Ticket and Panel Pass FAQ
Tickets are required for all Festival of Books indoor panel and speaker sessions. Tickets for the 2011 Festival of Books will become available on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at 9 AM through Evenrbrite, with a service charge of $1 per ticket going to Eventbrite. Check back soon for ticketing link.
For best selection, buy a Panel Pass. Panel Pass details are described below.
- What will I need tickets for?
- What ticketing policies must I adhere to?
- Where do I get tickets?
- How many tickets can I get?
- What is a Panel Pass?
- Can I get tickets at the festival?
- What is the “stand-by” line?
- Am I guaranteed a seat if I have a ticket?
What will I need tickets for?
You will need tickets for all of the indoor panel and speaker sessions.
You will need tickets to Writing Seminars.
You will not need tickets for the outdoor activities on the following stages: YA Stage, the Target Children’s Stage, the Los Angeles Times Stage, the Cooking Stage, The USC Stage, the Hoy Stage, the Etc. Stage and the Poetry Stage.
Events at Discover the World and the School for Cinematic Arts are non-ticketed but have limited seating. Seats are available first come, first serve until room capacity is reached.
What ticketing policies must I adhere to?
Ticketed attendees must be in their seats 10 minutes before the session begins, or risk losing their places to “stand-bys.” Thus, seats cannot be “saved” less than 10 minutes before the session is to begin.
Where do I get tickets?
Tickets for the 2011 Festival of Books will become available on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 9 AM through Eventbrite, with service charge of $1.00 per ticket going to Eventbrite.
How many tickets can I get?
There is a limit of four tickets per session, up to eight tickets per person. We regret that we cannot honor requests for group tickets.
What is a Panel Pass?
A portion of tickets to each ticketed Festival of Books event have been set aside for sale to holders of a Festival Panel Pass.
A $30 Panel Pass entitles purchasers to select up to 8 panel and speaker tickets before they are available to the general public. A Panel Pass also includes all service charges, an official Festival of Books poster mailed to the address that you provide, and the first option to purchase valet parking for either day of the event, at an additional charge. Panel Passes will become available for purchase at 9 AM on April 11th, 2011 and will remain on sale until April 22nd, 2011 at Noon.
You can purchase a Panel Pass by clicking here. After purchasing, Eventbrite will e-mail you instructions and an access code enabling you to select tickets before the general public.
The same rules apply for all ticket holders. Ticket holders must be in their seats 10 minutes prior to the start of each session. At that time, seats will be opened up to the Stand-by line. Panel Pass does not apply for the Writing Seminars. Panel Pass sales are final. Posters will be mailed by week of May 9th.
Can I get tickets at the festival?
A limited number of tickets will be available at the Eventbrite Ticketing Center at the Festival, located at booth 463 (North-Central portion of the festival, near 34th St), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st. Please note that tickets for Saturday sessions can only be picked up on Saturday; Sunday tickets can only be picked up on Sunday. Tickets will be distributed at the on-site location up to 30 minutes before sessions.
What is the “Stand-By” line?
Festival of Books attendees who do not have tickets may wait in the designated “Stand-By” line outside each session room. Those attendees will be admitted to the room on a first-come, first-served basis if seats are unclaimed by ticketed guests 10 minutes prior to the start of that session. With highly popular sessions the stand-by line can be long, and does not guarantee entrance into a panel.
Am I guaranteed a seat if I have a ticket?
Not necessarily. Ticketed guests must be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of their session. Ticketed attendees who do not arrive within the 10 minute time limit, risk losing their seats to those in the “Stand-By” line. Consequently, seats cannot be “saved.”