LOST BADGE POLICY
Lost Badges = Buy a new Badge.
If you do lose your badge please check with Convention Operations (Con Ops) to see if your badge has been turned in.
Please return all “Found” badges to Con Ops.
Proper identification MUST be provided in order for your lost badge to be returned to you.
We suggest writing your name on the back of your badge.
Anything that is illegal outside of the convention is illegal inside the convention.
Please no glomping. We’ve had casualties.
Please take mock battles outside (unless its part of an event).
Please ask permission before touching a cosplayer, their costume, or their props.
You are welcome to take photos, but please ask a cosplayer’s permission to take a photo before asking them to pose.
Harassment of others is not tolerated.
*Note that behavioral policy is subject to perspective: if you are doing anything out of line; ASE staff reserve the right to revoke your badge without question or fairness. Severe punishment will result in your expulsion from the hotel itself. All Staff decisions are final.
Regarding weapons purchased in the dealers room: After purchasing a weapon that normally violates our weapons policy, it must remain in its packaging and be taken immediately to your room or car for storage.
WEAPONS NOT PERMITTED
No metal swords, knives, bayonets, cane-swords, and/or other objects made of metal, which have a sharp point or sharpened edge. Exceptions may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
No real or replica guns of any kind permitted. There are to be no:
Mini or Pistol crossbows
Dart or Blowguns.
Exceptions may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
Exceptions regarding guns
Easily identifiable toy plastic guns with no moving parts and that have a clearly visible non-removable orange tip will be permitted. Resin models will be permitted as long as they are marked with clearly visible non-removable orange tip.
Nunchakus are not permitted. Nunchaku made out ouf craft materials for cosplay purposes will be permitted in the halls so long as it is not misused. Exceptions otherwise may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
There are to be no explosives or chemicals of any kind, including but not limited to smoke powder, sparklers and fireworks.
Wooden weapons that are permitted:
bokken and other wooden swords.
Fake or made-up weaponry (example: made of wood, plastic, foam, plaster of Paris, cloth etc) are permitted if they are safe and not dangerous to the other con-goers around you. For example, dangerous conditions include but are not limited to wires sticking out, items that trip passersby, clothes lining a member, etc.
Please limit the size of the weapons to less than 8 feet in height and weighing less than 50 pounds. If you do happen to make something heavy, make sure you are able to carry it without a problem.
BEHAVIOR OF WEAPONS
Misuse of any weapon, such as swinging it in a public area or causing hazards to passerby, will get your privilege revoked immediately.
If we deem a weapon to be unsafe for the con, we will ask you to store the unsafe weapon in your private quarters (i.e.: your room or car). If there is a repeat offense, we will escort you out of the convention and off of convention grounds so that you can place the weapon in your private quarters; if the weapon is illegal, we will turn it in to the appropriate authorities.
Any weapon purchased in the dealers’ room that is boxed, should remain boxed and stored in your private quarters. Weapons are not to be taken out of their packaging or wrappings while at the convention.
All objects brought into the convention may be checked and considered by ASE staff. You may be asked to have your weapons peace bonded at the con.
All questionable items will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Anything deemed illegal outside the convention is deemed illegal inside the convention premises. All ASE staff decisions on weapons are final.
ASE DRESS CODE
Shirts, clothing, costumes, or signs promoting pedophilia are strictly prohibited.
Please do not wear clothing with distasteful messages or words.
Proper footwear is required at all times. An exception is made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
No rollerblades or rollerskates. An exception is made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
Short skirts, kilts, etc must be accompanied by proper underwear. Ineffective underwear or a lack thereof constitutes indecent exposure. Offenders may be turned over to law enforcement.
Clothing should at least cover what a 2-piece bikini (for females) or swim shorts (for males) would cover.
Signs that are held or messages/words written on shirts or your body are permitted but they must stay tasteful.
SELLING OF ITEMS
Unless you are part of the artist alley or dealers room you cannot sell anything. The exception to this is the Otaku Flea Market where you will be allowed to sell your unwanted anime & manga related items. Glow sticks, energy drinks, crafted items, and art are never permitted (except for AA and dealer room).