Check-in will open at 9:00am on Thursday, December 5, 2024. A VIP-exclusive registration line will be available. All attendees, regardless of age or relation, must have a VIP badge to receive benefits listed below. 

Early badge pickup will be available the day before, beginning at noon on Wednesday, December 4, 2024. 

The VIP badge includes:

  • Access to all convention games, prizes, exhibitor hall, programming, pre-order merchandise, etc. 
  • One entry into the drawing for a ticket to Brandon Sanderson's book signing line following the Wind and Trutg Release Event
  • Early access to the exhibitor hall (including the Dragonsteel store!) all three days 
  • $25 voucher to the Dragonsteel merch store at Dragonsteel Nexus 2024
  • Early access to seating at the Wind and Truth Release Event with Brandon Sanderson (Note: this is not reserved seating and saved seats are not allowed)
  • Access to exclusive VIP lounge
  • VIP exclusive line for registration & book/swag pickup
  • VIP Bridge Four blanket & VIP collectible challenge coin
  • VIP exclusive version of the convention bundle with t-shirt, sticker, & pin
  • Wind and Truth book bundle with signed, stamped, and numbered hardcover, chull plushie, Szeth Cosmere Character Pin, & epic bookmark

A $10 fee will be charged for any lost badge replacement.

VIP badge tips:

  • There is no badge waitlist option in
  • All badgeholders can go to their My Conventions page at any time to verify all badges on their account.
  • After a badge is transferred, the new badge holder will be able to go to their My Conventions page and verify the new badge is listed.
  • Each badge is listed individually—no badges are sold or listed in bulk or bundles.
  • One TTE account may hold individual badges for multiple attendees.