What is South Texas Comic Con?

South Texas Comic Con is a pop culture celebration where fans of comic books, fantasy, sci-fi, gaming and other genres can gather to meet artists, actors, writers, and publishers and to make friends with people who share their interests. Fans can enjoy autograph sessions, photo ops and Q&A panels with celebrities, cosplay contests, art workshops, video and card gaming tournaments, the Artist Alley, Vendor Market, our Kid’s Zone and so much more.

When and where is South Texas Comic Con?

Our 4th annual South Texas Comic Con will be held April 28 – April 30, 2017 at the Mcallen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas.


Where can I purchase tickets?

Click to purchase passes

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

South Texas Comic Con has a no-refund policy. If you cannot attend the event you may make other arrangements like selling your ticket or giving it away.

Do you offer group discounts?

South Texas Comic Con will again be offering group discounts for schools. Contact us for more information.


Can you replace my wristband if it has been lost?

STXCC will not replace lost or removed wristbands. Please leave wristbands on overnight for re-entry into the event the following day. Multi-day wristbands are plastic and waterproof.


Is this event for children?

South Texas Comic Con is a family friendly event with activities for children of all ages. Children 5 years old and younger are welcome free with an adult. Children ages 6 – 12 may buy a discounted Kid’s Pass.

How many children are allowed to enter free per paid adult?

Up to 3 children (Ages 5 and under only) are allowed to enter the event free per one paid adult. Additional children may buy a discounted child pass.

How does the Kid’s 3-Day Pass work?

Children ages 6 – 12 can purchase a discounted Kid’s 3-Day Pass. Each Kid’s 3-Day Pass is good for the entire weekend.

I have a VIP Pass with the Early Access Perk, can my child get into the event early with me?

Yes, your children ages 12 and under can enter the event early with you. Limit of 2 children per paid VIP adult. Children 5 years old and younger do not need a pass. Children ages 6 – 12 will need a Child’s Pass to enter. All other ages will need to have their own VIP Pass in order to qualify for the VIP Early Access Perk.

I have a VIP Pass, can my child sit with me in the area reserved for VIP attendees during panels?

Due to limited reserved priority seating, VIP attendees with children will be seated after all other VIP attendees have been seated, but before general admission attendees. Up to 2 children per paid VIP adult. Please be aware that seating is limited.


Should I come in costume?

Many of the attendees will be in “cosplay” or wearing costumes of their favorite characters. All genres of costumes are welcome, including comic book, video game, sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, anime, television and film, pop culture, etc.

Do you have any rules for cosplay?

Yes we do, please read them here. South Texas Comic Con and our venue provide security and staff who enforce all cosplay rules and our Anti-Harassment Policy.

Will there be a Cosplay Contest?

South Texas Comic Con will be hosting Cosplay Contests for both children and adults. See more information about the Cosplay Contest here.


Which celebrity guests will be at South Texas Comic Con 2016?

Check out our Guest List for the most up to date information about the celebrity guests that will be in attendance at South Texas Comic Con 2016.

Do I need a special pass to meet the celebrity guests?

No, you do not need a special pass to meet celebrity guests, but attendees with VIP Passes will be granted priority in lines for photo ops, autographs, and panels.

Are all guests guaranteed to appear at the event?

All guests that have been officially announced have committed to attend the event, however, all celebrity guests have the right to cancel their appearance if certain circumstances require it. If a guest cancels their appearance it will be announced within 24 hours on our website and social media pages. Please be aware that South Texas Comic Con will not refund tickets due to guest cancellations.

How do I meet the celebrity guest I am coming to see?

Each celebrity will have their own booth in the autograph area and times when attendees can meet them. It is generally free to meet and talk to celebrities in the autograph area, but sometimes their agent will require the purchase of an autograph in order to meet them. Professional Photo Ops are another opportunity for attendees to meet a guest while capturing it with a professionally printed photo.


How can I get an autograph from a celebrity guest?

If you would like to purchase an autograph from your favorite celebrity you can find their booth in the Autograph Area. Once there you can wait in line to get your autograph or photo. STXCC staff will be there to direct you and answer any questions you might have.

Will I be charged for autographs?

Autograph fees vary per the guest. Some comic book and cosplay guests may not charge for autographs or photos, while our TV and film guests generally have a fee for purchasing autographs and taking photos. Prices will be clearly posted at each autograph booth. Prices generally range from $20-$60 for an autograph.

Can I bring my own items to be signed?

Yes you can. Please be aware there may be an additional fee for personal items. Information will be posted online as we announce our guests.


What are professional Photo Ops?

Our professional Photo Ops are available for attendees to have a professional photo taken with their favorite celebrity guest. Photo Ops are taken by a professional photographer and include an 8″x10″ print that is ready within minutes of your Photo Op. Each celebrity guest will have a photo op scheduled at some point during the event. The official South Texas Comic Con Photo Op schedule will be released closer to the event so you can plan ahead.

How do Photo Ops work?

If you have purchased your photo ops in advance you will need to redeem the ticket that was sent to you via email. When you get to South Texas Comic Con just look for the Photo Op Area in the exhibit hall. There you will find staff who will direct you through the photo op. Keep an eye on any possible changes to the photo ops schedule, as the guests will only be doing photo ops during those specific times. The schedule will always be posted online and changes will be announced via our website and social media pages.

How much do the Photo Ops cost?

Photo Op pricing varies for each guest. Prices commonly range from $30 – $75 per Photo Op. Pricing will be listed soon.

Can I buy Photo Ops online?

Yes, you will be able to buy photo ops online before the event. Photo Ops that do not sell out will be available for purchase at the event.

Can I take pictures with celebrities in the Autograph Area?

Some celebrity guests may charge a fee for photos taken with your own camera at their booth in the Autograph Area. All autograph, photo and professional photo op pricing will be posted as we announce our guests for the event.


Where can I find a schedule of panels and events?

You can plan ahead for South Texas Comic Con by viewing the schedule online. When you arrive at the event you can pick up a free event program from the Information Booth. In addition to the Q&A panels STXCC will also be hosting several special events including interactive art, writing and cosplay workshops, group discussions, speakers and more.

How do I attend the panels?

Find out where the panels are located by viewing the schedule and plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the panel is scheduled to begin so you can get in line. Attendees with a VIP Pass will be seated before general admission. Please be aware that seating is limited.

What happens during a panel?

Most of our celebrity guest panels will be led by a moderator and have a Q&A portion. During the Q&A segment of the panel attendees can form a line to ask their question.

Are there any rules for attending the panels?

Disruption of panels will not be tolerated. Attendees are not allowed onstage during any panel or event unless they are instructed to be onstage by event staff. Questions must be relevant to the Guest/Panel and be appropriate for an all age audience.


How can I volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer you can apply online.

If I have volunteered for previous South Texas Conventions events, am I automatically signed up to volunteer again?

No, volunteers will need to re-apply to be a volunteer for South Texas Comic Con 2017.

Is there an age limit to volunteer?

You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.


How can I become an exhibitor at the event?

Sign up and reserve your space online or contact us for more information.


How can I get press credentials to cover the event?

Press Application and more information can be found here.

If you have any other questions please contact us. See you at STXCC 2017!