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Read our frequently asked questions

Please read the information below, if you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Is the venue easy to find?

The sign-posting around the city is not good and it can be tricky to find – please see our advice on how to find us here.

Is there parking on site?

Yes there is but it is limited and you need to book it in advance. There are other car parks within walking distance – see our travel and parking advice below and you may also find Your Parking Space helpful:

When is the event, where and what time?

Saturday November 17th, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK, 9am – 5pm.

What time do the doors open?

9am sharp – please be aware there are usually queues much earlier than this.

What age do you have to be to attend?

There is no official age restriction but under 16’s must be accompanied by and adult. If you’re bringing a child, we need to advise you that there will be casualty, gore and monster effects on display plus partial nudity in the Body Art Zone, as the artists create their full body art pieces. If you are happy that this is suitable for the child in question, you’re welcome to bring them along.

Do kids go for free?

Yes, children aged 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Can I buy food at the event?

Yes, there is a café in the building.

Will there be tickets on the door?

No, the 2018 event is sold out so there will be no tickets available on the door.

Where can I buy tickets?

On the Prosthetics Magazine site here.

Can I get a refund if I can't come?

No, tickets are non-refundable. You are however entitled to a refund of the face value of tickets in the unlikely circumstance of the event being cancelled.

Do you offer student discount?

Discounts are available for students when a group booking is made by a tutor.

How can I get involved in the event?

If you’re interested in volunteering, demonstrating or exhibiting please email us for information.

Where can I learn more about prosthetics and makeup FX?

There are a huge amount of resources available now. For some initial pointers please see the advice for beginners section on our parent company Gorton Studio’s website.

What is the Prosthetics Event?

It’s an educational and shopping event for people interested in prosthetics, make-up FX and related fields, and their use in everything from major film and television productions to scare attractions and cosplay. It caters for professionals, students, hobbyists and fans alike within a culture of knowledge-sharing and learning. The schedule comprises a full day of demonstrations and educational classes on the Main Stage as well as a back-to-back schedule on the Education Stage. There are also demos and classes on stands plus sale of products, materials and smaller scale prosthetic works. The Monster Mash Exhibition has its own space showing prosthetic creatures and make­up FX by various artists, and the Application Station is a hive of activity with artists applying prosthetic makeups all day and ready to answer your questions.

When and where is it?

The event is on Saturday 17th November 2018 from 9am – 5pm. It’s located at the Aston Conference Centre in Birmingham city centre, to reflect the fact that our craft is practiced by people right across the UK and not just in London. This venue helps us make this event as accessible and affordable as possible for all those wishing to attend. Conference Aston is a well-appointed 4-star conference centre and hotel based on the Aston University campus. Recently refurbished, there is a comfortable lounge area close by the exhibition rooms and free WiFi throughout the buildings and courtyard. There is a bar in the hotel just across from the event and two pubs within 100 yards.

Why is it only one day and based in Birmingham?

By basing ourselves in Birmingham we are more accessible to a much larger area of the UK. It allows people to attend on a day trip as opposed to having to book hotels. An event run over two days can be cost prohibitive for attendees, and they often have a sense of disappointment that they’re missing out if they can’t afford to be there for both days. By making this a one-­day event everyone attending gets 100% of what it has to offer.

Where can I buy the latest issue of Prosthetics Magazine?

You are able to purchase an online subscription or printed copy of the latest copies of our magazine here.