Overview

Location

David L Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

DLCC

DLCCReplay FX is held annually at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This world-class facility offers hundreds of thousands of square feet of usable space and is located along the picturesque Allegheny River in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

In addition to the festival itself, attendees will be a short walk or drive away from numerous restaurants, performance halls, two professional sport stadiums, the Carnegie Science Center and the Rivers Casino. Pittsburgh is also home to historic Kennywood Amusement Park, a major Zoo & Aquarium combination, the Carnegie Museums, and much more.

 

Hotels

Hotel Information

Attendees with access to a vehicle will find hotels within a few miles of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Expedia or Priceline for under $100. Event parking will range between $5 and $12 per day.

Attendees traveling from the airport should consider saving money by not renting a car. The location for ReplayFX was specifically chosen within the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to provide centrally-located options for tournament competitors on a tight schedule, vacation-related options for general attendees, and sightseeing options for families.

Whether you’re seeking a wide range of restaurants, both fast-food and four-star, shopping, additional entertainment, or a trip on one of Pittsburgh’s three beautiful rivers, you will find it, and more, nearby.

Omni William Penn

Name: Omni William Penn
Address: 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-281-7100
Room Cost: $139
Hotel Website

Featuring lavish cherry wood furnishings and beautiful moldings, the spacious guest quarters at the Omni William Penn will take you back to an era of Old-World charm and elegance. Famous industrialist Henry Frick envisioned this hotel as Pittsburgh’s showpiece. Only a half-mile from the convention center, the Omni offers a fitness center, a built-in Starbucks, and exquisite luxury.

Superstring Motel

Name: The Superstring Motel
Address: Perseus Arm of Milky Way, Quadrant NQ1
Phone: 2K1-ππ∆-ø7G4
Room Cost: 700 Interstellar Credits
Group Discount Website – Coming Soon

The Superstring Motel is the finest inter-dimensional lodging in the galaxy. Located in an alternate reality at the edge of a distant nebula, this motel offers zero-gravity bedding, romantic, radiation-free dining beneath the observation dome, an up-close look at the Crab Pulsar, and your own alternate reality evil-self complete with piercing eyes and a bad moustache. The Superstring Motel does not offer a shuttle back to ReplayFX due to our inability to exceed the speed of light, but attendees are welcome to “Ride the Wormhole”, an exciting roller coaster-like trip through curved space-time that may or may not crush every molecule in your body into tiny strands of spaghetti-like goo. The Superstring Motel is pet friendly.

Travel

Travel Information

David L Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Transportation from the Pittsburgh International Airport is both easy and inexpensive. Attendees have the option of renting a car from one of the rental agencies available or relying on easily available public transportation.

Attendees traveling from out of town should consider saving money by not renting a vehicle. The location for ReplayFX was chosen specifically due to the wide range of restaurant and entertainment options within Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and the nearby North Shore Riverwalk. We encourage attendees to do more than just visit Pittsburgh, enjoy it!

Public Busses take 45 Minutes and cost 3.75

Attendees should ride the 28X Airport Flyer operated by the Port Authority of Pittsburgh. This bus leaves approximately every 30 minutes from the lower level of the airport’s landside building, door #6. Passengers should exit at the “Downtown Pittsburgh” stop at 7TH AVE & WILLIAM PENN PL, which is only 1/3 mile from the Convention Center and recommended hotels.

Taxi and Lyft rides as low as 24 dollars.

The Yellow Cab Company operates a regular pickup schedule from the airport and will cost around $38. Lyft and Uber also operate within the City of Pittsburgh and will offer rides to and from the Convention Center for as low as $29.

Passengers should ask to be taken to the “David L Lawrence Convention Center” or to their hotel of choice. Please note that our recommended hotel, the Westin, is physically connected to the Convention Center.

Rental Car Options

Several downtown hotels are within easy walking distance. Attendees arriving from out of town who choose to stay at these locations have the option of not renting a car and still being able to access ReplayFX, restaurants, and additional entertainment.

The Pittsburgh International Airport offers several rental car agencies. Click on the direct links below or feel free to try Expedia or Kayak for general searches. Prices quoted below are estimates taken directly from the respective agencies’ websites and are subject to change at any time.

Dollar Rent a Car – $39 per day
Thrifty – $39 per day
Alamo – $40 per day
Enterprise – $42 per day

Pneumatic Tube

Pittsburgh’s city-wide Pneumatic Pipeline Distribution is a new mode of travel for on-the-move businessmen and women who don’t have time to wait for bus schedules or taxis. The fine workers from Supertube Inc. are preparing to lube you up, stuff you inside one of their tiny plastic carriers, and blast you through a city-wide network of tubes at hundreds of miles per hour.

The series of tubes is still under construction, but the majority of the track between the Airport and ReplayFX is scheduled to be finished by late 2018. While Supertube can’t guarantee with 100% accuracy where customers will end up until the pipelines are complete, they promise with 100% certainty that wherever you go, you’ll get there SUPERFAST!Trademark

Directions From the North

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I-79 S to I-279 S across Ft. Duquesne Bridge to 10 th Street Bypass. Convention Center located on the right.

Directions From the South

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I-79 N to Exit 59 A Pittsburgh to I-279 N through Ft. Pitt Tunnels and across the Ft. Pitt Bridge. Take Ft. Duquesne Blvd Exit 6C. Follow sign to Convention/Strip District on 10th Street Bypass. Convention Center located on the right.

Directions From the East / PA Turnpike

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I-76 W (Turnpike) to Exit 57 Pittsburgh. Take I-376 W to Exit 72B Blvd. of the Allies. Take I-579 N to Seventh Ave /Convention Center Exit. Take Seventh Ave. Turn right onto William Penn Way. William Penn Way becomes 10th St. Convention Center straight ahead.

Directions From the West / PA Turnpike

Mapquest.com

I-76 E (Turnpike) to Exit 28 Cranberry. Follow signs to I-79 S to I-279 S across Ft. Duquesne Bridge to 10 th Street Bypass. Convention Center located on the right.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

ReplayFX will take place at the David L Lawrence Convention Center. We encourage Festival visitors to arrive early or stay a few extra days to experience the city of Pittsburgh and its many exciting attractions.

Convention Center
DLCC map

The David Lawrence Convention Center offers a detailed map showing a full list of nearby attractions, parking, restaurants, and hotels.

Cultural District
Cultural District Website

If you are interested in taking the family to see a show, we recommend checking schedules for the many performance halls located nearby.

The Toonseum
DLCC map

The ToonSeum is a small boutique style museum dedicated to the comic and cartoon arts.

Carnegie Science Center
Cultural District Website

The Carnegie Science Center offers multiple floors of interesting science exhibits and is a superb family-friendly attraction located within a 15-minute scenic walk from the Festival.

Kennywood
Kennywood Amusement Park

The Kennywood amusement park is a short drive from Pittsburgh and offers a full array of roller coasters, water rides, haunted houses and more.

PNC Park
PNC Park

PNC Park is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League baseball team and is only a short walk across one of the city’s many scenic bridges.

River’s Casino
River's Casino

The River’s Casino is a fifteen minute walk down the Allegheny River and offers table games, a poker room, slots and more.

Carnegie Museums
Carnegie Museums

Pittsburgh offers four separate, world-class museums with permanent displays ranging from priceless art to full-sized dinosaur skeletons.

Gateway Clipper Fleet
Gateway Clipper Fleet

The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers a number of different sightseeing riverboat cruises and can be a romantic way to view Pittsburgh’s historic skyline.

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States.