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Bring lots of cash! Seriously! There is not a cash machine at the venue. Also maybe have a wander around before you spend, that way you will have an idea of what you want to spend your money on! Simples! Not all vendors will accept card payments so if you wish to purchase an item from one of the exhibitors on the day we recommend you bring cash with you. If you have a budget, bring that budget with you! The special guest signings take cash only.
Catering services (including the bar) and pay on the day entry tickets are provided by Magna who take digital payments only.
We understand how overwhelming it can be to meet our Special Guests, and whilst we horror fans all know them very well, they do not know us from Adam! Please be courteous and respectful; please don’t make them feel uncomfortable by doing creepy weird stuff like staring at them from a distance! They are human beings not creatures from outer space!
In most cases the Special Guest will charge you for all signings, if in doubt do ask the guest’s assistant.
Please note the guests signing and photo op price is set by the guest and/or their agents, and may differ between other shows and is not under our control.
Yes!! If you are new to the convention scene it might take you by surprise, but it is quite normal for this type of event. So if there is a guest you simply have to meet, get in early, or better still attend on the Sunday (usually it’s a quieter day). There will usually be lines for the special guests. If there is a busy queue for your chosen guest, you will be given a ticket and asked to return at another time.
Unfortunately not as we don’t have the capacity to arrange this at the moment.
This is set by the special guest or their agent. However, it is usually between £20 – £70. HorrorConUK cannot guarantee that you will get a signing. Sunday is usually a quieter day than Saturday and lines are quicker and easier to get through.
Yes, there will be professional photo opportunities. You will receive a glossy 8×10 of you with the special guest in front of a professional backdrop. However the number is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. If you book a photo you must be available to attend 5 minutes before you are scheduled, so if your photo is at 11 be there for 10:55am, the shoots are very tight – if you show up late we cannot guarantee your photo, its a bit like turning up late to the airport for a flight and asking the Steward to “Get the plane to come back”! Put an alarm on your phone to remind you!
Photo Shoots will take place upstairs in the Fuel room – entry is via The Red Hall Restaurant stairs. Whilst in the queue for your photo shoot please have your ticket ready to hand to our lovely assistants to scan. Once inside the photo area please get ready for your photo – maybe take off your coat and be ready to place your belongings on the table inside (we will look after your stuff!). The line moves very quickly once you’re with the guest, you have around 30 seconds! So consider the pose you want taken before you get inside! No kissing or lifting of the guests allowed! Sorry! Your photo is ready for collection a few seconds after it has been taken. If you have left your belongings with us don’t forget to pick them up! We use professional photographers so there shouldn’t be any problems with your photo, but if something is wrong with your photograph e.g. you blinked etc or did a wonky face, you MUST let the photographer know there and then otherwise it is impossible to rectify afterwards. Refunds cannot be given on photographs. A photo shoot schedule of time slots will be published on our website around week before the event.
Generally photos with special guests are priced around £20 to £60 per person, prices will be posted on the website nearer the time, when photo bookings are being taken. More than one person may have their photo taken with the guest, however the charge will be the same as it is a per person cost with each party receiving one copy of the photo. Up to two children under the age of 12 may accompany a paying adult on a photo but only one copy of the photo will be provided.
These are not guaranteed but the photographer does usually make them available for a fee after the event.
The cost of the photograph with the guest does not include signing. You will be able to get the photo signed at the usual cost when the guest is back at their signing table.
Please respect Special Guests and their wishes, most will oblige with a snap when purchasing an autograph – but if in doubt please do ask them.
Yes you may take photographs. Although flash photography is strictly forbidden during Q & As, talks and films as we do not wish to temporarily blind the special guests or Comperes! If you share your photos or films of HorrorConUK on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media we reserve the right to share those photos and use them on our website.
If you are filming on a mobile phone for your own personal use then that’s OK. However other filming requires HorrorConUK’s express written permission.
By attending HorrorConUK you give your consent for us to use your image in any marketing of our future events. If a photographer asks to take your photo you may of course decline.
No. You are purchasing a photo opportunity with a guest and a photograph only. You may get the photo signed at the usual price when the guest is back at their signing table.
Yes. Without a ticket to HorrorConUK you will not be allowed entry into the venue!