NOR-CON’s frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
Saturday 28th September 2019
Early Bird Entry – 09:30
General Admission – 10:30
Show closes 17:00
Sunday 29th September 2019
Early Bird Entry – 09:30
General Admission – 10:30
Show closes 16:00
You can still purchase ticket(s) online ON THE DAY if you like. You can even book your tickets (subject to availability) whilst queuing to get in but we do advise booking your tickets early to avoid disappointment. As long as we have ticket availability for the day you want to attend, you can get a ticket to get in. In fact, its actually cheaper to buy a ticket online than the previous pay on the door system.
So technically,YES you can pay on the day, you just book your tickets online via your mobile, laptop, Pad and get your tickets that way (subject to availability).
There is lots to see at NOR-CON, from exhibits and displays to vehicles and costumes and cosplay, demos, body painting and a lot more.
Please be aware though that even though you may meet a Disney Princess or Iron Man, some of the costumers and cosplayers that attend may have costumes that are a little intimidating or scary to younger children or people of a sensitive nature. There is plenty of room though to move away.
PLEASE ensure you bring enough money with you for your visit.
We understand that some people with a disability may require a carer to attend. Therefore we allow registered carers free entry when accompanying a disabled person. Please email us for a link to our carer pass application page.
Eligibility to apply for a Carer Pass is set out below; receipt of any other disability or age-related benefits, pass or permit which is not specified in the eligibility criteria cannot be accepted when applying for carer pass.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)High rate care.
Attendance Allowance (AA).
Blind Persons Registration.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP); Enhanced Care.
Armed Forces Independence Payment.
We will also do our very best to make sure that disabled people are escorted to the front of any queues or have priority seating for stage talks etc but please be aware that this is not always possible.
As we are exceptionally busy setting up the show in the week leading up to NOR-CON 2019, the applications for carer passes will cease on Friday 20th September 2019. No applications for carer passes will be accepted after this date.
To avoid the carer pass system being abused, all carer discount codes will be flagged on entry and you may be requested to supply appropriate identification and documentation.
All children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult – in this circumstance, as an adult must be present, there will be no necessity for a carer pass to be issued.
We will not allow any food or drinks to be brought into the venue..
Costumers are reminded that this is a family friendly event so should dress and behave appropriately.
The beauty of NOR-CON is that you can pretty much come dressed in whatever character you like as long as it is not political, sexually explicit or religious. We have a fantastic and diverse amount of visitors who make some truly awesome costumes. We never really know what we are going to get until the day.
Please be aware that even though you may see various fun cosplayer costumes such as MARVEL, DC, DISNEY and similar costumes, “some” cosplay costumes may be a little intimidating for younger children and people of a nervous disposition and we ask that appropriate adult, carer discretion/supervision is advised.
Most of the people in costume or cosplay will happily pose for a photograph if asked nicely.
PLEASE, as a matter of courtesy, be polite and ask them first if it is OK to take a photograph. Please respect their decision. NOR-CON Events Limited are not responsible for any photographs taken at the event by third parties and where they are used or published.
Yes, we have our Adult and Kids Cosplay Competitions on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2019. This is limited to 50 entrants per Competition as we simply do not have the time available to cater for more so it’s first come first served. You can sign up in the main Arena at out cosplay registration desk situated near the main stage.
Kids Cosplay Competition. Ages 3-13 years , Suitable geeky goodies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Adult Cosplay Competition for 14 years upwards – We have Prize pack ups for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Please see the COSPLAY page for all rules and conditions.
Yes you can use your own camera or phone to take a picture if the Celebrity does not mind. Some celebrities may charge for a “selfie” or decline, please respect the guests decision on this.
We will have an area where you can have your photograph taken professionally with a celebrity for an additional cost.
The majority of guests will be charging for autographs, this also entitles you to a free printed image which the guest will sign for you unless you have a personal item you would like signed such as a DVD or poster.
Other guests such as artists and writers/authors may not charge for autographs but may charge for requests such as sketches/prints/books on the day.
Please note that it is generally the artist/celeb that dictates the price of a signing and not NOR-CON.
All guests can appear at various times, they will break for lunch but we keep things staggered. Most will attend all day, but if a guest will be appearing between a certain time frame we list that on the website before the event itself.
Please be aware though that Celebrity guests may have to leave early to catch transport to get home and that their appearance at NOR-CON is subject to work commitments of which we have absolutely no control over. We will do our best to try and keep you informed and strongly advise you keep checking the website for updates.
Unfortunately we have no control over the guests schedules at all. Any guest cancellations will be announced on the NOR-CON website as soon as we know about it and as soon as we have exhausted every possibility of getting them to the event and confirmed 100% that they cannot attend.
We do clearly state that all guest appearances are subject to work and family commitments and may change at very short notice. We will do our best to try and keep you informed and strongly advise you keep checking the website for updates.
NO – we will not tolerate the handing out of flyers, advertising material, promotion of other events or anything else at the Event venue.
Anyone found handing out flyers for similar events or promoting a business or other event without prior authorisation will be evicted from the event and escorted off the premises by event security.The handing of flyers, business cards or other handouts to guests is strictly prohibited and breach of this will result in you being escorted off the premises by event security
NOR-CON operates a zero tolerance for bullying or what is deemed by the organisers to be inappropriate behaviour towards our staff, exhibitors, guests and attendees.
The organisers decision is final and offenders will be removed from the location by Event Security and will not be allowed back into the event. There will be NO refund or appeal.
The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission at any point.