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      May 8, 2020

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      MONSTERPALOOZA - Pasadena - 2020

      Celebrate the Art of Monsters and Movie Magic with MONSTERPALOOZA this MAY 8-10, 2020 as it STOMPS into all 100,000 sq. ft. of The Pasadena Convention Center! After a successful trial run in 2008, MONSTERPALOOZA made its West Coast debut in 2009 and has since 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 450 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 Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as Alien, Fright Night, An American Werewolf in London, Godzilla, Ed Wood, Night of the Living Dead, Superman, 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 2020 is the must see event in Southern California!    Make sure to get your tickets in advance; you don’t want to miss it! ________________________________________   FAQ:For a more in depth FAQ section, please visit out Website's FAQ section: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 - 11:00pmSaturday • 11:00am - 6:00pmSunday • 11:00am - 6:00pmQ: 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 450 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.   TICKETING FAQ             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 the event 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.*Pre-purchasing a ticket secures your ticket, it does not provide line skipping priveledges. *Online pre-sale of tickets can close without notice. If online pre-sale has concluded, tickets will be available at the convention center box office all weekend.Q: Are tickets available at the door?A: YES they are available at the door at The Pasadena Convention Center box office.(When purchasing tickets at the box office of the Pasadena Convention Center, there may be additional service fees depending on your preferred payment method). Q: I want to buy my ticket at the door the day of the show. What are the hours of the box office? A: The Pasadena Convention Center box office is open during Monsterpalooza show hours.*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable to different days.Q: Does online pre-sale end early?A: Yes online pre-sale tickets do tend to end early. Pre-sale can end without notice. The longer you wait, the more likely you will miss our online sales. Once online sales have ended, tickets will only be sold at the door the weekend of the show at The Pasadena Convention Center Box office. *Please continue reading for further ticket/box office questions.Online sales begin in October, and can end at any time (in the past, they have concluded several weeks early depending on demand). Online pre-sale can end early once online pre-sale numbers are met. This occurs to ensure attendees who choose to wait until the day of the show to purchase tickets have an opportunity to do so.Q: Can I buy tickets in advance at the box office?A: No you cannot purchase tickets in advance at the box office. To purchase a ticket for each day, you must go to the box office each day. (i.e., the box office sells Friday tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday). 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. Like any popular event, tickets sold at the door may have a wait, and may have a chance of selling out. DON’T RISK MISSING OUT! GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!  *The box office sells Friday tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday.*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 longer 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 Convention Center Staff and Fire Marshal 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.*Tickets are non-refundable.*If you have not pre-purchased a ticket in advance, there is a chance you may have to wait to buy a ticket at the door.*Please plan your day accordingly. Lines may be outdoors. We suggest wearing clothes that keep you cool, wear sunscreen and to stay hydrated.Q: I'm coming to Monsterpalooza from out of state/long distance, can I buy my ticket at the door if I didn’t buy a ticket in advance? A: While tickets may be available at the door, and generally are, we promote tickets in advance for months for a reason... Please, get your tickets in advance if you are traveling a distance to attend. 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.*Tickets available at the door may have a wait. *Limited Quantities available at the door. Tickets are not infinite. *The box office sells Friday tickets on Friday, Saturday tickets on Saturday, and Sunday tickets on Sunday.*The pace tickets are sold at the door is determined by the Pasadena Convention Center Staff & Fire Marshal.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. *Monsterpalooza can become crowded, we don't suggest attending with strollers as they can block aisle flow.If your stroller is blocking an aisle, you may be asked to move or return without your stroller.Q: Can I bring a large bag/suitcase/luggage, rolling carts/dollies, etc.? A: No. Oversized rolling bags, oversized bags/suitcases, rolling carts/dollies, etc. are not permitted at the show.These types of belongings can cause aisle congestion and tripping hazards for attendees.*If coming with children, we don't suggest bringing strollers for the same reason. If coming with a stroller, you may be asked to move if your stroller is blocking an aisle - this is per fire marshal. If your stroller continues to block aisle flow, you will be asked to leave and return without the stroller.*Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.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, etc.). 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: I went to buy a special rate “three day” ticket online and it isn’t there anymore. Where did it go?A: The special “three day” ticket is only available in limited quantities. Once the special “three day” ticket is no longer listed, you can attend all three days only by purchasing single day tickets either online (if still live) or at the Pasadena Convention Center box office the day of the show.*Not all attendees can attend all three days. The three day effects the capacity of other days. The “three day” ticket has a cap to ensure attendees who do not plan on attending the whole weekend have a fair chance of attending the day of their choice. Q: Can tickets sell out at the door??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. If purchasing a ticket the “day of” the show, there may be a wait. *The pace that tickets are sold at the door the day of the show are determined by The Pasadena Convention Center Staff and Fire Marshal. If you have not pre-purchased a ticket, be prepared to wait.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 through their box office. “Tickets available at the door only” = the ticket must be bought physically at the convention center at their box office. 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: I purchased a ticket in advance but cannot find my ticket. What can I do?A: After purchasing a ticket in advance through Eventbrite, Eventbrite automatically sends your ticket to the email address you provided. Please check your spam folder, please double check to make sure you spelled your email address correctly. You can also contact Eventbrite directly to have them resend your tickets. Please have your tickets printed or open on your cellphone to be scanned at the show. Have them ready for quickest entry. You can also come with your ID to pick up your tickets. SIGNING GUESTS & AUTOGRAPHS FAQ 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 tentativeQ: 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: Is the Monsterpalooza Museum open all day?A: The museum is open all day during our show hours - however, if there is a line for the museum and we are close to closing the show, then the line may be cut to ensure the museum is closed on time.Plan your day accordingly.  COSTUMING FAQ Q: Can I come in costume?A: YES! Costumes are encouraged! For everyone's safety, please adhere to these rules... •No weapons allowed (real and/or replica weapons are not permitted).•No functioning weaponry allowed on premises. •All costume accessories MUST be immediately identifiable as fake. •No sharp knives, swords, machetes, guns etc. (even if they are brought to be autographed - sorry). •No chains in chainsaws and no gasoline permitted. •Accessories may not be brandished or pointed at anyone. •If your costume accessory can be mistaken for being real, do not bring it. •No nudity.•No scaring of attendees. *Monsterpalooza and The Pasadena Convention Center staff reserve 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 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.For even more FAQs and answers, please visit our website. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________  *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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