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Autograph Procedures

Indy native and fan favorite Rupert Boneham meets with a fan in 2015.
Photo Courtesy Greg Chainey

As PopCon grows, more and more fans from across the country will descend into Indianapolis hoping to meet their favorite celebrities, YouTubers, gamers, and creators.  Due to the literal limits of time and space, it is not always possible to allow every fan the opportunity to meet every guest.  In order to give all fans an equal opportunity, our new autograph policies and procedures will aim to bring a little order to the chaos and ensure all a fun experience without too much wait.

All autograph guests are assigned one of three designations:  Free Stage, Paid, and Tabled.

Free Stage Autographs

Paid Autographs

Table Autographs

At a Glance
Cost: Free
Availability: Limited
VIP Perks: 1 Ticket
Lottery Op:

Applies To

MagikarpUsedFly
Frost Prime
Brickyorchid
Nicki Taylor
Akidearest
The Anime Man
Crankgameplays
OGChan
Girbeagly
The Completionist
Satchell Drake
Did You Know Gaming
Continue?
Jesse Cox
Projared
Peanut Butter Gamer
Panser

Free stage autographs are for guests with limited timeframes for autographs, and who are providing their autographs for free to fans and attendees. These guests will be in high demand, but due to their busy schedules at Indy PopCon, they will only sign during one session per day for no more than two hours during the day. Free stage autographs will always be single or in pairs, allowing fans and attendees up to two signature opportunities in one line.

How it Works:

Each morning, an hour before the show floor opens, tables will open where you can receive your autograph session wristband. These wristbands are required to get in line for the Free Autograph Stage and to get either a signature or selfie with the guest. The day’s signing schedule will be posted by these tables, and as sessions become unavailable, they will be removed from the schedule. You can get one wristband per table visit. If you would like to attend more than one signing session on the same day, you will have to go through the line multiple times. There will be a separate table for VIPs to retrieve their pre-selected wristbands. Once VIPs have received their pre-selected wristbands, they can enter the general attendee line.

One hour prior to the signing time of a guest, the autograph staging area will open for attendees. Attendees are not allowed to line up prior to the opening of their guests’ signing period. Volunteers will check your wristband to verify that you are lined up for the correct event. Once you go through the line, another volunteer will remove your wristband.

Cost: Free. 1 autograph OR 1 phone/camera “selfie” per fan, per signing guest.

Merchandise Provided: None. Guests do not provide photos or merchandise to sign. Fans must provide their own materials for signatures.

VIP Benefits (20% of total passes): All VIPs receive one guaranteed wristband which grants admission to the Stage Autograph signing period of their choice. These tickets will be selected immediately after the purchase of a VIP badge. Number of VIPs per Free Stage Autograph session is capped. If the cap is met, you will need to select a different timeslot or guest. If a new guest is announced with a Free stage Autograph opportunity and you would like to change your session, you may login to your ticket account and do so.*

Lottery (20% of total passes): A limited number of guaranteed Stage Autograph wristbands will be provided randomly to a specific number of 3-day admission badge holders only. Single day passes do not qualify. Recipients will be emailed an admission ticket to the Free Stage Autograph the morning of and before the Free Stage Autograph time. Recipients can print their pass or bring a smart phone device capable of displaying the ticket to check in to redeem their ticket.**

If I miss this opportunity, how else can I see/meet the guests? Free Stage Autographs will take place on a raised stage to allow fans the opportunity to see and take photos of the guests from the designated viewing area. Guests will participate in several panels, workshops, and/or main stage activities, so check their schedules for specific event opportunities. Guests will often choose to participate in the show by walking the floor during the day, so random meets with guests are possible (please respect the guests’ personal space and crowd spaces, and do not clog traffic pathways or impede anyone’s ability to freely move about the convention floor).

* VIP ticket holders who select a Free stage Autograph pass must appear in person to claim their place in line no later than 5 minutes prior to the start of the session. Volunteers at the queuing station will have a list of attendee names and ticket IDs for verification, so please have a photo ID and your ticket ready. VIP holders who appear late or do not appear at all will have their line opportunity voided without the ability to swap times. Substitutions not allowed after show starts.

** Lottery Free Stage Autograph ticket recipients who receive a Free Stage Autograph pass must appear in person to claim their place in line no later than 5 minutes prior to the start of the Autograph session. Volunteers at the queuing station will have a list of attendee names and ticket IDs for verification, so please have a photo ID and your ticket ready. Lottery winners who appear late or do not appear at all will have their line opportunity voided without the ability to swap times. Purchase of a 3-day admission badge required to participate. Substitutions not allowed.

At a Glance
Cost:
Availability: High
VIP Perks: Early Access
Lottery Op:

Paid Autographs are for celebrity guests who are providing merchandise and extended meet and greet opportunities for the entire duration of the show. Guests are given permanent autograph tables and have a fee associated with their autographs and/or special services and merchandise they have at the show. With limited exceptions for panels and breaks, these guests can be found at their table anytime during the show. Line caps will only be enforced for extremely high demand, so the likelihood of being able to meet these guests is very high.

How it Works: Guest will have a permanent autograph location on the show floor, and can be found anytime during their scheduled days of attendance (with limited exceptions for breaks and/or panels). When the guest is not at their table, a sign will be posted indicating their anticipated return time.

Cost: $20+, depending on guest

VIP Benefits: VIPs have early access to the show floor and can choose to immediately head to the Paid Autograph area to meet and greet their favorite guests before the show floor gets too busy. Autograph fees not included with VIP Admission.

Lottery: No lottery is available for these guests.

If I miss this opportunity, how else can I see/meet the guests? All guests will participate in at least one panel/event over the weekend. Check the PopCon schedule for their scheduled appearance(s).

At a Glance
Cost: Varies
Availability: Very High
VIP Perks: Early Access
Lottery Op:

Some comic artists, YouTubers, cosplayers, gamers, and others will have permanent merchandise booths available on the show floor. They are in permanent locations on the map, and may have a wide array of merchandise available. They are there to promote and share their latest work, and talk to fans about their projects. With exceptions for breaks and panels/events, they will be at their tables all three days of the show, for the duration of show hours.

How it Works: Guests will have a permanent table/booth location on the show floor, and can be found anytime during the three day show (with limited exception for breaks and/or panels). When the guest is not at their table, a sign may be posted indicating their anticipated return.

Cost: Free – ??, depending on guest and merchandise

Merchandise Provided: All guests are different. Some may sign for free, some may require merchandise purchase. Some guest artists may provide a limited number of original artwork commissions. Speak with the guest to learn their signing policies.

VIP Benefits: VIPs have early access to the show floor and can choose to immediately head to the guest tables to meet and greet their favorite guests before the show floor gets too busy.

Lottery: No lottery benefits are available for these guests.

If I miss this opportunity, how else can I see/meet the guests? All guests will participate in at least one panel/event over the weekend. Check the PopCon schedule for their scheduled appearance(s).