Check-in will open at 9:30am on Monday, November 20, 2023. VIP-exclusive registration line 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 2pm on Sunday, November 19, 2023. 

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 Defiant Release Event
  • Early access to Halls 2 and 4 (exhibitor hall and Dragonsteel store) on Monday and Tuesday
  • Early access to seating at the Defiant 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 hoodie and collectible challenge coin
  • VIP exclusive version of the convention bundle with t-shirt, sticker, and pin
  • Defiant swag bundle with Hesho plushie, Slug Squad lunchbox, and Hesho mask pin
  • Now includes signed, stamped, and numbered hardcover of Defiant!

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