Transportation is a key element for a regional convention. Our goal is to provide you with ongoing information to make travel planning easy and accessible.

 

Flying - Salt Lake International Airport

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"The approach to Salt Lake International Airport is one of the most impressive in the country, with the Wasatch Mountains rising abruptly to the east and the Great Salt Lake glistening to the north. From the air you get a great view of Salt Lake's downtown district and you see just how close, and convenient, the airport is to the city. It's just minutes away from our ski resorts, convention centers and sports arenas. 

Salt Lake City International Airport is located just five miles northwest and 10 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City. Buses, trains and parking lots are all accessible at the airport. The airport works with all major U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, US Airways, Continental, SkyWest, jetBlue, and United; it services several non-stop international flights."

(Utah.com)

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The Davis Conference Center is located off I-15 in Layton, Utah, and is just 20 minutes north of the Salt Lake International Airport. Additionally, Utah’s Frontrunner Commuter Rail system is only minutes away. The Salt Lake International Airport Website provides all transportation information for your convenience including Trax, buses, shuttles, cabs, Paratrans, and route/parking information. 

The New Salt Lake City Airport Redesign 2020

Building a new terminal complex is a huge and intricate undertaking, but the end result will be well worth the effort. Salt Lake City International Airport serves nearly 23 million passengers a year from facilities designed 50 years ago to serve half that many travelers.

ResizedImage757313 TRP Web Banner 2016A lot has changed since then. We’ve grown into a hub airport, with many flights arriving and leaving around the same time. Security needs are vastly different. We need buildings that meet earthquake-safety standards.

You can follow updates between now and convention time on their website: http://www.slcairport.com/thenewslc It also provides email alerts and social media tracking. The Utah for 2019 bid team is also tracking this information for your convenience through our own social media: https://twitter.com/Utahfor2019

Utah Transit Authority - (Trax, Bus & Trolley)

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Public transportation to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport is provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). 

The TRAX/light rail Green Line leaves the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.  The TRAX stop is located at the south end of Terminal One. To locate the TRAX stop, visit our Airport Terminal Map.

Weekdays: 5:42 a.m. to 11:27 p.m.

Weekends: 6:31 a.m. to 11:11 p.m.

 

UTA Paratransit Service

Public transportation for passengers with disabilities is provided by UTA's Paratransit program. To make arrangements, contact UTA at (801) 287-7433 and visit the UTA Paratransit Services page for more information. 

Bus & Trolley Services

You can find any planning and route tools at the Utah Transit Authority Website. Please keep in mind the UTA site generally does not update routes and/or issues with routes more than 30-60 days out. Plan to mark your route using their tools a couple weeks before your trip to Utah. The address to enter for your destination is:

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1651 North 700 West

Layton, Utah  84041

This address will pull up information to take Trax or Bus to the North Temple UTA stop. From there you can chose to take Light Rail/Trax to Clearfield and the Trolley or Bus to your destination of the Davis Conference Center. 

Shuttles, Taxi, Uber, Limo, or other transportations can be found on their pages, or summarized on the Salt Lake City Airport Transportation Page Your Utah team is working hard with the Davis County Tourism & Events for group rates using shuttles and other means of transportation for this event. We will keep you updated on our transportation page and social media as details come in. We have listed a couple of numbers below for your convenience. (please note Utah for 2019 is not responsible for transportation or details of. We merely provide options here for our attendees)

All Resort Express   (800) 457-9457

Super Shuttle     (800) 258-3826

Salt Lake Express   (800) 356-9796 

Uber     

8EAFF21C29F6104360324F45794A8B23Other Ground Transportations including Rental Cars, Taxi and other options can be found at: http://www.visitsaltlake.com/getting-around/ground-transportation

What is a Westercon?
In 1948, Walter J. “Doc” Daugherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn’t afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in September, 1948. It was a one-day event with an attendance of 77. It wasn’t until 1951 that the Westercon became a weekend-long event, settled into the July 4th holiday and began traveling to different cities. For a full history and traditions of this regional event, please visit Westercon.org

In the Works...

Committee Gallery
Images of our committee to show how we are tackling the job and how crazy we can be!

Which Convention is Next?

Find out where our flyers will be, tables, parties or us!
Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Comic Con Salt Lake City, Utah

Dates: September 21 - 23rd, 2017

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center

It might be hard to notice us at our table with celebrities like Dick Van Dyke, Jon Bernthal, Wil Wheaton, and Elijah Wood walking around.

Make sure to get a peek at our 2019 author GOH Jim Butcher!

SaltLakeComicCon.com

Fencon 2017

Fencon 2017 Dallas, Texas

September 22 - 24th, 2017

Location: the Westin DFW in Irving. (That's at SH 114 and Ester's Road in Irving

Fencon offers to take you 'Beyond the Stars'. Because everything is bigger in Texas, we have to attack them with SMOFS and take no prisoners!

Our advisors will spread the flyers, love, and call for support from the home state of our artist GOH, Vincent Villafranca.

Fencon.org

Snake River Comic Con

Snake River Comic Con Pocatello, ID

Dates: September 29 - October 1st, 2017

Location: Mountain View Event Center 1567 Way to Grace

Trek the three hours north of Salt Lake, to Pocatello Idaho to find a hidden mecca of fan fun with our Bid Chair, Ben Hatcher.

We will have a table in Clarion (hall or hotel tbd) near where Ben will talk about Dr. Who and Supernatural.

This is your last chance to get our membership pricing at this event, before price increases Sept. 30th.

SnakeRiverComicCon.com

LUW

League of Utah Writers Fall Conference Salt Lake City, Utah

October 6-7th, 2017 Please join us to hear from our special guests, Kevin J. Anderson, J.H. Moncrieff, Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary, and Angie Hodapp of Nelson Literary Agency. More agents, professional authors, poets, editors, and publishers round out the exciting program including hands-on workshops.

League of Utah Writers