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Autograph Stage

About the Autograph Stage

The Wristband Stations will open an hour before the show floor opens for VIPs. It will be located in Hall D at the BitLoft main stage area. There will be two lines: one for General Attendees, and one for VIP/ Lottery Winners. If you’re a VIP/Lottery Winner, this is where you will redeem your autograph voucher. After you have redeemed your voucher, you may go through the General Attendee line if you would like to attend more than one session that day. You can only pick up one wristband per line visit. This means that if you would like more than one wristband for that day, you may have to go through the line multiple times. All wristbands are color-coded to specific Guest signing sessions, so there won’t be any confusion if you have more than one wristband. There are a limited number of wristbands available for each session per day.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child 13 and under, or you wish to accompany a friend through the line but not receive a signature yourself, you can request a Tagalong Wristband. This will allow you to wait in line, but you will not be able to get a signature or photograph with the guest yourself.

The Wristband Stations will only have wristbands for that day’s sessions. If you want to pick up wristbands for Saturday, you must be in line on Saturday, etc. Once you have selected your session, a staff member or volunteer will place the wristband on your wrist. These are non-transferrable and must be worn until you exit the Autograph Stage line, where a volunteer will remove the wristband. If the wristband is lost or damaged, you will not be able to exchange it for a new one. Treat your wristband gently. This also applies to VIPs redeeming vouchers.

Once the wristbands are all handed out, no more will be passed out for that day. If you would like to see any Autograph Stage guests, please arrive early and be prepared to wait. There is no guarantee that you will be able to see a specific guest on a specific day as a General Attendee.

If you are a VIP and arrive later in the day, and the Wristband Station has been dismantled or is unmanned, please head to the main Registration desk to claim your voucher and wristband. This only applies to VIPs with vouchers for that day. General Attendees must pick up a wristband at the Wristband Station.

After you have your wristband, you’re free to enjoy the convention! 15 minutes before your scheduled signing session, you can begin lining up. Volunteers will check your wristband before you enter the line to verify that you are at the right signing session. There will also be a large schedule for the day posted on the sign designating the line (Red, Green, or Blue). Remember, wristbands are required to see a Guest on the Autograph Stage. Parents, guardians, and accompanying friends are allowed to stand with wristbanded attendees, but a signing wristband is required to get an autograph or photograph.

Once you reach the front of the line, a volunteer will remove your wristband. Once your wristband is removed, you can go onto the stage and receive your autograph or photograph. You will then exit down a central staircase towards the main floor, where you can enjoy the rest of Indy PopCon.

TL;DR

Wristbands are severely limited. Show up early. They’re only available for that day. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Once you have a wristband, arrive 15 minutes before the signing starts to line up. Ask staff and volunteers any questions you might have.

If you have any further questions, please email kris@indypopcon.com.

Q. Will Guests always be scheduled two hours apart?

A. Yes.

Q. Will Guests be scheduled solo or as a group?

A. It depends on the Guest, but no more than two Guests will appear at a table at a time.

Q. What if a Guest takes more than two hours?

A. To keep the process moving, we have a small table set up for that eventuality. We’ll pause the Attendee line, then move the Guest and the Attendees.

Q. What if there aren’t any wristbands left for the guest I want to see?

A. Check the schedule and see if they have any additional appearances during Indy PopCon. If they do, come early that day and be ready to get in line. If you aren’t able to get a wristband, you will have other opportunities at Indy PopCon to see your guest.

Q. Someone I’m with is running late, can I pick up a band for them too?

A. No. The person wanting to see the guest must go through the line as we will be placing the band on their wrist.

Q. Can I get something signed and take a photo with the guest?

A. Sadly, no. Due to time limits, Attendees will only be able to do one or the other.

Q. What if I can’t make it up the stairs to see the Guest?

A. If you are unable to get up on the stage, the Guest will come down off the stage to visit with you.

Q. What if I have to use the restroom?

A. Volunteers will be able to allow people out of line. They will note your position and do their best to get you back where you were. Please note if you are gone longer than 15 minutes, you will be placed at the end of the line. If the line empties before you get back, you will lose your opportunity to get a signature or photo. Please be quick to return if you need to leave the line for any reason.

Q. What if they’re out of wristbands?

A. We offer many different ways for you to interact with our guests, outside of the Autograph Stage. Click here to find out more.