CODE OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

Cosplay Mania aims to provide the best convention experience for all our guests.  In light of recent concerns with safety and order, we would like to emphasize that guests are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct and Discipline, listed below.

Prohibited and Unauthorized Actions:

 

Disciplinary Actions:

Cosplay Mania staff and personnel are authorized to enforce this Code of Conduct and Discipline. Violators may also be referred to the venue Security Office for further sanctions or legal proceedings, if necessary.

Cosplay Mania and the venue reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual or group found in violation of these rules. Persons or groups who have been found to violate these may also be escorted out of the premises by authorized personnel.

As a guest, if you have a concern that another guest has been in violation of the above Code of Conduct, please do not take action on your own and refer the concern to one of the Cosplay Mania marshals or venue security personnel.  Disruptive or unauthorized action by a guest, even on behalf of this Code of Conduct, may result in corrective actions taken on said guest as well.

During the convention, information booths will be located at the event for questions, concerns or inquires. If you need immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to approach anyone on the Cosplay Mania staff or authorized security personnel.

 

Cosplay Mania and its organizers reserve the right to modify and update this Code of Conduct at any time.

 

Additional Provision on Photography and Videotape:

Photographs and videotape footage by attendees are generally allowed in all common areas of the convention, with certain exceptions. Special events, such as Meet and Greet sessions, may have their own rules and restrictions on video recording and photography.  Please heed the rules accordingly.

 

When photographing or videotaping individuals or cosplayers, it is advisable to obtain permission first. If someone indicates that they do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, persistence in doing so may constitute harassment on the part of the photographer.

 

Video footage and photographs of the convention, events, and attendees will be gathered by official photographers and staff members, and may be used in commercial videos, marketing endeavors, or other media use by the Cosplay Mania organizers. Attendance in the Cosplay Mania event constitutes consent to be filmed or photographed by Cosplay Mania official photographers and staff, approved industry, or media during the Cosplay Mania events without compensation to you. This also constitutes a grant of rights to Cosplay Mania to reproduce, display, distribute, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise use any film or video footage that it affixes in any media and in any manner throughout the world in perpetuity, including on the internet, broadcast, satellite and other transmissions.

 

Photography or videography of the Cosplay Mania event, staff, or attendees for the purpose of sale, or publication to the press is expressly forbidden unless expressly authorized by Cosplay Mania organizers, per press registration and policy. Pictures and videotapes for private viewing are allowed.  Please identify all images and video clips of Cosplay Mania as such.

 

These rules apply to all attendees (exhibitors, guests, press, or any level of regular guests). All members of the press and staff are additionally required to conform to Cosplay Mania’s policies.