A couple questions?
Alright, this has been bugging me, and I couldn't find an answer by searching online. What're the age restrictions?
Like, how old do you have to be to attend, attend without parents, attend things like be in the parade, stuff like that?
Also, what exactly do the memberships emply? Is a membership needed to attend?
Some help please? Thank you.
If you are 13 or older, you may attend the convention without parental supervision. However, you will need to fill out the Minor Consent Form and it must be notarized by a licensed Notary.
There are no age restrictions for joining the parade.
It's not exactly a membership. You need to pay a registration fee. Here is the Registration Information. By paying the registration fee, you are technically a member of Anthrocon for this year!
Preregistration is over, so if you want to go to Anthrocon, you will have to pay when you get there.
*cough* Formally it is a Membership rather than a Ticket, due to Anthrocon's non-profit status.
There is no age restriction on who can attend AC. Anyone under the age of 13 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Anyone age 13-17 can be on their own at the con but will either need a signed and notarized consent form or a parent/legal guardian present with them at registration when they pick up their badge.
As for age restriction on events/panels. There are some areas and panels that are restricted to adults only (no one under 18 years allowed). Such events include the adult art section and some panels this year. Any panels/events that are adult only are listed as such in the Schedule. All other panels and events will be open for all ages, this includes the parade.
The membership or registration is essentially your ticket to Anthrocon. You will need to purchase this to be able to attend Anthrocon. The cost of an attending membership at this point is $50 for the entire weekend for anyone who is 13 or older. Those who are under 13 are free but their parents/guardians must purchase a membership.
Thanks for the help! ^o^
One more question about the membership. What does each level of payment provide once paid? Like, I saw the sponsor ones, and I'm confused about that.
http://www.anthrocon.org/registration covers it all. The short version:
Attending gets you full access to the con, and a conbag with of information and entertainment publications.
Sponsor gets you everything Attending does plus a T-shirt, a Ribbon, and a shorter On-Site registration line.
Supersponsor gets you everything Sponsor does, plus certain exclusive goodies, access to the Artists & Dealers reception, and priority event seating. (Pre-registered Supersponsors get access to a special Luncheon.)
The shorter version: Every membership gets you in. Pricier ones let you get certain goodies for helping out the con.
Basically, Sponsors and Supersponsors get some additional gifts and benefits. Pre-registered Supersponsors get a lunch with the guests of honor. There are seats reserved for them at funcions. The Anthrocon Board of Directors Is deeply grateful to them, but... the additional money you pay as one of them does not buy you a great deal. For most attendees, being a Sponsor or Supersponsor is beyond their means. Bluntly, both sponsor levels pay more than they have to to help keep the membership costs down so that younger fans (usually with less money) can attend. In a real sense, they're subsidizing the con to help keep it going.
Just FYI: I'm a Supersponsor and have been every year I attended. (Nine of the past twelve years, and I missed those three due to illness.) I Supersponsor because I can, not because I expect massive benefits to myself from it.
Alright. Thanks for helping me understand everybody!