Convention Hours

Pensacola Bay Center

Friday, February 23: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 24: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 25: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pensacola Grand Hotel

Friday, February 23: 1:00 PM – Open all night
Saturday, February 24: Open all day and night
Sunday, February 25: Open all day – 6:00 PM

Rex Theatre

Friday, February 23: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 24: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Pensacola Little Theatre

Friday, February 23: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 24: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 25: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saenger Theatre

Saturday, February 24: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, February 25: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday Pre-Purchased Pick-Up Instructions

All weekend passes purchased before Wednesday, February 21 at midnight will be available to pick up on Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Pensacola Bay Center.

If you wish to pick-up your pre-purchased weekend pass at the convention, they will be available to pick-up at the Pensacola Bay Center at Will Call as early as two hours before the convention opens on each day.

Ticketing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


Will call and sales will be available outside in front of the Bay Center one hour before the convention opens.

What to Bring

You will need your Showclix confirmation and your ID only if you are picking up at Will Call

Lots of cash! Not all vendors and celebrity guests accept credit cards, so plan to bring plenty of cash. Also, the parking lots outside the Bay Center that charge to park accept cash only. The ATMs inside the Bay Center are also susceptible to running out of cash throughout the weekend.

No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the Bay Center.

Mobile App

Pensacon 2018 will have its own unique mobile app, which will be available to download closer to the date of the convention. Keep an eye out for the announcements.

Celebrity Schedule

All celebrity guests will be at their tables, available to meet fans, take photographs, autographs, etc. all three days. Autograph and photograph prices vary by celebrity.
(We will make special announcements for those guests who will not be with us all three days.)

The celebrity guests will be located on the 2nd floor of the Pensacola Bay Center. The 2nd floor is accessible by the interior and exterior stairways.
The panel schedule and the photo op schedule will be available on both the app and on the website. Photo ops will be available for pre-purchase from Wolf Studios Photography – coming soon!


The front parking lot at the Bay Center is reserved for our VIP attendees, and the back parking lot is reserved for vendors, volunteers, and media.

The surrounding parking lots and the lots throughout the city will be charging $10 to park. Re-entry is not included.

Trolley Service

Trolley service throughout Downtown Pensacola is free for all badge holders.  Trolley stops will be announced closer to the dates of the convention.

Outside Events

There is a full lineup of events happening all weekend after the convention closes! Check out the Official Pensacon Events Schedule on our website for the complete schedule of themed parties and special events happening downtown and at our venues. {Information for 2018 will be published as it is announced; full lineup will be available in January.}

Statement of Values and No-Harassment Policy

Please take some time to review our Statement of Values.

Weapons Policy

If you plan to cosplay and your costume includes a prop weapon, please review our Weapon Policy.

Stroller Policy

Due to the number of attendees, strollers are not allowed in the Bay Center on Saturday. Pensacon reserves the right to deny strollers in the Bay Center on other days according to attendance and space in the facility.

To learn more about the Bay Center’s policies, please visit their website.