This weekend was supposed to be a grand gathering of geeky goodness in the heart of downtown Hamilton, but the festivities of the upcoming Con Bravo is now coming into question for some. Many con goers, just 48 hours before arriving to Hamilton, are finding out that their hotel reservations at the Hamilton Plaza Hotel have been cancelled.
“Just called. They canceled my reservation,” shared Jordan Sparks via social media. “This is ridiculous!”
To make matters worse the availability of hotel rooms in downtown Hamilton are limited this close to the event with estimates showing that 93% of hotel rooms are reserved with no hotel room availability downtown this weekend.
A look at the reservation page for the Hamilton Plaza Hotel now shows that there are no rooms available at that hotel until January 1st, 2019. There is no mention on the hotel’s main website or Facebook page of any availability issues or cancellations.
“I just got contacted by booking.com to say my reservation at Hamilton Plaza Hotel & Conference Center is cancelled,” shared Lorne Kates in a Facebook post on the convention’s page. “It’s two days before the convention and the entire hotel is gone?!?”
Con Bravo has been scrambling to get the word out to con-goers via their social media channels and offering to help accommodate displaced attendees. Anyone who had booked rooms at the Hamilton Plaza can contact the Con Bravo convention via their Facebook page.
Laura Wayne booked her hotel room nearly six months ago. “I just got the notice. Totally screwed over.”
This is the ninth year for Con Bravo, a 3-Day celebration of YouTube, Gaming, and Geek Culture. It runs this weekend from Friday to Sunday from the Hamilton Convention Centre and Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.