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Harbor Drive Closing to Traffic During San Diego Comic-Con, Other Security Changes Announced

In Badge/Hotel News, Features by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

The San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego, and the Port of San Diego announced this morning several new changes relating to traffic and attendee access/security during San Diego Comic-Con this year. New this year, Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic (including bikes, scooters, and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con during the … Read More

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Ride the San Diego Trolley to Comic-Con in Style with Commemorative Passes, Mobile Ticketing

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Traveling to and from San Diego Comic-Con just got a whole lot easier. The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), which operates the Trolley lines in San Diego, announced they are bringing back the mobile ticketing app for smartphones, named Compass Cloud. Just download the app for iPhone or Android smartphones and Trolley riders can purchase electronic tickets now and store for later use. MTS also produces … Read More

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San Diego Comic-Con Badges Are Finally Shipping — In This New Box [UPDATED June 16]

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When will badges be shipped? [UPDATE June 16] Badges are shipping! It looks like some went out earlier this week and have started to arrive. As expected, the badge image is from The Walking Dead as it has been every year the RFID badges have been used. Thanks to Steven DeNicola for showing us the inside of the box, which … Read More

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San Diego Comic-Con Badge Types: A Guide and Overview

In Badge/Hotel News, Guides by Kerry Dixon3 Comments

An exhibitor, a creative professional, and a retailer walk into a comic convention – no, really, we’re serious. Not all badges are created equal – but just what are the differences between a General Attendee badge and a Press badge? Or a Retailer and Exhibitor? Or Trade and Creative Professional? We’ve asked one person with each type of badge to … Read More

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Guide to Parking at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 [UPDATE May 30]

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon4 Comments

[UPDATE May 30] Parking will open to the general public at 10AM PT on Monday, June 4. [UPDATE May 25] Due to the holiday, Group 5 parking will be launching on Tuesday, May 29 at 10AM instead. [UPDATE May 15] Group 3 parking kicked off on Monday, May 14. Hilton Bayfront still has Preview Night parking available. Most other lots are still available … Read More

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SDCC 2018 Hotel Waitlist Set to Begin April 23

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Hotelpocalypse is (almost) finally over. E-mails with instructions about this year’s hotel waitlist – which will open on Monday, April 23 – are going out now. Rooms from Hotelpocalpyse were allocated (supposedly, anyway) based on timestamp of when you entered the form to fill out your information, and then assigned in two groups, the last of which was this last Monday. … Read More

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Warner TV Asia Wants to Fly You to San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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It’s not often enough we get to pass on good news for international SDCC attendees, so when we do, it’s a rare treat. Attending SDCC is hard enough for those of us who live within the continental U.S.; it’s even harder for those who live overseas. With factors like time zone differences and extra long flights, international attendees are true … Read More

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Mike’s Harder Wants to Send You to ‘Deadpool 2’ Premiere or San Diego Comic-Con

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

While today has been all about San Diego Comic-Con hotel placements, many of you are still just hoping to get a badge to this year’s event at all. If that describes you, then pay attention, because Mike’s Harder wants to send some lucky winners on a few incredible adventures this summer. Mike’s Harder is giving away several prizes during their Deadpool 2 … Read More

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I Didn’t Get A Hotel Room – Now What?

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

Many of you have heard about your San Diego Comic-Con 2018 hotel placement fate. Many of you… still haven’t, and onPeak has announced that round two e-mails are finished. Here’s the good news: Comic-Con said that you would be alerted “no later” than April 23 about hotel waitlist options – and there’s always options on the waitlist. However, if you’re already … Read More