DON’T harass cosplayers, they are people just like you.
DON’T forget your camera, there are plenty of sites to see and memories to capture.
DON’T monopolise a Celebrity’s time! Be polite, be cool and be quick while getting autographs Don’t forget, there are other people in line too! The same goes for Photo-Op sessions.
DON’T put your food, drink, or “stuff” on ANY artist/vendor/celebrity tables. You don’t want to accidentally ruin merchandise!
DON’T burn yourself out trying to be everywhere — take it slow.
DON’T forget to bring snacks!
DON’T push in on queues; be patient & be respectful of your fellow fans
DON’T ask for a hugs, propose to your significant other, or do anything else embarrassing at panels.
DON’T leave your valuables, personal items, or purchases behind.
DON’T rely just on your phone. You’ll waste batteries, and WiFi can be slow.
DON’T take photos of cosplayers without permission. Be respectful.
DON’T lose your badge. Put it in the same place when you take it off so you’re not hunting for it.
DON’T wear offensive t-shirts or anything that may make other people or AnimeCon staff want to ask you to leave.
Exhibitors must follow our cosplay weapons policy. Prop firearms are allowed only if they can’t be mistaken for real weapons. If it looks like a real gun, it cannot come into the event. Realistic prop guns with brightly coloured caps are allowed. No cap guns, airsoft guns, or BB guns at all. Prop weapons are allowed at the event if they’re made of cardboard, foam, or similar light material. Plastic and wooden prop weapons are generally OK but must be reviewed by our security team. No metal weapons, sharp weapons, or blunt weapons. This includes items like bokken and baseball bats.