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Harbor Drive Closing to Traffic During San Diego Comic-Con, Other Security Changes Announced

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The San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego, and the Port of San Diego announced this morning several new changes relating to traffic and attendee access/security during San Diego Comic-Con this year. New this year, Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic (including bikes, scooters, and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con during the … Read More

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SDCC 2018 Hotel Waitlist Set to Begin April 23

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Hotelpocalypse is (almost) finally over. E-mails with instructions about this year’s hotel waitlist – which will open on Monday, April 23 – 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

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I Didn’t Get A Hotel Room – Now What?

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

Many of you have heard about your San Diego Comic-Con 2018 hotel placement fate. Many of you… still haven’t, and onPeak has announced that round two e-mails are finished. Here’s the good news: Comic-Con said that you would be alerted “no later” than April 23 about hotel waitlist options – and there’s always options on the waitlist. However, if you’re already … Read More

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Hotelpocalypse 2018 Recap: Trends, Next Steps, More

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

Hotelpocalpyse always reminds us of an internet meme – Spiders Georg. For those of you who maybe don’t inhabit the dark corner of the internet that is tumblr, it basically goes something like this: “average person eats 3 spiders a year” factoid actually (sic) just statistical error. average person eats 0 spiders per year. Spiders Georg, who lives in cave … Read More

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POLL RESULTS: The Top San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Hotel Choices & What It Means For You

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

Over the last two days, 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 Wednesday’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 … Read More

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

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon2 Comments

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

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Visual Guide To The San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Hotel Sale

In Badge/Hotel News, Guides by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

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

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Hotelpocalypse 2018: San Diego Comic-Con Hotel Size Guide

In Badge/Hotel News, Guides by Kerry Dixon2 Comments

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

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

In Badge/Hotel News, General News, Interviews by Kerry Dixon2 Comments

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