Show FAQ - Rose City Comic Con test

FAQ

Our FAQ provides answers to common questions people have about the show. Search the categories below for your question, and if you still can't find the answer you're looking for, contact us here or via our social media channels.
  • QCan I enter my store-bought costume into the contest?
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    Prefabricated, store-bought costumes cannot compete. Costumes must have been made by the contestant. A portion of the costume may be made from purchased goods or commissioned work, but more than 60% should have been constructed by the wearer. Significant help from family and/or friends is acceptable.
  • QCan I use the same costume as last year?
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    Your costume cannot have been entered into a Rose City Comic Con competition or any other costume contest to be eligible for entry. However, a costume that has simply been worn or tested to walk the floor at this or another convention is considered acceptable.
  • QCan we enter our group costume into the contest?
    A
    We would love to spotlight coordinated cosplay efforts. However, groups will not be eligible for awards or prizes. If they want to be judged, group participants will need to register in one of the individual categories as well.
  • QDo I have to participate in the preliminary judging to compete in the costume contest?
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    You must participate in the preliminary judging to be eligible to compete in the evening contest. Being a contestant will mean donning your attire in full once on Saturday for preliminary judging and again as determined for the evening event.
  • QHow does the preliminary judging work?
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    Preliminary judging is done by costume category during the day of the contest. Each category will have a time window. If you have a conflict with your category's designated window, or aren't sure what category to register as, stop by the judging room and talk to registration about an alternate time. To learn more about the preliminary judging process, visit the costume contest event page.
  • QWhat are the costume contest categories?
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    Individuals can apply to be judged in one of the following catergories: Youth (ages 11 - 15), Tailors (needlework focus), Soldiers (emphasis on armor), Tinkers (emphasis on hardware), and Beyond Human (costumes that are really big). Final placement will be at the discretion of the judges and contest organizers. Click here for additional details about the costume contest.

  • QWhat are the prizes for winning the costume contest?
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    Each category winner wins $200, and runner-ups win $100. The best costume across all the categories will take home an additional $500 for Best in Show! Bring your A-game!
  • QWhat are the rules of the costume contest?
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    You can find a complete list of contest rules on the costume contest event page.
  • QWill there be a costume contest?
    A
    Yes! We will have our annual costume contest and after-party, as well as a kids contest for our guests that are ages 10 and under. You can find more information about each in the Special Events section of our website!
  • QAm I able to move or raise my artist alley table?
    A
    No--all tables need to remain where there are when you arrive for setup.
  • QAre there restrictions on what is allowed to be sold/displayed in the Artist Alley?
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    Artist Alley table materials must consist of primarily (90%) paper goods. They may not be used for the sale of CD's/DVDs, clothing, bags, sculptures, jewelry or plushies. They are exclusively for use by creators who have artwork or other items directly related to their work for sale at their table, such as prints, sketch books, original art, commissions etc.
  • QCan I purchase additional exhibitor badges?
    A
    You can purchase up to 4 additional badges per inline or corner booth and up to 2 additional badges per artist alley table. The cost of each badge is $75 and may be purchased by emailing prbrister@rosecitycomiccon.com. You will need to provide the company/display name from your application along with the number of badges you would like to purchase. Please include a credit card number for payment as well as the CVV, expiration date and the billing zip code.
  • QCan I transfer my booth to someone else?
    A
    As per our terms and conditions, the transferring, reselling, or sub-licensing of tables or booths is not allowed. In the case of multiple parties sharing one exhibit space, the person whose name appears of this contract assumes full responsibility for that space.
  • QDo I need to bring ID to pick up my exhibitor badges for my booth or table?
    A
    The contact person on your original application will need to bring picture ID to check in and they will be given all exhibitor badges for your booth or Artist Alley table. If you need to change the contact or will be sending someone other than the main contact to check in, you will need to email prbrister@rosecitycomiccon.com.
  • QDoes my booth/artist alley table come with electricity?
    A
    If you require electricity you will need to purchase it through the Oregon Convention Center when you receive your booth or table number.
  • QIs there a height restriction for booth and table displays?
    A
    In the Artist Alley, banners and displays behind tables must be no more than 8 feet from the floor, 5.5 feet wide, and 2 inches deep; and they must be freestanding. No rolling racks, shelving or other display items will be allowed behind artist tables. Table displays must be no more than 4ft from table top, with displays facing in. No displays may obstruct the views of other artists.


    In the exhibitor area, anything over 15 feet in height should have event management approval in advance of setup.
  • QWhat is included with my booth/table purchase?
    A
    One inline booth includes:

    • 10x10 space with pipe and drape

    • (1) 8x2 table

    • 2 chairs

    • 2 exhibitor badges


    One corner booth includes:

    • 10x10 space with pipe and drape

    • (2) 8x2 tables

    • 4 chairs

    • 4 exhibitor badges


    One Artist Alley table includes:

    • (1) 6x2 draped table

    • 2 chairs

    • 2 exhibitor badges

  • QWhat is the cancellation policy?
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    In the event you want to cancel or withdraw from the exhibition, you may do so by giving written notice to RCCC, by certified mail, return receipt requested. The date of cancellation withdrawal or downsize in space as applicable shall be the post mark date on the notice. Cancellation 180 days or more before the date of the exhibition entitles you to a refund amounting to 50% of your total payment. If you cancel within 180 days or less of the exhibition date, you are not eligible for a refund. Please refer to the cancellation policy in the Terms and Conditions section of the RCCC Exhibitor application for further information. To request a copy of the RCCC Exhibitor Terms and Conditions, please email prbrister@rosecitycomiccon.com.
  • QWhat is the difference between a maker/craftsman and an artist/creator?
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    A maker/craftsman is an individual who is selling or displaying handmade items such as jewelry, plush, key chains, buttons, clothing etc. An artist/creator is an individual who is selling or displaying any of their own print art such as comics, posters, books, paintings etc. (paper products only).
  • QWhen can I expect to check in, load in, and set up?
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    Check-in, load-in and setup will begin the day before the show. The hours and times will be available about a month before the show.
  • QWhen will I receive my booth/artist alley location?
    A
    All vendors will receive an email when their locations will be available to be viewed on our website, about a month prior to the show. This email will also include information on check-in, setup, and load-in times, as well as other extras you may consider renting for your space. This email will be sent by prbrister@rosecitycomiccon.com. Please make sure that this email is listed in your contacts as a safe sender to ensure that you receive it.
  • QCan I take photos?
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    Photography is allowed, but not in high-traffic areas. This includes near doors, escalators, and in busy hallways. Please move to a designated photography area to take photos. Inappropriate photography will be subject to our harassment policy. Please read our photography policy for complete details.
  • QI’m an attendee. Where can I park if I drive to RCCC?
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    If you are driving to Rose City Comic Con, you will find ample street and bus parking in the surrounding area. In addition, the Oregon Convention Center provides on-site parking in its clean and secure underground parking garage. On-site parking information can be found here.
  • QI’m an exhibitor. Where should I park when I arrive at RCCC?
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    Special exhibitor and vendor parking is available for a weekend rate of $60 USD. The parking is located behind the Oregon Convention Center on NE 1st Ave. This lot is for RCCC exhibitors only and allows overnight parking with in and out privileges. Exhibitor parking may be purchased onsite during check in. Be aware that spaces are limited, and large vehicles may require more than one parking permit.
  • QWhat are the general rules?
    A
    You can find a complete list of RCCC rules here!
  • QCan I buy the tickets at any local stores this year?
    A
    Yes, we will have badges on sale in local comic book stores about 6 weeks prior to the event.
  • QCan I purchase additional exhibitor badges?
    A
    You can purchase up to 4 additional badges per inline or corner booth and up to 2 additional badges per artist alley table. The cost of each badge is $75 and may be purchased by emailing prbrister@rosecitycomiccon.com. You will need to provide the company/display name from your application along with the number of badges you would like to purchase. Please include a credit card number for payment as well as the CVV, expiration date and the billing zip code.
  • QCan I trade my autograph ticket for a photo-op ticket?
    A
    The tickets for autographs and photo-ops are not interchangeable. All autograph sales are final. For assistance with photo-op purchases, please contact photo support.
  • QDo I need to bring ID to pick up my exhibitor badges for my booth or table?
    A
    The contact person on your original application will need to bring picture ID to check in and they will be given all exhibitor badges for your booth or Artist Alley table. If you need to change the contact or will be sending someone other than the main contact to check in, you will need to email prbrister@rosecitycomiccon.com.
  • QHow do I receive my badge and merchandise that I ordered online?
    A
    Badge and merchandise orders placed before July 15th will be mailed to the shipping address specified in the order form. Orders placed after July 15th must be picked up at the event in Ticketing Hall A of the Oregon Convention Center. For pick up, you will need a printed copy of the order confirmation or a copy of the confirmation email on your smart phone.
  • QHow do I receive my pre-purchased tickets and/or lanyards?
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    Bring a paper ticket, a printed copy of your ticket confirmation, or show us your ticket confirmation on your smart phone to exchange for a badge and/or pre-purchased lanyards at one of the following locations:

    • Sept 8 - 10 at the Oregon Convention Center at the ticketing hall

    • Other locations still to be determined.

  • QIs there a military discount?
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    All active military, reservist, and guards personnel will receive a 3 day pass with proof of active military ID, available for pickup at the show's ticketing hall.

    For retired and honorably discharged veterans, we will be offering we are offering passes to a veterans organization to handle distribution. In 2016 we used VetTix.org and will likely use them again for this event year. If you haven't done so already, you will need to create an account and verify your status through the VetTix.org system.
  • QWhat if I have special attendee requirements?
    A
    Please contact the Oregon Convention Center or review their website for details on accommodations. You may also email our info line at info@rosecitycomiccon.com with your specific question or request.
  • QWhat if I lose my badge?
    A
    Badges that are lost, stolen or damaged cannot be replaced.  Please take care of your badge--it is your only valid entry into the event.
  • QWhat if the guest or panel I want to see is on a day I don’t have a badge for?
    A
    You can call ShowClix customer support 888-718-4253 - Mon-Fri from 9am-9pm ET. to upgrade your ticket to another day. However, supplies are limited so purchasing a weekend pass is a great way to make sure you don't miss anything!
  • QWhat is the refund policy?
    A
    Tickets and Badges are non-refundable.
  • QWhat is the transfer policy?
    A
    Tickets are 100% transferable through the date listed on the ticket. No transaction needs to occur--just pass the ticket confirmation on to the new party.