Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Plan Your CP Adventure

First thing’s first. If you haven’t purchased your passes for the show, make sure to start with our Buyer’s Guide where you can learn about the various types of passes. Also, we highly recommend reviewing our Know Before You Go page for helpful information about the event (like where to park).

Our Comicpalooza App is the best tool for navigating the show. Don’t wait until the last minute, use the app to help record your plan and start making decisions about what you want to see, where it is, and at what time(s).

TIP: Plan your activities by order of priority.

Celebrity sightings are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and we don’t want you to miss them! If you’re here to see a guest, it is important that you understand their schedule first by:

  • Looking up their panel. time and location. As always, panel entry is included in your pass as long as seats are available. We do recommend lining up early if you want good seats!
  • Have you purchased a photograph with a celebrity to commemorate the experience? Note the time slot provided to you by Epic Photo Ops and be on time. The lines can get long but they move quickly. If you show up after the celebrity has finished, you’ll need to get with Epic Photoson a new time.
  • Have you purchased an autograph? Use the schedule to look at the times the celebrities will be in their booths. We recommend lining up early. Signs at their booths will notify you of any schedule changes.

Remember, photographs and autographs are purchased separately, and while VIP and Speed Passes give you priority line access they are not required in order to purchase a photograph or autograph opp.

Use the category and tag feature in the App’s schedule to help you filter by your interests and discover activities such as panels, discussions, demonstrations, games, entertainment, and more.

  • Categories allow you to identify activities within a track.
  • Tags are for more specific search terms.

In addition to the celebrity autograph and photograph area, the Show Floor, in the first floor Exhibit Hall, has special attractions and hundreds and hundreds of unique merchants. Visit our Shopping page from the App or virtual guide to explore profiles for each and bookmark the locations of the places you don’t want to miss. You can also find the Second and Third-floor maps to help you locate other activities.

First Floor: includes the autograph and photograph area for celebrity guests, merchants, special attractions, panel stages, and Kidtopia presented by Kroger.

Second Floor:
is home to the Movement Stage and the Collection featuring our brand-new Comic Couture fashion contest.

Third Floor:
is where our celebrity panels take place, along with other programming, entertainment, tabletop, and e-gaming as well as special events such as the Friday Night Rave, Saturday night’s Mix n’ Mingle, and Comicpalooza’s Cosplay Competition.


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General Info

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