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. Below is a quick guide on what you can buy and what you need to know when making your decisions.

General Admission

  • Gain access to every part of the public event including the exhibit hall for shopping, exhibits, and celebrity photo and autograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary).
  • Attendees also have access to the celebrity panels held on the third floor, gaming tournaments, the film festival, the literary festival, kids areas, shows, and on and on. Special events may cost extra but will always be clearly marked.
  • Attendees can choose from a 3-day pass or purchase individual day passes.

Speed Passes

  • Secure 3-day passes that offer all of the same benefits as General Admission, however, they are tied to a celebrity guest or guests.
  • They cost more but buyers also gain 30-minute early access to the Exhibit Hall and have priority line access to the celebrity guest(s) panels, autograph and photograph opportunities (separate purchase necessary) associated with the pass.
  • Speed Passes will be announced throughout the season along with the celebrity guest(s).
  • There are a limited number of Speed Passes available.

VIP Passes

  • Get the best of all three. VIP Passes provide the same privileges as a Speed Pass but for all celebrities.
  • Buyers receive a swag bag of goodies and have a shorter VIP line for check in.
  • A VIP pass lets you do more in less time.
  • There are a limited number of VIP passes available.

Swaps and Upgrades:

Aren’t sure yet if you want to commit to the whole weekend? No worries! You can purchase an individual day pass for now, and have the option to upgrade to any one of our 3-day passes later. Just pay the difference for the 3-day General Admission Pass, Speed Pass, or VIP Pass at the price it is being sold for at that time. Upgrades to VIP are also available from Speed Passes.

If you purchase an individual day pass, you’ll also have the option to swap your days. If the pass you swapped for is less than your original pass, you will not be granted a refund for the difference. If the price is more than your original pass, you’ll 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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