT time. It seemed to be reasonably priced for its location (and free shuttle!), Kenny Baker stayed there, it's across from the Star of India and it has a little pub (though I never went in). It's not as fancy as the Hyatt or some of the other hotels, but it's a lot nicer than the Ramadas and Best Westerns I grew up staying in. :)

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