Early Bird Badge Pick Up and Stan Lee Ticket Holder Information
The show is a little over a week away and we're incredibly excited to have you here, participating in all that the 2013 Big WOW! ComicFest has to offer! In order to make your badge check-in go as smooth as possible, we'll be offering an early bird badge pickup time as outlined below. Please remember to bring either your Paypal receipt or your Store ticket with you when you come to the Admission area in front of Hall 3 of the San Jose Convention Center. We know many of you have also picked up tickets for Stan Lee Photographs and Autographs and can't wait to meet "The Man" himself. While we're still finalizing some of the details, we've also provided Stan's schedule during the show below, and how to pickup the tickets you purchased online in advance of the show.
EARLY BIRD BIG WOW! COMICFEST BADGE PICKUP
For your convenience there will be a Early Bird Badge Pickup on Friday night, May 17th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. If you have pre-purchased a ticket on-line or at a store, you can save time Saturday or Sunday mornings by coming in and redeeming your "Printed Paypal Receipt" or "Store Ticket" for your Big Wow! ComicFest badge. The show opens at 10:00 AM to the general public both Saturday and Sunday, so have your badge and be ready to enjoy the fun. If you are unable to pick up your badge on Friday evening, you'll be able to pick them up both Saturday and Sunday morning starting at 9am. Lines will form downstairs in front of Hall 3. Just follow the signs that we'll have posted.
STAN LEE'S SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Stan Lee will only be at Big WOW! ComicFest on Sunday May 19th. We're finalizing the details on where lines will form for those who have purchased advance Autograph, Signature, and Combo Packages, but Stan will be in Panel Room C during most of the show. Photographs with Stan Lee will be taken from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, and Autographs by Stan Lee will be done between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. We'll have more details posted on Monday, May 13th regarding when and where the lines will form.
STAN LEE TICKET PICKUP
If you purchased advance tickets for Stan Lee, tickets can be picked up at our special Stan Lee Ticket Booth in the Admission area during regular show hours on Saturday (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Sunday (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Please have your Paypal receipts with you to redeem your tickets.
Big WOW! ComicFest will be featuring some great show exclusives this year. Fiona and Cake BOOM! Studios Prints are $10.00 each for prints #1 - #4. Our very own "Beauty & the Beast" art book will be available for a special $20.00 price during the show. Beauty & the Beast features artwork by Sanjulian, Frank Cho, Travis Charest, Joe Linsner and many others. You'll also be able to pick up exclusive Big WOW! comics and prints at the Aspen booth, a limited edition Superman print by Nate Watson, and a limited edition print by SLG Publishing.
Incredible Comic Creators
Stan Lee headlines an impressive guest list at this years Big WOW! ComicFest. Joining Stan are some of today's top comic industry professionals including Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), J Scott Campbell (Gen13), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), and Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers). There are so many more confirmed guests added to our website so head on over for a look!
Special Celebrity Guests
Actor, writer, and producer Thomas Jane, star of "The Punisher" film and the HBO favorite series "Hung", is also the author of the comic book series Bad Planet!
Jane is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! Jane is back at work, having just wrote a new story for the 2011 Simpsons Tree House of Horror comic book, and her own series (starring Jane herself) Lady Robotika, drawn by Big Wow! buddy and Special Guest Bill Morrison!
Advance Ticket Sales and Hotel Information
Advance Attendee Ticket sales are now available both online and at many local comic shops in the Bay area. Tickets will also be sold from the box office at the convention hall both days of the show. Advance ticket sales are discounted!
If you're in need of a place to stay during the show our Hotels page is up-to-date with hotels that have special rates for Big WOW! ComicFest Attendees.
And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:
Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games with Sanctioned Tournaments and Live Demonstrations of Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Hero Clix, and more!
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