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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 1 month ago #61

Rebeg wrote: Before people start getting upset about the times they got. This year will be different with housing too. With so few able to attend this year, and nearly 40% of roll over badges asking for them to be rolled over to next year, A late time may not be an issue.

GC has stated they are still processing rollover request.

And if you don't get a DT room right away, when events get listed, I would be willing to bet you will see a flood of canceled rooms. Just play the wait and watch game.

For my self, I got a decent time, but wont be booking. Personal RL issues are causing me to bow out of all conventions this year. Life sucks some times, and this year is bad personally.

To those going. Have fun, enjoy and I hope to see you all next year.


Sorry to hear about the RL issues, I hope they resolve soon.

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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 1 month ago #62

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bpsymington wrote: I swear I must have done something to anger the gods of GC. Once again my housing portal time is lousy. Now this year could be different, but based on history I won’t be able to book a room downtown.

5:23PM for me. Time to start bugging vendor friends!


Wow - that's even later than my time (5:12).

Who knows what will happen this year, with the attendance limits, the rollovers, the cancellations of big companies.

I think I might take myself out of the equation and book something outside the housing portal - my wife should be able to book me a room a 5 minute walk away with points.

Just found out my buddy got 12:03, so we are almost certainly fine.


My friend got 12:40, but he ain’t going, so that does me no good.

Are you rooming with your buddy?
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bpsymington wrote:

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bpsymington wrote: I swear I must have done something to anger the gods of GC. Once again my housing portal time is lousy. Now this year could be different, but based on history I won’t be able to book a room downtown.

5:23PM for me. Time to start bugging vendor friends!


Wow - that's even later than my time (5:12).

Who knows what will happen this year, with the attendance limits, the rollovers, the cancellations of big companies.

I think I might take myself out of the equation and book something outside the housing portal - my wife should be able to book me a room a 5 minute walk away with points.


Never mind. That ain’t happening.
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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 1 month ago #64

bpsymington wrote:

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote:

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote: I swear I must have done something to anger the gods of GC. Once again my housing portal time is lousy. Now this year could be different, but based on history I won’t be able to book a room downtown.

5:23PM for me. Time to start bugging vendor friends!


Wow - that's even later than my time (5:12).

Who knows what will happen this year, with the attendance limits, the rollovers, the cancellations of big companies.

I think I might take myself out of the equation and book something outside the housing portal - my wife should be able to book me a room a 5 minute walk away with points.

Just found out my buddy got 12:03, so we are almost certainly fine.


My friend got 12:40, but he ain’t going, so that does me no good.

Are you rooming with your buddy?


12:52, but I already rolled.

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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 1 month ago #66

For anyone stressing out about their housing portal time, mine was 3:04 pm Eastern, and I got the Hyatt Regency. There were a couple of other downtown hotel rooms left as well--Courtyard by Mariott, Embassy Suites, and the Conrad (from what I remember seeing before frantically clicking on the Hyatt). Things are definitely different this year.

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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 1 month ago #67

Even though I'm not going, I checked out the hotels out of curiosity. At 4:20, there are still three connected hotels available, and plenty more within a few blocks. Embassy Suites is not available. For those that are going, there are still plenty of hotels left. I haven't been lucky enough to get a block room in a few years, but the prices seem quite a bit higher than I recall.

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Woot. Woot, I say.

I had 5:12 EST for the portal, and figured I was out of luck. My friend who is not going got a great time, so he booked a room for me and I figured I would just pay for his badge so the reservation would stay active.

Well, I checked at 5:12, and I booked a room at the JW Marriott! Very cool!

This is going to be a very different kind of GenCon.
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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 1 month ago #69

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bpsymington wrote:

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote:

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote: I swear I must have done something to anger the gods of GC. Once again my housing portal time is lousy. Now this year could be different, but based on history I won’t be able to book a room downtown.

5:23PM for me. Time to start bugging vendor friends!


Wow - that's even later than my time (5:12).

Who knows what will happen this year, with the attendance limits, the rollovers, the cancellations of big companies.

I think I might take myself out of the equation and book something outside the housing portal - my wife should be able to book me a room a 5 minute walk away with points.

Just found out my buddy got 12:03, so we are almost certainly fine.


My friend got 12:40, but he ain’t going, so that does me no good.

Are you rooming with your buddy?

Yeah, we pack them into a room to cut down on costs. All any of us use it for is a place to crash and leave our purchases. I average less than 4 hours a day in the room, including sleep, though I expect this year may be a bit different.

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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 4 weeks ago #70

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote:

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote:

NightGod wrote:

bpsymington wrote: I swear I must have done something to anger the gods of GC. Once again my housing portal time is lousy. Now this year could be different, but based on history I won’t be able to book a room downtown.

5:23PM for me. Time to start bugging vendor friends!


Wow - that's even later than my time (5:12).

Who knows what will happen this year, with the attendance limits, the rollovers, the cancellations of big companies.

I think I might take myself out of the equation and book something outside the housing portal - my wife should be able to book me a room a 5 minute walk away with points.

Just found out my buddy got 12:03, so we are almost certainly fine.


My friend got 12:40, but he ain’t going, so that does me no good.

Are you rooming with your buddy?

Yeah, we pack them into a room to cut down on costs. All any of us use it for is a place to crash and leave our purchases. I average less than 4 hours a day in the room, including sleep, though I expect this year may be a bit different.

This is totally the way to do it! There were years where I only spent like $80 on my room for the whole convention.

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Gencon News and Updates (New) 1 year 4 weeks ago #72

bpsymington wrote: Keymaster Games will be at GenCon.


Hopefully The Gatekeeper won’t be...that would be extraordinarily bad.
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