George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
The location for "Emissaries: Galacticon 3" is the George R. Brown Convention Center. The convention, to be held May 23-26, 2013, is organized in close collaboration with "Comicpalooza" (they'll be right next to each other in the George R. Brown Convention Center so attendees can easily cross over between both events).
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas 77010
Book a room via phone: 713-739-8000
Our host hotel for "Emissaries: Galacticon 3" is the Hilton Americas Hotel, the largest convention hotel in the city of Houston, Texas. At this 24 floor, state-of-the-art hotel you'll find all the luxuries of home, yet all the amenities you need whether traveling for business or pleasure. An important convenience to note is that the Hilton Americas Hotel sports a walkway which connects the hotel to the event at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
"Emissaries: Galacticon 3" and "Comicpalooza" have a special combined hotel block that is now open to the fans. Please follow this link to get our special rate: Book a room for "Comicpalooza / Galacticon 3"
Hyatt Regency - Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
Book a room via phone: 713-654-1234
In case the Hilton Americas Hotel is booked full you can always book a room at the nearby Hyatt Regency Hotel. This 30 floor hotel has another 977 state-of-the art rooms for your convience.
Need to get from the Airport to "Emissaries: Galacticon 3"? There's a new shuttle service to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the George R. Brown Convention Center available! Houston METRO will be running a shuttle service to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal C and a handful of hotels downtown during "Emissaries: Galacticon 3". One-way trips require 45 minutes and cost just $4.50. Service operates every 30 minutes, every day, between the hours of 4:50 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
The route will make stops the Hilton Americas Hotel / George Brown Convention Center, the Four Seasons Hotel, the Downtown Hyatt Hotel and the METRO Rail Main St. Square Station / Marriott Courtyard. Fares can be purchased by METRO Q Fare Card, METRO Money or cash (exact change). To find out where to purchase your Q Card and METRO Money please visit www.ridemetro.org/FareInfo/Default.aspx.
Concierge service will continue at the IAH's Terminal C, providing travelers with assistance with fares, receipts, passenger boarding, luggage and directions. For Airport Direct and other METRO transit services, schedules and fare information please visit www.RideMETRO.org.
Directions to the Convention Center
Coming from Dallas, Conroe, The Woodlands, Bush Intercontinental Airport
Take I-45 South > to I-10 East > to US-59 South (exit #770A) > exit Downtown Destinations-Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from Galveston, NASA, Clear Lake, Houston Hobby Airport
Take I-45 North > exit Downtown Destinations (exit #45) > exit Pease Street > right on Dowling Street > left on Polk Street > right on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from Kingwood, Humble, Bush Intercontinental Airport
Take US-59 South > exit Downtown Destinations-Jackson Street > left on Franklin Street > right on Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from the Galleria, Missouri City, First Colony, Sugar Land
Take US-59 North > exit Downtown Destinations-Polk Street > left on Polk Street > right on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from Baytown, Channelview, New Orleans
Take I-10 West > to US-59 South (exit #770A) > exit Downtown Destinations-Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from Katy, San Antonio
Take I-10 East > to 59 South (exit #770A) > exit Downtown Destinations-Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from Pearland, South Loop, Reliant Park
Take SH-288 North > to US-59 North > exit Downtown Destinations-Polk Street > left on Polk Street > right on Avenida de las Americas.
Coming from Austin, Copperfield
Take SH-290 East > to Loop 610 South > to I-10 East > to US-59 South (exit #770A) > exit Downtown Destinations-Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.
Bush Interncontinental Airport Info
George Bush Interncontinental Airport: Our city's largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), joined the Houston Airport System in June 1969. Bush Intercontinental is located approximately 23 miles north of downtown Houston, near the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 North).
Hobby Airport Info
William H. Hobby Airport: Our city's second largest airport, Hobby Airport (HOU), has now been serving the Houston community for more than 60 years. Hobby Airport is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island.
American Airlines is offering 5% off flights into Houston or Houston Hobby Airports to "Emissaries: Galacticon III" guests. This discount is in effect between May 20th 2013 to May 29th 2013. Please use authorization code: 5453BP.
Delta Airlines is also offering 10% off non-restricted tickets and 5% off discounted/restricted tickets into Houston airport with zone fares in effect if the lower fares are not available. These must be booked at 7 or 21 days prior to travel. This discount is in effect between May 20th 2013 to May 29th 2013. Please use aurthorization code: NG752 and meeting account code NMEJ3. This offer also covers International flights.
While you may book this yourselves, we recommend that you contact Teresa Vibe at Travel Leaders, our Travel Agent.
Travel Leaders Exec
25129 The Old Road 205
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91351
Contact: Teresa Vibe
Group name: GALACTICA
Travel Leaders will negotiate discounted rates on all flight/transporation to "Emissaries: Galacticon III"!