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rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

Does anyone frequenting this group live local to the LHR, that can actually put eyes on the old bird?

Especially the exterior, where at Cold Wars, parking spaces were curtailed with construction debris, equipment and storage pods.

Given the higher attendance at H'con, and may more staying off site…parking spaces may be at a premium more than usual.

Bonus, if anyone can put eye on the newly configured front of the property, especially the new entrance and the new elevator installation and report on progress.

Neal Smith Inactive Member01 Jun 2018 8:09 p.m. PST

We were also wondering about this the other day… Inquiring minds want to know! :D

TheKing3001 Jun 2018 8:53 p.m. PST

Heck – as long as were asking – any updates on the old Continental?

Ploogak01 Jun 2018 11:06 p.m. PST

I just came back from a site visit there. There's still lots of construction materials around and will be up until the show. At that point they'll consolidate and remove as much as they can. The old front entrance of the hotel is fenced off and is heavily into construction of the new entrance and will be that way at Historicon. The handicapped ramp is still there and functional. Entrance will be through the Lampeter doors right there by where registration was and that were almost complete at Cold Wars. The new elevator will not be finished for Historicon.


Rangers Lead the Way02 Jun 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

Thanks for the update Joby, the only concern for me is the air con that needs to be fully operational in Lancaster in July. Especially in the dealer hall with the new windows if its not fully functional could be a sauna in there.

Mirosav02 Jun 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

Is the flea market going to be in the same place as it was for Cold Wars?

TSD10102 Jun 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

the only concern for me is the air con that needs to be fully operational in Lancaster in July

A million times this. The side rooms get to be damn near unbearable in the fall and winter, I cannot imagine in the summer. I guess I will have to bring my own fan as insurance.

Ember52 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 1:56 p.m. PST


On another thread, Joby reported that, unfortunately, the flea market will once again be upstairs in the Showroom. He did say that they were working with the Host to try to get some improved lighting upstairs.

John From DE05 Jun 2018 2:51 a.m. PST

I drove by on Saturday. There is a new Hilton Tru Right next door.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 3:06 a.m. PST

How about the entrance to the tennis barn (dealer's area)? It was still torn up at Cold Wars.

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