Well, it took a lot longer than we thought, but we announced this morning through a special edition of the Heroes Hotline that we've signed a contract with the Hilton Charlotte Center City as this year's HeroesCon host hotel!
Some longtime HeroesCon attendees will be scratching their heads and wondering, "But I thought it was the Westin", but the reason it was taking so long is that the Westin just wouldn't give us the LARGE number of rooms we would need for all of you, at a good price. The Hilton really stepped into the breach: the HeroesCon rate is just $99/night! You can reserve your rooms at the Hilton now by called 704.377.1500 or toll-free at 1.800.HILTONS.
The Hilton is going to be really great for us this year--for one thing, it's a little closer: you can see the side entrance to the hotel from our Registration Booth in the Convention Center! Plus, last year they performed a 25 million dollar renovation to the hotel, upgrading all the rooms and beds, so it's sure to be a sumptuous experience! And best of all (speaking as a reformed smoker), the entire hotel is non-smoking now. I understand that this might not be so good for you smokers, but I'm excited at least.
For those of you who really prefer the Westin, though, Shelton was able to negotiate a very small number of rooms there at the old $99/night rate, just as a courtesy. Those are sure to be gone super-fast. We're encouraging those of you without a real preference to get your room at the Hilton, because that's where all the hobnobbing is going to be!
I announced this through the Heroes Hotline several hours ago: if you're not on our weekly newsletter list, you can sign up here. We're happy to answer any questions you might have, but please realize that our phones are already ringing off the hook, AND it's Wednesday, so we're in the middle of getting all the new books counted and on the racks. I'll be at my computer all day, so feel free to post questions in the Comments section, and I'll answer them right away. Or if you just don't like me at all, you can give us a call at 704.375.7462.
And that's not all! More big news is coming--CRAZY news! But for now we wanted to let you know about the hotel, not to mention thank you all for your great patience as we worked to get you the best deal we could. Thanks!