Our main priority, as always, is the safety and security of those who attend VidCon, and there are a number of measures in place to help ensure everyone at VidCon has the best possible time.
First, everyone at VidCon is required to wear their badge at all times. This is to verify that everyone who is there – or within a particular, access-controlled area, like backstage – should be there. You will not be permitted inside the VidCon perimeter without your badge, and registered attendees will only be able to access the event via designated entrances and exits.
Next, we have a robust security team in all areas of the event, including outside in the Festival, around the hotels, inside the ACC, backstage, and at entrance and exit points around the VidCon perimeter. We have worked with these companies for several years and the supervisors for each are well-versed in the needs and wants of VidCon attendees.
In addition to these guards, we employ both uniformed officers as well as unarmed, off-duty, plainclothes officers roaming the event, to help the security team keep their eyes on all areas and respond quickly in case of emergency.
Finally, bag checks may occur throughout the event.
If, at any time, you feel you are in, or witnessing an unsafe situation, alert a nearby security guard or VidCon staff member. There will be a 24-hour hotline number on your badge to contact our security team or you may use the white house phones (located all over the interior of the ACC) to report something.
Some special notes on Meet & Greets:
Attendees who have signed up for Meet & Greets will be required to pass through metal detectors and go through a bag check.
Gifts for Featured Creators must be unwrapped and visible and food or drink items are not allowed unless they are factory sealed.
And, of course, weapons and items that can be mistaken as weapons are expressly prohibited.
These procedures may be an inconvenience at times, but I hope we can all understand the need for them. Thank you in advance for being patient and sympathetic to VidCon and our security officers.