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Birthdays Ahoy

It’s several official birthdays in Webcomickia, including (but not limited to):

  • Hazel Tellington (per the blogpost on today’s strip from Danielle Corsetto):

    Happy birthday to Hazel!!

  • Webcomics überfan Michael Kinyon, per self-report:

    And as my first birthday present, the university is closed for the day due to inclement weather. Woo hoo!

  • Despite casual appearances, it’s not the birthday of Ada Lovelace (or even her real-life counterpart), but it’s never a bad day to honor her contributions — no computers, no webcomics.
  • My wife; this one is a little more important that the others, as I’m sure you understand.

In other news, I finally heard from the Comic Con travel desk; approximately 2:25pm EDT today (that would be approximately 6 days, two hours, and 20 minutes after I made my reservation), I got an email that said, Don’t forget to put down your deposit by midnight or you lose your reservation!, which was the first I knew I had a reservation.

Twenty minutes on hold got me to a reservations rep who didn’t seem very surprised when I told her I didn’t know the details because I hadn’t been contacted; she sent me an email with no problems, and it turns out I’m set for a room that didn’t appear on my list of 12 preferences (primarily because it’s a mile from the convention center), for two people, one king bed (not the two people, two beds I specified). Fortunately, through other means, I’ve got a shared room that’s very much closer, so I think I’ll be letting this one go.

Okay, open question — is anybody satisfied with how the process went this year? Did anybody get a room within, let’s say, their top 3 listed choices? Does anybody believe that this was an improvement on years past? If so, I’d very much like to hear your reasons and experiences, because I honestly haven’t heard from anybody that liked how this went.

I used the SDCC hotel service. None of my 12 choices came through. Instead, they made a reservation for me (I thought they were only doing that if you requested it?) at a hotel that was north of the airport. I’m not taking that room and will instead be going with a back-up plan. Getting an acceptable hotel for Comic-Con continues to be nearly impossible.

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