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What is O Comic Con? When is O Comic Con 2017?

It’s a true indie expo-style comics and pop culture convention now in its third year of operation. O Comic Con will be held July 7th, 8th, and 9th 2017 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA. Please check out our Venue Info page to learn more about the MAC and parking, and to see a map of the space.

What are your event hours?

Friday, July 7th: 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, July 8th: 9 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, July 9th: 9 AM – 5 PM

Who’s going to be there?

You and your whole family, hopefully! Check out our guests page for confirmed guests for 2017. We will be adding and announcing media guests, creator guests, and cosplay guests throughout the year.


How do I buy tickets for O Comic Con?

We encourage the purchase of advance tickets. Advance tickets to O Comic Con are cheaper than door tickets, and they make great gifts, too! All of our advance ticket sales are through Brown Paper Tickets, a fair-trade ticketing company that guarantees the safety of your transaction. BPT can mail paper tickets, email tickets for you to print at home, or send the tickets right to your phone. Purchase advance tickets here. (The link will take you to the Brown Paper Tickets site).

We also sell tickets at the door. Check out our tickets page for more information.

Are advance ticket purchases refundable?

Yes, they are. If you need to refund your ticket for any reason, simply contact us and we will be glad to take care of it for you.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my children?

Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. They do not need tickets. Simply show up with your child, and they will receive a wristband for admittance at the same time you get yours.


During the Show

I’ve never been to a comic con before. What can I expect?

Lots of people are experiencing comic cons for the first time due to the immense popularity of superhero and fantasy stories right now. Check out our OCC 101 Primer for a detailed description of the show for first-timers. We’re excited you’ll be joining us!


How do I see the schedule for O Comic Con?

Just visit ocomiccon.com/schedule and you can check out the hundred-plus hours of great programming at your computer, on your tablet, or on your mobile phone.


What kinds of vendors will be at O Comic Con?

Take a look at our Arena page to see the vendors in order, or Browse Vendors by Category to see the different kinds of vendors at the show. We also have tons of exhibitors and community groups in our ExHall.


Am I allowed to cosplay at O Comic Con? What are the rules for cosplay?

We absolutely encourage you to dress in costume– and you will see plenty of others doing so, as well. We ask that you use common sense when bringing any props or costume items. Paint an orange tip in the barrel of any gun props, please. And when you interact with cosplayers, follow the two golden rules: ask before taking a photo, and do not touch a cosplayer without their consent. Learn more on our cosplay page.


About the Organization

What is an expo-style comic con?

Picture a large, cavernous space. No, not an actual cavern. Now, picture rows and rows of tables filled with vendors, artists, comics writers, exhibitors, and media guests signing autographs and taking photos. No, they don’t have spelunking gear. Or headlamps. I never should have said “cavernous.” Basically, it means that we have two large halls filled to the brim with booths and exhibits. Take a look at our Venue Info to see a map of the space.

What does it mean to have an indie convention?

This event was founded and bootstrapped by just a few people with a desire to invest in the Metro-area fan community. O Comic Con is not one of many events run by a single company: it is our only event, and our goal is to make it a fun place for families of all stripes to celebrate superheroes, sci fi, fantasy, and all things geeky.

Are you accepting applications for volunteers for O Comic Con?

We are currently recruiting volunteers for O Comic Con 2017. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit our volunteers site.

Why is this Omaha Comic Con thing in Council Bluffs? Council Bluffs and Omaha are VERY different places.

Do you need a hug? Are you okay?

Seriously, though, the Mid-America Center (1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501) is a fantastic venue. Parking is free and convenient, and there are ample concessions areas and restroom facilities. Simply put, there’s no better place for a laid-back event with lots of amenities.

This isn’t really a Comic Con.

YOU aren’t really a comic con. Also, that’s not really a question. Do you need a hug? Are you okay?

Well, I never! Who do you think you are, pal?!

We’re Mommy’s special angels. (Meet the team to learn more!)