Admission

  • Admission is non-refundable.
  • By purchasing badges to the event, attendees agree to allow photographs and/or video with their likeness to be used by the event and their parent company for promotional purposes, including (but not limited to): fliers, television commercials, print ads, or website advertisements.
  • Children 12 and under get in for free with a paid accompanying adult (18+) and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Limit two children per paid adult.

Animals

  • Service animals will be allowed in the convention to assist those people who are in need of them. Other animals are not permitted in the convention space.

Badges

  • Badges must be worn and visible at all times. Individuals without badges will not be allowed in convention space.
  • No replacement will be provided for lost badges; a new membership must be purchased at the full rate. For this reason, keep a close eye on your badge. Please return any found badges to Registration.

Belongings

  • The event is not liable for any missing belongings. Please keep a close eye on your items. If you lose something, please check the Lost and Found at the Security Desk.

Convention Behavior

  • The following behaviors are not allowed at the convention:
    • Disruptive or unsafe behavior that disturbs the staff or attendees
    • Sleeping in convention space
    • Physical or verbal harassment of staff or other attendees
    • Destruction or defacement of hotel or convention property
    • Sexual misconduct, such as indecent exposure, offensive touching, or sexual harassment
    • Unwanted touching without permission of the individual, such as glomping, hugging, etc.
    • Any activity prohibited by law
  • Individuals who violate these rules will be warned and asked to stop. The event reserves the right to request anyone violating these rules to leave the convention. If the person continues to violate these rules, they may be barred re-entry to the convention. Any violation of these rules which involves activities prohibited by law will result in notification of authorities.
  • Please behave respectfully in the hotel space and take care not to disturb non-convention hotel guests. We would like to leave a good impression with the hotel and its patrons. Convention attendees who are found disturbing other hotel guests in convention space, outside the hotel, or in hotel hallways are subject to disciplinary action, including being ejected from the convention.

Costumes

  • Above all, the event is a family-friendly event. Please exercise modesty when wearing your costume as we have children in attendance. If the event staff feels your costume is too revealing, or is instructed by convention center staff or hotel staff, we may ask you to change your costume. Excessive blood on a costume may also be upsetting to children.
  • All cosplayers must have a clear line of sight while wearing their costumes.
  • Shoes are required to be worn while in the convention space. However, you may remove your shoes for photos if desired, but they must be replaced directly after the photo is taken.
    • No wheeled footwear or hoverboards
  • Performance of skits in hallways will not be permitted.
  • If your costume has pieces that extend from it (spikes, armor, wings, etc.), please be careful of the other attendees.
  • Please stay aware of your surroundings. If you damage or destroy any of the convention center or hotel property, you will be held responsible.
  • Please do not block any doorways or exits with your costume or costume pieces. Anyone doing so may be asked to return their costume to their room.

Dancing

  • We all love to dance, but this behavior can be disruptive to vendors, staff, and other attendees. If you and your friends would like to perform dances (such as the "Hare Hare Yukai", "Caramelldansen", or a Conga line), please do this outside and out of the way of other attendees. If the dance interferes with other activities, Security will be called to stop the dancing. You are welcome to dance, but make sure it is in an empty area and does not interfere with others.
  • Dancing by attendees is not allowed in the Vendor Hall at any time due to space constraints.

Eating Contests

  • Attendees who participate in any convention-organized eating contests (such as ramen-eating contest) acknowledges that there are risks of personal injury, illness, and possible loss of life, and risks of damage to or loss of personal property, which may result from participating in such contests.
  • By voluntarily participating in such contests, the attendee agrees to not hold Saboten-Con liable for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the contest or the attendee's participation in the contest.

Fliers and marketing

  • One table near Registration will be set aside for fliers. There is no charge to place fliers on this table. Please be considerate and limit your fliers to a single pile (100 max). Also, do not remove other fliers or cover them up. Fliers may not contain adult or illegal material. Fliers remaining at the end of the convention will be thrown out or recycled—if you wish to save your fliers please pick them up before the end of the convention. Fliers promoting other conventions need to be approved by the event Convention Director prior to placement.
  • Any material that is used in the promotion of another convention is prohibited at the convention without prior approval from the event Convention Director. Anyone found to be handing out such material will be asked once to refrain from doing so any further and to remove all material from the convention. If the subject or group is found to be disobeying this request they will be escorted from the convention and their badges confiscated and will not be allowed admittance back into the convention.
  • Fliers left elsewhere in the convention (such as in panel rooms, at events, stuck on walls, etc) will be thrown out immediately. Excessive amounts of fliers will result in all fliers from that organization being removed from the convention.
  • If you wish to insert your flier or materials into our registration bags, please contact us
  • Taking photos and videos of the convention, including main events such as Masquerade and concerts is approved as long as you give credit to the convention when publishing the content.

Music

  • Music played via instrument or boom box can be considered disruptive behavior. If you would like to share music with others, please do so at a reasonable volume and away from other convention activities. It is allowed to carry a boom box or musical device as long as the volume is acceptable. If it is deemed to be too loud, you may be asked to turn it down or off completely. If your music is particularly fun and causes dancing, the dancing must follow the "Dancing" policy above.

Photography

  • When taking a picture of a cosplayer, please be conscious of traffic in the hallways. Please take the pictures off to the side so you do not block traffic.
  • Stopping to take photos of cosplayers in the vendor hall is not allowed.
  • Please be considerate and ask before taking pictures of other attendees, staff, or guests.

Signs

  • The construction and display of signs by attendees is not allowed. This includes such signs as "Free Hugs", "Will Yuri for Yaoi", or "Glomps for Cash". Attendees carrying such signage will be warned and have the sign confiscated. The event staff reserves the right to eject attendees carrying such signs, after fair warnings, from the convention and bar re-entry. The only exception to this rule is signs that are part of a costume (such as Genma Panda carrying a "What?" sign) are allowed.
  • Please do not post any signs on the walls. Convention Center and Hotel policy prohibits us from posting anything on the walls (such as posters, banners, pictures, etc.). Anything posted on the walls will be taken down and thrown away.

Staff

  • Please be courteous to all convention staff. We are all unpaid and work very hard to deliver a quality convention. If you have an issue you would like addressed, please contact a staff member and we will do our best to fairly settle the issue for you.