What is Beach City Con?
Beach City Con is the first ever Steven Universe Convention. It is for fans, by fans, and not-for-profit. Find out more about the organizers of Beach City Con on our about page.
When and for how much can I get tickets to Beach City Con 2017?
Tickets go on sale to the public on November 16, 2016, at midnight EST. The price for a full weekend pass to Beach City Con 2017 is $65 + fees until June 2017, after which the price will increase to $80.
Having money up front to start a convention means better programming and a better event overall. We go into this in more depth in our video: Why Crowdfunding?
I bought a ticket through Kickstarter – now what?
You should have received messages on Kickstarter with a booking code for our venue and a unique coupon code to register your pass for free on our third-party ticket seller, Grenadine. You can check out our page Grenadine Instructions for information on that process.
How many weekend passes will be available? Will there be day passes?
The current contract with our venue allows for 400-500 weekend passes, with room for approximately 100 day passes on Friday and Saturday.
How much will accommodations be?
You can find information on the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center on our location page, including room rates. If you donated to our campaign an amount that includes a weekend pass to Beach City Con 2017, you should have received a booking code for our venue on Kickstarter. Everyone else must first purchase a ticket to the convention before they can receive our booking code to get reduced rates at the venue.
What are your policies on age?
Our venue requires all minors to have a guardian present, but these guardians do not have to attend the convention if the attendee is between 15-17 at the time of the convention. For attendees 14 and younger, we will require the guardian to also purchase a weekend pass to the convention. There will be at least one 18+ event on the schedule (the Saturday night dance), but the goal is to keep Beach City Con fun for all ages. All attendees 18+ must present a state-issued ID upon registration. For 15-17 year olds we will accept school ID.
Do you have to cosplay?
Absolutely not! We encourage participation in cosplay to the extent of your comfort. Non-SU cosplay is also totally allowed. Please keep in mind that Beach City Con is an all-ages event and all clothing choices, cosplay or otherwise, should reflect that.
What will programming look like?
It is too early to talk about the schedule with any confidence beyond the basics: panels, meet-ups, photoshoots, etc. Rest assured Beach City Con programming will be musical, magical, and memorable! If you are interested in applying to be a panelist for Beach City Con, applications are now open and will be through July 31. Please note panelists must purchase a badge to the convention.
Will there be an artists’ alley/vendors?
Yes! Because of our intimate numbers, we aren’t differentiating between artists and vendors, and will be accepting a very limited number. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you with our rules and application form.
Please note that vendor applications are now closed for 2017’s convention, but feel free to let us know if you’d like to be placed on a list to be contacted for 2018.
Will any members of the Crewniverse be there?
We are non-profit, year one, and want to keep our ticket prices as low as possible, so guests have to fit comfortably within our budget before we can agree to bring them to the convention. We are in contact with members of the Steven Universe production team; keep a look out for updates. Our main goal is to foster a safe, fun environment for fans to meet each other and celebrate, so anything beyond that is bonus.
What is the Beach City Con spoiler policy?
Beach City Con will be a spoilers-all environment for any currently officially aired Steven Universe episodes or supplemental canon (comics, story books, etc). Programming will be clearly marked with a given event’s spoiler scope, but we cannot promise public areas will be spoiler-free.
Can I volunteer for Beach City Con?
Yes please! If you are 18+, please send volunteer inquiries to email@example.com