This is one of our most-asked questions, and we wanted to shed some light on the process to help people understand a little more about what goes on behind the curtain.
- Our show reaches out to talent with an invitation to be a guest at our next event. We send invitations out to many tiers of talent across many fandoms, genres, and platforms. Depending on their availability and many other factors, they may accept, deny, or possibly not reply to our invite.
- If talent does not respond to our invite, or if we do not have a contract confirming their participation, we cannot publicly confirm or deny their participation at our event. Sometimes, we are contractually obligated to announce their appearance at our show on a specific date. This, and many other reasons, makes us unable to post a complete celebrity guest list all at once at the start of the season.
- Even though a guest might be available at the time of the request and we announce their appearance, sometimes they accept new work projects, their current project changes its schedule, family or personal situations need their attention, or they may even fall ill leading up to the event in various ways. This, unfortunately, makes them have to cancel their appearance.
We appreciate all the celebrity talent in our industry but also know that this is a staple of how things work across the board. We usually extend an offer to celebrity talent who cannot make their appearance in hopes we see them again at a future show, and if we hear back, we announce what we can.
We also love to hear guest suggestions from attendees and watch social media comments and emails! We keep a list of all guests that have been requested, and this helps us know who to reach out to for upcoming and future events.
We hope this sheds some light on a popular subject. For future questions and guest suggestions, contact us by CLICKING HERE.
Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2024 is August 23-25, 2024 at The Tampa Bay Convention Center