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Badge Etiquette 

When inside of the venue, you must have your badge on you at all times. Trading badges with friends or other attendees is strictly prohibited. If we see badge swapping going on, you may be asked to leave the event.

Live Streaming 

All panels, workshops and events, unless otherwise disclosed, are able to be live-streamed and/or recorded. We ask that you please ask your fellow attendees for permission to capture them on film or camera before doing so. When taking pictures or filming,  please be conscious of the traffic around you and do not block walkways for extended periods.

Food and Beverage

Small amounts of food for personal consumption may be brought into the venue. Water may be brought in only if sealed. We will have water stations throughout the venue so we recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you for convenience and to reduce your carbon footprint. Mother Nature thanks you.

Retail Sale and Solicitation

Retail sales are strictly limited to official exhibitors and are not allowed anywhere within QFX East unless you have purchased or were allocated exhibitor space. This includes the exhibit halls, common areas, program rooms or any space featuring official QFX East events. In addition, solicitation of tips, fees or donations is not permitted for any reason, unless you have a booth, table or official space allocated by QFX.

Attendee Age Restriction

All attendees 12 years of age and above need a ticket for QFX East. Kids below the age of 12 do NOT need a ticket to attend. Please note that all attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted but it is recommended they wear official service animal designation for easy identification. Please respect service animals and ask their humans before touching, petting or interacting with them.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited, without exception, at QFX East:

  • Firearms, tasers or slingshots

  • Glass or stone costume props

  • Fireworks, hand grenades or any other type of explosive

  • Simulated bomb vests

  • Swords or knives made of metal

  • Handcarts, trolleys or rolling luggage larger than 22"x14"x9"

  • Drones

  • Selfie sticks

  • Non-service live animals

  • Skateboards, scooters (exception made for those with disabilities), wagons or trolleys

  • Professional video recording equipment, unless permission otherwise granted

  • Two-way radios

Code of Conduct

QFX Events is dedicated to providing safe and harassment-free environments for all persons in attendance at any of our events. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation and discrimination. Full policy can be found on our Code of Conduct page.

Weapons Policy

Firearms, fireworks, flammable liquids or aerosol products, knives, daggers, swords, clubs, maces, other crushing or edged weapons, projectiles, air guns, long bows, crossbows are strictly prohibited. This includes prop guns as well. Other prop weapons are permitted if made of plastic, foam or other approved materials. Please see our Security page for more information.


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