Kumoricon Lite Code of Conduct
Content last updated July 13, 2018
- Everyone must present valid, government-issued photo ID to buy admission or to check in.
- Your badge is your proof of admission. You must wear it at all times in event space.
- Attendees under age 18 must present a signed parent permission and liability release form at time of entry.
- Attendees under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
- Please do not line up more than 30 minutes ahead of any event.
- Pets and animals are not allowed in Kumoricon Lite event space, including therapy or anxiety pets. Only animals trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, through a specific action, are allowed.
Cosplay, clothing, and coverage
- Our coverage policy is gender-neutral. Costumes or clothing must cover the following: complete groin and buttocks, and approximately 60% of the breast area, including 100% nipple coverage. Coverage may not be sheer or transparent, painted on, or overly form-fitting to the point where it reveals the details of genitalia.
- Masks or face coverings may not be worn in registration areas or hotel lobbies.
- Footwear must be worn which covers the bottom of the feet.
- Costume props that may be potentially dangerous, or may appear to be potentially dangerous (even if they aren't), must be peace-bonded upon entry to the event, or upon purchase of the item from an exhibitor or artist.
Peace-bonding is an agreement to carry your prop safely, and requires signing an acknowledgement of the requirements of safe carry. A staff member will attach a peace-tie to your item which signals to all staff that your item has been reviewed.
Peace-bonding is conducted near the Registration area.
Harassment and other prohibited behavior
- Harassment, and any behavior that disrupts another person's experience, are prohibited. Disallowed behavior includes unwanted physical contact, threats, heckling or jeering, or any other form of rude, offensive, or disruptive behavior. This policy applies regardless of whether the behavior is aimed at a specific person.
- If another person no longer wishes to speak to or interact with you, you must immediately cease your conversation and interaction with them, and you may not follow them to another area.
If you experience harassment or other unwanted behavior, please visit the Operations Booth to discuss or report an incident or concern. We strongly encourage attendees to report an incident as soon as possible after it occurs.
Other prohibited behavior
- Consumption of alcohol (unless served by the hotel and kept within the designated area), consumption of illegal drugs (including marijuana), smoking or use of e-cigarettes, or intoxication
- Lewd conduct
- Unsafe behavior, including real or play fighting
- Selling or soliciting items or services
- Distribution of flyers or literature
- Brandishing, waving around, or pointing prop weapons
Prop firearms and blades must always stay holstered, slung, or sheathed, except while posing for photos.
The following items are prohibited:
- Functional firearms or ammunition (no exception for concealed carry)
- Functioning projectile weapons, devices, toys, including items meant to be thrown; or paddles
- Swords and props which contain live steel (sharp enough to cut)
- Any prop firearm that does not have a highly visible orange tip, or that for any other reason looks like it could be functional from 10 feet away, even if they are non functioning
- Potentially dangerous props which are not part of a bona fide costume
- Any props or items that inhibit traffic due to their size
- Any signage or clothing containing profanity, explicit or graphic language, slurs, insults, threats, solicitations, or room party advertisements
- Costumes or props which are vulgar, obscene, graphic, or sexually themed
Projectile items or replica firearms are allowed only if they are, or have been made, permanently non-functional. "Permanently" means it is not possible to repair or restore the item to functionality. In most cases this means the item must be filled with glue and all moving parts rendered immobile.
We may limit any other offensive, disruptive, or unsafe costumes, props, signs, or clothing in our sole discretion.
Be polite with your camera and how you conduct your photography or video recording. Photography and video recording are generally permitted. However:
- It is strictly prohibited to take a photo of any person who asks you not to, or shows by their body language that they do not wish to be photographed.
- It is also prohibited to take a photo if a reasonable person would know the subject(s) would probably not want to be photographed under the circumstances.
- Photography is not allowed in any event where the event host asks you not to, there is a sign prohibiting it, or in viewing rooms or near artist tables; except with on-the-spot artist permission.
- Any violation of this code of conduct or illegal action may be handled by a warning, temporary admission suspension, ejection from the event, or longer ban, in our sole discretion.
- Allowable activity at the event is at our sole discretion. If an authorized staff member asks you to stop doing something, remove an item, or leave an area, then it has the weight of this code of conduct, even if it's not printed in this code of conduct.
This code of conduct may be changed without notice. https://www.kumoricon.org/kumoricon-lite-code-of-conduct will always contain the latest version, and printed copies are available at the event.