The Comics Studies Society


Hotel Blocks
Two blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved for conference delegates at special rates.

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A contemporary designed four-star property located on the south campus of the University of Illinois in the heart of The Research Park. A 30 minute walk or 10-minute $1 bus ride to the conference site.

Conference room information
Block of 15 Deluxe King rooms at $129 + tax
Reservations must be made by 7/7/2018
Attendee group booking code: COMIC18
Online booking link:

Illini Union Hotel
A quaint and comfortable hotel that is a 5 minute walk to the main conference site. Amenities include free use of campus recreation facilities, a $5 breakfast voucher at restaurants in the Illini Union, and city/campus bus transportation outside the front door.

Conference room information
35 rooms (mix of double/double & king) at  $104/$109 + tax (Suites available for $184 + tax)
Reservations must be made by 7/7/2018
To make reservations online go to
Attendee group booking code: COMIC (go to “Book Now” screen and look for “group booking code” at bottom) To make reservations by phone call 217-333-3030 and ask for group code “comic.”

Residence Hall Rooms
We have availability at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall (PAR) from August 8-12.  PAR is an air conditioned hall located on College Court and Lincoln Avenue. The bathrooms have recently been remodeled to feature individual use bathrooms with a shared sink area.

The PAR housing rates are:
Shared room: $32.60 per person per night including tax
Single room: $49.82 per person per night including tax

To make reservations  go to
For general information go to:

Other Nearby Hotels (within 20-30 minutes walking or 15-20 minutes by bus to campus)

Comfort Suites (early bird from $108)

Holiday Inn Express (rates starting at $124)

Hampton Inn (rates starting at $129)

Hilton Garden Inn (rates starting at $129)

Homewood Suites (rates starting at $134)

Hyatt Place (rates starting at $139)
Located in downtown Champaign, approximately 10min by bus ($1) or about 25 minutes on foot.


General information about arriving by air, Amtrak, and bus:

Arriving at O’Hare? Book your shuttle to Champaign here ($59 return):
If staying at the Illini Union, get off at the Altgeld Hall stop. For everywhere else, get off at the Illinois Terminal.

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