When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance
) | Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. (10:00am if you buy your tickets in advance
How much are tickets?
Tickets to the show in advance are $30 ($35 after June 30) per person for a Saturday only ticket; $25 ($30 after June 30) for a Sunday only ticket; and a weekend pass is $50 ($55 after June 30). Children age 10 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & over), military, police & fire fighter discounts are available by using code SeniorCitizen
at checkout (ID required at check in). Tickets are also available at the door, but prices will be higher - $40 for a Saturday only ticket; $35 for a Sunday only ticket; and $60 for a weekend pass.
I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
Advance ticket pick up will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 17 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 18. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 10:00 am. Advance ticket holders will be allowed early admission to the exhibit hall at 9:30 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.
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 10:00 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby!
On-site ticket pricing: $40 for a Saturday only ticket; $35 for a Sunday only ticket; and $60 for a weekend pass.
When is the Cosplay Contest?
Contest will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 17th. The room will open for advance seating at 6:30 pm and is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video taken must be for personal, non-profit use only!
Please visit the Nerds Like Us booth in Cosplay Corner during the day on Saturday to sign up for the contest. No flash photography of the show is allowed - any photos or videos taken must be for personal non-profit use only.
The panel of judges include: Host: Art Rhapsody and ChadHatter Judges: Vegas Power Girl, Jez Roth, Stella Chu and Maid of Might.
All costumes must be hand-made, and are subject to inspection by our panel of judges. Prejudging will take place between 5pm-6:30pm the specified location. If you are participating in the Contest, please arrive by 6:00 pm to line up.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories:
Best in Show
Best Youth (kids 12 and under)
I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
Long Beach Comic 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 Con.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Complimentary professional pass registration will last until August 17, 2016. We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $20 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option - badges are for professionals only.
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 the Advance Ticket Registration Area. It's that easy!
Do I have to wear it at all times?
We please ask that you do wear the badge inside the hall at all times. This is a requirement.
I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
Sorry, as adorable as that may be, no pets allowed, except for registered service animals.
Can I take pictures?
Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Con of the conventioneers and exhibits. However, 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.
If you need to find an alternate lot click here
for an interactive map.
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.
What is the policy on cell phone usage?
We ask that you please be courteous and take any phone calls you may have outside. There should be no cell phone usage while you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.
Is there a dress code or restrictions?
Feel free to come dressed as you like, however it is important to remember that costumes should keep in mind the safety of others. If you are planning on taking a prop, please remember that you will need to have it cleared and approved by security before entering the hall. For specific restrictions please look above in our Weapons/Props section under Long Beach Comic Con Policies.
Is there wi-fi available?
Long Beach Convention Center 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 people who put on the Long Beach Comic Con?
The LBCE team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.