With the blisters of San Diego barely healing, a few hardy folks are girding their loins for this coming weekend’s Chicago Comic-Con (formerly Wizard World Chicago). However, folks who booked their hotel through the con website may still have time to save a buck or two. A creator we’ll call “Thunderdome” writes:
I’m staying with an artist in Chicago for the Chicago Comic Con (formerly WW Chicago). He booked a room at the Hyatt at the “con rate” of $145 per night (booked via Wizard). I thought that sounded steep (I’ve stayed at said hotel before for about $99 per night). I got online, hyatt.com, and sure enough, the room was $129 per night on Thurs, $104 per night (!!!) on Fri and Sat. So I called the hotel directly, told them I was coming in for the con, and they quoted me the $145 per night rate. I mentioned the online rate, and they said it was correct, and had no idea why the room would be higher for the con rate. Needless to say, I booked at the online rate and saved $100 for the three days.
Possibly more disturbing? I booked a room at the Hyatt (the hotel attached to the frickin con!) 6 days before the con with NO PROBLEM. Pretty much the opposite of SDCC.
1. Screw the con rate, book on your own, you save money by NOT MENTIONING THE CON!
2. Look for a sparsely attended Chicago Comic Con.
3. Bring on the Reed show.