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Frequently Asked

When and where is Longview Comic Con?

Longview Comic Con will take place July 15, 2023 at the Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview, Texas. The event will take place over two days and encompass both connected facilities. The address is 100 Grand Blvd, Longview, TX 75604. Parking/entrance will be on the south side of the facility; please follow the signs to this area.

Where can I get tickets?

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when tickets are available. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the show, but prices do increase on the day of the event.

I bought a ticket online. How do I get into the show?

Please print out the QR code and have it ready when you reach the door. We can also scan the code off your phone. Please have the code pulled up and ready to scan before you reach the entrance.

How can we help to expedite the entry process?

Please be prepared before you get to the door; have your bags open and unzipped and have your tickets ready to scan or payment method ready to go. Please be attentive of all signage so you are in the correct line.

 

We will be doing early check-in for presale tickets on Friday, July 14th, from 4 PM to 7 PM. We will do early check-in on Saturday, July 15th, beginning at 8 AM.

Can I leave the show and come back?

Yes, your wristband allows you re-entry into the event. Please do not remove or alter the wristband in any way. Weekend wristbands must stay on for the duration of the event. If you remove your wristband, you will need to purchase another.

I bought a ticket and now I can’t go. Can I get a refund?

We only offer refunds if the entire event is canceled. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your tickets to someone else. If you need help with this, please contact Tixr via tixr.com.

What celebrities are attending?

Please see our Guests page, Facebook feed, or Instagram page for the most recent updates. While guests are confirmed, sometimes they must to cancel due to work commitments or personal situations. In the event of a cancellation, we will notify fans via social media as well as our website. If a guest cancels, we always try to book a new celebrity to take that spot in the lineup.

Are celebrity guests attending the entire show or only at certain times?

Unless noted, all guests are scheduled to attend both days of the show. Guests will generally be at their booths meeting fans unless they are doing a Q&A or taking a short break.

Do celebrity guests charge for autographs and pictures?

Yes, most do. We try to post their pricing on the Guest page so that fans may know prices beforehand, but some guests don’t let us know their pricing until the weekend of the event.

What will celebrity guests sign?

Celebrities will sign most anything if you pay for the signature. There can be notable exceptions for some guests, but these are very rare. You can bring items from home, buy an item from an artist or vendor, or pick from items on the celebrity’s table.

Will the celebrities have lines?

Celebrities can sometimes have long lines. This is due to the celebrity wanting to give each fan time at the booth. Please be patient. If you expect to get many autographs, want to see lots of panels and Q&As, or participate in gaming, you may want to buy a weekend pass and attend both days.

What’s a photo op? How do I purchase one?

A photo op is essentially a photo taken with you and the celebrity guest or guests you have purchased a ticket for. The photo is taken under ideal lighting conditions and with a top of the line DSLR camera. We then print a high quality 8×10″ of the photo on professional dye-sublimation photo printers. Your photo is ready in around a minute after the photo has been taken with our “print it in a minute” technology.

To avoid confusion, a photo op is not a meet and greet. The process is very quick without time to converse with the guest or guests. It is a photo opportunity in the literal sense of the word. If you really would like a little time to converse with a celebrity guest, we would strongly suggest you opt for an autograph as typically the autograph is a somewhat slower moving process.

Do you accept cash or card? What about celebrities and exhibitors?

We accept cash and debit or credit cards at the door. Our official merchandise booth also accepts cash and cards. Most celebrities only accept cash, and most exhibitors accept cash or card. There will also be ATMs on site if you need to withdraw cash.

I see there are Q&As and panels. Is there a charge to attend those?

All Q&As and panels are free with paid admission.

What else is there to do at the con?

Tabletop gaming, video gaming, an old school arcade, photo ops, and fan groups are just some of the attractions available for attendees to enjoy throughout the weekend.

Can I bring a bag or backpack?

You may bring bags and backpacks, but they must be searched each time you enter the building. To expedite this process, please have all bags open/unzipped before you reach the door.

Are there items I can’t bring into the show?

We do not allow firearms, knives, real swords, wooden or metal bats, stun guns, tasers, lighters, or vapes. We also reserve the right to refuse any item our security team or the police feel would be unsafe in a convention environment. The venue also does not allow outside food or drink unless deemed medically necessary.

If you buy an item from a vendor not normally allowed into the convention (sword, knife, etc), it must remained in a taped box while you are inside the event, or you can take it to your vehicle.

What are the cosplay rules?

Please click here for all rules and regulations concerning cosplay.

Is there a costume contest?

Yes, there will be a costume contest at 5 PM on Saturday, June 25th, at the main stage, located in the Coliseum. Categories are Children, Masquerade, and Craftmanship. If you wish to participate, please sign up at the Briumbra Photography booth, located on the vendor floor, between the hours of 10 AM and 2:30 PM. Each category has a maximum number of entries, which are Kids (30), Masquerade (40), and Craftsmanship (30).

If you have entered the contest, please arrive no later than 4:45 PM in the hallway outside the main stage and select the appropriate line. Please
click here for the rules, categories, and prizes. The costume contest is judged by our cosplay guests.

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