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#08: Comic-Con 2017 Program and Event Locations


Once again, Comic-Con International extends beyond the many walls of the San Diego Convention Center to other venues. In 2017, this area includes 7 different downtown venues for Comic-Con, including other programming rooms. (You’re going to notice some changes here from previous years … don’t worry! We’ll be covering these changes in tomorrow’s Toucan Tip!)

This year we feature 7 downtown locations for Comic-Con Programming and Events:

Comic-Con International 2017 Programs and Events Locations

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1. San Diego Convention Center (111 West Harbor Drive)

Headquarters for Comic-Con 2017: Attendee and Industry (Exhibitor and Professional) Badge Pick-up and Bag, Books, and Lanyard Pick-Up (Sails Pavilion); Exhibit Hall; Programming Rooms (upper level, plus Hall H on the lower level); Autographs (Sails Pavilion); Children’s Film Festival (Sunday); Deaf and Disabled Services (Lobby A); Games (Mezzanine), Lines for Giveaways (Sails Pavilion); Masquerade (20; Saturday night) and Masquerade Party (Sails Pavilion); Portfolio Review (Sails Pavilion)

2. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (One Park Blvd.)

Indigo Ballroom programming (Thursday–Saturday); Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (Fri. evening); CBLDF Live Auction. (Sat. evening, location TBA)

3. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel (333 West Harbor Drive)

Anime (Grand Ballroom 10, 11, 12, 13); CCI-IFF Film Festival (Grand Ballroom 3-4); Comic-Con Merch (Pacific Ballroom 23-26); Comic Creator Connection (Thursday and Sunday, Santa Rosa Room); Fan Culture Room (Grand Ballroom 1-2); Films (Grand Ballroom 8); Game Creator Connection (Saturday, Santa Rosa Room); Games (Pacific Ballroom 21-22); Hospitality Suite (Grand Ballroom 5-6); Nintendo Lounge (San Diego Ballroom); Pinball Lounge (Pacific Ballroom 14-16); Playback Room (Marina Ballroom DE); Volunteer Registration (Marina Ballroom FG)

4. Manchester Grand Hyatt (One Market Place)

Art Show (Grand CD); Blood Drive (Coronado Ballroom); Her Universe Fashion Show (Thursday only, Harbor); Programming Premiums (Grand AB)

5. Horton Grand Theatre (444 4th Ave.)

Ticketed programming events (tickets are free; info on how to get them and the schedule of events coming soon)

6. Omni San Diego (675 L St.)

Futurism and Tech Pavilion, Grand Ballroom CDE (4th Floor)

7. San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd.)

Education and librarian programs (Wednesday-Saturday, Shiley Events Suite. 9th floor); Podcasts and Web Series programs (Thursday-Saturday, Neil Morgan Auditorium, ground level). Information on programs coming on Friday.

Please note: Locations are subject to change. Check the onsite Quick Guide for maps and more information.

Check back for another Toucan Tip tomorrow here on Toucan, the only OFFICIAL SDCC blog! Bookmark Toucan and the Comic-Con Front Page for the latest updates for Comic-Con International 2017!