ATTENDEE FAQ

Have questions about attending Tucson Comic-Con? Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions!

Q. WHAT IS TUCSON COMIC-CON?

Tucson Comic-Con is a community-based pop culture experience for all that reflects today’s fandom and the unique nature of Tucson, Arizona and the American Southwest. At Tucson Comic-Con, you’ll get to indulge in all your favorite fantasy, sci-fi and other pop culture genres, such as comics, games, film, television and more! You’ll also get to attend panels and workshops hosted by creative pros, as well as get autographs and photo ops with your favorite creators and celebrities!

Tucson Comic-Con also hosts a large exhibit hall were you’ll find everything from major companies offering their latest products to local artists and craftsmen selling their unique wares. For more details, see our Exhibitor/Vendor List and Programming Guide.

Q. WHEN AND WHERE DOES TUCSON COMIC-CON TAKE PLACE?

The 2017 Tucson Comic-Con will be held November 3-5 at the Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson, Arizona. For address, driving directions and information on nearby hotel accommodations, please click here.

Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND TUCSON COMIC-CON?

Information on how to purchase an attendee membership is located here.

Q. HOW MAY I GET A CREATOR OR CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH?

Creator and celebrity guest autographs are offered at the sole discretions of Tucson Comic-Con guests. A couple of important things to note:

  • Comic industry pros (creators, writers, artists, etc.) will often sign autographs free of charge, or in exchange for a donation to charitable organization, but always be polite and ask first.
  • Celebrity guests (actors, directors, producers, television or Internet personalities, etc.) often charge a fee for autographs, or offer photos and other memorabilia for sale that they’ll autograph at no additional charge. Their pricing is usually posted at their tables and we’ll do our best to publish these prices on the Tucson Comic-Con website as more information becomes available to us.

We ask all attendees to please be respectful and courteous to Tucson Comic-Con’s creator and celebrity guests, as they are taking time out of their busy schedules to meet their fans.

Q. HOW MAY I GET A PHOTO OP WITH A CELEBRITY GUEST?

Some of our celebrity guests may offer professional photo ops with attendees for a fee. Photo ops pricing and availability varies from guest to guest. We will post information on how to purchase photo ops at Tucson Comic Con as more information becomes available.

Q. WHAT IS A Q&A PANEL AND HOW AND WHERE DO I ATTEND ONE?

Q&A panels are sessions that showcase a specific topic or convention guest. These panels provide a great opportunity to ask questions, learn things about the industry, or get inside scoops on the upcoming projects of creators or celebrity guests.

Q&A panels are free to all paid attendees of Tucson Comic-Con.

Information about Q&A panels and their locations within Tucson Comic-Con will be posted in the Programming Guide as scheduling information becomes available.

Q. MAY I COME TO TUCSON COMIC-CON IN COSTUME?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage fans to express themselves in their favorite costumes at Tucson Comic-Con! For those of you that have a performance or competitive streak, we’ll also be hosting a Costume Contest, a Pop Culture Cosplay Fashion Show and a Cosplay Masquerade Ball! More info to come!

Please refer to the following pages for guidelines on cosplaying at Tucson Comic-Con:

Convention Policies & Codes of Conduct
Costumes, Props & Weapons Policy
Cosplay is Not Consent

Q. WHO WILL I SEE IN ATTENDANCE AT TUCSON COMIC-CON?

For a list of confirmed guest appearances, refer to the following pages:

Media Guests
Comic Book Guests
Cosplay Guests
Author Guests
Fan Groups

From time to time, guests may need to cancel their appearances at Tucson Comic-Con. If any cancellations occur, we’ll do our best to update the Tucson Comic-Con website with cancellation notices. Please note that no refunds of attendee memberships will be made in the event that a comic industry or celebrity guest cancels his or her appearance.

Q. MAY I TAKE PHOTOS OR RECORD VIDEO AT TUCSON COMIC-CON?

Photography and video recording is permitted in most areas of Tucson Comic-Con, but please remember to be respectful to other attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers and facility staff and ask beforehand.

Some exhibitors and guests may request either verbally or through signage that no photography or video recording shall occur at their tables, booths, or during their Q&A panels. When in doubt, please ask first!