Who should have a Medical Assistance Sticker?
ReedPOP shows provide Medical Stickers to individuals who may have mobility, physical, vision, hearing, cognitive, psychological, invisible or other types of disabilities. We offer a range of assisted services, if you have any questions after reading the below, please get in touch with us.
How do I get a Medical Assistance Sticker?
- Online preshow: Please fill out an application.
- Onsite: Please go to the Medical Assistance desk located at Registration, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist.
This sticker identifies you to Staff, Crew and Security, and indicates that you may need additional assistance.
Please note that the Medical Sticker does not provide admission, you must have a valid Badge.
**Badges with Medical Assistance Stickers are for the use of one individual only throughout the course of C2E2 2016. Badges with Medical Assistance Stickers cannot be redistributed, resold or reallocated. Failure to comply with this will result in revocation of Badge without refund and the inability to attend future ReedPOP events. **
I have a mobility or physical disability, should I apply for a Medical Sticker?
If you answer “no” to any of the statements below or have any of the diagnosed conditions you will most likely require the assistance a medical sticker provides:
- Are you able to move without the aid of an assistive device?
- Are you able to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest?
- Do you have any of the following diagnosed conditions?
- Significant limitations in the lower extremities.
- Any disease or disorder that substantially impairs mobility due to a neurological, arthritic or orthopedic condition.
- Any cardiac condition to the extent that your functional limitations are classified as severe by the American Heart Association?
- Any ailments that drastically restrict movement which weren’t listed above.
Can a Medical Assistance Sticker be provided to a companion?
Fans that receive the Medical Sticker will also be provided with an additional Sticker for one companion. Please note that the Medical Sticker does not provide admission, and your companion must have a Badge. Medical Stickers do not grant early access to the Show Floor. We cannot guarantee access into Panels, Autographing and Special Events or the ability to skip lines.
I have a hard time standing for long periods of time. Do you provide assistance for queuing to enter the show?
We have a dedicated queue space for those with Medical Stickers requiring special assistance or mobility requirements for arrival before show opening. Please note that this does not provide you early access into the show.
Will this sticker help me get seating in Panels and Screenings?
We provide priority seating for Medical Sticker Fans as available, please be aware that all seating for Panels and Screenings are on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee seating for everyone.
A Fan with a Medical Sticker should plan to arrive to a Panel at least 15 minutes prior to the event.
Keep in mind that all of our events are very popular and we want to make sure that you get to see what panel is important to you, so plan accordingly.
What about Autographing and Photo Ops?
The Medical Badge does not allow priority access to signings at the convention. Guests often sign for limited amounts of time, and to be fair for all attendees, the Medical Badge does not allow an attendee to bypass any autographing lines.
If you have a companion, they may wait in line for you. If you do not have a companion, please speak with one of our Staff so that they can facilitate a Line Placeholder for you. We ask that you wait to the side and do not leave the queue area. When your spot reaches the front of the line, you may rejoin for your signing.
Is the Convention Center fully-accessible? Is there Handicapped parking available onsite?
The convention center is fully accessible – please check our show maps for elevator locations.
McCormick Place has parking spaces available Lot A (located on Martin Luther King Drive), Lot C (located underground in Lakeside Center) and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking garage.
Is there anywhere I can rent a wheelchair/walker/cane?
McCormick Place has a preferred service partner for all wheelchairs, mobility scooters, power chairs and oxygen equipment rentals. Please contact Scootaround Mobility Solutions at 888-441-7575 or visit www.scootaround.com/rentals/m/mccormickplace.
I am deaf/hard of hearing, do you provide interpreter services?
We are able to provide If you would like to request an interpreter, please contact us with your personal information (Name, preferred e-mail, phone number) at Info@ReedPOP.com. We will be in touch with you to arrange your ideal schedule.
We can accommodate requests up to three weeks before the event, please email us before February 24th, 2016.
Because of demand for interpreters, we cannot guarantee to accommodate your request after that time. Onsite requests for interpreters cannot be facilitated.
Is there anywhere I can store medications that need to be refrigerated?
We have cold storage available for medications on a first come first service basis located in the show office. However please be aware that space is limited. Speak with one of our Staff Members onsite or email Info@ReedPOP.com prior to the show for more information.
Are service animals permitted inside the show?
Guide dogs and service animals are also welcome at the show, provided they are harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. If that is the case, we require you to maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
Poisonous, venomous, and predatory creatures are not allowed, including snakes. Neither are animals too big to be held, such as standard-sized horses.
What accommodations do you have for those with anxiety or related problems?
If you need a break from the noise and people-people-everywhere, we have a Quiet Room and will be announcing the location closer to the show. Please be courteous to others when utilizing the space, this room will be monitored by Crew members.