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Health and Safety Guidelines for ICC 2021

We are incredibly excited to finally get back together and celebrate all things comic and pop culture with our Indiana Comic Convention friends and family. As we have gotten closer to our event on October 15-17, 2021, our community has understandably had questions related to our health and safety guidelines for the upcoming show. We hope all of our guests, attendees, staff, vendors, and “heroes” feel as safe as possible while attending this year’s event.

In that spirit, while attendance requirements will always be in flux during these uncertain times, we would like to share a few important updates regarding our health and safety protocols inside the Indiana Convention Center:
1. Attendees will have touchless temperature checks when entering;
2. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout; and
3. Masks will be required for all attendees, including guests, attendees, staff,
vendors, and “heros.”


We were also pleased to learn that the Indiana Convention Center achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council Accreditation (GBAC) for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR enables facilities to create and maintain an organized, effective approach to work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. More information about this topic can be found on the Indiana Convention Center website.


We are committed to the health and safety of our attendees and will continue to follow the necessary protocols and the latest health precautions. With the fluid nature of these times, please follow our social media pages and website for the most up-to-date information
on our health and safety guidelines and, as necessary, any adjustments made closer to or during the Indiana Comic Convention. We understand that these protocols may not please everyone and that no health and
safety protocols can guarantee the health and safety of our attendees. (If we could, we would!) If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to request a refund due to these attendance requirements, please contact us at [email protected]

*Please note that all guidelines are subject to change.


Mask Guidelines:


Accordingly, regardless of vaccination status, everyone will be required to wear an approved face covering at all times while attending Indiana Comic Convention, except while actively eating or drinking. Approved face coverings are those that fit properly and snugly, secure under your chin, and fully cover your nose and mouth. Prohibited face coverings include face coverings with exhalation valves, face coverings that are unable to be secured under your chin, face coverings made of mesh materials, face
coverings that contain holes or are significantly damaged, and costume masks. This policy applies to all attendees, including cosplayers, exhibitors, guests, artists, and staff. We will continue to evaluate this policy and post updates as they are available. Indiana Comic Convention reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to eject any individual for failure to wear an appropriate face covering.

 

Tickets

Q: How can I purchase Indiana Comic Convention tickets
A: You can pre-order tickets by visiting the “Tickets” section of our website. You can also purchase tickets at the door during the convention via cash and credit card.

Q: What is the refund policy for tickets
A: Tickets are non-refundable.

 Q: I pre-ordered my tickets; How do I redeem my pre-order for my Indiana Comic Convention credential?
A: You should have received two emails shortly after your online purchase. The email titles will be “Your IMAGINARIUM, LLC Tickets” and “Event Payment Details”. If you can’t find them in your inbox, check your SPAM folder as well as they sometimes end up there. In the “Your IMAGINARIUM, LLC Tickets” email, you’ll find your printable tickets. Bring your pre-order printout(s) with you to the “Will Call” area so that they can be scanned. We can also scan them from your smartphone.

Q: I pre-ordered more than one ticket through Eventbrite, but all of them show the same purchaser name. Can someone whose name is NOT on the Eventbrite pre-order still redeem it
A: Someone besides yourself can take initial redemption of the ticket(s) and subsequent credentials. We don’t check ID’s; we just need a valid, unscanned ticket. However, once credentials are used by the chosen individuals for entry into the convention, the credentials cannot be transferred to other/additional individuals.

Q: Does my credential allow for re-entry
A: Yes, as long as your credential is valid for that day and is unbroken and untampered with.

Q: Do you offer “professional registration” or discounts for industry professionals
A: Not at this time.

Q: Do you offer group/bulk or military discounts
A: We don’t offer any discounts at this time. We price the tickets as low as we can to start with.

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Celebrity Autographs

Q: Where can I find the celebrity autograph schedule
A: The celebrity schedules can be found on the FREE Indiana Comic Convention phone app (available for iPhone and Android).

Q: Can I purchase a celebrity autograph online
A: No. Celebrity autographs are sold onsite during exhibit hall hours, and are cash only.

Q: How/where do I purchase a celebrity autograph
A: You would go to the “Star Signing” area of the exhibit hall. Once there, you would proceed to a given celebrity’s queue and purchase however many autographs you want. Autograph sales are cash only.

Q: How much do celebrity guests charge for autographs
A: It varies from celebrity to celebrity. Pricing can be found on our homepage directly below the image of each celebrity guest.

 Q: How many autographs can I get from a celebrity guest
A: As many as you want! Keep in mind that celebrity guests charge per autograph. So, for example, five autographs would incur five charges.

Q: May I bring my own item from home for the celebrity to autograph
A: Yes!

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Celebrity Photo-Ops

Q: Where can I find the celebrity photo-op schedule
A: The celebrity schedules can be found on the FREE Indiana Comic Convention phone app (available for iPhone and Android).

Q: Can I purchase a celebrity photo-op online
A: No. Celebrity photo-ops are sold onsite during exhibit hall hours, and are cash only.

Q: How/where do I purchase a celebrity photo-op
A: You would go to the “Star Photo-Ops” area of the exhibit hall. Once there, you would purchase a ticket for a given celebrity’s photo-op session and return at a pre-determined time to queue up for the photo-op. Photo-op sales are cash only.

Q: How much do celebrity guests charge for photo-ops
A: It varies from celebrity to celebrity. Pricing can be found on our homepage directly below the image of each celebrity guest.

Q: Are photo-op prices per person or per photo-op
A: Per photo-op. So, for a single purchase, there can be multiple attendees (up to 2 adults + 4 kids) included in the photo-op.

Q: How many attendees can be in a single photo-op
A: 2 adults + 4 kids.

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Guest Creators

Q: What days will guest artists and writers be in attendance
A: Unless otherwise noted on our homepage, they are expected to be in attendance for all three days of the convention.

Q: How do I meet a guest creator
A: Usually, guest creators are quite accessible. Most will be found at their table in the “Guest Artist Alley” section of the convention. On occasion, a creator will be setup at a booth instead. You can view the table/booth assignments on the FREE Indiana Comic Convention phone app (compatible with iPhone and Android) and the “Exhibitors” section of our website.

Q: Do guest creators charge for autographs
A: Not usually, but sometimes. It varies from creator to creator. Guest creators create and manage their own pricing.

Q: Do guest creators charge for convention sketches
A: Yes, usually. Pricing varies widely by creator, illustration complexity, size of illustration etc. Guest creators create and manage their own pricing.

Q: Will any comic grading companies be in attendance to take submissions and oversee signatures
A: CGC and CBCS usually setup. Please check the “Exhibitors” section of our website and/or the FREE Indiana Comic Convention app (available for iPhone and Android) for the full exhibitor list to ensure that they will be in attendance.

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Cosplay

Q: What are the rules regarding cosplay weapons and props
A: Convention staff and security reserve the right to inspect all attendees’ props to ensure that no authentic weapons of any kind are brought onto the convention center property or into the convention center building. By attending the convention, all attendees expressly agree and consent to this inspection and waive any and all objections. Any and all authentic weapons are strictly prohibited and those found or identified during any such inspection may be confiscated by convention staff and security.

Ultimately, venue security and Indiana police will decide what is allowed and not allowed into the convention. However, you can assume that the following will NOT be allowed:

  • Any real firearms.
  • Any metal weapon with an exposed point or sharpened edge (swords, spears, arrows etc).
  • Metal or wooden baseball bats and/or clubs.
  • Any weapon or prop that produces a flame.
  • Airsoft, paintball, and bb/pellet weapons.

 Q: What is your harassment policy
A: If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of Indiana Comic Convention staff immediately.

Indiana Comic Convention is dedicated to a harassment-free con experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality or national origin, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment. In most circumstances, those involved in such behavior will be expelled from the convention.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion); overt adult images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of panels or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Those asked to stop any harassing behavior or exit the convention for such behavior are expected to comply immediately.

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Panels/Programming/Contests

Q: Where can I find the schedule of convention events
A: The event schedule can be found on the FREE Indiana Comic Convention phone app (available for iPhone and Android).

Q: Does it cost anything extra to attend celebrity Q&A panels
A: Nope!

Q: Does it cost anything extra to attend panels, contests, and other events
A: Nope! There might be an exception from time to time, but they are rare and the price would be noted in the event listing.

Q: Do I need to sign up to attend panels, contests, and other events
A: Most panels and events do not require registration. For the few that do, the event description will instruct you on how to register.

Q: When/how can I sign up for the Cosplay Contest
A: Registration for the Cosplay Contest will be held at Event Reg. and will begin as soon as the convention opens on Saturday. Spaces are limited, and they are first-come, first-served!

Q: How can I be a panelist or performer
A: Check the “Events” page on our website for panel/performance submission information. Spaces fill up quickly, so if submissions are still being accepted, be sure to submit yours as soon as possible!

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Handicapped/ADA

Q: Are you accessible
A: Fully.

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Exhibitors/Vendors/Artist Alley

Q: Where can I find a list of the attending exhibitors and artists
A: The full exhibitor and artist alley list can be found on the FREE Indiana Comic Convention phone app (available for iPhone and Android), as well as the “Exhibitors” section of our website. The list isn’t usually posted until it’s fairly close to showtime. 

Q: How can I be an exhibitor
A: Apply on the “Exhibitors” page of our website. All applications will be reviewed. If approved, you’ll be sent a Paypal invoice.

Q: Do exhibitors/vendors accept credit cards for purchases
A: Most of them do.

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Press/PR

Q: How can I get press passes
A: Press passes are strictly controlled. Generally speaking, press passes are given only to the major network affiliates (ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX), the major newspaper, and the highest rated radio stations in the region. There are the occasional exceptions though.

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Staffing Inquiries

Q: How do I sign up to become a “Hero – Team Member?”
A: If you have a passion for all things nerdy, and love helping people have a FANTASTIC experience, we want you! Please email [email protected]riumagency.org and someone will be in contact with you soon.

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Sponsorships

Q: How can I/my company become an official Indiana Comic Convention sponsor
A: It’s quite rare that we engage in sponsorship deals as we highly value and cherish our Indiana Comic Convention brand, and are sensitive to maintaining its purity. However, if the appropriate strategic partner comes along and the circumstances are right, sponsorships are possible.

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