Autograph Area


Located on the Upper Level in the Sails Pavilion, the Autograph Area is the place to go for a special memento from a variety of artists, authors, and actors from every area of popular culture. Some sign directly after a panel, so check the program grid daily.

The Autograph Area is open from 10:00 to 7:00 Thursday through Saturday and from 10:00 to 5:00 Sunday. No autograph sessions will be held before or after these times.

Changes and surprise additions will occur throughout the week; for the most-up-to-date information, check out the CCI website. Updated schedules will also be posted in the daily newsletter, on information boards located throughout the center, and at the Autograph Area Information Desk, which is staffed from 9:00 to 7:00 Thursday through Saturday and from 9:00 to 5:00 Sunday.

Because of high demand and the limited time available from notables appearing to sign autographs, some signings may require tickets. These tickets are dispersed through a line drawing procedure. Additionally, the Autograph Area Coordinator may at any time shut down a line, even if people are still waiting for an autograph. If shutting down becomes necessary, we apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment.

Attendees: Please note that Autograph Area Participants may charge for their autograph in the Autograph Area as long as the Participants work with the Autograph Area Coordinator to ensure that all rules are followed and that all of the required paperwork is prepared in advance.

Autograph Area Participants: You must sign one copy of an official Comic-Con 2022 publication, such as the Events Guide or the Quick Guide, for any fan at no charge.  You may sign one other item instead of these publications at no charge instead if the fan would prefer and you agree. You may not require a purchase to sign an official Comic-Con 2022 publication or the substituted, agreed-upon item. Autograph Area Participants are not expected to sign anything they deem offensive or that violates contractual agreements.


Rules for Line Drawings

Because of the popularity of many signings, some of which are limited by time or by the number of people the Participant has agreed to sign for, those signings may be ticketed. Tickets for limited signings are distributed by drawings. To participate in the drawing, please go to the indicated line and pick a ticket out of a container or push the button on the Box of Fate. The winning tickets will have a distinct stamp on the back, and the Box of Fate will light up green. Once a winner has been determined, they will immediately receive a wristband that will admit the wearer into the designated autograph line at the specified location and time. If you do not draw a winning ticket or the Box of Fate lights up red, you may return to the end of the line to try again until all the wristbands have been given out. One wristband per person, per signing.

Prior to the start of the ticket drawings, an area will be designated for those who wish to wait for the drawings to begin. You may line up for that day’s drawings each morning as soon as you enter the building. No other lines will be recognized other than those in this officially designated area. When space becomes available, each line will be escorted to the proper queue for the drawings to be done that morning. Winning the drawing for a line ticket grants you, with your winning wristband, the opportunity to stand in line to get an autograph at the location and time designated when you drew the winning ticket.

The duration of the autograph session is considered when determining the number of winning tickets. The Fire Marshal may shut down any line believed to be a hazard at any time. Your badge does not guarantee autographs at any event.


Note: The times listed are based on your current time zone.