Conduct Policy

  1. 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 can have a great time.
  2. No Alcohol in Convention Space. Please do not bring any alcohol into the convention space – including the dances. 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.
  3. 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 a part of your costume, like the Panda in Ranma ½, then it would be acceptable. So if you have a sign that is not a part of your costume and you are soliciting, then your sign will be taken from you without question.
  4. No Smoking, except in designated areas. The Florida Indoor Clean Air Act states that there is no smoking in public/function areas. Please don’t smoke in a non-smoking room. There are plenty of designated areas for you to smoke.
  5. 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.
  6. No Sleeping in Convention Space. If you are feeling tired, please head up to your room.
  7. 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.
  8. No Tackle Glomping. Yes, you heard it right, no tackle glomping. We have seen plenty of people through 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.
  9. You must have a valid ID and be 18 and up to get into any of our 18+ events/panels. All the 18+ will be clearly marked in the conguide.
  10. 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 that you are being harassed report it to the convention security.
  11. All children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. This is for their safety and safety of others around them.
  12. No running in the hotel or any convention space. This is for your safety and the safety of all the other con goers.
  13. Just use common sense. If it’s illegal outside the convention, then it’s still illegal inside the convention.

Weapons Policy

  1. You are allowed to have prop weapons at ShadoCon. No Live Steel props. If your prop 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.
  2. No Real Guns. Concealed carry permits and federal dealer’s permits do not matter. It is a huge liability to have our guests 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 cannot fire. Cutting your peace tie can cause you to be ejected.
  3. No Live Steel. All bladed weapons must be of prop nature, such as foil-wrapped cardboard, plastic, or wood. No real swords are allowed in the convention area, even if they are peace-bonded. Bokken are permitted.
  4. 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.