What is Alamo City Comic Con?
Alamo City Comic Con (ACCC) is a celebration of the comic arts in San Antonio, Texas. You’ll find top-tier talent in the form of comic book artists, writers and publishers. You can also find many of your favorite actors from movies and television to comics and pop culture in general! We offer the opportunity to meet, get autographs, take photos and view panels with some of your favorite celebs, artists, and writers. You can also purchase your favorite comics, collectibles, and toys from local, exclusive, and even nationwide exhibitors.
When did it start?
Our annual show started in 2013, and has grown every year. 2016 was a record year for us. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing comic and pop-culture conventions in the country!
When is Alamo City Comic Con?
ACCC takes place annually. Please navigate to our Schedule & Floorplan page for accurate information.
Where does it take place?
ACCC takes place in over 300,000 square feet of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Please navigate to our Location & Directions page for accurate information.
Do you have a mobile app?
Yes, we do. Download the Alamo City Comic Con app (powered by Guidebook) on your Android or Apple device. Our mobile app provides you with all the event information you need like panel schedules, celebrity locations, photo op times, and more.
What is there to do at Alamo City Comic Con?
There are so many things to do at ACCC! Take pictures with your favorite celebrity, interact with fellow fans and cosplayers, be on the lookout for exclusives, purchase some great art from some amazing artists, buy toys and collectibles from our many dealers, or attend panels talking about a wide variety of comics and pop culture subjects.
Are tickets refundable?
Unfortunately tickets are not refundable.
How do I buy tickets? Are they available at the door?
Tickets can now be purchased here. If they have not sold out they will be available at the door.
Someone else (mother, father, friend, etc.) purchased my ticket and it has their name on it. Can I use it?
Yes you can. Simply bring the ticket with you to the event and you will be allowed entry with no problems. However, please keep in mind that online tickets are non-transferable, meaning that the name of the purchaser CANNOT be changed on the ticket.
What’s the difference between buying my ticket online and the day of ACCC?
Tickets purchased online will be mailed out to attendees about 3 weeks before the show. This will allow those attendees to walk right in to the exhibit halls with their badges and have priority entry over those buying tickets at the door. VIP ticket holders can enter ACCC 30 minutes early each day and can attend Thursday’s Preview Night.
Do Flash Passes include signatures and photos?
The Flash Pass is a 3-day badge that allows line skips to purchase autographs from celebrities. Its price does not include the cost of the autograph or of a photo.
If I purchase a Flash Pass, do I also need to buy one for my child?
Although an additional Flash Pass is not required for children to attend the con, Flash Passes are per individual (regardless of age) and will have restrictions on the number of people that may line-skip.
Is there a refund policy?
Flash Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE.
When will each celebrity attend ACCC?
Many celebrity guests will attend all 3 days (Fri-Sun) of ACCC. However, please check the full guest list to confirm prior to the event. For more information, you can view details on Alamo City Comic Con’s app and website.
Guest appearances are subject to cancellation or change due to professional obligations. Please check the Alamo City Comic Con website for the most current listings prior to the event.
Refunds for day passes cannot be issued in the event of a guest cancellation. However, refunds will be granted for photo ops for a specific guest who cancels their appearance. For photo op details please visit Wolf Studios Photography’s website.
Do you take guest recommendation to bring to ACCC?
We definitely try to take guest suggestions through our website and social media. However, please keep in mind that each guest’s availability can depend on a number of factors and is not guaranteed.
Is there an additional charge for autographs?
Yes there is. Representatives for each celebrity normally determine autograph prices and post them at their celebrity’s station. Autographs may be purchased at the event itself and will not be posted online ahead of time.
Plan on autograph prices being between $25-$60, cash only. ATMs will be available on site.
Can I bring something for them to sign?
Of course! Most celebrities have their own pictures to sign for you, or will be happy to sign an item you bring.
Can I take pictures at the autograph table?
This is largely dependent on each celebrity guest. Professional photo ops are done by Wolf Studios . With your professional photo op, you receive a print the same day.
What times and days do your guests sign autographs?
There will be various celebrity signings occurring during all show hours. Whenever a celebrity is not in a panel or photo op, they will be signing autographs at their table.
Where can I purchase a photo op?
To purchase a photo op, please visit Wolf Studio
Where can I find out more information on standalone photo ops?
For more info, please visit wolf studios photography
If I purchase an advance photo op or autograph online, does this allow me entry into ACCC?
No, it does not. You will need to also purchase a pass for the day you will be attending, a 3-day pass or a Flash Pass.
Is a Flash Pass or 3-day pass required for autographs or photo ops?
Not at all. Simply purchase a ticket for the day you wish to attend and when the celebrity will be signing autographs and offering photo ops. Please note that not every celebrity will offer a photo op to purchase.
How many people are allowed in each photo op?
Please visit wolf studios photography
Will you have Q&A panels?
Yes, we definitely will. Check our Alamo City Comic Con app for panel information.
Who can attend each panel?
Everybody! Regardless of your type of ticket purchased, anyone can attend each panel. Please note that each panel is subject to capacity.
What happens during the panels?
Many of the panels consist of your favorite celebrities and creators answering questions from a designated MC as well as taking questions from fans.
Is cosplaying allowed?
Of course! ACCC encourages attendees to dress up as their favorite pop culture themed characters.
Are weapons allowed?
No functional weapons are allowed at Alamo City Comic Con. DO NOT BRING REAL GUNS OF ANY TYPE TO THE SHOW— this includes individuals who possess a weapons permit (concealed or otherwise). Leave your pistols, knives, rocket launchers, etc., at home. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume. No projectile weapons (including but not limited to airsoft or paintball weapons) will be allowed. Weapons with a metal blade, must be sheathed at all times. ALL weapons are subject to inspection and must be peace-bonded at all times.
All weapons, props or anything remotely weapon-like must be checked with Security when you enter the convention.
Sharp or dull weapons will be peace-bound and tied at the door as you enter for registration. Make sure to ask for this service at time of registration to ensure a seamless process.
All simulated or costume weapons are subject to inspection by security or convention staff. Participants found to be in violation of these rules will be subject to removal from the show and no refunds will be provided.
Are there any restrictions on what I can wear?
As ACCC is a family-themed event, please use your best judgment in keeping your costume tasteful at all times. NO nudity or see-through material exposing body parts beyond the boundaries of good taste will be allowed. If needed, you may be asked to leave by ACCC staff or security.
What is ACCC’s anti-harassment policy?
ACCC will not tolerate harassment of any kind related to any comic con event. If you witness or are victim to any type of harassment during ACCC, contact either a staff member or volunteer to report it. ACCC staff will work with security and local law enforcement to address the situation.
EXHIBITORS: ARTIST/DEALERS TABLES & BOOTHS
For all terms, conditions, and procedures related to having a table or booth at ACCC, please see our Artists/Dealers page.