SThe 2010 San Diego Comic-Con has updated its website with the first list of guests:
Brian Michael Bendis
Carla Speed McNeil
Robert M. Overstreet
Douglas E. Richards
— several webcomickers there, so maybe a special focus?
Also, although it pains us to remind you, Hoteloween is coming! Contrary to what some people said, The Hyatt is on the hotel list, but the HQ hotels this year are the Marriott and the new Hilton. In fact, according to the website:
• There are more hotels available than ever before. This year’s block includes 38 hotels, with 24 of them on the Comic-Con Shuttle route (mainly downtown) and an additional 14 in Mission Valley and the Mission Bay/SeaWorld areas. The Mission Valley hotels, while not serviced by the Comic-Con Shuttle, have the advantage of proximity to the San Diego MTS Trolley line, which will deliver you directly to the Convention Center, with two stops across the street from the building. These hotels also offer the advantage of leaving your car behind and avoiding the added cost and hassle of finding parking downtown.
Also new this year — YOU WILL GET CHARGED A DEPOSIT FOR THE FIRST NIGHT. So no booking five rooms and holding on to them to give out to your friends. Deposits are fully refundable up until May 15th, and after that, there is a $75 charge. After June 18th, NO REFUNDS ON THE DEPOSIT.
So, looks like the convention organizers are doing something about the horror that is Hoteloween. Will it help? Or has it all spiraled out of control? We’ll report back on March 19th.