Big Bad Lodging (update 9/11/2013)
As many folks have probably found out the hard way, the room block for Big Bad Con has filled up. We're working our little goat tails off trying to get more rooms added, but it's slow going. Raiders are storming Oakland that weekend and instead of pillaging gold and treasures, they are taking up rooms at the Hilton (read: Football weekend).
Our recommendation is to book a room at the normal con rate ($159/night) and then stay tuned for updates about new blocks opening. If they do, you can cancel your standard rate booking and book under the con rate.
Note: I've been told if/when they do open a new block it may not be at the $99 date, but should still be less than $159.
Update as of 9/13/2013 - We have rooms. More details here.