San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Parking Permits Go On Sale 05/20/14 at 9am PT!

Comic-Con 2014 - Pre-Paid Parking Permits - SDCC - Ace Parking -  HeaderParking permits go on-sale 9am PT TODAY!

 

What is the link for the site selling the permits?
https://space.aceparking.com/events/comic-con We are releasing the link to the site that will be selling the permits ahead of time so you will be able to get familiar with the site and setup an account in the system. If you choose to, you can opt to purchase a reservation for one of the current days that are currently available for sale in the system and then refund it back to your credit card a few minutes later. Doing so will allow you to save your credit card information in your account to make the checkout process go as quickly as possible. Credit cards are not stored on the site and the site is fully PCI compliant. The permits will be sold by our reservation website at space.aceparking.com. The permits will not be available for sale until 9am on Tuesday morning. The link to the page that will be selling the permits in the system is: https://space.aceparking.com/events/comic-con

What are the operating hours for the lots?
Open 6am – 2am: Tailgate Park, Campus, Triangle, MTS, 707 Broadway, Gaslamp City Square.
Open 5am – 2am: Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront garage, Padres Parkade, Diamond View Towers, Horton Plaza.

What is the decal number field in the user account setup?
The decal number field is for Associates of Ace Parking Only and you can leave it blank.

Comic Con Location MapHow far away are the lots from the Convention Center?
Click on the map image on the left to view an interactive map of the locations that will be included in the on-line sale.

Do the lots offer over-sized vehicle parking?
No, vehicles over 18 feet will be turned away and not allowed to park even with a valid permit. Sorry.

Does my permit include in-and-out privileges for the day?
No, in-and-out privileges are not allowed. If you leave the lot your space will become available for another drive-up customer to park in. Sorry.

Does the on-line system require me to setup an account to purchase my permits?
Yes. You will need to setup an account during the checkout process. Your account will enable system features such as the ability to refund your permit if you are not able to attend the convention, switch the date of purchased permits (subject to availability and pricing of course), and tie all purchased permits to a single barcode that you can carry on your smart device for use at scanner equipped lots. Your account will be available for future purchases for parking at next years Comic-Con and other events with the same barcode assigned to you which will be replenished with future permit purchases as they are made.

Will the system allow me to purchase multiple permits per day?
No. Each account is restricted to one permit per day for Comic-Con. If you need to purchase more than one permit, you will need to setup multiple accounts.

Is there a way to purchase Comic-Con permits other than online?
The only way you can purchase advance parking permits for Comic-Con is through the online system. However, the majority of the lots included in the online sale and others that are not included will be available for drive up parking the day of the event. Drive up availability will be first come, first served for the remaining spaces not reserved online. The lots are expected to fill up fast. If you are planning to find parking the day of the event, you should get there early.

Can cars be parked overnight? Or just during the hours of the event?
Overnight parking is not permitted. The lots close at midnight and reopen at 6am (Convention Center opens at 5am). They close so they can be prepared for the next day. Most lots are pre-sold to full capacity each day, so any cars on the lot after 2am, will be towed at the owners expense.

What if I drive a different car the day of the event?
This year there is no need to enter details about your vehicle when you purchase your permit. The program doesn’t even prompt for them. We only request that you place a copy of your printed permit on your dashboard so it can be scanned by our lot enforcement personnel.

Can I make a copy of my permit and give it to my friend?
No. The permits are lot specific and can only be redeemed once. If a copy is found, the vehicle will be ticketed. If you’ve copied your permit and given it to a friend, the second permit scanned will be in violation and that may end up being your car. The permits are bar coded and lot enforcement personnel will be making the rounds scanning/redeeming them.

Handicap Parking?
ADA spaces are first come first served. The Convention Center and Hilton Bay Front are the best choices for ADA parking. The rate at both lots is $15 for Comic-Con.

Will the passes sold on-line include a fee?
Yes, a fee of $4.95 per pass, per day will be added at checkout.

 

Location Name Online Sales Rates
7/23/2014 7/24/2014 7/25/2014 7/26/2014 7/27/2014
Tailgate Park  $     20.00  $     30.00  $    30.00  $    30.00  $     20.00
Campus Lot  $     20.00  $     30.00  $    30.00  $    30.00  $     20.00
Triangle Lot Day of only Day of only Day of only Day of only Day of only
MTS Lot  $     20.00  $     25.00  $    25.00  $    25.00  $     20.00
707 Broadway  $         –  $         –  $        –  $    25.00  $     20.00
Hilton Bayfront Garage  $     15.00  $     15.00  $    15.00  $    15.00  $     15.00
Convention Center  $     15.00  $     15.00  $    15.00  $    15.00  $     15.00
Padres Parkade  $     20.00  $     30.00  $    30.00  $    30.00  $     20.00
Diamond View Towers  $         –  $         –  $        –  $    25.00  $     20.00
Horton Plaza  $     20.00  $     25.00  $    25.00  $    25.00  $     20.00
Gaslamp City Square  $     20.00  $     25.00  $    25.00  $    25.00  $     20.00

Customer Service Contact Information
P: 855.Ace-Park (223-7275)
E: cci-info@aceparking.com

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Comic-Con 2014 Hotel Reservations Open Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 AM PT!

Comic-Con 2014 Hotel Reservations Will Open April 8 - 2014 at 9AM PT mdAt 9:00 AM Pacific Time (12:00 PM Eastern Time) on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, copy and paste or type this URL into your browser:

http://www.tphousing.com/comic-con-2014

Note: The Travel Planners Hotel Reservation web site WILL NOT BE OPEN until 9:00 AM Pacific time on Tuesday, April 8!

Important note: We are offering this “sneak peek” at the hotels in our block and their rates and shuttle availability, but HOTEL RESERVATIONS DO NOT OPEN UNTIL April 8, 2014 at 9::00 AM Pacific Time (12:00 PM Eastern time). You cannot request your hotel through the Comic-Con reservation service at these special rates until then. This information is presented early to allow you to be better prepared when the reservation process goes live on that day.

Please keep in mind that the Travel Planners hotel request form website is best accessed from a desktop computer. Accessing this form from a tablet or smartphone device may slow your progress. We highly recommend you use a desktop computer during this hotel request process.

The following information pertains to any room booked through Travel Planners for Comic-Con 2014:

As everyone knows from past experience, Comic-Con’s discounted hotel rates means rooms sell out very quickly. We have come up with a number of solutions that we think will help the reservation process:

In an effort to equalize the amount of time each participant spends on the request form, a total of six (6) hotel choices will be required. No participant can provide more, or less, than 6 hotel choices.

• There are more hotel rooms available than ever before. Most of them are on the Comic-Con Shuttle routes.

• Once confirmed, all hotel reservations will require a deposit of two nights’ room rate and tax for each room booked. This will encourage people to release unwanted rooms in advance so people on the wait list can reserve them.

• Hotel reservation deposits are fully refundable if cancelled by April 30, 2014.

• For cancellations received from May 1 to June 1, 2014, a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged. The cancellation fee will be deducted from your deposit.

• Starting on June 2, 2014, ALL DEPOSITS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

SDCC 2014 Hotels included in the Comic-Con Block


Don’t want to wait until April 8? The Comic-Con EARLY BIRD HOTEL SALE is going on now!

If you have a Comic-Con 2014 badge and want to stay in Mission Valley or near the airport, click here to access the sale page. Please note reservations are NON-REFUNDABLE and require full pre-payment. This sale will end April 8 when hotel reservations open.

COMIC-CON SHUTTLE SERVICE RUNS CONTINUOUSLY!

Helping fans enjoy every hour of Comic-Con 2014 and the nighttime fun, too!

Shuttles for Comic-Con 2014 will run continuously to the hotels indicated in the Hotel List PDF during these hours:

WEDNESDAY: 3:00 PM–10:00 PM (PREVIEW NIGHT)

THURSDAY, 5:00 AM THROUGH SUNDAY, 7:00 PM: SHUTTLE RUNS CONTINUOUSLY!

(FREQUENCY VARIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY)

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

A link to the Travel Planners website will be sent via email to badge holders 72 hours ahead of the hotel reservations opening. This link will not be active until April 8 at 9:00 AM PACIFIC TIME (12:00 PM Eastern Time).

Starting at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on April 8, 2014, you will be able to access the reservation request form via the link in your email or at the top of this page or by calling 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642) or 212-532-1660. PLEASE DO NOT CALL BEFORE APRIL 8 AT 9:00 AM PACIFIC TIME.

• You’ll be required to provide six (6) hotel choices in order of preference.

• All reservation requests will be processed in date/time stamp order. Forms received within three seconds of each other are considered to have arrived at the same time and will be processed in a random order within that three-second grouping.

• A recap e-mail listing the hotel choices you submitted to Travel Planners will be sent to you within 48 hours. Please review it to make sure it is correct and follow the directions in the e-mail if the information is incorrect.

• You will get your reservation confirmation e-mail listing the hotel or hotels where you have reservations no later than April 10, 2014. If you are happy with your hotels, please follow the directions on your confirmation and go back online to pay the required deposit within 72 hours of receiving your confirmation or your reservation will be cancelled. If you are not happy with your hotel and do not plan to confirm your reservation, please log on and cancel your reservation so another attendee can have a chance at getting a room.

• All reservations require an advance deposit equal to two nights’ room rate and tax. Deposits are required when you log back in to guarantee your reservation and must be submitted within 72 hours of receiving your confirmation or you will lose your reservation and you will not have a hotel room for Comic-Con.

• Hotel reservation deposits are fully refundable if cancelled by April 30, 2014.

• For cancellations from May 1 to June 1, 2014, a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax will be charged per room.  The cancellation fee will be deducted from your deposit(s).

Starting on June 2, 2014, ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Each hotel’s payment policies vary; the date that your total balance is due will be dependent upon the policies of your hotel. All hotels place a deposit on your credit card or debit card when you check in and charge the balance at check out. Please ask your hotel for their policy.

As Comic-Con gets closer, hotel rooms do free up. We urge everyone who plans on making a hotel reservation for the event to keep checking back to this page for updated room availability. If you don’t get your first choice on April 8, 2014, check back later to see if the hotel you prefer is available.

Please note that the hotel rates listed are starting rates and are subject to change.


AFTER APRIL 23:

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:

Visit this page and click on the “Make Your Hotel Reservations” button or call 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642) or 212-532-1660, Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–7:00 PM Eastern Time. Please do not call prior to April 8, 2014, 9:00 AM Pacific Time.


TO MAKE CHANGES:

Changes must be made by visiting this page and clicking on the “Make Your Hotel Reservations” button or by phone at 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642). Changes must be received 14 days prior to arrival; changes are on a by-request basis and are subject to availability/discretion of the hotel.


TO CANCEL A RESERVATION:

Cancellations must be made by visiting this page and clicking on the “Make Your Hotel Reservations” button or by phone at 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642). You must receive a cancellation number to ensure your reservations have been canceled. Cancellations must be received by April 30, 2014, to get a full refund of the deposit. Cancellations received beginning May 1 through June 1, 2014, will receive a refund less a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax. Beginning June 2, 2014, deposits are nonrefundable.


NOTE: Hotel rates include an $8.00 per night reimbursement to Comic-Con to help defray shuttle and convention costs (this charge is subject to change). San Diego city blocks are small compared to other cities and take approximately 2–3 minutes to walk. You may find walking in the morning is a great way to explore San Diego and find new places for dinner or lunch or shopping.


PLEASE NOTE: Your reservations will be booked based on room availability. Bed type and special requests are not guaranteed. These requests will be noted with the hotel, but are subject to hotel availability at the time of check-in. Currently, hotels in San Diego charge a Transient Occupancy tax of 10.565%, a Tourism Marketing assessment of 2% and parking fees, all of which are subject to change without notice. Hotel rates are not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. Hotel rates may vary by number of occupants and other requested services. Comic-Con and Travel Planners reserve the right to correct any identified errors.


Responsibility and liability: Comic-Con International and/or its agents act only in the capacity as agents for customers in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations and transportation whether by railroad, automobile, airplane or any other means, and as such are not responsible for any damage, expense, or inconvenience caused by train or plane arrivals or departures, or by any change of schedule or condition from any loss, injury, or damage to any person or property from any cause whatsoever. Baggage handling throughout the program is entirely at the owner’s risk. The customer agrees that show management and/or its agents shall not be held responsible in the event of any error or omission in any promotional material.

 

Professional Registration Opens Today at 10am!

Comic-Con 2014 - Professional Badge Registration - SDCC - HeaderToday is the day that Professionals (Creative, not Trade) will be able to register for San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Hopefully, all of the changes and improvements that EPIC Registration will make things easier for all attendees. The following is the email that was sent to those registering for their Creative Professional Badge.

Dear Professional,

Mark your calendar! Comic-Con International 2014 professional badge registration will open on January 29, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). This email is a courtesy notice to inform you of the registration date and time. The actual registration link and instructions will be sent to you in a separate email, at least 48 hours prior to registration. Please keep an eye on your email inbox for this important notification.

The professional badge registration period does not have a predetermined close date and will close – without notification – when professional badges are no longer available.

We strongly encourage you to register for your Comic-Con professional badge as early as possible! Verified and approved professionals are not guaranteed a Comic-Con badge for 2014. Each professional may register one complimentary guest and/or one paid guest while supplies last. Professional and guest badges in both categories (paid or complimentary) are limited and not all guests can be accommodated. We anticipate that complimentary guest badges may reach capacity within a few hours of the opening of registration. Be sure to register guests at the same time you register for your own badge, as guest badges may not be available if you return to register them at a later date.

Professional guest badges can be used to register an adult or junior guest (age 13 to 17). The badge price is the same ($200), whether the guest is a junior or an adult, when purchased through professional registration. To receive the attendee junior badge price of $100, we recommend purchasing an attendee junior badge during Open Online Registration for the general public. Children age 12 and under are free with a professional badge and do not count toward your guest limit. Child badges must be registered onsite at Industry Registration in Lobby D.

Trade professional registration will open later this spring. Trade professionals may not register for a Comic-Con badge on January 29, 2014.

For more information on Comic-Con professional badge registration, please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/professionals

If you are registering today, make sure you do it asap with your Guest included in your registration. The complimentary and paid guest allotment has gone down considerably from previous years. If you are not sure, just do it. Canceling is easier than trying to get one in the future as badges are limited. It makes sense that Professional Registration is done prior to Attendee Badge Registration because if some reason you are not approved you can purchase an Attendee Badge. It will be interesting to hear comments from those registering today. Keep an eye on Twitter for those positive and negative comments! This may give insight in how good or bad it will be for those registering for Attendee Badges.