2020 Bangor Comic & Toy Con

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Celebrating 5 Years!
Apr 24 Friday
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Apr 25 Saturday
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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Apr 26 Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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It’s with a heavy heart that we have to share the postponement of the 2020 BCTC.
Over the past few days, we have been following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak news with concern of how it would impact our upcoming event. We have attempted to keep everyone updated with the latest information to our even. We have been working with the cross center to make sure things would be handled with safety and caution that would make celebrity guests, vendors, and attendees feel safe and welcome, despite the climate of worry and concern in the air.
We must say the fan support has been amazing.

Unfortunately, with all intention to stay the course, a lot has changed since Wednesday. The Governor has asked that all large gatherings be postponed. European flights have been halted, schools are shutting down, and the cross center has closed indefinitely for now.
As well as several confirmed cases in our state.
While we were encouraged to stay the course by our friends with the city of Bangor and convention center … this is now out of everyone’s hands.

Sadly our event dates are just too close to everything going on and we need to do what is best for all parties involved.
With all of this in place, we must postpone our event – which was set to take place April 24-26th 2020. Pending any additional unforeseen changes to government policy it’s a lot of work, so we have more calls to make and more details to confirm, including trying to maintain our guest list, canceling/transferring flights, and so much more. We appreciate your time and understanding while we work through this. All of your continued support and love for this event has shown. We promise that it won’t go unnoticed and we look forward to making this happen this fall.

We are a small business, two guys with a passion to bring something to the city we love. We LOVE the family we have built over the years. We feel tremendous sorrow and pain for the vendors, managers, filmmakers, supporters, and everyone else who relies on this event to pay their bills … including the local hotels, restaurants, car service companies, center event staff, and local businesses. … it’s an unprecedented situation that is occurring in an effort for our state to minimize the impact of the spread of the virus over the next few weeks and we side with the decision based on the information we are being continued to receive – and we ask that everyone please be patient with us as we sort through the continued options at our disposal. Visit the web sites of our amazing vendors. Support them, and help them through this trying time.

Thank you for the support. Thanks for the thoughts. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through the details, contracts, communication, and other obstacles related to this situation in the coming days and weeks. Look for additional posts and information as we are able to provide them. We will be working all day with the cross center to set a new date for this fall and as soon as we have the date we will make everyone aware.

Stay safe
Jay, Will & the BCTC team.

VIP Door Time:Friday: 5:00 p.m. // Saturday 10:00 a.m. // Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Door Time: Friday: 5:00 p.m. // Saturday 10:30 a.m. // Sunday 10:30 a.m.

The Bangor Comic and Toy Con is celebrating it’s fifth year as a convention!

This will be the first time the BCTC will be in the in the arena!

BCTC features Actors, Wrestlers, and Comic Artists from TMNT, to Marvel, and DC. We will also be having a video game tournament and free play offered all weekend, as well as an expanded kids corner brought to you by KIDSCON New England. Don’t forget the COSPLAY we will have a ton of events as well as Cosplay competitions. If all that isn’t enough we’ve also added LIMITLESS WRESTLING for two days and will have a story line built around the Con and tons of cool surprises.

Make sure to keep checking the Bangor Comic and Toy Con website and Facebook for more guest announcements!

Contact:
Will Hesketh
207.659.8435
bangorcomicandtoycon@gmail.com

PRICING:

SINGLE DAY PRICES
Friday – $20.00
Saturday – $40.00
Sunday – $30.00

VIP (Access All Three Days) – $65.00
*See information in Ticket Packages
Family Pass* (Saturday or Sunday) – $100.00
*Includes four tickets
2-Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday) – $60.00

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

*Online at Ticketmaster.com/cicbangor
*By Phone at 207.561.8333
*Maine Credit Unions Box Office at venue M-F 11a-5p

*Additional fees applicable depending on point of ticket purchase. Facility fee included into the price of tickets.

Ticket Packages

SINGLE DAY PRICES
Friday – $20.00
Saturday – $40.00
Sunday – $30.00

VIP (Access All Three Days) – $65.00

  • Allows early access to the BCTC at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday (Doors open to public at 10:30 a.m. on those days)
  • Includes a Swag Bag, access to the Con After Dark events (offsite), and front of the line access to all guests
  • Ticketholders are able to attend all three days!

Family Pass* (Saturday or Sunday) – $100.00

  • Valid for either Saturday or Sunday
  • Includes FOUR tickets as part of package

2-Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday) – $60.00

  • Pass for both Saturday & Sunday of the BCTC
  • Friday will be an additional charge
Hours

FRIDAY:

  • The Con floor will be open from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Other Con related activities will occur in the Cross Insurance Center until 11:00 p.m.

SATURDAY:

  • The Con floor will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (VIP entry will occur at 10:00 a.m.)
  • Other Con related activities will occur in the Cross Insurance Center until 11:00 p.m.

SUNDAY:

  • The Con floor will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (VIP entry will occur at 10:00 a.m.)

CIC COSTUME POLICY

The Cross Insurance Center wants you, and everyone attending the event, to enjoy their time. We want to be as friendly and accommodating to cosplayers as possible. We appreciate every second and moment that is put into your cosplay attire, but we have to make sure that everyone who attends the event has a safe and enjoyable experience as well.

Please review this cosplay weapon policy for details:

  • Everyone attending the event is subject to a safety screening.
  • All costume props and weapons must be inspected by Cross Insurance Center security.
  • All costume props and weapons must also conform to state and federal law.
  • No functional props or weapons are allowed in the Cross Insurance Center for the event
  • Any projectile costume props and weapons must be rendered inoperable

Allowed Items:

  • Lightsabers and wands
  • Unstrung bows and arrows (must have foam or no tip)
  • Shields of all materials with no sharp edges
  • Lightweight plastic bats, staffs and brooms
  • Whips (must be zip tied or otherwise attached to your person)
  • Swords constructed of light foam, plastic, or cardboard
  • Other items made from cardboard, foam, rubber, and likewise lightweight materials
  • Sci-fi related guns are allowed (e.g. Portal Guns, blasters, phasers, etc)
  • These MUST NOT resemble real world guns
  • They MUST be inoperable and cannot launch projectiles

Prohibited Items (including, but not limited to):

  • Realistic and replica firearms of any kind
  • Tasers
  • Glass or stone props
  • Projectile weapons or ones that can launch anything (e.g. slingshots)
  • Brass knuckles
  • Real, replica, or simulated explosives, ammunition, chemical weapons of any kind, including but not limited to: Simulated bomb vests, cartoon bombs, bullets, hand grenades, claymore mines, firecrackers, pepper spray, mace, powder caps
  • Metal or wood swords and other sharp-edged weapons
  • Excessively noisy props
  • Including but not limited to airhorns, bullhorns, whistles
  • Any Other Items Deemed Inappropriate by Arena Personnel

· The Cross Insurance Center will not check or store any of the above prohibited items

*The Cross Insurance Center retains the right to change this policy at any time and to refuse access to any guest that does not follow any/all facilities regulations. Guests must also abide by the regulations of the Cross Insurance Center Security & Bag Policy. All policies can be found at CrossInsuranceCenter.com under Venue Policies. Please contact the Main Office for any additional questions. The Main Office is located in the Southeast Lobby of the venue, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can reach the Cross Insurance Center Main Office at 207.561.8300.