Town House Hotel is the host for guests of Orphans III.
The hotel is located at 1615 Gervais Street (also known as US 1), on the
northern border of the USC campus. Shuttle buses will be available to
take you to and from the film symposium.
The Clarion provides a courtesy shuttle to and from the Columbia
Metropolitan Airport. Should a shuttle not be available, the hotel
will reimburse you for taxi receipts from the airport. A block of rooms
is reserved for symposium participants.
Single/double rooms are $77 each night and include
breakfast. Indicate you are with the orphan film conference to receive
the discount. (Ask for Dee Simmons if the reservation desk
not answer your questions about Orphans.) Deadline:
September 6, 2002.
Clarion Town House Hotel
Phone: (800) 277-8711 or (803) 771-8711.
Fax: (803) 252-9347
630 Assembly Street
This hotel is nearest to the USC School of Music (813 Assembly St.), where
most of the conference will be. Some rooms are available at a university
rate of $75 + tax, but there will not be Orphans shuttle service
Other hotels nearby include:
Adam's Mark (803) 771-7000, 1200 Hampton St.
Claussen's Inn (803) 765-0440, 2003 Greene St.
Whitney Hotel (800) 637-4008, 700 Woodrow St.
Governor's House Hotel (803) 779-7790, 1301 Main St.
Hampton Inn, (803)231--2000, 822 Gervais St.
Traveling to Columbia
Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is served by Continental, Delta, United,
and US Airways. Direct flights from New York City take less than 2 hours.
If you are driving, three interstates bring you to Columbia: I-77 from
the north; I-20 from the southwest/northeast; and I-26 from the northwest/southeast.
Drive times run about 75 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina; 80 minutes
from Charleston, South Carolina; 3.5 hours from Raleigh-Durham; and 4
hours from Atlanta.
Amtrak and Greyhound both stop near the conference site.
Parking at the university is limited, but some spaces are available with
advanced notice. Shuttle service to and from the Clarioin Hotel will be
provided as needed. Both the city and the university have in-town public