Originally Posted by The Hag
Best con policy EVER! XD
I've been reminded I left part of it out:
You kill it you eat it, and clean up after it, AND you eat your weapon. While we point and laugh.
We are researching local law enforcement to see if there are specific items we must require.
We also expect everyone to behave responsibly with their props.
- Don't brandish your weapons all over the place like a pyschotic movie bad guy.
- Don't draw live steel in a crowded corridor.
- Don't nock an arrow into a strung bow and draw it randomly.
- Display your weapons responsibly on stage and for photographs.
- Don't surprise the show directors.
- Treat your prop weapons (especially in public) with the respect and care you'd use with a real weapon
Face it, if you are chasing someone through the hotel lobby brandishing your katana/machete/airsoft gun/phaser/bat'leth/chakram, the odds are very good that the cops will
show up, and they will
cart you away. If you ignore requests from convention staff to knock it off, it may even have been one of us who called them.
Note: this is *not* our official weapons policy. I'm just expressing my general opinion on the matter until we get it written.
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