Photographer pass info

You may purchase this pass on our registration page. Please be sure to fill out all fields when purchasing so we can list you correctly.

Confirmed photographers

Passes are $71 during pre-admission prices (until 5/10/2020 at 11:30pm). Between 5/11 and at the convention, they are $81. You can pre purchase these passes online until May 16th, 2019 midnight EST. They will also be available for sale in Con Ops at the Press table.

Anyone is welcome to take photos at the convention, but if you intend to charge people and cosplayers for photoshoots, then for their protection, we require you to purchase a photographer‘s pass.


What the photographer pass does not provide you:

*Does not get you “all access.” We are working to see if we can get all photographers front for the masquerade. Since too many in front of the stage can cause issues, the cosplay coordinators have the final say on who can be front.

*Does not grant you the power to remove attendees from a given area. Our attendees are generally nice people and if you simply ask them to clear the area for your photoshoot, they will likely comply, but you cannot force them to move.

-The photographer pass grants you 4-day badge access to the convention.

-Light stands are limited to one inside the Kalahari buildings and indoor water park, with a limit of a 42” reflector. Shoots in the outside areas are unrestricted. Clamp lights are permitted indoors if the clamp is non-marking and has rubberized grips.

-No inverter powered lights in the indoor or outdoor water parks.

-No battery packs in the water. 

-Equipment is permitted in walkways and on sidewalks, but should immediately be moved if anyone wheelchair bound or on crutches should need to pass through.

-No lights or light stands in the pools or water.  This equipment should be on the deck/ground surrounding the water.

-The Sands pool and area will be closed to the public on Friday but open to photographers and their subjects (for the purpose of photography).  There will be signup sheets on clipboards to sign up for a time slot in the pool.  Please be ready to shoot when your time slot begins or it will be released to any other waiting photographers.

-The kalahari has a strict no drone policy. You can read their rules here.

-The additional fee collected from this pass type goes towards cosplay contest prizes.