As HobbitCon is next week and we had a few minors who didn’t know about this last year what resulted in a few stressful minutes for everyone, I decided to make this post.
If you are under 18 and want to attend HobbitCon, you need a permission of your parents. It’s vaguely mentioned in the English Wiki but doesn’t elaborate on this matter.
parental consent form (if necessary)
We staff people are instructed to check if you are already 18 when you get your badges, and it can get really messy if your parents are not with you and you don’t have this form. It doesn’t matter if you are 14 or 17 1/2, we have to check it and if you don’t have the form we cannot let you in. Period.
So, what do you do?
Let your parents write this thing.
For example: [translation from German HobbitCon Wiki]
We, [name and address of your parents] allow our daughter/son [your name] to visit HobbitCon alone.
[date and signature of your parents]
It’s not much, but it spares us and yourself a lot of anger and stress, so it would be great if you share this with your friends who are also attending HobbitCon and maybe don’t speak enough German to read the Wiki.
I wish you all a good time until the convention, safe travels and see you there!