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Title: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: AzT on January 09, 2019, 10:19:53 AM
From https://www.comic-con.org/cci/early-bird-hotel-sale

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Shuttle service will be available on Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM. 24-hour shuttle service begins Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 AM and runs through Sunday, July 21 at 7:00 PM to help fans enjoy every hour of Comic-Con and the nighttime fun.

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/shuttles

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Shuttle Buses

Comic-Con International 2019 will be held July 18–21 (with Preview Night on July 17) at the San Diego Convention Center … check back for more information as we get closer to the show!

Moderator note/edit: The information from the Early Bird Hotels page is no longer valid. Shuttles are not running 24 hours this year.

Shuttle bus page has been updated:

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/shuttles

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Comic-Con International Shuttle Service
Hop the FREE Shuttle to the San Diego Convention Center!

Comic-Con International’s FREE Shuttle service stops in downtown, Mission Valley, and hotels near the airport on Shelter Island and Harbor Island. The shuttle service, oordinated by Seat Planners Incorporated, kicks in Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM for Comic-Con’s Preview Night. On Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, service begins  at 5:00 AM and runs until 1:00 AM; Sunday from 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, with the frequency changing throughout each of the days. Pick which shuttle route is best for you, and show your Comic-Con badge when you get on ... it's that simple!

Please note: There is no shuttle service from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM each day. The shuttles that go to PetCo Park will NOT move to the Convention Center driveway at night.

 
Comic-Con Shuttle Service Frequency
Wednesday, July 17

    3:00 PM–7:00 PM: Every 20 minutes
    7:00 PM–12:00 AM*: Every 15 minutes

Thursday, July 18

    5:00AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
    9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Friday, July 19

    5:00AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
    9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Saturday, July 20

    5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
    9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Sunday, July 21

    5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
    8:00 AM–7:00 PM*: Every 15 minutes

*The ending time indicated is the last departure from the San Diego Convention Center to official hotels. The last bus departing the hotels going to the Convention Center is approximately 30 minutes prior to the end time listed.

Link to shuttle pdf
https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2019_prelimshuttlesched_v1.pdf

For archival purposes-saved here also:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C9jJZOT1AXBLF-bft4p74y1QqNR3AYCk
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: AzT on April 09, 2019, 04:23:44 PM
https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/comic-con-2019-shuttle-information

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COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL Comic-Con 2019 Shuttle Information

With the Comic-Con hotel sale right around the corner, now is the time to start looking at those hotel perks and making a list of your favorites! And while a downtown hotel might be your first choice, don't forget that Comic-Con offers FREE Shuttle service stops in greater downtown, Mission Valley, and hotels near the airport on Shelter Island and Harbor Island!

Our shuttle service, coordinated by Seat Planners Incorporated, kicks in Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM for Comic-Con’s Preview Night. On Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, service begins at 5:00 AM and runs until 1:00 AM; Sunday from 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, with the frequency changing throughout each of the days.

Please note that shuttle service is no longer available 24 hours a day! Shuttles will not run between the hours of 1:00 AM – 5:00 AM.

We highly encourage you to check out the shuttle page HERE for detailed information, shuttle routes, and schedules!

Posted on Apr 9, 2019

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/shuttles
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 09, 2019, 05:43:45 PM
Not having the shuttle run 24 hours is going to be a major bummer for late night events.  Major boon to Lyft/Uber drivers for sure, but lots of drunk people in the Gaslamp with no secure way to get home.  That sux.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 09, 2019, 05:55:38 PM
I'm wondering what te reason was for this change. Low usage in the middle of the night, maybe?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 09, 2019, 06:03:03 PM
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I'm wondering what te reason was for this change. Low usage in the middle of the night, maybe?

Possibly. But just run a smaller number of them, if that's the case.  They already reduce the number by a lot.  And besides, I know they spike at around 2 when the bars close.  I've been caught in that mess a few times before I started getting con adjacent hotels. At least stay open until bars close, ya know?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: accelerate on April 09, 2019, 08:04:51 PM
There was a time when shuttles weren’t 24/7. Anyone here remember what the hours were then?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: AzT on April 09, 2019, 08:56:17 PM
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There was a time when shuttles weren’t 24/7. Anyone here remember what the hours were then?

Weds 3pm-10pm, Th 7am-3am, Fr-Sa 8am-3am, Sun 8am-7pm

2011 shuttle hours: https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=8.msg13#msg13 (post #10)

2012 appears to be the start of 24/7: https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=589.0 (post #5)
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Mel on April 10, 2019, 12:18:38 AM
My guess is cost plus the proliferation of Uber and Lyft the past couple years. There are no official Con activities that late and plenty of options now for people who choose to hit bars now.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 10, 2019, 03:23:12 AM
Yeah...and we cannot forget the scooters.  :(  Yeah drunk on scooters at 2am...woohooo... Yikes!!!! ???
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 10, 2019, 10:15:38 AM
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There was a time when shuttles weren’t 24/7. Anyone here remember what the hours were then?
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Weds 3pm-10pm, Th 7am-3am, Fr-Sa 8am-3am, Sun 8am-7pm

2011 shuttle hours: https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=8.msg13#msg13 (post #10)

2012 appears to be the start of 24/7: https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=589.0 (post #5)

I went in 2011, but it wasn't the full weekend and I didn't party.  Skipped 2012.  Have been going consistently since 2013.  So basically I don't know life without 24/7 shuttles and my drunkard self is concerned for my fellow drunkards with hotels far away. *knocks on wood* with any luck I'll have a room downtown so it won't matter but STILL.

I realize I come off as quite the alcoholic in this thread but oh well  :o
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: mark on April 10, 2019, 11:34:11 AM
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I went in 2011, but it wasn't the full weekend and I didn't party.  Skipped 2012.  Have been going consistently since 2013.  So basically I don't know life without 24/7 shuttles and my drunkard self is concerned for my fellow drunkards with hotels far away. *knocks on wood* with any luck I'll have a room downtown so it won't matter but STILL.

I realize I come off as quite the alcoholic in this thread but oh well  :o

I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)

Did a quick comparison of 2019 and 2018 shuttles (2018 here https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf (https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf) ) In addition to the removal of the nite owl service, (plus the late night Orange route,) they've also removed some stops for hotels that are still part of the sale but are close to the convention.

The Pink route now starts at the Intercontinental, no more Embassy Suites stop. And the Blue route loses the Westin Gaslamp and MGH stops, with the route now starting at the Courtyard Marriott and the Sofia now sharing the Westgate stop.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 10, 2019, 11:44:30 AM
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I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)


Irish coffee  ;)
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 10, 2019, 12:10:34 PM
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I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)

Did a quick comparison of 2019 and 2018 shuttles (2018 here https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf (https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf) ) In addition to the removal of the nite owl service, (plus the late night Orange route,) they've also removed some stops for hotels that are still part of the sale but are close to the convention.

The Pink route now starts at the Intercontinental, no more Embassy Suites stop. And the Blue route loses the Westin Gaslamp and MGH stops, with the route now starting at the Courtyard Marriott and the Sofia now sharing the Westgate stop.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - Thank you for gathering those specifics on shuttle stop changes--I thought there were some differences!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Jonathan on April 10, 2019, 12:34:08 PM
So I came in here to visit cause I heard someone cough You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had good drinks.....actually. I came here to also say that the lack of 24 hour shuttles may hurt us in the hotel lottery. I wonder by how much, but I remember back in the day where I'd settle for Shelter Island and so forth, knowing the shuttle was 24 hours. Prior to that, I always just drove in since parking was easy to buy......I guess things are getting harder and harder. Parking, shuttles, hotels, badges. Anything else?!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: madfly on April 10, 2019, 12:38:11 PM
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So I came in here to visit cause I heard someone cough You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had good drinks.....actually. I came here to also say that the lack of 24 hour shuttles may hurt us in the hotel lottery. I wonder by how much, but I remember back in the day where I'd settle for Shelter Island and so forth, knowing the shuttle was 24 hours. Prior to that, I always just drove in since parking was easy to buy......I guess things are getting harder and harder. Parking, shuttles, hotels, badges. Anything else?!

I agree with you You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login! :( I'm sure more people will be vying for a DT hotel now that the shuttle doesn't run 24. I wonder why they changed that?!
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 10, 2019, 12:39:05 PM
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So I came in here to visit cause I heard someone cough You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had good drinks.....actually. I came here to also say that the lack of 24 hour shuttles may hurt us in the hotel lottery. I wonder by how much, but I remember back in the day where I'd settle for Shelter Island and so forth, knowing the shuttle was 24 hours. Prior to that, I always just drove in since parking was easy to buy......I guess things are getting harder and harder. Parking, shuttles, hotels, badges. Anything else?!

I'm proud of my reputation  ;D

But anyway, yikes yeah I hadn't thought of that.  When I'm partying in the gaslamp I'll either walk or take a Lyft, which is usually $5-10 downtown.  But taking it all the way to Mission Valley or something?  Big Yikes.  Can't be fun.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 10, 2019, 12:45:29 PM
...and they raised the per night shuttle/convention fee to $10 per night (from $8 last year)   :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 10, 2019, 12:50:11 PM
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...and they raised the per night shuttle/convention fee to $10 per night (from $8 last year)   :(

Forgive me, I should know this already considering how detailed I get about this stuff, but this is added afterwards like tax, so it's NOT reflected in the prices listed on the sheet, right?  I'm pretty sure it is but ugh my brain is mush at the moment.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Jonathan on April 10, 2019, 12:55:23 PM
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I agree with you You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login! :( I'm sure more people will be vying for a DT hotel now that the shuttle doesn't run 24. I wonder why they changed that?!

I think some was discussed earlier here. I can't tell if the company providing the shuttles is new or not. But I did notice something about planting trees because of the gasses released into the air from the shuttles. It's probably not worth it to them to go through all that trouble and pay for employees when not everyone is riding the shuttles at 1-5am. But those are just conjectures. I know I personally have ridden it multiple times in those hours LOL
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: semigeekgirl on April 10, 2019, 01:02:36 PM
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Forgive me, I should know this already considering how detailed I get about this stuff, but this is added afterwards like tax, so it's NOT reflected in the prices listed on the sheet, right?  I'm pretty sure it is but ugh my brain is mush at the moment.

I'm not 100% sure but I think it IS included in the price sheet (unlike tax, parking, and resort fees). Mostly because I think OnPeak collects it and passes it on. I've never seen it as a line item on my hotel folio at checkout.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: TardisMom on April 10, 2019, 01:36:05 PM
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Forgive me, I should know this already considering how detailed I get about this stuff, but this is added afterwards like tax, so it's NOT reflected in the prices listed on the sheet, right?  I'm pretty sure it is but ugh my brain is mush at the moment.

I just checked my bill from last summer.  It is NOT listed on there.  So it is included in the price sheet.  Agree with You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login .
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: kihou on April 10, 2019, 02:51:03 PM
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...and they raised the per night shuttle/convention fee to $10 per night (from $8 last year)   :(
That makes sense that all of the hotels went up in price (anywhere from a few dollars to thirty dollars) per night.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Johnc86 on April 10, 2019, 07:45:06 PM
Can someone tell me which scooter companies are operating downtown? I think I may use them this year. Depending on which hotel I get, the shuttle might take forever so I'd like to have another option besides walking.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Mel on April 11, 2019, 12:29:42 AM
The question is what ones aren't. I've seen Lime, Bird, there are even Uber and Lyft branded ones now....the new hot thing are the scooters with seats. They are just every freaking where and it has gotten annoying.

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Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: chocolateshake on April 11, 2019, 12:33:28 AM
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Can someone tell me which scooter companies are operating downtown? I think I may use them this year. Depending on which hotel I get, the shuttle might take forever so I'd like to have another option besides walking.

There have been scooter changes since last year.  It's more orderly now.  Last year scooters where randomly left everywhere.  Around where I live they were scattered about including in the middle of the street.  I haven't seen a scooter in the street in months and overall don't see as many scooters around period.  The ones I see are neatly parked in specific areas.  I don't think that's the law yet but it's on it's way.  The helmet requirement was removed but that may be reinstated since there have been a lot of accidents including at least one fatality.  Which has also led to a proposal to limit the speed of the scooters.  People going 15MPH on the sidewalk is dangerous.  People shouldn't be riding on the sidewalk at all but many people do.  The police are cracking down.  Scooter citations have gone from about 3 a year up to 2017 to 1500 in 2018.  Downtown is one area where they focus on citing people.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 11, 2019, 03:38:31 AM
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There have been scooter changes since last year.  It's more orderly now.  Last year scooters where randomly left everywhere.  Around where I live they were scattered about including in the middle of the street.  I haven't seen a scooter in the street in months and overall don't see as many scooters around period.  The ones I see are neatly parked in specific areas.  I don't think that's the law yet but it's on it's way.  The helmet requirement was removed but that may be reinstated since there have been a lot of accidents including at least one fatality.  Which has also led to a proposal to limit the speed of the scooters.  People going 15MPH on the sidewalk is dangerous.  People shouldn't be riding on the sidewalk at all but many people do.  The police are cracking down.  Scooter citations have gone from about 3 a year up to 2017 to 1500 in 2018.  Downtown is one area where they focus on citing people.

Glad to hear there have been changes toward making scooter use safer.  Last year,  I saw several dangerous users flying by on the crowded sidewalks of the convention center with not a care in the world. I understand the convenience, though...and they do look like fun.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: alyssa on April 11, 2019, 06:03:39 AM
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Did a quick comparison of 2019 and 2018 shuttles (2018 here https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf (https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf) ) In addition to the removal of the nite owl service, (plus the late night Orange route,) they've also removed some stops for hotels that are still part of the sale but are close to the convention.

The Pink route now starts at the Intercontinental, no more Embassy Suites stop. And the Blue route loses the Westin Gaslamp and MGH stops, with the route now starting at the Courtyard Marriott and the Sofia now sharing the Westgate stop.


Thanks for that comparison. This will be good to remember when the hotel lottery results are coming in!

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I think some was discussed earlier here. I can't tell if the company providing the shuttles is new or not. But I did notice something about planting trees because of the gasses released into the air from the shuttles. It's probably not worth it to them to go through all that trouble and pay for employees when not everyone is riding the shuttles at 1-5am. But those are just conjectures. I know I personally have ridden it multiple times in those hours LOL
how crowed were the shuttles during the overnight hours?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 11, 2019, 12:03:05 PM
It is a little sad that the shuttles are not 24hrs now. It was part of the vibe but maybe a sign of the "peak".
Also, I wonder why the embassy is no longer a stop but the logistics of it were always a little horrid. When we have stayed there in the past, we would walk to the convention center but shuttle it back as we were tired and carrying a days purchases.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: jnyama on April 11, 2019, 03:29:24 PM
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I always assumed it was coffee in your profile pic, but now .... (says the guy with a mint julep as his profile pic.)

Did a quick comparison of 2019 and 2018 shuttles (2018 here https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf (https://www.comic-con.org/sites/default/files/forms/cci2018_shuttleservice_v1.pdf) ) In addition to the removal of the nite owl service, (plus the late night Orange route,) they've also removed some stops for hotels that are still part of the sale but are close to the convention.

The Pink route now starts at the Intercontinental, no more Embassy Suites stop. And the Blue route loses the Westin Gaslamp and MGH stops, with the route now starting at the Courtyard Marriott and the Sofia now sharing the Westgate stop.

That’s good data. I had thought, looking at it initially, that there seemed to be a lot fewer stops this year. Combined with the jump in hotel prices, it’s a bummer.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: jnyama on April 11, 2019, 03:34:34 PM
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There have been scooter changes since last year.  It's more orderly now.  Last year scooters where randomly left everywhere.  Around where I live they were scattered about including in the middle of the street.  I haven't seen a scooter in the street in months and overall don't see as many scooters around period.  The ones I see are neatly parked in specific areas.  I don't think that's the law yet but it's on it's way.  The helmet requirement was removed but that may be reinstated since there have been a lot of accidents including at least one fatality.  Which has also led to a proposal to limit the speed of the scooters.  People going 15MPH on the sidewalk is dangerous.  People shouldn't be riding on the sidewalk at all but many people do.  The police are cracking down.  Scooter citations have gone from about 3 a year up to 2017 to 1500 in 2018.  Downtown is one area where they focus on citing people.

Do people take classes on how to ride those things? They seem so convenient, but I’ve been afraid to just jump on one and try to scooter off because Death?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Virgo911 on April 11, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
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Do people take classes on how to ride those things? They seem so convenient, but I’ve been afraid to just jump on one and try to scooter off because Death?

Well, I live in Maryland, and I can tell you that here no one takes lessons; and it shows. It gets negligent af around here.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: accelerate on April 11, 2019, 03:59:01 PM
I have enough troubles walking (ask anyone who knows me... they’ll have stories of me tripping over completely flat and level ground). Me getting on one of those things is just disaster waiting to happen.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 11, 2019, 04:00:28 PM
Here in Hawaii they released Lime Scooters and they were banned within a week.  They were ditched on side walks and in canals and thrown off bridges.  The Honolulu city council stepped in and squashed them quickly.

We do, however, have Biki, which is a rental bike service, which is generally going ok. But they have docs you can put them in as well as safety instructions in English and Japanese (our biggest tourist population). 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 12, 2019, 11:13:40 AM
I read a post of someone who said they had used the 24 hour shuttles as a 'hotel'.  I first thought that was a joke, and then today saw a short film about homeless folk in Silicon Valley that use an all night bus as a hotel...a tragic last resort.  "Hotel 22" a film by Elizabeth Lo https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/03/hotel-22/ (https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/03/hotel-22/)

Now I wonder if other fans were doing exactly that, and if that is another reason they have stopped the 24/7 shuttles.  :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: rabbitwarren on April 12, 2019, 11:50:17 AM
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I read a post of someone who said they had used the 24 hour shuttles as a 'hotel'.  I first thought that was a joke, and then today saw a short film about homeless folk in Silcon Valley that use an all night bus as a hotel...a tragic last resort.  "Hotel 22" a film by Elizabeth Lo https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/03/hotel-22/ (https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/03/hotel-22/)

Now I wonder if other fans were doing exactly that, and if that is another reason they have stopped the 24/7 shuttles.  :(

They do that in NYC.  The E line, which is what I take to work, is especially notorious for all the homeless people on it (and I see at least 1 or 2 a week as opposed to seeing it once a month). 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 12, 2019, 12:16:28 PM
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They do that in NYC.  The E line, which is what I take to work, is especially notorious for all the homeless people on it (and I see at least 1 or 2 a week as opposed to seeing it once a month).

I was hoping they would never catch on. It was nice while it lasted.   :-\
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: hikanteki on April 12, 2019, 03:11:40 PM
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It is a little sad that the shuttles are not 24hrs now. It was part of the vibe but maybe a sign of the "peak".

Yep.

24 hr shuttles started roughly the same time as volunteer reg instantly being filled up.
The last few years volunteer reg has filled up more slowly, to the point where this year it was open almost a month (though it did go down a few times in between.)

I want to wait until next year to see if the 24 hour shuttles are back before officially calling this the next domino...but I don't think they'll be back.

Nothing can be completely insane forever.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: mark on April 12, 2019, 03:18:03 PM
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Yep.

24 hr shuttles started roughly the same time as volunteer reg instantly being filled up.
The last few years volunteer reg has filled up more slowly, to the point where this year it was open almost a month (though it did go down a few times in between.)

I want to wait until next year to see if the 24 hour shuttles are back before officially calling this the next domino...but I don't think they'll be back.

Nothing can be completely insane forever.

Interesting idea to align it with the volunteer interest.  I think what surprises me most is the removal of hotels, especially the Embassy Suites which is 1.1 miles away.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: chocolateshake on April 12, 2019, 03:38:32 PM
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I read a post of someone who said they had used the 24 hour shuttles as a 'hotel'.  I first thought that was a joke, and then today saw a short film about homeless folk in Silicon Valley that use an all night bus as a hotel...a tragic last resort.  "Hotel 22" a film by Elizabeth Lo https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/03/hotel-22/ (https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/03/hotel-22/)

Now I wonder if other fans were doing exactly that, and if that is another reason they have stopped the 24/7 shuttles.  :(

I understand why the homeless do that in general, but why would someone attending comic-com do that?  It's easier and much comfier to put up a tent on the lawn.  The cops don't hassle you during comic-con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: chocolateshake on April 12, 2019, 03:41:26 PM
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They do that in NYC.  The E line, which is what I take to work, is especially notorious for all the homeless people on it (and I see at least 1 or 2 a week as opposed to seeing it once a month).

They do that all over.  You see it on the trolley here in San Diego.  It's so easy for them to do here since it's an honor system.  They just get off when the cops come on to check tickets and then hop on the next train.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 12, 2019, 05:23:15 PM
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I understand why the homeless do that in general, but why would someone attending comic-com do that?  It's easier and much comfier to put up a tent on the lawn.  The cops don't hassle you during comic-con.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - According to the post I read, camping will be the poster's next move for this year. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 15, 2019, 03:38:01 AM
My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: rabbitwarren on April 15, 2019, 04:24:55 AM
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My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???

Maybe the door which they calculate distance from. MGH is probably about .3 miles from the A entrance but more than 0.5 from Hall H
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: mark on April 15, 2019, 10:02:40 AM
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My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???

That's a great question. Looks like a lot of the hotels have an increase in distance, I wonder if this year they are accounting or the road closures/traffic considerations that they didn;t account for last year?
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: justboogie on April 15, 2019, 11:33:52 AM
It's been a few years since I've taken the shuttles. So what's the longest wait time anyone has ever waited to board the shuttle (waiting from hotel to convention center and vice versa)? I know lines at the hotel shuttles stops can be long especially early in the morning. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: rushfanyyz on April 15, 2019, 12:28:34 PM
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It's been a few years since I've taken the shuttles. So what's the longest wait time anyone has ever waited to board the shuttle (waiting from hotel to convention center and vice versa)? I know lines at the hotel shuttles stops can be long especially early in the morning.

I've done the shuttle for the past 5 years, and the answer is it really just depends.  I know that's not what you are looking for, but I've waited 1 minute, and I've waited about 45, and everything in between.  And to even expand further, there seems to not be a pattern to it. Some mornings the shuttles are one after another, the same time next morning they are further apart. I will say, going back to the hotel from the convention center in the afternoons/evenings is pretty much always a very short wait.

If the trolley is near your hotel that is a great option and I like to use that-its only like $5 a day for unlimited rides. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: kihou on April 15, 2019, 12:31:18 PM
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I've done the shuttle for the past 5 years, and the answer is it really just depends.  I know that's not what you are looking for, but I've waited 1 minute, and I've waited about 45, and everything in between.  And to even expand further, there seems to not be a pattern to it. Some mornings the shuttles are one after another, the same time next morning they are further apart. I will say, going back to the hotel from the convention center in the afternoons/evenings is pretty much always a very short wait.

If the trolley is near your hotel that is a great option and I like to use that-its only like $5 a day for unlimited rides.
When we stayed out in Mission Valley our first year (we booked Early Bird because we were afraid of the hotel lotto), we ended up just taking the trolley in since it ran more regularly than the shuttle.  It was nice to have both options available though.  Definitely recommend what you suggested of getting a ride pass for the weekend.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on April 15, 2019, 12:43:39 PM
On the topic of shuttles, I'm a bit of a Debbie Downer.  I want to be positive and say it's fine, but it's not always the case.  Back in 2013 when I was in Mission Valley I left my hotel room 2 hours before an event and was 5 minutes late due to at least half a dozen shuttles passing my stop by because they were full.  But other people who aren't so tight with their schedules may not have an issue.  And it only happened once during the five days so it was an anomaly.  Sorry to be a bummer.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 15, 2019, 12:49:09 PM
When there is a shared stop, it seems crowding with shuttles being filled and passing by, was a challenge for us.  We ended up taking the trolley most of the time, which was about the same distance from the hotel to the shared shuttle stop.  I do like having options.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: kihou on April 15, 2019, 12:52:16 PM
We stayed at the DoubleTree in Mission Valley, which had a shuttle stop right outside and then the trolley was across the street.  We were able to peek out and look for shuttle if it was coming down the road and wait for it, or cross the street and jump on the trolley.  It was a very convenient hotel for transportation like that.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 15, 2019, 02:47:15 PM
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My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???

Continental drift! Obvs the fault line is between the Embassy and the Convention Center.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: RSilvaConFan on April 15, 2019, 03:13:52 PM
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Continental drift! Obvs the fault line is between the Embassy and the Convention Center.

Global Warming is causing the Earth to expand ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 25, 2019, 12:28:13 PM
We stayed at the Sheraton by the Airport once and the morning shuttles would fill up at the first spot and there was one seat available for the next stop. The driver stopped, opened the door and announced he has one seat, and a young lady in cosplay ran from the back, cut in front of the line, jumped on while telling the driver "Go! Go!".  She then spent the ride to the con on her phone telling her friends how she "owned" everyone in line.

Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 25, 2019, 12:32:14 PM
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Global Warming is causing the Earth to expand ;D

Neal Adams' pet theory! Not the global warming part but that the earth is expanding and what we see as continental drift is the result of continued earth expansion. I once heard him tell some people at his booth that hobbies outside of comics are good and his was theoretical physics and he starting going into the growing earth idea.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on April 25, 2019, 12:33:55 PM
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Neal Adams' pet theory! Not the global warming part but that the earth is expanding and what we see as continental drift is the result of continued earth expansion. I once heard him tell some people at his booth that hobbies outside of comics are good and his was theoretical physics and he starting going into the growing earth idea.

Wow...interesting theory.  That would explain it! ;)
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 25, 2019, 12:44:27 PM
Sorry for the late and multiple replies.

I wanted to bring up a post I saw somewhere a couple of days ago where a board poster mentioned they were starting the refund process and not having a downtown room and 24 hour shuttles were main reasons for not attending the convention. The poster relied on the late night shuttles to get to those very early morning lines for some exclusives and other things. A 5 AM shuttle was actually too late for their activities. It was something I had not thought about as I am not one for those early morning lines but many people are. It made me think that one somewhat small change can affect many people's experiences.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: semigeekgirl on April 25, 2019, 01:07:56 PM
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Sorry for the late and multiple replies.

I wanted to bring up a post I saw somewhere a couple of days ago where a board poster mentioned they were starting the refund process and not having a downtown room and 24 hour shuttles were main reasons for not attending the convention. The poster relied on the late night shuttles to get to those very early morning lines for some exclusives and other things. A 5 AM shuttle was actually too late for their activities. It was something I had not thought about as I am not one for those early morning lines but many people are. It made me think that one somewhat small change can affect many people's experiences.

Yes, the lack of overnight shuttles will absolutely affect the people who line up super early or overnight. It's a real shame for that reason, because those people are actually using the shuttles as part of their Con experience (as opposed to people just needing a ride home from the bars - which I've totally done too, no judgment. It's just not strictly Con-related).
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: ALF on April 25, 2019, 01:23:09 PM
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We stayed at the Sheraton by the Airport once and the morning shuttles would fill up at the first spot and there was one seat available for the next stop. The driver stopped, opened the door and announced he has one seat, and a young lady in cosplay ran from the back, cut in front of the line, jumped on while telling the driver "Go! Go!".  She then spent the ride to the con on her phone telling her friends how she "owned" everyone in line.

Just out of curiosity what did she cosplay as? Cersei Lannister? Shame Shame Shame...
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: kihou on April 25, 2019, 01:41:02 PM
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Sorry for the late and multiple replies.

I wanted to bring up a post I saw somewhere a couple of days ago where a board poster mentioned they were starting the refund process and not having a downtown room and 24 hour shuttles were main reasons for not attending the convention. The poster relied on the late night shuttles to get to those very early morning lines for some exclusives and other things. A 5 AM shuttle was actually too late for their activities. It was something I had not thought about as I am not one for those early morning lines but many people are. It made me think that one somewhat small change can affect many people's experiences.
I haven't lined up for Hall H in awhile, but I believe the "you got a wristband the night before and are now joining back in line" time is 7am.  Having a shuttle at 5am could cut it close for rejoining the line, especially if the first shuttle of the day fills up fast.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Zero on April 26, 2019, 11:35:47 PM
Forum Housekeeping:

Stickied this thread (for easier access).
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 28, 2019, 12:58:39 AM
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Just out of curiosity what did she cosplay as? Cersei Lannister? Shame Shame Shame...
I can't quite recall, it was anime I believe.  ;D
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Jangos1 on April 28, 2019, 02:36:47 AM
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Yes, the lack of overnight shuttles will absolutely affect the people who line up super early or overnight. It's a real shame for that reason, because those people are actually using the shuttles as part of their Con experience (as opposed to people just needing a ride home from the bars - which I've totally done too, no judgment. It's just not strictly Con-related).

I concur regarding this new development.  I imagine that this is going to be a great inconvenience to the majority of people who rely on those shuttles.  I, like, many, prefer to be within walking distance of the Con but was comforted knowing that 24-hour shuttles were available as an alternative.   These shuttles also provided a safer haven for late night/early morning activities.  It can be downright spooky and sketchy hurrying through dark and deserted streets from hotel to event, and back again. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: zuko3984 on April 28, 2019, 07:27:00 PM
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Sorry for the late and multiple replies.

I wanted to bring up a post I saw somewhere a couple of days ago where a board poster mentioned they were starting the refund process and not having a downtown room and 24 hour shuttles were main reasons for not attending the convention. The poster relied on the late night shuttles to get to those very early morning lines for some exclusives and other things. A 5 AM shuttle was actually too late for their activities. It was something I had not thought about as I am not one for those early morning lines but many people are. It made me think that one somewhat small change can affect many people's experiences.

This is the situation Me and my friends are in. We didn't get a downtown hotel even though my friend had a time of 9:01 for the form which makes no sens to me as i have seen people say they got into the form later and got downtown. Anyway we got a hotel by the airport which we decided we don't want because of the shuttle situation. We just don't know how we would get to the convention center to get in line early in the morning. I doubt it would be easy to get an Uber/Lyft at 2 or 3 in the morning and I don't know how easy it would be to even get a cab at the hotel.
If we don't end up getting something downtown in the waitlist or when they open hotels up to everyone we are going to cancel and get a refund on our badges by the refund dat e of May 13th. It's just too expensive a trip and there is enough to stress about every year that adding the hassle and extra stress of worrying about getting to the con to get in line just pushes it over the edge for us as it being worth going anymore.
It just seems like every year they add more hoops to jump through and more stuff to plan and more stress that this is just the tipping point for us.
I still hope to get a downtown hotel tomorrow but i'm not very confident that will actually happen.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: accelerate on April 28, 2019, 07:54:31 PM
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I still hope to get a downtown hotel tomorrow but i'm not very confident that will actually happen.

I would stick it out as long as possible in your search for a hotel. I doubt you’ll find something tomorrow since everyone will be hammering the site to get something. But hotels always pop up between now and SDCC, even downtown. You just have to be diligent, persistent, and yes, lucky.

But I do get it. 24hr shuttle is critical to a lot of con goers. Back before it became 24hr, it wasn’t as necessary since camping wasn’t anywhere near as prevalent. And the shuttle hours extended past last call at bars, which it won’t this year.

If they really wanted to cut back (presumably for cost reasons), I’d say scale back to once an hour. Or basically one bus per route. (If that was already the case, then my apologies). Or maybe one bus that goes multiple routes.

I imagine TalkBack this year will show a huge backlash against the new shuttle hours.

Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: zuko3984 on April 28, 2019, 08:00:53 PM
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I would stick it out as long as possible in your search for a hotel. I doubt you’ll find something tomorrow since everyone will be hammering the site to get something. But hotels always pop up between now and SDCC, even downtown. You just have to be diligent, persistent, and yes, lucky.

But I do get it. 24hr shuttle is critical to a lot of con goers. Back before it became 24hr, it wasn’t as necessary since camping wasn’t anywhere near as prevalent. And the shuttle hours extended past last call at bars, which it won’t this year.

If they really wanted to cut back (presumably for cost reasons), I’d say scale back to once an hour. Or basically one bus per route. (If that was already the case, then my apologies). Or maybe one bus that goes multiple routes.

I imagine TalkBack this year will show a huge backlash against the new shuttle hours.

We are going to wait as long as possible before getting refunds on the badges. Don't want to wait till the last possible day for the refund just in case anything goes wrong, May 13th is the refund deadline so probably wait till may 10th to put in for the refund if we don't get anything downtown.

Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: BunkeyBrain on April 28, 2019, 09:47:08 PM
We skipped Comic Con last year, so I wasn't able to witness the impact of the new lottery system (for many of the in-demand exclusives). Did it alleviate the overnight camping lines? I wonder if that's a reason for stopping the 24-hour shuttle service, or if it was purely cost-based. I was surprised to learn that they did that. It seems to limit options for those staying outside of downtown (and increases--even further--the demand for downtown rooms).
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: zuko3984 on April 28, 2019, 11:18:17 PM
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We skipped Comic Con last year, so I wasn't able to witness the impact of the new lottery system (for many of the in-demand exclusives). Did it alleviate the overnight camping lines? I wonder if that's a reason for stopping the 24-hour shuttle service, or if it was purely cost-based. I was surprised to learn that they did that. It seems to limit options for those staying outside of downtown (and increases--even further--the demand for downtown rooms).

I didn't go last year so i could be wrong but I'd think the online lottery system would really do nothing to decrease the camping and in some cases increase the lines for a lot of things. The only people who now don't have to camp out are the ones who know that they won something in the lottery. All the people who were waiting in the lines for the autographs from WB, Fox and all the exclusives that are now in the lottery and that didn't win now will go get in line for some other stuff.  So now i would think the lines for everything not in the lottery would be even worse and would make people get in line even earlier for those things.
I know every year I went I had to make a choice on Saturday morning between getting in the WB/Fox autograph line or getting in the Ballroom 20 line. I usually picked the Autograph line. Now if i know ahead of time I either didn't win any autographs or i did win and the autograph session is in the afternoon i can go get in the Ballroom 20 line or go get on the line for the walking dead booth or anything else i and a lot of people would not have been able to get in line for before the online lottery system because we were on the autograph line.
If anything i think they need the 24 hour shuttle more now then ever and it's a huge deal breaker for me to stay anywhere else but within walking distance from the con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: cciveg on April 30, 2019, 11:50:29 AM
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This is the situation Me and my friends are in. We didn't get a downtown hotel even though my friend had a time of 9:01 for the form which makes no sens to me as i have seen people say they got into the form later and got downtown. Anyway we got a hotel by the airport which we decided we don't want because of the shuttle situation. We just don't know how we would get to the convention center to get in line early in the morning. I doubt it would be easy to get an Uber/Lyft at 2 or 3 in the morning and I don't know how easy it would be to even get a cab at the hotel.
If we don't end up getting something downtown in the waitlist or when they open hotels up to everyone we are going to cancel and get a refund on our badges by the refund dat e of May 13th. It's just too expensive a trip and there is enough to stress about every year that adding the hassle and extra stress of worrying about getting to the con to get in line just pushes it over the edge for us as it being worth going anymore.
It just seems like every year they add more hoops to jump through and more stuff to plan and more stress that this is just the tipping point for us.
I still hope to get a downtown hotel tomorrow but i'm not very confident that will actually happen.

Good points. It is very expensive and more stress each year. There aren't enough hotels downtown and even with more being built doesn't help really for comic con.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: kihou on April 30, 2019, 11:59:51 AM
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This is the situation Me and my friends are in. We didn't get a downtown hotel even though my friend had a time of 9:01 for the form which makes no sens to me as i have seen people say they got into the form later and got downtown. Anyway we got a hotel by the airport which we decided we don't want because of the shuttle situation. We just don't know how we would get to the convention center to get in line early in the morning. I doubt it would be easy to get an Uber/Lyft at 2 or 3 in the morning and I don't know how easy it would be to even get a cab at the hotel.
If we don't end up getting something downtown in the waitlist or when they open hotels up to everyone we are going to cancel and get a refund on our badges by the refund dat e of May 13th. It's just too expensive a trip and there is enough to stress about every year that adding the hassle and extra stress of worrying about getting to the con to get in line just pushes it over the edge for us as it being worth going anymore.
It just seems like every year they add more hoops to jump through and more stuff to plan and more stress that this is just the tipping point for us.
I still hope to get a downtown hotel tomorrow but i'm not very confident that will actually happen.
I hope you were able to get something in the hotel sale yesterday!  If not, depending on your arrival/departure dates, I would keep trying sites like hotels.com or the OnPeak sales list since hotels pop up there every so often. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: chocolateshake on April 30, 2019, 12:40:32 PM
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We skipped Comic Con last year, so I wasn't able to witness the impact of the new lottery system (for many of the in-demand exclusives). Did it alleviate the overnight camping lines? I wonder if that's a reason for stopping the 24-hour shuttle service, or if it was purely cost-based. I was surprised to learn that they did that. It seems to limit options for those staying outside of downtown (and increases--even further--the demand for downtown rooms).

I still saw plenty of people camping overnight.  I think the only thing the lottery did was give someone like me a chance to get something who would have never considered camping out overnight.  Other people in the signing I won also said the same thing.  That's why I don't think that a lottery is the best way to go.  Since I think the people that want it so much that they will camp out overnight should be the ones that get it.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: zxcvb531 on May 02, 2019, 12:14:22 PM
Cost probably became too high with too few riders on some routes
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on May 02, 2019, 12:18:53 PM
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Cost probably became too high with too few riders on some routes

This is very likely it.  And I keep going over options on how to decrease costs and can't come up with anything reasonable.  My first thought was to send smaller shuttles, but that really only saves on gas money, which isn't a HUGE cost difference.  The driver likely gets paid the same.  And they are already so infrequent at night that cutting them down won't help either....  man there's just no way to fix it lol.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angology on May 02, 2019, 12:41:52 PM
Forum housekeeping: OP updated with the latest shuttle information and a link to the schedule PDF.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on May 02, 2019, 12:59:07 PM
I wonder if CCI would reconsider and bring back 24 hour shuttles.  I have seen so many negative reactions.  Argh! :-X
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: semigeekgirl on May 02, 2019, 01:25:40 PM
I highly doubt they would (or possibly even could) change it for this year. I suspect that they'll let it play out for this year and see how it goes. People always react pretty negatively to change so I think they'll ignore reactions until it's at least been tried.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Dune930 on May 03, 2019, 04:14:32 PM
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I still saw plenty of people camping overnight.  I think the only thing the lottery did was give someone like me a chance to get something who would have never considered camping out overnight.  Other people in the signing I won also said the same thing.  That's why I don't think that a lottery is the best way to go.  Since I think the people that want it so much that they will camp out overnight should be the ones that get it.

I'm very much looking forward to winning an autograph lottery as there is no way in hell I'm leaving the comfort and security of the expensive hotel I'm staying at, to camp out in line like a kid. I don't understand this mentality, but to each their own. Now I'll get in line if I can as early as I can, but I'm not camping out, it's ridiculous. I know CC tries to make camping out in lines overnight as part of the CC experience, but that's not right. I think a lottery is a fair system and I wish all of us the best of luck.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: Angel_ on May 03, 2019, 04:33:39 PM
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I'm very much looking forward to winning an autograph lottery as there is no way in hell I'm leaving the comfort and security of the expensive hotel I'm staying at, to camp out in line like a kid. I don't understand this mentality, but to each their own. Now I'll get in line if I can as early as I can, but I'm not camping out, it's ridiculous. I know CC tries to make camping out in lines overnight as part of the CC experience, but that's not right. I think a lottery is a fair system and I wish all of us the best of luck.

Yo it's fine if you don't get it, but equating those of us who camp out to "kids" is a bit much.  Honestly don't know how this is a childlike thing at all.  When I was a kid I had zero patients and wouldn't dream of doing something like this.  Stick to the "to each their own" part of it instead of the judgy parts.

I've line camped for something at least once every year, but panels not merch.  And I'll continue to do so as long as this system is set up.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: marcia29 on May 14, 2019, 07:13:00 AM
I am still a bit peeved that there is no 24-hour shuttle service this year.  Sent an email asking for a return of the 24 hour shuttles..oh well.  I think having a shorter schedule may foster some safety issues. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: westernesse on May 14, 2019, 01:21:09 PM
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I am still a bit peeved that there is no 24-hour shuttle service this year.  Sent an email asking for a return of the 24 hour shuttles..oh well.  I think having a shorter schedule may foster some safety issues.
Seconded. It was nice knowing that even if you stay downtown, there was a safe way to get to the convention center without walking (possibly) alone after dark.
Title: Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
Post by: TossedSalad on May 14, 2019, 04:25:01 PM
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I am still a bit peeved that there is no 24-hour shuttle service this year.  Sent an email asking for a return of the 24 hour shuttles..oh well.  I think having a shorter schedule may foster some safety issues.

I know right!  The first time I can really get out at night, since my cousin is coming for his first time and wants to go all out, and the shuttles stop lol. Maybe we’ll still get lucky and catch a cancellation for downtown this year to make it easier.