I don't honestly see any reasonable possible way they could actually enforce someone handing over a badge to someone else, either giving or selling. I'm not endorsing it, but except for the actual picking up stuff at will call I have /never/ not once ever had to show an id to match my badge. And in years past some of the badges has just a day...and in another year the printing wore off the badge anyway.
And with the huge numbers of people this year I /really/ can't see them able to handle that kind of security. Again, not saying to do it.
there are two choices for those people now. Buy single day badges or don't go.
anything else should result in a gencon ban if caught.
Can someone going to Gen Con return badges for someone else and have them credited to the owners account? (For example: If the OP of this thread mailed me their badge, could I take it to customer service at Gen Con and have it credited to the OPs account, or would the OP actually have to be there in person?)
If the badges are transferable, then Gen Con has to get ahead of watching someone buy 50 or a thousand badges and hawking them on Amazon for double the price.
I assume Gen Con has the non-transferable policy for this reason. They want to sell to registrants, not to scalpers.
It always struck me as funny that someone who made money scalping tickets had no idea what events were going on in the area. So I don't think we are going to have scalping problems at Gencon, I don't even think it would occur to most scalpers we are even a market...yet. Next year I think it will be back to normal and won't sell out and the scalpers will have missed thier opportunity.