Rules of the Con

Badges

Badges must be displayed at all times while in the convention space. Badges much be clearly visible and in a location where security may easily identify it as one issued by this convention. Please refrain from adding your AggieCon 47 badge to your badge collection until after the con. Security reserves the right to request that you relocate your badge to a more visible location. After three requests, security reserves the right to request that you relocate your badge to their custody and remove yourself from the convention space.

Grooming

Convention attendees are requested to engage in regular grooming habits to maintain their personal hygiene and limit body odors. This includes bathing or showering at least once per day and changing into clean clothes afterwards. If you need assistance in obtaining a space in which to properly clean your body, please feel free to ask your friends if you can borrow their shower. Clean clothing is available for purchase in the dealers room. Febreeze is not considered an acceptable substitute for showering. Neither is Axe.

Cosplay

Cosplayers are reminded that this is a family friendly convention, and care should be taken to ensure that costuming is appropriate to that environment. Security reserves the right to request that you made additions to your costume in order to provide appropriate coverage. Regardless of the type or coverage of the cosplay, please remember that Cosplay is Not Consent.

GLITTER: The Brazos Valley Expo Center does not allow glitter, confetti, or any other similarly small and difficult to clean materials.  Please check your costume for fairy dust.

BODY PAINT: Please, for the love of Galadriel, seal your body paint.

Alcohol

This is an alcohol free convention. Please limit consumption of alcohol to non-convention spaces. Any incidents of underage drinking that are brought to the attention of convention staff will be reported to the appropriate authorities. The convention staff also requests that other beverages be confined as much as possible to containers which can be closed and sealed when not in use. A container which can be closed and sealed is defined as one which can be briefly turned upside down when closed and won’t spill. Please do not test your container over any location which cannot be easily cleaned.

Weapons

Open carry of real weaponry is not permitted at AggieCon 47. All weapons, including concealed firearms, must be approved by security. Persons in possession of a concealed firearms are politely requested to bring proof of registration to the security lead or a designated representative.

Any non-concealed weapons must be either clearly fake, or secured. Please do not point realistic firearms weapon at another attendee.

All bladed edges and pointed tips must be covered and the covering secured with ties. If the covering or fastening is not approved by security, covering and fastening will be provided in the form of duct tape and zip ties. Security is not responsible for any damage to improperly secured weapons caused by duct tape and zip ties. Security reserves the right to provide more complex coverings and fastenings for additional violations of this rule.

Minors

Certain areas are limited to adults over the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 may only enter these areas while in the company of a parent or guardian. Security reserves the right to request ID or other verification that the accompanying adult is, in fact, a parent or guardian. Attendees wearing badges marked as “Field Trip” are barred from Rocky Horror and the 18+ area of art show without exception. Proof of parent/guardianship includes, but is not limited to: IDs with identical last names, embarrassing pictures you were saving for their first date, funny stories of wrong answers they gave on their test last week, and stretch marks.

Harassment

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes stalking, bullying, and sexual harassment. If you feel that someone at this convention, whether an attendee, a guest, or a member of the staff has acted inappropriately, please do not hesitate to contact someone on the convention staff. If the incident is beyond the authority of the convention staff, then they will help you to contact the appropriate authorities on the matter.  For more information, please see the full Harassment Policy.

Litter

Convention Attendees are requested to please use appropriate trash receptacles as needed. While some of the convention staff are parents, they are not your parents and have no desire to clean up after you. Also, the House Elves were all given socks at AggieCon five years ago, and the dealers room has never quite been the same.

Other

The convention and security staff reserve the right to request that you cease any behavior deemed to be inappropriate, overly disruptive, or otherwise disturbing to the enjoyment of other convention attendees. Repeated requests may result in revocation of badge and removal from the convention.

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