Our main priority is the safety and security of VidCon attendees. Help us achieve this goal by following the rules.

EVERYONE at VidCon is required to wear their badge and RFID wristband at all times. You will not be permitted inside the convention center without your credentials. A security team will be present backstage and at entrance and exit points around the convention center, among other places.

Bag checks will occur throughout the event.

Prohibited Items

  • No outside alcohol
  • No weapons or items that can be mistaken as weapons
  • No illegal substances
  • No marijuana
  • No drones
  • No helium balloons
  • No wheels: skateboards, hoverboards, roller skates, roller blades, Heelys (or other roller shoes), scooters, wagons, rolling bags, etc. are not allowed. Wheelchairs, strollers, mobility scooters, and other necessary mobility aids are welcome.
  • No pets (service animals are welcome.)
  • No handouts: flyers, stickers, cards, or any promotional item, unless given prior approval from VidCon
  • No large bags, backpacks, or purses. Personal bags may be no larger than approximately 12” x 12” and are subject to search upon entry.
  • No cigarettes, vaping, e-cigarettes, or any smoking

Cosplay Prohibitions

  • No masks or other headpieces that cover the entire face
  • No large wands, staffs, or bats
  • No weapons or items that can be mistaken as weapons
  • No violent props or potentially harmful pieces of clothing
  • Acceptable costume weapon props are limited to air-filled or soft plastic/foam weapons

(VidCon will not check/hold any items at 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.

Some Special Notes on Meet & Greets

  • Gifts for Featured Creators must be unwrapped and visible, and food or drink items are not allowed unless they are factory-sealed.
  • Weapons and items that can be mistaken as weapons are expressly prohibited.

VidCon Rules & Policies

Along with our commitment to security, we have some additional terms that guide the ways we hope our users will conduct themselves on our websites and at our events. By using our services, you’re agreeing to the following terms and policies.