California, here we come!

This is some (hopefully) helpful travel information.

Links to other pages or sites should all open in new tabs, so you won't lose this page.

Links to maps will take to you Google maps, which you can print along with the directions. We will have hard copies of the maps to the restaurants available for you in Riverside.

Maps on this page are interactive, so you can zoom in or out or whatever you want. In fact, you'll probably need to in order to see both the starting and ending points. The Google team has also driven down the Riverside roads (but not the UCR campus) with their cameras on, so you can see real pictures of what the streets and buildings look like. Just switch over to satellite view and keep zooming in until you see pale yellow lines on the streets. Then use the mouse to drag the little yellow man down into the street. The view will go to street level and you can walk along the streets with him. Use the controls on the left to look up or down, look right or left. Follow the white arrows on the pale yellow lines to move along the streets. Or, use your mouse to drag the man where you want him. This works best on a high speed connection!

Since most of us are staying at the Marriott, all of the maps use that as a starting or ending point. The Comfort is right next door, though.

Arriving in California

Most of us are arriving at LA Ontario International. Airport Code: ONT

Getting to the hotel

By Car:

Just below this is a link that will take you to the Google map with driving directions. You may also want to check the hotels' sites, since there may be alternate surface streets that are more practical if you are getting in at a busy time of day.

Click here for Driving directions from the airport to the hotel. Of course, depending on where you pick up your car, there may be slight variations.

After a few days in the California sun, here's how you go back to the Ontario airport.

By Shuttle or other:

If you are not planning on renting a car, here is the number (1-800-700-1983) and website for SuperShuttle. Taxis are also a possibility, but will be expensive ($40 or so each way). If you come up with a neat travel alternative, please share!

What is the address of my hotel?

Courtyard® by Marriott® Riverside

1510 University Avenue

Riverside, California 92507 USA

Phone: 1-951-276-1200

Comfort Inn® University

1590 University Ave

Riverside, CA 92507

Phone: 1-951-683-6000

Map of the area. Note that you can change to satellite and to street view to really see the place. Map of the area. Note that you can change to satellite and to street view to really see the place.

Let the festivities begin!

Wednesday night for early arrivals:

6:30pm Cask 'n Cleaver, 1333 University Ave. Phone:(951) 682-4580. Only a hop, skip and jump away!

Driving directions from the Marriott


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Thursday

NAJVS Business Meeting

From 9:00am to 12:00 noon, we will have the NAJVS business meeting on the UCR campus, in the Tomas Rivera Library, room 403. This room is adjacent to Special Collections and Archives where the Eaton Collection is housed and where the Science Fiction Studies (SFS) Seminar will take place later that day. Here is a campus map that you can print and here is one that is interactive. The building itself is number 322, abbreviated RIVL, on this map, near the center of campus.

SFS at the Tomas Rivera Library

Please be sure to double check the Eaton program for any changes. But as it stands right now, at 2:00 in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room, is the SFS Symposium. The Reading Room is located in the Tomas Rivera Library, on the 4th floor. Here is a campus map that you can print and here is one that is interactive. On this map, the building itself is number 322, abbreviated RIVL, on this map, near the center of campus. Other maps may use a different number.

The SFS Symposium will be followed by a reception in Tomas Rivera 403

A note about transportation: All of the details about transportation in the morning are still being worked out. We will update you as soon as we know more. Generally speaking, it is about 2 miles, and you should have received an email from Sarah asking whether you needed transportation that afternoon to the SFS events. Please let her know if you do. If you have no idea what we are talking about, email Julia, Henry, Dennis, Terry, Jean-Michel or somebody else who is going asap.

If you are a real go-getter, here is the page for UCR parking services.

NAJVS Dinner

7:00pm Ciao Bella, 1630 Spruce St, Phone: (951) 781-8840

Driving directions from the Marriott


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Note that the return trip is different!


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Friday and beyond

Please be sure to double check the Eaton program for any changes, but while I am writing this, it looks like the rest of the conference will be at the UCR Extension School / Center, located just about 2 city blocks from the hotels, at 1200 University Ave. Phone:(951) 827-4105


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Fun stuff

Coffee Depot (the one at the depot) 3204 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

Driving directions from the Marriott


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UCR Botanical Gardens

California DOT Real-time traffic map.

City of Riverside.

Uptake.com Things to do in Riverside

RiversideOkay More things to do. Good picture of campus on a CLEAR day!

Joshua Tree National Park

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