Badge/Hotel News

READER POLL: What Is Your #1 Hotel Pick for SDCC 2018?

With the final confirmation from Comic-Con International that the hotel sale will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 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 12PM PT on Thursday, we’re asking our readers what is your #1 hotel choice for San Diego Comic-Con? ... Read More »

Visual Guide To The San Diego Comic-Con 2018 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 4, 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 »

Hotelpocalypse 2018: 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 April 9 and April 16 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 »

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 General Hotel Sale Set for April 4

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 4 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 »

Discount Code for SDCC and WonderCon Travelers From Uber

Whether you’re a local or traveling from far-away continents, we know that getting around San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon can be stressful (and a financial drain). We’re always looking for ways to help you, our readers — which is why we’re excited to announce that we’re once again teaming up with the lovely folks at Uber to give you a ... Read More »

Comic-Con Survey Includes Question About Possible “Early Access” to Badge Sales

Yesterday, Comic-Con International sent out a survey to a handful of individuals (so don’t panic if you didn’t receive it) about the upcoming museum they’re building in Balboa Park. For the most part, the survey asked very mundane questions – for you to rate your interest in various categories of fandom (film, comics, cosplay, etc.), what you’d like to see ... Read More »

Proceed with Caution: Comic-Con Attendees Experience Highs and Lows of Using Airbnb for Convention Lodging

Hotelpocalypse. The word alone strikes fear in the hearts of many San Diego Comic-Con attendees, as there simply aren’t enough downtown hotels to lodge the 130,000+ attendees who descend upon the Gaslamp Quarter and surrounding areas every July. Obviously, not everyone attending the convention needs a hotel or even wants to stay downtown – but with only 11,000 or so ... Read More »