Are there any events or shows open to the public?

No.  All activities are for registered attendees only.  However, you CAN purchase a single day convention pass and receive admittance to all activities on that day. The pass is $50. For the general public, Saturday would be the recommended day to purchase a single day pass, as the $50 price would include the Big Saturday Night Show, a tour of Vent Haven Museum, and three workshops.  Upon registration, you receive a name badge which is your ticket to all events.