As always, our main priority is the safety and security of those who attend VidCon.

The following measures are in place to help ensure everyone at VidCon has the best possible time while staying safe.


All VidCon attendees are required to wear their badges AND wristbands at all times. This is to verify that everyone who is there — or within a particular access-controlled area — is allowed to be there. You will not be permitted into any VidCon event space without your credentials. Please make sure you’ve read VidCon’s rules before arriving. Security is stationed throughout all areas of the event at the Anaheim Convention Center, including backstage, roaming, and at all entrance and exit points.


Each entrance will have metal detectors and bag searches in addition to the standard RFID portals. The process is quick and easy. Please review our restricted items and bag types below and leave these items at home! If you arrive with a restricted item, you will be asked to return the item to your vehicle, hotel room, or home OR to throw it away. VidCon will NOT have a place to store your restricted items, and staff will not hold them for you. Express lanes for those without bags will be available at multiple access points. Accommodations will be available for those with disabilities, and exceptions will be made for medical conditions. Please see a VidCon staff member if this applies to you.


  • Leave restricted items at home
  • Bring only approved bags
  • Remove items from your pockets that may set off the metal detectors like keys, wallets, and cell phones
  • Have bags open and ready to be checked
  • Have your wristband ready to scan and your badge visible


  • 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 of flyers, stickers, cards, or any promotional item, unless given prior approval from VidCon. Business cards are permitted.
  • No large bags, backpacks, or purses. Personal bags may be no larger than approximately 12“ x 12” and will be searched upon entry.


  • 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.


  • Weapons and items that can be mistaken as weapons are expressly prohibited.