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.


If you are a publisher or another organisation who would like to get involved in YALC 2017, or if you have any questions about the 2017 event, please contact Jill on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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