Kumoricon Lite Code of Conduct
Content last updated May 22, 2015
Badges and ID
ID is required to buy admission. Don't forget it!
Badge required: Your badge is your proof of admission. You must wear it in event space.
Under age 18? Parent permission and liability release form required.
Under age 13? Parent must accompany you (separate paid admission required), and parent permission and liability release form required.
Disability assistance: Please ask a staff member at Registration for information on disability accommodations.
Animals: ADA service animals are welcome at the event. Otherwise, animals are not permitted.
Harassment concerns? Flag down a nearby staff member, or visit the Registration area to discuss or report an incident or concern.
Harassment and offensive behavior
We want Kumoricon Lite to be a safe and comfortable place. Harassment and offensive behavior are prohibited. This includes:
- Unwanted physical contact
- Heckling or jeering, either to a person or at an event
- Staying near another person who has asked you to leave
- Repeatedly following another person
- Any form of rude, offensive, or disruptive behavior
Other banned conduct in event space
- Consumption of alcohol, drugs (including marijuana), smoking (including e-cigarettes), or intoxication
- Lewd conduct
- Unsafe behavior, including real or play fighting
- Selling or soliciting items or services
- Distribution of flyers or literature
Be polite with your camera and how you conduct your photography or video recording. Photography and video recording are generally permitted, except when:
- The subject asks you not to or attempts to leave upon seeing the camera;
- A reasonable person would know the subject would probably not want to be photographed under the circumstances;
- A panelist or event asks you not to, or a sign prohibits it
Cosplay, clothing, and coverage
Costumes or outfits must cover…
For females: The groin, complete buttocks, and sides of the breasts
For males: Equivalent of a shorts-style swimsuit
Private parts must be fully covered and not visible or simulated.
Masks or face coverings may not be worn in hotel lobbies.
Footwear must be worn covering the bottom of the feet.
The following is not allowed in event space:
- 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
- We may limit offensive or disruptive costumes, props, signs, or clothing in our sole discretion
Prop and weapon safety
- Real firearms or ammunition (no exception for concealed carry)
- Functioning projectile weapons, devices, or toys, including items meant to be thrown
- Firearms or projectile items that look like they could be functioning from 10 feet away, even if they are non-functioning or are replicas
- Paddles (all varieties—including "yaoi" or "yuri" paddles)
- Live steel (sharp enough to cut)
- Potentially dangerous props which are not part of a bona fide costume
- Props wide or long enough to inhibit traffic
Peace-bonding: Any item or prop that could be used as a weapon, could be dangerous, or appears to be dangerous (even if it's not), must be peace-bonded. 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.
Where? Peace-bonding will be conducted near the Registration area.
Examples of items requiring peace-bonding:
- Toy sword made of foam
- Replica sword made of dull steel
- Replica firearm
Examples of items not requiring peace-bonding:
- Teddy bear
- Do not brandish or wave around prop weapons
- Do not point prop firearms at anyone
- Prop firearms must have a highly visible orange tip
- Prop firearms and blades must always stay holstered, slung, or sheathed, except while posing for photos
Special exception for disabled projectile items: 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.
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 tells 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 will be available at the event.