FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What are your show dates for 2013?
Long Beach Comic Expo: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Long Beach Comic & Horror Con: November 23 and 24, 2013
Ticket Pick-up & On-site Sales are in the Lobby!
Can I buy tickets on-site?
Yes, you can buy tickets at your local comic book shop, on our website or at the door. Ticket sales at the door will open at 9:30 AM.
How do I sign up for the Masquerade Ball for the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con in November?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your official entry form.
8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3ord in the South Ballroom of the Convention Center. The event will run roughly two hours, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. 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.
How To Enter: Send in an Entry Form no later than November 1st, 2013 via e-mail. Last minute entries will be acceptable if you check in at the Masquerade desk before noon on the day of the show.
All entries will require a photo of the costume you will be wearing (digital copy OK), and until received your entry is only tentatively accepted. It may be any size of photo, and may be sent via e-mail. A "work in progress" photo is acceptable if there is only a small amount of work remaining. Send it with your Entry Form, or as a follow-up afterwards. If a group entry, please provide photos of all in the group. This is to assure costumes meet all the Rules criteria and to assist us in helping your presentation be the most effective by letting us know what to plan for. Photos will be kept confidential so that you will still be a "surprise" for the audience and judges. Confirmation of receiving your entry form should arrive within 48 hours, and if you do not get a reply, you may write to the Coordinator to check.
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 10/21. We welcome Professionals who register after the October 22nd 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.
Check out our Exhibitor Help page for detailed contact information.
Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
There will be a clearly-marked booth inside the entrance hall for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their email receipt to the Will Call booth. 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?
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.
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 October. 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.