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CCComicon is happy to welcome attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, performers, celebs to an amazing one-day exhilarating experience, not to be missed! It is important that you have as much information as possible so that you don't miss out on anything. Below are a list of commonly asked questions. On the publications page you can find information on the events, a guide and a site map.
There will be plenty of staff to hand on the day to assist with queries. The grounds are wheelchair accessible and there is designated car parking. There will be an on site ATM available.
QUESTIONS ABOUT COMICON...
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR ALCOHOL OR DRUGS?
No food, alcohol or drugs will be permitted at Comicon. Food will be for sale at the venue.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
10 am to 4pm
WHERE AND WHEN IS CC COMICON?
May 11th 209
@ The Entertainment Grounds
4 Racecourse Road
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?
page or through tickets On the eventbrite. Golden tickets available at RYSS or Bendigo Bank Branches
HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?
CHILD 5 yrs and under FREE
YOUTH 17 yrs and under $12.50 ticket (need ID)
ADULT Over 18+ $25 ticket
GOLDEN FAMILY TICKET available for purchase for $50 (normally $60). This will cover entry for 2 adults and 2 children. These can be purchased through directly from RYSS (123 Donnison St, Gosford, NSW - 02 4323 2374) or at any Central Coast Branch of Bendigo Bank.
CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?
Yes however the cash and card queue is always the longest. You wont have to wait long if you purchase online
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO EVENT?
If you have a ticket, the QR code on your ticket will be scanned (from print out or phone), you will be issued with your wristband and walk straight in and start your day of fun and excitement. If you wish to purchase a ticket you will have to queue and we will have staff on hand to make this process as quick as possible. We can take cash or eftpos at the gate - the ATM is inside the grounds so ensure you bring cash with you - nearest ATM in Gosford.
WHAT ABOUT KIDS? DO THEY NEED TICKETS?
Kids under 5 are free however for online purchases select the free ticket and they will need to wear a wristband.
WHAT’S THE REFUND POLICY?
Tickets to Comicon are non-refundable. Change of advertised guests due to work commitments or other circumstances does not qualify for ticket refunds. Every effort will be made to replace the guest.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FIND/LOSE SOMETHING?
There is a site office in the centre of the venue. Please bring all found items to the office. There is also a first aid station in front of the site office.
WHAT ABOUT MY COSPLAY PROPS?
Head to our Cosplay Prop Policy page to read what is allowed and what is not. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund. There is no supervised storage for props. All weapons will be checked and tagged at the gate.
CAN I BRING MY WEAPON?
Please see our weapons policy. You can bring cosplay weapons, these will be checked by our staff before entry.
CAN YOU WATCH MY KIDS WHILE I EXPLORE?
Sorry. Comicon does not provide child care services.
CAN I BRING MY PET?
If you have pets, please leave them at home.
HOW DO I GET THERE FROM THE TRAIN STATION?
There is a FREE SHUTTLE BUS running from the train station to the venue and back all day (every 15 mins) from the entrance to the venue. It will be clearly signposted.
WHAT WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR AT THE SHOW?
Your ticket covers your entry into the show, the on-stage performers and all the FREE activities. All merchandise purchases, food, drink will be available at cost.
CAN I USE MY OWN CAMERA AT THE EVENT?
You are welcome to bring your camera. Please ensure you follow our event etiquette and ask permission before you photograph.
IS THERE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes there will be a professional photographer in the Cosplay Zone with Green Screen Photography. These will cost $5.
WILL I BE ON CAMERA IF I ATTEND?
We attract local, national and international press to our Comicon event. In purchasing your ticket and in consideration for being admitted to the event, the holder consents to recorded (by audio, visual and/or other means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity. Holder also hereby: (1) releases RYSS from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right or any other claim or course of action of any kind; (2) authorises and permits RYSS and its designees which include but are not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors and contractors to use and authorise the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter know for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of the event. We reserve the right to deny entry or remove from the event facilities any person who in our sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which we reasonably consider to be disruptive of the event.being
THIS IS MY FIRST COMICON, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Comicon will have something for everybody. The main areas we feature at the event are various forms of gaming, comics, movie and television, animation and anime, cosplay and costuming!
You will be able to browse through all of our fantastic retailers or participate in one of our speciality workshops!
IS THERE A CHANGING ROOM?
Yes, there will be a changing area available. Items cannot be stored and are left at your own risk.
IS THERE A CASH FACILITY?
Yes, there will be an ATM facility available at the venue.
IS THE VENUE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, ALL areas are accessible by wheelchair, including the stage (for cosplay comp) and the toilets. The Entertainment Grounds is an ALL INCLUSIVE - ALL ACCESS VENUE.
IS THERE A CARPARK?
Yes, there is a supervised car park at the venue. It will be clearly signposted and staff will direct you to your parking. It is a short walk from the car park to the entrance.
WHO RUNS CENTRAL COAST COMICON?
CC Comicon is run by Regional Youth Support Services. We are a Central Coast based youth charity and C4 is our major annual fundraiser. All proceeds from C4 directly go back into the Central Coast Community to provide help and support for our young people. For more information on this amazing youth service click HERE
event anti-harrassment policy
We take our Anti-Harassment, Personal Safety & Cosplay Policy seriously. Central Coast Comicon has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind.
Remember: Cosplay is not consent.
Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another Central Coast Comicon Fan, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at Central Coast Comicon, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual conduct which makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated where that reaction is reasonable in the circumstances.
Sexual harassment can take various forms. It can involve:
unwelcome touching, hugging or kissing;
staring or leering;
suggestive comments or jokes;
behaviour which would also be an offence under the criminal law, such as physical assault, indecent exposure, sexual assault, stalking or obscene communications.
Central Coast Comicon has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to: stalking; intimidation; offensive verbal comments; physical assault and/or battery; harassing or non-consensual photography or recording; sustained disruption of panels, signings and other events; bathroom policing; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome physical attention. In relation to, but not limited to: race, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy.
If a person engages in harassing behaviour, Central Coast Comicon Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from Central Coast Comicon with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Fans (Attendees), Speakers, Guests, Media, Staff, Volunteers and Security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy.
Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behaviour has made you uncomfortable or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact Central Coast Comicon's Security Team, Staff Member or Volunteer. If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of Central Coast Comicon.
Central Coast Comicon’s mission is to create a fun, safe, welcoming, awesome event where Fans of all kinds can come together and celebrate. We want you to not only have the most amazing day Comicon.ever, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted. As Fans ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who attends Central Coast
CC Comicon Weapons Policy
Weapons Suitability will be decided upon by the Organisers of Central Coast Comic Convention (hereafter known as the Organisers) and the Gosford Showground staff.
Weapons must be props. No real weapons are allowed and all weapons must be easily recognisable as props.
No weapons over 2 metres in length.
Weapons deemed unsuitable will be tagged and placed in storage and returned once the session is over.
Each weapon will be assessed and tagged to show that it is suitable. The tag where possible will be placed so as not to be overtly visible in photographs.
Rifles and Guns
No real weapons are permitted
Guns and rifles must have their ‘red’ or ‘orange’ tips in place – weapons including Nerf weapons must be non-firing – Nerf weapons MAY be able to fire BUT no Nerf Bullets are permitted.
Swords and Knives
No real weapons allowed
Swords and Knives must be of plastic or rubber construction
Swords and Knives must have no real sharp edges or points
No sword play allowed
Each weapon will be tagged to show that it has been assessed and is suitable. The tag where possible will be placed so as not to be overtly visible in photographs.
Bows and Cross Bows
No real weapons allowed
Bows and Cross Bows must be non-firing
If a weapon is ‘stringed’ then no arrows or bolts must be present. If arrows or bolts are part of the costume. then the weapon must be ‘de-stringed’
Nerf weapons must be non-firing. Each weapon will be tagged to show that it has been assessed and is suitable. The tag where possible will be placed so as not to be overtly visible in photographs.
In every aspect please use good judgement regarding weapon props.