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You Know What? Give Me The Old Frantic System Back

Okay, let’s review the facts: By 12:06pm EDT yesterday, I was already emailing people about how easy the SDCC hotel registration process was. By 12:06pm EDT today, I have heard exactly squat from them about my room reservation, and I gather I’m not the only person in this situation. Ain’t nothing in my spam folders, the same email address successfully delivered information from Travel Providers in prior years, and I am becoming annoyed. I also note that the hotel page seems to have reverted to the same system used in prior years; make of that what you will. Let’s move on to happier things.

  • High volume demand for limited product: check. Actually sending an email acknowledging order: check. History of making good on what the email says you will supply? Check. I look forward to my Fat Pony Figurine from TopatoCo; in an alternate dimension where merchandise is handled by the SDCC hotel people, I will die of old age while still waiting to find out if I get one or not.
  • Excellent idea from Jennie Breeden: Oglaf [NSFW] cosplay at Dragon*Con.
  • This was possibly an overshare on the part of Danielle Corsetto, but man was it funny. Also: Angela Melick, keeping it polite.
  • Hell. Yes.:

    Bryan Lee O’Malley’s SCOTT PILGRIM VOL. 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR, is published by Oni Press and features 248 pages of evil-ex butt-kicking in the easily digestible digest format for the low, low price of $11.99. Available at your local comic shop or bookstore Tuesday, July 20th, 2010.

the same here I got this msg during the afternoon
Thank you for submitting your request for Comic-Con 2010 hotel reservations.

While we’ve not been able to process your request yet, we will continue trying to place your request in one of the official hotels in the coming days. With this year’s new deposit requirement, plus the higher than usual number of duplicate requests submitted, we anticipate an increased amount of inventory coming back into our system, which will allow us to continue processing many of the outstanding requests.

-If we are able to get your request into one of the official hotels, we will notify you via the email address that you provided.

-We cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your request.

-If you no longer want us to try to fulfill your request, please notify us by sending your name and email address to

We’re sorry that we’ve not been able to process your request yet. As many of you know from the past few years, the discounted rates offered in the Comic-Con hotel blocks means that they tend to sell out almost instantaneously. Yesterday was no exception. But we will continue working hard to get your request into one of the official hotels.

and now most of the hotels are being taken , very expensive or very far away
thank god I didnt buy my international
plane tickets already

Ps.- I made my request at 9:00 am finished and delivered around 9:00-9:15

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