January 27-28, 2018 · Blair County Convention Center

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Hotel and Location Info

Setsucon 2018 will be held on the ballroom level of the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA, located only five minutes off of I-99.

Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602

Hotels & Lodgings

Setsucon has arranged for discounted room rates at six Altoona hotels. Rooms can be reserved for Friday and Saturday night at all hotels and a limited number for Sunday night as well at the Courtyard.

If you reserve your room(s) by phone, please be sure to mention that you are attending Setsucon and would like the group rate. If you don't mention Setsucon, the hotel may offer you a higher rate or say that they have no rooms available.


Blair County Convention Center offers free parking at the convention center during con hours. The hotels listed above all offer complimentary parking for their respective guests.


AMTRAN Bus Service

The AMTRAN offers affordable public transportation around Altoona via a bus service. Fares are $1.55 each way and require exact change. The 9-Lakemont bus route is the closest one to the Blair County Convention Center, with a stop at the Convention Center Commons (outside the Holiday Inn Express). This route will arrive at the Convention Center Commons at the 19th and 37th minute of every hour, between 7:00am and 6:00pm. This route also stops at the corner of Pleasant Valley Blvd and Cayuga Ave (Transit Center), a 3 minute walk from the Fairfield Inn & Suites, at the beginning of every hour from 7:00am to 6:00pm. For more information on public transportation, visit the AMTRAN website.

Amtrak Train Service

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to and from Altoona between January 24, 2018 and January 31, 2018. To book tickets using this discount, call Amtrak at 1-(800)-872-7245 and use the Convention Fare Code X42F-973. The Fare Code cannot be used online, so you must make your reservation by phone. The Fare Code is valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Shuttle Service

Fullington will be providing full complimentary shuttle service between the Blair County Convention Center, Holiday Inn Express, and Fairfield Inn & Suites - TownePlace Suites during the convention weekend.

Buses will depart from the convention center every hour on the hour, and every 20 minutes during the beginning and end of each day. There will also be an express shuttle to and from the Altoona Train Station during the arrival and departure hours.

Saturday, 1/277:45 AM10:45 AM20 minutes
Saturday, 1/2710:45 AM11:45 PM60 minutes
Saturday, 1/2711:45 PM1:15 AM20 minutes
Sunday, 1/287:45 AM10:45 AM20 minutes
Sunday, 1/2810:45 AM5:15 PM60 minutes
Sunday, 1/285:15 PM6:45 PM20 minutes