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.

What and where is the Pre-Event Registration?

  • Pre-Event Registration, where you can pick up your presale pass before the first day of the event, will be available for VIN Packages only. VIN Packages will be available to be picked up at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum between 11 AM and 6 PM Friday, December 1st, and at the VIN Pre-show Party.
  • Beginning at 9 AM Saturday, December 2nd, Registration will open for you to pick up all other wristbands and passes.

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. Pre-Event Registration will be available for VIN Passes only at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum between 11 AM and 6 PM Friday, December 1st, and at the VIN Pre-show Party.
  • Beginning at 9 AM Saturday, December 2nd, Registration will open for you to pick up all other wristbands and passes.

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.

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

Coming soon

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 Pass.

  • Press Pass Registration for Tallahassee Comic Con 2017 has not begun. You may contact us at Tally Comic Con Info for press related questions.

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.