What’s a Speed Pass and Should I Get One?

by | Nov 1, 2017

If you haven’t been to Denver Comic Con (DCC) before, you may be wondering what a “Speed Pass” is and what it gets you for the higher price. Below is a rundown of the big extras you receive as a Speed Pass holder.

Please remember that Speed Passes have consistently sold out before all other DCC badge types every year they’ve been offered – and it usually happens quickly. If you are considering a Speed Pass this year, watch the Ticketing page carefully and buy as early as you can. We’ll also announce when badges of any type are getting close to sold out on our social channels, so be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Now, on to the goodies. In addition to all of the amazing attractions and activities the convention has to offer, as a Speed Pass holder you also get …

Your Own Dedicated Con Entrance and First Entry

Speed Pass holders get first entry into the convention center using a dedicated Speed Pass entrance, which usually means almost no waiting in the morning entry lines, other than what is required for bag and prop checks.

First Entry to the Main Show Floor

Speed Pass holders get first entry into the show floor each day, which means you get a big head-start in attending the really popular panels, buying rare items in Merchant Mesa, getting a much better spot in line for just about anything, and much more – not to mention just generally enjoying the main show floor when it’s much less crowded.

Dedicated, First Entry into Main Events

The Captain Colorado and Night Lynx stages host the biggest, most popular celebrity Q&A sessions and other events, and space is limited. Typically, these events have the longest lines, and require attendees to get in line far in advance in order to have a chance of getting in. As a Speed Pass holder, you’ll have a dedicated line for these events and you’ll be ushered in prior to everyone else. Many of our past Speed Pass attendees have told us this is their favorite benefit.

Dedicated, First Served Autograph Lines in Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Summit is where you can meet the biggest film, TV and streaming celebrities and it’s one of the most popular attractions at the convention. As such, the lines to get autographs from your favorites can normally be VERY long. As a Speed Pass holder, you bypass the normal autograph lines and go straight to the front, which usually means almost no wait times and you have a much higher chance of getting that special autograph you had your heart set on. This does not apply to EPIC Photo Ops lines.

Exclusive 2018 DCC T-Shirt and Bag

Every Speed Pass holder will receive a 2018 convention t-shirt and bag, so you don’t have to worry about them selling out and you can conveniently pick them up at the show. Pick up details coming soon.

We’re Here to Help

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter accounts, or send e-mail to tickets@popcultureclassroom.org. See you at the con!

27 Comments

  1. Chad

    When I purchase a speed pass, are two boys 9 & 11 aloud to enter with me? Or do I need to purchase them a speed pass also? please also put my email on your mailing list so I could receive info.

    Thanks

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    • Tara

      Chad, each Speed Pass holder may have one child accompany them as long as they have a regular child badge.

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  2. Rose Portillo

    What gives, I’ve bought speed passes for the last 3 years and did not get promo code and am unable to buy them today!!

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  3. Celia

    Hello,
    How do i get to be on the list for Speed Pass for next year?

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    • Tara

      Celia, if you purchase a Speed Pass for 2018, you’ll be on the list for 2019.

      Reply
  4. Linda Youngblood

    I’ve been to the con since 2014 and I’ve never received any information in my email about a promo code. even checked spam. Ive got an account with axs but nothing has come through my email at all.

    Reply
  5. Joseph

    I am taking my son who is 9 years old with me and I will be purchasing a speed pass, my question is do I need to purchase a speed pass for him as well or since he is 9 years old he would have the same access I do?

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    • Tara

      Joseph, each Speed Pass holder may have one child accompany them as long as they have a regular child badge.

      Reply
  6. Lois Setzer

    I want to buy Speed pass for my granddaughter how can I do so ticket in her name.

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    • Tara

      Lois, you can easily transfer tickets from one person to another by logging into your Flash Seats account. They have information on how to do so on their website, https://www.flashseats.com

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  7. Samantha

    I’m a single mom and will be traveling to Denver (from Montana) for 2018 Comic Con as a birthday gift for my son. I will also have my daughter with me. Do I need to spend the extra money for a second adult speed pass, so that both of my children may have speed pass access with me?

    Reply
    • Tara

      Samantha, each Speed Pass holder may have one child accompany them as long as they have a child badge.

      Reply
  8. Mike

    For Kevin Eastman Is there vip or just speed pass?

    Reply
    • Tara

      Mike, we haven’t worked out the details yet on packages for Kevin Eastman. We’ll have those closer to con.

      Reply
  9. Dustin

    Will more speed passes be available?

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    • Tara

      Dustin, unfortunately not. We don’t release any additional Speed Passes. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

      Reply
  10. none

    cool

    Reply
  11. Mel

    If I were to purchase 3-4 three day passes, how would I do so? (This is my first time buying them, so I have no idea what I’m doing)

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    • Tara

      Mel, all our tickets can be purchased through AXS. Here’s a link to our ticketing page. Just click the “Buy Now” button for the ticket category you’d like to purchase, and it will take you the the appropriate page in AXS. https://denvercomiccon.com/tickets/

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  12. Courtney

    While trying to purchase a three day pass I noticed that the only delivery option available says that my pass to enter the con can be done through a smartphone app. Are there any other means of getting a ticket for people that do not have a smart phone, like me. I’m hesitant to buy a ticket unless i know I’ll be able to enter the con and the ticket purchasing sight doesn’t appear to have any other options.

    Reply
    • Tara

      Courtney, yes. You will be able to use the credit card you made the purchase with.

      Reply
  13. Aja

    Stupid question, I’m sure – and apologies in advance for wasting your time in asking… But can you still get autographs and pictures from people without a speed pass? Thanks in advance!

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    • Tara

      Aja, yes absolutely! Anyone can purchase an autograph or photo op with a celebrity guest. The Speed Pass simply allows you to have a separate, faster line for autographs and panels, and first entry to the main show floor.

      Reply
  14. Rain

    Is there a specific age for the oldest a accompanied child in the line can be?

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    • Tara

      Rain, 12 years old. Basically, if they’re 13 and older and require an adult badge, they would need a Speed Pass of their own. Any child wearing a child badge can accompany a Speed Pass holder in line.

      Reply

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