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Seaquestria Fest's Code of Conduct

General Rules

  • Don’t do anything that could be a risk to the health and safety of con attendees, staff, or guests. 

  • Treat all attendees, staff, vendors, guests, etc. with professional and respectful behavior. 

  • No Harassment of any kind will be tolerated, whether physical, verbal or otherwise. No exceptions.

  • No tobacco use in or around the convention/venue/boardwalk.

  • No Consumption of Alcohol inside the convention, during panels, vending, etc. (With exception to rooms/panels that permit alcohol.)

  • No outside food allowed in the Convention area.  

  • In order to sell anything on the property or promote any event, you must be authorized to do so, or written down as a vendor. 

  • You are not allowed to: Pass out Flyers, Pass out Business cards, except in designated areas.

  • Fly or post Banners, feather flags, poles.

  • You may not announce, yell, or shout any unauthorized event or brand to the attendees

  • Violators of this rule will be promptly removed from the premises.

  • We follow the laws/rules of Ocean City Maryland, and if you break them you will be removed/banned from attendance. Please refer to https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/city-hall/ocean-city-ordinances/

  • Breaking any of these rules can get you removed/banned from the premises.

Cosplay Rules

  • Cosplay and Prop Policies:

  • No costumes/props should pose any possible threat of harm to the wearer or other con-goers.

  • Gas masks, motorcycle helmets and/or frightening rubber masks are not permitted (if you are unsure, consult the Con Security team in advance).

  • No sharp corners and edges on clothing/costumes/props.

  • Fake injuries more than 10 cm in diameter are not permitted.

  • No use of any artificial blood, similar-looking liquids, or make-up on body, clothing, accessories, and props.

  • Zombies are generally not permitted to be cosplayed.

  • Costumes depicting or inspired by military uniforms and combat suits from after 1900 are not permitted.

  • We kindly ask all cosplayers to refrain from wearing/promoting/advertising religious and/or political signs or memorabilia of any kind. 

  • Costumes, regardless of gender, should not be too revealing.  Chest, genital area, and buttocks must be sufficiently covered by clothing.

  • Maximum dimensions for extravagant costumes:

  • Skirts/Dresses: max. 2 m diameter

  • Trains and tail: max. 1 m long from feet

  • Fixed wings: max. 1 m width per wing, i.e. 2 m total wingspan. Extendable wings should only be opened for photos when space permits.

  • Max. Costume height incl. wings and crowns: 2.5 m

  • Spikes on bracelets and/or chokers may not be longer than 5 cm and must be rounded.

  • Metal armor must be firmly affixed to the body, loose parts must be presented to the cosplay check.

  • Please dress, style and apply make-up at home or in your hotel rooms if possible, changing rooms are limited. You will be held liable for any loss or damage caused by contaminated sanitary facilities.

  • Make-up and “dirt“ associated with a costume are not permitted to rub off.

  • Items made from all types of metal (when metal is the predominant component) must be submitted with a photo and description and pre-approved by the Con Security organizers who will then make a final decision based on each request.

  • Keep it PG-13: All attire must cover any area normally covered by a swimsuit. Cosplay and props must all be kept family-friendly, as children may be present.

  • Safety of props: Absolutely no Costumes or props that pose a danger to their wearers or other con-goers will be permitted. Props and accessories such as stilts, skateboards, rollerblades, pressurized vessels, heating elements that may cause fires, or chemicals that may be caustic are not allowed.

  • Metal props: Any prop, whether on or off the costume, that is made of a material that has a hardness sufficient enough to use used as a blunt weapon, is strictly prohibited. Props that have the appearance of metal but are made of a soft material (e.g. EVA foam) is acceptable.

  • Size of prop: Any prop that exceeds 6 feet in length on it’s longest size is prohibited at the event unless deemed safe and acceptable by Con Security. Please use the form below to send detailed photos to our team who will determine if it is allowed on the premise.

  • Bludgeoning objects: Any prop that can be used as a bludgeoning weapon (bat, golf clubs, etc.) are strictly prohibited from the premises unless prior authorization has been made with the Con Security staff. Any display of such an object in a threatening manner will result in your immediate removal from the premises.

  • We will ask any attendee who has a prop that is unacceptable to leave the device in their vehicle.

  • Music: Costumes and props that have amplified audio must-have volume control and should be kept at a volume where the music is not heard past 20 feet. Owners of portable speakers and/or amplified audio must turn the volume down when asked by event security.

  • Projectile weapons: All projectile weapons, including nerf guns, bows, slings, crossbows, airsoft guns, must be disabled and unloaded. All bows or string-type projectile weapons must be unstrung or strung with an unusable material such as twine. No bolts, arrows, or missiles can be carried unless they are fake, not fire-able, and not sharp or dangerous.

  • All props that conform to these rules will be checked, disabled, and peace-bonded by the Con Security staff.

  • Airsoft and Gun-like props: Under California law, all props that can be considered an imitation firearm, that has colorization that is similar to a real firearm in color, size, and shape are prohibited from the event. Gun-like props that have been modified with appropriate fluorescent marking may be acceptable pending review from Con Security. No ammunition of any kind may be carried, this includes inert, BB, pellets, or any other projectile that can be fired by chemical propellant, pneumatic, or hydraulic methods.

  • Firearms: Any firearm, disabled or unloaded, is strictly prohibited in all event spaces. If you are an off-duty law enforcement officer carrying a sidearm through the event space, please contact the on-site Con Security team so that we can inform the team of your presence.

  • Plexiglas (due to its sharpness, particularly for the imitation of cutting and stabbing weapons) are not allowed.

  • Wood with a thickness greater than 3 cm (e.g. baseball bat) is not allowed.

  • Weapons which exceed the permissible dimensions in total length (see III. and V.) are prohibited, even if they can be dismantled into individual parts.

  • Softair, paintball or Gotcha weapons, regardless of functionality are not permitted.

  • Gas and stun guns are not allowed.

  • Real ammunition

  • Slashing and stabbing weapons regardless if they have a sharp or blunt blade

  • Genuine and decorative swords

  • Tanto and decorative saber knives

  • Wagons, bobby cars, inline skates, scooters, skateboards, and scooters

  • Any person carrying a weapon as defined by the Weapons Act will be denied access to the venue.

  • No horseplay/ risky activities:

  • Play-fights are only allowed on stage during cosplay competitions and performances.

  • All extendible cosplay costumes, props, and questionable cases must be presented to a Cosplay Check, if deemed necessary by event and security staff, before entering the event.

  • Any decision made by the security personnel at the Cosplay Check is final and cannot be contested.

  • All visitors carry their props at their own risk and are liable for any damages caused by doing so. The con and venue and all associated staff can not be held liable for lost, damaged or stolen property.