Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Tallahassee Comic Con?

  • Tallahassee Comic Con seeks to bring the best in science fiction, fantasy and pop culture to North Florida. With celebrity guests, panels and workshops, gaming of all kinds, cosplay contests, special events, and more, there is something for everyone.

When and where is Tallahassee Comic Con 2017?

  • Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 will take place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum in Tallahassee, FL. Show Hours subject to change.

Where do I submit feedback and awesome content to you?

  •  We appreciate all feedback, ideas and suggestions, as well as images, videos, memes, interesting links or other content through the General Contact form or Facebook. We do our best to respond as soon as we can.
  • If you would like a certain Celebrity Guests or Vendors to attend, we suggest you “like” their official Facebook page and reach out to them about our events on their official social media accounts. Word of mouth is the best advertising we could ask for.

What is the best way to stay in the loop for news and announcements about Tallahassee Comic Con?

  • Tune in to our Social Media pages. We're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr!

Where can I park at the convention and how much does it cost?

  • Parking at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum is free.

Will we be able to take StarMetro to get to Tallahassee Comic Con?

  • Unfortunately, StarMetro buses do not run to the Tallahassee Automobile Museum.

Is there a map of the convention?

  • Maps of the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, Vendor Hall layout and Panel Rooms are available on the official Tallahassee Comic Con website and printed maps will also be available at the convention.

Which hotels should I stay in?

  • Check out our host hotel, Staybridge Suites at 1600 Summit Lake Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32317.

Where is there to eat nearby?

  • There are restaurants near the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, but check out our Attending Vendors for any food vendors or trucks that will be at the show itself!

Can I bring my own camera?

  • Yes, we highly encourage you to do so! However, please be respectful and do not take photographs of any attendee, cosplayer or celebrity guest without their permission.

Can outside books and posters be brought in?

  • Yes.

Are backpacks, purses or shoulder bags allowed?

  • Yes. Keep in mind they are subject to search.

Will there be lockers or a coat check to store my stuff while at the convention?

  • No. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Will there be internet access at the convention?

  • Neither Tallahassee Comic Con nor the Tallahassee Automobile Museum will be providing WiFi.

Will there be charging stations for my phone/tablet?

  • No, however, there will be a few wall outlets throughout you can use.

Is outside food allowed inside?

  • In general, no. Small snacks and baby food are okay.

Is there a designated smoking area?

  • Yes, there will be designated outdoor areas for smoking. Indoor smoking, including vapes and e-cigs, is prohibited.

Is there a Lost and Found?

  • During the convention, the Lost and Found will be located at the Tallahassee Comic Con Information or Security booths. After the convention is over, Tallahassee Comic Con will have the lost items at our offices. Please email us at Tally Comic Con Info with a complete description of the item, your contact information, and put “lost item – _______” as your subject line.

How safe is it to attend?

Tickets

Tickets are on sale for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 via Ticketleap.

How do I upgrade my tickets?

  • Contact Tally Comic Con Info with your name, and information about the tickets you purchased and what you would like to upgrade to. You will receive an invoice if your upgrade request is possible.

What are presale tickets? What kind are available?

  • Presale tickets are event admission tickets that are on sale until Friday, December 1st at 5 PM EST. You can purchase VIN Passes, weekend and one-day regular and discount tickets online via Ticketleap. Presale ticket holders will receive an exclusive Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 badge.

What is a Very Important Nerd (VIN) Pass?

  • A VIN pass is the best way for a fan to experience the show! Maximize your time having fun with express lines for Panels, Photo Ops and celebrity booths. VINs get the most perks, like collectible merchandise and early entry to the Vendor Hall. See the Ticketing page for full details.

Can I buy a VIN Pass for just one day?

  • No. VIN Passes are an exclusive experience for both days of the event only. Single Day Passes are available if you wish to only attend for one day.

Can I still meet the celebrity guests if I don’t get a VIN Pass?

  • Yes, all attendees can meet celebrity guests by purchasing a Photo Op or Autograph Session. Those with VIN Passes have express lines for Photo Ops, Autographs, and Panels.

Can I share my VIN Pass or regular tickets with my friend/family?

  • No. VIN Passes and regular tickets can only be used by one person.

If I have a VIN Pass and my friend/family member has a regular ticket, can they get early entry to the show floor with me?

  • No. All attendees age 8 or older who wish to take advantage of VIN benefits, including early show floor entry, must have their own VIN Pass.

Can I gift my ticket or VIN pass to somebody else?

  • Yes. When you purchase a ticket online via Ticketleap, you will be asked to input a full name for each ticket. Put in the name of the person you are gifting the ticket to and give them the printed ticket to bring to the show.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

  • You can buy them at the door, but there is always the chance tickets sell out. Tickets purchased at the event do not qualify for the pre-order discounts, perks, or incentives.
  • VIN passes are NOT available at the door.

If I can’t attend for some reason, can I get a refund for my ticket?

  • Tallahassee Comic Con allows refunds until 5 pm EST on Friday, November 17, 2017. There will be no refunds after that date. Tallahassee Comic Con’s policy is no resale of Tickets, Photo Ops, or Autographs to protect from fraudulent sale of tickets.

I am having a problem with my tickets! Help!

  • For registration and ticketing support, please email Tally Comic Con Info or contact us via Facebook.

Will my items be shipped to me?

  • No, we do not ship tickets or passes.

What is Pre-Event Registration?

  • Pre-Event Registration is where you can pick up your presale WEEKEND and VIN passes before the convention. Pre-Event Registration will be available for WEEKEND and VIN Passes at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum between 11 AM and 6 PM Friday, December 1st.. Additionally, VIN passes will be available for pickup at the Friday Night Magic & Muggles Party.
  • PLEASE NOTE: One-Day passes are only available to be picked up the day you attend the convention.

Where do I pick up my passes at the convention?

  • All passes will be available for pickup at WILL CALL beginning at 9 AM Saturday, December 2nd at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum.

Can you replace my wristband or badge if it has been lost?

  • Wristbands can be replaced, but presale badges will be replaced only with a wristband.

Discounted Tickets

Tickets are on sale for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 via Ticketleap.

Are you offering any discounts?

  • We offer discounted weekend and one-day tickets for students, military, veterans, and first responders. Proof of eligibility is required upon entry into the event.
  • There is NO discount on the VIN Pass.

Who is considered to be a First Responder?

  • First Responders are those who arrive first at the scene of an emergency, such as EMTs, police, and firefighters with proof of eligibility.

Are Veterans eligible for the Military discount?

  • Yes, with proof of eligibility.

What is age range for student tickets?

  • There is no maximum age for student tickets. Current student ID is required for everyone over 18 years old.

I’m an out-of-state college student. Can I still get the student ticket pricing?

  • Yep, with a current student ID.

If I am in the military / first responder / student, can I use my discount to buy tickets for my family?

  • No. Each person needs to be eligible for the discounted tickets.

Children

Is Tallahassee Comic Con a family friendly event?

  • Yes! We encourage families to attend together. There is plenty for kids to see and do.

I have a VIN pass, can my young child get in early to the convention with me?

  • Yes, if your child is 7 years old or younger. Attendees aged 8 and up will need to have their own VIN Pass in order to qualify for early entry perks.

How do I get a child’s wristband for my child?

  • Children 7 and under will be given a wristband at Will Call or Registration at the request of the parent/guardian/caretaker.
  • All attendees age 8 and up need to have a badge or wristband.

Can I bring my stroller?

  • Yes. Strollers are allowed but please be courteous to fellow attendees.

Do you have a place I can nurse/pump?

  • Unfortunately, we do not have a private place to nurse/pump.

Special Events

Friday Night Magic & Muggles – all ages

  • Children 7 and under are welcome free to the Magic & Muggles party. Ticket prices and more information coming soon. Free ticket included in the Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 VIN Package.

Saturday Night Party at Fire Betty's & Fox and Stag - 18+

  • The party is 18 and up only. More info will be coming soon!

Panels, Gaming & More

What Panels will be held?

  • Panel Programming covers a range of geeky topics, from celebrity spotlight panels, to Star Wars fan panels, to writing workshops, cosplay classes and more. If you would like to submit a request for you, your group or organization to host a panel, workshop or class, please use the Panel Submission Form.

I want to host a panel. Where can I sign up?

What’s the best way to see the convention schedule?

  • The official Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 Schedule will available on the website and in the free printed program at the event. Printed schedules will be placed outside of panel rooms daily.

How early can I start lining up for a panel?

  • We ask that you don't start lining up until 30 minutes before the panel begins.

Will the panel rooms be cleared out between Panels?

  • No. Panel rooms will not be completely cleared out in between Panels, with the exception of paid, ticketed events. This is standard practice for comic conventions.

How do the Panel lines work?

  • Each panel room will have two separate lines: one line for VIN members, and General Admission pass holders. The line for VINs will be let into the room first, followed by General Admission pass holders. Children ages 7 and younger can wait in the VIN line with you.
  • VIN ticket holders are granted priority entry, but not priority seating. Seating is first come, first served. Panel rooms will not be cleared between Panels. Press Pass holders will need to join the general admission line.

Will there be overflow rooms for the Panels?

  • No. Please plan to get in line early for your favorite Panels.

What kind of question should I ask during a panel?

  • We encourage attendees to ask thoughtful questions during Panels. Asking for personal requests like hugs, handshakes, selfies, etc. or sharing personal stories is not allowed. Please keep questions short, to-the-point, and significant.

What kind of gaming areas will there be?

  • There will be Arcade Games sponsored by Fire Betty's Arcade Bar. We're looking for Game Masters to run tabletop, card and board game, LARPs, or any other type of gaming. If you're interested, you can find out more information HERE.

Will there be games for young kids?

  • We're looking for Game Masters to run children's games. If you're interested you can find out more information HERE.

Will there be any demonstrations going on?

  • In the past, we've had Dagohir of Tallahassee and the Barony of Oldenfeld from the SCA doing demonstrations, and hope to hold some this year also. If you're interested in hosting a demonstration please contact us at Tally Comic Con Events.

I run awesome mini-events. Can I do this at your con too?

Special Guests

Which celebrity guests will be at Tallahassee Comic Con 2017?

  • Guest announcements for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 will be on social media and on our website HERE.

Will the guests from previous Tallahassee Comic Con events be coming to Tallahassee Comic Con 2017?

  • Not necessarily. While some celebrity guests have attended multiple Tallahassee Comic Con events, guests are only booked for one Tallahassee Comic Con event at a time.

How do I meet the celebrity guest I am coming to see?

  • Tallahassee Comic Con provides a wonderful opportunity to meet special guests. Each celebrity will have their own table and times when everyone and anyone in attendance can meet them. While it is generally free to talk to celebrities, some do require the purchase of an Autograph in order to meet them, depending on their agent. Professional Photo Ops and Autographs will also be available and provide the opportunity to meet a guest.

How can I suggest guests to come?

  • Please submit guest suggestions to Tally Comic Con Info.

Can I reach out to the celebrities to invite them myself?

  • It is great when a lot of fans encourage celebs to come to Tallahassee Comic Con. It is appropriate to request for the celebrity manager to contact Tallahassee Comic Con directly to negotiate the terms of their participation.

I’m an agent or manager for an actor or comic artist who would like to attend your show as a guest. Whom do I contact?

  • Agents and celebrity managers are welcome to contact our President or our Vice-President through Tally Comic Con Info to negotiate the terms of their participation.

Can I bring a gift to give to my favorite celebrity?

  • You may bring give gifts to guests but guests are not required to accept them, and all gifts will be inspected by Security.

Are all guests guaranteed to show up?

  • All guests that we announce have committed to attend the show. As is standard practice, they have the right to cancel if there are circumstances that require it.

What are Photo Ops?

  • Photo Ops are opportunities to have a professional photo taken of you with your favorite celebrity guest by a professional photographer in the Celebrity Photo Ops Area. Photo Ops need to be purchased separately from the admission ticket. A celebrity may do several Photo Op sessions throughout the day.
  • Please note that Photo Op Sessions move very quickly. If you want a more one-on-one experience, we suggest visiting them in Celebrity Row for an Autograph.

When should I show up for my Photo Op Session?

  • Time slots will be announced closer to the convention.
  • It is imperative that you arrive to your assigned photo op session in the Photo Op area at the latest 15 minutes before your time. They will NOT hold the celebrity for the entire session if the line has emptied. If you are late and the line has emptied, we cannot guarantee you will get your Photo Op with that celebrity. If you do miss your time for that Photo Op, no refund will be given. So please manage your time wisely and check the Photo Op schedule for any updates.

How much are the Photo Ops?

  • The prices for Photo Ops vary for each celebrity guest. Usually, they range from $40 – $75 each.

How does the VIN line work for Photo Ops?

  • We have updated our VIN Photo Op Line Policy for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 and future events in order give VIN passholders a better experience. To use the VIN line, you must have a VIN Pass. Even if the Photo Op Session was purchased by a VIN passholder.
  • If you are taking a group photo, you can wait in the VIN line if all members of your group ages 8 and older have a VIN pass, otherwise, you will need to join your group in the General Admission line. Children ages 7 and younger can join you in the VIN line without a VIN Pass.

How many people are allowed to pose in the Photo Op?

  • You can have up to three other people (for a total of four) in the Photo Op with you unless specifically stated. Infants 1 year and younger do not count towards this total. If you want more than four people in your picture, you must purchase a second Photo Op Session.

Can I take pictures with celebrities at their table?

  • Some celebrities allow you to take pictures with them at their table with your own camera. Not all guests or agents allow this and you will have to check with their attendant. Those that do will most likely charge a fee.

Can I take pictures of the celebrities as I walk past Celebrity Row or while I’m in line?

  • No. Per the request of our guests and their managers, we ask that you please refrain from taking photographs of celebrities as you walk past their table or are waiting in line. Thank you for your cooperation.

Can I buy Photo Ops online?

  • Unfortunately, we are currently not doing online sales of photo ops.

Do I need to start lining up several hours prior to my Photo Op to ensure that I get my picture?

  • No. You will not be allowed to wait in the Photo Op area until 15 minutes before it is your time to queue. Once the line moves, it moves very quickly.

Where can I get an Autograph from my favorite Celebrity?

  • Celebrity Guest autographs can be purchased at their table in Celebrity Row in the Vendor Hall during the convention. Some are cash only.

When will be Celebrity Guests be signing?

  • Stop by Celebrity Row at the event. Each guest will have a signing schedule posted. If we receive that information ahead of time, we will post it on Facebook and on our website.

Will I be charged for Autographs?

  • We leave this entirely up to the guests. Ask their attendant for pricing. Prices are generally clearly posted at the guests’ tables, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Most prices range in between $20-$75 for an Autograph.

Can I bring my own items to be signed?

  • Yes. There might be an additional charge for this once you are at Celebrity Row.

Can I ask for an Autograph while I’m getting my Photo Op?

  • No. Autographs are strictly prohibited in the Celebrity Photo Op area but can be purchased in the Celebrity Row area.

Can I send you an item to get signed by a guest at your show? I won’t be there that weekend.

  • No, we cannot accommodate this.

Can I use a credit card to purchase Autographs at the convention?

  • We cannot guarantee that guests are able to accept credit or debit cards at the event.

Costume Contest

Coming soon

Vendors

For the purposes of the FAQ, Exhibitor is used to mean Vendor, Artist, and Fan Tables.

Where can I sign up to become a Vendor or Artist at Tallahassee Comic Con 2017?

I am a Exhibitor, can I go to Panels?

  • Yes. With an Exhibitor Pass, you can access to everything General Admission attendees can, including Panels, Photo Ops, Autographs, and Special Events. Your vendor booth or table is required to be staffed by an Exhibitor during all open hours of the event.

I have a special question about being an Exhibitor or a Food / Food Truck Vendor. Who do I contact?

I sent in my application. When can I expect a response?

  • Please allow us one to two weeks to process your application.

I received my invoice; when do I need to pay it by?

  • All invoices must be paid by 5 PM EST November 1, 2017, or your application will no longer be valid and your space available for another to purchase.

Press

I am with the Press and would like to apply for a Press Badge.

What does a press badge get me access to?

  • A press badge is good for entry into all the events held at Tallahassee Comic Con 2017, including the Friday and Saturday Parties.

When is the deadline to apply for a Press Badge?

  • We accept press registration the day of the event, but cannot guarantee entrance. We have limited press registration.

My outlet/company would like to attend Tallahassee Comic Con. Can we apply as an outlet/company or will each person need to apply individually?

  • We accept applications from outlets/companies for groups. Each person who will be attending as a representative needs to be listed.

Can I fax my press application and verification materials?

Why do I need to send in verification materials?

  • As a nonprofit organization, Tallahassee Comic Con is able to provide a complimentary press badge to individuals who provide verification materials as proof.

What if I cannot provide verification materials supporting my work?

  • If you cannot, or choose not to, provide the required verification materials, we suggest you purchase a badge through attendee registration. Your application as press cannot be processed if you do not provide verification of your work. Listing your outlet information on your application is not considered verification. You must submit qualifying verification materials to support the company listed on your application. If you have further questions or concerns please contact us.

When will I receive a response to my application?

  • Please allow two to four weeks to process applications and verification materials. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you do not receive a response after four weeks, please contact us.

I sent in my application and was approved for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017. Now what?

  • You will receive an email with information about when and where you can pick up your press badge. Generally, Pre-Event press badges will be available at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum between 11 AM and 6 PM Friday, December 1st, at the Friday Night Magic & Muggles Party, and beginning at 9 AM both Saturday and Sunday.

I have been approved for a Tallahassee Comic Con press badge. Can I add a plus one, a guest, or a child?

  • No. A Tallahassee Comic Con press badge is complimentary and therefore we cannot provide you with a plus one, guest, or child badge.

I was approved for a Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 press badge but I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my press badge to another member of my outlet/company?

  • No. Press registration is a courtesy and your press badge is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your press badge.

I would like to attend a certain panel at the convention, where do I enter?

  • A Tallahassee Comic Con press badge does not give you early access, special access, or assigned seating to any of our panels or programming rooms. You must wait in the same line as the general attendees.

I would like to video tape/film/record a panel at Tallahassee Comic Con 2017, am I able to do so?

  • Members of the press that want to videotape, film, and/or record any matter that will be used for commercial purposes (non-news) must first obtain written permission from Tallahassee Comic Con as well as permission of the panel participants. Please email us to request the appropriate consents along with detailed information regarding your interest in recording at Tallahassee Comic Con.

Is there a press room on site?

  • No, there will not be a press room at Tallahassee Comic Con 2017.

For any additional questions regarding press registration or additional publicity questions, please email Tally Comic Con Info.

Volunteers

The Volunteer Info, Volunteer Specific FAQ and Application can be found here!

I want to volunteer!

  • Check out the link above! All the info and the application is available there. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Officer Devin Cywinski.

If I volunteered for the last event, am I already signed up to volunteer again?

  • No. You will need to re-apply and go through the Registration process again to be a Volunteer for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017.

I want to be your photographer/videographer!

  • If you are with the Press, you can request a press pass here when press applications open. If you want to apply to be a volunteer photographer or videographer, please contact us viaTally Comic Con Info.

ADA

What is ADA?

  • ADA is shorthand for Americans with Disabilities Act.

Can I rent a wheelchair for the event?

  • Neither Tallahassee Comic Con nor the Tallahassee Automobile museum have wheelchairs for rent. You may bring your own or one rented from another location.

I use a wheelchair, but I’d like to stand for my photo op, is this possible?

  • Volunteers can provide assistance with the wheelchair if you would like to stand for your photo op, moving the wheelchair out of the picture and back to you when the photo is complete.

Do I need a special badge or wristband to identify myself as ADA?

  • A badge or wristband to identify yourself as ADA is not required.

Is there reserved Handicap accessible parking?

  • We will have LIMITED handicap parking in the paved areas since the main lot is grass.

Do you have ASL interpreters available?

  • We currently do not have ASL interpreters available, but if you or someone you know would like to volunteer for this much appreciated service, please contact us at Tally Comic Con Info.

Will there be a place I can take my special needs child away from the crowd?

  • We currently do not have a Quiet Room, but are working on a providing one.

How do I access the panel rooms if I cannot climb stairs?

  • The Tallahassee Automobile Museum has elevators inside the museum to access the second floor. Just ask a volunteer at the event for elevator access.

Due to my medical condition, I can’t stand for long periods of time and waiting in line is difficult, can ADA help me?

  • Photo Ops and panel lines will each have limited chairs available for those who can’t stand for extended periods of time.

Can my family/assistant accompany me in ADA lines and seating?

  • For Photo Ops and Autographs, we will keep your group together.
  • In the panel rooms, we will do our best to keep groups together. However, if space is limited, you may be asked to limit your group to 1 additional person.

Can I bring my Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal?

  • Tallahassee Comic Con allows service animals under the ADA, and Emotional Support Animals. We do ask that all animals be well behaved. Tallahassee Comic Con staff may ask you to remove your animal if it proves a threat to health or public safety.