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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

All of AVCon’s policies, including our Code of Conduct and how we handle any information retrieved via our website, are accessible on our Terms and Policies page.

Yep! AVCon is entirely and utterly volunteer-operated, and our only payment is in friendship! Since 2002, AVCon has always been a passion project of dedicated geeks who have a flair for creativity, organisation and business.

First and foremost, the Elect is answerable to its Membership, who oversees how the organisation is run. Then, as a not-for-profit charitable organisation, we must report our annual earnings and expenses to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) to maintain our status. You can view our ACNC page here; Team AVCon Inc. | ACNC.

AVCon 2023


The following tickets are available for AVCon 2023 at the below prices:

  • Day pass – $50
  • Concession day pass (available for health care cardholders, pension cardholders and full-time secondary students with photo ID) – $40
  • Child day pass (11 years to 15 years) – $40
  • Child day pass (10 years and under) – Free
  • Weekend pass – $80
  • Gold pass – $290

Each attendee (including attendees holding companion cards) will receive a show bag on entry with goodies from our sponsors. For more detail regarding AVCon 2023 ticketing, check out our Tickets page. You can even jump straight to our Attendee ticketing and Gold Pass ticketing.

Sorry, there will be no family passes this year. For more detail regarding AVCon 2023 ticketing, check out our Tickets page.

Early bird tickets and rates are limited to our AVConnect Patreon membership members. Early bird sales will be available to these members from the 1st to the 31st of December or until early bird sells out. To learn more or join our AVConnect membership, check out Our Community for more information.

Gold pass tickets are limited each year. By purchasing a Gold pass, you will receive the following perks alongside weekend access to the festival:

  • Gifts provided by AVCons’ sponsors
  • AVCon limited edition merchandise in theme with our 21st anniversary.
  • Express entry to panels, seated events, guest signings and photo sessions.
  • A guest signing keepsake of your choice
  • Unlimited weekend-long access to the Gold Pass lounge at the AVCon cafe
  • Entry to AVCon’s After Dark party

For more detail regarding the Gold Pass ticketing, check out our Gold Pass page.

Companion card tickets must be accompanied by an injunction with a paid ticket. Companion card holders must show their card on the day to validate their free ticket. Please contact us through our Contact Us web page or by emailing [email protected] to secure your free ticket. 

AVCon has kept ticket prices the same since 2016. With inflation and price rises from the venue and all the vendors and suppliers we work with to put on the festival, we have had to adjust prices accordingly. For more detail regarding AVCon 2023 ticketing, check out our Tickets page.

Hours and Maps

AVCon 2023 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

AVCon 2023 will be running Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will release opening and closing hours closer to the date.


Yes, there will be a quiz night! Quiz Night will be running on Saturday evening of the festival. Anyone with an AVCon pass can participate and attend Quiz night. However, due to limited capacity, registration will be essential to attend. Registration will open in early 2023. For more information on what events will be running during AVCon 2023, check out our Explore page.

AVCon will not be bringing back the maid cafe in 2023. Instead, we will launch the new AVCon Cafe where for a gold donation to our charity of choice, attendees can chill out away from the hustle and bustle, grab a drink or snack from the AVCon cafe, relax on the beanbags, read a volume from our manga library, charge your phone or watch different performances twice a day from local Adelaide talent.


Exhibitor expression of interest applications opens in early 2023. Please keep an eye out on our socials for updates.

Artist Alley

Artist alley applications for AVCon 2023 will open in late March 2023. Updates will be posted on our Artist Alley page and social media, so keep an eye out for those.


AVConnect is our exclusive membership through Patreon. We wanted to create a way for our community to connect year-round and offer some great discounts and offers from our sponsors while showing your support for AVCon.

As a not-for-profit, every dollar goes straight into our next events, including the AVCon Festival weekend. Check out our Our Community web page for more information.

Currently, the AVConnect Patreon membership offers one-tier. See below for the price and perks you’ll receive when you pledge!

Tier 1: Gold Pass
Price: $2 per month
⭐Access to early bird discounts and early sales of tickets to our event
⭐Access to Patreon-only updates, behind-the-scenes and polls
Access to the exclusive AVConnect Community Discord
AVConnect membership card, which allows you to access discounts for online and in-store sponsors.

Check out our Patreon page here to sign up for AVConnect! All you need to sign up is a Patreon account and a valid payment method attached to your account.

Team AVCon is not affiliated with Patreon. All information, including payment information, used to create and maintain your account and pledge is handled by Patreon. If you have any issues regarding payment, please contact Patreon support.

You must be an active Patreon on the Tier 1 Gold Pass to access discounts. Once you are a supporter at this tier, you will gain access to the AVConnect Membership page available here. You must be logged into your Patreon to access this page, as it needs to validate your membership. On this page, you will have a membership card, active in-store discounts and active online discounts. Each discount will have information on how to redeem it, including any exclusions.