Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to the most commonly asked questions. Send us your question to info@comiccon.cz, where we will answer it and if it interests more people, we will add it here.

Comic-Con Junior is a pop-culture festival, which has been inspired by Comic-Cons around the world and especially by Comic-Con Prague, with deeper focus on children and teenagers. It brings a wonderful program especially for fans of sci-fi and fantasy in games, films, anime and comics, books and illustrations, music and costumes etc. The program includes Question & Answer sessions, photo opportunities, and autograph sessions with international and Czech actors, comic authors, youtubers, writers, and other artists and interesting personalities. Comic-Con Junior also includes video- and board- gaming tournaments, competitions, workshops, lectures, presentations, exhibitions, sale of fan merchandise…
The first Comic-Con Prague took place at the O2 Universum, a new congress center in Prague, on February 7th-9th, 2020. Attendance was 23,000 participants. The second Comic-Con Prague took place after two rescheduled dates on October 15-17, 2021 with an attendance of 18,500 participants. The third Comic-Con Prague took place after one rescheduled date on April 22-24, 2022 with the same attendance.
Comic-Con Junior is run by Comic-Con Prague s.r.o., which falls under the control of the non-profit group SFK Avalon. This organisation organises events such as Festival fantazie, PragoFFest, and other pop-culture festivals. The main organisers alongside SFK Avalon are Active Radio plc. and its team, No Limits. This team organizes hundreds of different events every year.
Comic-Con Junior takes place in the pavilon E, Výstaviště Brno, Výstaviště 405/1, 603 00 Brno.
There are many different ways to get to Comic-Con Junior. For more information, please see the Information section and click on the Transport.
Saturday 9:00 until 21:00
Sunday 9:00 until 19:00
Events in the games rooms begin immediately after the venue opens.
Events in the halls begin an hour after the venue opens.
Tickets can be purchased through the Ticketstream pre-sale website, at branches or onsite.
Tickets are limited, so they may sell out at the venue.
You can buy tickets for one day, two days, or three days. Ticket prices start at 690 CZK for Friday or Sunday, 990 CZK for Saturday, and 1990 CZK for the whole three days. Ticket prices will increase as we draw closer to the event. VIP tickets cost 4990 Kč. These tickets are valid for the whole three days and pre-sale prices will remain the same until the convention.
Children aged 0 to 3 years inclusive are free, children aged 4 to 9 years inclusive are half price. Proof of the child's age is required.
It is also possible to purchase a discounted family ticket for 2+2 or 1+3.
Disabled persons have half price admission. The entitlement to the discount can be proved by showing the ZTP/P card on the spot.
The ticket price includes access to all programs, including panels with guests, to exhibitions, to most attractions (some have a limited number of places, at some it is necessary to wait or register in advance for a specific time) and all game zones.
There may be an entry fee for some tournaments or attractions.
The ticket price does not include a cloakroom, entry to the guest photography zone and their signing, photographs and autographs of guests.
You have priority access to the building, reserved seats in the front rows of Halls E1 and E2 (not others), until 5 minutes before the start of each show. And priority access to pick up headphones for interpreting and purchase Comic-Con Junior merchandise, as well as to take photos and sign autographs with guests within your selected time slot.
You have an access into VIP zone with free cloakroom.
You will receive a VIP bag with merchandise and gifts at Comic-Con Junior’s merchandising stand.
Yes, it is possible to buy tickets as a gift to someone, tickets are not for specific people.
Unofficial handover or sale of a ticket to someone else is possible. However, with a risk for the buyer - the original owner does not have to send the ticket after payment or he can use its code to enter before the buyer, so the buyer will not have access to the festival.
Neither the organiser nor Ticketmaster will be responsible for tickets purchased in this way.
It isn’t necessary, but it might be better for your own personal comfort (should your phone stop working or there was a problem with the barcode reader etc.). The ticket code can also be photographed.
Ticket code will be scanned upon entry to the festival. Attention: The code can only be scanned once. Once scanned, your ticket becomes void and cannot be used again.
To re-enter within the same day, a wristband must be requested before leaving the building. The opportunity to re-enter the building ends 1.5 hours before the end.
Please do not publish or share your ticket online before the event. Code = ticket, by posting the code you give a ticket to the first person who comes with the code.
One ticket is valid for each day.
There will be a separate entrance to the building for disabled persons, VIP ticket holders and cosplayers whose luggage, costumes, or costume parts do not adhere to the rules for forbidden items.
A separate entrance is available for organizers, vendors, partners, performers, guests and journalists.
Yes, it is one of the requirements of BVV, Ticketstream and organizers. It must be presented to the organiser or an Ticketstream staff member on request.
The festival program and organisation focuses on children, young adults and adults.
Children up to and including 3 years old are free, 4-9 years old are half price.
Adult companions are responsible for the care of these children, the organisers do not assume this responsibility.
Children younger than 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Alternatively, the younger child can be given written parental consent to participate, see the form in the Info section.
Stroller access is permitted, but some areas may be less accessible with a stroller.
Entry with a stroller is possible, but some areas of the festival may be less accessible with a stroller. There are no baby changing facilities in the exhibition area.
No animals or pets are permitted at the festival, except assistance dogs.
Yes, but you must re-activate your ticket again by scanning it on a ticket terminal at the entrance to the venue.
If you do not activate your ticket, you will not be able to re-enter the venue during the same day. You can only return the following day with a valid ticket.
Designated exits should be used when leaving the building. Standard entrance is used for repeated input.
Re-entry is possible no later than 1,5 hour before the end of the program.
Purchased tickets, including VIPs, vouchers for photography, autograph signings, etc., are non-refundable according to legal regulations and established sales rules.
In the case of cancellation the guest's appearance is not entitled to a refund of the entrance fee and VIP tickets. Money for purchased vouchers for autographs and photos with the guest will be refunded after the necessary time at the administration.
Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of admission (including current state anti-covid measures) will not result in a refund.
You are entitled to half price admission and so is your escort if medically necessary.
VIP ticket prices, photo opportunities, and autograph sessions cannot be purchased at a discounted rate.
For official press activities at Comic-Con Junior, you need to get accreditation. The deadline for requesting press accreditation with the email address press@comiccon.cz is 2 weeks before the event. We are not required to adhere to your request, as there are limited places and places for journalists is limited.
Of course! Comic-Con Junior is a great opportunity to meet other fans with similar interests to you.
Pick up an information booklet right at the entrance to the building, it contains maps and other useful information.
Look out for the maps on each floor.
FLOOR 1: Entrance, reception, cloakroom, video game room, board game room, fun activities, Pokémon program, refreshments, toilets
FLOOR 2: program halls E1, E2 and E3, lounges S1-S5, cosplayers' booths, Cosplay Stage, Artist Alley, photo and signing area, partner and vendor booths, exhibitions, cosplayers' changing room, refreshments, toilets...
FLOOR 3: program hall E4, comic creators, comic workshops, exhibitions, PRESS zone, refreshments and toilets...
If your luggage falls does not break the rules for banned items and falls within a size limit of 35 x 45 x 25 cm, then you may use the cloakroom on the 1. floor, for fee. If your luggage does not meet the criteria for entry, it can be deposited in the outdoor storage for a fee or please use other solutions (storage at the station, leaving your luggage with friends, leaving it in your hotel/hostel).
To change into/from the costume, there is a changing and cloaking room at hall E1, accessible through the entrance at cosplaer's booths. Here you will also find first aid for costume damage. This service is free.
More detailed information for fans with costumes can be found here.
Absolutely. You are most welcome to come in costume, but it must meet the costume criteria as set out in the Rules of Participation.
For cosplayers there is a special entrance, where trained service will evaluate the components of your costume and their danger. Imitations of weapons (eg softened larp swords), non-functional weapons and even large suit bags are fine.
Prohibited items can be postponed for an extra charge in the outdoor storage.
Inside is a cloakroom with changing cabins, mirrors and a first aid kit. More detailed information for fans with costumes can be found here.
Cameras including SLRs are allowed to be brought to Comic-Con Junior (but no tripods, lights, etc.). You are welcome to take photos and videos and share on social media with #comicconjunior or #comicconjunior2022.
Flash photography and filming is only allowed within 5 minutes of the start of the show and 5 minutes before the end of the show, during some shows photography and filming may be completely prohibited.
It is also forbidden to obtain photographs with guests other than through official means by purchasing photography vouchers.
Professional/commercial photography and filming and non-fan publication of footage is not permitted without accreditation.
Violation of the rules may result in exclusion from participation without refund of payments.
By participating in Comic-Con Junior, you acknowledge that we can use you in official photographs and videos from the event. Photos and video recordings can be used on the Comic-Con Junior and Comic-Con Prague website, on social media, for Comic-Con Junior and Comic-Con Prague marketing purposes, and in material published by media companies or the event partners.
You will find refreshment stations in the festival area, which are provided by O2 universum.
A list of dining and refreshment options in the area will be added.
Vstup s vlastním občerstvením není povolen.
The BVV and Comic-Con Junior rules do not allow you to bring your own food or drinks.
Exceptions may be special foods for people with a prescribed health diet, aids for diabetics, etc.
Smoking is allowed outdoors, well away from the building (please note that you must collect your return armband before leaving the building).
You will find an ATM right at the Brno Exhibition Centre at Hall E, to be specified later.
Try the Lost & Found section at the Comic-Con Junior reception.
Please write the following information to junior@comiccon.cz: name and surname, topic and format of the event (lecture, quize, talkshow, workshop...), your experience with the making events. We will pass on the heads of the relevant program line according to the topic of the event. The head of the program line will contact you and agree with you on whether to include the event and when, he will inform you about the conditions.
The program has a final deadline a month before the event, but it is better to offer the program as early as possible to increase the chances of inclusion.
The programme of each hall is displayed on a screen or board in front of it.
The program is printed on information boards in the festival.
The programme in electronic and printable form can be found on the festival website in the Programme section ONE WEEK BEFORE THE FESTIVAL.
Access is to all programs where there is free seats, even during the programs (but under the conditions of non-disruption of other participants and authors of the programs). The capacity of the program halls is organized by the organizer.
In the main halls E1 and E2, the organizer will offer the vacant VIP seats 5 minutes before the start of the show for all other participants.
Some attractions can be accessed only after prior registration at a specific time, some only with waiting.
We do not plan on clearing the rooms between events. Nonetheless, we will clear rooms between events should the need arise during the festival itself.
Each fan program line has its program leaders, usually three, are labeled with the plastic card "Vedoucí programu".
If you have a question about the program, use the program published before entering the hall or on the Internet, please do not disturb the course of the program.
The main stages have professional stage managers available only to guests, moderators, etc. Therefore please ask questions on the main stages program at the reception of Comic-Con Junior. The organizers in yellow ORGANIZER T-shirts at the entrance to the main halls will help the participants.
Events with international guests in halls E1, E2 and E4 will partialy be in English. In Hall E1 and E4, they will be simultaneously interpreted into Czech into special headphones. Details for getting earphones you can find in other question here. In hall E2 events will be interpreted on the stage or they will not be interpreted.
Films will be screened in their original format with Czech subtitles. Most video games will be in English.
Programs in other halls will mostly be in Czech. There will be some exceptions of English programs, which will not be translated.
At the Comic-Con Junior merch booth, you will pay a deposit of 500 CZK (also possible by credit card) and receive a plastic card. You can exchange the card for headphones. You hand in the headphones and get the card back. You can keep the card with you for the whole day of Comic-Con Junior.
When you don't need the card in the evening, you return it to the merch booth and get your deposit back less the current rental fee (cash only).
ATTENTION! The fee is charged separately for each day. So if you forget to return your card on the same day, you will pay the fee for the next day.
Artist Alley is a place, where you can purchase smaller items of fan merchandise, accessories, printed photos with autographs etc. It is also suitable for cosplayers, makers of small jewellery, writers, comic book authors, sellers of items from their vast collection etc.
It is forbidden to sell goods that violate copyright or industrially produced goods.
Top and well-known actors either don't go to the cones at all or they choose a lot where to go. They charge millions of CZK for a one-day appearance. Normally, millions are reached also by the requirements of the main stars of popular current series. Photographs and signatures would cost ten thousand CZK or more. The price (among other things, but for simplicity) is based on costs, budgeting on the number of photos and signatures, which can actually be realized in standard working hours. There are only a few people in the Czech Republic who would pay such a much money for a photo or signature. So from a certain required money of the agents of the actors, it even makes sense to consider inviting the actor.
Believe that selecting guests and dealing with agents is a very demanding job, believe that we do more than the maximum, and thanks to that we managed to arrange guests that the Comic-Con in a small Czech Republic could not afford.
Rewards for appearance in cones is a standard part of actors' income. It is a job like any other, it takes several days (it is necessary to count all the time spent away from home). Rewards for relatively well-known actors are relatively high, they are thousands to usually tens of thousands, the most famous actors ask for hundreds of thousands of dollars, euros, british pounds.
Photographs and autographs cannot be provided free of charge, the interest would exceed the technical and time possibilities. Guest costs cannot be covered only by the entrance fee.
The money paid for professional photos and autographs of the actors cover only PART of the organizer's costs: rewards for actors and their agents, air tickets and ground transport, accommodation, per diem, for well-known actors also the costs of participation of their agents, technical support of facilities, discussions, photography and signing, staff taking care of it, promotion and other associated costs ...
You can purchase a photo with the guest and/or a studio photo of the guest and/or his/her autograph in advance at the Comic-Con Junior e-shop or on site at convention. After payment you will receive a unique code.
A week before the festival or on site, you enter the unique code into the same e-shop and choose a specific time for the photo shoot/signing from the available options. This also applies to VIP participants.
At the selected time, you will arrive in the photo / autograph zone on the 1st floor, you will proof the second unique code obtained at the time of withdrawal and receive a photo (within 30 seconds of taking the photo) or an autograph.
If you don't receive a purchase confirmation, code, etc., you need to address it EARLY at shop@comiccon.cz, not in FB messages, etc.
At the entrance to the photo area, you put down your luggage/mobile, etc., sanitize your hands, on the instruction of the attendant you approach the actor, greet him/her, stand in position. A professional photographer will take your picture, check the result on the screen and send it to the press. In the meantime, you say goodbye, take your belongings and wait outside for a few tens of seconds for the printed 20x30 cm photo. A code in the corner of it will then allow you to download a digital copy after a certain amount of time after the con.
One photo voucher is for one to two people. More people = more vouchers.
Failure to take a photo or sign at the chosen time will result in the loss of the photo or signature. But ask the staff in the photo and autograph zone for spare time, they will try to help you, if possible.
One photo voucher is for one or two people (including children).
For a photo with more persons at a time, it is necessary to purchase the appropriate number of vouchers.
The number of printed photos equals the number of vouchers.
If any of the guest actors do not arrive for any reason at the current Comic-Con Prague and do not promise a replacement, we will automatically refund payments for photos and signatures with them after the time necessary for administration (this can be up to two months if appearance was cancelled shortly before the CCP).
If a guest actor fails to attend the current Comic-Con Prague for any reason and promises to attend the next one, you will either wait for their next appearance or, within 14 days of notification of the guest's non-attendance on the Comic-Con Prague website and Facebook page, write to shop@comiccon.cz requesting a full refund, your booking details for retrieval and account number for a full refund for photography and signing with the guest actor.
This does not apply to non-actor guests as we do not sell photography and signing with them, there is nothing to refund with them.
Tickets remain valid and a change of date or place is not a reason to return them, in accordance with the applicable legal rules of ticket sales.
If actual Comic-Con Junior is completely canceled without compensation, the entrance fee will be refunded after necessary time for administration. This scenario is unlikely, we will always try to keep the fans from losing the experience and we will look for another date.
When eventually changing the date of Comic-Con Junior, we will do everything to ensure that there are as few changes as possible in the guest list. Of course, it will depend on the specific situation of each guest, but we believe that the changes will be minimal.
If you change the date of Comic-Con Junior, you can choose between waiting for the new date and getting a full refund for your purchased photography and signing with the cast.
For a refund, the non-negotiable condition is to request a refund within 14 days of notification of the date change via the Comic-Con Junior website and Facebook page exclusively to shop@comiccon.cz.
Covid-19 is an infectious disease that can result in serious and potentially fatal disease. In any environment where people congregate, there is a risk of Covid-19 transmission. This risk increases in confined spaces and with an increased number of people.
Although all contractors should take enhanced security measures to help participants stay safe, a risk cannot be completely ruled out.
By participating in the event, you assume all risks associated with Covid-19. You must comply with all government regulations aimed at preventing the transmission of the virus, follow the organiser's instructions and protect yourself and others. Failure to comply with the rules may result in immediate exclusion from participation without refund.
The basic regulations for protection against covid-19 are set by the state, including conditions for entry.
BVV is adopting new and increased security measures to help event participants stay safe.
As the organizer of Comic-Con Junir, we provide disinfection of places with increased risk, we provide germicidal lamps (destroys bacteria and viruses) in the photo / autograph zone...
We do not underestimate the risk, but at the same time we are not inclined to cause unnecessary fear.
But the main thing is the responsibility of each participant to comply with the established regulations and measures.
You are responsible for the protection of yourself and your surroundings, for compliance with the regulations and measures of the state, O2 universe and the organizer. Failure to comply with the rules may result in the participant being excluded from the event without refund.
We want to protect you and our guests.
Keep larger spacings in the queue.
There will be disinfection stands and professional germicidal lamps for continuous cleaning of the air from bacteria and viruses at the place of photography and signing. Veils are not necessary during the shooting itself.
Disinfect your hands before shaking hands with the guest. Do not touch the guest in any other way.
If necessary, we will take further measures, but we want to keep the possibility of obtaining photos and signatures from guests.
The current rules do not impose any restrictions on participation.