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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2017, 06:36:05 pm »
So for Balboa park stuff: how easy is it to get there during the con? I've had to do Ubers/Lyfts/Taxis to do HopCon, which has been worth it.  Never done anything at Balboa before and not sure how feasible it is.  Last time I went there I was with someone who lived in San Diego so I had the luxury of just being driven there.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2017, 07:16:10 pm »
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So for Balboa park stuff: how easy is it to get there during the con? I've had to do Ubers/Lyfts/Taxis to do HopCon, which has been worth it.  Never done anything at Balboa before and not sure how feasible it is.  Last time I went there I was with someone who lived in San Diego so I had the luxury of just being driven there.

Super easy. Balboa Park is just right up 6th Ave a few blocks from the Gaslamp. You could even walk if you really felt like it, but a Lyft would be cheap and easy. And if you check the bus routes, I'm sure it's a single short bus ride as well.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #77 on: May 15, 2017, 08:09:50 pm »
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Super easy. Balboa Park is just right up 6th Ave a few blocks from the Gaslamp. You could even walk if you really felt like it, but a Lyft would be cheap and easy. And if you check the bus routes, I'm sure it's a single short bus ride as well.

I wouldn't say Balboa Park is walking distance. It's up Park Blvd (between 11th & 13th, not 6th), and it's a good 2.5-3 miles to where any events would be taking place (I know last year there was something at the Fleet Science Center, not sure if anything is going on this year).

There are a couple buses that pick up on Broadway that will go straight to the Park. Last year we took an Uber from Little Italy and it was like 6 dollars.

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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #78 on: May 15, 2017, 08:39:51 pm »
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I wouldn't say Balboa Park is walking distance. It's up Park Blvd (between 11th & 13th, not 6th), and it's a good 2.5-3 miles to where any events would be taking place (I know last year there was something at the Fleet Science Center, not sure if anything is going on this year).

There are a couple buses that pick up on Broadway that will go straight to the Park. Last year we took an Uber from Little Italy and it was like 6 dollars.

Balboa Park is really big and yes, it is right up 6th Ave. The El Prado bridge off of 6th Avenue is the traditional/iconic entrance to the park. There are several ways to enter, but I'd recommend this way as it takes you right into the heart of the park and the Plaza de Panama. I'm not trying to argue here, but I'm a San Diegan and I know my park.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #79 on: May 15, 2017, 09:03:47 pm »
Nice. Not bad.  I am CAPABLE of walking 3 miles, but during SDCC in the hot sun? Eeehhh I'll take a Lyft.  Good to know it's relatively cheap between the two though.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2017, 09:06:17 am »
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2017, 11:21:16 am »
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Balboa Park is really big and yes, it is right up 6th Ave. The El Prado bridge off of 6th Avenue is the traditional/iconic entrance to the park. There are several ways to enter, but I'd recommend this way as it takes you right into the heart of the park and the Plaza de Panama. I'm not trying to argue here, but I'm a San Diegan and I know my park.
I guess I was thinking that places like Fleet (and I was using Fleet as the example because its the only Balboa Park spot I defintively remembered having an offsite) would be easier to walk to via Park, but I Googled it and it is pretty equal,  and your way would definitely be more scenic. But either way more of a walk than I'd want to commit to. Can I walk 2.5 miles? Sure. Do I want to spend an hour getting somewhere during Comic Con? Nope. That's just me though!

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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2017, 11:29:53 am »
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Thanks for the link!


Have any of you been to the Digital LA party? Worth going? I don't have a Saturday badge so that would give us something to do.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2017, 07:24:28 pm »
I'm 90% sure they run shuttle busses between the con and Balboa Park. Some people park there too (fyi...FREE parking).

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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2017, 10:34:12 am »
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Thanks for the link!


Have any of you been to the Digital LA party? Worth going? I don't have a Saturday badge so that would give us something to do.

I went to the one last year.. actually I went when they were just setting up. It looked very sad.. like 2 posters and an empty room. I left before it started. 
The skybar (where it was held) is actually very nice. We just took some photos and chilled for a bit before leaving.

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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2017, 02:57:19 pm »
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I'm not trying to argue here, but I'm a San Diegan and I know my park.
Much better than Google maps does, LOL
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2017, 04:09:25 pm »
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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2017, 04:32:17 pm »
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NOOOOOO... gonna need a new Saturday night offsite event to go to.

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Re: SDCC 2017 Off-Site Events - Chat, News, and Updates
« Reply #88 on: May 19, 2017, 04:33:09 pm »
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Kind of a bummer, but this was the year that I decided not to buy tickets for this. Wanted to try something new.  :-\

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« Reply #89 on: May 19, 2017, 04:41:44 pm »
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NOOOOOO... gonna need a new Saturday night offsite event to go to.

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Kind of a bummer, but this was the year that I decided not to buy tickets for this. Wanted to try something new.  :-\

There's the MST3K showing, same theater and still has Jonah Ray. Plus it won't start late due to Hardwick trying to get to the Balboa from the convention center in a pedicab.