ShadoCon is here to provide a fun and exciting environment for its attendees. We want to also make sure everyone is safe as well. So please follow our simple rules to make sure that everyone could have a great time.
No Alcohol in Convention Space. Please do not bring any alcohol in the convention space. If you are of age (21 or older) then you may drink at the bar or in your hotel room. Underage drinking will not be tolerated at all and may result in ejection from the convention, as well as notification to the proper authorities.
No Signs or Panhandling. The reason we have this in place is because a lot of these signs make people feel uncomfortable. "Will do (Yaoi/Yuri/Glomps) for (Money/Other Goods)" is just an example. If your sign is obviously apart of your costume, like the Panda in Ranma 1/2, then it would be acceptable. So if you have a sign that is not apart of your costume and you are solicitating, then your sign will be taken from you without question.
No Smoking, except in designated areas. The Florida indoor Clean Act Air states that there is no smoking in public / function areas. Please don't smoke i a non-smoking room. There are plenty of designated areas for you to smoke.
No Stealing. This is an automatic ejection from the convention. Stealing will not be tolerated and the proper authorities will be contacted. We will have security on 24 hour watch throughout the convention.
No Sleeping in Convention Space. If you are feeling tired, please head up to your room. Just because it's a 24 hour convention doesn't mean that you have to stay awake the whole time.
No illegal drugs or non-prescribed narcotics. We have an absolute no tolerance rule with illegal drugs. You will be ejected from the convention and authorities will be contacted. Just don't do it. Stay safe and drug free.
No Tackle Glomping. Yes you heard it right, no tackle glomping. We have seen plenty of people throughout the years get seriously hurt due to Glomp attacks and we don't want to see any of you get hurt either. Stay safe and give regular hugs instead.
Please respect the hotel staff, convention staff, and your fellow con goers. Treat people how you would like to be treated. Do not harass anyone. This includes any unwanted physical contact, following someone around a public area without a legitimate reason, or infringing on their personal liberties. Please note if you go up to someone and they say "NO" or to leave them alone, then your business is done. If you feel you are being harassed report it to the convention security.
All children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. It is often the case that attendees in this age group end up either stealing from the dealers or spending all their money and forgetting to eat. We don't want to see anyone pass out and definitely want to keep everyone safe.
Just use common sense. If it's illegal outside the convention then it's still illegal inside the convention.
You are allowed to have Prop weapons at ShadoCon. No Live Steel weaponry. If your weapon is sharp and you think it could really hurt someone, then don't bring it. We want everyone to have a fun and safe experience.
No Real Guns. Concealed carry permit and federal dealer's permits do not matter. It is a huge liability to have our guest walking around the convention with firearms. If you choose to bring your firearm, then you will be ejected from the convention. You may have Airsoft or BB guns if the barrel is filled or plugged and the nozzle is painted bright orange. When you have your firearm checked, we will peace tie the trigger with a zip tie, so that it can not fire.
No Live Steel. All bladed weapons must be of prop nature, such as Foil wrapped cardboard, plastic, wood. No real swords would be allowed in the convention area, even if it's peace-bonded. Bokken are allowed.
No Sharp or Pointy Edges. Make sure that all your prop weapons have dull edges so that you don't accidentally stab someone while walking through the convention.