Weapons Policy

1. Any and all weapons/props must be approved by Conapalooza Security and zip tied, tagged or peace bonded upon entry.
 
2. Real firearms are NOT allowed on premises period, working, disabled or otherwise. Other projectile weapons are permissible but cannot be loaded.
 
3. Bladed metal weapons (sharp or not) must be stored in a sheath or scabbard and secured to your body at all times and never held in your hand. This includes larger weapons such as swords, katanas, scythes, etc. Smaller bladed weapons such as throwing stars and kunai are exempt from the sheath policy but must still be secured to your body.
 
4. At no time may any weapon or prop come in contact with another person or another person’s weapon (aka sparring) regardless of their prior level of consent.
 
5. Oversize prop items (Hareley's Hammer, giant gourds, etc.) may be regulated in specific areas to preserve the flow of foot traffic or the safety of others.
 
6. All firearm replicas and/or Airsoft weapons must have a “blaze orange” tipped barrel at all times (including during all cosplay events) in compliance with federal and state laws.
 
7. Flammable materials such as flash powder or fireworks are prohibited.
 
8. If you perceive a situation in which you do not feel you can comply with these regulations, or witness a violation thereof, you are encouraged to immediately alert the nearest Conapalooza representative.
 
9. Should any member of the staff belonging to the venue currently housing Conapalooza ask you to discontinue a particular action involving a weapon or to remove it from the premises, do so immediately.
 
10. Conapalooza reserves the right to confiscate any weapon, replica or Airsoft device that has been misused and to eject any individual who does not comply with the above policies at any time. We are not obligated to issue warnings concerning violations of these policies. Any infraction can/will result in the fullest penalty available expulsion from the premises and the convention.

11. Hate symbols, even historical hate symbols like swastikas, will not be tolerated.

12.  Cover your body parts. "No costume" is not a costume.

13. All military, law enforcement, and other emergency service costumes should be easily distinguishable from official uniforms.