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To celebrate the 49th Comic-Con Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between 1st Avenue and Park Blvd that includes cars, bikes, scooters, motorcycles (I assume that rideshares too but wasn’t sure from the release – see below), dockless share bikes, electric scooters, and no parking anywhere within the Convention Center’s secure perimeter. The exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Also 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 non-badged friends have to be met off site.


We are very excited to celebrate our 49th ComicCon with you! Below are a couple of updates we would like to make you aware of before your arrival at the San Diego Convention Center.

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 ComicCon 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 www.comiccon.org/toucan/harbor-drive-closure-planned-comiccon-2018

Badge Privacy Updates
We have updated our privacy policy to encompass exhibitors scanning your badge. Your event badge is encoded with a number that allows exhibitors to obtain your full name, company name, address, phone/fax, and email address. If you do not want exhibitors to have your contact information, do not allow your badge to be scanned and do not give your badge to anyone else.

ComicCon 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 visitwww.comiccon.org/cci/terms-and-conditions

Prohibited Items
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.

Have Fun
Finally – and most important of all – have a great (and safe) time at ComicCon2018! We work hard to put on the kind of convention we would like to attend, but there’s an extra special element to our success … you! If you see a piece of trash, pick it up. If you see someone lost, help them find where they need to go. If you stop for a picture, step aside and don’t block the aisle way. If you see something suspicious, find the nearest staff member or security guard and alert them to the situation. In summary, be excellent to each other!

Sincerely and with gratitude,

All of the Staff at ComicCon

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