Even for convention veterans, getting autographs at San Diego Comic-Con can be one of the most confusing procedures there is – and that’s in large part because almost no two autograph sessions are run the same way. For some, simply showing up at the booth on the exhibit floor in time for the signing is enough. For others, you must head to Sails first thing in the morning to draw for a ticket to the signing to be allowed to come back later in the day for the signing. For some even more, you have to head to the booth first thing in the morning for an autograph ticket. Yes, even us con vets can get a bit overwhelmed at all the different procedures.
However, in our ongoing mission to make the convention experience a little easier, we’ve put together a guide for how the ticket drawing procedure for specific booths will work this year. We will be breaking down the procedure by exhibit hall booth.
For information on how ticket drawing in the Sails Pavilion work, please see our Guide to Autograph Ticket Drawings in the Sails Pavilion.
You can also find the complete list of all autograph sessions that we know about (except those in the official Sails Autograph Area, which will be announced by Comic-Con International) in our Announced Autographs List.
Remember as we get closer to the main event, more information will be added. We will update whenever we have new information to share so be sure to check back often.
- Wristbands required for all signings. A limited number of wristbands will be given out on The Green the day of. First come, first served.
- *Please Note – Not all Dark Horse signings will be ticketed. Please check our autograph post or at the booth to see if the signing you want is ticketed or not.* – Some signings require a *wristband* for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events. Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
FOX – Booth #4229
- While Comic-Con International still has yet to reveal ticket procedures for Fox booth, last year’s ticket draw for autograph sessions at the Fox Booth was the following: The line will form in the autograph area of the Sails Pavilion once the doors open to allow Attendees into the building. For more information please visit CCI’s autograph page.
- Only some of the signings scheduled at the Image Comics booth will be ticketed, and for those, wristbands will be given out. Wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.
- Please note that Marvel ticketed events and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning at 9:15 AM daily at the Marvel Booth (#2329).
- PRH Booth signings require tickets that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are distributed 10 minutes before each event unless otherwise noted. (M) = tickets will be available as soon as the show floor opens on the day of the scheduled event
- WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.
If you don’t see drawing guidelines for a specific booth listed in our guide, then your best bet is to check with the booth where the signing event you’re interested in is happening, multiple times, to make sure you understand their procedures. We’ll also be adding information on how the procedure worked at other booths last year as well, until we get 2017 info.
Since things can change last minute, especially during the convention, we always recommend checking official press releases from the various companies that you are interested in, as well as checking with the booth itself multiple times during the convention to make sure that the autograph signing procedure is still the same.
Have a question about another booth? Let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer.