Guide to Autograph Ticket Drawing Procedures for SDCC 2017 Exhibit Booths

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.

The Featured booths for ticket drawings include: Adult SwimDark HorseImage Comics – MarvelPenguin Random House – Warner Bros (* featured booths to be added as they are announced*) 

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.

ADULT SWIM – on the green

  • Wristbands required for all signings. A limited number of wristbands will be given out on The Green the day of.  First come, first served.

DARK HORSE – Booth #2615

  • *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.

IMAGE COMICS – Booth #2729   

  • 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.

MARVEL – Booth #2329

  • 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).

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE  [NEW]

  • 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

WARNER BROS – Booth #4545

  • 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.

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  • Victoria Saad Martire

    Hi, I’m a big fan of all WB tv shows and I would like to know how it works– I should go to the everyone else line and then go to the specific line and try to get a ticket/ wristband. But if I would like to get an autograph of all the Wb shows, should I get the ticket for one and then go to the everyone else line AGAIN? or can I just stay in and go to another tv show autograph line?

  • Kathleen Wheeler

    How about The Walking Dead autograph session? How does that work?

  • Diane S

    If I were to get the drawings and wristbands of what I wanted most It would be TWD and Izombie. I have been told that for TWD that they draw on and off at the booth at random to give all the same odds as it were… Does anyone know if the is true? And dear Izombie(and the WB gods) I would so love a shot to meet Liv, Ravi, Major, Blaine and the rest. I cannot get to a 6am drawing up in sales. I have a disable child and must wait for her care giver to get here and make the drive to the convention center. No staying overnight for this girl or staying late the night before. Hours are limited to the amount of time my child can get care.I hope you will consider doing the drawing at 9am the day of or the day before. There is NOT a time for the autograph session for Izombie. Anyone know info on this?????

  • In years past for AMC, they have given out at different times — sometimes morning of, sometimes night before. Your best bet is basically just to keep heading over to the booth and keep asking. Explain your situation to them, see what they can do.

  • In years past for AMC, they have given out at different times — sometimes morning of, sometimes night before. Your best bet is basically just to keep heading over to the booth and keep asking.

  • Diane S

    Any ideas with IZOMBIE?

  • iZombie will be at WB, and a ticket draw up in Sails like usual. You can always go try to talk to them.

  • TomWitwicky

    so you have to choose… waiting for the hall h and “see” the stars, or waiting for the drawing and see the stars. CRAP

  • abbygail

    once you’re in the “everything else Line” which you should be getting in line the day before if possible to get ahead of everyone else which grows rapidly. Once you’re let inside you will make your way to the sails pavilion where all the autograph areas are labeled with signs, it is a lottery system so you try to pick out a ticket with a stamp on it and if you’re lucky you get a wristband if not you can go back into the autograph line and try again. Hope this helps

  • Kay

    Can volunteers line up for to draw for autographs? Just wanted to make sure since funko doesn’t let volunteers line up

  • Diane S

    Has anyone ever asked the WB or any of the other autographs that do the 6am draw…. Why? I guess I understand the draws for the toy groups in a way . If you have young kids, they do the am. It’s just the 6 am draw works really well for those that want to resale as they go to SDCC for that reason. Cant tell you how many people we see getting into waiting cars about the time we are going to park with huge bags of toys. What is wrong with 9? I will try to talk to the WB as I can’t leave the house til 8am. Autistic is not easy. I have to follow my daughters rule first and yup, Hall H is a no go as well.

  • fadedtoblue

    Alright, this is my second time at SDCC but first time trying for autographs and the general feeling I’m getting for Marvel autographs is “HAHHAHAHA good luck.” Is there any way at all for me to plan this and improve my chances, even if just infinitesimally? I’m angling for Defenders on Saturday…