ATTENDEE FAQ

 

What is 8-Bit Block Party?

8-Bit Block Party is a one day festival celebrating cosplay, video games, anime, comic books, sci-fi, tabletop game, and popular “geek” culture.  

 

When is 8-Bit Block Party?

8-Bit Block Party takes place in March 28, 2020.

 

Where does the event take place?

It will take place at the San Antonio Event Center. 

 

Is 8-Bit Block Party a family-friendly event?

Absolutely. We have made it our mission to celebrate all type of games for the kid of all ages! In fact, kids 5 and under are admitted free.

 

Does my child have to buy a ticket, too?

Children ages 5 and under get in for free (with a paid adult admission).

 

How do I buy tickets? Are they available at the door?

Tickets for 8-Bit Block Party can be purchased online. They will be available at the door for an additional price, so purchase one ahead of time!

 

What is your attendance, cancelation, and privacy policy?

All attendees of 8-Bit Block Party must possess an 8-Bit Block wristband for admission into the 8-Bit Block Party Event. Children 12

and under are considered to possess the equivalent pass as their parent or guardian and must be accompanied at all times. A Children's ticket for ages 6 to 12 is available for purchase.

The 8-Bit Block Party event is a limited access event that occurs in the entirety of the San Antonio Event Center (this includes the Dealer area, Celebrity signing area, Artist Alley, Video Game area, and card/board game area and the parking lot area assigned to food trucks) 


By registering for and in consideration for being admitted to the Event, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio, visual and/or other means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity. Holder also hereby: (1) releases 8-Bit Block Party from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property,

infringement of any right or any other claim or course of action of any kind; (2) authorizes and permits 8-Bit Block Party and its designees which include but are not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors, and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her

name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter known for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of the event. Holder agrees not to make any recordings of any kind at designated activities without the express written permission of 8-Bit Block Party. 8-Bit Block Party

reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the Event facilities any person who in our sole and absolute discretion is

behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which we reasonably consider to be disruptive of the Event.

Ticket holders assume all risk incidental to participation in all activities, loss or damage to property and release management, its employees and agents against any claims.

8-Bit Block Party retains the right to modify these rules as needed. 

 

Unfortunately, there are no refunds on 8-Bit Block Party passes for any reason.

 

No credit card information is shared or provided to any third party at any time. Demographic information collected may or may

not be used by 8-Bit Block Party. By purchasing through this site you grant permission for 8-Bit Block Party to contact you via email, mail, or telephone. This communication can be opted out of at any time.

By registering to attend this event, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to the cancellation policy and liabilities listed above.

 

I'm a Actor/Celebrity/Pop Culture Personality interested in being a guest/featured talent for 8-Bit Block Party. Whom should I contact?

Please email us at info@8bitblockparty.com

 

CELEBRITIES AND PANELS

 

How much do guests charge for autographs?

This varies.  Media guests usually charge for an autograph.  Additionally, guests sometimes charge for photos/selfies, voice recordings, and other elements available during signings. ATMs will be available on site.

 

Can I bring something for them to sign?

Of course! Most celebrities have their own pictures to sign for you, or will be happy to sign an item you bring.

 

Can I take pictures at the autograph table?

This is largely dependent on each celebrity guest. They will have something posted at their table.


Will you have Q&A panels?

Yes! Panel schedule will be announced closer to the event.

 

What happens during the panels?

Every attendee can enjoy these scheduled panels regardless of your ticket type. Please note that each panel is subject to capacity.

 

I Purchased my ticket in advance, but I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

 8-Bit Block Party, like other companies that run pop culture conventions, calculates event budgets and creates scheduled entertainment based on advance ticket sales. As a result, we cannot (under any circumstance) offer refunds once a ticket has been purchased. That said, you CAN update your advance ticket’s name and information before online pre-registration ends.  For further clarification, email info@8bitblockparty.com.

 

COSPLAY

 

Is cosplay allowed?

Of course! We celebrate it and encourages attendees to dress up as their favorite pop-culture-themed characters. We will have a costume contest. Details will be posted to our website's EVENTS page, once finalized.

 

Are weapons allowed?

Any and all LIVE weapons are NOT allowed. — Leave your pistols, knives, rocket launchers, etc., at home.

All weapons, props, or anything remotely weapon-like must be checked with Security when you enter the convention.

ALL costume weapons must be inspected at the Weapons Check area. Security will thoroughly inspect and mark weapons of any kind, to ensure that they are safe and inoperable.
All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
All weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons and must be constructed from safe, lightweight material. Approved materials are: rubber, plastic, foam, cardboard, and paper-mâché.
NO LIVE STEEL at all will be permitted on the premises of the San Antonio Events Center.

 

Are there any restrictions on what I can wear?

We are a family-themed event, please use your best judgment in keeping your costume tasteful at all times. NO nudity nor see-through material exposing body parts beyond the boundaries of good taste will be allowed. If needed, you may be asked to leave by our staff or security.

 

What is 8-Bit Block Party's Anti-Harassment Policy?

We want you to have a super time, free from any worry. We will not tolerate harassment of ANY kind. If you witness or are victim to any type of harassment during the con, contact either a staff member or volunteer shirts to report it. Staff will work with security and local law enforcement, as needed.

Contact Us

8-Bit Block Party

March 28, 2020

10 am - 7 pm

San Antonio Events Center

8111 Meadow Leaf Dr

San Antonio, TX 78227
info@8bitblockparty.com

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We’ll see you March 28!

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