NOVEMBER 23, 2004
Announcement: Hotels and other updates for Otakon 2005
By: Jim Vowles, Vice Con Chair for Otakon 20054>
While we labor behind the scenes to revise and update the Otakon website for our twelfth year, we'll continue to post key information in our news column.
The following hotels are offering room blocks for Otakon 2005. You'll find full contact information on last year's hotel page, but the rates for the initial batch of hotels are listed below:
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor: $189/$189/$219/$239 *
Days Inn - Inner Harbor: $125/$135
Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor: $169/$169/$169/$169/$295
Radisson Lord Baltimore: $139/$139/$159/$179
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel: $195/$195/$215/$235 *
Tremont Plaza: $129/$159/$309
Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor: $139/$139
*these rates were originally posted incorrectly and were updated on 11/25/04
Watch this space for revisions and updates. Most of the advice on last year's hotel page still applies, but make sure you verify everything when you make your reservation, and be sure you're getting the Otakon 2005 rate. We may add additional hotels in the coming months.
A note about the Days Inn: A large portion of the Otakon room block is already spoken for. This is because the Days Inn is our staff hotel (and if our staff don't have a place to stay, we can't run the convention). However, there may be rooms available at the regular rate. (Unfortunately, hotels would have trouble staying profitable if they gave us the entire hotel at the convention rate.)
Watch this space for more updates, and thanks for your patience as we organize Otakon 2005 -- which, nine months from now, will be but a happy memory.