The Can’t Miss Event to Start Your Summer – June 21st-23rd

FAQs

FAQs2024-02-23T21:18:18-08:00
What if I get hurt or require any type of assistance?2023-02-05T14:36:55-08:00

The staff at the Washington State Summer Con is there to help. The Central Pierce Fire and Rescue and the Puyallup Police Department will be at the event in case of any emergency.  Each section will have Summer Con personnel assigned to assist with first aid, security, booth concerns, questions, lost items, and any other issues that may arise. Our professional and courteous staff makes the vendors, exhibitors, and attendees their priority with safety being the most paramount followed by ensuring an environment that promotes friendliness and fun.

When do tickets go on sale?2023-02-05T14:43:05-08:00

Admission Tickets go on sale from late February to early March each year.

What is the Washington State Summer Con2023-02-05T14:35:49-08:00

It is a gathering of people who enjoy toys, comic books, movies, television shows, collectibles, video games, and other fun in a celebration-styled convention.  The Washington State Summer Con will deliver the best that the Pacific Northwest offers and caters to fans of all genres, ages, and demographics.  It will feature a wide variety of vendors, artists, authors, comic book creators, crafters, and games, and that is just the beginning.

The event will feature gaming tournaments, cosplay contests, kids’ activities, static displays, instructional panels, education, and so much more.  Most of the attractions and exhibits at the event will be included in the ticket price.  Additional costs will always be clearly outlined.

This show is designed around the attendees’ experience with quality and interactive content designed to provide a safe and celebratory experience across the many different fandoms that we all enjoy.

Will I be on camera?2023-02-05T14:36:26-08:00

The short answer is yes, but not necessarily intentionally. Because of the nature of the show, hundreds of people will be taking photos and short videos to post to their various social media accounts and to share with family and friends. Likewise, our staff will be taking photos and shooting videos for promotional use. YouTubers, celebrity guests, and others will also be recording with various methods as well.  Chances are you might end up photographed or videoed.

How much is parking?2023-02-05T14:22:38-08:00

Parking is FREE at the Washington State Fair and Events Center.  Use the Blue Parking Lot for entry to Summer Con.

Can I bring my pet?2023-02-05T14:37:22-08:00

Only State Approved Companion/Working animals are allowed.

When will Photo Ops and Autographs go on sale?2024-02-22T10:06:37-08:00

Some individual photo ops will go on sale on February 22nd at 8:00 p.m., but MOST photo ops and group photo ops will go on sale throughout March and after we complete announcing our lineup.

Most Autographs will be purchased directly from the guests at the show.

Will there be food and beverages available on site?2023-02-05T14:39:11-08:00

Yes. Food is one of the staples at the Washington State Fair.  We will have the full food court open inside the show with seating.  The offerings will include BBQ, Pizza, Burgers, Fisher Scones, and other options.  More booths may be added as we near the event.

I can’t purchase SuperFan Opportunities or Photo Ops?2023-02-05T14:33:01-08:00

You must be an admission ticket holder in order to pre-purchase any Autograph and Photo Ops.  Once you have purchased your tickets, the website will allow you to make any SuperFan Opportunity or Photo Op purchases.

Can I bring a backpack or bag?2023-02-05T14:23:03-08:00

Yes.  Security personnel will be at the gate performing back checks for the safety of all attendees.

How do tickets work?2023-02-05T14:23:46-08:00

Tickets are purchased on our website.  After they are purchased, you will be emailed your tickets immediately.  Staff will scan the QR code on paper or via smartphone and allow access to the show.  Once a Ticket/QR Code is scanned, it will no longer be active for that day of the show.  Re-entry is allowed with a hand stamp provided at the exit along with an intact and unaltered badge.

If occupancy allows, tickets may be purchased at the gate on the day of the show.

Can I take purchases to my car and come back in?2023-02-05T14:22:02-08:00

Yes, the ticketholder will be hand stamped for return entry.  Anyone wishing to re-enter must get a hand stamp while wearing their badge prior to exiting the blue gate.

Will CGC, CBCS, or COA be at Summer Con?2023-02-05T14:14:08-08:00

Comic Sketch Art will be on-hand handling all of your witnessing and submission for CGC.
CBCS will be sending a crew to the show to support their customers.
Genuine COA will have two locations verifying and authenticating any celebrity and guest autographs.

What are the operating hours of the Washington State Summer Con?2024-02-22T10:04:15-08:00

noon pm – 8 pm on Friday, June 21st

10 am – 7 pm on Saturday, June 22nd

10 am – 5 pm on Sunday, June 23rd

VIP badge holders will have access 30 minutes prior to show hours.

Why can’t I purchase some Autographs online?2023-02-05T14:13:32-08:00

Most autographs and signatures are not available for pre-sale and will be available at the show to purchase from each of the Guests.  VIP Opportunities and Photo Ops are purchased in advance to give us an idea of how much time to schedule for each celebrity prior to their arrival.

What are your safety protocols? Is there a vaccine or mask requirement?2023-02-05T14:11:58-08:00

Here is a link to our most current safety protocols:  http://wasummercon.com/show-safety/

We do not anticipate adding additional requirements than are currently imposed and required by the Governor and the local department of health. Currently, we are not required to check for vaccination status, masks are no longer required for indoor and outdoor spaces, and we expect that will continue through our show in June.  We support anyone that would like to wear a mask for their own personal safety or precaution.

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