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Mythopoeic Society

a non-profit organization devoted to the study of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, the Inklings, and the genres of myth and fantasy


Conferences

Mythcon 34 Directions

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO SCARRITT-BENNETT CENTER
Map at http://www.scarrittbennett.org/Images/about/sbccitymap.gif

From the north: I-65 and I-24 join up above Nashville. Keep the city on your right; admire Nashville’s other mythological structure, the Batman Building, as you curve around downtown and join I-40. Follow I-40 West to Exit 209A (Broadway). Turn left onto Broadway. Stay in left-hand lane. Broadway will fork at the second light. Stay to the left. This keeps you on Broadway. Broadway will turn into 2lst Ave. Continue on 21st Ave. approximately 1/4 mile. At the intersection of 21st and Edgehill Ave. (Vanderbilt Bridge over) turn left onto Edgehill Ave. At the second stop sign (intersection of Edgehill Ave. and 18th Ave. South) turn left. After approximately 5-6 houses, Scarritt-Bennett Center’s large, open parking lot will appear on the left. Mythcon registration is in the Laskey Building, whose side adjoins this lot.

From the west: I-40 East to Exit 209A (Broadway). Turn right onto Broadway. Stay in left-hand lane. Broadway will fork at next light. Stay to the left. This keeps you on Broadway. Broadway will turn into 21st Ave. Continue on 2lst Ave. approximately 1/4 mile. At the intersection of 21st and Edgehill Ave. (Vanderbilt Bridge over) turn left onto Edgehill Ave. At the second stop sign (intersection Edgehill Ave. and 18th Ave. South) turn left. After approximately 5-6 houses, Scarritt-Bennett Center’s large, open parking lot will appear on the left. Mythcon registration is in the Laskey Building, whose side adjoins this lot.

From Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta: I-440 West to I-65. Go north (towards Nashville) on I-65 to the Wedgewood Ave.exit (exit 81). Turn left on Wedgewood and continue; you will cross 8th Ave. and 12th Ave. at major intersections. Turn right on 18th Ave. Proceed through two stop signs. After the second stop sign at Edgehill Ave. there will be approximately 5-6 houses on the left and Scarritt-Bennett Center’s large, open parking lot will appear. Turn left into the parking lot. Mythcon registration is in the Laskey Building, whose side adjoins this lot.

From I-440 East: Go to I-65 intersection and turn north towards Nashville on I-65.

From Birmingham etc., take I-65 and pick up these same instructions here: Go north (towards Nashville) on I-65 to the Wedgewood Ave. exit (exit 81). Turn left on Wedgwood and continue; you will cross 8th Ave. and 12th Ave. at major intersections. Turn right on 18th Ave. Proceed through two stop signs. After the second stop sign at Edgehill Ave. there will be approximately 5-6 houses on the left and Scarritt-Bennett Center’s large, open parking lot will appear. Turn left into the parking ot. Mythcon registration is in the Laskey Building, whose side adjoins this lot.

PARKING: Scarritt-Bennett Center has two parking lots located on 18th Avenue South; parking is on a first come, first served basis. Several events may be taking place simultaneously; therefore space is limited and parking is not guaranteed. Recreational vehicles and buses are discouraged.

ARRIVING BY AIR

Ground transportation:

Gray Line Express – (615) 275-1180
$11.00 one way; $17.00 round trip
Hours of operation 6:00am – 11:00pm daily

Reservations are not necessary from the Nashville International Airport to Scarritt-Bennett Center. The Gray Line Express counter is located one level below baggage claim. For your return trip to the airport, reservations are required. It has been requested by Gray Line Express that the time for pick up be 2 1/2 hours prior to your flight time. Dropoff and pickup is in the Laskey parking lot off 18th Avenue, South.

Checker Cab – (615) 254-5031, 24 hours a day
$20.00 each way

If renting a car, take I-40 West from airport. Follow I – 40 West to Exit 209A (Broadway). Turn left onto Broadway. Stay in left-hand lane. Broadway will fork at the second light. Stay to the left. This keeps you on Broadway. Broadway will turn into 2lst Ave. Continue on 21st Ave. approximately 1/4 mile. At the intersection of 21st and Edgehill Ave. (Vanderbilt Bridge over) turn left onto Edgehill Ave. At the second stop sign (intersection of Edgehill Ave. and 18th Ave. South) turn left. After approximately 5-6 houses, Scarritt-Bennett Center’s large, open parking lot will appear on the left. Mythcon registration is in the Laskey Building, whose side adjoins this lot.

CHECK-IN

Guest Housing check-in is located in the Laskey Building. Check-in for housing begins at 3:00 pm Central time. If you will be arriving after midnight, please contact the security office at (615) 340-7480 after 2:00 pm Central time on the day of arrival to make arrangements. There are no elevators in the residence halls, so let us know if you require a first floor room for health reasons. First floor rooms are subject to availability.

WEATHER
It will be hot and humid, with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80′s. Afternoon or evening thundershowers are possible. However, the long summer evenings can be quite pleasant outside from about 7 to 9 p.m. , with fireflies. (Golfimbul, anyone?)

Bring a light jacket or sweater if air-conditioning sometimes bothers you. Otherwise, dress for warm summer weather, bearing in mind that Scarritt-Bennett’s official dress code is “business casual.”