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

Getting Into the Show

This year, Comicpalooza will have two different types of tickets: General Admission and VIP. Ticket price increases are announced at different times.

There are a limited number of passes available, so purchase soon before they run out!

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, gaming, kids’ areas, the Cosplay contest, tabletop gaming, shows, and on and on. Some special events may cost extra but will always be clearly marked.
  • Attendees can choose from a Saturday pass or a Sunday pass.

VIP Passes

  • 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 will only be a limited number of VIP passes.

Swaps and Upgrades:

If you purchase an individual day pass, you’ll have the option to swap your days or upgrade to a more costly pass, like VIP. 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.

If you purchased a one-day pass for both Saturday and Sunday and would like to upgrade to VIP, you can upgrade one pass and email us directly at to get a refund on the second.

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

Comicpalooza is the largest annual, multi-genre, comic book, science fiction, anime, gaming, and...