HeroesCon Guest List :: Updated Regularly
Schedule of Programming and Special Events
Hotel & Travel Info For XCon and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Purchase Advance Passes To HeroesCon
T-Shirt and Commercial Contests
Information for Exhibitors and Dealers Wishing To Set Up at XCon
Information for Attendees Wishing To Compete in Video Game, Warhammer and MAGIC Tournaments at XCon
Information on the 2012 XCon World Film Festival
Information on Press and Media Coverage
Information on Medieval Times Dinner and Dance Party
XCon :: Frequently Asked Questions
2012 XCON World Merchandise
Volunteer Information and Sign-Up
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Autograph Area:

Can you get (So and So) to come to your show?
• We can try. Generally we have various agents and representatives who bring the actors to us, or the actors themselves sometimes contact us, but occasionally we will go and track someone down if we really want them. Comic Artists and Creators are generally invited personally (if we can track down their contact info), or brought in through their publisher. But remember, work deadlines, family obligations and other time constraints can keep many people from coming to conventions.

Can you get (Famous Person’s Name) to come to your show again?
• Well, we probably can, but there are many reasons why we wouldn’t. Some people don’t like attending the same show too many times in a row, some are working on new projects, and sometimes we just forget to invite them!

I’m an agent or rep for an actor or comic artist who would like to attend your show as a guest, who do I contact?
• You can check out the Exhibitor Page on the website for our VIP Artist Registration form, or Contact Robin Roberts – Convention Manager (robin@xconworld.com). Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and you'll be contacted with our decision.

"So and So" was listed on the site as a guest yesterday, and now they're gone? What happened?
• Check out the bottom of the Guests Page on the website. Sometimes guests do have to cancel for a variety of reasons (work, family, etc.).

Do the actors have their own items to sign, or do I have to bring things for them?
• Well, both! They have headshots and stills of their movies and shows. But you can usually bring your own items to get signed if you want.

Can I take pictures of anything I want?
• Well…. Kind of. Some people may not want their picture taken, so be sure to ask first. Many of our Vendors in the Dealer’s Room don’t like to have people take pictures of their set ups, so be sure to ask first. And some of our guests charge for pics, so be sure to ask first! Basically, the answer is, Ask First! Remember, trying to take a pic of one of our guests from a distance may seem harmless to you, but they may not want you to do it. If you are caught taking a pic of someone without their permission, you will be warned once. Do it again, and you will be removed from the show.
• Also, when taking pictures of people in costume, or your friends, please be sure to angle yourselves to that you are not taking a picture across an aisle. When you do that, everyone has to stop and wait for you to take the picture. If you move so that you are both on the same side of the aisle and take the picture in the direction of traffic flow, then people can move past you and you don’t stop the flow of traffic.
• These same rules above apply to video cameras. Keep in mind that many of our panel rooms are now being filmed and broadcast live over the internet. You are allowed to videotape inside these rooms ONLY if the video you shoot is not intended for sale or distribution. When in doubt, put the camera away.

How much are the autographs?
• Well, that depends. Each of the guests at the show charges a different amount, so be sure to ask first before you commit to buy one! XCON does not tell our guests what to charge, or even that they have to charge. So be sure to check with the guest to see their rates.

Can I get my picture taken with your guests?
• Again, that depends on the guest. Some will gladly do it for free, others charge a nominal fee (sometimes donated to charity), and others won’t do it at all. We don’t tell our guests what to do or how to do it when they get to the show. It’s their call on what to charge, how much to charge, or even if they will charge. Remember, when you step behind the table to take a picture with the guest, it holds up the line, and for a very popular guest, that can really cause delays for other fans.

What times do your guests sign autographs?
• Generally, our guests are there signing for most of the day. We don’t set specific hours for them. If they’re there that day, and not on a break, in a panel, or at lunch, they should be signing. Be sure to check their bio and the Guest page to see what days they are attending the show.

Can I buy autographs online after the show? I won’t be there that weekend.
• No, sorry. We don’t save autographs or ship them.

Can I send you an item to get signed by a guest at your show? I won’t be there that weekend.
• No, sorry. We just can't do that.

Will So and So be there all three days?
• Be sure to take a look at the Guests Page. If a guest is NOT going to be there all three days, there will be a notation under their picture telling you what days they will be there. If there's no notation, then we assume they're going to be there all three days. But be sure to check back often as their days attending may change.


Artist Alley Questions:

Will the Comics guests draw something for me?
• You’ll have to ask them. Most will do a sketch for you for a nominal fee. You’ll have to check with them to see if they do offer sketches or commissions, and how much they charge for it.

"So and So" was listed on the site as a guest yesterday, and now they're gone? What happened?
• Check out the Guests Page on the website. Any guests that have had to cancel the show are listed there.

I'm interested in an Artist Alley table. Are there any available?
• Head over to the Exhibitor Page. If the Exhibitor Application & Agreement forms are still listed there, then there are still tables left. Once the tables are sold out, the forms will come down!

I'm interested in an Artist Alley table. How do I know if I qualify for one?
• We don't discriminate over different types of artists. It's called "Artist Alley", not "Comic Book Artist Alley". We allow any kind of artist, or creative type who wants to set up in Artist Alley. We've had T-Shirt Printers, Face Painters, Toy Sculptors, FX Make-Up Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, and of course, Comic Book Artists and Creators. The only rule that we have is that you're not setting up just to sell your personal comic book collection and that you don't display Adult Related materials. Other than that, all artists are welcome to set up.

I booked an Artist Alley table, can I sell anything at my table?
• Actually, you can sell anything that is your own work. If you made it, you can sell it. If you wrote it, you can sell it. You just can't buy other people's work or items and sell there.

I booked an Artist Alley table, what time and what day do I have to move my stuff in/can I order electricity/what if I need an extra chair/where can I find Tax forms/etc.?
• Head over to the Exhibitor Page which contains all the information you need to know about coming to the show.

I booked an Artist Alley table, can I pick the spot where I get placed?
• Not really. You can note on your Artist Alley Registration form where you would like to be placed, or what other artists you would like to be placed near, and we will do our best to accommodate. Just remember, we do not make any promises about placement, and cannot guarantee locations.

Do I have to take my items with me at night, or can I leave them at my table after the show closes?
• We suggest covering up your table before you leave for the night, but we do have 24 hour security keeping things safe.


Ticketing questions:

How can I order tickets?
• Check out our Tickets Page!

Can I buy tickets at the door, or do I have to buy them in advance?
• You can buy them at the door, but you would not get the pre-order discounts, or incentives, and the line to buy tickets at the show is generally longer than the line to pick up tickets bought in advance.

What do the VIP tickets get me?
• Generally, VIP tickets get you in to the show all three days (or more if there is a preview night). It also gets you into the con before everyone else, as well as a big bag of goodies hand picked for you, and access to special VIP ONLY events!

What is the deadline for ordering advanced tickets?
• Generally, the tickets will stop being sold online the week of the actual show.

I didn’t actually buy the ticket, my mom did, and I don’t have ID. How do I get into the show.
• Don’t worry, all the info about the ticket is on file. Just head to the registration area and someone there will help you out.

Will the tickets sell out?
• It is possible. Buying your tickets in advance will save you a lot of headaches!

Can I re-enter the show if I leave?
• Yes you can! Your admission is good for the whole weekend. Keep in mind though that if the show is full, the Fire Marshal sometimes institutes a "One in one out" policy. So until some people leave the con, no new people will be allowed in. The way to beat that is with a VIP Ticket! VIP ticket holders don't have to wait in that line.

What’s the difference between buying the tickets in advance and buying them at the door?
• The tickets are $10 cheaper online than at the door, and the line to check in with your advanced purchased ticket is shorter than waiting in line to buy a ticket.

The name on my ticket isn’t mine. Will I have trouble getting into the event?
• No. The name on your tickets bear no factor in your admittance. Your ticket will be validated based on the unique confirmation code on each ticket. Just present your ticket.

I can’t make the show at all. Can I get a refund?
• No, all tickets purchased for XCON World are non-refundable.


Programming Questions:

Is there a Costume Contest?
• There is! Check the Schedule Page to see when and where!

Are there any panels going on at the Convention?
• Of course! Without panels, it’s just not a Convention! Check the Schedule page for a list of panels and panel times.

Is there an extra charge to attend a panel?
• Generally, no. As long as you’re an attendee of the show, you can attend a panel, Q&A, or contest! Though there may be additional charges for nighttime events, parties, screenings, performances or special events. Be sure to check out the details on the Schedule Page.

I’m a guest, or Artist in Artist Alley, or Publisher, and I would like to host my own panel. Is that possible?
• It is! Contact Robin Roberts – Convention Manager (robin@xconworld.com) and give him the info. If there’s an extra slot for your panel, he’ll try to make it work.

I would like to have my own panel to promote my product or service. Is that possible?
• Generally, no. We reserve our Panel Room slots for our Comic and Media Guests, our Premier Exhibitors, and our main Sponsors. As much as we would love to give Panel time to anyone who wants it, that's just not possible.


Dealer Questions:

How do I buy things at the convention? Do the Dealers only take cash, or can I pay with a Credit Card?
• That depends on the vendor! All of them take cash, some are set up to take Credit Cards. Be sure to ask what forms of payment they accept before agreeing to any purchases.

I want to set up a table and sell at the show, who do I contact?
• Head over to the Exhibitor Page for all the forms and information you need to register.

Do I have to take my items with me at night, or can I leave them at my table after the show closes?
• We suggest covering up your table before you leave for the night, but we do have 24 hour security keeping things safe.

Does my booth come with power?
• Not unless you order it! Check the Exhibitor Page for info on ordering power.


Travel Questions:

Are there any hotels in the area that I can stay at while in town?
• Check our Hotel Page!

Are there any airports in the area that I can fly into?
• The Myrtle Beach International Airport is conveniently located within a few miles of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Is there parking in the area and how much is it?
• There’s a lot! The Myrtle Beach Convention center offers on-site parking. Off-site parking is also available and can be found by using an online mapping website to find out where. As for how much, you’ll have to call the individual parking lots to find out.


General Questions:

Are fans allowed to wear costumes at the Convention?
• Allowed? Actually, they're encouraged!! Wearing costumes at a convention is what it's all about!

Are there costume rules or guidelines?
• Simply put, your costume and it's accessories MUST comply with the local laws where the convention is being held. We insist that your costume not have any parts or accessories that can readily cause harm to you, or any of your fellow con goers. No real weaponry (live firearms, sharp blades, etc.) may be carried. An Airsoft prop is allowed ONLY if it is legal to carry in the city/state/town that the convention is being held in, there are no BB's loaded into it, and there is no battery installed, or gas loaded. Blaze Orange Tips for Airsofts are required in many states, so be sure that you comply with local laws. No parts of your costume can fire, spray, shoot, or ignite. Your costume must be appropriate for all ages. Basically, use common sense. If you have any worry that a part of your costume might cause a problem or get you thrown out of the convention, arrested, or injured, please leave it home.

Can I advertise on your website, on your fliers, or in your program book?
• Sure, check our Sponsorships rates on the Exhibitor Page!

Can I show up at the con and hand out fliers to your attendees?
• Actually, you can't. As the Myrtle Beach Convention Center is private property, soliciting at our show without our permission is illegal. When we spot you, you will be ejected from the show. If we catch you back again, you risk arrest.
• If you'd like to make arrangements with us to distribute your advertising or promotional materials, either by handing them out, or putting them on our "Free Swag" tables, please contact Robin Roberts - Convention Manager (robin@xconworld.com) prior to the show.

Can I volunteer to work at the show?
• Sure! We always need people! Please contact Robin Roberts - Convention Manager (robin@xconworld.com) for more information on volunteering.

What time do the doors open/close?
• Check out the Schedule page to see what times XCON World will open/close each day.

Are bags and backpacks permitted into the show?
• Yes they are. We do ask that you use common sense when toting them around, as some backpacks are large, bulky and unwieldy and can block aisles or knock into things when you turn around.
• Also, bags may be subject to search, so be sure you don’t have anything in there that you shouldn’t!

Can I bring a pet to the show with me?
• No you may not. The only animals allowed at the show are licensed Service Animals.

XCON WORLD VIII
May 15, 16, & 17

Myrtle Beach
Convention Center

2101 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


ADMISSION:
3 Day Badge:
$20 per person (in advance)
$25 per person (at the door)

VIP Package:
$200 per person (at the door)

Kids 12 & Under get in FREE!

***Call for Group Rates***


ORGANIZED BY:
THE PALMETTO ARTS ALLIANCE
807 Main Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-4840