You must have an entry ticket to attend Big Lick Comic Con. We offer single day or weekend passes. Kids 12 and under are admitted free with paying adult. Tickets are available at www.biglickcomiccon.com/tickets
PURCHASE OF AN OFFICIAL PHOTO OP DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY INTO THE EVENT. THAT MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. Up to 3 adults may be in a purchased photo; selfie, tableside or official photo. Official photo op purchase includes (1) printed 8×10 glossy photo. Please note a purchase of an official photo op is a very fast process to keep the line wait to a minimum. The photo op typically lasts 20-30 seconds. Our guests are available for most of the event times at their booths for conversation. Please keep track of your photo op time. They will NOT be rescheduled if you miss your time.
Autographs are not sold in advance, they will be available for purchase first come first served at each guests’ booth. Most autographs range from $30-$60 each. Guests reserve the right to sign or NOT sign items at their discretion. Most guests provide a printed photo to be signed/personalized.
Saturday on site venue parking is sold out. Sunday on site venue parking is $5. We strongly recommend purchasing parking passes ahead of time as the lot will sell out. Parking passes are available on our ticketing page, the venue website and venue box office. Parking on site is cash only. There will be a free shuttle running on Saturday, Feb. 10th beginning at 10am until the event is over. There will also be a shuttle on Sunday, Feb. 11th. Free on street parking is available on Wells Ave and 5th Street SE a short walking distance from the venue.
We are working with a modified version of the venue’s bag policy. Wallers, purses, diaper bags and medical bags are allowed. Empty shopping bags and book bags WILL BE allowed, however they can slow the entrance down a lot as they must be checked thoroughly prior to entry. So we recommend smaller and/or clear bags whenever possible so the line can move as swiftly as possible. We are increasing staff and security on our end to make the entrance experience as safe and quick as possible for a great event for all!
Re-Entry allowed at event. Patrons will be given event wristband and must be wearing to re-enter, wristbands may not be broken, may not be shared. Any patron re-entering will be subject to appropriate search.
•Any real weapons are banned in the event area, functional or not.
•No explosives or fireworks of any kind.
•All Cosplayers are subject to inspection by event personnel, event security and/or police and must be approved before admittance to event.
•Do not bring any item(s) that could violate city, state, or federal law.
•No props, costume or accessory will receive pre-approval, all patrons will be inspected on site.
•Any patron not willing to be inspected will be ejected from venue.
•Weapons made of foam and cardboard are acceptable. Prop firearms are allowed provided they have bright tips and are subject to full inspection. Prop bows must have arrows with no tips and string may not be tightened.
Cosplay must be at a “PG-13” level to include but limited to no nudity nor offense language.
All props, cosplay costumes and accessories will be deemed agreeable at the sole discretion of event staff to include security personnel and/or police.
Any cosplayer with prop weapons will receive an approved wristband noting that their prop is approved and must wear wristband while attending event.
For information on the policies, procedures and venue’s guidelines, go here: https://theberglundcenter.com/931/New-Policies-and-Procedures
•Alcohol and illegal substances.
•Wheeled items (excluding mobility assistance devices).
•Revealing and/or offensive attire.
On Site Photography
•No flash or video photography of any panels.
•No photos are allowed in the celebrity guests area and or autograph/booth or photo op area or celebrity guests unless you have purchased a photo through an official celebrity handler or on site staff member.
Big Lick Comic-Con Cosplay Contest Rules & Guidelines
Adult Categories: Best Construction, Best Novice, Best Journeyman, Best Group, Best Family Cosplay, Best in Show, Masters
Contestants can only enter in one category, Individual or Group. Due to the unpredictable size of groups, a prize for each member cannot be guaranteed.
No skits on stage.
No nudity. No costume is no costume.
No profanity allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.
No political or religious statement on stage. Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.
Do not use any sort of projectile at all! Nothing must leave your person while you are on the stage. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.
No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.
All prop weapons must conform to the Guidelines.
Costumes will be judged on creativity, authenticity to character inspiration and originality to character, and realism.
Costumes must be self-contained.
Participants in the Cosplay Contest are not allowed to use unaltered store-bought, professionally made, or rented costumes. Store-bought, professionally made, or rented props, wigs, and/or costume pieces, however, are allowed.
Do not enter or exit the stage except at the designated points.
Each contestant may only enter one costume into competition.
Large elaborate costumes must be handled by the contestant and/or assistants the contestant brings to help. Big Lick Comic-Con will not be able to provide assistants.
Judges and Contest Director reserve the right to move a competitor to a different division or refuse to allow a competitor to compete if a costume is deemed offensive or against the rules.
RELEASE AND WAIVER
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST BIG LICK ENTERTAINMENT LLC AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH I, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON MY BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM MY PARTICIPATION WITH THE ACTIVITY.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK.
MEDICAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND RELEASE
I acknowledge the health risks associated with the Activity, including but not limited to transient dizziness, lightheaded, fainting, nausea, muscle cramping, musculoskeletal injury, joint pains, sprains and strains, heart attack, stroke, or sudden death. I agree that if I experience any of these or any other symptoms during the Activity, I will discontinue my participation immediately and seek appropriate medical attention. I DO HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER WHICH ARISES OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY FIRST AID, TREATMENT, OR SERVICE RENDERED IN CONNECTION WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY.
As a participant, volunteer, or attendee, You recognize that your participation, involvement and/or attendance at any Big Lick Comic Con event or activity (“Activity”) is voluntary and may result in personal injury (including death) and/or property damage. By attending, observing or participating in the Activity, You acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with your participation and/or attendance at the Activity, and You agree that: (a) Big Lick Entertainment LLC (b) the property or site owner of the Activity, and (c) all past, present and future affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, volunteers, vendors, partners, directors, and officers, of such entities (subsections (a) through (c), collectively, the “Released Parties”), will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or other loss suffered as a result of your participation in, attendance at, and/or observation of the Activity, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”).
BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.