Terms & Conditions

Each attendee or Holder of a Ticket to C2E2 (each as defined below) agrees to the following terms and conditions:

Terms of Service

Holder's Assumption of Risk
In consideration for being admitted into the 2023 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo ("C2E2"), each Holder (individually, a "Holder" and collectively, "Holders") of a valid badge, ticket, wristband or other authorized means of entry (a "Badge") to C2E2 assumes all risk incidental to participation in all activities, loss or damage to property at C2E2.

Holder's Release and Authorization
Holder hereby: (1) releases C2E2, Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Inc. ("Reed Exhibitions"), McCormick Place, each of their respective affiliates, employees, and agents, and such other parties as Reed Exhibitions advises as additional insureds, in its sole discretion, from any and all liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claims or courses of action of any kind arising from or relating to Holder's attendance of, and/or participation in, C2E2; (2) authorizes and permits C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions and its designees, which include but are not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors and contractors, the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter known for any and all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of C2E2; (4) authorizes and permits C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions to share Holder's personal information, including but not limited to contact information, with such exhibitors, vendors, companies, and entities with which Holder scans their Badge at C2E2 or otherwise utilizes the on-site or web-enabled technologies, including but not limited to on-site Wi-Fi, on-site interactive kiosks, wearable beacon technology and/or RFID technology, and any mobile applications associated with C2E2 (the "Digital Technologies"); and (5) acknowledges and agrees that C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions are not responsible for lost or stolen Badges or personal property.

By use of a valid registration code, promotional code, discount code, coupon, or other code in connection with Holder's registration for C2E2, Holder thereby authorizes and permits C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions to share Holder's personal information, including but not limited to contact information, with such companies, organizations, and entities associated with such code.

No Disruptive Behavior
C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions reserve the right to deny entry or remove from C2E2 any person who in their sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions reasonably consider to be disruptive of C2E2.

No Resale of Badge Permitted
The unauthorized resale of a Badge, attempted resale of a Badge, or unauthorized transfer of a Badge to a third-party are strictly prohibited and will constitute a forfeiture of the Badge without compensation. Each Badge may only be used by the same Holder for each day of C2E2. C2E2's operating hours, schedules, vendors and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Each Badge is a revocable license to attend C2E2.

All panels, autographing, photo ops, performances, show features and special events are subject to availability and access is not guaranteed and/or may require an additional fee and/or will only be available to designated type of Badges.

Holder acknowledges that there are hazards and risks of physical injury or illness to attendees of C2E2 and that not all such hazards or risks can be fully eliminated. By accepting this Badge and attending C2E2, Holder freely and voluntarily agrees to assume the full risk of bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity, or death that Holder may sustain as a result of attending C2E2, whether or not caused by the negligence or gross negligence of C2E2 or Reed Exhibitions.

Individuals under 18
All attendees age 5 or under do not need a Badge in order to enter C2E2. All attendees ages 6 or older need a Badge in order to enter C2E2. Please note, C2E2 recommends that all individuals under the age of 18 attend with a parent or legal guardian. All individuals under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times at C2E2.

Individuals under the age of 18 must obtain the permission of a parent or legal guardian before sending any information to C2E2, entering any sweepstakes or contests at C2E2, posting any information on or related websites, or purchasing any goods online related to C2E2. The submission of information to C2E2 or the purchase and/or use of a Badge to C2E2 is a representation and confirmation that you are age 18 or over or have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a C2E2 attendee that is under the age of 18, it is your responsibility to check the suitability of C2E2 for any individuals in your party regardless of official age restrictions.

C2E2's Digital Technologies are neither directed at nor intended for use by individuals under the age of 13. Reed Exhibitions does not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under the age of 13, and if Reed Exhibitions becomes aware that it has inadvertently done so, Reed Exhibitions will promptly delete such Personal Information. If you are under the age of 13, do not access or use the Digital Technologies unless under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian, and if you are under the age of 18, do not access or use the Digital Technologies without the express consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Cancellation Policy
Registration Fees for C2E2 are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be reproduced, resold or upgraded. C2E2 and Reed Exhibitions reserve the right to cancel C2E2 on limited or no notice, and in the event of such cancellation, Holder will not be entitled to a refund for any and all expenses associated with registration.

Visual/Audio/Image Release
In exchange for the opportunity to register and attend C2E2, I hereby grant to Reed Exhibitions, its employees, agents, and assignees, the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to photograph, film, reproduce, portray and/or otherwise exploit my name, voice, appearance, photograph, image and/or likeness (collectively, "Likeness") of me at Show, and to use the results and proceeds, without limitation, in materials produced by Reed Exhibitions in any and all media, in perpetuity. I hereby waive any claim to compensation for use of such Likeness. I agree that Reed Exhibitions owns the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used by Reed Exhibitions in any manner or media without notifying me, such as the C2E2 website, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements, and posters, for advertising or other related purposes. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic matter that may be used with them.

I release Reed Exhibitions and its employees, agents, and assignees, including any firm authorized to publish and/or distribute a finished product containing material produced by Reed Exhibitions, from any claims, causes of action, damages or liability which I may ever have in connection with the use of or relating to my Likeness. I hereby waive any moral rights or "droits moral" I may have in the material produced by Reed Exhibitions and/or my Likeness.

I warrant that I am at least 18 years of age and that I have the right and authority to agree to the terms of this appearance release. I have read this release in full before agreeing to its terms. I understand its content, and I freely accept the terms.

To the extent that I am the parent or guardian of a minor or minors who will be attending the C2E2 with me, I hereby expressly approve and consent to this Visual/Audio/Image Release and waive all obligations and rights which I may have in connection therewith. For good and valuable consideration, I hereby guarantee that the minor or minors shall not at any time disaffirm the Visual/Audio/Image Release by reason of the minor's or minors' minority or otherwise and hereby agree to indemnify Reed Exhibitions from any loss arising from any claims made by or on behalf of the minors relating to this Visual/Audio/Image Release.

Anti-Harassment Policy
C2E2 has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. If a person engages in harassing behavior, C2E2 staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate in their sole discretion, including expulsion from C2E2 with no refund or compensation. This policy applies to EVERYONE at C2E2. Exhibitors, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers and security are all subject to the Anti-Harassment Policy. By using a Badge and attending C2E2, Holder acknowledges and agrees that Holder has read and agrees to the C2E2 Anti-Harassment Policy.

I have read, understand and agree to terms and conditions stated herein and agree that these terms shall be construed by and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and that, with respect to any dispute arising from these terms, sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall lie with the state and federal courts located in the County of New York, State of New York.