January 26-27, 2019 · Blair County Convention Center

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Location

Setsucon 2019 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

Parking

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.

Local Transportation

If you choose to take a bus, train, or plane into Altoona, you will still be a ways away from the convention center. There a multiple ways to get around town.

Hotel Shuttle

Setsucon has contracted Freedom Excursions to provide shuttle service between the Blair County Convention Center (BCCC), Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Fairfield Inn & Suites - TownePlace Suites during the convention weekend. The shuttle service is available to attendees free of charge. Buses will depart from the convention center approximately every 40 minutes. The shuttle service will run from 7:00am until 12:30am on Saturday and from 7:30am until 6:00pm on Sunday. Last pickup at the convention center will depart at 12:10am on Saturday and 6:00pm on Sunday.

DayStartEndNote
Saturday, January 26, 20197:00AM12:30AM Last shuttle leaves BCCC at 12:10AM
Sunday, January 27, 20197:30AM6:00PM Last shuttle leaves BCCC at 6:00PM

Taxis & Vans

Taking a taxi may be your best option to get to the con in little time at all. If you wish to call a taxi, Explore Altoona recommends Yellow Cab & Transfer Co. To hail, call 814-944-8294.

Public Transportation

The AMTRAN offers affordable public transportation around Altoona via a bus service. Fares are $1.65 each way and require exact change. AMTRAN only runs Monday through Saturday. 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. For more information on public transportation, visit the AMTRAN website.

Travel Information

What is the best way to get to Setsucon? We are here to tell you! Whether it is via a car, a bus, a train, or a plane (sorry no boats), we have your directions covered.

Driving a Car

Are you ready to take the easy route through Pennsylvania and drive to the con (which conveniently offers free parking on site)? We are too! Here are some directions to help you get to the convention center with ease.

From Philadelphia
  1. Merge onto US-30W towards I-76/Int'l Airport/Valley Forge.
  2. Stay straight to go onto I-76 W/Schuylkill Expy W.
  3. Take Exit 146 to US-220 towards Altoona/Johnstown/I-99.
  4. Merge onto I-99 N/US-220 N via the ramp on the left towards Altoona.
  5. Take Exit 31 to Plank Rd towards Duncansville/Hollidaysburg.
  6. Follow W. Plank Rd to Convention Center Blvd.
  7. Turn left onto Convention Center Blvd. The Blair County Convention Center entrance is on your left.
From Pittsburgh
  1. Merge onto I-376 E/US-22 E/Parkway East towards Monroeville.
  2. After 12 miles, merge onto US-22 E via left exit towards Murrysville.
  3. Keep left onto I-99 N/US-220 N towards Altoona.
  4. Take Exit 31 to Plank Rd towards Duncanville/Hollidaysburg.
  5. Follow W. Plank Rd to Convention Center Blvd.
  6. Turn left onto Convention Center Blvd. The Blair County Convention Center entrance is on your left.
From New York City
  1. Take Lincoln Tunnel W (Crossing into New Jersey).
  2. Lincoln Tunnel W becomes NJ-495 W, which becomes I-95 S/New Jersey Turnpike S.
  3. Take Exit 15W to merge onto I-280 W towards Newark/Kearny.
  4. Merge left to I-80 W. (Crossing into Pennsylvania).
  5. Take Exit 161 to US-220 S/PA-26 towards I-99 S/Bellefonte.
  6. Take Exit 31 to Plank Rd towards Duncansville/Hollidaysburg.
  7. Follow W. Plank Rd to Convention Center Blvd.
  8. Turn left onto Convention Center Blvd. The Blair County Convention Center entrance is on your left.
From Washington, DC
  1. Follow west on Constitution Ave NW/US-50 W towards 7th St NW.
  2. Merge onto I-66 W/US-50 W/Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge W.
  3. Take exit on right and merge onto George Washington Memorial Parkway N (Crossing into Virginia).
  4. Merge onto I-495 N/Capital Beltway N towards Maryland (Crossing into Maryland).
  5. Keep left onto I-270 N via Exit 38 towards Rockville/Frederick.
  6. Take Exit 32 to merge onto I-70 W towards Hagerstown (Crossing into Pennsylvania).
  7. Follow I-70 W/US-30 E towards Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-76/Pittsburgh/Harrisburg/New Stanton.
  8. Take Exit 146 to US-220 towards Altoona/Johnstown/I-99.
  9. Take Exit 31 to Plank Rd towards Duncansville/Hollidaysburg.
  10. Follow W. Plank Rd to Convention Center Blvd.
  11. Turn left onto Convention Center Blvd. The Blair County Convention Center entrance is on your left.

Taking a Bus

If you would rather take a bus to Setsucon, Greyhound Lines will travel to the Altoona Bus Station from many major cities. For more information on bus routes and prices, visit the Greyhound website.

Taking the Train

Altoona isn't known as the Railroad City for no reason! Experience the industry that put the city on the map by taking a train to the convention. AMTRAK provides direct service to the Altoona Station via the Pennsylvanian, which services New York, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh. For more information and to book your tickets, visit the AMTRAK website.

Taking a Plane

If you opt to make like a bird and fly through the sky, Altoona has an airport as well! The Altoona-Blair County Airport services flights to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). For more information and to book your flight, visit the Altoona-Blair County Airport website.