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Frequently Asked Questions

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 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Show Floor Hours
Friday: 1 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Programming runs until 9:30 PM on Saturday
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Ensuring the safety of all our fans and exhibitors is our top priority, and we are following the suggestions of CDC, US, and state public health guidelines as they develop around the COVID-19 virus. For complete details on how these guidelines will affect the event, please click here to view our COVID-19 information page.

All attendees 3 years 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.

Rose City Comic Con tickets are non-refundable.

Yes, we do! Visit our official partner, Group Travel Associates, to find great rooms near the convention center.

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. 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! 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.

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.

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.

Technically, no. Outside food and drink it not permitted inside the Oregon Convention Center. But if you need to keep some snacks on your 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.

Badges purchased prior to the TBD mailing deadline with the shipping option selected will be mailed. BADGES WILL NOT BE MAILED IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR ORDER. Any and all badges purchased after the mailing deadline 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!

Yes, you can purchase your Rose City Comic Con badge from a local shop, while supplies last!

Participating shops:

  • TBD

You can swap or upgrade your ticket yourself! Here’s how:

  • Visit http://growtix.com/
  • Click SIGN IN
  • Click MY TICKETS
  • Create an account using the same email address you used to purchase your tickets
  • Verify your email address and sign in to your account
  • Click on your name located at the top right
  • Click MY ORDERS
  • Click on the order you want to update
  • Click either SWAP or UPGRADE

Badges that are lost, stolen or damaged cannot be replaced. Please take care of your badgeit is your only valid entry into the event.

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.

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

If you pre-purchase merchandise items you will be able to pick up your items on site at the Official Rose City Comic Con Merch Booth by showing your Growtix purchase confirmation. This may be printed or on your smartphone, whatever is easier for you!

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).

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. Rest assured we are always working to keep those lines moving quickly and efficiently as possible, especially with social distancing concerns. To be sure you don’t miss anything, we are opening the doors to the convention center two hours before the event starts.

  • 11 AM on Friday
  • 8 AM on Saturday
  • 8 AM on Sunday

No worries therethey 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 cosplay contest! You can read more about it here.

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 for further guidelines. No real swords, bats, shields, or heavy staffs are allow.

The advance tickets for are sold and managed through our partner, Epic Photo Ops. For assistance with purchases, please contact support@epicphotoops.com.

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.

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

Tickets are 100% transferable through the date listed on the ticket. All you need to do is pass the ticket 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 SIGN IN
  3. Click MY TICKETS
  5. Create an account using the same email address you used to purchase your tickets
  6. Verify your email address and sign in to your account
  7. Click on your name located at the top right
  8. Click MY ORDERS
  9. Click on the order you want to update

Check out our Crew page for information.

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.

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

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.