2012 Comic-Con Hotel Rooms

Attendees, Professionals, Press

Comic-Con 2012 Hotel Reservations will open March 29, 2012

Hotel reservations for Comic-Con 2012 will open on March 29 at 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time  (PDT) (12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time EDT). As everyone knows from the past few years, the discounted rate offered by Comic-Con on the rooms in our block means that they tend to sell out in the first hour.

Starting at 9:00 am PT on March 29, 2012, you will be able to access the reservation request form via this page: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_hotel.php or by calling 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642) or 212-532-1660.

There are more hotel rooms available than ever before. Most of them are on the Comic-Con Shuttle routes. This year’s shuttle will run 24 hours starting on Thursday morning and running through Sunday at 7:00 pm.

  • Once confirmed, all hotel reservations will require a deposit of two night’s room and tax for each room booked. This will encourage people to release unwanted rooms in advance so people on the wait list can reserve them.
  • Please visit the Comic-Con Hotel page at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_hotel.php for complete information and tips on reserving your room.

Deposit & Cancellation Schedule

•     You will get your reservation confirmation e-mail listing the hotel or hotels where you have reservations on April 1, 2012. If you are happy with your hotels, please follow the directions on your confirmation and go back online to pay the required deposit within 48 hours of receiving your confirmation or your reservation will be cancelled.

If you are not happy with your hotel and do not plan to confirm your reservation, please log on and cancel your reservation so another attendee can have a chance at getting your room.

-    May 4, 2012

                  All Hotel reservation deposits are fully refundable until May 4, 2012.

                  This does not include rooms reserved through the Early Bird Hotel Sale.

ComicCon tickets second chance sale, March 27th

Tickets to the San Diego Comic Con 2012 sold out in 90 minutes of being onsale. But there were problems with the forwarding link sent out to people by mail, which crashed leaving many willing customers none the wiser while the queue for tickets filled up.

Well, the organizers of the show are giving one last chance, reselling returned and refunded tickets on Tuesday. For some Wednesday is New Comics Day. For some lucky people, it will be New Comic Con Tickets Day…

Those who have applied of Member IDs, the only way to even apply for a ticket, will have been sent an email giving them details and a new link. Those that have already bought a 4 day pass or a Saturday night ticket will not be eligible to purchase these passes.

The date is March 27th. The time is 8am on the West Coast. 11am on the East Coast. 4pm in Britain.

If you want to have a chance to get in, you will need to log on with your Member ID and join the queue within seconds. Set your alarm. Set all you alarms. Good luck.

The special resale will begin on March 27th, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). There will be no link provided on our website or any social media sites to access the sale directly. Comic-Con cannot however, stop people from posting this link if they receive this email. Posting this link will only decrease your own chances of obtaining a badge by encouraging people to access the waiting room even though they do not have a qualifying Member ID.

The link for this resale is: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/second_chance.php

Please note, this link will not be active until 8:00 a.m. PDT. If you click this link early, you will receive a “404 – NOT FOUND” error page and you will need to close your browser window and click the link again at or after 8:00 a.m. PDT.  We recommend that you bookmark this link prior to the sale, copy and paste it into your browser, or manually type in the URL.

The badge purchase process will be exactly the same as the March 3rd sale, however, you will only be able to register up to TWO people total during your online registration session, and you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual.

To verify the Member ID and last name you should use to sign-in to the EPIC online badge system, please visit https://secure2.comic-con.org/memberid/ and login to your Member ID account. Your correct EPIC login info will be displayed at the top of the page.

Please keep in mind that returned and refunded badge inventory is very limited. There are more single day badges available than 4-day badges. Although we would like to accommodate everyone who wants to attend, Comic-Con in no way guarantees that you will be able to obtain your desired badge category during this resale.

Comic-Con will also sell additional returned badges sometime after the refund deadline date of May 15, 2012.

Please direct all questions regarding this special badge resale to attendeereg@comic-con.org.

Clarification for our San Jose Events (Fantasy Festival and Renaissance Faire)

I have received a few emails regarding our San Jose events and a bit of a confusion that has arisen. Renaissance Productions will be producing two separate events this year in San Jose (at the same location as we were for the Faire last August).

Starting in April, we will hold our first ever fantasy themed event. Then in August will be the second San Jose event which is the 2nd annual San Jose Renaissance Faire. The City of San Jose and its downtown parks present an amazing opportunity for us to create high caliber events and as interests in fantasy themes and renaissance history both still run high (and the audience while having a large amount of overlap, also reaches towards differing crowds as well), we’re using this opportunity to explore the Fantasy genre and to create the first of a series of annual events that we can all be proud of.

We decided that developing separate fantasy and renaissance themes was the right approach, giving our audience shows with the right advertising messages and appropriate entertainment, vendors, and time periods. We also wanted to maintain the atmosphere that we’ve created for our Renaissance Faires, but there’s also been the challenge of there being fewer theme-appropriate entertainment available for the younger audience that would keep the kids enthusiastic and engaged for long periods of time. In part that’s why you’ve seen a few fantasy characters running a muck at our shows, entertaining the youngsters while their parents partake of our other shows. But as much as I love these characters, and they will remain welcome at our Ren Faires, we didn’t want to go further down the path of co-mingling Fantasy and Ren. So we wanted to create an environment where Fantasy could have an outlet to really shine and expand.

We all love fantasy and with its myriad worlds of stories, settings, eras, and mythos. Having a venue where you can bring out your inner fairy, witch, ogre, gremlin, prince or princes, medieval to Victorian, ancient peasants to airship steampunk captains. The April San Jose Fantasy Festival will cater to those who want to wear their tails and horns, play more mischievously, or more sweetly depending on their audience and tastes.

We’re very excited to help draw on our cumulative imagination to bring to the Bay Area, and to the City of San Jose these two wonderful shows. First a spectacular magical show where spirits and dreams mingle together with humans in a spectacular fantasy environment, followed by a larger Renaissance Faire filled with the 16th century pomp and circumstance of the era.

Looking forward to having you there….

Marti & Bill

Free iPhone Game giveaway from Digital Legends

Note it’s for a game, not for an iPhone.

Sharing out for our iPhone using friends for them to get a free game!

Digital Legends Entertainment has been instrumental in bringing some of the most exciting games to market. Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Icebreaker, Bruce Lee, Kroll, just to mention a few. To celebrate the work we’ve done and the upcoming projects, we’re going to be giving away our games on Touch Arcade and Facebook. Games you can choose from include:

Icebreaker (iPhone or iPad), Bruce Lee, or Kroll

To get a copy of the game:

1. follow on Twitter account: http://bit.ly/pK3M9a

2. Like Digital Legends on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Digital-Legends-Entertainment/123007537771431

3. Email Marti Miernik at marti@prsirens.com with game you’d like and for which platform. They’ll need your email address you’ll be sent the game from the USA App Store directly.