Son of Monsterpalooza


When:
September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am America/Los Angeles Timezone
2018-09-15T11:00:00-07:00
2018-09-15T11:15:00-07:00
Where:
Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
Cost:
$25-$60

Usher in the fall and Halloween season with SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA! Monsterpalooza’s offshoot fall event returns to The Marriott Burbank Convention Center September 14-16, 2018!

After a successful trial run on the East Coast in 2008, Monsterpalooza made its West Coast debut in 2009. Ever since, MONSTERPALOOZA has become internationally known as the place to be for fans and professionals of film, makeup, special effects, collectible toys, art and monsters! With increased demand for more monstrous Monsterpalooza fun, Son of Monsterpalooza was born in 2012 to fill the fall void for monster lovers and fans of Monsterpalooza’s past!

Meet award winning artists behind some of the greatest creatures ever created with a selection of over 150 exhibitors selling one of a kind creations, LIVE makeup demonstrations and more! Experience two special exhibits, with one featuring original creations from sculptures to paintings in an atmospheric setting!
Each Son of Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the worlds of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Omen, Phantasm, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Day of the Dead and MANY MORE!
Get your costumes ready! Join in on the pre-Halloween fun and enter the costume contest for a chance to win BIG CASH PRIZES while showing off your best costume creations!
Every year in the Son of Monsterpalooza Theatre, unique panels and presentations are featured all weekend long spotlighting fan favorite films from the past and future featuring the stars, directors, and artists responsible for bringing your worst nightmares to life on the silver screen and beyond!
Son of Monsterpalooza is a fan friendly event that finishes off the year and ushers in the Halloween season with eye popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!
Make sure to get your tickets in advance; you don’t want to miss it!
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FAQs
Q: What is Son of Monsterpalooza?
A: After a successful trial run on the East Coast in 2008, Monsterpalooza made its West Coast debut in 2009. Ever since,Monsterpalooza has become internationally known as the place to be for fans and professionals of film, makeup, special effects, collectible toys, art and monsters! With increased demand for more monstrous Monsterpalooza fun, the offshoot event, Son of Monsterpalooza, was born in 2012 to fill the fall void for monster lovers and fans of Monsterpalooza’s past!

Q: Is Son of Monsterpalooza the same as Monsterpalooza?
A: No. Hense the “Son of” in the name, different location, and more, Son of Monsterpalooza is not the same as Monsterpalooza. They are two different events…

Son of Monsterpalooza is held at The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel, the same venue Monsterpalooza was held for 7 years before moving to Pasadena in 2016.

Q: Where is The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel?
A: 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Q: What are the hours of Son of Monsterpalooza?
A: The show hours are listed on our website under the tab “SHOWTIMES”… 
Son of Monsterpalooza show hours are…
Friday • 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday • 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday • 11:00am – 6:00pm 

Q: Is there parking? How much is parking?
A: The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel has an on-site parking lot. Like all venues, parking spaces are not infinite and can fill up quickly. The price for on-site parking at The Marriott ranges from $12-$15.
Valet parking is available for a fee as well. On-site parking fees are handled by The Marriott Burbank.
Street parking is also available, as well as other nearby lots in the area.
If you are concerned about parking, we suggest taking public transportation or taxi service.

Q: Is there an official hotel for Monsterpalooza?
A: Yes! The official host hotel for Son of Monsterpalooza is attached right to The Marriott Burbank Convention Center! To book your special rate hotel room at The Marriott Burbank, please call (818)-843-6000 or click the “HOTEL” tab at the top of our website homepage. Act fast for the best possible room rate!

Q: What can I see at Son of Monsterpalooza?
A: Besides a selection of 150 incredible artists, the show floor features creatures coming to life right before your very eyes via live makeup demos by award winning makeup artists, many of which are responsible for bringing your favorite characters from film, television and haunted attractions to life.
Experience special exhibits featuring original creations from top film and independent artists from sculptures to paintings and more in an atmospheric setting!
Sit in on special presentations in the Son of Monsterpalooza Theatre for hours of panels featuring your favorite film stars, directors and artists.
Enter the Son of Monsterpalooza costume contest for a chance to win cash prizes!
Plus much more all weekend!

Q: What can I buy at Son of Monsterpalooza?
A: Son of Monsterpalooza features some of Hollywood’s biggest talents and independent artists selling their creations that in most cases can only be found at our show. Exhibitors sell products such as one of a kind masks, hyper-realistic sculptures, costumes, props, collectibles, toys, model kits, makeup, supplies, prosthetics, celebrity autographs, DVD’s, apparel, and much more!

Q: Is there food on site?
A: Yes! The Marriott Burbank Hotel features The Daily Grill restaurant just a short walk from the convention center inside the hotel lobby! There are also various locations for quick bites to eat across the street from the hotel and convention center.

TICKETING FAQ

Q: Should I get my tickets in advance?
A: YES! We highly recommend purchasing your tickets for Son of Monsterpalooza in advance. Purchasing a ticket in advance makes your entry to the event much faster! Tickets purchased in advance online will not be physically mailed to you. After purchasing a ticket online, Eventbrite will email you your ticket with a QR code. Please print your ticket(s) out OR have them ready for scanning on your cell phone. Tickets purchased in advance will be processed as “WILL CALL.” Once checked in at the “WILL CALL” door, you will receive a wristband(s) for entry. The “WILL CALL” is located by the convention center’s courtyard. Look for a yellow “WILL CALL” sign.
*Tickets are non-refundable.
*Please make sure you are on the correct ticket line for check in.
*Online pre-sale of tickets can close without notice. If online pre-sale has concluded, tickets will be available at the door for sale. 

Q: I want to buy my ticket at the door the day of the show. What are the hours of the box office?
A: Tickets at the door are available at the beginning of each day. Please review our showtimes for hours.
*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable to different days.

Q: Does online pre-sale end early?
A: Yes online pre-sale does tend to end early.
Once online sales have concluded, tickets will only be available at the door.
Online sales begin in May, and can end at any time.

Online pre-sale ends early to ensure attendees who choose to wait until the day of the show have an opportunity to purchase tickets the day of the show and to ensure the event is not over sold.
Pre-sale has concluded up to two weeks before the show in the past, and has a chance of closing at any time. Once online pre-sales conclude, tickets are then only available at the door the day of the show.

Q: I didn’t purchase my ticket in advance. Are tickets available at the door the day of the show?
A: Yes, tickets will be available at the door.
Like any popular event, tickets sold at the door the day of the show may have a wait to purchase them. 

*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable to different days. As in many years past at Son of Monsterpalooza, while day of tickets at the door may be available, there may be a wait for those who have not pre-purchased tickets.
We state in every social media post online to get tickets in advance. We state this for a reason…
*The door only sells Friday and Three day tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday.
*While there are plenty of tickets at the door, day of tickets are not infinite and may have a wait if you have not pre-purchased them.
*The Fire Marshal determines the pace and quantity of the “day of” ticket line. To ensure the venue doesn’t become overcrowded, the line for tickets being purchased at the door the day of the show may vary in wait-time.
*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*If you wait to purchase tickets the day of the day, you do run risk of waiting and the chance of not getting in to the show.

Q: I’m coming to Son of Monsterpalooza from out of state/long distance, can I buy my ticket at the door if I didn’t buy a ticket in advance?
A: While tickets will be available at the door, we promote tickets in advance for months for a reason… If you are traveling a distance, please get your tickets in advance… Do not book flights/drive great lengths without tickets. Waiting until the last minute to get your tickets at the door may result in a wait, or result in not getting in at all.
If online sales have ended, tickets will only be available at the door through the box office.

*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
*Tickets available at the door may have a wait. Be prepared to wait.
*The pace tickets are sold at the door is determined by the Fire Marshal.
*The box office sells Friday tickets on Friday (and three day if still available), Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday.

Q: Can I buy tickets in advance at the door?
A: No you cannot purchase tickets in advance at the door. To purchase a ticket for each day, you must go to the box office each day. (i.e., the door only sells Friday tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday).
*This is done for crowd management purposes.

Q: Can children attend? 
A: Families bring their children of all ages to Monsterpalooza. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
*Son of Monsterpalooza is a horror/fantasy/science fiction event.
Families should use their own judgment as to whether the event is appropriate for their child.
*Please no strollers. Son of Monsterpalooza can become crowded, and strollers can be tripping hazards.

Q: Can I bring a stroller/carriage for my child?
A: No. You cannot bring strollers/carriages to the show. Son of Monsterpalooza often becomes crowded. Strollers & carriages can become tripping hazards, and often contribute to aisle congestion. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, Please leave your strollers/carriages at home.

*If attending with a stroller, you will be asked to leave and return without it. Please leave your strollers/carriages in your cars or at home.
*Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.
*No large bags, rolling carts, luggage, etc.

Q: I bought the wrong ticket/I can’t go anymore. Can I get a refund/change day?
A: Sorry, all sales are final.

Q: I can no longer attend the day I purchased my ticket for. Can I use my ticket for a different day?
A: Sorry, tickets are only valid for the day you purchased them for. (i.e., an unused Friday ticket cannot be used for Saturday, etc.).

Q: I can no longer attend. Can I give my tickets to a friend to use instead?
A: Yes you can give your tickets to a friend to use. As long as they have a valid ticket, they can be checked in.

Q: I purchased a ticket in advance but cannot find my ticket.What can I do?
A: After purchasing a ticket in advance through Eventbrite, Eventbrite automatically sends your ticket to the email address you provided. Please check your spam folder, please double check to make sure you spelled your email address correctly. You can also contact Eventbrite directly to have them resend your tickets. Please have your tickets printed or open on your cellphone to be scanned at the show. Have them ready for quickest entry.You can also come with your ID to pick up your tickets.

Q: May I bring a pet to the show?
A: Sorry, pets are not allowed inside The Marriott Burbank Convention Center per facility rules. Please leave your pet at home.
*Registered service animals are permitted. You, the owner, are responsible for your animal at all times.

Q: Are tickets refundable?
A: Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

Q: I went to buy a special rate “three day” ticket online and it isn’t there anymore. Where did it go?
A: The special “three day” ticket is only available in limited quantities. Once the special “three day” ticket is no longer listed, you can attend all three days only by purchasing single day tickets either online (if still available) or at the door the day of the show.

*Not all attendees can attend all three days. The three day effects the capacity of other days. The “three day” ticket has a cap to ensure attendees who do not plan on attending the whole weekend have a fair chance of attending the day of their choice.

Q: Can tickets sell out at the door?
A: Like most events or things, anything is possible.We don’t have a crystal ball… Tickets are available online for months. We post “get your tickets in advance” daily on social media for a reason. We try to always have tickets available at the door for “day of” purchases. If purchasing a ticket the “day of” the show, there may be a wait.
*The box office sells Friday tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday.
*The pace that tickets are sold at the door the day of the show are determined by the Fire Marshal.
If you have not pre-purchased a ticket, be prepared to wait or potentially not get in.

Q: I went to buy a ticket online for the day I want to attend but it says, “Tickets available at the door only”, what does that mean?
A: The message “Tickets available at the door only” means that pre-sale online sales for that day have ended. If you missed out on buying a ticket online, the only way to purchase a ticket for that day is to buy a ticket on-site at The Burbank Convention Center.

“Tickets available at the door only” = the ticket must be bought physically at the convention center at the box office.
*The box office sells Friday tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday.

SIGNING GUESTS, AUTOGRAPHS & PANEL FAQ

Q: Is __________ scheduled to appear all three days of the show?
A: All celebrity guests are scheduled to attend Son of Monsterpalooza all weekend unless otherwise noted on our website www.monsterpalooza.com. For guest list, click the “GUESTS” tab at the top of the page.
*All guests are tentative

Q: Are autographs with featured signing guests free?
A: No. Autographs are not free. Signing guests and their management set their own prices for autographs and photos, not Son of Monsterpalooza.
*All guests are tentative*
*Son of Monsterpalooza is not responsible for guests or their policies*

Q: How much are autographs? How much are photos/selfies?
A: Signing guests and their management set their own prices for autographs and photos, not Son of Monsterpalooza. Unfortunately, we aren’t told in advance what signing guests charge. Based off what seems to be the norm for autographs, one can expect autographs/photos to range from $25-$40 per autograph or photo. Some signing guests may charge more, some may charge less. It is their choice what they charge – not ours.
*All guests are tentative*
*Son of Monsterpalooza is not responsible for guests or their policies*

Q: Will all featured signing guests take photos/selfies with me?
A: It is up to the signing guests and their management whether or not they want to take photos/selfies with fans. Photos with fans may have fees.
*All guests are tentative*
*Son of Monsterpalooza is not responsible for guests or their policies*

Q: Am I guaranteed to meet/get an autograph/photo with ____________ signing guest if I attend?
A: Simply buying a ticket to Son of Monsterpalooza does not guarantee you will meet who you want – as everything is first come first serve. Please arrive timely, as autograph lines may become long and demand can be unpredictable. Realistically, a signing guest can only sign so much in a day. If your attendance goals are focused on autographs, we recommend attending Friday, or purchasing a weekend ticket.
*All guests are tentative*
*Son of Monsterpalooza is not responsible for guests or their policies*
*Please come to the show to enjoy the entire convention, not just one signing guest.

Q: When will more signing guests be announced?
A: We announce signing guests around the same time every year. Guests are announced on social media when they are announced. You can also check our website’s “GUESTS” tab – as signing guests are usually posted there before being “announced”.

Q: Can autograph and/or booth lines be cut?
A: If a line reaches its limit, the line will be cut. Lines cannot extend beyond certain points to ensure aisles aren’t congested. If a line reaches its limit and are cut, you will have to come back later once the line discipates to join it. If autographs are your goal, we recommend attending Friday or the whole weekend for best chances of meeting your goals.

Q: Am I guaranteed a seat for ____________ panel if I attend?
A: Simply buying a ticket to Son of Monsterpalooza does not guarantee you will have a seat for the panel you want to attend, as seats in the theatre are not infinite. Please arrive timely, as presentation popularity can be unpredictable.

COSTUMING FAQ

Q: Can I come in costume?
A: YES! Costumes are encouraged! Plus you can enter the Son of Monsterpalooza costume contest sponsored by our friends at PPI Premiere Products, Inc.!

For everyone’s safety, please adhere to these rules…

•No weapons allowed.
•No functioning weaponry allowed on premises.
•All costume accessories MUST be immediately identifiable as fake.
•No sharp knives, swords, machetes, etc. (even if they are brought to be autographed – sorry).
•No chains in chainsaws and no gasoline permitted.
•Accessories may not be brandished or pointed at anyone.
•If your costume accessory can be mistaken for being real, do not bring it.
•No nudity.
•No scaring of attendees.
*Son of Monsterpalooza and The Marriott Burbank Convention Center staff reserve the right to deny entry to anyone who does not follow these guidelines without a refund.
*The City of Burbank does not allow weaponry real or replica of any kind brought into any surrounding public facilities.

•If you have to think to yourself, or ask whether or not your costume is appropriate, or can be mistaken as being real or dangerous, DO NOT BRING IT.

Q: Is there a costume contest? A: Yes there is! Please view our website for official contest rules!

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