Creators want to meet and talk to the people who love their content, and the people who love their content want to meet them.

This is excellent; we love that some creators will stand in the same place for hours at a time to meet as many people as possible. But that “as possible” is unfortunately not “every person.”

For the last few years, we have held an online Meet & Greet lottery to give everyone an equal chance of meeting their favorite creator. This ensures that no one waits in line needlessly only to be disappointed when a session is full, and it reduces the length of time people are waiting in Meet & Greet hall lines in general.

Here’s how it works:

The Meet & Greet Lottery is open to Community and Industry attendees only.
Creator Track attendees do not have access to the Meet & Greet Hall.

The Lottery will open on May 2, 2017 and close on May 16, 2017. You must be registered before May 16 in order to participate in the lottery.



On this date, you will receive a link at the email address you used to register to rank your top choices for Meet & Greet sessions.

The Lottery will then close a few weeks later and results will be announced soon afterward.
When you check in onsite to pick up your badge, you will receive wristbands that grant you access for each Meet & Greet session.

In the interest of allowing as many people as possible to participate in the Meet & Greet Hall, most sessions will utilize our Professional Photography service. Our photographer will take a high-quality photo, which you can then access online for free shortly after your session. You can download, save, and share these photos, which look great and make the process easier for creators and attendees alike! You will find out which sessions include professional photos when you receive your lottery results.

The Buddy System will be back this year! This is an awesome way for you to join the Meet & Greet Lottery with a friend. When the Lottery Opens we will give you instructions on how to participate in the Lottery with a Buddy.

If you are an adult (18+) who would like to join the child with whom you are attending in the Meet & Greet Hall, you are more than welcome accompany them. If you would like to be in the photograph that is taken, you will also need to have a wristband for that Meet & Greet session.