TwitchCon San Diego Event Entrance Requirements

Please read this entire policy before attending TwitchCon San Diego. Failure to follow this policy may result in denial of entry or your removal from the event without refund. 

Airspace Objects

Devices may not be flown, tethered, or floated within or on the premises of the San Diego Convention Center or any other official TwitchCon event venue or hotel. Prohibited objects/devices include: 

  • Drones
  • Helium-filled balloons or products
  • Lighter-than-air products

Animals and Pets

If you have pets, including iguanas, parrots, boa constrictors, or other nonhuman critters, please leave them at home. We know you love your companion, but for safety reasons, only certified service animals are allowed at the San Diego Convention Center.


Always wear your badge in a visible place! Security may ask you to show your badge, so please be prepared to do so. You’ll need your badge to attend any TwitchCon event, including all events at the San Diego Convention Center or any other official TwitchCon events at another venue. 

Badges are non-transferable and are tied to your Twitch account. Please do not give your badge to anyone (including your friends). If you lose your TwitchCon badge, please visit the Help Desk at Registration. Lost or stolen badges may incur a fee for replacement.


Small bags are permitted but must have dimensions no larger than 12”x12”x6”. Please note that all bags will go through security checks.


For security purposes, full-face masks (think cosplay or costume masks) and full-face paint are not permitted. Masks to protect against COVID-19, such as disposable surgical masks, N95 and K95 masks, are not currently required to attend TwitchCon San Diego, but are encouraged to be worn in large group settings. Note that this policy may change depending on the rules and requirements at the time of the event. 

Prohibited Items at TwitchCon San Diego

Please see below for the list of items not permitted on the premises of the San Diego Convention Center or any other official TwitchCon event venue or hotel.

  • Functional and/or 3D printed firearms, weapons, and incendiary devices including:
    • Blunt weapons including brass knuckles, clubs/bats, and nunchaku
    • Firearms including airsoft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, pellet guns, etc.
    • Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
    • Functional projectile weapons
    • Hard prop weapons including props made of metal, fiberglass, and glass
    • Knives, swords, and sharpened metal-bladed weapons of any size 
    • Mace, pepper spray, and mustard spray 
    • Replica firearms including reproduction, fake, or toy guns
    • Whips
  • Products including:
    • Aerosol cans such as hairspray, silly string, etc.
    • Functional projectile toys
    • Frisbees or inflated balls of any kind
    • Noisemakers such as vuvuzelas, drums, bull horns, thundersticks, air horns, and whistles
    • Paper or pop-streamers

Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list will be removed from TwitchCon San Diego.

Permitted Items at TwitchCon San Diego

No functional weapons are allowed at TwitchCon. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by security. Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other light materials and receive approval by security and comply with the following:

  • All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law
  • Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips
  • Projectile weapons must be rendered inoperable
  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn
  • Security will escort you to the Prop Desk for inspection if your weapon prop is not tagged

For the Permitted Items related to the San Diego TwitchCon Cosplay Contest 2022, please see the official rules.

Recreational Vehicles

For safety reasons, segways, scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, and bicycles are not allowed inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Sitting Areas

Need to stop and rest? Please be aware of where you take a seat. By order of the fire marshal, sitting in aisles and laneways is not allowed. Lounges are located throughout the San Diego Convention Center.

Smoking and Drug Use

The San Diego Convention Center is a non-smoking facility. By state law, and in the interest of public health, the Convention Center has adopted a non-smoking policy. There are designated areas outside the building where smoking and vaping are permitted. No smoking at TwitchCon includes traditional cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or e-cigarettes and any vaping product or device. You are welcome to step outside to smoke in designated smoking areas only, but please be considerate of others when you do. 

Similarly, the use of illicit drugs or substances is prohibited on the premises.

Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy the show!