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June 28, 2012

Comic-Con Returns to San Diego

Comic-Con International 2012 Event and Parking Information

WHAT: The 43nd Annual Comic-Con International event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego. The event draws approximately 126,000 attendees and is SOLD OUT. There is NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION and pre-paid parking at the Convention Center is SOLD OUT.

Comic-Con is the San Diego Convention Center’s largest event of the year and generates the following benefits for the San Diego region:

• Economic Impact: $180 million
• Direct Attendee Spending: $75 million
• Tax Revenues: $2.6 million
• Attendance: 126,000

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 6 - 9 p.m. is Preview Night. Preview Night Memberships are also SOLD OUT. Thursday, July 12 - Saturday, July 14, exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

PARKING: Pre-paid parking at the San Diego Convention Center is SOLD OUT. There is NO ENTRY for vehicles without pre-paid parking passes at the Convention Center. Pre-paid parking at the Hilton Bayfront is also SOLD OUT. Downtown parking updates are also available via Twitter @SDCCPARK. For more information on parking, visit the official Comic-Con parking page.

SHUTTLE: A FREE shuttle is available with service between various convention hotels and the Convention Center including hotels in downtown, Mission Valley, Shelter Island and Harbor Island. Shuttle service runs Wednesday, July 11 from 3 - 10 p.m. and 24-hour service begins at 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 12 and runs until Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

TROLLEY: Comic-Con attendees are encouraged to ride the Trolley. This year, the Green Line will take attendees directly from Qualcomm Stadium to the Convention Center. This special express Green Line service will run non-stop between Washington Street Trolley Station and Convention Center Trolley Station. There is free parking at Qualcomm Stadium. At Hazard Center, free parking is available on the lower level in the evening on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
 
COASTER: Comic-Con attendees coming from North County are encouraged to take the Coaster.

MEDIA CONTACT: The media contact for Comic-Con is David Glanzer. For press inquiries about the event, media check-in information or press credentials for those media members pre-registered for the 2012 event, please email David at pressreg@comic-con.org or visit the official Comic-Con website.

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