First, I want to thank everyone for their patience. We had some unexpected issues with the hotel system, it’s upgrade, apparent succession from the union, and a time traveler with a bad accent.
All is fixed.
If you are a staffer or speaker, stop reading now. This does not apply to you. (Even though I know some of you will only half read this and then email us in a panic about your room. I’m betting we get at least three such emails.)
If you are an attendee, AND you asked to be on the waitlist, then I can confirm that they have started making reservations for you, and then emailing you the confirmation. It will come from the Kalahari directly, so please check your spam filters, and drive combulators. They will NOT call you. This isn’t the IRS. They won’t call you, and they won’t ask you to pay your bill in iTunes gift cards.
YOU MUST CALL BACK IN FIVE DAYS FROM EMAIL RECEIPT AND PROVIDE A CREDIT CARD TO LOCK IN YOUR RESERVATION!
Failure to do so will result in your room going down the waitlist to the next deserving carbon unit. This happened to about 30 people last year.
We aren’t sure how long it will take to get through the whole backlog. I will receive an update this evening (11pm) with how far they get today. That will help us know how long it might take. Last year it took about five days.
Once all of the attendee rooms have their initial reservations, we will send out another blast letting you know, so you can make alternative arrangements.