Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Important Travel Information for the 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con

I got this from the BCC people today, so I'm pretty sure Our Man Thompson and I will be attending on Sunday instead.


Important Travel Information for the 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore, Maryland - October 6, 2009 - The 10th annual Baltimore Comic-Con falls on October 10-11, 2009, and this year, the Baltimore Marathon will occur on our opening day, October 10th.  This will be different than the standard Orioles or Ravens game, so we want to pass on what information we can to make your commute into Baltimore as easy as possible.
 
Getting to the Show on Saturday, October 10th. 
Due to the Baltimore Marathon, traffic might be a little strange due road closures on nearby streets.  Here are our suggestions for avoiding traffic problems on your way to the show Saturday morning.
 
Even more than in past years, the Baltimore Comic-Con recommends taking the light rail when attending the show this year.  We're excited to be sharing the stage with the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday, October 10th, but as you can imagine, the races will affect traffic off and on during the day.  There are no road closures going directly to the Convention Center, but there will be periodic road closures in the downtown area into the afternoon, potentially causing delays. 

Light Rail: The Light Rail makes it an easy trip to the Baltimore Comic-Con, costing $1.60 for a one-way pass or $3.50 for a full-day pass and dropping you within 1.5 blocks of the Sharp Street entrance of the Convention Center, our location this year.  Please click on the link below for the Light Rail stops:
 
Please click on the link below to find the most convenient Light Rail schedule for you:
 
http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/bus/schedule/LRMAP209.pdf
 
Parking: If you do intend to drive into the city for the show, we recommend leaving extra time in your schedule on Saturday to account for the extra people the Baltimore Marathon will be bringing downtown as well that morning.  Please follow the link to the Baltimore Convention Center Recommended parking:

http://www.bccenter.org/downloads/userfiles/Parking_Web_Map.pdf

As a reminder, we are in the Baltimore Convention Center and our halls can be accessed from the Sharp Street entrance.
 
Tickets

Tickets are available at Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reistertown, MD and Laughing Ogre Comics in Northern Virginia.  You can also buy your ticket in advance via http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets.htm to avoid the ticket line the day of the show.
 
Harvey Awards Ticket Sales
Ticket for the 2009 Harvey Awards and Banquet are now on sale.  Place your order with a credit card by calling 410-526-7410.
 
 
We will continue to providing details on guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming leading up to the show.  The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, TwitterMySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.

As we continue to get ready for this year's show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year's Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.
 
  

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