Austin Convention Center | Hilton Austin | July 26-28, 2024
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Fall Ticket Drop September 15th @ 7pm CST

Remember to sign in at to purchase your upgrades. Review the Badge Upgrade Walkthrough before 5:00 pm CST to see how to upgrade your badges. They’re extremely limited and going on a first come, first serve basis.

3-Day Standard Admission
Weekend Badge ($100)
This 3-day badge grants full standard access during regular show hours to Dream Con’s exhibit hall, gaming hall, tournaments, panels, screenings, and general convention space.

Limited Premium badge upgrades will be available in June 2024. A Weekend badge is required in order to be eligible for the upgrade.

Weekend+ Upgrade
Gold Badge (+$50)
Pre-purchased Weekend+ Badge Required
All Weekend+ Perks
Exclusive Pre-Sale Purchase Period for Event Tickets
Early Access to Exhibit Hall
Exclusive Dream Con Lanyard & Badge
Private Lounge Access
Merch Discount Voucher
Priority Registration Line
Priority Line Access for Main Stage
Weekend+ Upgrade
Platinum Badge (+$150)
Pre-purchased Weekend+ Badge Required
All Gold Perks
Reserved Seating for Main Stage
Exclusive Guest Panels
Autographed Dream Con Poster
Dream Con Swag Bag

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Registration FAQs

When were/ are admission badges available for purchase?

Weekend badges granting general admission access into the event will be available during three separate dates. The dates for the ticket/badge drops are:

Friday, September 15, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm CT / 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT


Limited Premium badge upgrades will be available for purchase. A Weekend badge is required in order to be eligible for the upgrade. The date for the upgrade is:


Are refunds, transfer, or rollovers available?

Unfortunately, no. All sales are final. No refunds, transfers, exchanges, or rollovers will be authorized due to customer personal circumstances including, but not limited to, illness, marriage, divorce, educational enrollment, military deployment, change in employment status, etc. We apologize for the inconvenience however this is a critical component in combatting scalpers and scammers. This policy is not meant to pressure any person into making a purchase. Please only commit and make a purchase if you feel capable and comfortable assuming such financial risk.

Can I sell, trade, or transfer my badge to someone else?

No. By registering for a Dream Con badge, you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your promotional code, email confirmation, or badge. Confirmations and/or badges that have been sold or provided by anyone other than Dream Con will not be honored.

Can I buy or sell resold badges? The person is my friend/ family member. It's only at face value.

Dream Con strongly discourages attendees from selling/purchasing resale badges on any platform especially via social media (i.e. lnstagram, Twitter, and Facebook). The onsite registration area at our venue requires a valid photo ID be presented by the original customer/badge holder on-site with the legal name to match the originally submitted name on the order. The name on the order is not editable. Therefore any person utilizing a resold ticket will not match, fail verification, and thus be denied entry to the event. These are typically scams with people attempting to edit the name text to fool their victim.

Our registration associate will scan the QR code whether it is presented physically or digitally. Even if the physical paper presented displays an edited unauthorized name, the original/scanned name shown by the GrowTix system will be given precedence and entry will be denied. Please consider and understand this before making your purchase. We encourage all community members to inform and hold each other accountable.

How do I pick up badges? Do I need to show ID?

All badges must be picked up in-person at the venue and require a valid photo ID matching the QR confirmation code’s ticket name or the billing information’s order name as registered in the GrowTix system to be distributed by event associates. Both physical confirmations presented on paper and digital confirmations presented via mobile device will be scanned and must match the name registered in the GrowTix system. No person may present another person's identification to pick up an order regardless of their affiliation or relation. Verbal or written authorization to have another person present an ID that doesn't belong to them will not be accepted. No remote digital/virtual verification will be permitted. These included, but are not limited to, video conferencing software such as FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, Google Meet etc. Both paper and digital QR confirmations will be reviewed/scanned and must match the presented valid photo ID along with the information registered in the GrowTix system.

By default, all badges are registered under the order name listed on the billing information during the original transaction. A secondary “ticket name” may be assigned by the person listed on the order name. The ticket name is only authorized for badge pickup and venue entry. All other registration services such as purchasing upgrades and after party tickets as well as resending lost confirmations are accessible  only to the order name listed on the billing information. In the event of an ownership disagreement between the order name and the ticket name the person listed on billing information will be given precedence.

What are acceptable forms of valid photo ID?

Acceptable forms of valid photo ID include Driver's license, Passport, Military ID, or state/local government identification card.

Other forms of ID may be acceptable at the discretion of Dream Con staff if they are issued by reputable, verifiable institutions and contain the following information: legal first name, legal last name, recent photo, issue date, and/or expiration date. Indication of date of birth is also recommended in the event an attendee expresses interest in age-restricted programming.

Can I replace a lost/stolen admission badge? 

Unfortunately, no. Badges will not be given complimentary or at cost replacements. The confirmation email/webpage QR code(s) used for pick-up will not act as a substitute for the original admission badge and does not entitle the attendee to a replacement admission badge. Please be mindful and responsible of your admission credentials at all times.

Should Dream Con panel aspirants purchase an admission badge?

Yes. A standard admission badge of any type is required for entry into the con, even if you are accepted as a panelist. Please note, Dream Con has discontinued complimentary badges for accepted panelists. As such, the previous refund process no longer exists, effective immediately.

This year, there are more opportunities for badge purchases. We believe this extended timeline promoted in advance of the event helps you adequately prepare for the convention regardless of the panel decision made. We recommend that you encourage friends you invite to your panel to acquire badges as soon as possible.

Finally, we tried to keep this a surprise but couldn’t contain it any longer and want to make sure you are informed as tickets drop. We’re excited to offer two new additions this year for panelists. Accepted applicants will have their standard Weekend Badge converted to a Panelist Badge, allowing them to take advantage of the Panelist Package. Keep an eye out for more information about the Panelist Package when the panel application opens in late October.

Badge Upgrades and Perks

What is an upgrade?

Upgraded badges are limited quantities of premiere passes that grant access to additional perks, rewards, and benefits to a select group of attendees. The product names vary from year to year and sometimes include commemorative and special packages. All registered Weekend badge customers will be permitted to participate in an upgrade session where they simply pay the difference between their currently purchased badge and the desired badge.

REMINDER: Upgrades have limited availability and are not guaranteed to all qualifying customers. Only the email and name submitted with the original billing information will be permitted to perform the upgrade.

Who can upgrade their badges?

Only pre-purchased and pre-registered Weekend badges directly from GrowTix are eligible to participate in upgrade sessions.

Only the order name/ email of the primary customer listed on the billing information from the original transaction via the GrowTix website may participate in upgrade sessions. If multiple badges within a single order have been assigned different ticket names, only the name/ email listed on the billing information will be permitted to select and confirm upgrades for all the badges within that same order. This is non-negotiable and badges are non-transferable.

How do I upgrade?

You must create an account with under "MY TICKETS" and be logged in to the website. If you purchased a badge and didn't create an account prior to the purchase that is ok. When you create an account using the same email, name, and other personal information from the previous transaction, the system will automatically link and display your prior purchases to the newly created account. Please note you MUST be the original primary customer whose order name/email is registered on the transaction’s billing information to participate in upgrade sessions. If multiple badges/QR confirmations with individual names are present in the same order, only the original primary customer on the billing information is authorized to select and redeem upgraded badges for attendees in their group while supplies last. There are no exceptions.

For full details please review the Badge Upgrade Walkthrough.

Are the upgraded badges refundable?

Upgrades are final, irreversible, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Customers cannot revert back to any previously held badge. No exceptions will be made due to personal circumstances such as a fellow weekend plus badge holder in your group (e.g. friend, family member, partner/ significant other etc.) being unable to claim the upgraded badge for personal or technical reasons. Be mindful of this potential outcome prior to pursuing an upgrade.

Are the upgraded/ premium badges applicable to more than one person?

No. All badge perks/rewards/benefits are only applicable to the original order name listed on the billing information or ticket name next to the QR code for which the registration was submitted under. They cannot be applied or transferred verbally or in writing to any person including, but not limited to, friends, coworkers, children, spouses, partners, business associates etc. If each person in a group is interested in redeeming the same perks/rewards/benefits then  each person must purchase and possess their own badge.

Have more questions about availability, badge info, pick-ups, etc.? Check out the frequently asked questions for more information. For any questions not on the FAQ please contact us at

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