#28: Get Ready for Comic-Con 2018 with This Review!
We’re nearing the end of the long and winding road to Comic-Con 2018, so it’s time to sit back and review before the big event begins. There’s a number of very important things to remember or be aware of, so let’s start with the big one:
Harbor Drive Closure
To improve on safety, security, and convenience, the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego will close Harbor Drive to vehicle traffic between First Avenue and Park Boulevard. This will include traffic from cars, bikes, scooters, and motorcycles, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. This includes rideshares!
In addition to vehicle restrictions during the event, only badged members (attendees of Comic-Con 2018) will have access to the front drive, stairs, and surrounding sidewalks of the San Diego Convention Center. So if you are planning to meet your friend in front of Hall C, make sure they have a badge or badge confirmation!
And, although we love San Diego’s adoption of dockless share bikes and electric scooters, there will be no bicycle, scooter, hoverboard, unicycle or TARDIS parking anywhere within the Convention Center’s secure perimeter.
For more information about the closure, maps of the affected areas, and shuttle transport, please visit our previous post about the closures.
Badge Privacy Updates
Comic-Con does not rent, sell, lend or give its mailing list to anyone other than parties that need the information to assist in producing our events (e.g., the registration and housing companies).
For more information about the badge terms and conditions, please visit our Terms and Conditions page.
Alcohol or alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside the San Diego Convention Center or at any of our official offsite events. Bag checks may be performed at various entry locations. Wanding and metal detectors may be used at some locations as well. Make sure to leave your drones, helium balloons, helium-filled products, fireworks, handcarts, trolleys, rolling luggage, and pets (excluding service animals) at home. Absolutely no functioning props or weapons are allowed. Only active on-duty police officers may carry firearms within the Convention Center. All other persons are strictly prohibited regardless of license or status.
For a complete list of all of our Convention Policies, designed to help you better enjoy your Comic-Con experience, please click here.
We’ve covered a lot of ground over the past month here on Toucan, and you can review all of our Comic-Con 2018 Toucan Tips by clicking here.
Don’t Forget: Bags, Books, Lanyard (repeat after me) Bags, Books, Lanyard!
When you get onsite, don’t forget to pick up your lanyard, free collectible bag, and books: the 2018 editions of the Souvenir Book, the Events Guide, and the Quick Guide! These indispensable publications will help you plan, navigate and enjoy your 2018 Comic-Con visit!
Download and use our Official Comic-Con App!
It’s available now in the App Store for iOS (AppStore.com/Comic-Con) and on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elementalbits.comiccon&hl=en).
The app is completely updated for 2018. Use it onsite as an alternative to using the Internet! It has all the info from our website, including complete schedules, maps and more, and is constantly updated with cancellations and additions. Sponsored by NBC, the App is an important tool to help you stay updated, plus you can manage your own personalized schedules and favorite exhibitors! (The app syncs between our MySchedule feature on the website, too!) Best of all, it’s totally FREE and works without being online when you’re onsite … just update it when you launch it each day.
Share Your Comic-Con Love on Social Media!
We know a lot of you live on social media these days, so if you’re at Comic-Con and posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or wherever (so many choices, so little time!), please remember us kindly with the following “official” hashtags and indicators: