Beginners Guide to Comic Con 2023

A Beginners Guide To Comic Con

18 February 2023

Pop culture fans get ready… Comic Con Scotland NE is only four weeks away! If you’ve never been to a comic con before or are looking for a quick refresher on what to expect, read our handy beginners guide to find out all you need to know!

What is Comic Con?

Comic Con Scotland NE celebrates the best in pop culture, film, tv and comic books. Ticket holders can enjoy an action-packed day with celebrity guest panel sessions, take part in cosplay and browse trade stalls selling replica props, clothing, original artwork and more. Amazing prop sets and displays from well-known franchises provide the perfect instagramable moment, while the retro video game zone and tabletop gaming at the ‘Geek Retreat’ is a gaming fans’ dream. With live wrestling action every hour, every day – what’s not to love?! There really is so much to do… Comic Con is a huge amount of fun!

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Comic Con gives you the chance to meet stars from your favourite shows! This year guests include stars from Stranger Things, Sons of Anarchy, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Two Doors Down to name but a few. All guests are set to appear across both days of the event, with photographs, autographs and intimate meet-and-greet experiences available to purchase.

Guest Line-Up // Lea Thompson, Seth Gilliam, Steven Ogg, Chandler Riggs, Tommy Flannagan, Kim Coates, Mark Boone JR, Alec Utgoff, Grace Van Dien, Cara Buono, Sean Pertwee, Dante Basco, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Paul McGann, Alex Norton, Arabella Weir, Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Nolan North, Walter Jones & Tom Payne //

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Photos & Autographs

If you decide to purchase a photo opportunity, each comes with a designated time slot. The time your session will take place will be available in the programme (which can be purchased for £1 on the day) or displayed throughout the venue, tannoys will also broadcast the session timings to ensure you don’t miss out!

If you’re a bit camera-shy or are looking to add some autographs to your collection, why not purchase an autograph opportunity. You can join the queue at each guest’s table at any time during the event (if the guest is away for any reason, you will be informed and asked to return shortly so you don’t waste any time at the event. This is a great opportunity to speak to guest freely, have your items signed and maybe chance a selfie (this is at the discretion of the guest and may incur an additional charge.)

More FAQ regarding photographs and autographs and tickets can be found here.

Q&A Panel Session

If you’ve got a burning question you’d love to ask, this is your chance! Hosted on the main stage our guests will listen and answer questions from the audience. The final schedule will be available on the day of the event and tannoy announcements will also keep you right, we suggest arriving 10-15mins before the start to bag yourself a good seat!

Comic Con 2023 Schedule

Create your cosplay!

Cosplay is a massive part of the Comic Con experience! Adults and children are welcome to dress up as their favourite characters, it’s even encouraged – trust us you won’t be alone.

The ever-popular Cosplay Masquerade will take centre stage – giving cosplayers the chance to showcase their handmade costumes in front of an audience – prizes will be given to the best costumes. Whether you want to participate or watch keep an eye on Comic Con’s social channels for upcoming announcements.

Comic Con Cosplay Masquerade


A variety of standard entry tickets are available to purchase, these range from single day to weekend tickets (Please note Saturday tickets are close to selling out). All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult, children under the age of 6 can go free!

Book your tickets for a fun-filled weekend now.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy Premium tickets?

You can see our hospitality packages here. To discuss premium experiences or package options, contact our team or purchase online via Seat Unique.

How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?

You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agents Ticketmaster on and Seat Unique on https://pandjlive.seatunique.c...

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly and are unable to take ticket bookings directly over the phone. Tickets must be purchased online.

How do I register for access to venue presale?

For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.

To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale! Please note you'll need to be signed up at least an hour before the sale starts!

Tip: Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated.

How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?

Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

What bus can take me to P&J Live?

Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.

Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?

All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster. Please email [email protected] if you are having any issues purchasing directly from Ticketmaster.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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