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Helpful Tidbits & Carol Burnett

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Just a bunch o' tidbits, thought they might be helpful.

 

A pdf map of the metro/subway system is at:  wmata.com/schedules/maps/upload/2019-System-Map.pdf (the link on Otakon's webpage for the map doesn't seem to work, so I hope this one is ok).

 

Carol Burnett Fans -- she'll be appearing at the Strathmore music center on Thursday, July 25, at 8pm.  Since it's happening on badge/pick up day for Otakon, I hope this info is ok to post here.  The Strathmore is right across the street from the Grosvenor metro (on the Red line -- on the metro map, it's located near the upper left).  Url:  strathmore.org.

 

If you find yourself on the metro, not really near the WEWCC, and need some handy stores, some are:

 

McDonalds and 7 Eleven, across from the White Flint metro (on the Red line -- on the metro map, it's located near the upper left).  Once you exit White Flint, you'll see them right across the street.

 

Safeway grocery store, located across from the Twinbrook metro (on the Red line -- on the metro map, it's located near the upper left).  When you get off the train, you'll see a Hilton hotel and to the left of the hotel, a Safeway (they're both located across a metro parking lot).  Caution -- at night, sometimes the walk to Safeway can be a bit dark because some of the metro's parking lot lights on that side don't light up.  Of course, walking during the daytime is fine.

 

Walking directions from Mt. Vernon Square metro to the WEWCC entrance:  In the past, I'd see a lot of people wonder which direction to walk, once they stepped off the escalators at Mt. Vernon Square metro.  For first-timers, once you exit the escalators at Mt. Vernon Square metro, you'll see glass doors in front of you belonging to the WEWCC.  But they'll be exit doors.  So, you have to walk along the outside of the building to get to the entrance.  So, with the glass doors in front of you, make a left (do not cross the street), then make a right (which comes up quickly), and just go straight.  You'll get to an intersection (which is 7th Street and L Street), but keep going straight.  (It'll look like you're walking along two different buildings, but they're both part of the WEWCC.)  Keep going straight until you come to the corner of the building (the intersection should say Mt. Vernon Place).  Do not cross the street.  Turn right at the corner of the building, and soon you'll see the entrance to the WEWCC on the right.  Gosh, that's long directions -- sorry about that.  It's actually really easy -- just follow the cosplayers!  :)  To make it even easier, please view the picture Otakon has at:  otakon.com/info/location, scroll down to "venue maps," and find the one that shows "Main Entrance" and "M Metro."

 

Any other helpful hints from others will be extremely appreciated!  :)

 

Edited by EdKitten

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Oh, for people using Union Station to travel to Otakon -- the comic book store and the used book store are gone from Union Station.  :(

 

However, Walgreens, other stores, many restaurants (and the food court) are still there.  :)  url:  unionstationdc.com

 

 

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