VidCon now uses RFID
Your wristband serves as your admission ticket to enter VidCon US — all with a simple, quick tap!
What does this mean for me?
There will be access portals at several locations around the Anaheim Convention Center. When you arrive at VidCon each day you’ll just need to scan in using your wristband at one of these portals and then you’re in! Once you’re inside the event, security and staff will use your VidCon badge to identify which specific areas you have access to, so you’ll need to wear both the badge and wristband at all times during VidCon.
**A special note for sponsors**
These procedures also apply for all comped, discounted, and Expo tickets that you receive as part of your sponsorship. This means that, unlike years past, you will need to register a unique person for each of your tickets, and each of those people will need to pick up their own credentials from the designated sponsor pick-up area (location TBD) on site.
Picking up your badge at the event:
Community Track, Chaperone, and International attendees
You’ll pick up both your badge and wristband together when you check in for the event at Registration. You can only check in for your own ticket; nobody else will be able to pick up your badge or wristband for you. Please make sure the names on any tickets you purchase match the names of the people who will actually be using the ticket by our modification deadline of July 9, 2019. Finally: once the wristband goes on, it can’t come off until VidCon is over! If your wristband isn’t on your person or the RFID chip is damaged in any way, it will be deactivated and you’ll need to pay a $20 replacement fee to reactivate/replace it at Registration.
Domestic Creator and Industry Track attendees
We will be mailing your credentials to the address you listed (if it is a US address) when you purchased your ticket. If you need to change your mailing address please do so prior to our ship date, which is TBC, by logging into our Ticketing Website with your Order (RD) Number. You will need to activate your RFID wristband prior to arrival at VidCon following the instructions mailed with your credentials. If you forget your badge or RFID wristband, you will be subject to the $20 replacement fee per credential.
What about my meet & greets?
Meet & Greet Lottery results are linked directly to your ticket information, which will be encoded into your RFID wristband. Your wristband will automatically activate to allow entry to the Meet & Greet Hall during the correct time. But remember: Just like last year, we will not allow meet & greet trades or transfers, so you will not be able to change your results in any way once the lottery is run.
Chaperone access is available for attendees who are 18+ who need to accompany a child into the Meet & Greet Hall. If you purchased a Chaperone (Community) ticket, you will not have access to the Meet & Greet Lottery, but you will have access to the Meet & Greet Hall when the child you are supervising has a meet & greet.
How do I get a replacement wristband if it’s lost or I pulled it too tight?
Please see a representative at Registration if you need a replacement wristband. Replacement is subject to verification of the registration order. Valid photo ID is required. Replacement wristbands are subject to a replacement fee of $20. VidCon is NOT responsible for lost or damaged wristbands.