Our main priority, as always, is the safety and security of those who attend VidCon

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 and RFID wristband at all times. This is to verify that everyone who is there — or within a particular, access-controlled area — should be there. You will not be permitted inside the fenced VidCon perimeter or the Convention Center without your badge and wristband, and registered attendees will only be able to access the event via designated entrances and exits.

Next, we have a security team in all areas of the event, including outside in the Festival, around the hotels, inside the Anaheim Convention Center, 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 uniformed officers, unarmed, off-duty, plainclothes officers, and K9 units onsite to help the security team keep their eyes on all areas and respond quickly in case of emergency.

Bag checks may 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, heelies, 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.

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. 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 Anaheim Convention Center) 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 we can all understand the need for them. Thank you in advance for being patient and sympathetic to VidCon and our security officers.