RULES

 

  1. DRESS CODE: ALL COSPLAYERS MUST WEAR THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES AT ALL TIMES WHILE INSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER.
    1. CLOTHING: THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT. NO COSTUME IS CONSIDERED NO COSTUME. ABSOLUTELY NO NUDITY. PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL COSTUMES ARE PROPERLY SECURED AT ALL TIMES AND ARE NOT PRONE TO “INDECENT ACCIDENTS”.
    2. FOOTWEAR: TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY, WE ASK THAT YOU WEAR FOOTWEAR AT ALL TIMES. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WEARING A MINIMUM OF SANDALS (IE, FLIP FLOPS) AT ALL TIMES EVEN IF YOUR CHARACTER IS BAREFOOT. SKATES AND ROLLERBLADES ARE PROHIBITED IN THE HALLWAYS AND IN CONVENTION AREA. SNEAKER-SKATES MAY ONLY BE WORN AS A SNEAKER AT ALL TIMES INSIDE THE CONVENTION AREA. WE WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES THAT OCCURS DUE TO INADEQUATE OR IMPROPER FOOTWEAR.
  2. WEAPONS POLICY: WEAPONS MUST BE "PEACE BOUND". THIS SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU REGISTER, IF NOT BEFORE REGISTRATION. A PEACE BOND IS A VERY VISIBLE LOCK OR TIE (USUALLY A ZIP-TIE) ON A REALISTIC LOOKING WEAPON TO MAKE CLEAR TO SECURITY AND TO POLICE THAT IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED FOR VIOLENT PURPOSES.
    1. NO PROJECTILE WEAPONS CAN BE USED. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: WATER PISTOLS, SILLY-STRING GUNS, AND PING-PONG PISTOLS. YOU MAY HAVE THEM ON YOUR PERSON, BUT YOU MAY NOT USE THEM TO SHOOT.
    2. ALL BLADED WEAPONS MUST BE CASED OR SHEATHED AT ALL TIMES. IF THE BLADE CAN CUT SOMETHING IT MUST BE PUT IN YOUR ROOM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    3. NO EXPLOSIVES OR CHEMICALS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SMOKE POWDER, SPARKLERS, AND FIREWORKS.
    4. DON’T BRING ANYTHING THAT WOULD ANNOY ANOTHER ATTENDEES OR SET US UP FOR A CRAZY LAWSUIT.
    5. NO REAL SWORDS, GUNS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF AUTHENTIC WEAPONS! BASICALLY, JUST DON’T ANNOY ANYONE. FUN IS GREAT, BUT IF YOU'RE BOTHERING SOMEONE, YOU KILL THEIR FUN.
  3. MOCK OR PLAY-FIGHTING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE HALLWAYS AND CONVENTION AREA. WIELDING OR HANDLING WEAPONS OR PROPS IN A WAY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE HARM TO OTHERS IS PROHIBITED, WHETHER THERE WAS INTENT TO HARM OTHERS OR NOT. MOCK-FIGHTING IS ALLOWED ON STAGE DURING COSPLAY BUT MUST BE CAREFULLY REHEARSED, REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY COSPLAY STAFF.
  4. LARGE COSTUMES: PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP ALL LARGE COSTUMES CONTAINED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WE RECOMMEND THE USE OF HANDLERS TO HELP MANAGE YOUR COSTUME IF IT IS LARGE COSTUME. LARGE COSTUMES OR LARGE PARTS OF COSTUMES ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE DEALER’S ROOM DUE TO BLOCKING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AND OTHER HAZARDS.
  5. PICTURE TAKING: DO NOT STOP FOR PICTURES IN SMALLER, CROWDED HALLWAYS. PLEASE GO OUTSIDE, TO A LESS CROWDED AREA, OR TO THE DESIGNATED PICTURE TAKING AREAS. DO NOT BLOCK DOORS, RAMPS, EXITS, CORRIDORS, AND AISLES WHILE TAKING PICTURES.