CONVENTION DAY HAS ARRIVED!! Some tips for helping you make the most of your day:
Finding Your Way, Planning Your Day: PICK UP A PROGRAM or USE THE DIGITAL VERSION! Come up with a plan in advance of which panels & presentations you want to catch to save time (and avoid disappointment!) at the show.
Getting into the Show FAST At the London Convention Centre main doors: if you are facing the doors, the line into the left side is the express line for pre-purchased tickets (STILL AVAILABLE), the line on the right side is the line for new purchases. Fans with pre-purchased tickets should have their ticket ready for scanning as early as 9:00 am – – our team will be coming out into the lines to pre-check these tickets for speedy entry as soon as 10:00 am hits. New ticket sales won’t start until after the express line has entered the building after 10:30 am, so while day-of tickets can be bought at the door, if you want the fastest entry an advanced ticket is the way to go!
New Show Hours for 2018 This years show starts at 10:00 am and the exhibitor floor is open until 8:00 pm! There is also events taking place into the evening including the all-new Witches & Wizards Fall Fling!
Cosplay! Cosplay! Cosplay! If bringing props into the convention centre please make sure they abide by our props policy: have any weapon-like props tagged at the registration desk on arrival. Remember, when traveling with an imitation prop weapon, please store it properly for your safety and the safety of others.
Group photo times in the Clubs Atrium (top of escalators) for selected cosplay themes are Furries at 11:30 am, Marvel at 11:45 pm, DC at 12:00 pm, Star Wars at 12:15 pm, Disney at 12:30 pm. Watch for the photographer from Fanshawe College!
Cosplayer’s don’t forget about the COSPLAY LOUNGE with mirrors and repair kits. This is also the area for registration for the Cosplay Contests. Best of all: ALL COSPLAY CONTESTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO ENTER.
Getting the Best Seats: Throughout the day that panels & presentation seating is first-come-first-served, our team will be doing their best throughout the day to maximize seating – – for busy panels, out of courtesy to your fellow fans, please do not leave buffer seats.
Panel Etiquette: if lining up for a panel or presentation please use the marked lines and avoid blocking the hallway if possible. We also ask you to exit the panel room as soon as possible once the panel ends to make way for the next panel. Out of fairness to all guests, panel rooms will be cleared out before the next panel begins (except for during the evening programming block). Panels, presentations, and events continue well into the evening both days even after the exhibitor floor closes. Check your schedule for details!
Photo Etiquette: Please remember, Cosplay is Not Consent: please do not touch other guests or take their photos without permission. Most cosplayers LOVE having their photo taken but want to put their best foot forward for you! Help them do this by asking permission before posing for a photo and respecting their space.
FOOD & DRINK: Concession stands are available inside the convention centre along with Mega Cone Creamery’s truck out front. There are also a large number of great nearby restaurants in Downtown London. Re-entry to the convention is permitted (providing the show has not reached capacity) so feel free to explore the area for lunch! Please note, for the safety and comfort of all guests the Convention Centre has asked that fans do not bring outside food and drink into the convention (though water bottles for hydration are okay).
Don’t miss the evening programming! The Witches & Wizards Fall Fling Dance and MORE are taking place starting at 8:00 pm and running into the evening. Get your Fall Fling upgrade ticket now!
ENJOY YOUR DAY! Our team and volunteers are here to help you have a great morning and afternoon. Have patience: if anything is not as it should be throughout the day, mention it to the nearest volunteer and we will do everything we can to correct it as soon as possible. Make sure to check out ALL areas of the show: the exhibitor floor, the Interactive Zone presented by Digital Extremes, the Board Game Area by Lion Rampant… and don’t forget the outdoor Demo Fields out back!