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

At the 2021 show, Comicpalooza had two different types of tickets: General Admission and VIP. Ticket price increases were announced at different times.

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 could 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 were only a limited number of VIP passes.

Swaps and Upgrades:

If you purchased an individual day pass, you had the option to swap your days or upgrade to a more costly pass, like VIP. If the pass you swapped for was less than your original pass, you were not granted a refund for the difference. If the price was more than your original pass, you needed to pay the difference for the swap.

If you purchased a one-day pass for both Saturday and Sunday and wanted to upgrade to VIP, you could 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 had 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, are published closer to the event and announced on social media and via the Comicpalooza eNewsletter. There were a limited number available for some.

Please note, while all photographs were available for pre-sale as well as at the show if not sold out, some autographs were only available at the show.


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General Info

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