General Event Guidelines
Like most events, this is a family friendly event. No nudity, partial nudity allowed.
Vendors and artists will need to keep any materials rated Mature up and out of reach from children.
NO real weapons allowed and no realistic toy guns
Lightsabers and toy/costume weapons allowed but may be peace-tied
NO bare feet - shoes/sandals required
NO skates, hoverboards or skateboards inside the convention center unless it is part of a preapproved showing.
NO play fighting unless it is part of a preapproved showing
No loud excessive foul language will be tolerated
Be respectful of others; look but don't touch, ask someone's permission before taking a picture with them; harassment will not be tolerated.
Our props & weapons policy:
ALL REALISTIC WEAPON PROPS WILL BE TAGGED UPON INSPECTION - SOME MAY BE PEACE TIED
NO REAL WEAPONS, NO REALISTIC LOOKING GUNS.
NO guns - this includes BB guns & paintball guns. No projectile firing weapons. Please NO realistic looking prop guns
Nerf Guns are ok but can not be fired. Subject to inspection and peace tied
Prop guns will be subject to inspection and tagged in an obvious and VISIBLE location so the attendees and staff can recogize it as a prop.
Pointy objects / handheld weapons -
No REAL handheld weapons - this includes swords, dress swords, halbergs, axes, pickaxes, lances, javelins, yes Lloyd this includes your polearm. No machetes, no chainsaws. No wooden or metal baseball bats. Because the area will be crowded, if a PROP is sharp enough to cause injury if bumped into, it will not be allowed.
PROPS made of foam and/or plastic are most likely fine.
Yes Lloyd, your foam laser cannon prop is ok.
All props must be inspected by our prop checkers & will be tagged after inspection. Security will escort you to the prop checkers if your prop is untagged.
Please feel free to send us pics and description of your props if you have questions.
No barefeet - shoes, sandals or other footwear must be worn
Clothing & costumes should be family friendly attire: leotards should be provide as much or more coverage then a scoop bottom or similar cut to provide ample coverage, womens tops should provide as much or more coverage as a bikini top.
Costumes should be no more then 3' 6" wide. If dressing up as The Vulture, please retract wings while inside all buildings. No flying allowed inside buildings - got it Lloyd?
Venue guidelines must be followed as well
VIDEOTAPING & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICIES:
Videotaping & photography is allowed outside the venue and in the gaming areas. Some general event videotaping & photography is allowed in the Lee Civic Center Arena but celebrities are not to be videotaped or photographed without prior consent & any celebrity run panel is not to be videotaped or photographed. Please understand many celebrities have no videotaping in their contracts & we want to ensure them a happy experience at our convention. PROFESSIONALISM: Any press videography of the event should be done professionally. For no reason should any attendee, vendor, guest, exhibitor, staff, or other person at the event be made fun of, insulted or mocked. Press members should not be using foul language as this is a family event. Failure to follow general event guidelines & professional expectations may result in removal from the event. SHARING CONTENT: Any press photos & interviews taken at our convention might be shared via our social media & website.
INTERVIEWS: There will not be any celebrity interviews allowed during the convention. Please understand some celebrities have this in the contract and this is a convention for the fans to meet them, this would be taking away from the fans time. Do not force interviews on vendors, fans, staff, ect.