Only at Buffalo Thunder can you get lunch with SpiderMan, Wonder Woman and Thor! Yup, it’s that time of year again for the Santa Fe Comic Con festival. 2015’s Santa Fe Comic Con will have famous Actors, Entertainers, and Comic Book Artists and many more will be hanging out at the Buffalo Thunder Hotel & Casino on October 23-25, 2015. Come dressed as your favorite character from your favorite comic book, movie or TV show.
Santa Fe Comic Con is Northern New Mexico’s most amazing event, held at Buffalo Thunder Casino every October. This year is is October 23-25
Police, Active Military, and Fire Fighters get in for free.
You can avoid ticket fees by purchasing at local ticket outlets:
Buffalo Thunder Casino, Lobo Anime, Twin Sons Comics
POLICE MILITARY and FIRE FIGHTERS get in for free.
Just bring your commission card, badge, or current active duty military ID to get free admission into the event.
3 Day Pass $45
kids 8 and under free
kids 9-13 $5
VIP Tickets 3 day pass
VIP $100 (free front of the line, VIP badge signed by guests with purchase, Free T-Shirt)
VIP Platinum $250 (as above plus VIP Gift Bag, one autograph and one photo op from guest, Greenroom access)
Cash Only at the door (+$5.00 at the door)
If you bought a VIP Ticket, Print out the receipt and bring it to the show. Your name will be on a will call list and you will be given your pass at the door.
(Celebrities do not come to this preview night)
Saturday 10am- 8pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
Panel Room A
10-10:45 Comic Con Cosplay Safety Meeting
(extra voting token to all who attend)
7-7:45 Cosplay Contest- Format – Token swapping- give your token to your favorite cosplayer.
Panel Room B10
7-7:45 Closed for the Costume Contest in Panel Room A
Panel Room A10-10:4511-11:4512-12:451
3-3:454-4:455-5:45 Al Niuman Trivia
GOLDBERGWWE and WCW wrestling super star, action hero, and NFL football legend. Bill Goldberg is a two-time world champion
Rosanna Rocha has been cosplaying for years coming
Jim Ferguson is a pop culture artist and retired NASA video engineer.
Sam De La Rosa
Sam de la Rosa became a full-time comic book professional in 1982
CCP Comics Members:
McLain McGuire Atom Dale Carroll JimmieK Rankin Eric Limas Kristeen Parmeter Patrick Canter
Comics was the first successful adult comic series in the comic book industry.
Robert been involved in the indy side of comics since 1995
Terry Huddleston is a pencil artist, inker and color
artist for Big Bang Comics and OSSM Comic’s
From Arcana to Zenescope this talented comic book
artists has made a name for himself in the convention circuit
Chris OZ Fulton
Returning to New Mexico, this tattoo artist turned world famous comic book artist will bring the greatest in horror
Epic Studios will be appearing at Santa Fe Comic Con
Andy is best known for creating the Cartoon Network movie Firebreather based on his comic book
Pioneer of small press publishing, Jon has taken an entire universe and launched it as if a major publication
David Harrigan started in the industry as a trading card artists
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Check in will take place Friday October 23rd from 8am to 4pm. You will get a packet with all your badges and wrist bands. If you lose them or they are stolen after you have been given them you must buy passes to get in. No exceptions.
Doors open promptly at 4pm for preview night. If you are not set up by 4 your booth may be forfeit.
Each dealer will be given 2 passes per booth unless you are a corner booth ($500) or you buy extra badges. If you are caught trying to bring others in without badges your booth will be forfeit.
Outside food and drinks are prohibited, but we understand you will need to bring stuff to get you through. Cold Lunch for your and crew can be brought in along with water or soda. Please do not be brazen about this. The Casino is the final law on this. “Jim said” will not work so please be aware of the venue policies. If it is not brought to their attention they will not have a problem with it.
LUNCH: The hotel will be placing a menu at your tables and will come around taking lunch orders that they will deliver around noon. Take advantage of this if you are alone. The menu is great food and the staff are very nice. They will be demanding immediate payment but you can charge it to your room if you are booked at the Buffalo Thunder.
LOAD IN will take place around the West Ballroom parking lot (toward the golf course). You can also load in at the two front entrances to the ballroom area so we actually have 3 large entrances. You can pull up on the sidewalk but you are asked to unload and move your car away asap. We will try to have staff to help you unload and set up.
EXTRA BADGES: Badges can be bought at $20 up to 2 per booth. However if you have people who want to help or can’t afford to pay we are looking for volunteers. People willing to help should check in at 8am with Sabrina on Friday 24th.
If you are a potential dealer and wan to know more about the event please email me. I answer all emails personally.
If you want to volunteer we want your help.
Join our facebook group to get the most information. HERE
Cosplay has become a staple of every comic convention and we at Santa Fe Comic Con value the community.
Cosplayers will have a recovery room where only costumed guests can enter to rest, adjust, and be camera free for a few minutes. For more information go to the information booth.
Saturday Cosplay Contest will take place at 7pm in the main panel room. Hosted by COSPLAY LEGEND ROSANNA ROCHA
*Costume must be at least partially hand made. No fully store bought costumes.
*Costume Contestants must be at least 15 years old. (A youth contest is Sunday)
*Costume Contestants must gather coins from attendees to be counted. (see coins*)
*Must be present at 7pm and stay through voting to win.
1) Best in Show will be the Costume that has the most coins- Prize $100 cash Free 3 Day pass to Albuquerque Comic Con. Any tie will be decided by the final vote by ROSANNA ROCHA.
2) Best Coin Bag- Judged by SFCC Staff- Prize Free 3 day pass to Albuquerque Comic Con
3) Most Fun will be decided by Girls of Geek- Prize will be an autographed Girls of Geek Calendar Free 3 Day Pass to Albuquerque Comic Con
4) Most Impressive will be decided on by Rosanna Rocha- Personalized Autographed Print Free 3 Day pass to Albuquerque Comic Con
Special help provided by the D’Arda Sisters. They will be available to mentor and help make finishing touches to your costume. They will not be doing any judging so that they might be resources for all of our cosplayers to perfect their costumes. Bring your own materials. They won’t be sewing for you.
You will be given a coin (or more if you buy VIP tickets) upon your arrival (while supplies last)
You can keep your coin if you are in costume to turn in that will count as a vote. Each coin you collect from others will also be counted as a vote. Turning in Coins is mandatory as they are the property of SFCC.
We encourage cosplayers to bring a coin bag to add to their costume as an accessory. The best one will be recognized and rewarded.
Coins will need to be counted and recorded prior to voting so if you are collecting coins you will need to arrive right at 7pm to turn in coins. You may solicit coins from fans but may not buy them or trade for them. Fans will be asked to hold on to coins long enough to see all the costumes so be sure to make yourself available during the event for fans to see you and meet you.
questions can be send to firstname.lastname@example.orgHere is a look at the schedule for Santa Fe’s Comic Con at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
30 Buffalo Thunder
Santa Fe, NM 87508