Category Archives: Special Needs

Special Needs

GR-Comic-con Text-Logo Color bannerThe event staff at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con is committed to creating an epic annual event for all of the fans out there. We want to make sure that every fan who attends, including ones that may have specific special needs, has an amazing and memorable time.

Disability Advocates

We are working closely with Disability Advocates Of Kent County to create a memorable experience for people who may have special needs

Handicap Accessibility

The DeltaPlex is mostly on one level and every room is handicap accessible; the gaming room and anime room/film festival is on the second level but all rooms are accessible with an elevator. There is ample handicap parking in the front of the building that is clearly marked. The bathrooms all have handicap toilets and other facilities.

Seating at Film Festival and Seminars

There will be space saved in each seminar room and the film festival for wheelchairs. This space is limited so make sure to get in line early. Although we will do everything possible to accomodate people with special needs, in order to be fair to everybody attending the event we will not provide early access to the vending hall or other events or the ability to skip lines. We will allow you to have other people to stand in your place in line. We also can not guarantee attendance to every seminar or autograph signings, although we will do our best to make sure you have the quality experience you deserve like everybody else.

Guide Dogs and Service Animals

Guide dogs and service animals are welcome at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on the condition that they are leashed or appropriately controlled. Since we will not be allowing in any other types of animals into the show we ask that each service animal has a certification license or some other documentation that verifies that the service animal is indeed needed. It also helps if your service animal is clearly marked with some kind of designation such as a “Paws With A Cause” vest or some type of equivalent. The owner assumes full responsibility for the actions of his/her animal.


All staff at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be clearly marked with a  badge around their necks. If you have any questions or special needs please feel free to ask.


If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please feel free to write co-Event Coordinator Mark Hodges at