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MONSTERPALOOZA - Pasadena - 2018


Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

MONSTERPALOOZA - Pasadena - 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
FRIDAY ADMISSION   more info Apr 13, 2018 $30.00 $2.49
SATURDAY ADMISSION   more info Apr 14, 2018 $30.00 $2.49
SUNDAY ADMISSION   more info Apr 15, 2018 $30.00 $2.49
THREE DAY ADMISSION   more info Apr 13, 2018 $70.00 $4.49

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Celebrate the Art of Monsters and Movie Magic with MONSTERPALOOZA this April 13-15, 2018 as it STOMPS into all 100,000 sq. ft. of The Pasadena Convention Center for our 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

Since it's inaugural event in 2009, MONSTERPALOOZA has become internationally known as the place to be for fans and professionals of film, makeup, special effects, collectible toys, art and monsters!

Meet the award winning masterminds behind some of the greatest creatures ever created for feature films, television and the haunt industry as you get lost in the over 250 exhibitors selling one of a kind creations, LIVE makeup demonstrations and more only found at Monsterpalooza! 

Enter the famous Monsterpalooza Museum featuring full sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen used props and animatronics from your favorite films as well as debuts of new creations from the world’s best Special Effects Studios all in an atmospheric setting!

Each Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the world of HorrorScience Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as AlienFright Night, An American Werewolf in LondonGodzillaEd WoodNight of the Living DeadSuperman, A Nightmare on Elm Street and MANY MORE!

Every year in the 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!

Monsterpalooza is a fan friendly event that introduces attendees every year to new eye popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!

Monsterpalooza 2018 is the must see event in Southern California! 
Make sure to get your tickets in advance; you don’t want to miss it!


Q: Where is The Pasadena Convention Center?

A: 300 E Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101

Q: What are the hours of Monsterpalooza?
A: The show hours are listed on our website under the tab  “SHOWTIMES”... 

Monsterpalooza show hours are...
Friday • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday • 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday • 11:00am - 6:00pm

Q: Is there an official hotel for Monsterpalooza?

A: Yes! The official host hotel for Monsterpalooza is The Westin Pasadena located just a short 5-10 minute walk away from the convention center.
To book your special rate hotel room at The Westin Pasadena, please call (626) 792-2727 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 Monsterpalooza?
A: Besides an exhibitor hall of over 250 incredible artists, the massive 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 haunt attractions... 

Enter the famous Monsterpalooza Museum, an atmospheric walk through experience displaying full sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen-used props, monsters and animatronics by the world's most talented creature creators... Stop by the Monsterpalooza Theatre for hours of panels and presentations featuring your favorite film stars, directors and artists... AND MUCH MORE!

Q: What can I buy at Monsterpalooza?

A: Monsterpalooza features Hollywood's biggest talents 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!
The show is perfect for fans of all genres as well as industry professionals. 

Q: Is there food on site?

A: Yes! The Pasadena Convention Center has in-house concessions with food and drink. There are also various restaurants right across the street from the convention center.

Q: Is there parking at the convention center? How much is parking?
A: The Pasadena Convention Center and surrounding area has many parking lots available for use ranging in price. There is also street parking nearby. Like all venues, parking spaces are not infinite and can fill up quickly.
*All parking is handled by The City of Pasadena.

If you are concerned about parking, we suggest taking public transportation or taxi service.



Q: Should I get my tickets in advance?
A: YES! We highly recommend purchasing your tickets for Monsterpalooza in advance. Purchasing a ticket in advance makes your entry to Monsterpalooza 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 outside of the convention center’s main doors on Green Street. Look for a yellow “WILL CALL” sign just below the main “Monsterpalooza” banner on the right.

*Tickets are non-refundable.
*Please make sure you are on the correct ticket line for check in.

Q: I plan on buying my tickets at the door the day of the show. What are the hours for the box office?

A: The Pasadena Convention Center ticket box office will be open during Monsterpalooza's show hours.

Monsterpalooza show hours are...

Friday • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday • 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday • 11:00am - 6:00pm

Q: I didn’t purchase my ticket in advance. Are tickets available at the door the day of the show?
A: Generally yes, there are tickets available at the door. However, every show is different, and like any popular event, waiting to purchase tickets at the door may result in a wait or not getting inside.

Worried about missing out? GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE! 

*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable to different days.
*Day of tickets at the door are handled first come first serve. As in many years past at 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...
*Day of tickets at the door are available in limited quantities and may result in a wait or not getting in.
*The Pasadena Fire Marshall 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.

Q: I'm coming to Monsterpalooza from out of state/long distance; can I buy my ticket at the door?
A: While tickets are generally available at the door, we promote tickets in advance for months for a reason...
Please get your tickets in advance if you are traveling a distance to attend the show.

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.
Online ticket sales have a chance of ending early depending on demand and to ensure the event is not oversold.
*If online sales have ended, tickets will only be available at the door through the convention center box office.
*Tickets are non-refundable.

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.
*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. 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. 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.
*Tickets are non-refundable.

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).

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: May I bring a pet to the show?
A: Sorry, pets are not allowed inside The Pasadena 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: Can tickets sell out?

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 - however, if you waited that long to get a ticket, you may still have to wait to purchase a ticket at The Pasadena Convention Center’s ticket booth.

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 Pasadena Convention Center.
“Tickets available at the door only” = the ticket must be bought physically at the convention center.

Q: The signing guest I wanted to meet cancelled. Can I get a refund?

A: Sorry, all sales are final. As mentioned on our website, all guests are tentative.
Come to the show because you want to enjoy the event as a whole, not because you want to meet one guest.


Q: Is __________ scheduled to appear all three days of the show?
A: All celebrity guests are scheduled to attend Monsterpalooza all weekend unless otherwise noted on our website 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 Monsterpalooza.

*All guests are tentative*
*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 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*
*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*
*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 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*
*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: 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: Am I guaranteed a seat for ____________ panel if I attend?

A: Simply buying a ticket to 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.


Q: Can I come in costume?
A: YES! Costumes are encouraged! For everyone's safety, please adhere to these rules...

•All costume weapons MUST be peace bonded.
•No functioning weaponry allowed on premises.
•All costume weapons MUST be immediately identifiable as fake.
•No sharp knives, swords, machetes, etc.
•No chains in chainsaws and no gasoline permitted.
•Weapons may not be brandished or pointed at anyone.
•If your costume weapon can be mistaken for being real, do not bring it.
•No nudity.
*Monsterpalooza and Pasadena Convention Center staff has the right to deny entry to anyone who does not follow these guidelines without a refund.

*The City of Pasadena 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: We do not do a costume contest at our Pasadena show. Our costume contest is exclusive to our offshoot fall event “Son of Monsterpalooza” which takes place in Burbank.


*Flyering and Promotion of outside events/products of any kind is strictly prohibited inside or outside of the event unless given permission to do so by Monsterpalooza.

*Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferrable.

*All sales are final. Buyer acknowledges that, though all announced celebrity guests are confirmed, celebrity guests are subject to cancellation due to professional and personal obligations. By purchase/use of the ticket, you agree to adhere to venue and event rules or regulations that apply. Violation of rules or regulations can result in removal from the event and revocation of the ticket without the refund of any portion of the ticket price. By purchase/use of the ticket, you consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any live or recorded video display or other transmission or reproduction of the event. By purchasing a ticket to Monsterpalooza you (ticket holder) agrees to prevent damage to the premises and/or its content and hereby agrees to indemnify Monsterpalooza and hold it harmless from any loss, including without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees, claims and demands, of any person(s) arising out of or based upon personal injuries, death or property damage, during operations upon the premises or arising from breach of this agreement. Ticket holder hereby releases Monsterpalooza & Rubberroom Headhunters Corp., its agents, servants, employees, contractors, officers, directors, shareholders from any liability of any kind or nature arising from activities conducted or contemplated by this agreement. 

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Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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