FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This post will be updated regularly with the answers to questions that repeatedly come up regarding Planet Comicon 2013. We would ask that you consult this area before contacting us directly.
- How do I participate as an artist/creator at Planet Comicon?
You can find the application with all the details here.
- Will the guests be charging for their autographs?
As a general rule, creator guests DO NOT charge for their autographs, with the exception of Neal Adams. In an effort to keep the lines moving, many creators will place a limit on how many autographs will be given to a single individual at one time. After that time, they may begin to charge or ask that you get back in line. We would ask that you be respectful of the guests as well as your fellow convention attendees.
ALL media guests will be charging for their autographs. Prices for said autographs will be at the guest’s discretion. Several prices can be found here.
- Will there be food/beverages available for sale at Planet Comicon 2013?
In a word, yes. Attendees will have access to multiple food options, including Quizno’s subs, hamburgers, and hot dogs. There will also be multiple locations offering beverages. Hand stamps will be available to single-day ticket purchasers who wish to leave the building and return at a later time on the same day.
- Will there be costuming at Planet Comicon 2013?
Of course. Our show has always welcomed costuming, and this year will be no exception. We will be hosting two costume contests on Saturday, one for youths (15 and under) and one for adults, as well as a second contest for adults on Sunday. Additional details can be found here.
- What is the policy on props?
In past years, we have asked our attendees to use their best judgment and have never had a problem. While many of the characters people portray carry weapons, we would ask that you keep the safety of your fellow attendees first and foremost in your thoughts when choosing your accessories. Please do not bring sharpened instruments to the show. While we will have additional room in Bartle Hall, there may still be times when you are in close quarters, and we want to prevent any injuries, intentional or otherwise. Absolutely no firearms of any kind.
- How do I get electricity for my artist alley/exhibitor space?
Electricity is provided by an outside service. Details can be found here.
- Where should we enter Bartle Hall?
The entrance to Planet Comicon 2013 is through the 2200 Lobby of Bartle Hall, which is located on 13th Street between Central and Broadway. Enter through the doors on the south side of the street and proceed down the long hallway to the 2300 Lobby. The ticket booths and Will Call windows will be on opposite sides of the hallway near the bottom of the escalators leading to Hall D.
- How do I participate as an exhibitor/vendor at Planet Comicon?
You can find the application with all the details here.
- Will there be gaming at Planet Comicon?
Yes. You will need to register beforehand in order to participate. Information on how to do so can be found here. Registration for gaming DOES NOT constitute entry to the show. You MUST purchase a ticket to Planet Comicon.
- Will there be an appearance schedule for the guests?
All guests will be present at Planet Comicon both days, unless otherwise noted.
- Where can I stay during Planet Comicon 2013?
- Where is Planet Comicon 2013 being held?
This year, we have moved Planet Comicon to Bartle Hall. The reasoning behind the move is simple. We outgrew the Overland Park International Trade Center. Had we continued to hold the show in the same location, we would have had to turn away attendees or risk being shut down by the fire marshal for overcrowding, neither of which was a viable option. With twice the amount of space, we now not only have room to breathe, but room to expand in coming years. We greatly appreciate the favorable response from our fans while respecting the fact that we may have caused hardships in the process.
- Where should I park for the show?
- Will the guests be available for photographs?
Yes. All of our guests are available for photographs, though there may be different stipulations regarding the circumstances. Some guests will allow you to take photographs of them for free, while others will not. Some will take photographs WITH YOU for free, but others will charge. As an example: George Takei will allow photographs while he is signing at his table, but if you would like to have your picture taken with him, then you will be charged. When in doubt, ask the guest.
Pricing for many of the photo ops can be found here.
A schedule for professional photos can be found here.
- How can I get tickets to the show?
Advance tickets are on sale online here through Sunday, March 17th. They are also on sale at Elite Comics, Clint’s Comics, B-Bop North, and B-Bop South through Wednesday, March 20th. Both B-Bop locations will ONLY be selling the full weekend passes. After March 20th, tickets will ONLY be available for sale at the door.
- If I purchase advance tickets online, how will I receive them?
You WILL NOT receive physical tickets. Your tickets will be available at a “will-call” window at Bartle Hall on the dates of the show. If you are the purchaser of said tickets, you will ONLY need to bring ID. If the tickets were purchased by someone else, you will need to bring a copy of the receipt for pickup.
-If I purchase advance physical tickets, can I get directly into line at the show?
All advance ticket holders will need to check in at will call in order to collect their admissions.
-Will advance ticket holders be allowed early entry as in years past?
It is our intention to allow advance ticket holders into the show 30 minutes early on Saturday (assuming the room is ready and we are able to do so).