Dublin Comic Con

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! DCC and the CCD are committed to making sure that all of our fans have the best experience that they can, but with the nature of the event and the popularity, the floors can get busy and crowded.
It can be a noisy place and due to photo shoots and autographs being a large part of the event it will entail standing around for long periods and while we do have Assistance bands available we ask that you please consider your individual needs when deciding whether to attend the event.

Listed below are the specifics relating to the venue;

 

Assisted Hearing

Liffey Meeting Rooms 1-5, Liffey Boardrooms 1-4, Wicklow Meeting Rooms 1-5, and the Ecocem Room have an induction loop system.

Liffey 1 and 2, Wicklow 1 and 2, The Forum, and The Liffey have infra-red radiators (two-channel system), which can be used with either a Stethoscope or neck-worn induction loop.

The Auditorium has infra-red radiators (seven-channel system), which can be used with either a Stethoscope or neck-worn induction loop.

Free stethoscopes are available to borrow. Alternatively, if you wear a hearing aid, you may borrow a neck-worn induction loop which can be used in conjunction with the “T” position on your hearing aid. Please ask a CCD Host to contact reception to avail of this service.


Lifts and Stairs

The CCD main entrance is accessible via a ramp.

We offer lift access to all levels, in addition to escalators and stairwells.

There are dedicated wheelchair users and companion seats in The Auditorium.

Parking

There are eight dedicated spaces in The CCD’s on-site car park for people with a disabled persons parking card or the equivalent international scheme.

The car park has a lift which accesses all floors.

There is a drop-off point outside the main entrance.

Car Parks near The CCD, operated separately, also have dedicated spaces for people with disabilities.

Wheelchair access

All meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.

The Auditorium has 20 spaces suitable for wheelchair users.

Toilets for people with disabilities

Toilets for people with disabilities are located throughout the venue on every floor. They all have an alarm pull cord system and are unisex.

Facilities for visitors with visual impairments

All rooms, halls, and toilets are signposted in large print and Braille.

CCD Hosts are available to assist visitors to their event or seat if required.

All lifts have Braille buttons.

A Describer system for the visually impaired is fitted in Liffey 1 and 2, Wicklow 1 and 2, The Forum, The Liffey, and The Auditorium. To find out if your event has a Describer please contact your Event Manager.

Fire and Emergency

Our CCD Security officers and CCD Hosts are fully trained in evacuation procedures for those with limited mobility.

In the event of an evacuation, you will be escorted to the nearest refuge by a CCD Host or member of CCD Security.

Refuges for customers with limited mobility are located throughout the venue.

If you have an Assistance Dog, the dog should also go to the refuge.

First Aid / Medical Assistance

Our CCD Security officers are trained in First-Aid.

Defibrillators are located in the Medical Suite, Security Control Room, and the large meeting rooms.

If you have any specific medical requirements or concerns please contact your Event Manager.

 

Yes, in addition to having 4 elevators covering all levels, aswell as 4 stair wells covering all levels and 2 escalators. We also allow those requiring special assistance entrance via the exhibitor/special assistance queue at 10.30am so that there is no need to join the main queue.

Simply speak to a member of staff at the entrance (we will also have assistance staff wearing IWA high vis jackets at the front of the building) or in the queue when you arrive and upon proof (ie IAA membership card, medical note etc) we will be able to allow you entry via the short queue as opposed to the main queue at the time you have purchased the ticket for. You may be able to wait in the foyer but will not be allowed entry until your ticketed time.

We are afraid carers must obtain their own ticket at this moment in time. You must apply via this Application Form (Summer 2024)

 

A carers ticket is a general entry only ticket and does not entitle you to free photoshoots, VIP tickets etc. The appropriate ticket must be purchased for those add ons

Please do not be offended if the staff asks you a few questions or for proof listed below as we want to ensure the system is not abused.

  • Disability Allowance letter

  • Letter from a medical professional

  • D/deaf or blind registration

  • IAA Autism ID card, or an associated membership card (Family Carers Ireland Card), GP letter or hospital consultant letter

If you do not have proof ie. IAA card ( Only cards valid before 28th Feb 2019 before IAA closure) or medical note, just speak to our staff and explain the situation but please respect their decision on a case by case basis.

As I Am , Ireands National Autism Charity will begin issuing Autism ID cards. You can find more information here https://asiam.ie/autism-id-card-announcement/

We have set aside an area on Level 2 with food/tables, Level 3 and a rest area to allow an area for you and the small ones to rest.

We have a dedicated quiet room located on Level 1 which can be located on floorplans or simply ask staff on the day so you are prepared.

We have set aside an area on Level 2 with food/tables, Level 3 and a rest area to allow an area for you and the small ones to rest.

We have a dedicated quiet room located on Level 1 which can be located on floorplans or simply ask staff on the day so you are prepared.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the convention hall but not other pets. If you are bringing an assistance dog you must have the proper ID, Certification or letter from appropriate certified training body to be allowed inside.

You may ask for an assistance band from our merch/info desk on Level 1 or from our assistance staff outside the building (For August 2023 they will be wearing IWA high vis jackets). These are bands you wear which let you know staff that you might need extra help be it with a queue..finding a room or simply a chair to sit on for a bit.

 

Simply show a member of staff or volunteer that you have an assistance wristband and they will do their best to help you with specific requests if feasible.

*Please note an assistance band is not an entry ticket and will not let you gain entry to the event

 

The sort of assistance we can provide is, for example;

  • - A seat in Photo Sessions queues to wait if you cannot stand in a queue

  • - To be able to move through the Autograph Sessions quicker once your ticket number has been called or a seat to the side so you may rest until your place is up.

  • - Spaces left in the main auditorium to accommodate wheelchairs *Please note while we have reserved seating for VIP and disability in the panel rooms, the disability seating is on a first come first served basis but our staff will do their best to help ensure you get the best seat for your needs

 

This does not allow automatic queue jumping, entering a Photo or Autograph Session before your ticket number has been called, or being able to wait in a room between Photograph or Autograph Sessions. We cannot provide assistance for queuing for registration and ask that you wait until it is not as busy to register. Please note that the event organizers have the right to refuse access or additional help at their discretion.

If you have a general query, ticket query etc please check the rest of the FAQ but if your question is not answered please email support@dublincomiccon.com

If you are interested in trading, exhibiting, partnering or sponsoring the show please email exhibitors@dublincomiccon.com

If you have any press related queries please email press@dublincomiccon.com

The opening hours as are follows ;

Saturday

9.30am (Early Entry), 11am (General Entry) - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)

Trade hall and all other rooms close at 6pm. Auditorium remains open until 7pm for Esports finals (Aug 2023)

Sunday

9.30am (Early Entry), 11am (General Entry) - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)

Trade hall and all other rooms close at 5pm. Auditorium remains open until 7pm for Esports finals (Aug 2023)

Great, you are here!

Make sure you have your ticket ready on your phone with the QR code/Barcode ready and be sure to check out the floorplans and use the images below to help familiarize yourself with where you have to queue.

 

Once your wristband is removed or tampered with, it is considered void and you will be removed until you purchase a new ticket.

Of course! What type of convention would we be without one! You will be given an option to register for the contest when you enter the venue. All costume genres are welcome, . It’s all about what you can create or imagine and all about the fun!

Assistance dogs are allowed in the convention hall but not other pets. If you are bringing an assistance dog you must have the proper ID, Certification or letter from appropriate certified training body to be allowed inside.

 

There is Wi-Fi available but do not expect to be able to get gaming speeds as there will be many people using the wi fi at one time.

Free Entry to children under 5 when with a ticket holder over the age of 18.

You can find our latest ticket pricing via our ticket purchase page here https://www.tixr.com/groups/comicconireland

What type of tickets are available?

 
  • - Children under 5 go free with paying adult.

  • - Children's ticket covers 5 - 12 year old and under with a paying adult and 11am entry

  • - Young Adult ticket covers 13 - 17 and 11am entry

  • - General Entry ticket all ages and 11am entry

  • - Early Entry ticket covers all ages and 9.30am entry

  • - Family Tickets cover 2 adults and 2 children 12 and under and 11am entry

  • - Group Tickets for 10+ attendees with 10% discount and 11am entry

We are afraid tickets are only available online and not available on the door.

Unfortunately no, we will not be offering weekend tickets or family VIP tickets this year.

No. Autographs and Photoshoots are a separate cost. Please see the Guest Autographs/Photos FAQ for more information.

 

Your general entry ticket only covers entry to the event for the ages and times listed.

Please double check to see if the money has been debited from your account. If it has been then please contact us at support@dublincomiccon.com and be sure to include all relevant information. We cannot handle any payment processor issues, just check if you entered the correct details and re issue the tickets.

In 99% of cases the issues include ; Incorrect email entered, Tickets have gone to spam/junk folder or payment was not processed correctly.

As per the T&C's you agree to while purchasing your ticket, all tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged, swapped or refunded. In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a refund (less processing fees) will be automatically issued to each patron on the credit card used to purchase. In the case of an event cancellation with a rescheduled date, tickets will be automatically transferred over to the new dates. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy.

We are afraid all sales are final as per the T&C's shown during check out.

All ticket sales are final, non swappable and non transferable.

 

We will be acting in accordance with govt regulations and will be encouraging (and depending on regulations at the time, making mandatory) the wearing of masks or faceshields. If you are at risk or have a family member at risk, we strongly encourage you to think hard about whether or not you wish to attend. Tickets are non refundable so once they are purchased we can not refund.

If you wish to have your ticket transferred to another show simply let us know.

If the children are under 5 then yes. Anyone else must have an Early Entry ticket as well for early entry. If we let children and spouses in early then it defeats the purpose of getting in early before large crowds appear.

 

Children under 12 can accompany you on your fast pass autograph ticket but you are not allowed bring your friends or family who do not have a fast pass with you. They will be stopped by staff and have to join the main queue.

Once you purchase your ticket you should receive an email from Tixr which will have details relating to your ticket and it will have an attachment in the form of a PDF file. This file is your unique ticket. Please print it off and bring it with you to the venue.

 

Tickets must be purchased during the stall process for your assistants to allow them to hold exhibitor passes. Invoices are then sent out closer to the show based on the information provided during the stall/table application process.

If you have not then you must purchase a normal ticket and they will have to join the main queue.

 

We are afraid not, DCC costs alot to run and we have limited tickets available so we need to ensure we cover costs or there won't be a DCC in the future. Carers can avail of a 50% discount on a standard adult ticket on the door once they bring valid proof and ID of their carer status. Please see our accessibility FAQ for more information

SOME POINTS TO NOTE

- Guests may refuse to sign items if not in good taste

- Selfies are not guaranteed (some guests do not like doing them)

- If you are spending too long chatting to a guest and the queue is busy you will be

asked to move on

- Guests may at any stage request plexiglass or use of masks for photos or signings

- Guests take breaks, they are human, so please be patient and listen to staff and security

- If you have a large amount of items to sign you may be asked to come back

- If you are a trader with items to sign, please let us know in advance or a member of staff on

the day before you queue

​Autographs can range from 15 Euro to 50 Euro depending on the guest and generally gets you a signed photograph of the guest. Most guests will sign other items (ie. DVD's, props etc) if you bring them and ask nicely. As the event gets closer we will list the price along side each guest. You must follow staff and DCC volunteers instructions and queue in the correct area and pay before your item is signed. VIP Ticket holders have priority queueing in this area.

 

Please be aware that we do not set the price of autographs. Some guests give discounts if getting multiple signatures on items or signed photographs. If you have more than 5 items to get signed you will be asked to come back after the first 5 are signed or to leave them and collect them from the guest's table later so that others may get signatures.

If you can not attend the event or are working at a stall and can not get an autograph, we will offer a facility where you can pre purchase an autograph and it is sent out to your home address 10 working days after the show. This will be launched closer to the event.

All of our guests are people just like you and I, so there are times they may be away from their table for a break, but do not fret...they mostly return....mostly...

 

Please remember that the guests may meet hundreds of people a day (and they love meeting their fans) they can sometimes get headaches from constant camera flash or may just be recovering from a cold and won't give you a hug as they don't want to spread anything (or vice versa...yes there is a thing called con flu...) so do not take it personally if you experience any of the above. Every guest we have had at DCC has loved meeting their Irish fans and they enjoy these shows as much as we all do and remember all guests will be present both days unless otherwise stated. Please note that guest appearances are subject to availability. Some may cancel due to work commitments and this is outside of our control.

* Please note any inappropriate behavior/comments towards guests or staff will result in removal from the event

 

 

Comic Con Ireland reserves the right to refuse anyone from taking part in the photo shoot; if payment has already been made then we will refund them. We also reserve the right to change the day and times of the photo shoot if it becomes necessary, subject to guest appearance days. Guests are subject to work and other commitments and have the right to cancel. If this occurs we will give you the option of changing your photo session or issue a refund. All photos will be printed as soon as your photo is taken in the photo studio, don't forget to pick it up before you leave!Title and ownership, and all rights now and in the future, of and for the photo shoot images remain exclusively with Comic Con Ireland Ltd.Guests appearances are subject to work commitments. Charges will be made for autographs. Photographs of the guests will be available.

Simply go to the first floor (Liffey Level) and join the queue. Please note that waiting times may vary and some queues can be longer than others. If you have a Fast Pass for autographs then be sure to join the correct queue. You can find the Autograph Fast Pass on the main ticketing page

No, we do not have tickets or pre booking for autographs

Yes, you can ORDER HERE for an autograph to be delivered after the show.

Yes, for certain guests you may do a 'click and collect' where the autograph is signed at the show and you collect from our merch desk. Available for ORDER HERE.

You may purchase online or (IF any are available) on the day at our Merch Desk on Level 1.

We suggest you pre purchase guest autographs HERE

The Fast Pass allows you to join a much shorter queue and complete all your signings much quicker than if you were in the normal queues. It is applicable to all guests.

Simply purchase it online (supplies are limited!) and pick up your Fast Pass wristband at the Guest Merchandise desk located on the First floor near the guests.

We have partnered with Heroes and Villains to help our attendees avail of this service starting with Linda Hamilton - https://www.heroesandvillains.ie/product-page/linda-hamilton-dublin-comic-con-signature-send-in-service

Yes, you can but please note the cost will be the same to get a signature on the said item. You are allowed get 5 items signed at any one time then you must queue again to keep the flow moving. Guests reserve the right to refuse to sign items they deem offensive or inappropriate.

The professional photo ops are located on Level 1 (please see floorplan) not far from the guest tables.

Timetables are released closer to the show.

 

1) Your photo will be taken by a professional photographer.

2) The shot will be taken in front of a backdrop and with lighting to ensure for the best result.

3) You will be standing beside the guest(s) and not leaning over a table.

4) Your picture will be printed on professional photopaper and a digital image is available upon request at a later date via CJ Mobile Studios.

Online payment covers : Cost of print, free access to digital images after the show has ended (please allow lead time of 2/3 weeks for access to digital image), transaction fees and guarantee you won't miss out!

 

**Please note the cost of photoshoot covers 2 people max + special guest . If you are having a group photo of more than 2, than the additional people must pay the full price as if it is an additional photoshoot. Only one print provided for every 2 attendees. (i.e a group of 4 get 2 prints). Additional prints cost extra.

Online payment covers : Cost of print, free access to digital images after the show has ended (please allow lead time of 2/3 weeks for access to digital image), transaction fees and guarantee you won't miss out! High res versions from Giles G Photography are available at an extra cost.

No, no signings are allowed during photo ops.

The cost of photoshoot covers 2 people max + special guest . If you are having a group photo of more than 2, than the additional people must pay the full price as if it is an additional photoshoot. Only one print provided for every 2 attendees. (i.e a group of 4 get 2 prints). Additional prints cost extra.

Yes you do!

Once your photo is taken you will be given a QR code to scan which lets you access your picture online for free.

There are high res versions available via the photographers website, https://www.gilesgphotography.co.uk/ , but a charge does apply for the high res versions.

Similar to autographs, sketches from guests are available. The price range is set by the guest, so simply ask them at their table (they don't bite!).

Most guests can do simplified personal sketches at a quick turn around rate (this is to ensure that they do not leave any attendee missing out) but if you wish to have a more detailed piece done, please attempt to contact the guest and artist in advance of the show so that they can dedicate the appropriate time to work on your piece and you may collect it at the show or meet them at the start of the show (i.e Saturday morning or lunch time) so that they can give you an approximate completion time.

It does not, it is only for the autograph lines.

Yes, generally it is held Sunday of DCC and from 1 to 3pm or 2 to 4pm (schedule available closer to the show) in the main Auditorium.

The costume contest/masquerade happens on the Sunday of DCC in the main auditorium and is generally held between 1pm - 3pm or 2pm - 4pm depending on scheduling.

Professional (16+) - Online Pre-registration only - (No pro category for August 2023)

Adult/General Entry (16+) - Online Pre Registration available soon

Under 16's - Online Pre Registration available soon

Group (All Ages) - Online Pre Registration available soon

Tots (Under 5) - On the day sign ups only - Children Specific Prizes

Yes, they are normally located on the 2nd floor (as our floorplan changes each show, be sure to reference each floorplan before the show) which can be accessed via lift or escalator. Each room will be marked as male or female and please note, DCC does not take responsibility for any items left in the room. It is not a storage area so you must check in your items you do not wish to carry into the cloakroom. Any items found without an owner will be taken to the organiser's office and returned at the end of the day or placed in the trash if no one claims them in a reasonable time frame. Anyone found abusing the system or in the wrong room will be removed and any sexual harassment/peeping toms etc will be dealt with as a criminal offence and arrested by Gardai present at the show. Please be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page as the location of the room may change

Updated Information can be received and the Sign Up desk in the cosplay village. Directions for times and locations to meet up and sign in for the cosplay competition will be available.

Entrants must arrive at least 30 minutes before the masquerade begins at the Green Room entrance on Level 3 to sign in and be lined up in the correct order to go on stage, late entrants will not be allowed for safety and security.

 

When it is your time on stage your name and character name will be called, there will be 3 markers (look for an ‘X’) on stage for you to walk to. While on stage you may strike a pose, do a little dance if you wish, but your main aim is to show off your costume and work. Interact with the audience..give them a wave and be sure to look to the photographers and then meet the judges before going off stage to the other side.

 

Here you will be held till the end of your category before everyone comes back on stage for the winners to be announced and a group photograph.

 

Sadly we can't offer music options to entrants due to the sheer volume of applications.

If you have applied online you do not need to apply again at the convention

 

Rules

- Costumes must be from a published media source and an existing pop culture character. E.g, Sakizou's Alice would be fine, but one of her original characters would not.

-Any cosplay based on artwork published by fan artists must be able to provide front and back views for reference, and if from a smaller artist, proof must be shown that the art predates the costume.

-No original designs.

-The Entrants costume cannot have previously won 1st place at a large competition or have placed at an international competition.

-Digital designed and printed pieces require a minimum of 20 images showing the development of the costume/prop.

-Reference images of the front & back & details are required to be submitted via email to costumecontest@dublincomiccon.com 1 week prior to the conventions to allow Judges to familiarise themselves with the characters.

-A performance is required. Must be between 1-3 minutes in length.

-Stage props are allowed but not required. 30 seconds will be allowed for stage set up and take down, only one (1) assistant will be allowed to help with setup and take down due to limited space. No additional assistants are allowed during the performance.

 

Requirements:

-Reference images of the front & back & details are required to be submitted via email to costumecontest@dublincomiccon.com 1 week prior to the conventions to allow Judges to familiarise themselves with the characters.

 

-Submission of audio and/or video for a performance lasting between 1 and 3 minutes. All files must be submitted online via a file sharing site (Google drive files, dropbox, others etc.) before the event.

NO USBS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY

 

-On the day, of Pre-judging, a photo reference book must be presented to the judges, this must include Reference images, WIP progress photos, and details highlighting work that cannot be seen on the day (ie, pattern creation, inner workings of a costume etc.)

 

Marking

The judges will mark entrants on 5 separate categories.

 

Accuracy: This category relates to the achievement in capturing the likeness of the reference photos provided by the entrant. CONSIDER colour, structure, texture, fabric, materials, scaling & proportions, finish etc.

 

Craftsmanship: This category relates to the skills and techniques used to create the final piece, finishing touches and overall cleanliness. CONSIDER: chosen techniques & variety of, mastery of execution and overall quality, tailoring to the entrants body. Judges will be aware of fraying edges, fabrics glued together, improper stitches, visible imperfections, and poor technique.

 

Creativity: This category relates to the entrant's creativity and decision-making. What obstacles did you encounter and how were they overcome? Are there unique elements to ambitious builds relating to size, weight, and maneuverability? How has the entrant translated their design from a chosen piece of media to their physical final costume/props etc.

CONSIDER: look deeply into the WIP photos provided and talk to cosplayer about their struggles with making the costume, how did they manage to solve issues that arose during the process of making a costume, did they have any struggles at all, if they had access to special tools or if they had to come up with any alternative solutions.

 

Functionality: This category relates to the replication process and all solutions used to make the costume and props usable and functional. Judges will check for manoeuvrability, comfort, ease of putting on and taking off of costume by oneself safely or what assistance is required to do so.

CONSIDER: can specific parts of the costume be used for their intended purpose (zips, pockets, buttons, holsters, bags, belts) or are they decorative only, can things be taken off and put back on easily (like hats, gloves, shoes, bags), can props be used according it's purpose (heaviness, sturdiness, if sword bag on the back can the sword be put in bag by cosplayer and taken back out safely and smoothly).

PLEASE NOTE: subsequent issues with the costume on stage may be deducted from this mark.

 

Performance: The category relates to the performance piece the entrant will prepare for the competition. This is an opportunity for entrants to showcase other skills they may have (acting, dancing, gymnastics, music etc.) Entrants will be marked on the choice and editing of audio and/or video elements, use of space on stage, stage props and entertainment value.

CONSIDER The audience's reaction, how engaging/emotional/dramatic/comedic your performance is.

PLEASE NOTE: Dangerous or performances that have not been cleared through your entrance form will lead to disqualification. Eg. throwing props into the audience, bringing liquids on stage etc.

Our timetable is released closer to the show and will show Photoshoot times, panel times and Esports finals.

No, none of our panels are ticketed but panels and talks occurring in the Auditorium have seating at the front reserved for VIP ticket holders. If a guest has a ticked panel it will be listed under their bio on the main page along with purchase details.

Panels are 45mins approx and start on the hour. We recommend getting there at least 15 minutes early to ensure you get a seat

We have 3 panel rooms ; The Auditorium/Main panel room, our largest room, located on Levels 3 to 5 ; Panel Room 2, our second largest room located on Level 1 : Liffey level and Panel Room 1, our smallest room, located on Level 1 : Liffey Level. Please see our interactive maps for a full guide.

DCC is being held at the The Convention Centre Dublin (http://www.theccd.ie) which is located a on Spencer Dock, Dublin1 in the heart of Dublin City Centre, close to the Three Arena, Luas stop, Connolly Station and Dublin Port.

For more information on the venue, hotels and how to get to The Convention Centre please check out Venue FAQ

There are quite a few close by including; The Hilton Hotel Custom House Quay, The Marker Hotel Dublin, Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, for a full list please see our host venues hotel listings here ; http://www.theccd.ie/visiting/hotels

Yes, there is. You can find full information on parking at the following link : http://www.theccd.ie/parking and you may pre-book your parking online HERE

Yes, they are normally located on the 2nd floor (as our floorplan changes each show, be sure to reference each floorplan before the show) which can be accessed via lift or escalator. Each room will be marked as male or female and please note, DCC does not take responsibility for any items left in the room. It is not a storage area so you must check in your items you do not wish to carry into the cloakroom. Any items found without an owner will be taken to the organiser's office and returned at the end of the day or placed in the trash if no one claims them in a reasonable time frame. Anyone found abusing the system or in the wrong room will be removed and any sexual harassment/peeping toms etc will be dealt with as a criminal offence and arrested by Gardai present at the show. Please be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page as the location of the room may change

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE AND REFUND YOUR STALL PURCHASE IF WE FEEL YOUR EVENT DOES SUIT THE NATURE OF OUR EVENT.

PLEASE NOTE THAT RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL, ADULT ORIENTATED ORGANISATIONS ETC ARE PROHIBITED FROM TRADING AT THE SHOW.

Please refer to your exhibitor pack emailed closer to the show or on the application page via Eventeny you will find documents with maps, set up times etc aswell as other important information

Pricing varies depending on location. All up to date pricing is available via Eventeny once you complete your application but the smallest unit starts at 510E.

We reserve the right to change the layout of the floorplan at any stage and move your selected location to one of the same size. Your selected space is not guaranteed to remain the same. Should a significant change occur which would push your stall into a lower pricing tier you will be refunded the difference.By purchasing a stall or table you are agreeing to Comic Con Ireland's terms and conditions.We reserve the right to cancel your stall prior to the show. All purchases have a 25% non refundable fee (even if paid in full). You may only cancel your stall and request a refund (less 50%) 60 days or more before the show or less 25% (90 days or more before the show). Should you request one within the 60 days you will not be liable to receive a refund but may still cancel your stallYou must be compliant with Irish Revenue, further details will be sent out closer to the showFloorplans subject to change, should floorplan change we will en devour to ensure you keep your purchased stall type. Should we not be able to accommodate you we will offer you a partial refund for a new location or a full refund if you do not like your location​.

If you miss the deadline for passes, tables etc you will not be able to avail of those extras.

Please note that under current Irish VAT legislation if you are a trader or an Artist whose main area of business is outside of Ireland (in this instance Ireland refers to the 26 counties only) and you will be selling goods or services to people at our shows then you are required to register for and account for Irish VAT. .

You should discuss the above with your own tax advisor / accountant.

Comic Con Ireland will accept no responsibility or liability if you fail to comply with Irish Tax regulations. We are obliged if requested to share trader details with Irish Revenue so that they may contact traders in relation to documentation

Further information can be found on the following link -

https://www.revenue.ie/en/vat/foreign-suppliers-doing-business-in-ireland/index.aspx

• Almost All tables are 6ft length with some units having additional 5ft tables to ensure the tables remain in your allocated area(you may purchase extra tables in advance or bring your own extra table but all extra tables must remain in your purchased area) • Artist Alley Tables : Are available via the Artist Alley application form (not this form) and include 1 chair, 1 table, 1 pass, no sharing of tables due to previous exhibitor issues. Table only units are suitable for Artists, Crafters etc. No retail items/re sellers. • 3M x 2M Corner Stalls Include : 2 passes, 2 chairs, back wall dividing partition and 1m side partition, x 1 6ft table and x 1 5ft table • 2M x 2M Stalls Include : 2 passes, 2 chairs, back wall dividing partition and 1m side partition and x 1 6ft table. • 3M x 2M Wall Stalls Include : 2 passes, 2 chairs, x 1 6ft table if aisle (and an additional x 1 5ft table if corner unit). 1 meter side partitions to separate stalls. No back partitions • Premium Entrance 4M x 2M Wall Stalls Include : 3 passes, 3 chairs, 1 meter side partitions to separate stalls. No back partitions, 4 tables ,• Premium Pillar Stalls Include (approx 12 sq/m) : 6 tables, 4 chairs, 4 passes positioned around a pillar. No partitions included. Tables arranged to encompass pillar allowing for sales in every direction. No sharing of Pillar Stalls • Custom Stalls can be applied for by filling out the Custom Stall question located on this application form. Please note that custom stalls cannot be guaranteed and are subject to available spacing. Pricing ranges from 120E ex VAT to 150E ex VAT and minimum size of 4m x 4m. The later you leave it the less chance you have. Any queries re custom stalls please email exhibitors@dublincomiccon.com

Apply via our Eventeny platform.

 

 

How does it work?

  1. Fill out the required information. If you wish to add extra passes, tables or power you may do so below BUT you must also fill out a corresponding duplicate Google Form. This is to ensure you are submitting an accurate request.

  2. Await a response to say your application has been accepted, rejected or waitlisted.

  3. If accepted, you will be brought to the purchase screen where you can select the stall/stalls you want and payment is required at checkout to secure your stall. *Please note, your stall selection is your PREFERRED location but we reserve the right to move your stall to a similar size stall or small and refund the difference should we be required to do so.

All purchases have a 25% non refundable deposit (even if paid in full). You may only cancel your stall and request a refund (less 50%) 60 days or more before the show or less 25% (90 days or more before the show). Should you request one within the 60 days you will not be liable to receive a refund but may still cancel your stall.

 

Why do we do this? Trading at DCC is highly sought after, with many on a waiting list. If you cancel last minute, even though we have had lots of interest, it might be too late for people to avail of your now empty location and as such we would be at a loss.

*Please note that we reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention and refuse to refund your money if you are acting in an inappropriate fashion

*Please note that a ticket does not guarantee re entry if we hit maximum capacity for the convention hall and cordoned outdoor area then you may be turned away until there is more space available.

As an attendee there you are not allowed to sell items at the convention, especially counterfeit / knock-off / unlicensed materials. Failure to comply with this will result in removal from the convention. If you wish to sell at the convention the please see our Seller FAQ or contact us directly.

Please be aware that handcarts, trolleys, oversized strollers, rolling luggage, and wheeled backpacks are not allowed in the convention hall as they are a health and safety hazard.

There are no childcare facilities available at DCC so please keep an eye on your children.

Please remember that there will be children of all ages in attendance so costumes must cover genitals and must not be of a sexual or distasteful nature. If you fail to comply with this policy you may be removed from the convention without refund.

Please DO NOT touch costumers (or their props) without their permission (ie. no hugging etc) and do not take inappropriate photographs of costumers without their permission.

Dublin Comic Con is a harassment free zone!

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. This includes, but is not limited to: physical assault, verbal harassment, sexual harassment, stalking, unwanted physical contact, unwanted advances, or inappropriate photography. (Inappropriate photography is defined as photography where the subject feels they are being stalked, exploited, degraded, or disrespected through being photographed. While it is reasonable that photographers will be photographing costumers and other parts of the convention, should this photography become harassing or sexual in nature, the photographer will be subject to the above harassment policy.) Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue. Con participants violating these rules may be warned or expelled from the con (without a refund) at the discretion of the con organizers.

We want DCC to be a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, fandom, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, political background, body size, race, religion, etc

Harassment is defined by the victim. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If you cannot find a staff, crew, or volunteer member to assist you, please go to the information desks located near registration or near the entrance of the exhibition floor. Please report to us before taking matters into your own hands (such as personally confronting the aggressor or posting on social media). We have professional security and they are properly equipped for these contingencies.

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Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Stall staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise, create a sexualized environment.

 

Please read this entire policy before attending a Dublin Comic Con.

Compliance with the Weapons, & Props Rules is mandatory for all attendees. DCC, venue staff, and security personnel reserve the right to consider any weapon or prop to be breaking these rules if deemed to be unsafe or likely to cause danger or undue disruption.

The following items are forbidden:

Functional firearms (including, but not limited to, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns). Functional projectile weapons (including but not limited to blow guns, crossbows, longbows, slingshots, water balloons and water guns).

 

Sharpened metal-bladed weapons. Blunt weapons (including, but not limited to, brass knuckles, baseball bats, and clubs). Aerosols or compressed air chambers (i.e. paint, silly string). Projectiles of any kind. Heavy items that could be used as weapons (i.e. hammers, spanners, wrenches). Protruding nails, barb wire or other sharp items. Prop Weapon Guidelines: DCC and security teams reserve the right to inspect any prop weapon at any point during an event to deem whether it is safe or simply to see how awesome it is. Airsoft guns are permitted, provided they have no batteries, canisters, or magazines. Metal airsoft pistols are allowed, provided they are securely holstered. Whips are permitted but can only be unravelled for photographs, and no cracking is permitted. Prop bows are allowed if they are unstrung, and cannot be under tension. In other words, they cannot be capable of firing a projectile. Arrows must be secured in a quiver. Replica foam and resin props are allowed, provided they are not sharp. Wooden props of any kind will be subject to inspection.

Metal swords, even blunt (and similar edged weapons) are prohibited At no time is the swinging of props permitted. Action poses are acceptable for photographs. Props that are deemed inappropriate will not be allowed into the venue

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Comic Con Ireland. Your privacy on the Internet is very important to us and we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe whilst you navigate our website.

To enable us to ensure that this website is providing the user with the information they seek, we do need to understand certain types of information about our users, and you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of this information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information Comic Con Ireland gathers and tracks

Comic Con Ireland gathers two types of information about users:

Information that users indicate they are happy to provide to us through optional, voluntary submissions. These can be submissions via a form to receive our ticket purchase screen (where there are optional questions to help us further understand our customers, electronic newsletters, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys. Your participation in these areas of the sites are strictly at your discretion and you may opt out at any time.

Information Comic Con Ireland gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and in some cases assist potential sponsors to better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Comic Con Ireland divulge any information about an individual user to a third party not does Comic Con Ireland sell any individual user information to any third parties.

Comic Con Ireland gathers user information in the following ways:

Optional Voluntary Opt-In Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters policy (Email Newsletters)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Comic Con Ireland gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. Ticket Purchase Questions

During the purchase of tickets Comic Con Ireland has some additional questions which are voluntary and users are not obliged to provide said information. This information is used to help us better understand our customers and adapt/change our event and future events based on your responses

3. Surveys

Comic Con Ireland may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

Comic Con Ireland tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Comic Con Ireland does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). Comic Con Ireland sometimes tracks and catalogues the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

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We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Comic Con Ireland uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.
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Comic Con Ireland uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Comic Con Ireland never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

Comic Con Ireland creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing of the information

Comic Con Ireland uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our events and websites relevant to our visitors needs. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Security

Comic Con Ireland operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

* Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

Your consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Comic Con Ireland. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Comic Con Ireland Ltd

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Email: support@dublincomiccon.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Comic Con Ireland relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term "Comic Con Ireland" or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by Comic Con Ireland Ltd. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and unique graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorised use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Creating a link to this website from another website or document is at Comic Con Ireland discretion, we reserve the right to request a removal of a link to this site if it is not considered beneficial or productive to the events or to Comic Con Ireland.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

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