Frequently Asked Questions

When is the convention?

Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Show hours are:

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

How much are tickets?

Ticket pricing is as follows:

** Saturday Only: $45.52 per person
** Sunday Only: $39.19 per person
** Weekend Pass: $65.87 per person

Children age 10 and under are admitted free with the purchase of an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & over), military, police & firefighter discounts are available by using code LawEnforcement or SrCitizen at checkout (ID required at check-in).

Tickets will be available at the door, but prices will be higher.

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 window will open at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 2 and 10:30 am on Sunday, September 3. Walk-up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 10:00 am. Doors open at 10:00 am Saturday and 11:00 am 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 on Saturday and 10:30 am on Sunday. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby!

When is the Costume Contest?

The Costume Contest will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday. The room will open for advance seating at 5:00 pm and is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video that was taken must be for personal, non-profit use only!

You may register for the contest in the Nerd Mafia booth up until 3:00 pm!

All costumes must be hand-made and are subject to inspection by our panel of judges. If you are participating in the Contest, please arrive by 5:30 pm to line up.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories:
Best in Show
Best Hero
Best Villain
Best Youth (kids 12 and under)
Best TV/Movie
Best Sci-Fi
Best Space Theme
Best Engineering

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. deeply reduced admission to the Con.

Professional pass registration will be open until August 15, 2023. 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 – Professional badges are for Professionals only. Please note if you try to bring a guest in we will show you this exact excerpt- so we’ll say it again for good measure, your Professional badge only allows one person, not two, not five, not your entire rugby team... one! If the guest you were planning on bringing is a Professional, they can register as well!

Where do I pick up my wristband? 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 smartphones at the Advance Ticket Registration Area. Depending on Public Safety requirements by the City of Long Beach, we may require additional entrance elements such as Masks and COVID-19 Vaccination Proof.

Do I have to wear it at all times?

If you want to be in the Exhibit hall and programming rooms at all times, yes. If you don’t have it on, we may think you are some sort of undesirable who snuck in and we will be forced to ask you to leave.

I purchased my Long Beach Comic Con ticket in advance but never received an e-mail confirmation. What’s up with that?

This could be for several reasons. The most popular? The e-mail is sent from TicketLeap (our ticketing partner), not LBCC, so search your inbox for an e-mail from TicketLeap. The PDF tickets will be attached. If you still can’t locate your tickets, the e-mail address entered may be incorrect. If that is the case, please email with the full name of the person who purchased the tickets and we’ll resend the ticket confirmation! Please note, if we are unable to locate the tickets, your order may not have gone through. Double-check that the order was processed on your bank statement. If it was, we’ll use other ticket buyer information to find it.

Major Bummer- I purchased my Long Beach Comic Con ticket in advance and just found out I have to work... is it possible to get a refund?

First, are you sure no one can cover?! If no one can, refund requests are accepted up until 30 days before the event. Be sure to request the refund via TicketLeap for it to be processed. Please note, refunds may take up to 3-5 business days to return to your account. We’re bummed you won’t be able to make it.

I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?

As much as we would love to see a pup dressed as Harley Quinn, unfortunately, no pets are allowed except registered service animals.

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?

Parking is $15 per car, per entry, you are able to purchase parking passes once you arrive at the convention center.

Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: 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

Where is Lost & Found located?

Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Desk.

Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?

Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.

We're planning to spend the weekend having a blast in Long Beach, where shall we stay?

The area surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center has many options for hotel stays, with the Hyatt Regency being the closest.

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. Please refer to our policies for more clarification and please understand that a professional security agent will be assessing your prop for public safety and their decisions are final.

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?

The LBCC 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.

Is Long Beach Comic Con related to Comic-Con International: San Diego?

Comic Con® is a registered Trademark of the San Diego Comic Convention and is used here under license.