Military tickets

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photo courtesy Time Magazine

Military tickets available soon for the November 2022 show.  (Sorry, there are no free tickets or discount for the April show)

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con has donated 500 tickets to the United States military for the servicemen and women and their immediate family to attend the event free of charge on Sunday, November 13, 2022. This is part of a Military Appreciation Day to attempt to give back for the tremendous sacrifices that military personnel and their families give to protect the freedoms of this nation.

“Military personnel” is defined as individuals that served in any branch of the United States military and is either currently serving or has any type of discharge with the exception of dishonorable, or family members of those Killed In Action.

Military members may receive up to four tickets for Sunday, November 13, 2022 for themselves and their immediate family. “Immediate family” will be defined as a significant other (husband/wife, girlfriend/boyfriend, or life partner) and children (parent, guardian, or adopted) or grandchildren.

All you need to do to obtain military tickets for you and your family is go to and order through their site. Since you have to verify your past or present service history through them before joining, you will not need to verify your military service at the actual event.

You will then receive a confirmation email that your tickets have been reserved. They will be sent to your cell phone. Make sure to have your cell phone with you upon arrival so your tickets can be scanned.

Check In

On November 13, 2022 there will be a door at the main entrance to the DeVos Place on Monroe Ave. NW that will be marked “Press/VIP/Military“, please enter that door. We will have a special badge and lanyard for the military service person as a way to say thank you for your service to our country.

Other than that, you will be able to enter the Grand Rapids Comic-Con like any other patron.