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Badge Policy

Convention participants are required to wear their badges visibly at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, General Attendees, Staff, Press & Dealers. Your badge is property of ConnectiCon and is subject to revocation at the discretion of ConnectiCon. Additionally, if you lose your badge, you will be responsible for purchasing a replacement.

Alcohol Policy

There will be no open alcohol in the convention center hallways or in any convention area in which the convention center is not currently serving it. Violation of this rule will result in ejection from the convention and removal from the convention center. Additionally, anyone under the legal drinking age caught consuming alcohol will be removed from the convention and turned over to the proper authorities.

Convention Staff

Convention Staff are the legal representatives of ConnectiCon and will be wearing badges that clearly designate them as Staff. They are responsible for making sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience while at ConnectiCon. While not specifically part of Security, they are also responsible for enforcing the convention's rules. Convention attendees are to follow the directions of any Staff member. Anyone caught willfully disobeying the directions of any Staff member will be removed from the convention.

Security

The ConnectiCon Security is there to make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. To this end, they are designated with the responsibility of enforcing all the rules of the convention and all applicable State and Federal laws. Convention attendees are to follow the directions of ConnectiCon Security at all times. Any disputes or problems with the Convention Security should be brought to the attention of the coordinator on duty and the Director of Security. Anyone caught willfully disobeying directions of Security will be removed from the Convention. Roving Security members will be completing rounds of the convention center including all the floors, stairways and public areas of the convention center. Their job is to advise the convention attendees as to the rules of the convention and enforce these rules. Additionally, they will be noting any damage to the convention center as well as reporting via radio code to ConOps any violations or emergencies. Anyone caught violating the rules of the convention will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Hallways & Convention Common Areas

There is no sleeping permitted in the hallways or convention areas of the convention center. All sleeping must be done in a hotel room. Anyone caught sleeping in a hallway or convention area will be woken up and told to go to their room. Anyone caught after being told to go to sleep in their room is subject to removal from the convention at Security's and the Convention Chairman's discretion.

NO Unaccompanied Bags Allowed at the Convention. Any bag left unattended by its owner will be turned in to the proper authorities. This may result in it being turned over to the Police and/or Fire Department for disposal. If you have a bag with you, carry it on you at all times. If you do set it down, stay very close to it. Please do not allow anyone you do not know to handle or carry your bags / backpacks / purses / luggage.

Ejection from the Convention

The following activities, among others at the Convention Chairman's discretion, will result in the summary dismissal of involved conventioneers from the convention, so please don't do them!

  • Fighting
  • Willful destruction of property (public, hotel, or privately owned)
  • Physical and Sexual Harassment or Assault
  • Theft
  • Piracy and/or the sale of merchandise that is not regulated by the convention
  • The posting of sexually explicit material in public areas
  • The posting of any flyers anywhere in the hotel other than clearly marked posting areas (e.g. hallways, elevators, etc.)
  • Selling merchandise from a hotel room or outside of the dealers' room without express written permission of the Con Chair
  • Use of Drugs or Alcohol in the convention space outside of designated areas
  • Any violation of State or Federal law
  • Refusal to wear or display convention badge
  • Willfully disobeying the request or direction of any Security or Staff member
  • Any other activity convention officials determine to be illegal or of a dubious nature

Props & Costumes Policy

Proper Attire

Proper attire must be worn at all times. Clothing and costumes must meet Connecticut Convention Center standards for appropriateness. To follow the regulations of the Connecticut Convention Center, proper footwear and a garment that covers the chest (this includes males). There will be absolutely no nudity or partial nudity. This includes the possibility of costume malfunctions. Basically, if you couldn't wear it out in public without getting arrested for indecent exposure, then it can't be worn at the convention. When in doubt, check with a ConnectiCon Staff member. ConnectiCon and the Connecticut Convention Center reserve the right to deny entry to members who are not in compliance with the dress policy.

Sexually Explicit / Suggestive Material

Once again, ConnectiCon is a family-friendly convention and no public display of sexually explicit material will be tolerated. Anyone caught violating this rule will be removed from the Convention and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. As a general rule of thumb, if you couldn't wear it at the beach, you can't wear it at the convention. This includes material for sale or display in the Dealer's Room.

Props Policy

Attention ConnectiCon Attendees listed below are the following policies put in place in conjunction with Connecticut Convention Center Security policy, and In accordance with local, state, and Federal laws. Listed below will be this year's Approved props and Materials No Exceptions. All Props must be Examined by our Safety Team and tagged with this year's approved prop safety tag at the Props check table, located next to the escalators by registration. We reserve the right to reverse any props decision if at any time a prop is deemed unsafe or dangerous to others.

General Guidelines

  1. Handheld and wieldable Props made of any sort of metal such as but not limited to Knives, Swords, Staffs, Nunchucks and Metal Airsoft or BB Guns(Even if they are disbaled) will not be permitted.
  2. Airsoft Guns, Paintball guns, squirt guns or any type of Replica of a gun must not be Metal and must be Permanently Disabled Zip Ties do not count in any circumstances!
  3. Any prop gun must have a distinguishable orange tip at all times.
  4. Any live steel Weapon that is purchased in the Dealers room must be wrapped in original packaging and be removed from the convention center immediately after purchase, if it is a non metal prop weapon it must be brought to our Prop check table located next to the escalators by registration, in the motor lobby.
  5. Any sort of fireable ammunition is not permitted at all even if they are Nerf gun bullets.
  6. Bows and Arrows are permitted as long as the String is removed from the bow and the arrow head is removed, Even if it is a suction cup bow from a toy set it must not be fireable and the string must be detached. The arrow must not also have any knocks.
  7. Props that are in no way can be dangerous to anyone are allowed, your prop should break before it hurts anyone.

Prohibited Props and materials

  • Nunchakus or other regulation martial arts weaponry are not permitted
  • Aluminum Baseballs Bats are not permitted
    • Wooden baseball bats are subject to individual evaluation
  • NO LIVE STEEL at all will be permitted on the premises of the Connecticut Convention Center. Live steel is defined as, but not limited to:
    • Swords
    • Axes
    • Knives
    • Bayonets
    • Brass Knuckles
    • Any other objects made of metal, which can take an edge regardless of whether the object is actually sharp..
    • Sword Canes
  • NO AMMUNITION of any kind is allowed. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Nerf ammunition
    • Real ammunition, live or inactive
    • Spent ammunition and or casings
    • Air gun/Cap/Pellet ammunition
    • Arrows with nocks and/or hard tips
  • NO FIREARMS AND/OR PROJECTILE WEAPONS of any type are permitted. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Pellet guns, Air Guns, or BB Guns
    • Water guns
    • Working replicas of actual firearms
    • Real firearms
    • Mini or pistol crossbows
    • Dart guns or Blowguns
    • Electronic Weapons (IE Tasers or Stun Guns)
    • Batons/Nightsticks
    • Bows (strung)
  • NO EXPLOSIVES OR CHEMICALS are permitted. Fireworks, smoke powder and sparklers are included. These are not allowed whether it is on stage or anywhere else in the convention center.

Any Questions? please feel free to email conops@connecticon.org

Connecticut Convention Center Rules

No outside food or beverages are allowed in the convention center.

Shoes/footwear must be worn at all times.

Rollerblades/skateboards are not allowed on the premises.

No Loitering.

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