Frequently Asked Questions

General 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 6 – Sunday, September 8, 2023.

(Hours subject to change)

Building Access Hours for Attendees:
Friday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Show Floor Hours:
Friday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM (12:30 PM for Premium & Fast Pass)
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (9:30 AM for Premium & Fast Pass)
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (9:30 AM for Premium & Fast Pass)

Badge FAQs

All attendees 3 years old and up need a badge to enter Rose City Comic Con.

The Kids badge is good for children aged 3 to 10 years old, and is valid for all three days at Rose City Comic Con. Attendees ages 11 and up need a regular badge to enter.

If your little one is 2 or under, we welcome them for free!

We recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult, and all children under 11 must have an adult with them while attending Rose City Comic Con.

You will be able to buy badges online here when 2023 badge sales resume on March 1, 2024!

Badges purchased prior to the July 31 mailing deadline with the shipping option selected will be mailed.

We do not ship badges Internationally, which includes Canada and Mexico, or to territories outside the domestic United States.

BADGES WILL NOT BE MAILED IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR ORDER.

Badges purchased after July 31 will not be shipped and must be picked up at the show from Registration.

We encourage everyone to purchase in advance to minimize long lines and large crowds!

Badges will be mailed closer to the show. If you do not receive them within a week of the show, please contact us at [email protected].

To pick up badges purchased after the mailing deadline, please head to Registration in Pre-Function Lobby A during the below hours:

Friday, September 22 – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 24 – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

(Hours may be subject to change)

Jump the Line cards will not be mailed. They will need to be picked up on-site. Further pick up instructions will be sent the week of the show.

Yes! All active military, reservists, and guard personnel can receive a $5 discount on badges with proof of active military ID on site at Registration.

Badges are 100% transferable. All you need to do is pass the physical badge or badge confirmation on to the new party. To update the name and email assigned to the badge, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit http://growtix.com/
  2. Click CUSTOMER LOGIN
  3. Click CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (If you already have an account with Growtix, go to step 5)
  4. Create an account using the same email address you used to purchase your badges
  5. Verify your email address and sign in to your account
  6. Click on your name located at the top right
  7. Click MY ORDERS
  8. Click on the order you want to update
  9. Click on the EDIT button next to the name associated with the badge to update the name and email
Rose City Comic Con badges are non-refundable.

You can swap or upgrade your badge yourself! (Changes to badges being shipped must be made BEFORE the badge mailing deadline.) Here’s how:

  1. Visit http://growtix.com/
  2. Click CUSTOMER LOGIN
  3. Click CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (If you already have a Growtix account, go to step 5)
  4. Create an account using the same email address you used to purchase your tickets
  5. Verify your email address and sign in to your account
  6. Click on your name located at the top right
  7. Click MY ORDERS
  8. Click on the order you want to update
  9. Click either SWAP or UPGRADE

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.

We’re sorry, but you will need to go back to retrieve your badge. If you are unable to do so, you will need to purchase a new badge (subject to availability).

Information on press registration can be found on our press page.

Information on pro registration can be found on our pro badge page.

Celebrities, Programming, Photo Ops, and Autographs FAQs

Generally, yes! Access to most programming panels is included with your badge. However…

  • Some guests may have a panel that requires an additional paid ticket to attend. This information is typically divulged when the guest is announced.
  • Other guests may require a panel reservation process due to their demand. This information may not be divulged when the guest is announced as the level of a guest’s popularity may not always be immediately apparent. Rose City Comic Con reserves the right to implement a reservation system for panels that are trending toward overflowing or becoming unsafe.

With all programming panels, attendance cannot be guaranteed. Each panel room has a maximum capacity which is determined by a fire marshal, and once this capacity is hit, fans will no longer be able to gain entry.

No, we tried this model at Rose City Comic Con 2019 and found that the majority of our fans did not prefer it, so we’re back to basics! However, to ensure our cosplay contestants can do the rehearsal and tech check before the big show, we will be clearing after the last panel before the Cosplay Competition.

Another exception is if there is a paid panel or panel requiring a reservation. The room will be cleared before those panels.

Celebrity and creator guests are announced regularly! For more info, check out the guest page.

Most guests appear for all three days, but we also list the specific days they will be attending on our guest page.

Please note, guest schedules are subject to change without notice.

Autographing and photo ops schedules will be released closer to the event.

Once they go on sale, you can view autograph and photo ops pricing and pre-purchase via the Epic Photo Ops website. If you have an issue with your purchase, please contact Epic Photo Ops directly for assistance.

If the celebrity autograph or photo op you’re looking for is not listed for pre-purchase, they may have requested to sell onsite only.

Typically, yes, our guests will have headshots, included in the cost of the autograph, to be signed at their table.

Typically, yes, but not always. The signing of personal items is done at the guests’ discretion and may require an additional charge at their table.

Please 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. The QR code will be scanned at the time of redemption at the guests location.

It is up to each guest whether they will take a selfie or not. If they indicate in advance that they will take selfies, it will be listed on their autograph page on the Epic Photos website, otherwise, you would need to ask at their table.

The advance tickets for are sold and managed through our partner, Epic Photo Ops. For assistance with purchases, please contact them directly.

Graders and authenticators at the show will be added to this page.

Other FAQs

Yes! Check out our crew page for more information.

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. Applications for Artist Alley and Maker’s Market can be found here and our Exhibitor form be found here.

Yes, we do! You can now book in our hotel block through our Travel page.

If you are driving to Rose City Comic Con, there is street parking in the surrounding area. In addition, the Oregon Convention Center provides on-site parking in its clean and secure parking garage. Onsite parking information can be found here.

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! You can find more information and read the full policy here.

Yes, there is. We have put in place a bag check to ensure no weapons are brought into the convention center.

We do not restrict the type of bag you can bring to the show. All bags will be subject to a check by security before entry.

Absolutely! Rose City Comic Con encourages costumes and cosplay. Please make sure, though, your outfit 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.

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

Outside food and drink is not permitted inside the Oregon Convention Center. However, if you need to keep some snacks or water (no glass bottles) on you for medical reasons, that’s okay.

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.

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 has zero tolerance for harassment. You can view our full policy here.

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

We also welcome and review all guest suggestions! You can submit them through our virtual suggestion box!