When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance
) | Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. (10:00am if you buy your tickets in advance
How much are tickets?
Tickets to the show in advance are $30 per person for a Saturday only ticket; $25 for a Sunday only ticket; and a weekend pass is $50 and children age 10 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & over), military, police & fire fighter discounts are available (ID required at check in). Tickets are also available at the door, but prices will be higher - $35 for a Saturday only ticket; $30 for a Sunday only ticket; and $55 for a weekend pass.
I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
Advance ticket pick up will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 17 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 18. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 10:00 am. Advance ticket holders will be allowed early admission to the exhibit hall at 9:30 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.
Can I buy tickets on-site?
Yes, you can buy tickets at your local comic book shop, on our website or at the door. Day-of ticket sales at the door will open at 10:00 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby! On-site ticket pricing: $35 Saturday only; $30 Sunday only; and $55 weekend pass.
When is the Costume Contest?
The Costume Contest will begin at 8:30 pm on Saturday, September 12th. The room will open for advance seating at 8:00 pm and is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video taken must be for personal, non-profit use only!
Please visit the Nerds Like Us booth in Cosplay Corner during the day on Saturday to sign up for the contest. No flash photography of the show is allowed - any photos or videos taken must be for personal non-profit use only.
The panel of judges includes: Host: Bernie Bregman, Nerds Like Us; Vegas Power Girl
All costumes must be hand-made, and are subject to inspection by our panel of judges. If you are participating in the Contest, please arrive by 7:30 pm to line up.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories:
Best in Show
Best Youth (kids 12 and under)
I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
Long Beach Comic Expo is pleased to offer credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the Expo.
To register use our secure by clicking here
We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $20 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option - badges are for professionals only.
Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
There will be a clearly-marked booth in the Lobby of the Convention Center for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their barcode scan copies or use their smart phones at the Advance Ticket Registration Area. It's that easy!
Do I have to wear it at all times?
Even if it wasn't a stunning accessory that the Sex In The City gals would pay hundreds of dollars for, yes - you need to wear it inside the hall at all times, or we may think you are some sort of undesirable who snuck in and we will be forced to ask you to leave.
I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
Sorry, no pets, except for registered service animals. And in that case, they shouldn't be playing dress up.
Can I take pictures?
Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Con of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.
Where can I park and how do I get there?
There are parking lots located at the Long Beach Convention Center and all around the area that are privately owned. The prices vary, but expect to pay $10 per day. Note: the Convention Center parking lot only accepts cash.
If you need to find an alternate lot click here
for an interactive map.
Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: www.longbeachcc.com or use 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 in your GPS for directions.
Where are the ATM machines?
Cash machines are located in the main lobby, and in the Aquarium entrance.
Where is Lost & Found located?
Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Booth.
Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.
I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.
To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.
I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC - hey, those are OUR initials, too!) does offer wi-fi service on the promenade level for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.
Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the Long Beach Comic Con?
The LBCE team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.