Last-minute 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 chilly (by California standards): low 60s and partially sunny.  Pack accordingly, and remember that inside will likely be air-conditioned.

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:

When you are coming from the terminals, go to the center median and look up for the RED SIGN that says, Hotel and Courtesy Shuttle and look for the yellow and burgundy bus.  On the side it will say, Embassy Suites LAX North, Residence Inn LAX & Airport Center. The shuttle does a constant loop from the airport to the two hotels & Airport Center.  The frequency is approximately 20 to 30 minutes, but they are not on a set schedule.

 You can contact the our hotel directly at (310) 215-1000 to have them contact dispatch. Please provide them with your terminal number and how many people are in your group. The shuttle fits up to 18 people at a time and is Handicap Accessible.

Parking at the hotel

If you’re driving in, we have negotiated a reduced parking rate with the hotel (Embassy Suites 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 $16+tax per day in place for Escapade 2019, 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 2019 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 and more

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 1:00 pm on Friday.


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