I've ended up with a hotel room at the Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center, which is a 12 minute walk from the convention center. The dates are check in Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 and check out Monday, Jul 25, 2011.
The room is 1 Double Bed, 1 Rollaway, No Smoking with Free High-Speed Wireless, Coffee Maker In Room, Microwave and Refrigerator, Safe, Iron and Ironing Board. I don't need this room and I don't want to have to pay for it. If you need a room, you can have the reservation transferred to your name. How you will be protected: The transfer will be done by you through Comfort Inn Gaslamp. You will call them directly (look up the number on the Internet) and give them my confirmation number. They will make the transfer and then notify me that I am off the hook. I need to do this in the next few hours because I will lose a lot of money if I don't transfer it, but I can't transfer it after 4pm California time. Please let me know if you are interested. My e-mail is carolcdzo(at)gmail.com.