I thought we had a thread for this already but couldn't find it...
Anyhoo - the website's
been up for a while and today's post has unearthed the above official invite to announce that ticket sales will be opening on May 6th
The website's been updated with more Palace Hotel info since this was last up for discussion (maybe it was in the old 2012 con thread?
) and apparently they've negotiated to fill virtually the entire hotel (except for some rooms on a standing reservation contract with international flight crew) and alternative discounted packages for the nearby Holiday Inn Express for any overspill (as the Palace doesn't hold as many people as the Birmingham Hilton did) - rooms are therefore on a first come first served basis and when they're gone they're gone.
Since they first opened up the website they seem to have been doing some hard negotiation with the Palace and the facilities (especially the bars and cafes) sound like they will be an improvement on the Hilton and for us mobility impaired there seems to be a lot more consideration, even though the hotel's Victorian and 'quirky'
I think this certainly sounds like a better venue so far as aesthetics goes as it looks the part of 'steampunk' AM