Buyers Guide

Buyer's Guide

Knowing what to buy in order to have the experience you want can be tricky. We want to make it easy. Comicpalooza is a big show with something for everyone, or at least it seems that way. All of our admission passes provide access to celebrity panels, shopping, fan experiences, gaming, and much more. For helpful tips on how to prepare for the largest pop culture festival in Texas, click here.

General Admission Friday

  • Admission to Comicpalooza 2024 on Friday, May 24, 2024.
  • 400+ exhibitors including Artist Alley and the Dealer’s Room
  • Panels covering a wide variety of fandoms
  • Special attractions including the Itasha Showdown, Star Wars Alliance, Full Steel Combat and more
  • Friday Night activities including Friday Night Rave, Texas All Star Wrestling, gaming, and more
  • Entertainment including dance and theater performances, magic shows, live podcasts and more
  • Free play retro gaming and Retro World Series tournaments
  • Tabletop gaming including Ultimate Werewolf and D&D Adventurer's League
  • Kidtopia featuring kid-friendly programming
  • Cosplay activities including the Cosplay Photo Scramble Contest
  • Literature guest(s), panels and workshops
  • And much, much more

General Admission Saturday

  • Admission to Comicpalooza 2024 on Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • 400+ exhibitors including Artist Alley and the Dealer’s Room
  • Panels discussing topics of all fandoms
  • Celebrity panels
  • Celebrity photo and autograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary)
  • Special attractions including the Itasha Showdown, Star Wars Alliance, Full Steel Combat and more
  • Entertainment including dance and theater performances, magic shows, live podcasts and more
  • Free play retro gaming and Retro World Series tournaments
  • Tabletop gaming including Ultimate Werewolf and D&D Adventurer's League
  • Special Events including Cosplay Contest, Kids Cosplay Contest and Live Art Auction
  • Kidtopia focusing on kid-friendly programming
  • Literature guest(s), panels and workshops
  • And much, much more

General Admission Sunday

  • Admission to Comicpalooza 2024 for Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • 400+ exhibitors including Artist Alley and the Dealer’s Room
  • Panels covering a wide variety of fandoms
  • Celebrity panels
  • Celebrity photo and autograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary)
  • Special attractions including the Itasha Showdown, Star Wars Alliance, Full Steel Combat and more
  • Entertainment including dance and theater performances, magic shows, live podcasts and more
  • Free play retro gaming and Retro World Series tournaments
  • Tabletop gaming including Ultimate Werewolf and D&D Adventurer's League
  • Kidtopia focusing on kid-friendly programming
  • Literature guest(s), panels and workshops
  • And much, much more

Weekend Pass

  • Weekend admission to Comicpalooza 2024 for May 24 to May 26, 2024
  • 400+ exhibitors including Artist Alley and the Dealer’s Room
  • 275 + panels covering a wide variety of fandoms
  • Celebrity panels
  • Celebrity photo and autograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary)
  • Special attractions including the Itasha Showdown, Star Wars Alliance, Full Steel Combat and more
  • Friday Night activities including Friday Night Rave, Texas All Star Wrestling, gaming and more
    Entertainment throughout the weekend including dance and theater performances, magic shows, live podcasts and more
  • Free play retro gaming and the Retro World Series tournaments
  • Tabletop gaming including Ultimate Werewolf and D&D Adventurer's League
  • Special Events including Cosplay Contest, Kids Cosplay Contest and Live Art Auction
  • Kidtopia focusing on kid-friendly programming
  • Literature guest(s), panels and workshops
  • And much, much more

Kids Weekend Pass

  • Children's admission to Comicpalooza 2024 for May 24 - 26, 2024 for children aged 6-12 year old (5 and under are free)
  • 400+ exhibitors including Artist Alley and the Dealer’s Room
  • 275+ panels covering a wide variety of fandoms
  • Celebrity panels
  • Celebrity photo and autograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary)
  • Special attractions including the Itasha Showdown, Star Wars Alliance, Full Steel Combat and more
  • Friday Night activities including Texas All Star Wrestling, gaming and more
  • Entertainment throughout the weekend including dance and theater performances, magic shows, live podcasts and more
  • Free play retro gaming and the Retro World Series tournaments
  • Tabletop gaming including Ultimate Werewolf and D&D Adventurer's League
  • Special Events including Cosplay Contest, Kids Cosplay Contest and Live Art Auction
  • Kidtopia focusing on kid-friendly programming
  • Literature guest(s), panels and workshops
  • And much, much more

VIP Pass

Weekend admission to Comicpalooza 2024 for May 24 to May 26, 2024

Includes the same privileges as a regular Adult Weekend Pass PLUS:

  • Exclusive VIP Badge
  • VIP Concierge Check-In
  • VIP section and private bar at the Friday Night Rave
  • Early access to the Exhibit floor 30 minutes before it opens to the public
  • Access to VIP only lines for major attractions with entry into celebrity panels first out of the general admission attendees, and presumably shorter and faster-moving autograph and photograph lines
  • VIP swag bag
  • Comicpalooza collectors pin
  • $5 off T-shirt coupon for the Comicpalooza merch booth
  • Early timeslot for your celebrity photograph
  • And much more

* All VIPs do not go before the general admission pass holders in the autograph/photograph area, but the shorter lines for VIPs are distributed proportionately in favor of the VIPs so the wait is minimized.

Speed Pass

Weekend admission to Comicpalooza 2024 for May 24 to May 26, 2024

Includes the same privileges as a regular Adult Weekend Pass, however, they are tied to a celebrity guest(s), PLUS:

  • 30-minute early access to the Exhibit Hall and VIP line access to the celebrity guest(s) panels, autograph and photograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary) associated with the pass
  • Exclusive Speed Pass badge
  • Speed Pass Concierge Check-In
  • Speed Passes will be announced throughout the season along with the celebrity guest(s)
  • There are a limited number of Speed Passes available
  • Since Speed Passes are tied to guests, a refund may be possible if one or more cancel. Please consult each pass description in the registration system to review the criteria.
  • Current Speed Passes include the John Cena Speed Pass, Flashback Speed Pass, Anime Speed Pass, and Horror Speed Pass.

Swaps and Upgrades:

If you purchase an individual day pass or weekend pass, you have the option to swap your days or upgrade to a more costly pass, like VIP or a Speed Pass. If the pass you swap for is less than your original pass, you are not granted a refund for the difference. If the price is more than your original pass, you will need to pay the difference for the swap.

To swap or upgrade, go to your confirmation email, click on view order online, and from there you’ll have the options available.


Photographs and Autographs:

Photographs and autographs are not included in the price of your passes. Some similar shows provide packages, we like to let you customize what you want to do, and to pay accordingly. Costs associated with autographs and photographs, as well as availability, will be published closer to the event and announced on social media and via the Comicpalooza eNewsletter. There are a limited number available for some. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your favorite celebrity in person, get a photo taken or a collectible signed.

Please note, while all photographs will be available for pre-sale as well as at the show if not sold out, some autographs will only be available at the show. So don’t worry, just because you don’t see an autograph for your favorite celebrity in our pre-sale items, you’ll still have the opportunity at the show.

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General Info

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