Mythcon 48 - July 28 - 31, 2017

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Room & Board

Mythcon 48
All That Is Gold
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
July 28 - 31, 2017

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Mythcon 48 will be held at the St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, and our primary room and board options are dorm rooms and suites, all in the same building with programming and meals. We have air-conditioning, free wi-fi, and elevators for getting up to the bedrooms; there are a limited number of parking spaces available at $30 for the weekend.

The University of Illinois' website tells you how to get to campus or, from Champaign County's website: getting to Champaign - you can drive, fly (American Airlines currently serves the Champaign-Urbana airport; after June 8, 2017, United Airlines will, too), take a train (Champaign is on the Chicago-Carbondale track), take a bus (Greyhound), or a combination of those options (shuttle from O'Hare or Midway Airports in Chicago). There are also other interesting things to do in the area, some of which you can read about here.

Room & Board at the Newman Center includes meals, starting with Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday breakfast, lunch, and banquet, and concludes with breakfast on Monday.

For the room portion, PLEASE CHOOSE:
Single bedroom sharing a bathroom with ONE other single bedroom (a "jack and jill" layout with the bathroom in between the bedrooms)

Single bedroom sharing suite style with up to four single-bedrooms sharing a bathroom AND living room area

Double bedroom sharing suite style (two single beds in one room), sharing a bathroom AND living room area with another double (4 person suite).

There are a very limited number of ADA-compliant singles with their own private bathroom, suitable for folks in wheelchairs - please contact registrar Marion Van Loo (email: to request one.

A look at the various room layouts (North Rooms).

For those who want hotel amenities (and larger beds), we have arranged for a small block of rooms at the Illini Union Hotel. The hotel offers free parking and free wi-fi; breakfast is a $5 voucher which can be used at several local eateries (please see the website). The downside: the hotel is a scant half mile from the Newman Center and apparently it's not really practical to drive between the two (lack of available parking at the Newman Center); there are buses but they're not much faster than the 8-10 minute walk. MAP

Hotel Option

Prefer to stay at the Illini Union Hotel? Please follow the link to book online and enter "myth" in the Group Booking Code field. NOTE: Please telephone for reservations (217) 333-1241 and mention "myth" as the conference code; apparently the online booking system may not be working exactly right!

Approximate pricing: Room with 1 king size bed or an accessible room with 1 queen size bed: $109 per night; room with 1 full size bed: $104 per night (plus taxes).

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