Badge/Hotel News

Guide to Parking at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 [UPDATE]

[UPDATE May 22] Comic-Con has quietly added a second parking option – through ParkWhiz and ABM Parking. The only days available are Saturday and/or Sunday, and the lots are further out (see map below) – but they are available for pre-purchase, and all you need to do is show your QR code on your phone as proof of payment. Get your ... Read More »

Remaining San Diego Comic-Con Hotels Now Open

Did Hotelpocalypse do you wrong, and you’re now wondering if you need to sleep in the Hall H line every night? Well, don’t stress, because Comic-Con International and onPeak have opened the remaining inventory of hotels up for anyone, regardless of if you were on the waitlist or not. Now, these aren’t downtown hotels – but there are plenty of options ... Read More »

SDCC 2017 Hotel Waitlist Set to Begin May 15

Hotelpocalypse is (almost) finally over. E-mails with instructions about this year’s hotel waitlist – which will open on Monday, May 15 – are going out now. Rooms from Hotelpocalpyse were allocated (supposedly, anyway) based on timestamp of when you entered the form to fill out your information, and then assigned in two groups, the last of which was this last Monday. ... Read More »

I Didn’t Get A Hotel Room – Now What?

Many of you have heard about your San Diego Comic-Con 2017 hotel placement fate. Many of you… still haven’t. Here’s the good news: Comic-Con said that you would be alerted “no later” than May 15 if you weren’t able to be placed into a hotel room. That implies, to us, that they may use some returned inventory from Group 2 ... Read More »

Hotelpocalypse 2017 Recap: Hurry Up and Wait

Oh, Hotelpocalypse. Thank the Comic-Con Gods you only happen once a year. Thanks in large part to Comic-Con International’s decision to actually inform attendees this year about more of the process behind the hotel sale (thanks, CCI!) — the actual day of the 2017 General Hotel Sale went pretty smoothly. Sure, there’s the take-ten-years-off-your-life stress of worrying about what hotel you’re going ... Read More »

Hotelpocalypse 2017: San Diego Comic-Con Hotel Size Guide

Hotelpocalypse is almost upon us, and soon, the Comic-Con Gods (and time stamps, whatever) are going to determine your fate. Come May 1 and May 8 when placements are revealed, thousands of attendees will be scratching their heads, wondering, “How did I end up at that hotel?” So, for fun (and to keep you more informed), we’ve broken down the numbers on ... Read More »

READER POLL: What Is Your #1 Hotel Pick for SDCC 2017?

With the final confirmation from Comic-Con International that the hotel sale will take place on Wednesday, April 26, it’s time to start thinking about which hotels you’ll be ranking as your top six choices. But what hotels will everyone else be choosing? Through 5PM PT tomorrow, we’re asking our readers what is your #1 hotel choice for San Diego Comic-Con? We’ve ... Read More »

Visual Guide To The San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Hotel Sale

If you thought getting a badge to San Diego Comic-Con was tough, you better buckle in for the bumpy ride that is the General Hotel Sale, or, as we lovingly call it, Hotelpocalypse. On Wednesday, April 26, attendees will try for a hotel, and just like with badge sales, some attendees will walk away disappointed. Back again this year is most ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale Set for April 26

That sound you hear might just be thousands of general attendees, suddenly very anxious now that Comic-Con International has finally given us some more information about the dreaded hotel sale, taking place on April 26 at 9AM PT. Just like last year, the General Hotel Sale will utilize a randomized waiting room, similar to the EXPO Logic Waiting Room process ... Read More »