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  1. Bobby Fett's Avatar
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    Nov 1, 2007, 4:26 PM - Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #1

    Just wanted to tell everyone who is planning on attending Dragon Con 2008 in Atlanta, GA that all three of the host hotels have opened their blocks and will be sold out with in the next month.
    I just booked my room at the Hyatt for $152 per night.
    Good luck!
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Nov 1, 2007, 5:11 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #2

    Noooooooo!

    Not the Hyatt.

    A lot of the 501st (and possibly members here) are going to try and stay the heck away from there given what the hotel staff and security did this past year.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 5:26 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #3

    Everyone who's attending, I highly recommend going to the Marriott. It was great. Unfortunately, I won't be attending in 2008. It cost too much this year to make it an annual thing for me, but whenever I do get another chance to go, it'll be the Marriott for me.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 6:20 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #4

    wow.. just read through the horror stories... I'll be making it the Marriot as well.
  5. Nov 1, 2007, 9:13 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #5

    what stories are these.I plan on going to this one, so any assistance will be appreciated.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 9:16 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #6

    Quote Bobby Fett said: View Post
    Just wanted to tell everyone who is planning on attending Dragon Con 2008 in Atlanta, GA that all three of the host hotels have opened their blocks and will be sold out with in the next month.
    I just booked my room at the Hyatt for $152 per night.
    Good luck!
    thanks for the tip, Just out of curiosity will all 3 hotels really be sold out in a month? That just seems a little unrealistic, can someone clarify this for me.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 9:34 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #7

    Its fully possible that they're sold out in a Month. Dragon*Con IS that big of a deal. =P

    I think they sold out about that quick last year, if I remember?
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    Nov 1, 2007, 9:37 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #8

    They always claim to be sold out within a month. Yet people get rooms in April............
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    Nov 1, 2007, 9:41 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #9

    Reserved a room at the Marriot last week.
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    Nov 1, 2007, 10:56 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #10

    They sell out the Dragon*Con rate in a month. They still have other rooms with jacked up prices. I should know, I covered the entire cost of said highly-priced room last time round, hence my not going this time round.
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    Nov 2, 2007, 8:35 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #11

    The Hyatt was like fort Knox this past year. I spent most of my time in the Marriott and was fine. Thanks for the heads up on making reservations.
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    Nov 2, 2007, 10:05 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #12

    I think I got my rooms in December or late November lastyear. This year we're trying to get some suites for Mercs since we have quite a few members coming this year. Gotta try to make it cheaper for everyone =)
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    Nov 2, 2007, 11:57 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #13

    Just booked the Marriott at $165 a night. This is odd as I know in the past rooms blocks didn't open until Feb.
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    Nov 2, 2007, 10:55 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #14

    The Marriott probably has heard that many people are boycotting the Hyatt, so they want to start getting their reservations filled now.
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    Nov 4, 2007, 11:54 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #15

    Well the Marriott is alreday sold out.
  16. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Nov 4, 2007, 12:48 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #16

    Quote Predatormv said: View Post
    Well the Marriott is alreday sold out.
    WOW! Well, there is still the Hilton and the Sheraton
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    Nov 5, 2007, 7:59 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #17

    Quote Predatormv said: View Post
    Well the Marriott is alreday sold out.
    Did you tell them it was for Dragon*Con or use the code? Because it will look sold out unless you use the code.
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    Nov 5, 2007, 1:25 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #18

    Where are you finding the hotel codes for next year? I see updated membership for 2008, but the hotel data is still 2007.
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    Nov 5, 2007, 2:26 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #19

    Yeah they told me sold out, but then I just said I was going for Dragon*Con and they said there was a block available. So needless to say, I have my room booked for D*C!!
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    Nov 5, 2007, 6:54 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #20

    I booked at the courtyard but I may try the full marriott agian. Thaks for the tip.

    I looked at the Sheraton but they want you to prepay. No way in heck would I do that!
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    Nov 5, 2007, 10:12 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #21

    Quote Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Noooooooo!

    Not the Hyatt.

    A lot of the 501st (and possibly members here) are going to try and stay the heck away from there given what the hotel staff and security did this past year.
    What Happened at the Hyatt?
  22. Admin Staff Star Wars Chick's Avatar
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    Nov 5, 2007, 10:25 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #22

    Well, I was a guest at the Hyatt this past year and had to on multiple occasions go round about ways just to get into the hotel at night and at some points they wouldn't even allow people into the hotel, including guests trying to get into their hotel room at night. The elevator situation was another mess entirely- often 2-3 of their 6 elevators wouldn't run. Often you had to go down in order to go up and vice versa. Well, at one point they had large "bouncers" that were literally making us get off the elevator that we had already waited literally 1/2 an hour for in order to put handicap people on the elevator who had not waited at all. Now, don't get me wrong, I realize they were trying to help the handicap to get on the elevator, however, kicking patrons off the elevator who had waited that long is completely uncalled for. And sleeping is rather difficult as the noise carries all the way up and people are partying there at all hours of the night. Needless to say, that is the last time I will be staying there.
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    Nov 5, 2007, 10:34 PM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #23

    Yea when I called the Marriott they said that the Dragon Con room block was full and the hotel was sold out.

    But I have a friend with some connections and they got us rooms booked so I am in like flynn.
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    Nov 6, 2007, 6:29 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #24

    According to the website, you can still make a reservation for a room at the Marriott at the DCon rate. I know, cause I just did it.

    * August 28, 2008 (Thursday) - September 1, 2008 (Monday)
    * (4 nights)

    165.00
    DRAGON CON

    * Estimated government taxes and fees

    * 24.75

    * Total for stay (per room)

    * 759.00

    We are shooting for a suite for all the Mercs members to crash in, but holding this as backup till the suite is a sure thing. Yes, you can still reserve rooms off the Marriott website.
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    Nov 6, 2007, 8:03 AM - Re: Dragon Con 2008 Hotel Alert! #25

    I wonder why they're booking so early this year. I didn't think it started until at least December last time.

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