Attendee Pre-Registration & On-Site Details
Please read below for details regarding purchasing a badge (the wearable ticket for the event). Please note that due to our ticketing system, there will be fees applied to your purchase. Thank you!
(Available April 2018 - Sept. 7th, 2018)
Weekend Pass - $20
Get a great discount on a 2-day pass by pre-registering for Gateway Comic Con. Normally $15 a day or $25 for two days at the door, this pass grants you access to the event at a great rate! Click below to get started, as well as learn about additional pre-registration deals, including group & family options.
Group Registration Rates (Starting June 2018)
Cons are always more fun with more people, especially with friends and family. For each regular priced admission badge you purchase, you'll get $1 off each one you buy at the same time, up to $5 off all 6 badges. It's a great way to save and get your friends involved!
For family or group trips, we have a special chaperone option available for $10 for parents and guardians ages 30 and over who are buying a pass for anyone under the age of 18. Child passes can be purchased at $5 each (ages 12 and under). These specially priced badges are not able to have additional discounts applied to them, such as our multiple pass discount or coupons. Large school groups, clubs, or other groups are welcome to send an e-mail to email@example.com if a larger quantity is needed or if you have other questions.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS WEEKEND BADGES ONLY
In order to speed-up the pre-registration process, both before and at the event, we will only be offering weekend badges for pre-registration. One day badges will be offered during the at-door sales period only.
PRE-REG BADGE PICKUP AND AT-DOOR SALES
Gateway Comic Con does not mail out badges ahead of time. All badges will be available for pick-up at the registration table starting Saturday, October 27th at 9 a.m. at the Gateway Center. At-door badges can be purchased at the registration booth at that time as well.
Thanks to Eventbrite, attendees only need to bring their Eventbrite ticket to claim their badge, either printed or on their mobile device. When picking up an 18+ badge, you must have a form of state ID that shows your birthday and photo. These include driver’s licenses, passports, military ID, etc. If you do not have one available when you pick-up your badge, you will be given a 17 and under badge instead.
Due to security reasons, no one is allowed to pick-up another person’s badge, even if they have a copy of that person’s ID.
To pay for the quality system Eventbrite provides, there will be a small fee with each badge bought. Your total with these additions will be shown within Eventbrite, and will be dependent on the type of passes bought.
18+ BADGES, EVENTS, AND IDS
Some parts of our evening programming may be rated as 18+. In order to gain access to these events, you will be required to show your 18+ badge and your ID at the door in order to prove your age. This is to prevent badge switching, and anyone caught trying to do so will be warned or even have their badge pulled. Attendees who are 17 and younger can attend 18+ events when accompanied by a parent or guardian with a Chaperone Pass.
REFUND AND TRADING POLICY
Pre-registration badges cannot be refunded, except in the case of event cancellation. No refunds will be given at or after the event.
For transferring purchases, attendees should be able to do that within Eventbrite and edit their information (ie, the buyer info will remain the same, but the name and badge information can be changed so that someone else can pickup the pass). Any issues with this should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does revenue from badge sales go towards?
Everything. From paying for the venue to helping bring in guests and entertainment, we rely on our attendees to help create this event and keep it running. Any extra goes right back into our convention and mini-events so that we can continue to keep them running at a great quality.
Is this event appropriate for all ages?
Yup! We might have programming in the evening hours that will be more for mature audiences, but otherwise we do our best to have programming and activities for younger fans of comics and shows. Be advised that some vendors and artists may display products that will be more PG or PG13 and there may be costumes from content that is also that way though.
Can I just drop off my kids and not supervise them?
Nope, we heavily advise against that. Events like these should be treated like large, public festivals or trade shows, not a day care. Our staff and volunteers will be busy keeping the event running, and are not able to keep watch over others. We also provide a great discount for kids and parents so that they can attend the show together, and we greatly encourage parents & guardians to get involved so they can learn what their kids enjoy.
Can I come in costume?
Of course! Just be sure to check our rules section for what is and isn't allowed.
Can I take pictures?
Also of course! However, photography and cosplay culture has changed over the years. Candid photos, especially from afar or when done by a stranger, are discouraged these days. It's always best to ask for permission to take someone's picture and to not make the subject feel uncomfortable. Remember, cosplay is not consent! Please respect anyone who doesn't wish to have their photo taken.
Can you bring in (insert guest name here)?
Potentially, and as the years go by and our event grows, we'll have the ability to bring in more folks. However, we ask that no one ask someone to come on behalf of our event. That's our job. If there's anyone you'd wish to see come to our show, just shoot us an e-mail. We're always happy to hear suggestions, and the more requests means the greater likelihood of an invite going out!