Is London Film & Comic Con suitable for attendees of all abilities? 

The LFCC team is committed to making sure that all of our fans have an amazing experience but it is a popular event and as such the venue can get very busy and crowded. There is a lot to see across the many halls of Olympia and so visiting involves a bit of movement around the building and some periods of standing for autographs and photo shoots. They can also be noisy so please consider your individual needs when deciding whether to attend the event.

I require extra assistance while at the event. What are my options?

Extra Help pass – this is a wristband that identifies you to the crew as someone who needs assistance during the event.

Carers Entry - We offer one free carers entry when accompanying an attendee that requires extra help. This permits access to the event for the sole purpose to assist with the full paying attendee and as such those entering with this pass will not be permitted to take part in any activities as an individual e.g. Photo shoots or autographs.

What does the extra help pass do?

Entrance – The entrance point for all visitors (excluding Gold pass or YALC ticket holders) is via Gate H to the Lower West Hall. Please make yourself known to the Showmasters front door crew if you require any form of extra help and they will direct you to the sign-in desk where you will be issued with an extra help and carers (if applicable) wristband on presentation of your documents, please have these ready. Please note that if you have a timed entry ticket you can only enter after that time.  

Photo shoots – You must have a valid ticket for the shoot you are attending but if you make yourself known to the crew member in the area and they will expedite your queuing time. Your carer can assist you right up to the shoot inside the booth and standing out of shot whilst the photo is taken.  Our photo printing is instant and you can collect your print before exiting the booth.  

Talk areas - Where possible we will mark disabled seating but please bear in mind that all seating is on a first come first served basis.  Please ask to speak to the crew who will direct wheelchair positioning or will try to accommodate an aisle seat if possible.   We operated both free and paid talks at events and any paid talks will be advertised beforehand and require a separate paid for ticket. Your carer can accompany you for free to any talks you have access to.

Autograph lines – In most cases we operate a Virtual Queuing system for busy guests. This means that you do not need to queue for long periods. You (or your carer) collect a numbered ticket at the beginning of the day in the signing area and return any time after that number has been called. As an attendee identified as requiring extra help due to being unable to stand for long periods, once your VQ ticket has been called you will be put towards the front of the queue to reduce your actual queueing time. As a rough guide your actual queuing time should be no more than 10 minutes.

Who is eligible for an Extra Help wristband?

Individuals who may have mobility, physical, vision, hearing, cognitive, psychological, invisible or other types of disabilities are all taken into consideration for extra help. We hope you can understand that we have to ensure that the right people are able to receive help at the show so we require evidence in the format of one of the below documents to be shown upon entrance with your valid entry ticket.

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) award letter
  • Attendance Allowance (AA) award letter
  • Blind Persons Registration
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • A current and valid Blue Badge (photocopy of both sides)
  • A medical letter from your doctor or consultant explaining your reasons for needing extra assistance

Please note that the event organisers have the right to refuse access or additional help at their discretion.

 

What is the accessibility of the venue?
Full details can be found on the Olympia London website

Are service animals permitted?

Assistance animals are welcome. Please contact the venue directly should you have concerns or special requirements.

Am I able to rent mobility aids?

Wheelchairs are available on loan for use at Olympia London's venues, on receipt of a refundable security deposit. We recommend that wheelchairs are booked in advance with Olympia London by calling 020 7598 2411. Your wheelchair can then be made ready for you on arrival at the venue. 

I have an issue on the day who can I talk to?

If at any point during the day you have any issues, your first port of call would be to speak to our Pit Bosses (our senior crew in red) but if for some reason they can’t help, you can ask to speak to our head of crew.  Please note that it is very hard for us to rectify any issues you have after the event so please do highlight these at the time so we can assist in making your visit enjoyable.

 

How do I apply?
To enable us to issue your wristbands as quickly as possible on the day we ask that you pre-register using our online form

Extra Help Form - Click Here

Applications MUST be submitted before Friday 20th July 2018 - any applications after this date will miss the processing time and can not be considered.

If you have any further questions that are not answered on this page please visit the Contact Us page.

We are pleased to announce that the Small Press & Artist Alley is to return to London Film & Comic Con in 2018 offering comic book creators and other artists and illustrators the opportunity to share their talents in front of the thousands attending the event at London Olympia.  
 
Sitting alongside the featured Comic Zone guests, Small Press and Artist Alley exhibitors will have a dedicated showcase area in which they can not only promote original work and sketch but also sell prints, books, comics, cards, badges, buttons and any other merchandise featuring their art.

Situating the tables in close proximity to established comic writers and artists is expected to generate a huge buzz so is an opportunity not to be missed!

 

Booking & Payment

To book space and further information on this dedicated area, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that you may be asked to provide some examples of your work to ensure eligibility.

Price

2m by 2m pitch located within the small press & artist alley area

One 6 x 2’ trestle table

Two chairs 

Cloths are not provided

One exhibitor’s wristband

£110 (inc VAT)

 

Info 

Space in LFCC’s Small Press and Artist Alley is reserved exclusively for artists, illustrators, comic creators and independent comic or book publishers.

Bookings for LFCC’s Small Press and Artist Alley tables are on a first come, first served basis. The number of exhibitors will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Displays may not be over 2m high. Exhibitors wishing larger or more elaborate displays should apply for retail space.

Power is not available and tables may be situated in back-to-back rows.

A Small Press and Artist Alley booking includes one complimentary entrance wristband with the option to purchase one additional exhibitor wristband at a discounted price of £40. It is issued only to the creator named on this application.

Spaces are not transferable and non-refundable

Unless superseded by any of the above, all Small Press and Artist Alley booking are subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions: http://www.showmastersevents.com/images/files/Terms-and-Conditions.pdf  

Small Press and Artist Alley table space is for the duration of the event (three full days and preview evening). Artists are expected to be in attendance for the duration.

All set-up must be done in advance as per instructions within the exhibitors pack (which will be provided in advance of the event)

We do not provide a floor plan but any location requests will be taken into account and we will try our best to accommodate them. You will be sent an information pack via email in the weeks before the show. It will contain all the details you need to know that are not available until that time. (Please make sure you provide a valid email at the time of booking to ensure the details reach you correctly.)

We are pleased to announce that YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) is to return to London Film & Comic Con in 2017 offering the best of British YA publishing the opportunity to share their works with the thousands attending the event at London Olympia.  
 
Be part of over 80 authors joining us for three packed day’s of talks, workshops and activities. YALC is a celebration of the very best books for young people - and fans of young adult fiction will once again have chance to meet favourite authors, discover new books, listen to inspiring talks, take part in hands-on creative workshops, meet agents and publishers - and much more!

 

Booking & Payment

To book space and further information on this dedicated area, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that you may be asked to provide some details of your published works to ensure eligibility. 

Price

2m by 2m walled pitch located with YALC

One 6 x 2’ trestle table plus two chairs

Cloths are not provided 

2 exhibitor’s wristbands

£335 (inc VAT)

 

6m by 4m booth located within YALC

Walled on three sides

Three 6 x 2’ trestle table plus six chairs

Cloths are not provided

6 exhibitor’s wristbands

£1100 (inc VAT)

 

Backing Table:

£20 (inc VAT) in Advance £25 (inc VAT) on the day

Same size as regular tables but MUST sit behind and not to the side of it. This effectively doubles your display depth

 

Power:

£200 (inc VAT)

This is one power outlet for a regular UK plug. (British 13A/230-240 V 50 Hz grounded and fused) Extension cables are not provided.

Info 

Space in YALC is reserved exclusively for authors or book publishers of the Young Adult Genre.

Bookings for YALC tables are on a first come, first served basis. The number of exhibitors will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Displays may not be over 2m high without a pre-approved risk assessment

Those with 2 or more pitches booked are given the option to purchase one additional exhibitor wristband at a discounted price of £40.

Spaces are not transferable and non-refundable

Unless superseded by any of the above, all YALC bookings are subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions: http://www.showmastersevents.com/images/files/Terms-and-Conditions.pdf  

YALC table space is for the duration of the event (three full days and preview evening). Exhibitors are expected to be in attendance for the duration.

All set-up must be done in advance as per instructions within the exhibitors pack (which will be provided in advance of the event)

Any requests for programme content in the YALC schedule should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We do not provide a floor plan but any location requests will be taken into account and we will try our best to accommodate them. You will be sent an information pack via email in the weeks before the show. It will contain all the details you need to know that are not available until that time. (Please make sure you provide a valid email at the time of booking to ensure the details reach you correctly.)

 

 

YALC is the UK’s Young Adult Literature Convention - a celebration of the very best young adult books and authors. YALC takes place each year as part of the London Film and Comic Con.

The first YALC took place at LFCC in 2014 as Malorie Blackman’s major project as Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015. In 2018, YALC will return to celebrate its fifth birthday, bringing together even more fantastic authors, publishers and readers for three packed days of YA events, writing workshops, book signings, book-themed activities and more!

 
Buy your YALC Entry tickets here
Follow us on Twitter @yalc_uk for all the latest news.
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ukYALC/


Author submissions have now closed for 2018.  If you are a publisher or another organisation who would like to get involved in YALC 2019, or if you have any questions about the 2018 event, please contact Jill on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

T-SHIRT COMPETITION

We know how creative our YALC fans are so we thought we could put it to good use and get you involved in designing this year’s YALC Event T-shirt. We want a vibrant design that includes the YALC logo and helps is celebrate the events 5th Birthday.

PRIZE:
  • Your T-Shirt being produced as event merchandise
  • VIP Entrance to YALC including Tickets for you and a friend for the 3-Days of the event, VIP Liaison to help with your visit, priority queuing for autographs, priority seating at all talks, YALC merchandise Goody Bags including your T-shirt design and green room access

 

To enter the competition please click here 

The instructions and information detailed here form part of the rules.

1.    The competition is open to all residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man except Showmasters (YALC) employees, their close relatives or anyone connected with the competition. Proof of identity and eligibility may be required.

2.    Anyone under the age of 16 must have parental consent for their entry and all communications must go through the guardian.

3.    Entrants must not be professional designers. For the purposes of this competition, a professional will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their works.

4.    Entry for your T Shirt design opens on April 5th 2018. Entry closes on May 4th 2018 at 18:00. Entries received outside of this timeframe will not be considered, so please do not wait until the last minute to send in your entry. Entries will not be returned so please remember to keep a copy. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and no feedback on any entry will be provided.

5.    To enter artists should upload a high res digital image (300dpi up to 25mb) of their work for judging.

6.    All entries must use no more than a 3 colour pallet (red, white & black), on a background colour from the options given (http://www.mygildan.com/store/eu/content/genericContent.jsp?contentId=marketing-tools-gildan).

7.    The artwork should be a maximum width of 28cm, max height 40cm. (You can use our template). It needs to be an illustrative design not a photograph. Only the first submission will count, any subsequent entries will be disregarded.

8.    The design must include the YALC logo. In one of two formats which can be downloaded here:  Download the YALC longform logoDownload the YALC square logo

9.    All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity

10.    The winning entry will be made into t shirts for YALC 2018, which will be pre-sold for the event.

11.    Showmasters will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering the competition and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Showmasters will only keep your personal details for as long as is necessary to fulfil these purposes. Showmasters will not pass on your personal information to a third party without your prior permission.

12.    Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive, or any other unsuitable material. Entries must be suitable to be broadcast, published or used online by YALC for audiences of all ages

13.    All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. You grant Showmasters a non-exclusive right to use your entry and the right to change or edit your contribution for operational and editorial reasons.

14.    By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and Showmasters reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if Showmasters has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.

15.    Showmasters reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

16.    If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, Showmasters reserves the right to either offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future competition.

17.    Showmasters, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries, agencies and/or any other organisation associated with this competition cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Please be aware that sending personal data by email may not be secure as email messages can be intercepted. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

18.    These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by Showmasters

19.    All correspondence with artists will be via email unless specifically requested otherwise.

20.    The copyright for all entered images will remain the property of the artist, but it is a condition of entry that the artist or their representatives agree unconditionally that Showmasters may reproduce any exhibited works, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing, promotion, merchandise, discussion and education in direct connection with the YALC, in all media worldwide including the Event program and subsequent publications, posters, prints, postcards, the internet and within television documentaries, and may license these specific, limited rights to others only for the same purposes.

21.    The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into. Artists should be aware that all works are judged on an equal and anonymous basis and that there is no segregated judging by region or country.

22.    The judging panel will be formed from YALC Working Group members

 

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