What is Meanwhile… Comic Con?

Meanwhile… Comic Con is Chichester’s first comic convention. Held at the modern exhibition room setting in Chichester College, our floor hosts over 65 tables of the latest and greatest in comics, comic related memorabilia, superheroes and graphic novels, and all things geek.

Our panels and workshops give fans a chance to interact with great comic creators, and our exhibitors are second to none, showcasing items from Comics to Cosplay, from Original Art to Toys.

Where is Meanwhile… Comic Con?

Meanwhile… Comic Con is held at Chichester College, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB, near the Westgate Leisure Centre.

This is an 8-minute walk from Chichester Railway Station. It is also close to the A27 Chichester Bypass.

Is there parking at the event?

Yes, there is, plus Chichester College car park is free at weekends, so there is no additional cost for parking.

Who needs a ticket?

Everyone must have a ticket. Children 4 and under are free. Please note, Meanwhile… Comic Con recommends all children under 18 attend with an adult, but requires all children under 14 attend with an adult.

Tickets are available at https://meanwhilecomiccon.com/tickets

Meanwhile... Comic Con Opening Hours

The show starts on Saturday at 9am for ‘Secret Heroes’ ticket holders, and at 10am for all other tickets.

The show closes at 5pm.

Can I take pictures?

You are welcome to take still pictures and video.

We would like to point out that any creators present, may or may not pose for photographs with fans. Creators have a right to their privacy and if they ask not to have their picture taken, please respect their wishes.

Will I be on camera?

By attending Meanwhile… Comic Con you give your consent to be photographed and appear on camera.

Will guests autograph items?

Creators at Meanwhile… may sign items if presented, but this is left to their discretion, and they may charge a fee or refuse.

What is your unlicensed materials policy?

The buying and selling of counterfeit / knock-off / unlicensed materials is not tolerated. Violation of this rule will result in one and only warning. A second violation and you’ll be removed from the show.

Are pets allowed?

No, only guide dogs for the visually impaired are allowed.

Do you have creche facilities?

No. We do not provide child care services.

Panels Etiquette

Please turn your mobile phones off, or to vibrate when you’re in panel or workshop. If you must take or make a call, please step outside.

Harassment Policy

Harassment of any kind, which includes behaviour which is:

  • physically or verbally intimidating
  • annoying
  • unwelcome
  • stalking
  • pushing
  • shoving (or the use of physical force)

which creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous in our opinion, as well as any:

  • boisterous, lewd or generally offensive behaviour or language
  • using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct, or profanity
  • obscene gestures
  • racial, religious or ethnic slurs

will all be considered harassment.

If another convention attendee makes it clear that your attention or behaviour is unwelcome then your business with them is at an end. If you continue to attempt to have contact with this person, you may be removed from the premises and your pass revoked.

Please be aware: “No” really does means no. “Stop” means stop. “Go away” means go away.

Costuming is not to be taken as consent for inappropriate conduct or comments. Please exercise common sense, if you wish to take someone’s photograph it is common courtesy to ask their permission first.

It is very important that if you feel you are being harassed or threatened that you report it immediately. We cannot address anything that we are not made aware of and we need whatever details can be provided, such as names and any other descriptive information as soon as practical.

If you feel you have been harassed please find the nearest Meanwhile… member of staff. All Meanwhile… staff members can be easily recognised by their “STAFF” t-shirts. They will arrange for an organiser to come and assist you. Alternatively, you can go to the Meanwhile front desks, located just outside the exhibition hall. All such reports will be treated very seriously.

Meanwhile… reserves the right to revoke or suspend passes. If an individual breaks the rules of the convention, he or she may be barred from the convention. If an individual has broken the law the police will be called. If you have been accused of harassment and feel that you were treated unfairly you may appeal to the organisers, but their decision will be final.

Weapons Policy

Please read this entire policy before attending Meanwhile… Comic Con. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund. If you’re bringing, buying or selling something that could maim, damage or cause serious bodily harm, we’re going to take issue. The following items are forbidden at Meanwhile… Comic Con:

  • Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for functional firearms)
  • Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons and water guns)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
  • Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like vuvuzelas, grenade whistles and grenade horns
  • Whips
  • Aerosol mustard

Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other light materials. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-coloured caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips.