The City of New York has lifted regulations regarding vaccinations and entry for public events. Attendees will not be required to show proof of vaccination.
BACC is booking less than 90% of available space so as to offer greater areas for social distancing. Also note that the newly renovated New Yorker venue has wonderful high ceilings (over 25 feet) and a state of the art ventilation system. There are also many disinfectant stations at convenient point throughout the venue.
BACC recommends mask wearing but it is your choice, we, and the hotel staff, do not enforce the use of masks. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect and solidarity with others, and helps us create a safe environment for a great show. We trust your good faith and good manners.
We can try. Generally we have various agents and representatives, who bring the actors to us, or the actors themselves sometimes contact us, but occasionally we will go and track someone down if we really want them. Comic Artists and Creators are generally invited personally (if we can track down their contact info), or brought in through their publisher. But remember, work deadlines, family obligations and other time constraints can keep many people from coming to conventions.
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Generally, not without letting us know first. Contact us here.
Well, both! They have head shots and stills of their movies and shows. But you can usually bring your own items to get signed if you want.
Some people may not want their picture taken, so be sure to ask first. Many of our Vendors in the Dealer’s Room don’t like to have people take pictures of their set ups, so be sure to ask first. And some of our guests charge for pics, so be sure to ask first! Basically, the answer is, ask first!
Remember, trying to take a pic of one of our guests from a distance may seem harmless to you, but they may not want you to do it. If you are caught taking a pic of someone without their permission, you will be warned once. Do it again, and you will be removed from the show.
These same rules above apply to video cameras. Keep in mind that many of our panel rooms are now being filmed and broadcast live over the internet. You are allowed to videotape inside these rooms ONLY if the video you shoot is not intended for sale or distribution. When in doubt, put the camera away.
Well, that depends. Each of the guests at the show charges a different amount, so be sure to ask first before you commit to buy one!
That depends on the guest. Some will gladly do it for free, others charge a nominal fee (sometimes donated to charity), and others won’t do it at all. We don’t tell our guests what to do or how to do it when they get to the show. It’s their call on what to charge, how much to charge, or even if they will charge. Remember, when you step behind the table to take a picture with the guest, it holds up the line, and for a very popular guest, that can really cause delays for other fans.
Generally, our guests are there signing for most of the day. We don’t set specific hours for them. If they’re there that day and not on a break, in a panel, or at lunch, they should be signing.
No, sorry. We don’t save autographs or ship them.
No, sorry. We just can’t do that.
You’ll have to ask them. Most will do a sketch for you for a nominal fee. You’ll have to check with them to see if they do offer sketches or commissions, and how much they charge for it.
We don’t discriminate over different types of artists. It’s called “Artist Alley”, not “Comic Book Artist Alley”. We allow any kind of artist, or creative type who wants to set up in Artist Alley. We’ve had T-Shirt Printers, Face Painters, Toy Sculptors, FX Make-Up Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, and of course, Comic Book Artists and Creators. The only rule that we have is that you’re not a Dealer or Vendor setting up in Artist Alley because it’s cheaper than booking a Retailer Booth, you’re not setting up just to sell your personal comic book collection, and that you don’t display Adult Related materials.
Other than that, all artists are welcome to set up. Contact us here to check availability and get more info.
No. All passes are picked up on site. Each artist alley table comes with 2 free passes.
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Tickets are available at Ticket Leap, and at the Box Office the day of the show.
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You can buy them at the door, but you would not get the on-line discounts, or incentives, and the line to buy tickets at the show is generally longer than the line to pick up tickets bought in advance.
Tickets will stop being sold online at Midnight on the Friday before the show.
Your email receipt is all you need! No tickets are actually mailed to you. Print the confirmation receipt and bring it with you to the show along with your ID, and we issue your ticket at the door.
Don’t worry, everything is fine. Just bring your ID along with you and we will take care of everything at the box office!
It is possible as there is limited space and the show rocks. You might have to wait to get in. Buying your tickets in advance guarantees you the fastest entry whenever you arrive.
Yes you can. Your admission is good for the whole day. Keep in mind though that if the show is full, the Fire Marshal sometimes institutes a “One in one out” policy. So until some people leave the con, no new people will be allowed in.
The line to check in with your advanced purchased ticket is shorter than waiting in line to buy a ticket, and tickets cost more the day of the show.
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Sat 10AM – 7PM Sun 10AM – 6PM
That depends on the vendor. All of them take cash, some are set up to take Credit Cards. Be sure to ask what forms of payment they accept before agreeing to any purchases.
We love Cosplay! We encourage all attendees to come out in costume. Wearing costumes at a convention is what it’s all about!
We would love to have you advertise with us. For information contact us.
Actually, you can’t. As the Convention Center is private property, soliciting at our show without our permission is illegal. You will be escorted from the show. If we catch you back again, you risk arrest. You can however contact us to make arrangements with us to distribute your advertising or promotional materials, either by handing them out, or putting them on our “Free Swag” tables, please contact us for further information and rates.
Yes, you can. We always need people. Contact us here.
Yes, they are. We do ask that you use common sense when toting them around, as some backpacks are large, bulky, and unwieldy and can block aisles or knock into things when you turn around. Also, bags may be subject to search, so be sure you don’t have anything in there that you shouldn’t.
Sorry, pets are not allowed. The only animals allowed at the show are licensed Service Animals.