I've been coming to Otakon for many years, and I've never seen chaos like this. What the heck is going on?
The Hyatt tells me that the "Otakon Members" rate is sold out -- not "Locked until 6 months before the convention" as claimed in another post; sold out. The Hyatt quotes me $489 for a room. In 2002, I made a reservation there 3 months bfore the convention, and got a nice room on the Club Floor for a very decent rate.
The Sheraton says that they have rooms: for $1160 per night (!)
The Marriott Inner Harbor told me on the phone that the hotel is completely sold out. But