The Baltimore Comic Con kicks off this weekend, preceded by the Diamond Retailer Summit, which starts tomorow ight with a reception and a ballgame. The Beat will, of course, be on hand for all the shocking developments. Meanwhile, if you’re in the mood to attend a friendly, non sressful show that’s packed with amazing comics guests, Baltimore is your show. The con sent out an email with info on how to attend and I’ve reproduced the most important parts below.
Of course, as always, we are at the Baltimore Convention Center, and this year’s show takes place the weekend of September 2-4, 2016. If you haven’t bought your General Admission, VIP, or Harvey Awards tickets yet, doing so now will avoid additional lines upon arrival. If you cannot purchase tickets until coming to the show for any reason, box office hours begin at 8am ET Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
If you came to the show last year, we are in the same location in 2016. If you are new to the show, or missed us last year (we forgive you), see the diagram above for details on where to enter.
ATMs will be available in numerous places throughout the convention floor for your convenience.
If you have not explored our website extensively already, please consider taking a few minutes to do so now to prepare for your visit. Within, you will find links to driving and parking directions, programming, costume contest and weapons policy details, ourexhibit hall map, and a PDF copy of our 2016 Program Guide, not to mention the full list of guests, media guests, retailers, exhibitors, and Artists Alley guests.
You can also check our FAQ in case you have any other questions.
To make parking easy and stress free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. View real-time availability and pricing at many convenient locations within easy walking distance to the convention center.
Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.
If you still need to purchase a hotel room, our Hotels page has details on available options and discounts that remain. See http://baltimorecomiccon.
The art created for the 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction at 5pm on Saturday, September 3rd at our Exclusives Booth in the Main Hall lobby, with art from the book displayed in the Exclusives Booth throughout the day.
Come out and bid on some one-of-a-kind original art by artists who have never drawn Archie characters before!
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, andSunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visitwww.baltimorecomiccon.com/
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.