Badges and Wristbands
Badges and Wristbands must be worn at all times. If you do not have a wristband or badge, you will not be admitted into the convention . This is included for after hour events. If you lose your wristband, please let registration know immediately so that it can be replaced. There is a replacement fee for lost wristbands.
No loitering will be allowed in the convention halls. If you do not have a convention pass and are found hanging around the convention halls, you will be asked to purchase a pass or leave.
No Alcohol in Convention Center
No Alcohol of any kind will be aloud in the vendor room, convention space, panels or event rooms. If you get a drink from the pool bar, the hotel bar, or restaurants, please do not bring them into the convention space. Underage drinking will not be tolerated and may result in ejection from the convention, as well as notification to the proper authorities.
No Signs or Panhandling / Or Yaoi Paddles, etc.
Any sign soliciting personal favors, actions, or any kind will not be permitted into the convention. The sign will be asked to be removed, taken to your car or room, or thrown away.
Signs that are apart of costumes are permitted at the convention.
Example: Pheonix Wright – “Objection” , “Overruled” signs.
Navi from Zelda “Hey”, “Listen”
No Smoking (Except in designated areas)
In accordance with the Florida Indoor Clean Air Act, there is no smoking permitted in public/function areas. Please do not smoke in nonsmoking rooms. There designated smoking areas available, please consult the hotel staff if you need assistance locating these areas.
All merchandise must be paid for. It is recommended that you keep all receipts for your purchases at all times. Security will be checking packages as they leave the vendors room to verify they match the contents.
No Sleeping in Convention Space
To keep the halls free and clear as much as possible, we ask that no one sleeps on the floor of the convention halls, panel rooms, event room, or vendor rooms. The convention and its staff reserve the right to ask you to get up and leave. The convention is being held at a hotel, and we have events 24 hours a day, but you do not have to stay up the whole time. Go to your room and nap or your vehicle if you must.
No Illegal drugs and non-prescribed narcotics
Holiday Matsuri has zero tolerance for these. Anyone caught with or using illegal drugs or non-prescribed narcotics is be ejected from the convention and the authorities will be contacted.
No tackle Glomping
This is not allowed because it is very unsafe and people can get severely hurt.
Leashes are allowed at the convention, but only the wearer can handle the leash. The only time someone other than the wearer can hold the leash is if its for a picture. After the picture has been taken, the leash must be returned to the wearer.
Convention Staff, Volunteer, Hotel Staff
There is a wide array of people helping to make sure the convention runs smooth and efficient. Please respect our volunteers, con staff and hotel staff. If they ask you to do something reasonable, please do so. Use common sense and be nice. This is a family fun event and everyone is doing their best.
Harassment and Assault
Please do not harass or assault anybody at the convention. Again use common sense and think about other feeling before you do something. There will be no tolerance for this at all, and will be ejected from the convention.
Holiday Matsuri, its staff and it affiliates are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or injury occurring during the convention. Attendees are wholly responsible for their individual actions and any repercussions that may result. Staff is on hand for assistance in any situation, and will be glad to help in anyway they can. Civil or medical emergencies will be handled by the appropriate agencies. Any lost parcels or unattended packages will be taken to our Lost and Found Department.; questions regarding lost or misplaced items will be addressed by Registration.
Public Exposure – Swim suit rule
Florida state law states that a violation of public decency law has occurred when genitals, buttocks, or breast are exposed to public view for any reason. We require that all attendees must be properly covered at all times. We stick with the swim suit rule. You must not wear any less than you would to a public pool. We are excluding thongs of any sort to be seen or exposed.
Please do not post flyers on the walls of the convention. We will have an informational table to place these at. If you are handing out flyers for a club, convention or other event, we will have a fan table available to place the flyers on.
The rating for Holiday Matsuri is G through PG-13. Even with this rating, parental advisory should be advised. Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Props and Prop weapons are welcomed at Holiday Matsuri 20112. We do have rules pertaining to weapons and a weapons check.
Please read everything thoroughly to keep everyone safe and have a fun experience.
All prop weapons must be taken to weapon check located near registration.
No Live Steel
All bladed weapons must be 100% prop. No real swords will allowed to be in the convention halls, vendor area, or hotel.
Weapons purchased from vendors must stay in their box, never removed, and immediately taken to your car or hotel room. Any live blades seen out of their box will be asked to be put back or will be immediately confiscated.
Prop weapons allowed are foil, cardboard, plastic, wooden.
No Real Guns or Live Ammunition
Real Guns and Live Ammunition are not permitted at the convention. Concealed weapons permit and federal dealers permits do not matter. Weapons are a huge liability and will not be tolerated. If you bring a firearm to the convention, you will be ejected and have your con pass taken away.
Airsoft and BB guns are an exception. The barrel must be filled, painted bright orange. If it uses a magazine, that must be taken out and the gun must be properly unloaded.
No Sharp or Pointed Edges
All props, prop weapons and costumes must no sharp or pointed edges. They must be dulled and rounded off. This is for the safety of the wielder, wearer, attendees, and everyone at the convention center.
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