ECCC Guide: Meeting Celebrities

One of the main attractions at ECCC is the unique opportunity to meet your heroes face-to-face. Here’s our quick guide to making your celebrity encounter one to remember…

How does it all work?

For autographs…

When you arrive in the autograph area, a helpful member of staff will direct you to the relevant line and answer any questions you may have. Once it’s your turn, they’ll scan your ticket and you’ll be able to choose from the available talent photos or present a bought item for the guest to sign. Simple!

For photos…

As with autographs, once you arrive in the photo area, you’ll be directed to the correct line for your chosen guest. Once it’s your turn, step up to the photo backdrop, say hello, strike a pose and then head round to the photo collection table. You’ll receive a high quality, glossy 8x10 photograph of yourself and the talent of your choice, taken by one of our professional photographers. Read more in Epic’s photo-op FAQs here.

Photo and autograph opportunities are paid-for additions; you will need an ECCC admission ticket too! Head to our website to purchase them today.

In the queue…

You may have a bit of a wait before meeting some of the more popular guests. This is a great opportunity to gather your thoughts, and try to plan what you’re going to say when you meet them. Pick a question you’d like to ask, or have a greeting straight in your head so you can cut to the chase when it’s your turn.

Pro-tip: Trade off with your group for super long queues - take the time to grab some food, use the bathroom or grab that bit of merch you’ve been eyeing up. Just make sure you’re back in time!

Most importantly, if you feel overwhelmed or anxious at any point, remember there are people there to help you. Please alert a member of staff who will be able to assist.

Things to bring…

  • Your confirmation email as proof of purchase.

  • The item(s) you want signed - You’re welcome to select one of the show-ready photos we’ll have at the signing booth on the day, or bring along something special to be signed.

Do…

  • Be friendly! Introduce yourself, strike up conversation, ask a question or how their day is going. Guests are happy to chat and love hearing how much you rate their work.

  • Make the most of your slot…but respect their time and others’ in the queue line. It’s better to keep things short and sweet!

  • Respect personal boundaries. Especially in current times, everyone will have different levels when it comes to interacting with fans; wait for them to initiate a handshake or hug.

Don’t…

  • Be inappropriate or harass the guests. They’re people too, and are trying to enjoy the convention just as much as you are!

  • Bring large gifts - celebrities have baggage allowance too! 

  • We hope you have a great time meeting the guests at ECCC and can’t wait to see your amazing photos! Keen to share? Don’t forget to tag us on social media!