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POLL RESULTS: The Top San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Hotel Choices & What It Means For You

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

Over the weekend, we asked our readers to vote for their #1 hotel choice for San Diego Comic-Con, to get a very rough, completely un-scientific idea of what the most popular hotels in Tuesday’s General Hotel Sale will be. Although several of the results seem like common sense (the closest hotels to the convention center are very popular!), some of … Read More

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Visual Guide To The San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Hotel Sale

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon27 Comments

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 Tuesday, April 5, attendees will try for a hotel, and just like with badge sales, some attendees will walk away disappointed. Though this year has thrown … Read More

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April 5 San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale Moves to Random Waiting Room System

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon31 Comments

That sounds 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. Just as we announced on January 20, the San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale will take place on April 5 at 9AM PT. However, the biggest news coming out today … Read More

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Ace Parking San Diego Comic-Con Sale Set for Lottery Based System Again

In Badge/Hotel News, General News by Kerry Dixon10 Comments

You’ve got your San Diego Comic-Con badge, you’ve got your sights set on a hotel (or maybe you already booked one) – but what about parking? It’s a crucial piece of the puzzle for many attendees – although Comic-Con International offers a free shuttle to area hotels, and the city has the trolley and other public transportation options, the ability … Read More

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Marriott Expansion Paves Way for Comic-Con Growth

In Badge/Hotel News, Editorials/Opinions, Features, Offsites by Kim Twombly3 Comments

Comic-Con’s neighbor hotel, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, is wrapping up over a year and a half of construction on an expansion project that is adding a huge amount of event space to the hotel, including two ballrooms that are the largest on the West Coast. Attendees may have seen the early stages of construction during last year’s Comic-Con … Read More

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No Surprise: No San Diego Comic-Con Badge Resale for 2016

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon5 Comments

In news that should be a surprise to no one (but is still news), Comic-Con International confirmed on Twitter today what they’ve been hinting at for months (and years, really): That there will be no Badge Resale of returned badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2016, meaning if you don’t have a badge already, you’re probably out of luck. @teenwolffoeva There … Read More

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Details About WonderCon 2016 RFID Badge Process Revealed

In Badge/Hotel News, WonderCon by Kerry Dixon11 Comments

For the first time this year, Comic-Con International will be using RFID technology in their badges, at both WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con. Today, they revealed a bit more information about how that process will look. From their site, here’s what you need to know: At various access points in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center, you will encounter … Read More

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WonderCon Map, More Information About RFID Badges Revealed

In Badge/Hotel News, WonderCon by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

As you presumably know by now, WonderCon is moving to the Los Angeles Convention Center (at least for this year) – which means that attendees will have to get used to an entirely new layout. Luckily, they’ve got plenty of time to familiarize themselves, as Comic-Con International has just unveiled the full map of this year’s convention. The Lower Level … Read More