Required for all attendees over age 8. Children 8 and under don't require a badge but must be accompanied at all times by an adult with a badge.
Each attendee must possess and display their own entry badge to be within the convention rooms. Children under 8 years old may attend without a badge if accompanied at all times by an adult with a valid badge. Children under 8 still require tickets to participate in ticketed events. For safety, children under 8 must be registered at the Convention HQ desk and receive a wrist band.
Entry badges are nonrefundable. However, volunteers and event organizers who provide enough hours of service may qualify to have the cost of their badge reimbursed. See the Host an Event and Volunteer pages for details.