Hotel sold out for next year?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Donegal, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Donegal

    Donegal Level 0 Character

    Seriously? In 2 hours?

    So disappointing.
     
  2. mwisconsin

    mwisconsin Administrator Staff Member

    Remember that it sold out quickly last year as well, but due to cancellations, there were rooms still available during the convention this year.
     
  3. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Troubadour


    Actually in about 1 hour.
     
  4. stahlnee

    stahlnee Spellbinder

    The cancellations this year included unique factors. GaryCon X maybe a better barometer with repsect to expected cancellations.
     
  5. Donegal

    Donegal Level 0 Character

    The couldn't tell me how long the wait list is or where I am in it, so it is kind of moot at this point. We will see.
     
  6. Donegal

    Donegal Level 0 Character

    Parking got really dicey this year too. Even valet was full on Saturday, so staying elsewhere really isn't a great option.
     
  7. Aaron Wilbers

    Aaron Wilbers Level 0 Character

    Well they can't add more rooms. I was online at 9 am sharp and got a double for next year. Not sure what they can do other than shrink the Con.
     
  8. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    Keep in mind that the snow should be gone (mind you, Wisco weather can make be a bloody liar here) by the time of the con next year. And if a rather astute suggestion is taken up, vendors with larger vehicles and trailers may be moved to a different lot to help parking alleviation.
     
  9. silas

    silas Chevalier

    The problem with waiting for someone to cancel at the last minute, is that if you are planning to run events and need to purchase badges far in advance, you are taking the risk that you won't have a room.

    GC has officially outgrown the space at this point. Now people are hoarding rooms, and hotels in the area are price-gouging for rooms outside the standard block, just like they do at Gen Con.
     
  10. Aaron Wilbers

    Aaron Wilbers Level 0 Character

    Where in LG would it fit better though?
     
  11. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    Nowhere would fit better; we have the largest location in LG that has rooms and exhibition space.
     
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  12. Aaron Wilbers

    Aaron Wilbers Level 0 Character

    Honestly this was my first year but it was already big enough for me and the location was wonderful. Having the con at the hotel I'm staying at is key for me and moving it out of LG would be a travesty.
     
  13. chainsaw

    chainsaw Troubadour

    Time to start running some regular shuttles to a couple of other hotels, perhaps. Obviously not an ideal solution, but certainly better than no solution at all.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  14. Cloak n' Dagger

    Cloak n' Dagger Level 0 Character

    They were doing that, this year. One of our group members was staying at the Comfort Inn able to get shuttled to and from the Resort without any issues.
     
  15. JasonM

    JasonM Level 0 Character

    I was told that there was a shuttle running between all the hotels on the property.
     
  16. jim

    jim Level 0 Character

    The Comfort Suites shuttle was pretty good.
     
  17. chainsaw

    chainsaw Troubadour

    Oh, OK, cool.
     

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