Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in Phoenix DinoCon! This convention started with a family who just loved dinosaurs and wanted to attend an all-day dino party. It is a humbling experience to have mass interest in our idea and hard work, and we appreciate every single request for information that comes our way. We’ve noticed a few questions coming to us regularly via email or Facebook, so here’s a guide to answering them. We may update it as time gets closer to August 2nd 2014 A.D.
Where is Phoenix DinoCon?
The convention is located at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Phoenix Center for the Arts is located in downtown Phoenix at 1202 North 3rd Street (the east end of Margaret T. Hance Park), just north of Roosevelt Row.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Tickets on the day of Phoenix DinoCon will be limited, and our online presale tickets are sold out. Once we hit our capacity cap on August 2nd 2014 A.D., we will only allow new fans to come in as other fans leave for the day. We are committed to making sure everyone has THE BEST experience, so our Phoenix DinoCon staff will be assessing capacity constantly throughout the day to allow fans space to move freely, but also give as many people as we can the opportunity to celebrate dinosaurs!
How much are tickets?
General admission for all ages is $5 and our online presale tickets are sold out. Tickets at the door will be limited.
Why are tickets so cheap?
After our 2013 event, we surveyed our fans about what they would pay for a similar event in 2014 and the consensus was $5. Since then, we’ve added an additional two rooms, 8 additional panels and 11 additional vendors for maximum dinosaur awesomeness. We’ve also expanded our attendance capacity from 100 fans to 400 fans, so that $5 covers much more than our attendees had access to in 2013.
How old do you have to be to need a ticket? Do children under a certain age get in free?
General admission for all ages is $5. The event is recommended for ages 12+ but we advise parents to use their best judgement – if your children aren’t restless after an entire Phoenix Comicon panel, they’ll fit right in at Phoenix DinoCon. For dinosaur fans under 12, it may be a better fit to take them to the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa on Sunday, Aug 3 (it’s FREE that day!).
Does anyone actually read these things?
That’s a good question! Honestly, if you weren’t able to get the basic info you needed from the ABOUT section, you might just be bad at the Internet. We put this question here just to see if you were paying attention. Mention it to Bobby in the vendor hall and he might just give you a free prize (or not).
Are they all day tickets?
Yes! Tickets gain fans entrance to the Tyrannosaurus Theater and Diplodocus Demo Den at 2:30 when registration opens and 3:30 entrance into the Velociraptor Vendor Room. You may come and go as you please, while taking breaks to enjoy the restaurants and shops of Roosevelt Row. Download our event schedule to plan your day!