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2010 — The Year Dragon*Con Was Broken

I should’ve known something was up when my cat and my dad were both sick leading up to the convention — but I really should have figured it out when the pet-sitter wouldn’t return our calls until yesterday afternoon. But clearly, there is a malevolent force trying, for reasons we can only guess at, to keep us from getting to Dragon*Con.

I mean, seriously, when your plane arrives early but can’t open the door because the caterpillar walkway mysteriously breaks? Then the automated check-in kiosk fails, gives you a ticket that says “Take to any Hilton partner,” but the concierge is just snarky and sends you through the long line at the hotel desk (which was the whole reason for going to the automated kiosk in the first place) … and then you’re given not one, but two sets of keys that don’t work?

Yeah. There’s something up with this con. I’m keeping my eyes open!

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.


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Sep. 2nd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I just had a 'good con, bad hotel' experience of my own with a Hilton. The bad service at the bar, the expensive 'cheap bad food' con-buffet, and near impossibility of getting a waiter at the okayish cafe were not quite enough.

Nope, it was my room being inhabited by the spirits of electrical faults, causing a bright white light to start flashing off and on every five minutes, accompanied by a loud thump from the walls.

At 2am.

And not fixed till 5am.

By asking me to pack up all my stuff and haul it to a different room.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Gak! I hope the rest of your weekend goes uphill from here!
Sep. 3rd, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Hilton is now owned by a real estate investment trust, Blackstone Group. Any sense of hospitality being job one has gone out the window in favor of maximizing shareholder profits. Maintenance is being deferred, properties are falling apart.
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