FAQS

Rose City Comic Con is Portland’s premier pop-culture event. It is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone!

While our primary focus is that of comics, comic creators, and the creative process, Rose City Comic Con also provides its attendees with access to gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and everything in between. Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding, fun, and family-friendly event experience.

Rose City Comic Con is produced by LeftField Media, a boutique event company made up of passionate fans and experienced convention organizers.

Rose City Comic Con takes place at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97232),  which is located in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Rose City Comic Con is Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Show Floor Hours
Friday: 1 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

All attendees three-years-old and up need a ticket to enter Rose City Comic Con.  We recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult, and all children under 13 must have an adult with them while attending Rose City Comic Con.

Hotel information is coming soon! Check back for more info!

Absolutely! Rose City Comic Con encourages costumes and cosplay.  Please make sure, though, your costume follows our costume and cosplay policy

Attendees who do not follow to these guidelines may be required to modify their costumes, refused entry, or asked to leave.

Yes! Whether you want to be part of Artist Alley or sell from your retail shop, we’d love to have you on the show floor. More information can be found here.

Within reason! We don’t want you to fall over because you haven’t eaten. However, the convention center (not us) would prefer you eat their food. But, we understand that you may have a need related to a special diet, or perhaps just want a small snack or two for the kids. (But, don’t tell the convention center we told you that…or let them read this…)

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.

Yes. In keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, RCCC enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear. Clothing with rude, vulgar, or offensive language or graphics is not permitted at any time. Admission to RCCC may be denied if clothing is deemed by RCCC management to be inappropriate.

You will bring the QR code you received when you made your purchase. This would have been emailed to the email address you used at the time of purchase. You can bring this QR code/Barcode with you to be scanned at the time of redemption at the guests location.

If you do not have your badges, you will bring your ShowClix confirmation QR code with you (on your phone is fine) and head into registration/ticketing. From there you can exchange your tickets for badges and head over to the fulfillment station located in the same room where we will scan that QR code and give you the items purchased in advance.

If you already have your badges, you can head right over to the fulfillment station which is also located in registration/ticketing.

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 parking garage. On-site parking information can be found here.

Yes, there is. This year we have put in place a bag check to ensure no weapons are brought into the convention center. The entrance points for the event will be at the corner of Holiday and Martin Luther King intersection, the North East side fo the building. We will have directional signs along with staff on hand should you have any questions.

Entry Points:

  • VIP, FastPasses, Premium Pass holder will enter through the VIP security check point.
  • Anyone requiring accessibility access will also enter through the VIP Security check point
  • All other badge holders, Weekend, Friday, Saturday, Pros, Media, Exhibitors, Guests, and Artist Alley will use the Main GA entrance.
  • If you park in the Convention Center garage, please head straight to the garage elevators, we will have a bag check there and route you directly into the convention center.

Pets are not permitted at Rose City Comic Con, with the exception of guide, signal, or service animals (as defined by state and local laws).

Rose City Comic Con strives to create an inclusive and friendly environment for all of its attendees. We are happy to provide a variety of services to help you enjoy your experience! Read the full policy here.

Well, we want to make sure everyone stays safe and have taken this measure to ensure just that. We aren’t looking for anything other than weapons. Food, snacks, beverages, etc are allowed. It should be a very quick process, a quick look in the bag and away you go.

Please note: We DO NOT hold any items that are not allowed at the show for pick up later.

You can find a complete list of RCCC rules here!

Yes and no. As with any event with a large attendance, you may have to wait in line at times. But we are always working to keep those lines moving quickly and efficiently as possible. To be sure you don’t miss anything, we are opening the doors to the convention center 2 hours before the event starts.

  • 11am on Friday
  • 8am on Saturday
  • 8am on Sunday

No worries there–they love meeting their fans! If you just want to meet your favorite special guest or celebrity, give them a high-five, or just say a quick hello, jump in line and check that off your bucket list!

Yes, we do have a costume contest.

We know some of you like hugs, but please don’t carry around a sign saying so. Ask politely before hugging a stranger; you could really hurt someone by tackling (aka “glomping”) them. Respect each other and we’ll all have a better time!

Rose City Comic Con is a safe place. Please view our harassment policy page for details.

Only simulated or costume weapons are allowed at the Rose City Comic Con as part of your costume. Please refer to our weapons policy page for further guidelines. No real swords, bats, shields, or heavy staffs are allow.

Yes, we will have badges on sale in local comic book stores about 6 weeks prior to the event.

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.

Badge and merchandise orders placed before July 28th will be mailed to the shipping address specified in the order form. Orders placed after August 4th, 2018 must be picked up at the event in Ticketing / Badge exchange location 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.

Yes, we do mail badges.

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 in the ticketing hall.

For retired and honorably discharged veterans, we will be offering passes to a veterans organization to handle distribution. We typically use VetTix.org each year. If you haven’t done so already, you will need to create an account and verify your status through the VetTix.org system. More information will be added at a later time. Please be sure to follow VetTix.org for announcements on availability.

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.

Please contact the Oregon Convention Center or review their website for details on accommodations. You can check out our accessibility policy here. You may also email our info line at info@rosecitycomiccon.com with your specific question or request.

Tickets to Rose City Comic Con will be available online and at the door – and we’d recommend you purchase your tickets in advance via our Tickets Page. Buy your tickets in advance to save some dough as tickets will be cheaper before the event than online during the show and at the door.

If you have a problem with your tickets, please contact info@rosecitycomiccon.com.

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.

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!

Tickets and Badges are non-refundable.

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.

We’re always looking for new, interesting, and fun programming! Fill out an application when they are available!

Check out our Rose City Comic Con Crew page for information.

Typically, yes, but not always. You would need to ask each guest individually.