Last-minute Escapade info for the weekend: weather, parking and shuttle, Thursday night pre-reg and more!

This is it!  Many of us will be finding our way to the Escapade hotel tomorrow, and the con officially begins on Friday morning. We are all looking forward to a weekend of fun and socializing and talking and playing and … and …


It looks like the weather in Los Angeles is going to be pleasant: low 70s and sunny.  Pack accordingly, and remember that inside will likely be air-conditioned and the rooms can be chilly.

Hotel airport shuttle

If you’re flying in, the hotel (Embassy Suites North) has a free shuttle from LAX.

Shuttle information provided by the hotel:

The hotel offers free LAX shuttle service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, approximately every 30-45 minutes. When you exit the LAX terminals, look for the red station marked “Hotel Shuttles.” The Embassy Suites LAX NORTH shuttles are yellow, marked with the hotel logo in the window, and are shared with Airport Center Express and the Residence Inn Los Angeles at LAX.

Parking at the hotel

If you’re driving in, we have negotiated a reduced parking rate with the hotel (Embassy Suites LAX North).  For the overnight parking, each guest with a vehicle will be asked upon check-in if they are parking a car with us. If they don’t ask, tell them!

We have a discounted rate of $17+tax per day in place for Escapade 2020, and the parking charges will be charged to your hotel bill. For the daily attendees who are not staying at the hotel, you will let the front desk know you are with Escapade 2020 and pay at the front desk. You can park in any spots in either the above-ground lot, or the below-ground parking garage, and take the elevator up to the lobby. (We recommend this as it is easier and quicker access to the lobby.)

Thursday night pre-reg

Early registration will run from 7:00-8:30 pm in the con suite, room 430. 

This year, we are offering two events on Thursday night to help you prepare for your con experience.

Thursday at 7:00 pm in the large Laguna/Malibu room, join us for a guided tour of the convention space. Based on feedback from past years, we are offering this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the room layout before you’re scrambling to get from one panel to the next.  This tour will also be offered at 12:00 pm on Friday.Thursday at 7:30 pm in the Newport room, we will run an early version of How to Mod a Panel. New and experienced panel mods are welcome to come ask questions, discuss what it means to moderate an Escapade panel, and share wisdom and tips with your fellow mods!  This panel will also be offered at 10:00 am on Friday.

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