FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What are your show dates for 2013?
Long Beach Comic & Horror Con: November 23 and 24, 2013
Exhibit Floor Hours:
Saturday, Nov. 23 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (advance ticket holders enter at 9:30am)
Sunday, Nov. 24 10:00am - 5:00 pm (advance ticket holders enter at 9:30 am)
Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
Advance ticket sales will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 23 and 8:30 am on Sunday, November 24. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 9:30 am.
Can I buy tickets on-site?
Yes, you can buy tickets at your local comic book shop, on our website or at the door. Day-of ticket sales at the door will open at 9:30 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby!
How do I sign up for the Costume Contest for the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con in November? And what is your policy on fake weapons with costumes?
Our policy on bringing weapons as costume props is that they must be obvious fakes that will easily pass our security check at the door. Please DO NOT attempt to enter the show without having a proper security check, or you will be asked to leave. You can sign up on site or download a form here and submit it to Martha Donato.
When is the Costume Contest?
7:45 pm Saturday, November 23rd in the Promenade Ballroom (Room 104) of the Convention Center. The event will run roughly two hours, and doors will open at 7:15 pm for audience seating. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video taken must be for personal, non-profit use only! Photographers who wish access to the flash-friendly Photo Area where contestants will pose before and after the competition should write to the Coordinator ahead of time to request a reserved spot.
I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is pleased to offer credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the Show - use the "BUY TICKETS" link on the homepage to register for free until 10/5/13. We welcome Professionals who register after the October 5th deadline, but please note we will charge a $15 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show.
Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
There will be a clearly-marked booth in the Lobby of the Convention Center for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their barcode scan copies or use their smart phones at he Advance Ticket Registration Area. It's that easy!
Do I have to wear it at all times?
Even if it wasn't a stunning accessory that the Sex In The City gals would pay hundreds of dollars for, yes - you need to wear it inside the hall at all times, or we may think you are some sort of undesirable who snuck in and we will be forced to ask you to leave.
I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
Sorry, no pets, except for registered service animals. And in that case, they shouldn't be playing dress up.
Can I take pictures?
Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Con of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.
Where can I park and how do I get there?
There are parking lots located at the Long Beach Convention Center and all around the area that are privately owned. The prices vary, but expect to pay $10 per day. Note: the Convention Center parking lot only accepts cash. Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: www.longbeachcc.com or use 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 in your GPS for directions.
Where are the ATM machines?
Cash machines are located in the main lobby, and in the Aquarium entrance.
Where is Lost & Found located?
Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Booth.
Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.
I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.
To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.
Where's the coat check?
Welcome to California in November. Unless weather patterns change drastically, our almanac predicts sunny and warm. No coat required.
I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC - hey, those are OUR initials, too!) does offer wi-fi service on the promenade level for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.
Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the Long Beach Comic Con?
A strange cabal of comic-book loving monks, who often craft long chants praising whoever developed fil covers back in the 90s. MAD Event Management is group of professional event organizers with years of experience in creating events just like this one. For a particular staff person, click here.