Main sale registration period now open! Please see below!
BitF 2018 TICKET DATES & DETAILS
Main Ticket Sale, Sunday May 6, 2018 @ 9 PM PDT
(650 tickets available)
Important Changes to the Main Sale Process This Year
Last year we employed a 4 step system: Sign Up, Register, Reserve and Pay. After several years of work with our ticket vendor we feel confident that we can combine the last two steps into one, which is similar to other event ticket sale systems. What this means is that if you are successful in booking a ticket on sale day, you will have 25 minutes to pay by major credit card. There is no longer a 2 week purchase period. All credit cards accepted can be found on the Stripe Website
Registration before the sale begins will still be required. Registration involves signing up with Quicket and completing the registration form. If you miss this step you will not be able to participate in the main sale. The dates and instructions for registration are below.
Max number of tickets: 2
Price per ticket: $160 all included
Frequently Asked Questions
How many tickets are available this year?
~1500 is the total number of tickets available.
- 250 – Early volunteers
- 500- – Directed Tickets
- 650 – Main Sale
This is a 300 ticket increase from last year. The community feels that given our increase in volunteer participation level and transition to a new style of production that we are able to facilitate an increase in participation numbers!
How much are tickets this year?
$160, this is the same price as last year!
Why is there is a registration step?!
We want to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance at getting a ticket, and that those who truly want to go can go. This ensures we limit the sale to those who have had the forethought and intention of coming.
This also allows us to plan for what kind of servers we need to facilitate the sale. Be warned that the tickets will sell out. Please be on time when you intend to purchase a ticket!
Should I register ahead of time?
Yes. Registration closes the day before sale.
Is there any advantage in registering more than once?
No. In-fact, you’ll be at a disadvantage trying to use multiple accounts to make purchases, tickets will go almost instantly.
Is there a limit to the numbers of participant tickets I can purchase?
Yes. In the main sale, there is a maximum of 2 ticket purchases per order.
In the Last Minute Sale, you will only be able to register for ONE ticket.
I’ve been told I have a Directed Ticket. Do I have to go through all that registration stuff?
No, those who are certain to be receiving a directed ticket does not need to participate in the main sale this year.
How can I pay for this?
You must have a valid credit card to buy your ticket. We recommend only VISA or Mastercard as American Express may cause problems.
I don’t have a credit card. Do you accept a cheque?
Also, no cash, sexual favours, bonded labour contracts nor first born children.
What happens if the event is postponed or cancelled? What is the refund policy?
If the event is postponed, all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event. If you can’t make it that day, you will be entitled to a full refund. You will also get a full refund if we cancel the event.
My car broke down on the way there. Can I get a refund?
I got impaled by a Unicorn horn. Can I get a refund?
Even when you have a doctor’s certificate about said horn!
I am in a wheelchair and will be with my caregiver. What is the ticketing policy?
Persons with disabilities should contact us to make arrangements for themselves and their caregiver: [email protected]
Not enough of our key project leads or volunteers have gotten a ticket, what can I do?
Directed tickets have been made available for event organization leads, art projects receiving GVIAS grants, and placed theme camps. You will be contacted directly by our registration team if your name was submitted. For further questions, please email [email protected]
Can I bring my kids?
Children 6 and under are eligible for a $8 CAD ticket.
Youth Tickets are for those between 7 and 18 and will be $80 CAD
These tickets do not need to be reserved and are available at the time of purchase. Guardian MUST already have a ticket for themselves.
Can I use my smartphone or tablet device to log on and secure my tickets?
Yes you can but it is highly advised to use a laptop/desktop as these tend to be more user friendly with time sensitive stuff as this. [Recommended browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari]
I don’t have access to a computer. What should I do?
Find someone with a computer or smartphone and borrow theirs (or go to a Library!). It should only take a few minutes to set yourself up. Be aware that you will need to use it to register, reserve and purchase your ticket.
Do I need to bring my paper ticket?
We encourage you to download the ticket onto your smartphone, however if this is not feasible bring a hard-copy. This will be surrendered at the gate and recycled. LEAVE NO TRACE!
Will there be a second round of ticket sales?
Any tickets are left over from all previous sales will be made available in a Last Minute Sale.
The last minute sale will start June 17th and run until all tickets are sold out.
There will be no registration phase, this last batch will be open the public and you will need to purchase the ticket at checkout.
I cannot come to the event. Can I transfer the ticket to a buddy?
We are sorry to hear that you cannot make it but the good news is that you can absolutely transfer the ticket. This feature is built right into the Quicket system.
In order to transfer your ticket to a friend, login with your Quicket account, find your ticket and click the “transfer ticket” link.
The person you have transferred the ticket will need to provide all their personal details into a form and accept the waiver before the ticket becomes available to them. As stated in the purchase phase their name must be that of their official government issued ID.
Your ticket transfer should be completed by Wednesday, July 11th, at 11:59:59 PM PDT. While it is still technically possible, we can not guarantee your ticket transfer beyond that date.
Be 1000% sure about the recipient email address which you are transferring the ticket to. If an incorrect email address is submitted, the ticket will disappear into the void and the Registration Team will not be able to help you!
Instructions with screenshots can be found here: https://help.quicket.com/portal/kb/articles/transfer-tickets-to-someone-else
I’m still in elementary school. Can I go?
Only if you are accompanied by your parents/legal guardian. You must be 19+ to go unaccompanied.
What if I can’t afford a participant ticket?
Low income tickets are being made available this year through a directed ticket program.
This program is available to register for between April 1st to the 14th.
More information can be found here: Low Income Ticket Information.