Mythcon 50 - Room & Board and Parking
August 2-5, 2019

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Mythcon 50

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San Diego, California
August 2-5, 2019

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Room & Board and  Parking

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DEADLINE for the Room & Board package for Mythcon 50 at San Diego State University (interactive map) is JULY 15, 2019. We may not be able to add or change room requests after that date.

We will be staying in the Cuicacalli Residence Hall (“kweeka-cal-ee” - it means "house of song") which is comprised of a central building (24-hour front desk and restrooms in the lobby), with The Garden cafeteria upstairs (there is an elevator), and two towers (Tepeyac or Tacuba, basically identical - we will be in one of them). There is an outdoor swimming pool which we will be able to use, barring closure for some unexpected reason. The dorms are arranged in suites (see rough layout, below) which generally have six bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common area with full-size refrigerator, microwave, and sink; you can take a virtual tour or look at a slide show here.

Here is a rough layout of a sample suite, very much NOT to scale, but it provides the idea. Please rest assured the bathrooms have doors. suite layout There are two hallways (one to the left, one to the right) with three bedrooms and a large-sized bathroom off each hallway; one of the two bathrooms in each suite is ADA-compliant.

Bedrooms have 1, 2, or 3 extra-long single beds. The 3-bed room is generally laid out with two upper bunks (desk/dresser where the lower bunk would be) and there’s only one per suite; we will use them as larger singles, barring the actual need for a triple (IF you need a triple, please email Full occupancy for suites during Mythcon will be 6 or 7 persons.

We will place people in double rooms (two beds in one bedroom) according to your roommate requests, assuming you both request each other. We will try to put people into suite groupings according to your requests but we cannot guarantee it. If you book a double room without specifying your roommate, we will try to assign you a suitable roommate. Doubles may be upgraded to singles at no cost, depending on availability.

When choosing San Diego State University as our location for Mythcon 50, we chose to make Cuicacalli Residence Hall our primary housing option for a number of reasons: But there are a few people who strongly prefer or even need a private bathroom. This is, in fact, possible. We can arrange for you to stay at the South Campus Plaza (again, there are two towers - not sure if it would be the North or the South tower; they are both the same distance from meals at Cuicacalli). You must be willing to walk approximately 0.2 miles (about 800 feet, a bit more than two football fields in length) to Cuicacalli for breakfast and dinner and post-evening programming hanging-out ...and pay the additional cost.

SDSU MC50 map
Here is a screenshot of SDSU's interactive map with labels added. You can see parking lot 3 near the lower right, Tula Community Center (our Sunday night banquet location), Cuicacalli Residence Hall (the central building and two towers), and, on the lower left side, South Campus Plaza. Near the top, center, is the Aztec Student Union and, to the left, the SDSU Transit Center. These are the locations on campus relevant to Mythcon 50; you can see images of walking around on the campus here.

The full conference room & board package will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in the dorm; meals include dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, all at The Garden cafeteria in the Cuicacalli Residence Hall. The Sunday night banquet will be in nearby Tula Community Center and is also included in the room & board package. If you have food allergies, please email and let us know your specific limitations so we can advise the cafeteria and banquet catering.

To reiterate, the meals included in the room & board package are:
Friday night dinner; Saturday breakfast; Saturday dinner; Sunday breakfast; Sunday night banquet; Monday breakfast.
Lunches are NOT included in the Room & Board package but will be "on your own" - there are many options within easy walking distance, some within the Aztec Student Union itself (including Oggi's Pizzeria, The Habit Burger Grill, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. There's also a Starbucks, although it's possible that specific location may be closed during the summer). On campus to the north there is a Rubios Coastal Grill, Panda Express, and Subway Sandwiches. Just south of the campus are many eateries for those willing to walk a block or two; we will provide a list.

The option to come early and/or stay late on campus is available. Two meals per day are required to stay on campus, so those who come early and/or stay late on campus will include breakfast and lunch in the Garden cafeteria (the least expensive meal combination).

NOTE: The Garden cafeteria does sell individual meals so, if you are commuting or staying off-campus and want to join us for dinner on Friday and Saturday and the banquet on Sunday night, you may buy a COMMUTER DINNERS PACKAGE. Meals may also be available to buy individually at the Garden's check-in desk, credit cards only.


Full Conference, Cuicacalli Double - $350 per person

How many
Reservation & Roommate Names
Desired Suite Mates

Extra Night, Cuicacalli Double - $90 per person, per night
(includes breakfast & lunch at The Garden)

Extra Night, Double Room
Specify Extra Night(s)
Reservation & Roommate Names

Full Conference, Cuicacalli Single - $430

Desired Suite Mates

Extra Night, Cuicacalli Single - $120 per person, per night
(includes breakfast & lunch at The Garden)

Specify Extra Night(s)


Full Room & Board at South Campus Plaza: DOUBLE ROOM with private bathroom - $400 per person

How many
Reservation AND Roommate Names

EXTRA NIGHT in South Campus Plaza DOUBLE ROOM with private bathroom - $105 per person, per night
(includes breakfast & lunch at The Garden)

Extra Night, Double Room
Specify Extra Night(s)
Reservation AND Roommate Names

Full Room & Board at South Campus Plaza SINGLE ROOM with private bathroom - $480

EXTRA NIGHT in South Campus Plaza SINGLE ROOM with private bathroom - $135 per night
(includes breakfast & lunch at The Garden)

Specify Extra Night(s)

Commuter Dinners Package - $100

Includes Friday & Saturday night dinner at the Garden cafeteria AND Sunday night Banquet (for those not staying on campus)

Commuter Dinner Pkg(s)
Name(s) of Mythcon commuter

Sunday Night BANQUET ONLY - $65
(for those not staying on campus and who haven't bought the Commuter Dinners Package, above)

Banquet ticket(s)
Banquet attendee's name(s)


There is NO FREE PARKING at San Diego State University, not even for those with disabled plates/permits. Detailed information from SDSU is here. Lot 3 and Lot 4 are the closest to our location on campus; please note that Level 3 by the elevator in Parking Lot 3 puts you on street level and you won't have to deal with any stairs (this is the southwest corner of the building). Please see partial campus map at the bottom of this page.

SDSU Parking Permits bought in advance via our website:
$25.00 Overnight week (unless you specify otherwise, we'll start the week on Thursday, August 1)
$17.00 Day Week (no overnight; unless you specify otherwise, we'll start the week on Thursday, August 1)
$8.00 One-day pass (no overnight)

Please note: Parking Permits in advance must be purchased by July 15, 2019

SDSU Permits via Mythcon
Start parking week on:

You may buy parking permits on your own; current costs at Pay Stations & the PayByPhone smartphone app are:
1 - 4 hours $3 per hour
5 to 10 hours $15
Overnight $20 (per night)*
Weekend $30
please note: you cannot use PayByPhone to buy overnight parking in Lot 3 but you may buy overnight parking at the kiosk.

Campus Map below (partial):
Parking Lots 3 and 4 are shown in red on the right edge; Cuicacalli Residence Hall is to the west, just below the green lot labeled 2A; the "sky-bridge" crossing College Avenue is just to the left of Lot 2A and leads to the Aztec Student Union (the building just below the red "F" circle); the SDSU Transit Center is at the red "E" circle. PLEASE NOTE: the lot identified as "4A" is actually the Tula Community Center where we will have our banquet.

campus map

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