ATTENDEE FAQ

Have questions about attending El Paso Comic Con? Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions!

Q. WHAT IS EL PASO COMIC CON?

El Paso Comic Con is a community based pop culture experience for all that reflects today’s fandom and the unique nature of El Paso, Texas and the American Southwest. At El Paso Comic Con you’ll get to indulge in all your favorite fantasy, sci-fi, and other pop culture genres, such as comics, games, film, television, and more! You’ll also get to attend panels and workshops hosted by creative pros as well as get autographs and photo ops with your favorite creators and celebrities!

El Paso Comic Con also hosts a large exhibit hall were you’ll find everything from major companies offering their latest products to local artists and craftsmen selling their unique wares. For more details, see our Exhibitor/Vendor List and Programming Schedule.

Q. WHEN AND WHERE DOES EL PASO COMIC CON TAKE PLACE?

The 2017 El Paso Comic Con will be held April 21-23 at the El Paso Convention Center in downtown El Paso, Texas. We have put together address, driving directions, and information on nearby hotel accommodations for you.

Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND EL PASO COMIC CON?

Information on how to purchase an attendee membership is located here.

Q. HOW MAY I GET A CREATOR OR CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH?

Creator and celebrity guest autographs are offered at the sole discretion of  El Paso Comic Con guests. A couple of important things to note:

  • Comic industry pros (creators, writers, artists, etc.) will often sign autographs free of charge or in exchange for a donation to charitable organization. Always be polite and ask first.
  • Celebrity guests (actors, directors, producers, television or Internet personalities, etc.) often charge a fee for autographs or offer photos and other memorabilia for sale that they’ll autograph at no additional charge. Their pricing is usually posted at their tables. We’ll do our best to publish these prices on the El Paso Comic Con website as that information becomes available to us.

We ask all attendees to please be respectful and courteous to El Paso Comic Con’s creator and celebrity guests as they are taking time out of their busy schedules to meet their fans.

Q. HOW MAY I GET A PHOTO OP WITH A CELEBRITY GUEST?

Photo ops pricing and availability varies from guest to guest. We will post information on how to purchase photo ops at El Paso Comic Con as more information becomes available.

Q. DO I HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE TO MEET GUESTS?

The length of a guest’s line varies according to the popularity of that guest. Expect to not have more than 2 minutes with a guest.  Please understand with some guests you may only have 15-30 seconds. It is a balancing act between managing a guest’s time with trying to have that guest meet as many fans as possible. When necessary, El Paso Comic Con will cap lines.

Q. WHAT IS A Q&A PANEL AND HOW AND WHERE DO I ATTEND ONE?

Q&A panels are sessions that showcase a specific topic or convention guest. These panels provide a great opportunity to ask questions, learn things about the industry, or get inside scoops on the upcoming projects of creators or celebrity guests.

Q&A panels are free to all paid attendees of El Paso Comic Con.

Information about Q&A panels and their locations within El Paso Comic Con will be posted in the Programming Schedule when the information becomes available.

Q. DO CHILDREN GET FREE ENTRY INTO EL PASO COMIC CON?

Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult (18+) and must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times at the event. Limit two children per paid adult.

Q. MAY I COME TO EL PASO COMIC CON IN COSTUME?

Absolutely! In fact we encourage fans to dress in their favorite costumes at El Paso Comic Con! For those of you that have a performance or competitive streak, we’ll also be hosting a Costume Contest.

Please refer to the following pages for guidelines on cosplaying at El Paso Comic Con:

Convention Policies & Codes of Conduct
Costumes, Props & Weapons Policy
Cosplay is Not Consent

Q. WHO WILL I SEE IN ATTENDANCE AT EL PASO COMIC CON?

For a list of confirmed guest appearances, refer to the following pages:

Celebrity Guests
Comic Book Guests
Cosplay Guests
Author Guests
Fan Groups

From time to time, guests may need to cancel their appearances at El Paso Comic Con. We’ll do our best to update the El Paso Comic Con website with cancellation notices. Please note that no refunds of attendee memberships will be made in the event that a comic industry or celebrity guest cancels his or her appearance.

Q. MAY I TAKE PHOTOS OR RECORD VIDEO AT EL PASO COMIC CON?

Photography and video recording is permitted in most areas of El Paso Comic Con, but please remember to be respectful to other attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers, and facility staff. Please ask beforehand.

Some exhibitors and guests may request either verbally or through signage that no photography or video recording shall occur at their tables, booths, or during their Q&A panels. When in doubt, please ask first!