Not Yet Opened, But Booked for Comic Con 2008

Thinking of going to Comic Con next year? Well, the venue certainly is going to be right. Although not scheduled to open until the fall of 2007, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has already been secured through Travel Planners Inc. to host the 2008 attendees of Comic-Con International. The hotel has arranged for 300 rooms during the event, as well as space for private media events associated with the convention.

Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, the 12-story, 315,000-square-foot Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has more than 40,000 square feet of unique meeting space, a lobby lounge and rooftop pool bar created by Rande Gerber, a fourth floor urban garden overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter, a live concert venue, fitness club and more.

“We are excited to offer attendees of [Comic Con] the ability to enhance their experience by staying at Hard Rock, the ideal stay and play environment,” said Melissa Olsen, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Director of Sales.

The hotel will also host the celebrities and high-profile guests in attendance at the 2008 Comic-Con. Every year, Comic-Con welcomes the most well-known names from the film and television industry, including actors such as Angelina Jolie and Samuel L. Jackson, director Kevin Smith, and the entire cast ensembles of such television series as Lost.

Comic-Con International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the comic and related popular art form industry.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.