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Does a parent need a badge?
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:20:59 PM »

My mom is gonna take me to Fanime since I'm under 18 and it's my first convention. I already pre registered. So does she need her own badge to take me?
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Re: Does a parent need a badge?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 10:37:59 PM »

My mom is gonna take me to Fanime since I'm under 18 and it's my first convention. I already pre registered. So does she need her own badge to take me?
Here's some information you'll want to consider first.  Do you have a form of government ID to use to pick up your badge (driver's license, state ID, passport)?  If not, she will have to accompany you in line and present her ID along with your school ID to get the membership since that's the only way they will accept school IDs (as far as I know).  If you have a government ID though, don't worry.  You can present that and you'll be fine.

Now to clarify, is she just dropping you off, or is she going into the convention with you?  If she's going with you, then yes, she will need her own membership/badge.  Since you're already pre-registered, I'd highly suggest you register her as well if she is going.  That way you won't be in different lines and she won't have to wait longer to get her membership since pre-registration and early registration has a different line than at-con registration.  Don't worry though, the lines will be clearly marked so you'll know where to go.
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Re: Does a parent need a badge?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 07:48:48 AM »

Without a badge, your mom can't go into certain areas with you. If she feels comfortable letting you walk around by yourself and only seeing you in the main hallways, then she doesn't need a badge. But if she wants to go everywhere with you, she does need a badge.
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Re: Does a parent need a badge?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 08:29:11 AM »

My mom is gonna take me to Fanime since I'm under 18 and it's my first convention. I already pre registered. So does she need her own badge to take me?

Taken off of their FAQ which you can read more: http://www.fanime.com/registration/faq/.

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All FanimeCon members must have valid government issued ID. If an attendee is under 18 and does not have a government-issued photo ID, they can still pick up their badge if their legal parent or guardian accompanies them and the legal parent or guardian has a valid government-issued photo ID that is consistent with information on the attendee’s registration. The parent or legal guardian is not required to purchase a badge and does not need to accompany the attendee at all times, but they will still be responsible for the attendee’s action.
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Re: Does a parent need a badge?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 04:17:49 PM »

Without a badge, your mom can't go into certain areas with you. If she feels comfortable letting you walk around by yourself and only seeing you in the main hallways, then she doesn't need a badge. But if she wants to go everywhere with you, she does need a badge.
What are the certain areas she can't go if she doesn't have a badge?
My mom is gonna take me to Fanime since I'm under 18 and it's my first convention. I already pre registered. So does she need her own badge to take me?
Here's some information you'll want to consider first.  Do you have a form of government ID to use to pick up your badge (driver's license, state ID, passport)?  If not, she will have to accompany you in line and present her ID along with your school ID to get the membership since that's the only way they will accept school IDs (as far as I know).  If you have a government ID though, don't worry.  You can present that and you'll be fine.

Now to clarify, is she just dropping you off, or is she going into the convention with you?  If she's going with you, then yes, she will need her own membership/badge.  Since you're already pre-registered, I'd highly suggest you register her as well if she is going.  That way you won't be in different lines and she won't have to wait longer to get her membership since pre-registration and early registration has a different line than at-con registration.  Don't worry though, the lines will be clearly marked so you'll know where to go.

I already have my government issued ID to use so thats already taken care of. ^_^  My mom is going to the convention with me so I'll have talk to her about it, thank you for the information. Also, can I come on Friday to pick up my badge?
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Re: Does a parent need a badge?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 05:35:38 PM »

What are the certain areas she can't go if she doesn't have a badge?

I already have my government issued ID to use so thats already taken care of. ^_^  My mom is going to the convention with me so I'll have talk to her about it, thank you for the information. Also, can I come on Friday to pick up my badge?
She can't go into Dealers Hall, Artist Alley, Game Room, Panels, Events... Pretty much the only places she can go without a badge are the main hallway and video rooms.

You can pick up your badge on any day of the Convention. :)
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