Hotel lottery is as it was last year - pre-reg people are given a link to be put into a waiting room until 7pm EST, then everyone waiting in the queue gets randomly given a number in line. You could have been the first one in the waiting room, but been dropped in slot #1405 in the line to grab a hotel room. This was the only way they could be "fair" to everyone. As far as I know, the entire harbor sold out of hotel rooms under the MAG block in the first half an hour hotel reg opened up, same as last year.
This is likely going to be the first Super MAG I miss since I started with MAG 10. It's very disheartening, but between hotel room chaos and the fact it's gotten too big for me to enjoy anything other than room hangouts, it's not worth the hassle. I'd be open to off-site Shizz gathering and maybe Ubering in if there's any music I really want to catch, but that's about it. =/