Conduct Policy

  • Please be kind a courteous to your fellow attendees, guests, dealers, and staff at all time. Disruptive behavior is not allowed.
  • Oni-Con follows and adheres to federal, state and local laws at the convention, just as you would at home.
  • Convention staff, guests, and attendees may not be in possession of any item defined as a weapon, Illegal or not. (see weapons policy for more detail)
  • Convention staff, guests, and attendees may not bring any animals onto the premises, with the exception of ADA working animals with the proper verification and papers.
  • Badges must be worn at all times, and must be visible.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • No sleeping in any convention areas at any time.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in any convention Space.
  • Usage or possession of illegal drugs is strictly forbidden.
  • Oni-Con badges must be purchased in order to enter any convention space. If you do not have a badge you may be asked to leave until you purchase one.

Harrassment Policy

  • Harassment of any kind, including physical, verbal, or unwelcome attentions will not be tolerated.
  • Do not hug, grab, kiss, or glomp anyone who has not given you explicit permission or consent.
  • Verbal harassment will also not be tolerated. This includes derogatory terms, hate speech, and all manners of verbal abuse.
  • Any action or behavior that causes interference with convention operations, makes other attendees uncomfortable, or adversely affects the conventions relationship with its guests, the venue, or the public is not allowed
  • Violations of this policy will result in your badge being taken and you being asked to leave. Law Enforcement may be involved in particularly egregious cases.
  • The rules most certainly apply to cosplayers. Cosplay is not consent.

What to do if you feel you are being harassed:

  • If you feel you are in imminent danger, please find the nearest uniformed police officer and let them know what is going on. Otherwise, find the nearest staff member and let them know that you would like to speak to the Director of Safety or his assistant about a harassment incident.
  • Try to remember as many details about the incident, and about the person who harassed you, as possible. Take down the names of any witnesses.

Dances/Raves/Music Events

  • Safety staff reserves the right to refuse entry.
  • No bags larger than a handbag are allowed inside. This includes: laptop bags, backpacks, duffle bags, and messenger bags.
  • Safety staff will not be responsible for bags/items.
  • Safety Staff may initiate a voluntary bag/pocket check for contraband.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Harassment of any type will not be tolerated. If you are being harassed, please indicate so to one of the safety members.
  • Any solicitation of alcohol or drugs, will lead to an immediate expulsion from the convention (without refund), and turned over to the local authorities.
  • No light sabers, prop swords, or weapons of any type allowed in the dance
  • The stage area is restricted
  • String lights or swinging of any item on strings must be done on the outer perimeter of the dance area.
  • Throwing anything at or on the stage will result in removal from the dance
  • No fighting, or “dance fighting”
  • Dance Circles are prohibited, and will be broken up..
  • Be aware that there will be flashing lights, and the possibility of a fog machine or hazer. Attendees with a history of seizures, asthma, or any other condition that may be aggravated by these elements should avoid this event.

Events/Lines

  • Please keep lines single file, and stay close to the walls/barricades.
  • No cutting, or shoving into lines
  • Don’t argue with the staff if they attempt to correct or give you suggestions.
  • Keep in mind that the staff is not yelling at you, but they have to speak loudly enough for the entire line to hear which can be difficult at times.
  • When the event space opens, please fill in seats. Try not to leave empty spaces.
  • Any event specific rules will be announced at the start of the event. Please listen while they are being announced.
  • Programming and schedules have a habit of changing without a great deal of notice. While we realize that it can be annoying to you, the attendees, it does happen.

Cosplay, Weapons, and Props Policy

The Costume Contest is a special event that will have its own special
rules for cosplay props and weapons you can use for your costumes
during a performance or the main show. Any exceptions made during the
show are only for the show. Any item that is approved for Cosplay but not for
the general con must be taken directly to and-from the Cosplay contest, with no
side trips or delays.

  • NO LIVE STEEL. At all, even peace-bonded.
  • If you buy any weapon from the dealer’s room it must be
    transported out of the convention immediately to your room or car.
  • It may not be carried around without being in a box of some sort,
    dealers know this and will provide it to you.
  • Do not remove the item from this box.
  • Airsoft guns will have their barrels taped up by the safety desk. 
    Do not remove this covering.
  • Same rules about items from the dealers room apply.
  • All approved props will be marked.
  • You agree that Oni-Con is not responsible for damage to your
    props.
  • Props that present a danger to others because of weight or sharp edges
    or any other reason may be disallowed at any time.
  • Do not swing props around.
  • Do not engage in any sort of mock combat or strike anyone with
    props, even for fun.
  • No firing of projectiles of any kind.
    Any violations of these rules may result in you getting ejected
    from the con without a refund, and/or Law Enforcement getting
    involved. “
                   A few guidelines about acceptable props:
  • No metal.
  • No glass.
  • Light woods only. While a dowel rod is okay, a baseball bat or 2×4 is not.
  • If your prop is heavy, it needs to be well padded.
  • Avoid points or sharp edges.
    Have a safe trip to Oni-Con this year!