I have been hyping Gen Con 2018 since last year as this year my wife will actually be able to attend (we bought her a badge last year, but she got a new job and couldn't go).
But thanks to the way that housing works, I am now 0 for 4 between our two accounts for downtown. Last year I HATED being so far out of the convention and missed a couple of events due to how hard we were going late at night and just the extra commute in time + parking. The worst part (for jealousy reasons admittedly) is I had a buddy get a time slot of 12:50, then he FORGOT ABOUT IT, logged in at 1:30 and snagged a downtown room for under a grand.
Meanwhile I'm standing over the keyboard like a hawk with my wife's time at 4:14..... and nothing. Again. Damn man. I wanted to go all out and now I'm looking at $2300 for downtown and it's just like duuuuuuuuude come on.
I really wish they would save SOME rooms for the later blocks. That way the people that want them, that practically plan their whole day around being on in time for housing could have a shot or something.
Now I've called Q Rooms, I've called the hotels, I've tried working my magic in every way possible and nada. The awful part is I'm Press so now in order to shoot the event/do some collab videos with other creators about Gen Con, and I've got to lug all my equipment around all day on any day I want to shoot.
Any suggestions on how I can get a downtown room for under $1500? I'm willing to pay a healthy sum extra than my current $580, but I haven't had any luck anywhere. I mean I guess next year I should just buy 10 extra badges and refund them just to get a good lottery slot. #LessonLearned