last updated November 26, 2014
(scroll down to bottom of page for pricing)
If You Bought Opportunities In Advance
Check in with the Virtual Queue table, located across the hall from the Junior Ballroom (autograph/photos and dealers room) to collect your session tickets. Each ticket has a group letter and your number: this is your virtual place in line for that session; it also insures your entry into the system.
If You Want To Purchase Opportunities At The Convention
Stop by the autograph/photo session table in the Dealers’ Room to see what sessions still have room in them. You can buy into sessions at any point in the weekend—i.e. if it’s Friday, you can buy a Saturday or Sunday opportunity (if available). You must buy the opportunity in the dealers’ room (if you didn’t buy online) prior to getting in the line for the session—no opportunities will be sold in the actual autograph/photo room. Session sales cut off one hour prior to session start for assessment purposes(with the exception of the 10 and 11 a.m. sessions, which cut off at the session start).
For Everyone Attending An Autograph or Photo Session
You must have 1 ticket per photograph taken (regardless of the number of people in the picture), and 1 ticket per autograph signed (up to 4 items per session with a single person, but each item needs a ticket). If you buy extra tickets with a later group or want to go in with someone in a different group you will be placed in the later of the ticket groups when lining up.
Everyone wanting an autograph or photograph will need a virtual queue ticket to line up for any session, including All Access. The virtual queue ticket serves as admission to the session and guarantees you one photograph or autograph (depending on the session.) Sessions may sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible. If you have a Premium Membership (All-Access, Reserved, Priority) we ask that you buy your session ticket no later than one hour prior to the start of a particular session.
If you’re interested in purchasing photos of our guests for autographing purposes, you will find a selection of photos in the Dealers’ Room. No photos for purchase will be available in the autograph sessions, so make sure you stop by the photo table if you want to buy a photo prior to getting in line for your session. You may bring in your own photos (including the prints from our photo sessions) and other items to get signed, too—but we ask you keep photos to a PG-13 rating.
The Low-Down On Lining Up
At the time of your chosen session please come to the virtual queue room and listen to the announcements made by the lines staff (in the Chicago TARDIS yellow lines staff scarves), who will line you up by group letter and number.Groups of 10-12 people will be brought from the Virtual Queue Holding Room to the autograph/photograph room to minimize the actual time spent standing in line.
If you have a later queue ticket you don’t need to stay in the virtual queue room, you can check back periodically at the Virtual Queue Ticket Desk or in the Virtual Queue Holding Room to see when we are getting close to your group.
All-Access Members (group A) will be called first, then Reserved Members (group B), then Priority Members (group C), then everyone else (based on the Virtual Queue letter and Number on the ticket). Our friendly and helpful Line Management staff will direct you where to go and when to move forward in line. Once inside the Autograph/Photo room, our staff will make sure you get your picture or your signature with ease.
If you have physical issues that make standing in line difficult even for this shortened period, we will accommodate those needs—but please check in with our Accessibility Services department to register for this service. (You may be eligible for other accommodations, too; you won’t know unless you register!)
Autograph and Photo Fees For Chicago TARDIS 2014
Please consult the table below.
|Guest||Autograph (per item)||Photograph (per photo)|
|Ellie Darcey-Alden||$20||See below|
|Nicholas Briggs||Big Finish item: free
other item: $20
|$20 (special shoot w/ Daleks)|
|Billie/Camille/Noel special photo (Sunday)||—||$125|
|Frazer/Wendy/Deborah combo photo (Sat/Sun)||—||$50|
|Ellie/Joseph/Sonita photo combo (all weekend)||—||$30|