Guest FAQ

When can I start lining up for Guest panels? 

Please do not line up before a Guest panel any more than thirty (30) minutes before an event. See NekoCon staff stationed outside of the doors for guidance. 

Can I talk to the guests after a panel or autograph session? 

Due to schedules and other commitments, guests may not be able to speak after events. It is best to approach NekoCon staff to check to see if the guest is available for a brief conversation. Do not crowd around the guests. 

When will I be able to get an autograph from a Guest?  

Please reference the schedule for autograph times and locations. You can filter the schedule in the app by “Autographs” to see only the scheduled autograph sessions.  


Please reference NekoCon social media for any announcements regarding a possible change in autograph sessions. Times and places are subject to change.   

When can I begin to line up for autograph sessions? 

You can arrive at the designated autograph line one (1) hour before the start of the autograph session. See NekoCon staff stationed near the autograph line for assistance. 

Can I get back in line after I have already received an autograph? 

If the line is still open, yes, you can get back in the end of the line once you receive an autograph. There is no guarantee that you will receive additional autographs.  

Can I give a gift to a guest? 

If you are thinking of bringing a gift for a guest, please follow these guidelines for both practical and safety reasons. Guests reserve the right to decline any gift. 

  • Please do not present any gifts during guest panels. NekoCon staff may ask you to wait until the end of an event to give your gift, or a staff member may provide it to the guest on your behalf. 
  • Package your gift using a gift bag or clear packaging.  
  • Remember that guests are traveling to this location, so you may not want to gift them with large or bulky items. It should easily fit into luggage and be durable. 
  • Food items will not be accepted. 

Will guests be able to participate in panels, or are there any autograph restrictions due to the SAG-AFTRA strike?

During the SAG-AFTRA strike, guests are not able to promote any character from a struck work or work from a struck company. Due to this, guests may avoid discussing certain characters in panels and Q&A session. They may not have photographs available at their autograph table for these characters. It is at the guests’ discretion to sign any attendee-provided materials or take any photographs that may be seen to be promoting a character or struck work.


Please see SAG-AFTRA’s FAQs About Personal Appearances & Conventions for more information.