Finding a Hotel for San Diego Comic-Con International

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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  1. mike weber says:

    At one time, GSP (the Greenville-Spartanburg Jetport in South Carolina) was the world's busiest airport for two weeks every other year, when the World Textile Exposition was going on. (Which is why it was officially an international airport from the day it opened.) By the 60/70s, it was literally simpler for corporate types attending to get hotel rooms in Atlanta and use air-taxi services to commute back and forth daily.

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      mike, I was at Ruby Tuesday's today and you won't believe what played — a mariachi version of Come Dancing!

      • mike weber says:

        Yeah, my guys Dash Rip Rock used to do a hardcore version of "Ticket to Ride", a western swing version of the Sex Pistols' "God Save the King", a heavy metal version of his them song called "Mr Rogers Goes to Hell", absolutely straight versions of "Barracuda" and "Love Grows (Where my Rosemary Goes)" and Fred would do the most incredible a capella version of "Mona Lisa" to cover whenever Bill or Hoakie broke strings…Their shows were strange and wonderful.

        • Rick Marshall says:

          Ha! Dash Rip Rock! I caught a few of their shows around Albany, NY, a while back… great fun, each and every time.

          • Glenn Hauman says:

            Ah, Albany rock. Next you'll tell me you went to Blotto shows.

          • Rick Marshall says:

            Nah. Although I did snag a Blotto album off the "free" table at my old alt-weekly office. I'm a sucker for old vinyl recordings.

  2. Marilee J. Layman says:

    We sometimes have this problem with SF cons, too. Corporate people are coming with expense accounts while we SF fen don't spend nearly as much money.