Tickets are available only on our online ticketing website. We strongly recommend planning ahead and purchasing your tickets online before the event sells out.
Yes, there is a special rate available at the Seaport Hotel. In addition, Boston Comic Con is working with multiple area hotels to secure special rates. Click here for details.
No – wristbands may only be picked up on the day of attendance. If you have a multiple day pass, you must keep the wristband for access on all days. Loss of the wristband may require re-registration.
Yes – backpacks are allowed. However, please consider not bringing any bags or backpacks. We will be checking ALL bags and ALL backpacks, and tagging them. Without a bag you will be able to enter faster. We do not allow any type of rolling luggage or suitcases, or any kind of dolly.
Yes – you may bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. However, coolers or any kind of bulk food or drink containers are not permitted. Any kind of beer, wine or alcohol not sold at the event concessions is not permitted and will be subject to confiscation by security.
No, selfie sticks are not permitted at the show.
Media Guest FAQ
Media guest autographs are on a first come, first serve basis, and can only be purchased at the media guest’s table on site at the show by waiting in line. Pricing for each guest will be on display on the days of the convention.
The Boston Comic Con has no involvement in autograph and photo op pricing for our media guests. Prices are set by each guest’s management, and are subject to change at their discretion.
All guests are scheduled to appear all three days of the convention unless noted otherwise on the website.
Table selfies are at the discretion of each guest.
Yes. Tickets will be available for sale online. Photo ops will include one 8″ x 10″ color photo of the fan and the media guest. Advanced tickets for media guest photo ops can be only purchased online. Media guest ops will be scheduled at specific times on specific days. The schedule is subject to change. Media guest photo op tickets do not include admission to the Boston Comic Con or a media guest autograph.
The location of the photo ops will be posted soon.
Tickets for photo ops will go on sale closer to the event. We will post details on the web site.
Check the schedule board at the professional photo room when you arrive at the show to make sure your time has not changed.
You are welcome to have up to four (4) individuals and any children under 3 in one photo op, not counting the media guest(s), for one price.
No selfies are allowed in the professional photo room. Also, no outside cameras or recording devices are allowed in the professional photo room.
Yes, you will have time to say hello. Just no life stories please.
Instant. As you walk out of the photo booth your photo will be waiting.
There may also be some VIP events with certain celebrities for which advanced tickets will be sold online 30 to 60 days before the show. As we get closer to the show, we will announce further details in regards to signings, photo ops, and VIP events.
Cosplay FAQ & Disclaimer
No, you may dress as any character you choose provided it’s “family friendly.” Please note you must wear shoes at all times in the convention center regardless if your character does not.
If your costume is too revealing/offensive (cover up those naughty bits!) you will be asked to cover up or change. For example, a Mystique costume comprised of only blue bodypaint and panties would not be permitted.
Tell Boston Comic Con staff or a member of Security immediately. Boston Comic Con will not tolerate any sort of harassment of our attendees whether they are in or costume or not.
First of all, please use common sense. If you can’t take it on a plane, then it’s probably best to leave it at home. Please note we cannot and will not pre-approve your props. Security will need to check and tag them each day of the show.
Specifically please refer to the following:
- No real weapons, functioning or not
- Examples include: firearms, blades, bows, crossbows, explosives, nunchuks, etc.
- No metal props, stick to plastic or, better yet, foam
- No chains, whips, spikes, leashes, etc.
- No hardwood props (baseball bats, bokken, etc.)
- No rollerblades, rollerskates, skateboards, etc.
- Nothing that emits smoke, flame, etc.
- No aerosol cans or silly string
Also, please note the following disclaimer:
- All fake/toy/prop guns must have an orange tip, whether glued plastic or painted. And if it shoots projectiles (ie discs, pellets, liquid, etc) it must be made nonfunctional and irreparable. This applies to fake/toy/prop bows as well.
As well as this one:
- Boston Comic Con reserves the right to confiscate any prop deemed dangerous and to eject any attendee who may be a danger to others. These rules apply to the costume contest as well.
Yes, Boston Comic Con hosts an annual costume contest with judges, prizes, etc. It’s one of the biggest events of the con, and space for both participants and audience runs out quickly.
No, registration for the contest contest will be held on-site at the convention.