Updated 6/4/2022

policies and faq

We will continue updating these policies to reflect the most recent pandemic conditions. Please continue to check this page for our COVID-19 safety measures.

Will I have to wear a mask to attend Queen City Anime Convention 2022?

All Queen City Anime Convention attendees over the age of 4 will be required to wear a mask any time they are not actively eating or drinking while inside of the conference center. Face shields will be permitted in lieu of a face mask if an attendee, for any reason, cannot wear a face mask.

Will I have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend Queen City Anime Convention 2022?

We strongly encourage all attendees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the event if eligible.

All attendees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to provide NEGATIVE digital/paper PCR test results for COVID-19 dated on or after 8/2/2022

For those who are vaccinated, we’re excited to announce we’re going to be partnering with CrowdPass in 2022!

What is CrowdPass and how do I use it?

CrowdPass is a digital-health clearance platform that you can use to present verification that you were vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.

CrowdPass does not require attendees to download an app to sign up.

Registration for CrowdPass is included when you purchase a ticket to Queen City Anime Convention. CrowdPass registration is recommended for all attendees regardless of vaccination status.

Attendees aged 13 to 17 can create their own accounts on CrowdPass without having to link their information to a parent’s account.

Attendees who are not eligible to use CrowdPass or do not wish to use CrowdPass will be required to present a physical vaccine card or digital/paper results from a PCR test dated on or after 8/2/2022.

Will I have to wait in a long line to go through COVID-19 check-in this year?

No! Our partnership with CrowdPass allows us to quickly verify your test or vaccine status and keep wait times low.

Can I take a COVID-19 Test at Home?

Yes! Attendees can utilize either at-home rapid test kits or at-home PCR tests and upload their results to CrowdPass.

Pixel by Labcorp is the recommended kit for attendees who choose at-home collection. Attendees who choose to use at-home PCR collection kits are advised to be mindful of transit and processing time to ensure that their results are received before the event begins.

You can request a FREE Pixel by Labcorp Self Collection Kit from Walgreens:

Can I take/buy a rapid test when I arrive instead of getting tested before the event?

Rapid tests will not be available for sale on site at Queen City Anime Convention 2022. Attendees who opt to use rapid testing will be required to acquire their own rapid test and sign up for CrowdPass for admission to QCAC 2022. In the interest of safety for our staff and the venue janitorial staff, Please take your test at home and verify that you have tested negative before arriving on site at Queen City Anime Convention 2022. 

Where can I get tested for COVID-19 for free?

If you are planning on getting a free COVID-19 test on or after 8/2/22, we strongly recommend planning ahead and making an appointment with a healthcare provider of your choice as COVID-19 tests appointments are sometimes limited. Attendees who wish to get tested for COVID-19 are responsible for finding their own test appointment

You can use the NC DHHS Test Site Finder to find testing locations near you. Since the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March of 2020, many people should have coverage for coronavirus testing. Under the Act, public and private insurance, including self-funded plans, have to cover F.D.A.-approved coronavirus tests and costs associated with diagnostic testing. Please see your insurance provider for more information.

The NC DHHS has a published list of No Cost Community Testing Events. Anyone can get tested at one of these locations at no cost with or without insurance.

Drive Thru tests are also available at Walgreens and CVS locations, and may be available at no cost with most insurance plans or through a federal program for the uninsured.

Why has Queen City Anime Convention decided to implement a test/vaccine requirement?

-Because the pandemic isn’t over
-Because our staff has a low risk tolerance, and we can’t run an amazing event without our staff.
-Because we want our convention to be accessible to fans with a low risk tolerance or high risk profile.
-Because we want to. If that doesn’t sound like your thing, that’s okay. We hope to see you in 2023!

How will COVID-19 impact interacting with guests?

QCAC Staff will be enforcing social distance requirements for guests according to each guest’s individual preferences and boundaries. Attendees should expect that some guests may require attendees to maintain a personal space bubble while interacting with them. Attendees will be required to wear a mask while interacting with guests. Individual COVID-19 policies will be clearly posted during autograph sessions and any events where attendees can interact with guests.

What should I do if I start feeling unwell while at the convention?

If you begin experiencing any of the following symptoms and suspect that you may have COVID-19:

-Fever or chills
-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Muscle or body aches
-New loss of taste or smell
-Sore throat
-Congestion or runny nose
-Nausea or vomiting

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside of your home, except for getting medical care.

You should seek medical attention if you or someone is showing any of these signs:

-Trouble breathing
-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
-New confusion
-Inability to wake or stay awake
-Bluish lips or face

Can Queen City Anime Con Inc guarantee that I will not be exposed to COVID-19 if I attend the event?

The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and there is still some level of risk associated with attending any event or gathering. While we cannot eliminate risk entirely, we can work together to mitigate risk and protect our community.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any more questions about these policies, please feel free to email us at