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What You Should Know Before You Go To Phoenix Comicon 2015What You Should Know Before You Go To Phoenix Comicon 2015<div class="ExternalClass56D08AB6C6DE443D8881B3EB61BC9824"><p>​Phoenix Convention Center is excited to welcome Phoenix Comicon for the sixth consecutive year.  The 12th annual signature pop culture event of the Southwest is expected to attract more than the 77,818 people who attended last year.  From May 28-31 attendees will enjoy comic-book themed activities and events throughout the entire Convention Center campus.  <br><br>Due to the large number of attendees for this event, it is important for visitors to know the following before their visit to the Phoenix Convention Center:<br></p><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Plan ahead by registering online and taking alternative transportation including the Valley Metro Rail, city buses, pedicabs, Green cabs or carpooling when possible</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Parking is available in the Convention Center North, West and East garages, visit </span><a href="http://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/parking" style="line-height:1.6;">phoenixconventioncenter.com/parking</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> to see rates and garage locations </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Third Street will be closed from Washington to Monroe streets beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28, to midnight Sunday, May 31</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Registration/Membership packet pick up is in the North Building, Rooms 120 A-C, the building entrance is on Monroe between Third and Fifth streets</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Costume weapons must be peace bonded (tagged) before entering the building</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">T</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">he parking pull-ins are available for ADA drop off locations</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">This event encompasses three floors and priority use of elevators is for ADA visitors </span><br></li></ul><p> </p><div>There will be a series of outdoor activities on Third Street, including performances on the main stage and a disc jockey and food trucks for attendees’ enjoyment. The Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors will be available to distribute water to event attendees as needed.  </div><div><br> </div><div>This year, all Convention Center food outlets will boast a comic book theme.  The Bat Cave Café, Empire Eats, Wayne Manor and other outlets will make their debut serving delicious food.   </div><div><br> </div><div>The Phoenix Convention Center is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facility, and welcomes guests with special needs or service animals.  Our facility offers accessible parking and entrances, wheelchair ramps, multiple elevators, automatic doors and accessible restroom facilities. For additional information about ADA accommodations, please call 602-262-6225 or TTY 602-495-5048.</div><div><br> </div><div>For more Convention Center tips and information about this event, visit us online at phoenixconventioncenter.com/comicon.</div><div><br> </div><div><strong><em>About the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues:</em></strong></div><div>The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the 25 largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space and can accommodate 80% of the convention meetings market.  Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a critical economic enterprise for the state and local economy.  The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center - Downtown Phoenix, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.</div><div><br> </div></div>5/20/2015 7:00:00 AMCynthia Weaver602-534-7633