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Comic Con Planning Info

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Comic Con Planning Info

Welcome to our Comic Con information page. Here you will find guides, articles, general information, tips and more on Comic Con. We know Comic Con is a big trip so our goal is to arm you with all the information you need before headed off on your trip. If you ever have specific questions not answered in our guides, or have an idea for a useful article, feel free to let me know by email at Contact@EventTrk.com. For now you can see all our articles on Comic Con below.


Comic Con Hotels - Where to Stay: Downtown San Diego

Comic Con Hotels - Where to Stay: Downtown San Diego

Article Summary

  • Downtown San Diego is by far the best area of San Diego to stay in for Comic Con if you can afford it. 
  • Even cheap hotels downtown are $350+ a night nearly a year in advance
  • Downtown gives the easiest access to the convention center, where Comic Con is held, as well as other Comic Con activities throughout downtown and the nightlife of San Diego

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Comic Con Badges - Everything You Need to Know

Comic Con Badges - Everything You Need to Know

Article Summary

  • Tickets generally go on sale in February for Comic Con, which occurs in July
  • You should register for an account with Comic Con before tickets go on sale, you cannot purchase badges without registering
  • Tickets sell out incredibly fast and you really need to get lucky to get through the waiting process before they sell out. 
  • If you aren’t online and ready the second they go on sale you have a 0% chance of getting tickets

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Comic Con Hotels - Where to Stay: Mission Valley

Comic Con Hotels - Where to Stay: Mission Valley

Article Summary

  • Mission Valley is an area of San Diego about 3 miles northeast of Downtown San Diego with a good selection of hotels
  • It is one of the few locations you can use public transportation in San Diego easily to get to Comic Con
  • You can aso use the official Comic Con shuttle to get from Mission Valley to Comic Con
  • Mission valley is a good option if you want to save some money and avoid the absurd prices of downtown San Diego for Comic Con

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Using San Diego Public Transportation for Comic Con

Using San Diego Public Transportation for Comic Con

Article Summary

  • San Diego has limited public transportation so my top advice is to not rely on it
  • If you do use it the best areas to use it are anything along the San Diego Trolley lines
  • The areas with best access to public transportation are Old Town, Mission Valley, National City, and Chula Vista
  • The Coaster, which operates along the coastal towns of Solana Beach, Encinitas and Carlsbad provides limited transportation to Comic Con

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Comic Con Tips for First Timers: Enhance Your Comic Con

Comic Con Tips for First Timers: Enhance Your Comic Con

Article Summary

  • Expect crowds and lines: embrace it and try to make some new friends in the line
  • You really only need to camp out and spend all day in an area if you want to see the big stuff (Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, etc.) in Hall H or Ballroom 20; if you want to see smaller stuff you can easily bounce around locations at Comic Con
  • Bring a backpack with you that has a battery case / portable charger for your phone, food, snacks and extra deodorant
  • Be sure to check out the cool Comic Con stuff outside of the Convention Center

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Local Recommendations for Your Comic Con Weekend

Local Recommendations for Your Comic Con Weekend

Article Summary

  • I have lived in San Diego for 6+ years and specifically in Downtown San Diego (where Comic Con takes place) for 3 years
  • I share my favorite places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks for your Comic Con trip

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Comic Con Early Bird Sale: Rates, Hotels, Shuttle & more

Comic Con Early Bird Sale: Rates, Hotels, Shuttle & more

Article Summary

  • Comic Con is again offering an Early Bird hotel sale
  • There are 11 hotels in total with most of them in Mission Valley and a couple near the airport; there are no downtown hotels included in this Comic Con Early Bird hotel sale
  • If you are ok with a nonrefundable hotel the rates are solid and all properties are on the Comic Con Shuttle route making access to Comic Con easy

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Comic Con Hotel Overview: All the Different Areas in SD

Comic Con Hotel Overview: All the Different Areas in SD

Article Summary

  • I go over the main pros and cons of each area you may be looking at a hotel for in San Diego for Comic Con
  • In general it boils down to this: you either pay for the convenience of Downtown and being near Comic Con or you save money by staying further away from Comic Con
  • The most popular areas besides Downtown for Comic Con are Mission Valley and near the airport (Point Loma & Shelter Island)

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Comic Con FAQ: Badges, Where to Stay, Getting Around & More

Comic Con FAQ: Badges, Where to Stay, Getting Around & More

Article Summary

  • We breakdown all the basic questions for Comic Con you may have
  • Categories of questions include getting badges, where to stay in San Diego, and advice for once you get to Comic Con

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Staying Near the Airport for Comic Con: Pros & Cons

Staying Near the Airport for Comic Con: Pros & Cons

Article Summary

  • The airport area includes Shelter Island (Nicer) and Point Loma (Cheaper)
  • The benefits of the area are it is cheaper, still has access to the Comic Con Shuttle and most hotels are less than five miles to Comic Con
  • The biggest cons are limited transportation options to Comic Con besides the Comic Con Shuttle and there won’t be much walkable from your accommodations

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Comic Con: How Much Will Comic Con Cost in Total

Comic Con: How Much Will Comic Con Cost in Total

Article Summary

  • We breakdown how much you can expect your whole Comic Con trip to cost you
  • Costs include Comic Con badges, hotel, getting around San Diego, food, drinks and more
  • The biggest cost is your hotel for Comic Con

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The Best Cheap & Moderately Priced Places to Eat in San Diego

The Best Cheap & Moderately Priced Places to Eat in San Diego

Article Summary

  • Eat like a local when you visit Downtown San Diego
  • I’ve been eating in San Diego for 8 years and downtown for 3
  • My favorite Breakfast, Moderately Priced and Cheap San Diego Restaurants

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Top San Diego Tourist Activities

Top San Diego Tourist Activities

Article Summary

  • List of options for getting on the water, exploring the city and visiting the theme parks
  • Brief descriptions and links for all activities listed

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