The Fort William Comic Con & Expo FAQ

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What is Fort Con?

Fort Con is the Fort William Comic Con & Expo, a pop culture festival celebrating comics, artists, writers, film & TV, games and cosplay.

What can I do at Fort Con?

You can flick through boxes of comic books, meet and greet artists and writers, buy from exclusive exhibitors, artists and traders. You can even get autographs from stars of film and TV, take part in exhibitions, panel discussions, Q&As, gaming, photo shoots with props and replicas from pop culture, dress up as your favourite character for fun or for the cosplay contest and so much more! keep an eye on this website for the latest news.

Does Fort Con have a Facebook page?

We sure do and you’ll find it right here – https://www.facebook.com/fortwilliamcomiccon/ – this page is updated regularly and is the best way to share the event and news with your friends.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available online only here and from Skiddle.com, the country’s biggest event listing and ticketing site. There is even a Facebook integration with our Skiddle system which means you can buy tickets direct from the Facebook page by clicking on Buy Tickets.

Why can’t I buy tickets from The Nevis Centre or Highlands Entertainment?

Because the event is being organised by multiple groups and individuals and to minimise fraud, all tickets are to be sold through one central Skiddle database. This will bring down queue times and allow us to manage statistics in a more streamlined fashion.

Is there a booking fee on top of the ticket?

There is a booking fee for Skiddle.com as with most secure ticketing vendors, costs are completely transparent so you can see how much the total is before checking out.

What is RapidScan?

RapidScan is a ticket scanning system used for events with a large amount of people to speed up queue times and reduce fraud at the same time.

The guest I wanted to see has cancelled, can I get a refund?

All guests are confirmed to be appearing at Fort Con when we announce them on the website. If, for example, James Cameron hires them for a role in Avatar, 2,3,4 or 5 then they might – might – take that offer instead. This is something that is out of our control. There is so much more to see and do at Fort Con that there are no refunds due to one or two guests being forced to cancel their appearance.

Is their a charge for autographs from guests?

Most of our film & TV guests will sign their photos for you, this does come at a charge and will be listed on the website soon. Please be aware that this is how some guests make their money and is the same for most conventions in this country and worldwide. When you approach their table, they will have their photo prints laid out on the table for you to choose, simply pick the one you want autographed!

Can I get a photograph with a special guest?

Yes, there will  be professional photo shoots at specific times for each guest throughout the day. There will be a charge for this to be announced shortly and your photos can be printed on the day so that you can take the memory home without having to wait for days on end!

How much does it cost to have a professional photo taken with a guest?

All prices will be announced soon and depending on demand may be only bookable in advance.

What are the rules and how do I sign up for the Cosplay Contest?

Find all the details about our Cosplay Hotshot Contest here.

Is there a Cosplay photo shoot?

There will be a professional photo shoot set up at Fort Con where anyone dressed in Cosplay can have their photograph taken throughout the day. You do have the opportunity to have your photograph printed on the day so that you can take the memory home there and then. Should you wish to have the photograph printed then there will be a charge for this service.

What about disability access?

The Fort Con venue, The Nevis Centre, has full access for wheelchairs and can accommodate almost all access issues. Should you have any problems during the main event day then just ask a member of the Fort Con team and we’ll help out any way we can!

What is the Fort Convoy?

The Fort Convoy is Fort Con’s exclusive travel service. It is a day return ticket from Glasgow with entry to Fort Con. We are literally putting on coaches from Glasgow to Fort William at a price that will blow your mind! Find out more here.

How do I purchase tickets for the Fort Convoy?

The same way you purchase day tickets. Buy tickets here. One ticket is used for the travel and for the entry to Fort Con.

Do I have two tickets for the Fort Convoy?

No, you have one combined ticket for travel an entry. If you don’t have your ticket on a smartphone or tablet then make sure not to lose your paper ticket as you will need to show this twice. You must show the driver your ticket who will check the name of your ticket against a list he has. You will then need to show the same ticket to be scanned for entry to Fort Con.

Quickfire questions:

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