Comicpalooza is a big show and there’s lots to do. If you’re new to it all, it may be overwhelming and we can help ease any concerns. We’ve put a lot of thought into how to make the show easy to navigate, and we’re making improvements each year. Below is some helpful information to get you started.
#1 Buy Before You Arrive
No one likes long lines. Purchase your pass before you come to the show, either online by clicking here or via the app, and get into the show faster. You can pick up your badge at our Early Badge Pickup (see more information below). You can also pre-purchase photo ops here or autographs that are available for pre-purchase here.
#2 Download the app
Sometimes schedules change. To get the latest information about panels, schedules, and descriptions, download the app and plan your day out. More importantly, get alerts that inform you of changes or remind you of all of the whens and wheres for the things you want to see and do. Download the app from here.
#3 Plan Before You Drive
Reserve your parking spot in advance or discover the best locations here. The main entrance is in the center (Hall C) and faces Avenida de las Americas.
Take the metro rail or Lyft, using promo code LYFTCP18 for 50% off of 2 rides (up to $5) to/from the GRB during the dates of the convention, so you can rest to and from the show! Check out other options here. Or, if you'd prefer to drive, reserve your parking spot in advance or discover the best location here. The main entrance is in the center (Hall C) and faces Avenida de las Americas.
You can also take the metro rail or get a Lyft, using promo code LYFTCP18 for 50% off of 2 rides (up to $5) to/from the GRB during the dates of the convention, so you can rest to and from the show! Check out other options here.
Cosplayers & a hot summer day? Sounds like a hot mess. Lyft to the rescue!
While waiting for your driver, keep cool in the in the indoor Lyft lounge on Level 2 near the Avenida South Transit Center. With fun arcade games, comfy seats, and a live art demo, you’ll definitely want to make the Lyft Lounge your pit stop before you head into Comicpalooza or head home for the night.
#4 Check Your Props
Cosplay and props often go together. Fake weapons are allowed but stop by the weapons check when you arrive to assure they are made from acceptable materials and properly secured. Just to be sure, read up on our policies here.
#5 Security and Check In
All bags will be checked before entering the convention center. You can go through Hall C entry on the first floor if you need to purchase your badge onsite or go to Will Call if you bought your pass online and just need your badge. If you already have your badge, you may also enter from the second floor. Click here to read more about security.
#6 Get There Early
Don't miss out on our early Q&A panels like John Cusack at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning or the Lost Q&A at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Come in to snag a good seat! See our full schedule here.
100% of guests purchasing alcohol will be carded
All guests will be required to remove their mask prior to the purchase of alcohol. Failure to do so or if face paint or other applications prevent the team member from being able to match the ID to the guest, will result in refusal of service.
Limit one drink per one ID at time of purchase. Guests will be permitted to purchase two drinks but both guests with valid ID’s must be present.