As part of their daily Toucan Blog Tips Of The Day, Comic-Con International have posted their plans to expand further beyond the confines of the San Diego Convention Center and grow into the city even further in 2015, in what they call ‘The Comic-Con Campus’.
It actually makes total sense to do so: while the allotted 130,00 people may have landed badges for the core event, the space available keeps getting more and more crowded, especially with many thousands more descending on the city to either soak up the ambience of Comic-Con or to experience the many satellite off-site events that take place. In previous years, CCI have utilised and partnered with venues in San Diego, putting in programming and allowing them to continue operating in the city – this is merely a continuation of those plans.
From the Toucan Blog Tip Of The Day:
“It seems like every year Comic-Con International grows a bit more. This year there’s another new addition to what we like to call the “Comic-Con Campus,” a group of downtown programming venues that are outside of the Convention Center. We’ve put together a handy-dandy map to show you where they all are in relationship to the mothership: the San Diego Convention Center.
This year we feature 7 downtown locations for Comic-Con Programming. They are:
1. San Diego Convention Center (111 West Harbor Drive)
Headquarters for Comic-Con 2015: Exhibit Hall, Programming Rooms, Badge Pick-up, Anime, Autographs, Children’s Film Festival (Sunday only), some Games (15AB), Fan Culture Room (14A), Masquerade (20), Portfolio Review
2. Hilton San Diego Bayfront (One Park Blvd.)
Indigo Ballroom programming, Thursday–Saturday; Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Friday evening
3. Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel (333 West Harbor Drive)
Comic-Con Merch T-shirt store (Marina Ballroom D, 3rd level); Comic Creator Connection (Thursday and Sunday, Santa Rosa Room); Nintendo Lounge (San Diego Ballroom); Volunteer registration (Marina Ballroom G, 3rd level)
4. Manchester Grand Hyatt (One Market Place)
Blood Drive (Grand C); CCI-IFF (Film Festival, Grand D); Comic-Con Hospitality Suite (Coronado AB); Fan Meeting Rooms (Cortez Hill, Torrey Hills, Golden Hill); Films (Coronado DE); Games (America’s Cup A, B-D, AC Foyer, Coronado C, Cove, Hillcrest A-D, Mission A-C, Ocean, Pier, Regatta, Solana AB); Her Universe Fashion Show (Thursday only, Harbor); Programming Premiums (Grand AB); Xbox Lounge (Seaport D-H).
5. Horton Grand Theatre (444 4th Ave.)
Ticketed programming events (tickets are free), Thursday through Saturday
6. Omni San Diego (675 L St.)
Playback room (panel rebroadcasts from Hall H and Ballroom 20)
7. San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd.)
Educational programs (Shiley Events Suite, 9th floor); Podcasts and Web Series programs (Neil Morgan Auditorium, ground level); Art of Comic-Con Gallery Exhibition (Gallery, 9th floor). The official address for the Central Library is 330 Park Blvd., however for the Auditorium, it’s better to enter off of 11th Ave., by K St.